In a press conference with reporters today, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley indicated that first-round WR Jonathan Baldwin has fully recovered from a broken thumb he suffered in a preseason altercation with Thomas Jones:
"He has been working very hard, but he just hasn’t had a lot of action in a team setting," Haley said. "There are a lot of factors at play, the least of which is his health. We feel good about that. That’s why he’s practicing and that’s why he’s working. It’s just a matter of making sure come Sunday we have the right 46 (players) active and we’re doing what is best for the team."
Baldwin, a 6'4 228 WR from Pittsburgh, was drafted to complement Dwayne Bowe on the perimeter and give embattled QB Matt Cassel another weapon offensively.
However, wide receivers have one of the toughest transitions to make coming out of college, as they have to get used to the much more complicated passing offenses and vastly superior defensive backs at the NFL level.
As a result, Baldwin's status for the Chiefs game against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday is still undetermined.