Kadarius Toney, Isiah Pacheco expected to play in Week 1 vs. Lions

The Chiefs offense could be at full strength by Week 1 after all.
Kansas City Chiefs Offseason Workout
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After wrestling with some frustrating injuries so far in training camp, the Kansas City Chiefs offense received some good news on Monday night when it was revealed that the team expects the unit to be at full strength by Week 1 after all.

On Monday evening, ESPN reporter Adam Schefter noted that the Chiefs are anticipating wide receiver Kadarius Toney and running back Isiah Pacheco to be ready to go for Week 1's visit to Arrowhead Stadium by the Detroit Lions.

The KC Chiefs offense could be at full strength by Week 1 after all.

The Chiefs were initially fearing that Toney specifically might be forced to miss one or more games after suffering a quick leg injury just a few drills into training camp. Toney went on to have a surgical procedure to clean up his knee and doctors weren't sure when he would return. When speaking to reporters, head coach Andy Reid focused on the positive side that at least he was getting these things out of the way early.

As for Pacheco, the running back played through a couple of injuries late in the postseason, which required both hand surgery and shoulder surgery. Since then, he'd recovered enough to start camp and practice with teammates, albeit with a yellow jersey on to limit contact.

With the news that both players should be healthy, the Chiefs offense should be as envisioned this offseason unless further injuries occur in the preseason—which remains fully ahead for both teams. The Chiefs won't play their first preseason game until this Sunday against the New Orleans Saints on the road.