Sorensen re-signed with the Chiefs on a one-year, $2.4 million contract Thursday, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.
Sorensen, who's suited up with the team for the past seven seasons, will return to Kansas City after compiling a career high in tackles (91) during the 2020 campaign. Additionally, the 31-year-old posted five pass breakups, two forced fumbles and three interceptions in his 15 games last season. Sorensen will return to his prominent role in the Chiefs' secondary in 2021.
Sorensen racked up 91 tackles (68 solo) over 15 regular-season games and added a trio of interceptions during the 2020 campaign.
Not only did Sorenson lead the team in tackles by a wide margin, but he also had a nose for the football in 2020, notching two forced fumbles to go along with his three interceptions despite starting just 11 of the 15 games he appeared in. Sorensen's contract expires this offseason, so there is no guarantee he will be in a Chiefs uniform come 2021.
Sorensen had seven tackles (four solo) during Sunday's 33-27 win over the Chiefs.
The 30-year-old played every defensive snap for the fifth straight contest as he continues to play a significant role in the secondary. Sorensen has 80 tackles (59 solo), three interceptions, two forced fumbles and one touchdown this season.
Sorensen recorded 10 tackles (eight solo) and a forced fumble in Sunday's 33-31 win over the Panthers.
Sorensen has now produced 57 tackles through nine games, the same total he collected through 16 games last season. He's an every-down player in Kansas City now, and he's added two pass breakups and two interceptions, including a pick-six. The 30-year-old will enjoy a Week 10 bye before traveling to Las Vegas for an important AFC West showdown.
Sorensen registered nine tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's 35-9 victory over the Jets.
Sorensen seemed to be all over the field in this one, tallying nine tackles for the second consecutive week. Through eight games this season, he's recorded 47 tackles (37 solo), two passes defensed, two interceptions and a forced fumble.
Sorensen finished with nine tackles (seven solo) and an interception, which he returned for a touchdown in Sunday's 43-16 victory over the Broncos.
Sorensen set the tone early in this one, picking off Drew Lock and taking it to the house in the second quarter. He also collected a season-high nine tackles in the contest. Sorensen heads into Week 8 against the Jets with 38 tackles and two interceptions on the year.
Sorensen had five tackles (two solo) and one interception during Monday's 26-17 win over the Bills.
The 30-year-old played 100 percent of defensive snaps for the first time this season and secured his first interception of the year of Josh Allen to deal the win for Kansas City. Sorensen is playing a significant role in the secondary for the Chiefs, but he's not much of an IDP option with 29 total tackles through six games.
Sorensen finished the 2019 regular season with 57 tackles (44 solo) and two interceptions over 16 games.
Sorense held a starting job the previous two seasons, but he saw his playing time drop off in 2019 with the Chiefs adding Tyrann Mathieu in free agency and investing a second-round pick into Juan Thornhill. The rookie secured the starting job in training camp, leaving Sorensen to handle a role as a third safety. Thornhill suffered a torn ACL late in the season that allowed Sorensen to recapture a starting gig in the playoffs, so the 29-year-old could open the 2020 campaign atop the depth chart if Thornhill hasn't fully recovered from surgery by Week 1.
Sorensen racked up eight tackles and his first interception of the 2019 season Monday versus the Chargers.
Although he's not officially a starter at safety, Sorensen played the third-most defensive snaps Monday behind just Juan Thornhill and Tyrann Mathieu, the other two safeties. Sorensen's snap count has seen a significant rise over the last two weeks and has corresponded with a major jump in his tackle totals. He could move into borderline IDP status should he retain a large share of snaps out of the bye week.
Sorensen appears primed to play a reserve role versus the Jaguars on Sunday, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
Sorensen warmed up with the second-team defense ahead of Sunday's tilt. Rookie second-round pick Juan Thornhill appears to have earned the starting gig, relegating Sorensen to a rotational or depth role.
Sorensen is expected to start at strong safety in Sunday's game versus the Ravens, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
Sorensen will be in his fourth game back since returning from a leg injury. He's been eased into action up until now, as he took starter snaps instead of Eric Murray during warmups. Nevertheless, both Sorensen and Murray will likely lose playing time once Eric Berry (heel) is healthy again.
Sorenson (knee) is active for Sunday's game versus the Cardinals, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.
This will be Sorenson's season debut, as he was activated from injured reserve earlier this week. Sorenson racked up 89 tackles, 1.5 sacks and six pass breakups last year, and he may be used immediately since Eric Berry (heel) remains out.
The Chiefs activated Sorensen (knee) from injured reserve Tuesday.
Sorensen suffered a tibial plateau fracture in addition to an MCL injury and lateral meniscus tear during training camp and was subsequently placed on IR in early September. The 28-year-old will be eligible to play Sunday against the Cardinals, though it remains to be seen if he'll be active. If he does manage to suit up, he could take over starting duties from safeties Eric Murray or Ron Parker until Eric Berry (heel) returns from injury.
Coach Andy Reid indicated Sorensen (knee) probably isn't ready to return Sunday against the Browns, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.
Sorensen returned to practice and was designated to return from injured reserve last week, meaning he still has one more week to be activated. If he isn't, the 28-year-old must remain on IR the rest of the season. A Nov. 11 contest against the Cardinals serves as the next opportunity for Sorensen to return to action.
Sorensen (knee) will take part in practice Wednesday after the Chiefs designated him to return from injured reserve.
The Chiefs will have 21 days to evaluate whether Sorensen will be healthy enough to play at any point in 2018, but his presence at practice Wednesday is a good start. He's first eligible to make his debut Nov. 4 against the Browns and should provide some relief to the Kansas City secondary when activated.
Sorensen (knee) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
Sorensen suffered a tibial plateau fracture as well as an MCL injury and lateral meniscus tear in his knee during training camp, but there's still a chance the safety could return to action by midseason.
Sorensen (knee) will be reevaluated in six weeks, Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star reports.
The Chiefs do not have a concrete timetable for Sorensen, which means there is a good possibility that he could be out for even longer than the six weeks he has in front of him. The safety has already been ruled out for the start of the regular season, and it looks like his next evaluation won't come until Week 4.
Sorensen (knee) will undergo knee surgery and miss the first part of the regular season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Sorensen's recovery was expected to take a good chunk of preseason, but ruling out regular-season games over a month before kickoff is troubling. The 28-year-old safety accrued 89 tackles, 1.5 sacks and six pass breakups in 15 games last season. His injury will spark a battle between Eric Murray and Leon McQuay III for the Week 1 starting free safety position.
Sorensen is dealing with a leg injury rather than a knee issue, Herbie Teope of NFL.com reports.
After an evaluation Tuesday, an ACL tear was ruled out, signifying the import of the injury. There's a chance that Sorensen's recovery will extend into the regular season, when he'll be looking to continue last season's breakout, 89-tackle campaign from 2017.
Sorensen did not practice Tuesday due to a knee injury, Nate Taylor of The Athletic Kansas City reports.
It's unclear exactly when Sorensen suffered the knee injury, and given that he is still being evaluated, the severity may not be uncovered until Wednesday's practice session. For now, Sorensen should be considered day-to-day until the team has an update on his recovery timetable.
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|Sun 09/20||@ LAC||W 23-20||4||0||4||0||0||0||0||0|
|Mon 09/28||@ BAL||W 34-20||4||1||5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Mon 10/05||vs NE||W 26-10||5||1||6||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/11||vs LV||L 32-40||5||2||7||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/25||@ DEN||W 43-16||7||2||9||0||1||1||0||0|
|Sun 11/01||vs NYJ||W 35-9||8||1||9||0||0||0||1||0|
|Sun 11/08||vs CAR||W 33-31||8||2||10||0||0||0||1||0|
|Sun 11/22||@ LV||W 35-31||3||1||4||0||1||1||0||0|
|Sun 11/29||@ TB||W 27-24||4||3||7||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/06||vs DEN||W 22-16||3||2||5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/13||@ MIA||W 33-27||4||3||7||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/20||@ NO||W 32-29||2||2||4||0||0||2||0||0|
|Sun 12/27||vs ATL||W 17-14||7||0||7||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 01/17||vs CLE||W 22-17||4||2||6||0||0||0||1||0|
|Sun 01/24||vs BUF||W 38-24||5||1||6||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 02/07||@ TB||L 9-31||3||3||6||0||0||0||0||0|
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