WR Xavier Worthy, LG Joe Thuney still sidelined

The Kansas City Chiefs kicked off mandatory minicamp on Tuesday, but their camp started short-handed as several members of the team remained sidelined due to previous injuries, most notably KC’s first-round draft pick and starting left guard.

Rookie wide receiver Xavier Worthy and left guard Joe Thuney did not participate in Tuesday’s practice, according to Nate Taylor of The Athletics. Taylor noted that Worthy “spent a lot of the field work next to (offensive coordinator) Matt Nagy,” while Pete Sweeney of 610 Sports radio tweeted that Thuney was not present.

Worthy suffered a hamstring injury in May that hampered his offseason activities. Thuney suffered a pectoral injury in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs, causing him to miss the Chiefs’ victories in the AFC Championship Game and Super Bowl LVIII.

On the defensive side of the ball, Taylor reported that defensive linemen Charles Omenihu and Derrick Nnadi attended but did not practice due to injuries suffered last season, and that defensive end B.J. Thompson was not present after suffering a medical emergency at team facilities last week and released from hospital on Monday evening.

Sweeney also noted that Harrison Butker was not present while linebacker Leo Chenal, running back Isiah Pacheco and cornerback Jaylen Watson were “present but limited.” Sweeney also tweeted that wide receiver Kadarius Toney attended practice for the first time this season.

In addition to the news of KC’s selection, the Chiefs have four defensive linemen at minicamp “on a tryout basis,” according to Matt Derrick of Chiefs consumes: Rashard Lawrence (LSU), Jackson Cravens (BYU), Alex Gubner (Montana) and Brevin Allen (Campbell).

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