Chiefs right tackle Eric Fisher on track to return to lineup in Week 3

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs have shuffled the right side of the offense line through two games of the regular season.

Offensive lineman Jah Reid filled in at right tackle while Eric Fisher recovers from a high-ankle sprain.

Sept. 17; 2015; Kansas City, MO: Chiefs tackle Eric Fisher (72) during pregame warm-ups against the Denver Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium. (Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal)

Sept. 17; 2015; Kansas City, MO: Chiefs tackle Eric Fisher (72) during pregame warm-ups against the Denver Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium. (Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal)

But the front five could be at full strength when the Chiefs return to practice in the coming days in preparation for Week 3’s game against the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football.

“Fish(er) did good today,” coach Andy Reid said Monday during a media conference call. “He’s feeling better, so he’ll be at the right tackle spot, and then we’ll just see how he does. I want to see how he does once we get rolling here.”

The Chiefs conducted a 10-10-10 workout Monday, are off Tuesday, then return Wednesday for film study and weight lifting before practicing Thursday.

Fisher’s anticipated return to the first-team offense is good news after he did not start in Weeks 1-2, seeing a total of three snaps on offense and 10 on special teams during that span.

The break between Week 2’s Thursday night game to the present afforded Fisher the opportunity to continue the healing process from an injury suffered on Aug. 17.

“Some of this bit of rest has helped him out,” Reid said. “Looks like he’s headed in the right direction, so we’ll see how he does on Thursday, which would be a Wednesday practice.”

Another reason for optimism surrounds guard Jeff Allen, who hasn’t played since suffering a knee injury in the preseason opener on Aug. 14.

Allen, who practiced fully in Week 2, was inactive for the first two regular-season games, but continues to receive work.

“Jeff is working in,” Reid said. “He’s kind of rotating in with the group there.”

Reid said left tackle Donald Stephenson, who suffered a “basketball sprain” in Week 2, practiced Monday and should be available.

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Herbie Teope is the lead Chiefs beat writer for ChiefsDigest.com and The Topeka Capital-Journal. Use the contact page to reach him or find him on Twitter: @HerbieTeope.

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