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Chiefs RB Isiah Pacheco 'absolutely' to be full strength for opener

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Running back Isiah Pacheco, who missed all of offseason practice after having surgeries for shoulder and hand injuries, said he would "absolutely'' be at full strength on Sept. 7 when the Kansas City Chiefs begin defense of their Super Bowl championship against the Detroit Lions.

"I trust the staff and we were able to work out a plan,'' said Pacheco, who led the Chiefs in rushing last season as a rookie, gaining 830 yards and scoring five touchdowns. "I'm getting back into shape and we're working.''

Pacheco has been a limited participant in practice this week as the Chiefs are holding a mini-camp mostly for quarterbacks and rookies.