Steve Spagnuolo explained Mike Pennel absence and Reggie Ragland usage vs. Titans

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Steve Spagnuolo explained Mike Pennel absence and Reggie Ragland usage vs. Titans
Steve Spagnuolo explained Mike Pennel absence and Reggie Ragland usage vs. Titans

Against the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings, newly-acquired defensive tackle Mike Pennel appeared to be a big plus on the interior of the Kansas City Chiefs defensive line, helping the team limit the effectiveness of running backs Aaron Jones and Dalvin Cook in successive games. But against the run-heavy Tennessee Titans featuring running back Derrick Henry, the Chiefs decided to make Pennel inactive. Other players who had appeared to be effective in stopping the run in the previous two weeks — like linebackers Reggie Ragland and Damien Wilson — were active for the Titans game but saw fewer defensive snaps. And the Titans ended up grinding out 225 rushing yards — the most the Chiefs defense

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