Chiefs coach Andy Reid on S Tyrann Mathieu: ‘He’ll be back’ vs. Baltimore

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Posted at 12:35 PM, Sep 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-13 15:59:26-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu will return to practice and is expected to play Sunday at the Baltimore Ravens.

“He'll be, as I'm sitting here right now, and I haven’t met yet with the medical staff, but he'll be back,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said during his Monday news conference.

Mathieu was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Sept. 1. He came off it Saturday and warmed up before the season opener against the Cleveland Browns.

Ultimately, Reid decided to keep Mathieu, who officially remained questionable for the game, inactive.

“That was a decision I had to make and that was more off the conditioning part and just not putting him in a bad position,” Reid said.

Mathieu was one of three starters — along with linebacker Willie Gay Jr. (toe), who is on injured reserve, and defensive end Frank Clark (hamstring) — who missed Sunday’s 33-29 comeback win.

Clark's status remains less certain.

"I think he’s right on the edge of being right," Reid said. "He pushed himself this week and I just didn’t feel like it was quite all the way back with him. So, rather than take steps back with him — you’re right, we’ve been working with this trying to make sure he gets it right . It’s not lack of effort or want to play or any of that stuff."