The Kansas City Chiefs hoped to bolster their receiving core last offseason by adding free agent Steve Breaston and drafting Pitt WR Jonathan Baldwin.
Breaston arrived a little late this season but it appears as though he has arrived. Next up is Baldwin.
The only question is when.
Baldwin practiced in full for the second straight day today. When asked if the rookie would be active on Sunday, however, Haley could not say.
“I don’t know that yet,” said Haley. “We’re working through roster numbers and all those things each night to try to sort through. We’ve got to have the best 46 guys out there that give us the best chance to win in all areas – offense, defense and special teams. So, we’ll see.”
Still the head coach said the early signs have been encouraging.
“Baldwin was out there again today. I thought had another real good practice, so I’ve been impressed with what he’s done here early on, being out as long as he was.”
While Baldwin is coming along nicely, the team appears to be handling his return with caution.
“He’s missed a considerable amount of time,” said Haley. “He played a limited amount in a preseason game and hasn’t been able to go full until this week. Full means catching the ball, actively participating in practice on a full-time basis. I think that’s something that we’ve got to make sure we feel good about from all angles.”
I am pretty sure most Chiefs fans would feel pretty good about seeing Baldwin out there. Anything that could help spark KC’s often stagnate offense would be a welcomed sight.
A 6’4″ WR might not be a bad start.