Chiefs HC Andy Reid’s positive update on TE Travis Kelce, and DT Chris Jones brings hope to fans after NFL week 1 loss

The Kansas City Chiefs were boldly predicted to go undefeated in the regular season this year. Instead, the defending champions suffered a huge blow in their first campaign by going down to the Detroit Lions in their first game.

One of the main reasons behind Kansas City’s loss in the season-opening game was the absence of tight end Travis Kelce and defensive tackle Chris Jones. However, fans can now rest assured as the team’s head coach, Andy Reid, has some positive updates about the two key veterans ahead of their second game this season.

Chiefs HC Andy Reid drops massive update on Travis Kelce, Chris Jones

While speaking to the media on Friday following the Chiefs practice session, Reid shed light on the team’s injury and availability updates. The HC said he expects Kelce and Jones to appear on the field in the upcoming match against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

“As long as nothing happens, they’ll be out there,” he said, via Pete Sweeney of Arrowhead Pride.

Jones didn’t play the last match due to his contract holdout. He headed back to practice for the first time this season on Wednesday after securing a deal with the franchise. Meanwhile, Kelce was out of the field in week 1 after sustaining a bone bruise last week. However, he seems fully ready to create havoc in the upcoming match.

Chiefs fans react to Andy Reid’s update on Travis Kelce, Chris Jones

The Jaguars are coming off a win over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 1. Their promising signal-caller, Trevor Lawrence, and his formidable weapons are all ready to deliver a major challenge on offense. However, following Reid’s optimistic update of Kelce and Jones, fans are placing their full trust in the Chiefs squad.

A fan wrote, “Reality about to hit the whole league again.”

Even fans of other teams were happy to see Pat get his troops back ahead of their next battle.

A person wrote, “I’m a Bills fan. But nothing personal to the players. To me, it’s a friendly rivalry. I’m glad to see Kelce and Jones back. They’re good for the sport. I just won’t be happy to see them when we play against each other haha.”

Meanwhile, many fans claimed their TE needed more time to return to the field, and slammed the franchise for not having a deep concern for player safety.

A netizen wrote, “They should wait another week. Chiefs can’t afford Kelce reinjuring that knee but I guess they don’t care about player safety. It’s disgusting.’

Kansas City’s running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire and linebacker Nick Bolton didn’t participate in the practice, although Patrick Mahomes’ squad has other good things to shake off the concern. What’s your prediction regarding the Chiefs vs. Jaguars match? Tell us in the comments.


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