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 ArrowheadPride.com reports.
Sweeney notes that Ronald Jones, Isiah Pacheco and Derrick Gore have mixed in "from time to time" with the starters. Edwards-Helaire was on the PUP list to start camp, but only for a day, and he's still on track for a Week 1 start for the third time in three pro seasons. There are questions about his ability to hold on to that role, with Jones providing competition for early downs and goal-line work, while McKinnon may be preferred in obvious passing situations. McKinnon outsnapped CEH three-to-one in KC's final two playoff games last season, albeit with Edwards-Helaire's ailing shoulder a considerable factor in that distribution. The 2020 first-round pick is still the favorite to lead the Chiefs in carries this year, even if the dreams of a three-down workhorse role are all but gone.
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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.