A promising injury update and two signings at skill positions highlight this offseason week for the defending AFC champions.
With rookie minicamp wrapping up last weekend, the Chiefs got promising news for its franchise player.
Mecole Hardman wins 40 yard dash race
Hardman ran a quick 4.22 forty to win the competition. The race also had speedy Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs, who placed second with a 4.26.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Devin White ran a 4.37, a respectable and impressive time for his position. Breakout Minnesota Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson finished last with a 4.50.
All times recorded were hand timed.
Patrick Mahomes ready for OTAs
With the Chiefs returning to team activities on May 25, they will be joined by its starting quarterback. Mahomes had surgery on his turf toe the Wednesday after the Super Bowl loss.
It was reported earlier this week that Mahomes was ahead of rehab and should be able to perform in limited capacities.
As Palmer reported on Friday, the expectation is for this to be treated as a warmup for training camp later this summer. As the Chiefs continue to rebuild on another successful season, it’s important to have its offensive leader suiting up for any team activities.
Chiefs sign wide receiver Daurice Fountain and defensive back Manny Patterson
At rookie minicamp last week, the Chiefs brought in prospects as well to find spots to fill. They seemed to be impressed enough with Fountain and Patterson, who both can provide depth pieces to the secondary and wide receiver core.
Fountain with his 6’2, 210 frame will provide a larger frame than other receivers on the roster like Tyreek Hill and Mecole Hardman. He was drafted in the fifth-round in 2018 by the Indianapolis Colts.
Though a practice squad as a rookie, an ankle injury sidelined him for all of his 2019 second-year campaign. Last season he caught two catches for 23 yards, according to Pro Football Reference.
Patterson went undrafted following an ACL tear in his senior season at Maine. Patterson was awarded all-conference three times in his collegiate career.
Patterson was a blazing track star in high school, who adds to the evermore speed that is this Chiefs roster. After going undrafted, he appeared on both Washington and Houston’s practice squads last season.
Of course, neither of this two are expected to make an impact on the playing field Sunday. But anything can happen with the regular season expanding and even more games being played than before.
New Red Friday flag revealed
For the seventh consecutive year, the Chiefs announced their Red Friday flag pre-sale. The flags may be purchased now and will be available this September when the season officially begins.
All proceeds will go toward the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Kansas City.