The Kansas City Chiefs will get their first-round cornerback back to practice for the first time in weeks after a hamstring injury.
The Kansas City Chiefs are on a roll through five weeks of the regular season with a 4-1 record, a clear hold on the division at present, and a strong performance from a young team through the toughest part of the schedule. However, a secondary that’s shown some real growing pains will get a major boost this week with Trent McDuffie returning to practice.
Per ESPN reporter Adam Teacher, McDuffie is set to return to practice for the Chiefs after coming off of injured reserve even as his status is yet unknown for Week 6.
The Chiefs face the Buffalo Bills this week is what is considered to be the most anticipated game of the year for the entire NFL. The presence of McDuffie would be a considerable addition, but the Chiefs also want to be safe with their top rookie cornerback.
Back in the spring, the Chiefs traded up with the New England Patriots from No. 29 overall to No. 21 in order to land McDuffie out of the University of Washington. McDuffie was the first of five defensive backs taken in the draft as part of a major overhaul, and he’s the biggest investment at the position since they selected another corner out of Washington back in 2015 named Marcus Peters.
McDuffie earned a starting spot from the beginning of the season but only played a couple dozen snaps before leaving with a hamstring injury. He’s been out ever since that Week 1 game against the Arizona Cardinals.