Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman (groin) on Washington

He was back in the practice area on Monday after sitting out Saturday's preseason win.

The Chiefs have played it slow, with Hardman upping the ante,

Although their presence in practice is a solid sign

That he could be on the field against the Packers in the finale on Thursday.

With Tyreek Hill's departure, Hardman will return to Kansas this season

A big part of City's vertical attack is ready to play;

The 24-year-old has covered at least 500 yards in each of his first three seasons

And has seen its reception overall climb steadily.