As the Kansas City Chiefs prepare for their season opening game Monday night at Arrowhead, coach Todd Haley has 52 of his 53 players on the active roster able to practice according to Josh Looney.
That means that right tackle Ryan O’Callaghan returned to work this afternoon for the first time since suffering injury over two weeks ago.
For what it’s worth, Barry Richardson ran with the first-team during pre-practice segments that were open to the media.
So Callaghan is healthy enough to dress, but not yet back with the starters. Richardson has stepped up for the Chiefs over the last two weeks, but that first unit needs to get as many reps together as possible which means O’Callaghan needs to slide in as soon as possible. Unless his groin injury is preventing him from going all out, it’s important that he gets back into the swing of things.
The Chiefs release their first injury report of the season tomorrow and it will be interesting to not only what status they assign to O’Callaghan, but also Sheffield. He can’t be that far away from getting back on the field or he would have found his way to the PUP and sat out the first portion of the season and saved a roster spot in the process.