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More From Todd Haley On Jonathan Baldwin's Status

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Earlier in the day, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley went on SiriusXM NFL Radio and indicated that WR Jonathan Baldwin would likely be a full participant in practice for the first time since mid-August, as he recovers from a thumb injury.

Later on Wednesday in his press conference with the local media (via KCChiefs.com), Haley said the same and expanded on Baldwin's expected contributions a little bit.

"Yeah I mean he's going to be out there practicing today in what I hope ends up being a full [practice] with his teammates throughout, as opposed to not being in on some of the team stuff. 

"He's excited. I know he's been really working hard and I'm excited because I want to....it's hard to sit there on the sidelines and not get to do much. This is another kid who cares, and is trying to be in there to help. So we'll see as the week progresses where he is but I hope to get him reps in the actual practice, so that'll be good."

Haley also said that Baldwin would be practicing some on special teams this week.

"That's an area where we do need to play to the full potential, on special teams, and he would be competing with a bunch of guys to make the game day roster spot, if he's good to go by the end of the week."

Before Baldwin didn't play last week, Haley downplayed things during the week saying it'll be "a little while" before he plays. And now this week the talk sure sounds like Baldwin could be on the field this weekend. This week it sounds like he's leaving the door open on Baldwin's availability.