Kansas City Chiefs fans had a nice surprise this week when TE Demetrius Harris was moved off the PUP list and onto the active roster. Harris broke his foot last November and had another surgery on his foot this offseason so he hasn't been practicing. But now he's back and even though Chiefs OC Doug Pederson said it will take him a few weeks to get back into football shape, Andy Reid thinks he has a shot to play some on Thursday in the preseason finale against the Rams.
"There's a good chance (he will play)," Reid said on Tuesday, via quotes from the Chiefs. "I kind of want to go back and see how he feels after today. If he does, it won't be a ton, but there's a chance he does play a little bit."
Good. Harris needs the action because the Chiefs very well could need him to play some serious snaps this year. Rookie TE James O'Shaughnessy has been the No. 2 tight end in Harris' absence but it's not clear how those two will shake out once Harris is completely back because Reid likes what Harris can do.
"He's a good combo guy," Reid said of Harris. "He became a good line-of-scrimmage blocker. He's a good receiver, a big target. A nice combination."
Even better than the Chiefs two tight end sets are the Chiefs three tight end sets. ESPN's Adam Teicher reported that last year Alex Smith completed 22-of-25 passes with three tight ends on the field. More of that, please!