It’s safe to say that even though former first-round pick Clyde Edwards-Helaire has shown flashes of great play, he hasn’t lived up to the Kansas City Chiefs‘ decision to draft him in the first round.

Therefore, 2022 is a big season for CEH. Not only does he still have to prove he can produce up to the level of a first-rounder, but, after this year, the Chiefs have to decide whether or not they want to approve his fifth-year option for the 2024 season.

In that context, Edwards-Helaire’s season is not off to a good start. Per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the former LSU Tiger will begin Chiefs training camp on the Active/PUP list.

Edwards-Helaire won’t be able to practice until he’s removed from the Active/PUP list, but the good news is the injury isn’t a major one, per The Athletic‘s Nate Taylor.

Edwards-Helaire has played in 23 of 33 games over his first two seasons in the NFL and has recorded 300 carries for 1,320 yards (4.0 ypc) and eight rushing touchdowns to go along with 55 receptions for 426 yards (7.7 ypr) and three receiving touchdowns.

Even if there is a setback, the Chiefs have quality players in Ronald Jones II, Jerick McKinnon, and others to pick up the slack.

Regardless, CEH’s status will be something to monitor moving forward.

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