Kansas City Chiefs first-round draft pick Jonathan Baldwin could be a full participant in practice today as the team prepares for their game Sunday against the 0-4 Indianapolis Colts.
To this point in his NFL career, Baldwin has one catch for 14 yards.
In a preseason game.
Still, the Chiefs obviously have high hopes for the receiver out of Pitt or they wouldn’t have selected him in the first round of the draft. As you probably already know, Baldwin has been sidelined with a thumb injury suffered in an altercation with RB Thomas Jones during the preseason.
Lately there have been signs that Baldwin may be ready to return to action. He was a limited participant in practices last week for the first time during the regular season.
Now, head coach Todd Haley has indicated that he may be ready to practice in full today.
“I’m excited to get Baldwin going,” Haley said in an interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio earlier today. “I think he should be out there today practicing for the first real, you know, other than a limited capacity. I expect him to be out there working so we’ll have to see how it goes with him but he should be out there.”
Baldwin is a big target and while his NFL experience is limited to say the least, with Dwayne Bowe and Steve Breaston drawing the attention of defenders, Baldwin could make an immediate impact if QB Matt Cassel can get him the ball. For a struggling KC offense, Baldwin will be a welcome sight.
What do you think, Addicts? Will Baldwin see action this Sunday vs. the Colts or will Haley ease him into action and stick primarily with Keary Colbert as the team’s 3rd receiver?
h/t Arrowhead Pride for the Haley quote.