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Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Juan Thornhill (22) breaks up a pass intended for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Anthony Schwartz (10) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept.12, 2021 in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)

LANDOVER, MD (KCTV) -- When the Chiefs defense takes the field Sunday against the Washington Football Team in Landover, MD, Juan Thornhill will be starting at free safety instead of maligned defensive back Daniel Sorensen, according to an NFL Network report.

Sorensen got burned multiple times by Bills receivers in last Sunday's 38-20 loss to Buffalo, and has underdelivered so far in the Chiefs' 2-3 campaign in 2021. Pro Football Focus has Sorensen listed as its 83rd safety among the 85 NFL players who have played at least 100 snaps at that position this season.

Sorensen has missed nine tackles and is giving up a 153.8 passer rating to quarterbacks on targets to the safety.

The Chiefs are hoping Thornhill will be at least a slight upgrade over the struggling Sorensen. Thornhill is responsible for nine tackles on the season, but has played sparingly.

The Chiefs play the Washington Football Team on Sunday at noon central time on CBS.

Some information from CBS Sports was used in this report.

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