Nicolas hurt his knee in the final game of the regular season and required surgery January 5. Coach Andy Reid suggested that Nicolas is in the latter stages of his rehab program and should be cleared to play for the start of the regular season. Nicolas is expected to serve in a depth capacity at linebacker in 2017.
Nicolas -- who underwent surgery on his injured knee -- isn't expected to participate in any offseason workouts until training camp.
The depth linebacker doesn't provide much other than another body on special teams, but his spot on the roster likely won't be guaranteed heading into training camp. Assuming he can get healthy in time, he should battle for a job on the 53-man roster.
The team subsequently promoted outside linebacker Victor Ochi from the practice squad in a corresponding move. Nicolas ruptured his patellar tendon Week 17. He primarily played a special teams role for the Chiefs during the season.
Nicolas won't be available for the
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|1||9/7/17||@ NE||8:30 pm|
|3||9/24/17||@ LAC||4:25 pm|
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|9||11/5/17||@ DAL||4:25 pm|
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|17||12/31/17||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
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