"From here, it’s just a matter of getting back into football shape and getting ready to play a 16-game season," Kelce said.
The 6-5, 260-pounder "figures large" in the Chiefs' plans for getting more production out of the tight end position, the website said.
Kelce missed his rookie year after undergoing microfracture surgery on his knee. He'll compete for playing time once he's on the field.
"Yeah. He's getting close," Reid said. "He's been working his tail off."
Kelce has the chance to push Anthony Fasano for the starting job this season if healthy.
"[T]he emergence of a Travis Kelce being able to stretch the field as a tight end, hopefully that weapon adds another element to the passing game," Dorsey told TheMMQB.com. "We took some nicks at the tight end position last year."
But he's not the only one. Chiefs coach Andy Reid spotlighted second-year tight end and former hoops player
"I'll tell you, he's a football player right now," Reid said when asked if he was still a basketball player. "I think this camp was great for him. I thought he played exceptionally well. He's so big and he's worked so stinking hard in the weight room, he's been living in there with Barry (Rubin) this offseason and you can tell. You can see he's gotten stronger."
Harris is 6-foot-7 and 230 pounds -- perhaps more following his offseason workouts.
Kelce missed his entire rookie season after undergoing surgery in October. He had 45 catches for 722 yards and eight touchdowns in his final season at the University of Cincinnati and is expected to play a big role in the passing game for the Chiefs this year.
|P2||8/17/14||@ CAR||8:00 pm|
|P4||8/28/14||@ GB||7:00 pm|
|2||9/14/14||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|3||9/21/14||@ MIA||4:25 pm|
|5||10/5/14||@ SF||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 6|
|7||10/19/14||@ SD||4:05 pm|
|10||11/9/14||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|12||11/20/14||@ OAK||8:25 pm|
|14||12/7/14||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|16||12/21/14||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
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