Chiefs coach Andy Reid sounded an optimistic note about running back Jamaal Charles’ progress, but his possible return for this weekend is unknown.
“Jamaal is improving by the day,” Reid said. “We’ll just keep him going, see how he does this week. He’s champing at the bit and wants to play, which I love about him. I just want to make sure we’re good there.
“I think the longer you can wait with him, the better it is. Even though, I think he probably thought he could go play today, or tomorrow or whatever. So, we’ll just see how this week goes and another week is going to help him. We’ll just see. We’ll see how he does this week.”
Charles has been on the inactive list for the Chiefs’ first two games. He hasn’t appeared in game action since tearing an ACL in the fifth game of last season.
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He had been working with the scout team this season, but Reid said Wednesday that Charles will work with the offense.
Also, offensive linemen Parker Ehinger (concussion/foot) and Jah Reid (ankle/knee) didn’t practice. Offensive guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif practiced after missing last Sunday’s loss to the Texans with a high ankle sprain.
Andy Reid said safety Eric Berry had some swelling in his knee and Berry did not practice.