Rejoining K.C. backfield

McKinnon is re-signing with the Chiefs on a one-year deal Monday, Jeremy Fowler of 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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Isiah Pacheco


Impressing coach in training camp

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."

Isiah Pacheco


Could return kicks

Pacheco will enter the preseason as Kansas City's top kick returner, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.

Skyy Moore


Injures hip in practice

Moore left Tuesday's practice early due to a hip injury, Matt McCullen of Kansas City's official website reports.

First through rotation

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 reports.

Patrick Mahomes

Patrick Mahomes


Deemed fine after tweaking ankle

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."