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Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu was full participant in practice despite lingering injury

Tyrann Mathieu, Chiefs

Tyrann Mathieu became an important part of the Kansas City Chiefs secondary the moment he was acquired in the offseason.

An injury he sustained in a preseason outing against the Pittsburgh Steelers put his availability in the season opener in doubt.

However, it seems like there’s no stopping the safety from starting against the Jacksonville Jaguars. James Palmer reported an update about the LSU product that paints an encouraging picture to Chiefs fans everywhere.

The fact that he and a couple of injured players have fully participated in the team practice is bound to provide a great boost to a team that finished at the top of the AFC West last season.

The one-time Pro Bowler and First-Team All-Pro member was a strong member of the Texans during the 2018 campaign. He had two interceptions, eight pass deflections, one fumble recovery, 89 tackles, and four QB hits.

He was acquired by the Chiefs to replace Eric Berry. Given the quality of his performances, it’s easy to see why the team is expecting a lot out of Mathieu.

With Mathieu likely to make the start, the Jaguars will have difficulty completing deep passes. It’s not hard to expect a deep playoff run from the Chiefs if Mathieu and the secondary remains consistently good.