Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes Participates Fully in Practice Amid Knee Injury Recovery

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistNovember 6, 2019

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) warms up before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
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Patrick Mahomes is ramping up his participation in practice, putting him on track to return from a dislocated knee on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans

The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback was listed as a full participant during Wednesday's session and is now in line to return to his post under center, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport: 

Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

Oh, hello: #Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (knee) was a full participant in practice today, an indication that he’s good to go this week.

Mahomes has missed Kansas City's last two games since dislocating his knee in the second quarter of a 30-6 win over the Denver Broncos on Oct. 17. 

Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, Mahomes' MRI results were a "best-case scenario" and the Chiefs felt he would miss "about three games."

Kansas City turned to Matt Moore, who hadn't started a game since 2017, in Mahomes' absence the past two weeks. The 35-year-old has played well with 542 passing yards and three touchdowns against the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings

The Chiefs have gone 1-1 in two games with Moore as their starting quarterback. They have opened up a 1.5-game lead over the Oakland Raiders in the AFC West heading into Sunday's game against the Titans. 

Mahomes has thrown for 2,180 passing yards and 15 touchdowns with a 65.1 completion percentage in seven games this season.