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Chiefs welcome Sean Smith back with open arms this week

Aug 15, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith against the Arizona Cardinals during a preseason NFL football game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 15, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith against the Arizona Cardinals during a preseason NFL football game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Chiefs could use all the defensive help available after what Aaron Rodgers just did to them.

They'll get some relief from an in-house source this week when suspended cornerback Sean Smith returns.

"I'll know more once I see him run around," head coach Andy Reid told reporters about Smith's status. "I would tell you yes, that's the thought (to have him start)."

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And not a moment too soon for a secondary that surrendered five touchdowns on Monday night. Smith brings a level of physicality to the Chiefs that other DBs just don't.

Moreover, his return will allow rookie star Marcus Peters to sink back into a reserve role and learn. He'll find plenty of note-taking opportunities when Smith battles Bengals star A.J. Green this week.

"I know he's been working out like crazy so it's a matter of getting him into the football swing of things," Reid said. "Probably put him right back in and get him going."
(h/t Arrowhead Pride)