The Kansas City Chiefs have been busy adding depth at a number of positions this offseason, which is a wise move because injuries to key players are inevitable.
Well, the injuries started today.
The team is in the middle of their second week of OTA practices and our first injury is to WR Dexter McCluster. The speedy McCluster, who figures to be a key weapon in head coach Andy Reid’s west coach offense, left practice with a hamstring injury. McCluster was apparently injured while diving for a ball, per Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star. After practice, Ried said he thought McCluster would be back in action next week.
Reid said he thought McCluster would return to work next week. Junior Hemingway took McCluster’s snaps
— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) May 23, 2013
Reid also offered an update on oft-injured TE Tony Moeaki. Moeaki had his knee scoped in the offseason and has yet to take part in the team’s practices this offseason. According to Reid, Moeaki is expected to be out until training camp, which will begin at the end of July.
Moeaki has a long injury history but this latest setback could spell doom for his career with the Chiefs. A holdover from the previous regime, Moeaki will need to demonstrate his abilities to his new coaches. That will be difficult to accomplish if he can’t get on the field.
The Chiefs have already added Anthony Fasano in free agency and drafted Travis Kelce. If Moeaki fails to get on the field, he could slide right down the depth chart and off the roster.