Sorensen made six tackles (four solo) and notched a half sack Sunday against the Texans.
The fourth-year cornerback now has 24 tackles (20 solo) and two pass breakups on the season. With an average of over 60 defensive snaps per game, Sorensen is on track for his best season yet.
Sorensen has been warming up with the starting defense ahead of Sunday's Week 2 matchup against the Eagles, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports.
Sorensen was seen as a candidate to start at safety for Kansas City after Eric Berry (achilles) saw his season end after one game. Warmups indicate that Sorensen will get the starting nod in Week 2, though it's unclear if he'll hold that spot in the coming weeks.
Sorensen is a candidate to fill the starting strong safety spot following Eric Berry's season-ending Achilles injury, Blair Kerkhoff and Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star report.
Sorensen saw the third-most snaps among safeties during Thursday's opener, playing some even when Berry was on the field. Second-year safety Eric Murray also saw some action on the back end following Berry's departure and appears to be another potential candidate, though the Chiefs brass may look outside the organization for reinforcements as well.
Sorensen signed a four-year, $16 million extension that includes nearly $8 million guaranteed, NFL.com's Mike Garafolo reports.
A 2014 UDFA, the 27-year-old Sorensen has only started one game in three NFL seasons, but he's a core special teamer who took advantage of an expanded defensive role to record a career-best 63 tackles in 2016 -- also notching three interceptions, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. He'll likely continue to serve as the third safety behind starters Eric Berry and Ron Parker, getting most of his playing time in passing situations.
|9||11/5/17||@ DAL||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/19/17||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||9||7||6.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||16||23||20.0||3||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||16||63||55.0||8||1||3||48||16.0||48||1||6|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||7||41||30.0||11||0.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||3|
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|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||9||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||2||0||3||56||3||0|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||7||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|