Chiefs safety Justin Reid hits a PAT attempt in Kansas City’s preseason opener

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Kansas City Chiefs Coach Andy Reid allowed his team for a little fun in KC’s opening preseason game on Saturday.

Towards the end of the second trimester of The Kansas City Game against the Chicago Bears, Reid took out safety Justin Reid to go for an extra run after the Chiefs scored their second touchdown of the half.

The Kansas City Chiefs protect Justin Reid during training camp Aug. 28.  7, 2022, at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo.

The Kansas City Chiefs protect Justin Reid during training camp Aug. 28. 7, 2022, at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo.
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Reid, who signed with Kansas City in the offseason after four years with the Houston Texanstook advantage of his opportunity.

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Andy Reid’s decision to insert his safety into the game for a PAT didn’t come completely out of the blue. Justin Reid kicked off three times during the 2021 preseason while with the Texans and had a 65-yard attempt in practice this week.

Reid was seen practicing shorter attempts leading to the game against the Bears and he was told that he might have the opportunity to try a PAT in the game.

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Kansas City Chiefs safety Justin Reid (20) during OTA off-season workouts June 2, 2022, at the Kansas City Chiefs training facility in Kansas City, Mo.

Kansas City Chiefs safety Justin Reid (20) during OTA off-season workouts June 2, 2022, at the Kansas City Chiefs training facility in Kansas City, Mo.
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“They let me know we had pre-game kicks before the game started,” Reid said in a sideline interview, according to The Kansas City Star. “They said if you look good there, then throughout the game, at some point, they’ll let me try my luck. So the opportunity came, and I took it. to the max.”

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Fans hold footballs for safety as Justin Reid (20) will sign after training camp on August 28.  7, 2022, at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo.

Fans hold footballs for safety as Justin Reid (20) will sign after training camp on August 28. 7, 2022, at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo.
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Kansas City regular kicker Harrison Butker is certainly not at risk of losing his job. Butker was 7 of 9 from 50+ yards in 2021, but the Chiefs may have found their new emergency kicker in Reid.

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“We have a great guy who is going to leave his mark and his legacy on his franchise for years to come in Harrison. So I know there’s a lot of talk, regardless, about Kicker 1. Harrison is obviously Kicker 1, guys. Put that to bed right now”, Reid joked Thursdayaccording to The Kansas City Star, “But if he ever wants to play, wants to take a break, I’ll support him.”