Option not picked up
The Chiefs declined Edwards-Helaire's fifth-year option for 2024, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
Injuries have prevented Edwards-Helaire from building on his rookie season when he led the team with 803 rushing yards. During the 2022 campaign, the 2020 first-rounder lost the starting job to seventh-round pick Isiah Pacheco and rushed for just 302 yards in 10 games before suffering a high-ankle sprain in Week 11 against the Chargers that ended his regular season. Edwards-Helaire's fifth-year option would have been fully guaranteed at $5.46 million, but now he's a candidate to enter free agency in 2024. This coming season, he figures to work behind Pacheco in a Kansas City backfield that also includes Jerick McKinnon, who the team re-signed Tuesday.
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Mahomes avoided any significant injuries during Sunday's 41-10 win over the Bears, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
McKinnon rushed twice for nine yards and caught all three of his targets for 19 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 41-10 win over the Bears.
Edwards-Helaire had 15 carries for 55 yards and a touchdown while adding a reception for two yards in Sunday's 41-10 win over Chicago.
Rice caught five of seven targets for 59 yards in Sunday's 41-10 win over Chicago.
Pacheco (hamstring) had 15 carries for 62 yards and a touchdown while catching two of three targets for 16 receiving yards in Sunday's 41-10 win over Chicago.
Kelce turned eight targets into seven receptions for 69 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 41-10 win over the Bears.
Mahomes completed 24 of his 33 pass attempts for 272 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 41-10 win over the Bears. He added 28 rushing yards on three carries.
Toney (toe) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Bears.
Pacheco (hamstring) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Bears.