Progressing in recovery

Coach Andy Reid said Monday that Edwards-Helaire (shoulder) is making progress in his recovery, Matt Derrick of ChiefsDigest.com reports.

Edwards-Helaire was inactive for Saturday's regular-season finale after he was unable to practice ahead of Week 18, but Reid said that he expects the running back to get some work in ahead of Sunday's wild-card matchup against Pittsburgh. Whether the 22-year-old will be cleared for game action in time for the postseason opener remains to be seen, but Darrel Williams (toe) once again could be in line for a lead role if Edwards-Helaire is unavailable. If both Edwards-Helaire and Williams are sidelined, Derrick Gore is the next player in the Chiefs backfield, with Jerick McKinnon on hand as a change-of-pace option.

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Jerick McKinnon

Jerick McKinnon

RB | KC

Misses practice

McKinnon is dealing with a strained hamstring that kept him out of practice Wednesday, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.

Mecole Hardman

Mecole Hardman

WR | KC

Injures groin

Hardman left Wednesday's practice with a groin injury, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.

Isiah Pacheco

RB | KC

Impresses at training camp

Pacheco, who Nate Taylor of The Athletic calls the "most surprising star of camp," logged just two carries in Kansas City's preseason opener but could see more opportunities Saturday against Washington.