Chiefs DT Chris Jones, WR Mecole Hardman Expect to Practice Monday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs returned to their training complex on Monday to resume workouts ahead of Thursday’s preseason finale against the Green Bay Packers, and they expect to have two starters back on the field.

Defensive tackle Chris Jones and wide receiver Mecole Hardman both plan to work on Monday after sitting out Saturday’s win over Washington. Jones has been experiencing back spasms while Hardman has been dealing with a groin issue.

Cornerback Rashad Fenton, who exited Saturday’s game with a groin injury, is not scheduled to practice on Monday. Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo said it’s a tough break for Fenton, who just returned to action after offseason shoulder surgery. Fenton had just returned to his role as a starter opposite L’Jarius Sneed. Rookies Joshua Williams and Jaylen Watson expect to receive work this week in his absence.

“But we’re going to be careful with it and hopefully get him back soon,” Spagnuolo said. “But right now I think Jaylen and Joshua would take the bulk of his reps.”

Defensive end Carlos Dunlap is a new addition to the injury report due to an achilles issue. He also did not play in Saturday’s game against the Commanders.

Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee), tight end Blake Bell (hip) and running back Derrick Gore (thumb) also won’t practice Monday. Right tackle Lucas Niang (knee) remains on the physically unable to perform list.