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Chiefs still without 3 defensive starters for preseason game

August 24, 2018 - 4:42 am

The Chiefs will remain without three defensive starters, including star safety Eric Berry, when they visit the Chicago Bears for their third preseason game this weekend.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Thursday that Berry was still dealing with a heel injury that has kept him out of practice the past few weeks. Berry returned during the summer from a torn Achilles tendon only to have the heel injury crop up early in training camp.

Defensive end Allen Bailey is out with a knee injury and cornerback Steven Nelson with a concussion.

Reid was optimistic that middle linebackers Anthony Hitchens and Reggie Ragland would be on the field for the first time together. Both have dealt with nagging injuries throughout camp.

The Chiefs visit the Bears on Saturday before facing the Packers in their preseason finale.

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