Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 9/4

In typical Chiefs' fashion, all the news hit on a Friday evening. For those of you who haven't heard, Page signed and the roster cuts began. The latest updates on those stories and all the other Kansas City Chiefs news waits below. Happy holiday weekend!

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Friday that S Jarrad Page has signed his restricted free agent tender. The club also released seven players: TE Leroy Banks, WR Rich Gunnell, G/C Lemuel Jeanpierre, T/G Ikechuku Ndukwe, CB Mike Richardson, LB John Russell and G Dan Santucci.

CHIEFS RE-SIGN S JARRAD PAGE, RELEASE SEVEN PLAYERS from The Mothership

 

Here's the AP story on how the Page situation affects the roster: Chiefs Get Two Game Roster Exemption for Jarrad Page

The Chiefs threw the deep ball plenty during training camp but rarely tried during the preseason. That suggests that they will begin winging it down the field once the regular season begins or that other issues such as protection problems are interfering with their plans...

..."I’ve never scored in the preseason in my entire career, so I’m not worried," said Chambers, who is beginning his 10th NFL season. "Not one touchdown.

"It’s not that we didn’t have plays called and we didn’t want to throw the ball downfield. We just didn’t execute them. It’s not that we haven’t been practicing those plays. We work on that stuff all the time. I expect it to show up soon."

Chiefs offense shows good and bad signs from KC Star

OK, the time for excuses is over. Haley has proven coordinators he can trust in Charlie Weis and Romeo Crennel. That will enable Haley, in his second year, to delegate authority and not have to micro-manage every detail. The Chiefs have two drafts and two off-seasons of free agency to find their 'Right 53." And best of all, they have a favorable schedule that includes just three playoff teams from last year -San Diego (twice), Indianapolis and Arizona - so 8-8 is not too much to ask.

What We Should Expect for 2010 Football Season from The Sacramento Bee

KC Star Video: Chiefs Haley on competition at Linebacker

KC Star Video: Haley: Quarterback position under scrutiny

15. Kansas City Chiefs – Clark Hunt: Like his late father, Lamar, Clark runs his team with integrity and is considered a team player in league circles. Unlike Lamar, however, Clark prefers to delegate power and keep his distance, letting general manager Scott Pioli attempt to transform the team’s football operations department and talent-deficient roster. One of Hunt’s peers describes him as "an absentee owner. They were fifth in marketing at one point under Lamar; you won’t see that again..."

Owner rankings, Part 2: Split decision at top from Yahoo! Sports

Christian Okoye, the "Nigerian Nightmare". Played for Kansas City Chiefs and earned his nickname due to his punishing style of running through tacklers. Teammate Irv Eatman is credited for the nickname.

NFL's Greatest Nicknames and How They Were Created! from Bleacher Report

Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs who have completed the renovation of Arrowhead Stadium this year. Last year Daktronics designed and manufactured oval-shaped LED end zone displays that utilize popular HD-16 technology, according to the company. The Chiefs also added large LED ribbon boards to enhance the experience for their fans. Daktronics has systems working in 29 of 31 NFL venues and is recognized as the world’s number one LED video manufacturer by independent marketing research firm iSuppli, according to the company.

Daktronics Super Systems Lighting Up NFL Stadiums

Jon McGraw and Jordy Nelson are both Kansas boys to the roots. They grew up in Riley County and are a true inspiration to the kids who now wear the same uniforms they once wore.

Falcon player Jake Henderson says, "It makes me think that maybe, if they can do it, then maybe I can do it." Riley County Head Football Coach Steve Wagner says, "When Jon first made it in the NFL I think that inspired, that put the seed in Jordy's mind and seeing both of them out there has to put the seed in a lot of other kids here who think they might have the chance to do the same thing."

Riley County football alums now in the pros bring inspiration to young players from KTKA.com

It’s not that difficult to put together a narrative that takes the Kansas City Chiefs from the outhouse to the penthouse in 2010. Of course, a few bounces will have to go their way, beginning on Sept. 13 when they host the San Diego Chargers.

Kansas City has the easiest NFL matchup schedule, an elite running game and the Chiefs did a great job of addressing their biggest weaknesses in the offseason.

The Chargers may find that this isn’t the same team they beat twice last season by a combined score of 80-21.

 

NFL Odds: Week 1 trends and angles from DonBest.com

Elvis Dumervil's season is officially sacked.

The Denver Broncos had been holding out hope the league's top sacker would make a quicker than anticipated recovery from a torn chest muscle and return to action in December.

Dumervil, however, posted a message on his Twitter account Friday night that confirmed an NFL.com report he'll be going on injured reserve, ending his season.

Dumervil confirms his season is over from KC Star

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