Chiefs’ Andy Reid using cane after knee replacement surgery

Andy Reid is entering his third year with the Kansas City Chiefs. 

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INDIANAPOLIS — Chiefs coach Andy Reid vowed Wednesday that he will be ready for the start of the season despite needing a cane to get around the scouting combine following knee replacement surgery.

Reid skipped attending the Senior Bowl because of the procedure, which occurred after the Chiefs finished 9-7 and missed the playoffs. He joked that he "won’t be starting on PUP" — the physically unable to perform list for players that are recovering from injuries.

"I’ll be ready to go," the Chiefs coach said.

Reid is entering his third year in Kansas City. But the team he takes to the field this fall figures to be much different than the one he inherited. The Chiefs have numerous holes to fill through free agency and the draft, and the combine is one step in that process.