When asked if Hali (knee) would record any snaps in the preseason, head coach Andy Reid responded, "Only if I feel they are right."
Hali was taken off the PUP list on Monday as he finally is healthy enough to take the field after undergoing offseason knee surgery. There is no reason for the Chiefs to rush their veteran linebacker back into the fold and will likely only give him reps when they are 100% confident in his health.
In his fourth practice since coming off PUP, Charles (knee) did some work in full-team drills Tuesday, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.
Charles' continued progress is encouraging, but the Kansas City Star notes that the Chiefs aren't inclined to push the running back into preseason action. When asked Tuesday if Charles or LB Tamba Hali were candidates to take the field Saturday against the Bears or next week against the Packers, coach Any Reid said, "only if I feel if they're right. But I'm not going to stick them out there if there"s a question on it."
Blue (shoulder) returned to practice Monday and is expected to play in Sunday's preseason game against the Cardinals.
Although he missed the first two preseason games, Blue was healthy for the first two weeks of training camp, getting plenty of reps along the way. While not much of a pass-catching threat, Blue is a clear favorite to serve as Lamar Miller's top backup for early downs. Jonathan Grimes handled a lot of the passing-down work last year, but he may need to fend off 2015 seventh-rounder Kenny Hilliard in a competition for a roster spot, as rookie fourth-rounder Tyler Ervin is a lock to make the team even if he doesn't earn much of a role.