Chiefs HC Not Optimistic About WR, TE, and RB For Divisional Round

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid did not sound optimistic when asked in his Thursday presser about the likelihood of his wide receiver Mecole Hardman playing in Saturday's divisional round game against the Jaguars, according to Chiefs beat reporter Herbie Teope. 

Hardman (pelvis) missed his second consecutive practice this week and will likely sit out Thursday due to his injury. It is likely that the 24-year-old pass catcher will be listed as OUT on Kansas City's final injury report on Friday ahead of Saturday's game. 

Hardman last played in Week Nine before his injury. He caught 25 receptions for 297 yards, and four touchdowns in his limited 2022-23 campaign. 

Reid also told reporters on Thursday that both RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire and TE Jody Fortson would likely not be activated from IR in time for Saturday's matchup against Jacksonsville. 

"Probably not." Reid said, according to Teope. 

Kansas City initially designated Edwards-Helaire to return from IR on Wednesday, but although he likely may not play Saturday, their is a good chance he could play in a potential AFC Championship game next week if the Chiefs defeat the Jaguars Saturday. The same situation would apply for Fortson as well. 

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