Erving practiced on a limited basis Friday after being sidelined to begin the week, so it appears that the starting left guard is progressing in his recovery from a lingering illness. It remains to be seen whether Erving will return to full health in time for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. If Erving remains sidelined, expect Khalil McKenzie to slot into the starting lineup.
Erving, a former first-round selection of the Browns, will now remain in Kansas City through the 2020 season. The former Florida State standout can play several different positions on the line, logging stints at center, guard and tackle throughout the preseason. Although he is not listed as a starter heading into Week 1, his versatility makes him a valuable asset to the team as he could be the next-man-up for multiple positions.
Erving (knee) drew the start and played 24 offensive snaps during Friday's preseason win over the Falcons.
Erving tweaked his knee earlier in the month during training camp, but the starting offensive lineman appears to be completely past the issue. The former first-rounder should see plenty of action with the first-team offense during the Chiefs' third preseason tilt against the Bears next Saturday.
Erving's injury doesn't appear to be serious, and he may have been held out of the rest of practice purely for precautionary reasons. It isn't expected that he'll miss much time, but if he's sidelined at all going forward, look for Dillon Gordon or Bryan Witzmann to get some extra reps at left tackle with the first- and second-team offensive units.
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