The Kansas City Chiefs got somewhat good news on Tuesday as they started practicing for their divisional-round matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Chiefs are usually one of the healthier teams in the league, let me knock on wood real quick, but they dealt with some injuries to end the year.
Tight end Jody Fortson and running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire have been out and according to Andy Reid, were back at practice on Tuesday. Does this mean they will play this weekend? No. But, if they were to make it past this weekend, and they were to need those guys, they would have them ready and available.
As far as Edwards-Helaire coming back, this may sound crazy, but, I think the offense was doing better without him than it was with him.
There is a very huge chance that he just got his job taken by a guy who was riddled with injuries and a seventh-round rookie.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Jody Fortson (who are each on IR currently) will both practice today, per Coach Reid.
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Fortson though has been a huge part of the offense in the past, especially in the red zone. Will they use him in the playoffs, probably not a ton? But, he does bring a speed and size dynamic to the offense. This is really great news because you never know what could happen during the playoffs.
Players get hurt, and if they were to get hurt, it seems the Chiefs would be prepared.