The Kansas City Chiefs have activated running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire ahead of Super Bowl LVII against the Philadelphia Eagles. Edwards-Helaire suffered a high ankle sprain in Week Eleven of the regular season and was placed on injured reserve following the injury. To make room on the 53-man roster, the Cheifs placed wide receiver Mecole Hardman on injured reserve, ending his season. With the game less than a week away it is unclear how many snaps the running back will take in the Super Bowl, but at the very least he will provide valuable depth at the position.
We have activated RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire from Reserve/Injured.
We have placed WR Mecole Hardman on Reserve/Injured. pic.twitter.com/guepFZndhI
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) February 6, 2023
This season with the Kansas City Chiefs, Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed the ball 71 times for 302 yards and three touchdowns. He also caught 17 passes for 151 yards and three receiving touchdowns. This season Edwards-Helaire lost snaps to rookie running back Isiah Pacheco and once he went down with the injury, reserve running back Jerick McKinnon became a much larger part of the offense. It is unlikely that those factors change for Super Bowl LVII, but having the extra depth will be valuable for the team. With them being thin at wide receiver it is possible they use more running backs in sets against the Philadelphia Eagles.