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Mecole Hardman happy with his season-high use in Chiefs’ win over Chargers

Will ‘Jet’ help Kansas City’s offense take flight in Saturday’s Wild Card game against Miami?

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Hoping to take flight in Saturday’s Wild Card playoff matchup with the Miami Dolphins, the Kansas City Chiefs warmed up the ‘Jet’ in Week 18’s regular-season finale.

Kansas City’s speedy wideout Medcole Hardman appeared in all 58 offensive snaps Sunday, recording six catches for 77 receiving yards (on 11 targets) in the 13-12 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers.

“It’s been a minute since I’ve played that amount of snaps,” wide receiver Mecole Hardman said smilingly on Wednesday.

“It feels good to know that I can go out there and do that type of thing,” he added. His production on Sunday was the second-best outing for a Kansas City wide receiver not named Rashee Rice in 2023.

So that means Hardman has earned a larger role in the Chiefs’ postseason plans... right?

“Possibly — a little bit,” said Kansas City offensive coordinator Matt Nagy on Wednesday. “I think last week was good for him to be able to get in there and play a lot. He played a lot of snaps and made some plays.”

After being traded back to Kansas City on October 13, Hardman missed five games with a thumb injury.

“He’s got veteran experience,” observed Nagy. “He’s played in these types of games. He always brings a speed element. So I love his attitude. He’s been really good since he’s been here.”

Hardman is happy to be back from his injury — and is ready to make a postseason impact.

“It was good to get out there and get my feet wet,” he said, “and then just try to take that into this week.”

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