Chiefs place Clyde Edwards-Helaire on PUP

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The Chiefs placed running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire and defensive tackle Cortez Broughton on the active/physically unable to perform list.

They join cornerback Rashad Fenton and offensive linemen Lucas Niang and Prince Tega Wanogho on PUP.

The team can activate the players off the list at any point during the preseason, but they can’t practice until then.

Edwards-Helaire faces a crucial third season.

He totaled 1,100 yards from scrimmage during his rookie season but had gall bladder surgery after the year and then battled injuries while missing seven games last season. He finished 2021 with 517 rushing yards and 129 receiving yards.

The former first-round choice admitted this offseason that he has a “sense of urgency” to reach his potential.

7 responses to “Chiefs place Clyde Edwards-Helaire on PUP

  1. everyone does better on a contract year.
    outside of injury, id expect to see an uptick in yardage…combo contract year + no hill….
    in ff id take him as a second back.

  2. Hopefully CEH is used more in the passing game this year. There are a lot of RB targets up for grabs with Darrell Williams gone.

  3. Sheesh! I wouldn’t want to run behind that Swiss cheese o line either! Especially with missing a average tier LT who’s disgruntled with management. Smart move on CEH part. Hah! Cheers!

  4. How is he hurt already? He’s going to need to get to a fast start. They have a few other decent backs that will challenge him for snaps. I think this is the make or break year for this guy. He’s got some ability, but he isn’t a burner and has been hurt often.

  5. Always been a bit of a disappointment- not quite durable enough nor fast enough

  6. Tae Crowder was Mr. Irrelevant in the 2020 Draft, and did a decent job in 2021 for NYG.

    CEH should be the Mr. Fosbury of the 2020 draft.

  7. Always utilized improperly in KC. He was a pass-catcher out of the backfield in college. But Andy tried to make him into a running back. CEH is to small for that and his oft-injured status proves it.

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