Days before the Super Bowl, the Chiefs have received some positive injury news.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, cornerback L’Jarius Sneed was limited in practice with a knee injury, but should be OK to play in Sunday’s game.
Sneed suffered a concussion early in the AFC Championship game against the Bengals, forcing the Chiefs to rely on a very young secondary against Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins.
Kansas City was able to weather that storm and advance to the Super Bowl, but facing the Eagles without Sneed would have been a difficult challenge. Fortunately for the Chiefs, Sneed passed concussion protocol this week and all signs point to his availability for the Super Bowl.
The third-year corner has been a staple of the Chiefs’ secondary since the team drafted him in the 4th round in 2020. Sneed was named to the All-Rookie team after an impressive first campaign in which he picked off 3 passes.
Sneed’s versatility as a defender has been important for the Chiefs this season. In addition to 3 interceptions, the corner also had 108 combined tackles and 3.5 sacks in the regular season.
The Chiefs have a chance to cement themselves as the definitive team of the era on Sunday, and L’Jarius Sneed could play a big part in accomplishing that goal.