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Chiefs Safety Justin Reid Kicks Extra Point in Preseason Game

Chiefs safety Justin Reid has shown that he can make dynamic plays on defense. However, Kansas City’s newly acquired safety also is showing that he can help his team in other ways.

Following a Chiefs’ touchdown in the second quarter of their preseason game against the Bears, Reid entered the field for an extra point. The safety converted the extra point with ease, giving Kansas City a 14-0 lead against Chicago shortly before halftime.

Reid converting the extra point does not come as a huge surprise. Nor is his knack for serving as a place-kicker a secret. At the end of practice during training camp on Sunday, Reid posted a video of him converting a 65-yard field goal, which generated reactions from his teammates.

The fifth-year safety previously stepped in for kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn during a 2021 preseason game with the Texans due to Fairbairn being injured during pregame warmups.

In March, Reid signed a three-year, $31.5 million deal with Kansas City. In his first four seasons in Houston, Reid recorded 290 tackles, 21 passes defensed and seven interceptions in 57 games.

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While Kansas City ultimately signed Reid to be a dynamic player in the secondary, it is good to know head coach Andy Reid could have a dependable kicker on standby in the event something happens to Harrison Butker. 

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