The Kansas City Chiefs had a welcome sight at Wednesday’s practice.
Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire returned to the field. Coach Andy Reid said afterward that the rookie, who’s been sidelined for three weeks with hip and ankle injuries, is ahead of schedule.
“He just went right at it,” Reid said of CEH and his rehab. “Fearless with it.”
The Chiefs planned for Edwards-Helaire to return for the Divisional Round, so Wednesday’s news isn’t surprising. It’s noteworthy nonetheless as K.C. gears up to face the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
Here are the other injuries and roster moves we’re monitoring Wednesday:
- Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians said running back Ronald Jones (quad) didn’t practice Wednesday but he’s improving and the hope is he will return Thursday. That would be a notable development before Sunday’s game versus the Saints.
- Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Jack Conklin (hamstring), linebacker B.J. Goodson and tight end David Njoku (hamstring) are not practicing. Cornerbacks Denzel Ward and Kevin Johnson have been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list, making them available for Sunday’s game against the Chiefs.
- Now that he’s completed a second interview with the Jets, 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh is headed to Philly to interview with the #Eagles, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
- Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald (ribs), who’s not expected to be involved much in practice this week, told reporters Wednesday he feels “no pain” after exiting last week’s wild-card-win against the Seahawks early. “I feel healthy,” Donald said, adding that he felt like he got the wind knocked out of him “The way I’m feeling right now, I’m not too worried about it… I feel good, I feel strong, and I’ll be ready come Saturday.”
- Buffalo Bills wide receivers Stefon Diggs(oblique), Cole Beasley (knee), linebacker Tremaine Edmunds (hamstring) and defensive tackle Ed Oliver (ankle) remained limited in practice. Kicker Tyler Bass returned to practice after being sidelined Tuesday with a hand injury.