The Chiefs have been rolling, winning their fourth straight Sunday, even with former starting running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire taking a back seat on offense. Now, the third-year veteran will officially be sidelined. Three days after suffering a high-ankle sprain against the Chargers, Edwards-Helaire has been placed on injured reserve, meaning he’ll miss at least four games.
The move, which coach Andy Reid announced Wednesday, clears the way for rookie seventh-rounder Isiah Pacheco to headline the ground game moving forward. Pacheco, 23, had already emerged as the lead ball-carrier in recent weeks, getting at least 15 touches in Kansas City’s past two games. Now, he’ll be the official RB1 with Edwards-Helaire unavailable.
Backup Jerick McKinnon, who’s been utilized primarily as a pass catcher, also figures to see an uptick in action. And No. 3 back Ronald Jones, the former…
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Author : Cody Benjamin
Publish date : 2022-11-23 19:15:11
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