Chiefs cancel practice Thursday after player goes into cardiac arrest

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs canceled practice on Thursday following a medical emergency involving defensive end B.J. Thompson.

Thompson, a second-year defensive end for the Chiefs, was taken to the hospital after suffering a seizure and going into cardiac arrest.

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The Chiefs planned to wrap up their voluntary offseason workouts on Thursday, but a team spokesman said the practice would be pushed to Friday. That is when Chiefs coach Andy Reid and other players will speak to reporters.

The 27-year-old Thompson was a fifth-round pick of the Chiefs out of Stephen F. Austin in last year’s draft. The only game Thompson appeared in was their regular-season finale against the Los Angeles Chargers, when Kansas City already had clinched its playoff spot and the game’s outcome was meaningless. Thompson had two tackles in that game.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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