As the Kansas City Chiefs report to Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri for the start of training camp, head coach Andy Reid provided an update about one of the team’s latest additions this offseason.
Chiefs running back Joe McKnight, who will need to fight for a roster spot in Kansas City, reportedly underwent arthroscopic knee surgery following the team’s minicamp.
The good news for McKnight is that Reid says McKnight is coming along well in his recovery.
Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star provided the news on Sunday.
#Chiefs coach Andy Reid said RB Joe McKnight had his knee scoped during the break and is making progress in his recovery.
— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) July 20, 2014
With the news that McKnight is recovering from minor knee surgery, it is very likely that he will be starting training camp on the physically-unable to perform list.
It doesn’t help McKnight’s chances of making the Chiefs 53-man roster, but he could still make his impact felt if he impresses the coaching staff once he is healthy enough to return to the field.
The Chiefs backfield is currently crowded, with Jamal Charles, Kniles Davis, Cyrus Gray, rookie De’Anthony Thomas and McKnight.
We would consider McKnight a longshot to make the roster unless he can prove some value on special teams. Even then, he will have to battle Thomas.