Good morning, from a still soggy central NJ. Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy!
The Chiefs locker room was a collection of tired bodies on Tuesday.
It wasn’t so much because their practice that morning had been so wearing. Actually, it was designed to feel like a Friday regular season practice, which is the shortest workout of each week.
It’s just that it was practice No. 20, on top of about the same number of walkthrough practices, countless meetings, 39 major conditioning workouts and three pre-season games.
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For most of his three-plus seasons in Kansas City, cornerback Brandon Flowers has been seen as a defender with elite skills, always on the verge of a breakout season. Now, as Flowers begins his fourth year — and final season of his rookie contract — he said he believes he already has shown that he’s one of the NFL’s best corners.
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On a pass play where RB Dexter McCluster went flying down the right sideline, who was running with him step-for-step? OLB Justin Houston showed his wheels on the play and had McCluster covered up, forcing QB Matt Cassel to look elsewhere for a target.
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The starters took a larger than normal share of the practice snaps for the second straight day. The Chiefs also did some game-planning for Thursday night’s final preseason game against the Packers in Green Bay.
Those are signs that coach Todd Haley intends to play the starters more than usual for a fourth exhibition game.
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The "bucket drill" made its return to practice Tuesday afternoon – two trash cans stacked on top of one another and placed in the back corner of the end zone for quarterbacks to loft the football into. Throwing from about 30-yard away, an unexpected winner arose Tuesday afternoon.
Tuesday’s Final Score
QBs Coach Jim Zorn: 3
Off. Quality Control Coach Nick Sirianni: 1
Chiefs QBs: 0
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It doesn’t appear first-round WR Jonathan Baldwin (broken thumb) will be ready when the regular season begins. Baldwin worked off to the side running routes during Tuesday’s practice, but nobody was throwing to him.
Baldwin still has his right thumb heavily wrapped and won’t play in Thursday’s final exhibition game at Green Bay.
Fresh off what many inside the Chiefs organization are calling one of the better weeks of practice this training camp, Kansas City still seeks a taste of positive reinforcement in Thursday night’s preseason finale at Green Bay.
"I’d like us to feel like we’re making progress," Head Coach Todd Haley said.
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Carr and Carter were born 18 days apart. They were teammates at Carman-Ainsworth High School in Flint, Mich. They played together at Grand Valley State, a Division II school in Allendale, Mich. And for three weeks, they were both part of the Chiefs' roster.
"Considering where we came from, there aren't too many positive things going on where we are from," Carr said, players walking into a shower area nearby. "For us to be a bright spot on our city, I think it speaks volumes."
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Q: How close are you to finding the 53? Are there guys that go into this game where it’s make-or-break for the final few spots?
HALEY: "I never put it just on the game, but I made it pretty clear to all of them at the start of the week that there was still a lot of competition going on in a number of different areas. And some of those areas [are] in the front line, some of those areas [are] in the second core and some of them even into the third.
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With NFL training camps winding down many CFL teams are wondering if they may be welcoming back some familiar faces soon. NFL teams must reduce their rosters to 80 by Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET. The final 53-man rosters must be set by Saturday...
...Kansas City linebacker Cory Greenwood is hoping to remain in Missouri after surprising many, including the Toronto Argonauts who drafted him in 2010, by making the Chiefs last season based on his special teams play.
But even if a player does come back to Canada the immediate impact may not be what fans expect. It may take players time to wrap their head around the fact their NFL dream may be over. New play books must be studied and personnel met. Team chemistry may be altered for better or worse.
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