The Chiefs made Kelce the second-highest paid tight end in the league, with $20.5 million of the extension guaranteed. The deal locks him up through 2021. Kelce was the Chiefs' second-leading receiver in 2015 with 72 receptions for 875 yards and five touchdowns.
The third-year pro simply could not get downfield, as the Patriots clearly focused on containing one of the
The big tight end assumed a central role in the passing game after Jeremy Maclin left with an injury, and he responded with his largest yardage output of the season in recording his first 100-yard game since the season opener. Kelce accounted for roughly two thirds of Alex Smith's yardage on the day, and he will play a large role once again next week, whether Maclin is healthy or not, as the
Travis Kelce (groin) is listed as active Saturday at Houston, BJ Kissel of the Kansas City Chiefs ' official site reports.
After practicing in full all week, Kelce will aim to replicate his only performance of the season against the Texans from Week 1, when he set season highs in both yards (106) and touchdowns (two).
Travis Kelce caught a single 10-yard pass off of two targets in Sunday's win over Oakland.
Sunday was just Kelce's second game all season with fewer than three catches and his 10 yards were a season low. For the season, Kelce ranked tied for seventh among tight ends in receptions, sixth in yards and ninth in touchdowns. Houston and its third-ranked pass defense represents a challenge for Kansas City in the Wild Card Weekend opener, but Kelce put together his best game of the season in the teams' Week 1 matchup, snagging six catches for 106 yards and two scores.
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