Mecole Hardman is injured during Chiefs OTA practice
The Chiefs’ receiving group loses another top goal after Mecole Hardman pinched his hamstring during yesterday’s OTA practice.
After trading from Tyreek Hill to Miami, the Kansas City chiefs made receivers one of their focus areas for the 2022 offseason. Unfortunately for the red and gold, it seems they’ll have another receiver for a few days.
On Thursday, head coach Andy Reid reported that wide receiver Mecole Hardman pinched his hamstring during OTA practice. Hardman was absent from Thursday’s practice and will likely be sidelined for the remainder of this OTA session as well as the slate scheduled for June 7-10.
Mecole Hardman’s injury is extremely unfortunate for him given his current contract and squad position.
Even before the Hill trade, Kansas City did a great job of expanding their wide receiver room, bringing in JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling to add some depth to this group that has been missing since Sammy Watkins left a few seasons ago. They also grabbed great hands in the draft, picked Skyy Moore in the second round, and made waves by picking up the undrafted free agent Justin Ross.
Add this to the best pass catching tight end leagueTravis Kelce, and the Chiefs’ pass attack is just as scary, if not scarier, than it’s ever been.
Hardman is in the final year of his rookie deal, and where it would be inaccurate to say his tenure with the Chiefs was a failure, it would be fair to say it unconvincing. His spot on the list is probably secure for this season as the departures of Demarcus Robinson and Byron Pringle really thin the ranks, but without a season that shows average or above average production, Hardman could be looking at his senior year in Kansas City.
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