Smith (suspension) has entered a treatment center, ESPN reports.
Smith's reason for seeking treatment is unclear, but it comes just days after a Periscope video titled "Fire up session" surfaced of an unidentified man, suspected to be him, talking about a hand-rolled cigarette shown on screen. In wake of that video, which appeared under an account previously used by Smith, the NFL has launched an investigation into whether he violated protocols required of a suspended player seeking reinstatement from a substance abuse violation. While that investigation continues, Smith's move to now enter a treatment facility hardly seems coincidental, and more details regarding his situation should surface soon.
Charles (knee) may return to action on Sunday night at Pittsburgh, Terez A. Paylor of Kansas City Star reports. "There's a chance he's out there this week," head coach Andy Reid said Monday.
Per usual, we're kicking off the week with news that Charles is drawing closer to his first appearance since tearing the ACL in his right knee in Week 5 last season. In order to do so, he'll have to take a step up from work with the scout team and instead take part in team drills. Until he reaches that point, the Chiefs are likely comfortable entrusting the backfield to Spence Ware, who managed 75 yards on 20 carries and hauled in his sole target for eight yards during Sunday's dominating win against the Jets.