As he has throughout organized team activities, or OTAs, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce watched Thursday’s workout from the sideline. And that likely will be his vantage point when mandatory mini-camp begins next Tuesday.
But coach Andy Reid said Thursday that should be the extent of Kelce’s absence.
“I don’t think (he’ll participate) next week,” Reid said. “I think you’ll probably see him in training camp.”
Three months removed from ankle surgery, this is just par for the course in Kelce's recovery. The Chiefs' TE is coming off of a career season, where he hauled in 103 balls for 1,336 yards and 10 touchdowns. The 29-year old led all TEs in PPR points with a total of 294.6, averaging an impressive 18.4 per contest.
Kelce will return for training camp in late-July and should be full strength by then. If you want a piece of him this season you'll have to pay, as Kelce's ADP is TE1, leaving boards in the first to second round in both best-ball and redraft formats.