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49 Daniel Sorensen SAF

Kansas City Chiefs

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February 20, 2020 10:32 AM
Chiefs' Daniel Sorensen: Fills smaller role in 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sorensen finished the 2019 regular season with 57 tackles (44 solo) and two interceptions over 16 games.

Sorense held a starting job the previous two seasons, but he saw his playing time drop off in 2019 with the Chiefs adding Tyrann Mathieu in free agency and investing a second-round pick into Juan Thornhill. The rookie secured the starting job in training camp, leaving Sorensen to handle a role as a third safety. Thornhill suffered a torn ACL late in the season that allowed Sorensen to recapture a starting gig in the playoffs, so the 29-year-old could open the 2020 campaign atop the depth chart if Thornhill hasn't fully recovered from surgery by Week 1.

November 19, 2019 11:16 AM
Chiefs' Daniel Sorensen: Big Week 11 showing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sorensen racked up eight tackles and his first interception of the 2019 season Monday versus the Chargers.

Although he's not officially a starter at safety, Sorensen played the third-most defensive snaps Monday behind just Juan Thornhill and Tyrann Mathieu, the other two safeties. Sorensen's snap count has seen a significant rise over the last two weeks and has corresponded with a major jump in his tackle totals. He could move into borderline IDP status should he retain a large share of snaps out of the bye week.

September 8, 2019 12:48 PM
Chiefs' Daniel Sorensen: Not starting Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sorensen appears primed to play a reserve role versus the Jaguars on Sunday, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

Sorensen warmed up with the second-team defense ahead of Sunday's tilt. Rookie second-round pick Juan Thornhill appears to have earned the starting gig, relegating Sorensen to a rotational or depth role.

December 9, 2018 12:36 PM
Chiefs' Daniel Sorensen: Likely to start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sorensen is expected to start at strong safety in Sunday's game versus the Ravens, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

Sorensen will be in his fourth game back since returning from a leg injury. He's been eased into action up until now, as he took starter snaps instead of Eric Murray during warmups. Nevertheless, both Sorensen and Murray will likely lose playing time once Eric Berry (heel) is healthy again.

November 11, 2018 12:00 PM
Chiefs' Daniel Sorensen: Active for Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sorenson (knee) is active for Sunday's game versus the Cardinals, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

This will be Sorenson's season debut, as he was activated from injured reserve earlier this week. Sorenson racked up 89 tackles, 1.5 sacks and six pass breakups last year, and he may be used immediately since Eric Berry (heel) remains out.

November 6, 2018 08:56 PM
Chiefs' Daniel Sorensen: Activated from IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Chiefs activated Sorensen (knee) from injured reserve Tuesday.

Sorensen suffered a tibial plateau fracture in addition to an MCL injury and lateral meniscus tear during training camp and was subsequently placed on IR in early September. The 28-year-old will be eligible to play Sunday against the Cardinals, though it remains to be seen if he'll be active. If he does manage to suit up, he could take over starting duties from safeties Eric Murray or Ron Parker until Eric Berry (heel) returns from injury.

November 4, 2018 01:12 AM
Chiefs' Daniel Sorensen: Week 10 return likely
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Andy Reid indicated Sorensen (knee) probably isn't ready to return Sunday against the Browns, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Sorensen returned to practice and was designated to return from injured reserve last week, meaning he still has one more week to be activated. If he isn't, the 28-year-old must remain on IR the rest of the season. A Nov. 11 contest against the Cardinals serves as the next opportunity for Sorensen to return to action.

October 24, 2018 02:20 PM
Chiefs' Daniel Sorensen: Practice on tap Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sorensen (knee) will take part in practice Wednesday after the Chiefs designated him to return from injured reserve.

The Chiefs will have 21 days to evaluate whether Sorensen will be healthy enough to play at any point in 2018, but his presence at practice Wednesday is a good start. He's first eligible to make his debut Nov. 4 against the Browns and should provide some relief to the Kansas City secondary when activated.

September 4, 2018 10:48 PM
Chiefs' Daniel Sorensen: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sorensen (knee) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

Sorensen suffered a tibial plateau fracture as well as an MCL injury and lateral meniscus tear in his knee during training camp, but there's still a chance the safety could return to action by midseason.

August 11, 2018 05:20 PM
Chiefs' Daniel Sorensen: Out at least six weeks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sorensen (knee) will be reevaluated in six weeks, Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star reports.

The Chiefs do not have a concrete timetable for Sorensen, which means there is a good possibility that he could be out for even longer than the six weeks he has in front of him. The safety has already been ruled out for the start of the regular season, and it looks like his next evaluation won't come until Week 4.

August 7, 2018 09:08 PM
Chiefs' Daniel Sorensen: Will miss start of regular season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sorensen (knee) will undergo knee surgery and miss the first part of the regular season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Sorensen's recovery was expected to take a good chunk of preseason, but ruling out regular-season games over a month before kickoff is troubling. The 28-year-old safety accrued 89 tackles, 1.5 sacks and six pass breakups in 15 games last season. His injury will spark a battle between Eric Murray and Leon McQuay III for the Week 1 starting free safety position.

August 7, 2018 07:36 PM
Chiefs' Daniel Sorensen: Tending to leg injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sorensen is dealing with a leg injury rather than a knee issue, Herbie Teope of NFL.com reports.

After an evaluation Tuesday, an ACL tear was ruled out, signifying the import of the injury. There's a chance that Sorensen's recovery will extend into the regular season, when he'll be looking to continue last season's breakout, 89-tackle campaign from 2017.

August 7, 2018 01:52 PM
Chiefs' Daniel Sorensen: Suffers knee injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sorensen did not practice Tuesday due to a knee injury, Nate Taylor of The Athletic Kansas City reports.

It's unclear exactly when Sorensen suffered the knee injury, and given that he is still being evaluated, the severity may not be uncovered until Wednesday's practice session. For now, Sorensen should be considered day-to-day until the team has an update on his recovery timetable.

January 9, 2018 09:08 PM
Chiefs' Daniel Sorensen: Quiet end to impressive 2017 season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sorensen totaled only three tackles (two solo) during the team's wild-card loss to the Titans on Saturday, but finished the regular season with an impressive 89 tackles (67 solo), 1.5 sacks and one interception.

Sorensen broke out in 2016 with the Chiefs and followed that up with another spectacular display in 2017. Although his turnover numbers (three interceptions, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries) from last season were difficult and unrealistic to replicate, the fourth-year pro improved his tackling totals by a wide margin (up to 89 from 63). With Eric Berry (Achilles) set to return in 2018 and Ron Parker also back, it's unclear how prevalent Sorensen's role in the defense will be next season.

December 5, 2017 11:05 PM
Chiefs' Daniel Sorensen: Double-digit tackle effort versus Jets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sorensen totaled 11 tackles (six solo) during Sunday's 38-31 loss to the Jets.

Sorensen is well on his way to 100 tackles during 2017, needing 22 more over the final three weeks to reach triple digits. Sunday's effort went a long way toward reaching the milestone, and he's pushed his way firmly onto the IDP radar at this point.

November 28, 2017 09:16 PM
Chiefs' Daniel Sorensen: Picks up first full sack of 2017
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sorensen notched a sack and seven tackles (all solo) during Week 12 against the Bills.

Although Sorensen has only produced one interception and 1.5 sacks this season, he has also displayed a willingness to stick his nose in and make a tackle. Through 12 weeks (11 games), the fourth-year safety has totaled 67 tackles (51 solo) and figures to near the 100-tackle mark as the season winds down, if he stays healthy.

November 21, 2017 07:56 PM
Chiefs' Daniel Sorensen: Logs interception in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sorensen recorded his first pick of the season in Sunday's 12-9 overtime loss to the Giants.

Sorensen added six tackles (five solo) to go along with his interception. The 27-year-old picked off Eli Manning midway through the first quarter. He played all but one snap on defense.

October 22, 2017 07:04 PM
Chiefs' Daniel Sorensen: Leads team in tackles Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sorensen racked up nine tackles (six solo), including two for a loss Thursday against the Raiders.

Sorensen has proven effective since replacing Eric Berry (Achilles) in the starting lineup, collecting 41 tackles (30 solo) over the first seven contests this season to put him on pace for more than 90 on the season. He will attempt to keep things rolling next week against the Broncos.

October 10, 2017 09:00 PM
Chiefs' Daniel Sorensen: Racks up six tackles Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sorensen made six tackles (four solo) and notched a half sack Sunday against the Texans.

The fourth-year cornerback now has 24 tackles (20 solo) and two pass breakups on the season. With an average of over 60 defensive snaps per game, Sorensen is on track for his best season yet.

September 26, 2017 09:44 PM
Chiefs' Daniel Sorensen: Logs eight tackles in vicotry
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sorensen tallied eight tackles (six solo) and a pass defended in Sunday's 24-10 win over the Chargers.

Sorensen has seen his tackle total increase each week of the season so far. The Chiefs' starting strong safety will look to carry his momentum into Monday night's matchup against the Redskins.

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WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
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WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Career Punt Return Stats
SeasonTeamGRETYDSAVGFCLGTD
2020KC100---000
2019KC1600---000
2018KC700---000
2017KC15100.0000
2016KC1600---000
2015KC1600---000
2014KC900---000
Total80100.0000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/208
Birthdate:
3/5/1990
Age:
30
Hometown:
Riverside, CA, USA
School:
BYU
NFL Experience:
7
Awards: