According to ESPN.com’s Adam Teicher, Hill (knee) resumed training Thursday.
Hill reportedly returned violently, catching a Patrick Mahomes touchdown on his first practice goal. The fast wide receiver initially did not participate in practice due to knee tendonitis on Tuesday, but this does not appear to pose a threat to his availability in Week 1.
According to Nate Taylor of The Athletic, Hill missed training Tuesday due to knee tendonitis.
Hill put on cushions for part of Tuesday’s practice and lifted weights in the bench tent. In the five NFL seasons, he missed only 6 games, including two unconscious absences in Week 17. Knee tendonitis does not appear to be the main threat to his endurance record.
According to Herbie Teop of the Kansas City Stars, the Chiefs are openly competing for the wide receiver role behind Hill.
Sammy Watkins’ departure may see Hill and Travis Kelce face bigger goal moves, but the Chiefs may prefer that another receiver, Mecole Hardman, take up the challenge. In any case, Watkins’ three years in Kansas City were far from a goal, he averaged 5.9 points per game in 34 regular season games (he missed 14 games). The most important thing for Hill is that he and quarterback Patrick Mahoms stay healthy, because whenever that happens, the 27-year-old sprinter is the top five catcher (whether in real life or fantasy).