Even at 260 pounds, Chiefs TE Travis Kelce showed the ability last year before his injury in offseason practice and training camp to beat a linebacker or safety down the field and make catches. Having a player of Kelce’s size and abilities can add a dimension to a team’s passing game.
But he has to get on the field first. Kelce, still recovering from the knee ailment, missed the first few offseason practices this year. That’s a troubling development. The Chiefs say he will return to practice in time. The fact they didn’t add a tight end in the offseason would support that stance.
Kelce’s situation bears watching. The sooner he can get back to practice, the better for the Chiefs.