Friday update: Head coach Andy Reid says that Edwards-Helaire is making progress despite not getting in an official practice this week, per Matt McMullen. He will be listed as questionable for their Sunday matchup with the Browns. If Edwards-Helaire can’t go, we will likely see Darrell Williams and Le’Veon Bell split work.
Thursday update: Edwards-Helaire did not practice on Thursday, per Sam McDowell. His status is uncertain for Sunday.
Wednesday PM update: The Chiefs released their first practice participation report of the week and Edwards-Helaire was listed as limited for Wednesday.
Wednesday AM game week update: The Chiefs held their first practice of the week on Wednesday and Clyde Edwards-Helaire was on hand for the session, per Nate Taylor. It was not padded, so it remains to be seen how limited he was, but it’s still a good sign after his Week 15 injury. The Chiefs will release a formal injury report Wednesday afternoon.
Kansas City Chiefs rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire appears to be on track to return for their first playoff game, per Kansas City Star’s Sam McDowell. Edwards-Helaire suffered what appeared to be a devastating injury against the Saints in Week 15, injuring his hip and ankle, but Chiefs running backs coach Deland McCullough believes he’ll be ready for the Divisional Round.
Kansas City beat out the Steelers and Bills for the No. 1 seed and received the only bye in the AFC. That bye will help them immensely, as Edwards-Helaire is a big part of their offense. Le’Veon Bell did take over the starting job, but he hasn’t been as dynamic as the rookie.
The Chiefs are looking to become the first back-to-back Super Bowl champions since the 2004-05 New England Patriots. They have a good shot of doing just that, as they are the favorites, with a +225 line at DraftKings Sportsbook to take home the Lombardi Trophy.