The Chiefs’ defense took a significant blow on Wednesday afternoon as the team
announced that Willie Gay Jr (COVID-19) and L’Jarius Sneed (personal) are ruled
out for Thursday night’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers. Gay missed
time earlier this season with a turf toe injury while Sneed missed last Sunday’s
game for the death of his brother.
Gay, 23, has started in eight of the nine games he’s played in this season —
totaling 38 combined tackles and two interceptions.
Sneed, 24, has appeared in 12 games this season — tallying 62 tackles, six
tackles for loss, six pass deflections and two interceptions.
Chris Jones and Josh Gordon, who were placed in COVID protocol earlier in the
week, have yet to be ruled out.
Without Gay and Sneed on the field, expect Nick Bolton and Anthony Hitchens to
get the majority of the snaps at linebacker. In the secondary, Mike Hughes and
DeAndre Baker should be the next two up on the back end.
– Jack Johnson, Sports Radio 810