The Facts: Pacheco might not have to start training camp on active/physically unable to perform after all. A day after Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Pacheco was a PUP candidate, Pacheco worked out with the quarterbacks and the rookies Wednesday, Jesse Newell of the Kansas City Star reports. Pacheco wore a yellow non-contact jersey and did not compete in seven-on-seven drills.
Diehards Line: Pacheco, a 2022 seventh-round pick out of Rutgers, led the Chiefs with 830 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns as a rookie. He also had 13 catches for 130 yards. Pacheco totaled 262 yards from scrimmage and one touchdown in Kansas City’s three postseason victories. “During OTAs, I know that he wanted to be out there a lot,” Chiefs rookie receiver Rashee Rice said of Pacheco, via Newell. “So him just running down that hill and being ready — even to just do the warmup — he’s moving as fast as he can just in the warmup. We could just tell he’s excited to be on the field right now. ...” Stay tuned.