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Kansas City Chiefs Star Returns Before Super Bowl


The Kansas City Chiefs are just six days away from competing against the Philadelphia Eagles for the Lombardi Trophy in Super Bowl LVII. After a long road, the Kansas City Chiefs appear to be getting some reinforcements back right when they need it most.

The Kansas City Chiefs have announced on their Twitter today that the team has activated star running back and former first-round pick Clyde Edwards-Helarie from injured reserve. The team also correspondingly placed wide receiver Mecole Hardman back onto injured reserve, ending his season.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire was a first-round pick back in the 2020 National Football League draft and proceeded to have over 1,000 yards from scrimmage in his rookie season over the course of 13 games. His usage and playing time have declined over the last two seasons, only having 646 yards from scrimmage in 2021, and then this past season only have 453 yards from scrimmage.

Despite this, Clyde Edwards-Helaire has a lot of playoff experience, reaching the Super Bowl with the team in his rookie season in 2020, and reaching the AFC championship game last season.

He will be rotating in the backfield with rookie Isaiah Pacheco as well as seven-year veteran running back Jerick McKinnon, who started his career back in 2014 and missed numerous years due to injuries.

Edwards-Helaire will provide another dual-threat option, capable of running the ball or catching out of the backfield against the Philadelphia Eagles' stout defense.

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