UPDATE 2/5: Edwards-Helaire practiced in full all week in preparation for the Super Bowl. He should have no limitations on Sunday.
UPDATE (2/3): Edwards-Helaire was limited in practice on Wednesday, along with Sammy Watkins and Le’Veon Bell, per the injury report. All three appear to be on track to play against the Bucs in the Super Bowl.
UPDATE (1/29): Each Super Bowl team releases a “final” injury report for the bye week in which they provide a status as if the game was happening in two days on Sunday, January 31. Clyde Edwards-Helaire was not listed on that report after a second straight day of full practice. The Chiefs return to practice next week after they arrive in Tampa.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire was limited in Wednesday’s practice, but was able to get a full practice in on Thursday, per FOX4KC’s Harold Kuntz. This is a good sign, as the rookie back didn’t look fully back from his ankle and hip injuries in the AFC Championship game.
Backup Darrel Williams led the way in touches against the Buffalo Bills despite Edwards-Helaire getting the start and have a few more total snaps. But, if Edwards-Helaire is healthier come the Super Bowl, he should lead the way in touches.
Le’veon Bell should also be back, but Williams has been playing ahead of him, so I wouldn’t expect him to make a big impact. But truly trying to project usage for this group against a tough Buccaneers run defense is going to be tough. What we do know is that the Chiefs passed more than usual against them in Week 12 and that is likely to happen again in the Super Bowl.