Travis Kelce
TE KC (8)
Tue 9/8/20 4:58 PM

Kelce (knee) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice.
EDGE Analysis
After being listed as a limited participant Monday on the Chiefs' first official practice report of the 2020 season, Kelce's ability to take every rep in Tuesday's session erases any concern about his availability for Thursday's game against the Texans. Coming off four straight seasons of at least 80 receptions and 1,000 receiving yards, Kelce profiles as an easy top-two fantasy tight end this season, and his stronger track record on the health front probably makes him a safer choice than 49ers standout George Kittle.

Travis Kelce
TE KC (8)
Mon 9/7/20 7:10 PM

Kelce (knee) was limited in practice Monday.
EDGE Analysis
Kelce has dealt with the occasional knee injury during his seven-year career, sitting out most of his rookie season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery and missing some preseason action in 2017, while having his practice reps limited in January during the Chiefs' Super Bowl run. On a positive note, he was able to get in some work Monday, but his status bears watching as Thursday's game against the Texans approaches.

Travis Kelce
TE KC (8)
Thu 8/13/20 3:13 PM

The Chiefs and Kelce agreed to terms of a four-year extension Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
EDGE Analysis
The exact parameters of the deal haven't been revealed, but Rapoport notes the deal is worth between $14 and $15 million per year. With Kelce signed through the 2025 season, Patrick Mahomes has his top targets -- also, Tyreek Hill -- on hand to work with for the next three campaigns.

Travis Kelce
TE KC (8)
Thu 8/13/20 2:33 PM

The Chiefs and Kelce are closing in on a four-year extension to keep the tight end in Kansas City through the 2025 season, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Parameters of the new contract aren't known, but the imminent agreement comes on the heels of 49ers tight end George Kittle signing a five-year, $75 million deal earlier Thursday. Notably, Kelce turns 31 in October, meaning he'll be 36 if he's able to play out the entire contract. In the end, it's worth it for the Chiefs to lock up one of its top two pass catchers -- the other being Tyreek Hill -- to give Patrick Mahomes the necessary firepower for more Super Bowl runs. Kelce himself has had at least 80 catches, 1,000 yards and four touchdowns in each of the past four seasons.

Travis Kelce
TE KC (8)
Sun 2/2/20 11:23 PM

Kelce brought in all six of his targets for 43 yards and a touchdown during the Chiefs' 31-20 win over the 49ers in Super Bowl LIV on Sunday.
EDGE Analysis
Kelce's reception tally was second only to Tyreek Hill on the night, and his one-yard touchdown grab with 6:13 remaining officially began the Chiefs' comeback from a 20-10 deficit. Kelce earned every reception he secured against the 49ers' stingy defense, and even though he was largely held in check over the final two postseason wins, the multi-time Pro Bowler was spectacular during the regular season with a 97-1,229-5 line across 16 games. Signed through the 2021 campaign, Kelce will look to help Kansas City defend its title next season.

Travis Kelce
TE KC (8)
Fri 1/24/20 5:43 PM

Kelce (knee) doesn't have a designation for the Super Bowl on Feb. 2 against the 49ers.
EDGE Analysis
During the first week of prep for the big game, the Chiefs continued to cap Kelce's reps, holding him to an LP/DNP/LP practice regimen. Still, his lack of designation Friday indicates the team isn't worried about his availability. While San Francisco's defense has held tight ends to an NFL-best 5.9 yards per target this season (including playoffs), the unit has allowed the 14th-most receptions (80) and ninth-most TDs (nine) to the position. Considering Kelce's stature, he seems like a good bet to prosper in the Super Bowl.

Travis Kelce
TE KC (8)
Fri 1/24/20 2:24 PM

Kelce (knee) is participating in Friday's practice, Jeff Darlington of ESPN reports.
EDGE Analysis
Kelce was held out of Thursday's session while battling the flu bug that's gone around Kansas City's roster since mid-January. The star tight end was listed as limited Wednesday due to a knee issue, so it remains to be seen whether he still has a cap on his reps. In any case, he'll have another full week of practice to get healthy before the Super Bowl on Feb. 2.

Travis Kelce
TE KC (8)
Thu 1/23/20 1:45 PM

Kelce (knee) will be held out of practice Thursday due to an illness, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.
EDGE Analysis
Listed as limited Wednesday due to a lingering knee injury, Kelce now may be laid for for a handful of days as he's caught the flu bug that has hit other Chiefs over the last week-plus. Fortunately, he has a week and a half to return to full health for the Super Bowl, when he'll be facing a 49ers defense that gave up an NFL-low 5.9 yards per target to tight ends this season (including playoffs).

Travis Kelce
TE KC (8)
Wed 1/22/20 6:08 PM

Kelce (knee) was a limited practice participant Wednesday.
EDGE Analysis
Kelce experienced a cap on his practice reps in advance of the Chiefs' first two postseason contests, only to suit up on game day. With two weeks to prepare for the Super Bowl, he'll have plenty of time to get as close to 100 percent as possible. In the aforementioned matchups, he totaled 13 receptions (on 16 targets) for 164 yards and three touchdowns.

Travis Kelce
TE KC (8)
Sun 1/19/20 8:09 PM

Kelce caught three of four targets for 30 yards during Sunday's 35-24 win over the Titans.
EDGE Analysis
Kelce's monstrous performance last week clearly caught the attention of the Titans defense, who placed him in coverage early and often. He grabbed all but one of the looks thrown his way but did little of note outside his long gain of 18 yards. Despite this underwhelming effort, Kelce should be a focal point of the offense in the Super Bowl against either the 49ers or the Packers.