[Kansas City.com] Linebacker Keyaron Fox and cornerback Julian Battle returned to the field Friday after suffering major injuries in 2005. Fox injured his knee last September in Oakland, and Battle ruptured his Achilles’ tendon in minicamp last summer.
Both were expected to play big roles on the defense last fall. Fox was the Chiefs’ top backup at outside linebacker, and Battle was supposed to compete for Eric Warfield’s starting job.
Depending on what happens in the Ty Law sweepstakes, Battle could be one of the top candidates to replace Warfield.
“This is going to be a big year for Julian, for his career,” Edwards said. “I think he’s a guy that wants to grab a hold of it and try to make something out of his career instead of being a guy that has a lot of talent.”