The Chiefs placed right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and safety Armani Watts on injured reserve Tuesday and signed outside linebacker Frank Zombo to provide depth at that depleted position.

Duvernay-Tardif broke a bone in his left leg with a few minutes left in Sunday’s 30-14 victory over Jacksonville. Watts had his promising rookie season cut short after hurting his groin in the game.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Monday that he doesn’t think Duvernay-Tardif’s injury would end his season. They already expect safety Daniel Sorensen to return after landing on IR in training camp, and teams are allowed to designate two players to return.

FILE – In this Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 file photo,Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (76) is helped off the field during the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs placed right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and safety Armani Watts on injured reserve Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 and signed outside linebacker Frank Zombo to provide depth at that depleted position.(AP Photo/Ed Zurga, File)

Zombo had spent the past five seasons with the Chiefs before getting cut in training camp. But with outside linebacker Justin Houston dealing with a hamstring injury, Dee Ford hobbled by his groin and Tanoh Kpassagnon dealing with a bothersome ankle, it became prudent to add some depth.

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Source: The Associated Press

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