KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce may eventually get bumped back to a supporting role in Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks at Arrowhead Stadium. But with starter Anthony Fasano not practicing today because of a sore knee and Demetrius Harris out for the season because of a broken foot, Kelce figures to get a lot of work against the Seahawks.
The Chiefs limited Kelce's snaps early in the season in part because he was still learning the playbook. Coach Andy Reid said Kelce is now ready for more in case Fasano doesn't play against the Seahawks or his workload is limited.
"At the beginning of the year, we kind of kept the package (for Kelce) smaller," Reid said. "Then we've added to it. He's really kind of up to speed with the whole deal right now."
Kelce had one of his worst statistical games of the season last week in Buffalo, where he caught two passes for 19 yards. He did have a clutch, 13-yard reception on third down late in the game that gave the Chiefs a fresh set of downs and allowed them to burn most of what remained on the clock.
Kelce had been leading the Chiefs in catches most of the season but was finally overtaken by Dwayne Bowe in Buffalo. Opponents have shifted their coverage in Kelce's direction.
"I noticed it a little bit," Kelce said. "But at the same time, I don't think it's (a reason) why I haven't had the same numbers or why I'm getting (fewer) catches.
"It's just the nature of the offense. Right now, we're moving the chains and winning ball games."
The Chiefs added a third tight end, Phillip Supernaw, this week. Reid said the Chiefs would attempt to get him ready to play against Seattle.
"We'll get him in the mix and give him an opportunity to go," Reid said.