Parker has been inconsistent so far this season, as he has recorded 19 of his 25 tackles in just two games. The veteran free safety also has failed to record a turnover or sack. He was one of two defenders to play all 64 snaps in Week 5, so he figures to have plenty of opportunities to accumulate more statistics going forward.
Parker's ankle injury kept him limited Thursday and Friday, but he was able to log a full practice Wednesday and will be available to start at free safety Sunday. If Parker were to suffer a setback, Eric Murray likely would be in line for an elevated role.
Parker (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles.
The long layoff following the Chiefs Thursday night game Week 1 provided Parker some additional time to get healthy, but he was limited in practice Thursday and Friday after participating fully on Wednesday. Parker's status for Sunday remains up in the air, and the Chiefs can ill afford to be without another veteran safety with Eric Berry (achilles) out for the season.
Parker led the defense in tackles with 11 (10 solo) during the regular-season opener Thursday against the Patriots.
With Eric Berry (Achilles) done for the season, Parker will likely assume the leader role in the Chiefs' secondary moving forward. Although he hasn't topped 80 tackles in the last two seasons, the 30-year-old racked up 94 in 2014 and got off to a good start in the department Thursday.
Parker was listed as questionable but did practice fully Wednesday, so this isn't a complete surprise. Even with the veteran safety set to play, the Chiefs defense is likely to have their hands full defending Tom Brady and the Patriots on Thursday night.
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|17||12/31/17||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||16||17||17.0||0||1||2||29||14.5||15||0||3|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||16||94||84.0||10||1||1||10||10.0||10||0||12|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||16||78||67.0||11||5||3||5||1.7||5||0||12|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||16||61||52.0||9||0||1||1||1.0||1||0||12|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||10||50||43.0||7||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||1||1||2||22||3||0|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||10||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|