Tight end Travis Kelce has a slightly sprained ankle, coach Andy Reid said Tuesday, and could have played this week if the Chiefs had a regular-season game. Instead, the preseason ends Thursday and tight end still will be a position to watch in St. Louis as Demetrius Harris, James O’Shaughnessy, Ryan Taylor and Richard Gordon battle for two backup spots behind Kelce.
Chiefs tight end Demetrius Harris thought he would be back for training camp. But a staph infection developed after a second surgery for a broken foot, and Harris didn’t return to practice until Sunday. He and the Chiefs are hopeful he’ll be playing soon — they were wildly effective throwing to tight ends last season.
If the Chiefs are to flourish this season — and win their first playoff game in more than two decades — they require Jamaal Charles to continue to produce with the same uncanny game that comes from being a world-class sprinter who plays with the infinite heart of someone whose only real gift might be generating effort.
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Andy Reid, the Kansas City Chiefs’ head coach and top playcaller, goes out of his way to mesh his offense with what his quarterbacks do well. It’s one reason why players say they like having Reid as a coach.
Demetrius Harris, a second-year tight end who missed all of the Chiefs’ organized team activities and training camp while recovering from foot surgery, was activated from the physically-unable-to-perform list and practiced Sunday.