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The Chiefs receiving squad loses another top goal after Mecole Hardman adjusted his hind thigh during yesterday’s OTA training.
After switching Tyreek Hill to Miami, the Kansas City Chiefs made the receiver one of their focus in the 2022 offseason. Unlucky for the reds and golds, it looks like they will be down on another receiver for a few days.
On Thursday, head coach Andy Reid reported that wide receiver Mecole Hardman has adjusted his hind thigh during OTA drills. Hardman was absent from Thursday’s training and will likely be exposed to the remainder of this session by OTAs, as well as the schedule scheduled for 7-10. June.
Mecole Hardman’s injury is extremely unfortunate for him given his current contract and guard position.
Even before Trading Hill, Kansas City made major additions to their wide receiver space, bringing in JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling to add some depth that has been lacking from that group since Sammy Watkins’ departure a few seasons ago. They also grabbed good hands in the draft, picked up Skyy Moore in the second round and made waves by picking up the exhausted free agent Justyn Ross.
Add this to the league’s best catch-catching tight-end, Travis Kelce, and the Chiefs’ passing attack is just as intimidating, if not more intimidating than it has ever been before.
Hardman is in the final year of his rookie deal, and where to say that his tenure with the Chiefs has been a failure would be inaccurate as it would be perfectly fine to consider it subversive. His place on the list is probably safe for this season, with the departure of Demarcus Robinson and Byron Pringle really thinning out in the ranks, but without a season showing average or above average production, Hardman may be looking at his final year in Kansas City.