After the Chiefs’ 28-2 win over the Jaguars, coach Andy Reid said that he thought running back Jamaal Charles would be fine after leaving the game with a quad injury.
Nothing seems to have changed in the last few days. Charles was listed on the team’s injury report as a non-participant in practice, but Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports that he was doing light drills during the portion of practice open to the media. Charles said afterward that he fully expects to play against the Cowboys on Sunday and that he “wouldn’t miss this game for nothing.”
Reid was a bit more circumspect, but all signs are pointing toward Charles being in the lineup for Kansas City’s home opener.
“Really, the only injury is Jamaal,” Reid said, via Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star. “We’re just taking it slow. I think he’ll be OK for the game. We’ll just see how it all works out.”
The only other Chief who was less than a full participant in Wednesday’s practice was tight end Travis Kelce, who was limited by the knee injury that kept him out against Jacksonville.