On the day that we get news that Anthony Fasano could possibly, maybe be returning this weekend, there's also news on another injured player, Sanders Commings.
#Chiefs DB Sanders Commings, who has been on IR all season, returned to practice today. He can be activated to roster in two weeks— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) October 16, 2013
To catch you back up on Commings, he was a fifth round pick last April out of Georgia. He participated in offseason OTAs but then broke his collarbone in the first couple days of training camp, which is roughly a 6-8 week injury.
The Chiefs chose to use the new(-ish) injured reserve where he is "designated for return". With that designation, Commings was not allowed to practice for the first six weeks of the season and can't play in a game for eight weeks. So there's still two more weeks of waiting here to see him get in a game but the fact he is practicing is good to hear.
The IR-designated for return rule can only be used once during the season so the fact the Chiefs used it on Commings suggests to me that they expect him to have a role this season. How big or small? That all depends on plenty of factors but it's something we should find out after sometime Week 8.