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Chris Jones returns to practice, but is a limited participant

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It’s an encouraging sign for the big defensive tackle, but his participation in Sunday’s game will still be a game time decision.

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The Kansas City Chiefs continued to prepare for the AFC championship game this Sunday against the Tennessee Titans — and this time, defensive tackle Chris Jones was on the practice field.

According to head coach Andy Reid, Jones — along with running back LeSean McCoy and backup quarterback Matt Moore — were all back to practice.

But according to Reid, all three players had limited participation.

Jones, of course, missed last Sunday’s game — and some of last week’s practice time — with a calf injury he suffered last Thursday. He was held out of practice on both Wednesday and Thursday.

A report on Friday morning suggested that whether Jones could participate in Friday’s practice would be a critical factor in determining his availability for Sunday’s game. But when pressed by reporters on the issue, Reid — in typical fashion — said, “We’ll see.”

Then Jones himself appeared at the podium, saying that he remains day-to-day with his injury. He said that he will continue to get treatments from the team trainers and “see how he feels” as the weekend progresses.

“I’ve never been through this type of issue,” Jones said. “They have seen this multiple times, so whatever they tell me to do, I try to do it to the best of my ability.”

So it looks like Jones will once again be a game time decision.

Reid also said that tight end Travis Kelce — who has been dealing with pain from an IT band issue since last week and has been limited at practice — is “feeling better” and will be “good to go” against the Titans.

McCoy and Moore both missed Wednesday and Thursday practice sessions due to illness.