Chiefs activate Daniel Sorensen, waive Nate Orchard

Daniel Sorensen’s season-long absence has finally come to an end.

On Tuesday, the Chiefs announced they have activated the veteran safety from injured reserve. The team waived linebacker Nate Orchard in a corresponding move. 

He’s baaaaaaaack!

Sorensen, who tore the lateral meniscus and suffered damage to the MCL in his left knee when he was hurt during training camp, could play as early as Sunday’s game against the Cardinals.

The 28-year-old started 14 games for the Chiefs last season, recording 89 tackles, 1.5 sacks and an interception.

Kansas City is still without its other starting safety, as Eric Berry remains sidelined with soreness in his heel. He hasn’t played or practiced since Aug. 11, though the Chiefs should still get a sizable boost from Sorensen.

The Chiefs (8-1) are slated to host the Cardinals (2-6) at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday.

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