Presumably healthy for Week 1
Juju Smith-Schuster, wide receiver
After missing the third preseason game and the last two weeks of practice with a sore knee, Chiefs fans were beginning to wonder whether or not their new WR1 would be on the field to start the season. But, the former Pittsburg Steeler returned to practice on Tuesday, making it seem as if he’ll be fine.
Marquez Valdez-Scantling, wide receiver
The same is true for the Chiefs’ other new, veteran receiver Marquez Valdez-Scantling. The former Green Bay Packer was in the league’s concussion protocol but was back at practice Tuesday after clearing the steps he needed to in order to return to the field. He should be fine for Week 1.
Rashad Fenton, cornerback
The Chiefs had held cornerback Rashad Fenton out for a while with groin tightness. But, the presumptive starting corner returned to practice Tuesday as well and appears ready for the start of the season.
Trent McDuffie, cornerback
Rookie first-round draft pick, cornerback Trent McDuffie joined the slew of players that Kansas City had in concussion protocol last week, but like Valdes-Scantling, returned to practice on Tuesday. Barring a surprise, he’ll be ready to go on September 11th.
Carlos Dunlap, defensive end
Kansas City added veteran pass rusher Carlos Dunlap during training camp and liked what they saw during his time there. Unfortunately, Dunlap’s Achilles began tightening up on him and he’s been held out of practice since then. No doubt the Chiefs will be careful with him as they nurse him back to health (hopefully), as he is likely the Chiefs DE3 heading into the season and will see significant snaps. But, he returned to practice Tuesday so there is reason to be optimistic that he’ll be good to go.