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Chiefs LB Willie Gay Jr. ‘close’ to returning from injured reserve

Willie Gay Jr.
Posted at 1:10 PM, Oct 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-04 14:10:17-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Chiefs injured linebacker Willie Gay Jr. is close to making his 2021 debut.

Speaking with reporters Monday after his team’s 42-30 win over the Philadelphia Eagles, Andy Reid said the second-year backer is close to returning from a preseason toe injury.

“He was kind of getting there last week,” Reid said. “ He's starting to feel a little bit better for sure.”

Kansas City’s defense has struggled in Gay’s absence, allowing 33.5 points per game en route to a 2-2 start.

Kansas City’s defense faces a strong test against AFC contender Buffalo in primetime, Sunday Oct, 10. on KSHB 41.