Travis Kelce’s Availability for Chiefs’ Opener Uncertain After Knee Injury
Travis Kelce, the All-Pro tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs, sustained a hyperextended knee during practice on Tuesday, leaving his availability for the season opener against the Detroit Lions in doubt. Coach Andy Reid expressed uncertainty about Kelce’s status, stating that the team would have to adjust if he is unable to play. Despite the potential setback, wide receiver Skyy Moore remains optimistic, stating that the offense will be able to adapt and fill in the gaps.
Options at Tight End for the Chiefs
In the event that Kelce is unable to play, the Chiefs have two other tight ends on their active roster, Noah Gray and Blake Bell. Gray had a productive season last year, catching 28 passes with a touchdown, while Bell brings experience with 60 catches and one touchdown over eight NFL seasons. Additionally, the Chiefs have two tight ends on their practice squad, including Matt Bushman, who received snaps with the starting group after Kelce’s injury. Despite the challenges, the team remains confident in their depth at the position.
No Progress in Contract Talks with Chris Jones
In other news, coach Reid revealed that there has been « no progress » in contract negotiations with defensive tackle Chris Jones, who is currently holding out. Reid emphasized that the team is focused on preparing for the upcoming game against the Lions and is prioritizing the players who are present. The Chiefs will continue to monitor Kelce’s injury and hope for his swift recovery.
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