The Kansas City Chiefs enter this weekend's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars nearing full health. For the first time this season, both DE Tyson Jackson and RT Ryan O'Callaghan could play in the same game.
Jackson left the Week 1 game against the San Diego Chargers with a knee injury and hasn't played since. O'Callaghan hasn't played all season since injuring his groin in August.
Their replacements have done a pretty solid job. DE Shaun Smith replaced Jackson and, frankly, has played better than we've seen Jackson play. RT Barry Richardson replaced O'Callaghan and did an admirable job a five-game understudy.
So how will Jackson and O'Callaghan be worked back in? We'll assume those two get their starting jobs back unless told otherwise.
I have a hard time seeing the Chiefs bench Jackson -- 2009 third overall pick -- in favor of Smith, who has been a journeyman to this point in his career. Todd Haley says he plays the best player so this will be a good test.
O'Callaghan meanwhile is pretty rusty missing nearly the last two months. Will he step right back in?
It's good that the Chiefs now have a little depth that they can handle injuries to starters like Jackson and O'Callaghan but it also makes Haley's job harder. Having trouble determining which player to play is a good thing because too many good players isn't a bad problem.
Any guesses on how these guys will be rotated back in?