Speaking to reporters during his regular press conference on Wednesday, Kansas City Chiefs Head coach Andy Reid announced a number of roster moves as the team prepares for its Week 12 home game against Los Angeles Rams.
running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire – who suffered what was described as a sprained ankle Sunday victory 30-27 Over the Los Angeles Chargers – He was placed on reserve/injured (wounded reserve) existing. A fullback must miss at least four games before he is eligible to return.
According to Reed, the team’s head coach Jordan Franks has also been placed on the reserve/injured list. The head coach said Franks broke his hand during a training session.
Reid said Edwards-Helaire’s roster will be filled by offensive tackle Lucas Niang, who was on reserve/PUP (physically unable to perform) List all year as he recovers from a patellar tendon injury sustained at the end of the 2021 season. Niang is set to return on November 2, so Wednesday marked the end of the three-week period during which he was allowed to train with the squad. By the end of that period, Kansas City had to either activate Niang on the roster or keep him on the PUP roster for the rest of the season.
Reid said Niang had lost weight — and was “working off his tail” during his recent practices. It is unknown how long it will be before Niang actually appears in the game. He speaks on MondayReid was somewhat noncommittal.
He said of Niang: “I don’t tell you he’ll be the starter, but I think he’s ready to come in – maybe – [in] depth. We’ll have to talk to [Niang]very.”
Filling Franks’ spot on the practice squad would be another tight end: Kendall Blanton. A native of the Kansas City area, 26-year-old Blanton is a product of the University of Missouri who has spent the previous three seasons on the Rams’ practice squad. bosses Sign him up for their practice unit At the start of the season—but three weeks later, the Rams He stole it again. The Rams released Blanton earlier this week.
Reed also received another piece of welcome news: wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster — who’s been in league concussion protocol since the Week 10 game against Jacksonville Jaguars – He will return to the training field on Wednesday.
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