The Kansas City Chiefs have been without one of their better defenders for all of the offseason, and that includes training camp.
Rashad Fenton has been rehabbing his shoulder for most of the summer. On Tuesday, he made his first appearance at camp. However, he wasn’t the first guy to start camp late. Per Arrowhead Pride’s Pete Sweeney, Fenton, Dunlap, Brown Jr., and a few others started camp on a ramp-up period. Like the others, Fenton will be at the team’s level in no time.
Some Chiefs defensive backs notes: Rashad Fenton, in his return, did individual and one-on-ones. No team yet. Similar ramp up to Brown, Dunlap expected. Also — seeing Nazeeh Johnson now mix at first team CB opposite Trent McDuffie.— Pete Sweeney (@pgsween) August 9, 2022
Fenton had a very solid year in 2021. Per Pro Football Focus, he finished with an overall grade of 82.0, a run defense grade of 79.2, a 90.4 tackling grade, and an 81.1 coverage grade. Those were all career-highs, across the board, and, Fenton’s 81.1 coverage grade was sixth-best among all corners with at least 381 coverage snaps.
He was also just one of four players, out of 83 qualifiers, to not allow a touchdown.
You can expect him to start opposite of L’Jarius Sneed this season. With him, Sneed, McDuffie, Reid, and Thornhill, the Chiefs can have one of the most underrated defensive back units in the league. Fenton is a leader in that group. His return will only provide a boost to the defense during camp and the regular season.
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