Likely avoids serious injury

Hardman's groin injury isn't considered serious, Independent NFL reporter Dov Kleiman reports.

The timing in mid-August could still put his Week 1 availability in question, but it at least seems Hardman is expected to avoid a long-term absence. He's been competing for WR snaps and targets in a group that also includes JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee), Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Skyy Moore. In the preseason opener, Hardman worked as the No. 3 receiver, coming in behind Smith-Schuster and Valdes-Scantling for three-wide sets. Moore worked with the backups but could see more reps with the starters while Hardman is on the shelf.

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Set to kick Sunday

Wright was elevated to the active roster Saturday and will kick for the Chiefs on Sunday with Harrison Butker (ankle) sidelined.

Spectator for practice Thursday

Valdes-Scantling (abdomen) worked off to the side at Thursday's practice and is set to go down as a non-participant on the Chiefs' second injury report of Week 4, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.

Status in question for Week 4

Butker (ankle) won't practice Thursday, and special teams coordinator Dave Toub suggested the kicker's status for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers could "come down right to the end" of the week, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.