With the addition of Mecole Hardman, and Charles Omenihu, it appears both will play Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers. To make room, the Kansas City Chiefs made roster cuts to fit those two players on the active roster, and one of them was a 2023 draft pick.
Kansas City Chiefs Wide Receiver, Mecole Hardman spoke to the media today since returning to the team via a trade with the New York Jets. On Thursday afternoon, he participated in his first practice and appeared to be excited for another opportunity with the Chiefs. Last season, he missed eight weeks dealing with Osteitis pubis, an inflammation of the joint between the right and left pubic bones.
Until today nobody understood the severity of the injury that caused partial paralysis and had the Chiefs wide receiver on the sidelines.
“People don’t really understand I was in the hospital for 10 days,” Hardman told reporters. “I literally had no feeling in my legs for four days. I couldn’t walk for four or five days. And then finally I got the feeling back in my legs on probably, like, the sixth day and walked the next couple of days, then finally got discharged from the hospital and went on the road to recovery.”
In the offseason, the Chiefs attempted to re-sign Hardman. Instead, he signed with the New York Jets, who made him a healthy scratch in most of their games. Thus, he was traded back to Kansas City. To make room on the 53-man roster the Chiefs cut kick returner, Montrell Williams.
Charles Omenihu will also be added to the roster before Sunday’s game and to make room for Omenihu the team cut defensive tackle Keondre Coburn. The former 2023 sixth-round pick from Texas had not been active for a game this season, but he has upside as a late-round pick. So, I was a little shocked he was cut.
Defensive Coordinator, Steve Spagnuola indicated in his weekly chat with the media, the team is hopeful they can bring him back to the practice squad on Friday.
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