Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Tuesday that Jah Reid will get the majority of reps at right tackle in practice ahead of Eric Fisher.
“Jah will take the majority of reps with the ones,” said Andy Reid, who added that Fisher will also practice Tuesday. “So we’ll see how he does here.”
Andy Reid said Fisher, who played six special-teams snaps as a protector on the field-goal unit and one offensive snap in the Chiefs’ 27-20 win Sunday at Houston, is still dealing with the lingering effects of the high ankle sprain and is not sure he will start in the Chiefs’ Thursday night home opener against the Denver Broncos.
“I’m not sure it’s all the way back, though, where we need it to be,” Andy Reid said.
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Jah Reid was signed as a free agent on Sept. 6 and started in Fisher’s place Sunday, facing Houston star J.J. Watt head-to-head.
Reid says his teammates were very supportive throughout the process.
“They kept it light,” he said with a laugh. “They were joking with me about being here four days and having to go against Watt. They were all great.”
Reid says center Mitch Morse, right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and assistant coach Eugene Chung helped speed up the learning process.
This was crucial against Watt, who finished with nine tackles and two sacks but didn’t necessarily make any timely, game-changing plays. Andy Reid was also complimentary of Jah Reid’s performance.
“Larry watched extra film with me, Mitch talked to me about everything,” Jah Reid said. “I came in early and met with Eugene Chung. So everybody was very supportive — I couldn’t ask for a better situation to come in and have to play really quick. It really lined up pretty well.”