June 13, 2024

Chiefs Missed Hali in Loss to Atlanta


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Chiefs’ only scheduled game without Tamba Hali certainly didn’t go well. Their leading pass rusher was suspended for the season opener, a 40-24 loss to Atlanta on Sunday, for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. He was joined on the sidelines by cornerback Brandon Flowers, defensive tackle Anthony Toribio and safety Kendrick Lewis, all due to injuries. Hali was back at the Chiefs’ practice facility Monday, but it’s unclear whether any of the other ailing players will be ready for next Sunday’s game at Buffalo. Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said Flowers is the most likely to participate when practice resumes Wednesday. The other two starters could miss yet another week.

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