LeSean McCoy practices fully on Thursday, Damien Williams still out for Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs have one of their talented running backs back in action. The elder statesmen of their committee, LeSean McCoy, practiced fully on Thursday, according to their injury report. The starter, Damien Williams, did not practice at all with a knee injury.
McCoy was limited in Wednesday’s practice while Williams is on pace to miss his second week of play. In addition, left tackle Eric Fisher (groin) and wide receiver Tyreek Hill (shoulder) remained sidelined. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes is dealing with an ankle injury that has yet to slow him down in practice.
McCoy, Darrel Williams, and rookie Darwin Thompson handled running duties in Kansas City’s Week 3 33-28 win over the Baltimore Ravens. They did so well, as the trio combined for 124 rushing yards and a score (by McCoy) on 20 combined carries. In the passing game, McCoy and Williams added a total of eight receptions for 73 yards and a touchdown.
The Chiefs offense didn’t skip a beat without Damien Williams. McCoy, a 31-year-old star, has turned back the clock to start the 2019 season after his release from the Buffalo Bills. Darrel Williams, on the other hand, is emerging as a dynamic, yet little known, force for the Kansas City offense.
Kansas City isn’t a team reliant on the run-game. However, they use it when needed and are often effective due to how lethal their passing attack is. McCoy, Williams, and Thompson should get the job done in Week 4 against the Detroit Lions in Michigan, considering they did just that last week.