The Kansas City Chiefs secondary is going to get a bit of help soon when Sanders Commings joins the team after spending the first six weeks on injured reserve. Commings broke his collar bone on the first day of training camp practice, and the Chiefs placed him on IR-designated to return.
According to those rules, Commings must be out of practice and on IR for six weeks, which he did and has now returned to practice. Players on IR-designated to return can return to the active roster and play after eight weeks. So that would put Commings' return at Week 9 against Buffalo -- if the Chiefs choose to play him.
"He'll do another week of work," said head coach Andy Reid on Monday, via quotes from the Chiefs. "He's got a three week window there. (This past week was) one of them and (he has) a couple more. He looked like he moved around pretty well last week; we'll just see how he does this week. He's probably a little sore after last week."
Commings was the team's fifth round choice after playing four years at Georgia. Reid said the team valued his flexibility coming out of college, so fans should expect Commings to serve as a fill-in all over the secondary.
"Originally, coming here and through the offseason, we thought he could (play) corner and / or a safety, but then we mixed him in a little bit at the nickel spot," said Reid. "There was some flexibility there. We'll have to see. He's a big physical kid so we'll just see how it works the next couple of weeks."
Reid wasn't willing to give any sort of projections on playing time or expectations for Commings. However he did indicate the team was likely going to activate him once he was ready.