Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 8/25

Good morning! Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy.

Haley said that, in addition to the three linemen expected to begin the season as starters — Gregg and ends Tyson Jackson and Glenn Dorsey — the linemen who make the team and the active roster will be those with several talents.

"Some of these guys," Haley said, "during regular practice are working one area, whether a sub or a base, and in that period, they’re getting the other and are really just trying to develop the skills and the technique to be a crossover guy.

Chiefs' Defensive Line - A Puzzle Early On - Is Putting The Pieces Together from KC Star

Two members of that recruiting class went to high schools 50 miles apart in the northwest reaches of the sprawl that is Los Angeles. They were two of the best players in the state, and they had both received national recognition for their talents. One was an athletic quarterback from Chatsworth High School by the name of Matt Cassel. The other was a speedy wide receiver out of Hueneme High School in Oxnard by the name of Keary Colbert.  

A Couple of Trojans Reunited from Bob Gretz

KC Star Photo Gallery: Chiefs' Back To Football Bash at Arrowhead

There was a lot of scoring zone work in the practice. In the seven-on-seven drill, the offense ran 11 plays inside the 10-yard line and put the ball into the end zone five times. Cassel was 6 of 8 passing with 4 TDs, while Tyler Palko was 1 of 4 for 1 TD. It was a competitive period against the No. 1 base defense, including a pushing match between RB Jackie Battle and CB Javier Arenas.

Pre-Season Practice Update  - 8/24 from Bob Gretz

The Chiefs lost a valuable reserve linebacker and special-teams player Tuesday when Brandon Siler tore his Achilles’ tendon. The Chiefs made no announcement, but Siler is lost for the season...

...He has had surgery to reattach the tendon.

Chiefs Lose Brandon Siler for Season With Torn Achilles' from KC Star

Q: What have you seen out of Matt Cassel that gives you an indication that he can build on the progress he made last year?

HALEY: "Probably too much to mention. Matt is passionate about trying to be part of and help take this team to high places. He’s not content. He’s not a guy that appears to me that is going to be content very often, regardless of how good he does. He’s getting better every day. I’ll say one more time: When you don’t scheme offensively, it’s a tough task for those guys on offense.

Q&A with Todd Haley 8/24 from The Mothership

Though Bowe wasn't involved in the melee -- that would've been running back Thomas Jones mixing it up with Baldwin -- he is the best person to help Baldwin grow from all this drama.

It wasn't that long ago that many people wondered if Bowe would ever overcome his own maturity issues. Now, it's time to question whether he has the chops to do what real leaders do once they've arrived.

Chiefs' Bowe, Baldwin of Same Mold from ESPN

In the two-hour session at Arrowhead Stadium, the Chiefs held a number of 11-v-11 periods matching up the first-team offense against the first-team defense. Now just 18 days away from kicking off the regular season, Haley also held a developmental scrimmage for an extended evaluation of youngsters and reserve players.

Camp Report: Back to Football Bash Brings Fireworks from The Mothership

The offense, the team's weakest link during last season's stretch run, did get a needed upgrade at the skill positions, but this still isn't the 2008 Cardinals and Cassel isn't Kurt Warner. Though the Chiefs have built a good base of talent and are headed in the right direction for the long term, another double-digit win season seems like a stretch.

Kansas City Chiefs 2011 Season Preview from The Miami Herald

Fan participants were selected by being the first to RSVP for the season ticket holder training camp event that took place August 15th in St. Joseph. Because of inclement weather on that date, the Q&A was moved to August 24th.

The 30-minute session featured a number of good questions that covered all aspects of the Chiefs organization. Here are four topics I found to be especially insightful…

Season Ticket Holders Connect With Chiefs Executives In Open Q&A from The Mothership

Matthew Szymkowski from Los Angeles wants to know if I think the Kansas City Chiefs will pick up a receiver.

Bill Williamson: With Jonathan Baldwin out for at least the rest of the preseason, I think the Chiefs will keep their eyes open and could add someone.

AFC West Mailbag from ESPN

Chiefs fans of all ages can see the Chiefs players on stage and show their team spirit on Monday, Aug. 29 at the Official Chiefs Kickoff Rally. Nate Bukaty of Sports Radio 810 WHB and Chiefs Insider Josh Looney will host the event from the KC Live Stage at the Power and Light District.

Official Chiefs Kickoff Rally Set from The Mothership

A Kansas City Chiefs scout attended Wednesday's practice. Embree coached the tight ends in Kansas City from 2006-08 under Herm Edwards.

CU Buffs Not Taking It Easy In Practice from The Daily Camera

Here's a look at the five playoff teams from ’10 who are in the greatest danger of missing the party in ’11:

2. Kansas City Chiefs. They've lost the guiding hand of Charlie Weis on offense, and it has been evident in a pair of popless performances in the preseason. The Chiefs’ strength still lies in a running game featuring Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones, but there's still a big question of whether Matt Cassel is armed with the passing firepower to stay with the conference's top offenses.

Danger Zone: Jets, Colts Among 2010 Playoff Teams That Could Miss the Cut from SportingNews

Trent Green knows about paying dues.

He was hardly recruited out of high school. He threw more interceptions than touchdowns in college. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the eighth round, which doesn't even exist now, and couldn't make it in the CFL, where he was cut after one season as a backup.

It all makes him appreciate the path Matt Cassel has walked.

Chiefs' Cassel Has Paid His Dues On Climb To Top from The News Tribune

Four players have been ruled out for the Chiefs game because of injuries: DTs Jermelle Cudjo (back) and Fred Robbins (back), TE Michael Hoomanawanui (calf) and S Mikail Baker (knee).

Rams Want Close Look At New OLBs from STL Today

A St. Louis Rams team that's trying to turn the corner in 2011 can look across the sidelines at its next preseason opponent for inspiration.

The Kansas City Chiefs produced one of the NFL's biggest turnarounds last season, rising up from a dreadful 4-12 campaign in head coach Todd Haley's 2009 debut to record 10 wins and a surprise AFC West title.

NFL Preseason Preview - St. Louis (2-0) at Kansas City (0-2) from The Charlotte Observer

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