Andy Reid discusses the possibility of RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire returning against the Jaguars.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire appears to be one step closer to playing for the Kansas City Chiefs after a week of practice following an injured reserve stint that kept him out for nearly a month.
Andy Reid confirmed this as the team prepares to face the 7-2 Dallas Cowboys in Week 11.
Reid stated during his Monday, November 15 press conference that Edwards-Helaire has a “better shot this week.”
It’s a “fairly good chance” that he’ll be activated from injured reserve.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire has a “better shot this week,” according to Chiefs coach Andy Reid.
There’s a good chance” he’ll be back in time for Week 11 vs.
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November 15, 2021 — Herbie Teope (@HerbieTeope)
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Following the IR Stint, CEH may be more productive.
Edwards-Helaire was going through some growing pains at the start of his sophomore season before being placed on injured reserve on October 12 due to a knee injury.
According to Pro Football Reference, Edwards-Helaire had 65 rushes for 304 yards (4.67 yards per carry) in five games, as well as eight catches for 61 yards and two receiving touchdowns.
CEH has regressed a bit after a strong rookie season, despite a rebuilt offensive line in Kansas City that is much improved, due to his lack of usage in the passing game and the Chiefs offense’s inconsistent usage of the run game in general.
That could change when he returns, thanks to the Chiefs’ offensive identity shift, which was evident in their Week 10 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders.
Kansas City ran the ball effectively in the 41-14 victory, and Patrick Mahomes didn’t hesitate to check down to the running backs in the passing game.
Darrel Williams, who has taken over the workload in the absence of CEH, had nine catches, 144 total yards (101 receiving, 43 rushing), and a receiving touchdown as a result of this formula.
When the Chiefs’ first-round pick in 2020 returns, his receiving abilities will be put to good use.
Entering Week 11, the Chiefs are in first place in the division.
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