Rejoining K.C. backfield
McKinnon is re-signing with the Chiefs on a one-year deal Monday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
McKinnon handled a prominent role on offense during Kansas City's playoff run last season, both as a runner and receiver, and he now rejoins Clyde Edwards-Helaire and free-agent addition Ronald Jones in the backfield. On 48 touches through three playoff games in 2021, McKinnon racked up 315 yards from scrimmage and one touchdown. The 30-year-old veteran's return could end up limiting Edwards-Helaire's upside in what may prove to be a more crowded backfield than fantasy managers would prefer.
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Jones has been the No. 2 running back for much of training camp, ESPN's Adam Teicher reports.
Pacheco has caught the eye of coach Andy Reid during training camp, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports. "He's got a little juice," Reid noted Wednesday of Pacheco, while adding Saturday, "The things you're guaranteed of are that he's going to run hard. Will he have to learn the different schemes and how they work against certain defenses and at times be patient? He'll learn that. But he's going to run hard."
Pacheco will enter the preseason as Kansas City's top kick returner, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.
Moore (hip) returned to practice Wednesday, Matt McMullen of the Chiefs' official site reports.
Moore left Tuesday's practice early due to a hip injury, Matt McCullen of Kansas City's official website reports.
Edwards-Helaire has taken the first rep on almost every series at training camp, with Jerick McKinnon typically next through the rotation with the first-team offense, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.
Though Mahomes tweaked his ankle during Monday's practice, coach Andy Reid downplayed the issue, Charles Goldman of USA Today reports. "Yeah, he got stepped on," Reid noted of the Chiefs' starting QB. "He's OK. He's alright. An offensive lineman got pushed back into him."
The Chiefs activated Edwards-Helaire (undisclosed) from the active/physically unable to perform list Wednesday, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.
Edwards-Helaire (undisclosed) is participating in Wednesday's training camp session, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.
Kelce and the Chiefs agreed to terms on an adjusted contract Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.