Patrick Mahomes fully participates in practice

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Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said on Wednesday that the team will give quarterback Patrick Mahomes more to do in practice this week and they didn’t wait until Thursday or Friday to ramp things up.

Mahomes was a full participant in practice for the first time since dislocating his kneecap in Week Seven. Reid also said the team would monitor Mahomes’s response to the increased workload and “won’t put him out there” against the Titans unless they feel it is safe to do so.

Should Mahomes respond well, it would seem to be a vote in favor of it being safe for Mahomes to return to the lineup after two starts by Matt Moore. After facing the Titans, the Chiefs will travel to Mexico City to face the Chargers and then have a bye in Week 12.

Left tackle Eric Fisher (core muscle surgery) and defensive end Alex Okafor (ankle) didn’t practice for Kansas City. Defensive end Frank Clark (neck), right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (ankle) and cornerback Kendall Fuller (thumb) were all limited participants after sitting out last Sunday’s win over the Vikings.

22 responses to “Patrick Mahomes fully participates in practice

  1. Even if the doctor’s clear Mahomes, how can he play just 3 weeks since dislocating his knee cap? Andy Reid malpractice, not the doctors.

  2. League refs have been instructed to throw flags for even thinking about sacking him.

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    So they got the Brady call?

  3. Even if the doctor’s clear Mahomes, how can he play just 3 weeks since dislocating his knee cap? Andy Reid malpractice, not the doctors.

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    Dislocation aren’t really that hard to come back from. Stafford did it in 4 weeks in like 2012 and hasn’t had an issue since. Dislocations come down to can you deal with the pain and swelling that happens. I’ve dislocated my should several times. As long as there is no ligament damage you pop it in and deal with the discomfort.

  4. wawa33 says:
    November 6, 2019 at 5:48 pm
    Even if the doctor’s clear Mahomes, how can he play just 3 weeks since dislocating his knee cap? Andy Reid malpractice, not the doctors.
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    As a physical therapist, I can tell you a “dislocated kneecap” is *the* most random and unpredictable injury in the human body. You can be good to go in five minutes, or you can be on crutches for a year.

    It’s entirely possible that it wasn’t serious at all, Mahomes was fine, and the Chiefs have actually been EXTREMELY overcautious. We’ll never know. All I can tell you is that it’s not *necessarily* a mistake to bring him back so soon. As NFL fans let’s all hope that’s the case.

  5. All teams are dealing with a fine line between a players health and the intense pressure to win games. Especially when it’s a star player like Mahomes…

  6. When he comes back, the Chiefs are going to run the ball more. When Mahomes was in the lineup, they fell in love with his passing ability and called too many passing plays, putting him in danger and it also allows the opposition to worry about the pass and not have to play the run.

  7. Mahomes looked just fine when he was jumping up and down with Moore and others after Moore threw a TD pass. Probably just sounds worse than what it really is.

  8. If they can’t beat the Titans without him, they aren’t going anywhere in the playoffs. Rest him another week.

  9. I would be shocked to see him play before his bye week. Even with increased practice time, there is no reason to rush him back. Playing this week just seems too soon for him, and then you may as well rest him against the Chargers as well with the bye week right after. Let him get back to 100% for the playoff stretch run.

  10. What sucks is that if the Chargers game was in the USA he would sit the TN game and come back for the division game… but someone had the stupid idea to play in mexico.

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