Chiefs give constructive updates on each Chris Jones, Mecole Hardman
Excellent news comes out of Chiefs coaching camp: Andy Reid says that each Chris Jones and Mecole Hardman may play on Saturday in preseason dwelling opener.
Wednesday’s penultimate coaching camp follow in St. Joseph, Missouri was a sketchy one for Chiefs followers.
Star defensive sort out Chris Jones and large receiver Mecole Hardman have been each carted off with accidents. Jones tweaked his again, and Hardman had a groin challenge, however information broke rapidly that every damage was minor. At present, even higher information got here from Chiefs camp.
Andy Reid mentioned its doable Mecole Hardman and Chris Jones may play Saturday in opposition to Commanders
— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) August 18, 2022
Whether or not head coach Andy Reid will really ship Jones and Hardman out to play on Saturday in opposition to the Washington Commanders is unknown, however nonetheless, it’s excellent news that he believes it’s doable for them to take action.
Jones, who’s getting into the third season of his four-year $80 million extension, goes to play an enormous position within the Chiefs’ younger protection. His veteran expertise, and consecutive second-team All-Professional nominated talents can be a crutch for a youthful group that’s seeking to redefine itself as a unit.
Jones’ presence alongside Frank Clark, and the recently-signed Carlos Dunlap will permit for rookies like George Karlaftis and growing linemen Mike Danna, Joshua Kaindoh and Khalen Saunders to make a much bigger impression in rotation.
Chiefs announce each Chris Jones and Mecole Hardman to be wholesome
Hardman is poised to take on a much greater role within the Chiefs offense this season. With JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdez-Scantling coming to city in free company, Hardman could have a chance to lastly bloom on this scheme. He has spent the primary three years on his rookie deal within the shadow of Tyreek Hill, and he’s anticipated to tackle an excessive amount of Hill’s former tasks.
Shedding both — not to mention each — Jones or Hardman can be a severe thorn within the aspect of a Chiefs staff that has its sights set on returning the the Tremendous Bowl in 2022 for the third time in 4 years.