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Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes likely to start vs. Titans

Posted: 1:10 PM, Nov 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-08 20:47:05-05
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Barring an unexpected setback, Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid announced Friday that quarterback Patrick Mahomes will return Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.

Mahomes, who is the reigning NFL MVP, also spoke with reporters and said that he feels good and is ready to go.

“I’m feeling good," Mahomes said. "I had a good week of practice and I’m ready to get out there.”

Mahomes dislocated his right kneecap Oct. 17 in Denver during a 30-6 victory against the Broncos.

Trainers were able to get the pop the kneecap back in place on the field, or reduce the injury in medical terms.

Mahomes, who also has been nursing a series of ankle sprains throughout the season, didn't miss any practice, but he was limited during each of the last two weeks and missed both games.

Backup Matt Moore, who was signed late in training camp after fellow veteran QB Chad Henne suffered a broken ankle in a preseason game, subbed in for Mahomes. He finished off the win at Denver and played well in a loss to Green Bay and a last-second victory last Sunday against Minnesota.

"The biggest thing we’ve done as a team is just build every single week, getting better every single week," Mahomes said. "It’s a long season. We still have a lot to go, but every single day it seems like we’re getting better in every aspect of the game. You want to do that. Obviously, we went through a stretch where we lost games that we didn’t want to, but we now see that everyone is pulling together and building together and I’m excited for the rest of the season.”

Henne has been added to the active roster after returning from injured reserve and Moore also remains on the roster.