One of the longer ironman streaks may be coming to an end this week. Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu may not play this week, which would be his first missed contest since joining the squad in 2019. He's been healthy and active all the way back since 2016, which probably speaks to his discomfort if he might miss the next tilt vs. the Miami Dolphins.
Mathieu, who was added to the injury report earlier Friday, was a limited participant in practice due to a hip injury. When asked about the status of a number of players on the injury report Chiefs coach Andy Reid noted that wide receiver Tyreek Hill will play on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, but he did not mention Mathieu at all.
This is making some think that he will not be playing this week, which would end his impressive streak. He is currently listed as questionable for Sunday's game, but his status could change tomorrow when the team leaves for Miami.
If Mathieu is ruled out of Sunday's game Willie Gay is expected to be the one to replace him at the Chiefs' strong safety position.
Mathieu is in his second season in Kansas City after starting his career in Arizona with the Cardinals, followed by a one year stint in Houston with the Texans. He won the Super Bowl last season with Kansas City. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2015 while with the Cardinals and has been a First-Team All-Pro twice, in 2015 and last season. Mathieu has been one of the best safeties in the NFL since being drafted in the 3rd round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Cardinals.