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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Mahomes is in line to play in Saturday's preseason game against Washington, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
Coach Andy Reid noted Thursday that there's a good chance Smith-Schuster (knee) will return to practice next week, Matt McMullen of the Chiefs' official site reports.
Hardman (groin), who left Wednesday's session early, didn't practice Thursday, Matt McMullen of the Chiefs' official site reports,
Hardman's groin injury isn't considered serious, Independent NFL reporter Dov Kleiman reports.
McKinnon is dealing with a strained hamstring that kept him out of practice Wednesday, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.
Hardman left Wednesday's practice with a groin injury, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.
Hardman left Wednesday's practice after suffering an apparent leg injury, Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star reports.
Smith-Schuster missed Tuesday's practice due to knee soreness, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.
Jones may be on the roster bubble, according to Nate Taylor of The Athletic.
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.