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Chiefs welcome Mitch Morse back to practice

Chiefs welcome Mitch Morse back to practice
Posted at 12:42 PM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 13:45:33-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mitch Morse returned to practice Wednesday after missing five games with a concussion.

Morse, 26, who is the Kansas City Chiefs’ starting center, landed on his head while blocking downfield Oct. 14 at the New England Patriots.

He was a full participant during his first practice, according to the Chiefs’ official injury report. And he was a welcome addition.

“I feel very, very comfortable with Mitch,” Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes said. “Just building that relationship all through (offseason organized team activities) and through the beginning of this season, it’s nice to have that back.”

Morse, who was married during the offseason, has started 44 games for the Chiefs since being drafted out of the University of Missouri.

“I thought (backup center Austin) Reiter did an awesome job of coming in and replacing him, as well as (Jordan) Devey when he was there,” Mahomes said. “But it’s going to be nice to have Mitch back and have that familiar relationship with him.”

Mahomes wasn’t the only player eager to get Morse back.

“He’s a great player,” right tackle Mitchell Schwartz said. “It’s good to get anybody back that’s injured. We’ll see how that progresses throughout the week.”

During his rookie season, Morse, a 2015 second-round pick, missed one game with a concussion. He missed nine games last season with a foot injury, which eventually landed Morse on injured reserve.


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