It’s going to be a bit more time before Remmers is going to be able to make it back, but we like the chances for Remmers to be ready by the stretch run as he tries to recover from a knee injury that’s currently knocked him onto injured reserve. He’s already missed a couple of games, but the Chiefs were clearly hoping for a quicker return than what has taken place already because they waited to place him on IR until this weekend. That means he’ll need to miss a few more games.
Here’s what we like about all of this. Assuming Remmers is healthy and just needed rest, the Chiefs also have their bye week in the next two scheduled weeks on the NF’s calendar. That means Remmers is going to get plenty of time to recover over the next month while missing time against the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos, at least.
Yes, it’d be nice to get Remmers back at this point, but as long as the team’s line is working well, even without him, it’s nice to know that he’ll be there down the stretch. Remember that the Chiefs have been fairly lucky when it comes to injuries this year with a whole half-season to go. If something arises at a point where an injury could carry into the postseason, the Chiefs will be glad to have Remmers ready to substitute at a few positions—especially with memories from last year’s meltdown along the offensive front still so fresh.