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Travis Kelce: Chiefs’ Rookie TE Placed On Injured Reserve

The Kansas City Chiefs’ tight end position has been hit hard by the injury bug in 2013, and it doesn’t seem to be getting any better at the moment.

In fact, Kansas City fans should probably brace for some bad news.

According to Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star, the Chiefs have put rookie tight end, Travis Kelce, on the injured reserve:

The Chiefs placed tight end Travis Kelce on injured reserve and elevated former Kansas safety Bradley McDougald to the 53-man roster Saturday.

Kelce, a rookie who was taken in the third round of April’s NFL Draft, recently had a micro-fracture procedure on his knee. He has been dealing with a bone bruise since the preseason and appeared briefly in one regular-season game.

Although we didn’t get to see him much during the regular season—just once in the Dallas game, accumulating zero stats—Kelce did show some spark in the preseason. He’s a big body at 6’5”, 260 pounds, and he has the speed to really stretch a defense vertically. Kelce fits the prototypical mold of a tight end in 2013, so he still does have a bright future.

In the meantime, Sean McGrath and his beard have stepped up admirably at tight end, and Anthony Fasano should be able to work himself back onto the field soon enough for Kansas City.

We here at Arrowhead Addict wish Kelce a speedy recovery.


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  • DTVTechGuy

    We need another quality TE if Fasano can’t get his rear end on the field…

    • Blake Molina

      He’s listed as doubtful, so at least he’s improving

  • Jim Harper

    This is probably the best for Kelce. Give him plenty of time to rehab and continue to study the playbook, then be able to roll next year. We have been very fortunate to have McGrath turn up so big. This will give us tremendous depth for next year.

  • chris

    First of all I am very happy with how mcgraths been playing, but brock on the other hand has not impressed me at all. I think kelse is going to be a good player but that wont help us this year and fasano should be on the field idk why his injury is lingering so long (and it upsets me that the first play of the year went right through his hands) now heres my suggestion, we could probably get jacob tamme from the broncos for pretty cheap for the rest of this season (maybe brock and a 7th rd pick) it wouldnt hurt to have 3 good tes on the roster (fasano, mcgrath and tamme)