We still do not know if this is the week De'Anthony Thomas makes his NFL debut. DAT, who has not yet played this season due to a hamstring injury, is feeling better this week, according to Andy Reid in a Monday conference call with reporters.
"Actually, he's feeling pretty good," Reid said when I asked about DAT. "We will just see how it goes. Right now I'm just in that ‘let's see how we do at practice' mode with some of these guys, and we will go from there. He made it through last week ok and it looks like he's getting better. We'll see how things work out tomorrow."
Reid said the same thing about Donald Stephenson, who returns form suspension this week. We'll just have to wait and see.
For the fifth consecutive week, I will write that DAT needs to be ready because the Chiefs -- at some point -- are going to need a big special teams play. Based on what I saw in camp and preseason, DAT is an upgrade over Frankie Hammond at punt returner.
I'm also thinking about what his impact on offense could be. Can you imagine DAT running the routes that Joe McKnight ran when he scored two touchdowns last week?
My guess at this point is that we're headed for another week of questionable for DAT. The Chiefs will practice today for the first time this week.