Chiefs activate Clyde Edwards-Helaire, put Mecole Hardman on IR

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Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said last week that he doubted wide receiver Mecole Hardman would be healthy enough to play in Super Bowl LVII and the team officially ruled him out on Monday.

Hardman has been placed on injured reserve after aggravating a pelvis injury in the AFC Championship Game. Hardman had not played since Week Nine before returning to action against the Bengals.

While Hardman is out of the picture for the Chiefs, running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire is back in it. Edwards-Helaire has been activated from injured reserve after missing the last nine games with an ankle injury.

Edwards-Helaire will join Isiah Pacheco, Jerick McKinnon, and Ronald Jones as backfield options for Kansas City.

Hardman was one of three Chiefs wideouts to leave the win over the Bengals with injuries. Reid said last week that he is optimistic about having JuJu Smith-Schuster and Kadarius Toney back for Sunday’s game.

5 responses to “Chiefs activate Clyde Edwards-Helaire, put Mecole Hardman on IR

  1. Good depth option. Pacheco and McKinnon really doing well together, but Philly run D is really tough and I don’t see any of these guys having big runs. I see them active on a lot of short passes and screens. All of them are good there.

  2. Makes me wonder if receivers who primarily rely upon speed, agility and flexibility can ever truly recover from serious pelvic injuries such as Hardman’s.

    Will be a shame if this ends his playing career. I’ve enjoyed watching him outrun everyone but Tyreek.

  3. Edwards-Helaire has high ankle sprang and misses 9 weeks
    Mahomes has high ankle sprang and plays 7 days later

  4. The condition that he has is called “Osteitis Pubis” a very painful injury that I had from 2005 to about 2009. Hardman might not play next season if you ask me.

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