Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 9/3

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 1: Brandon Flowers #24 of the Kansas City Chiefs runs with the football after an interception during a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on September 1, 2011 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

Good morning! We have a light day of Kansas City Chiefs news for you. Be sure to keep checking back with us for updates on the cuts to get to a 53 man roster. There were a couple posted last night from Twitter, and there's another in this post. Good luck to all of the players that are cut today. Enjoy.

The deadline for NFL teams to reach the 53-man limit is Saturday afternoon, but many teams already got to work on Friday. Arizona and Pittsburgh pretty much have finished up their moves. There weren’t any surprises among those 50-plus decisions.

The Chiefs were busy on Friday as well, but as is their way, they were not releasing any names of those removed from the roster.

The Waiting Game... Saturday Cup O'Chiefs from Bob Gretz

Jamaal Charles ended the preseason without the signature long runs that have defined his last two seasons, and two fumbles Thursday further soured him on his own performance...

"...I feel like I played disgusting," Charles said afterward.

Charles Disappointed So Far from KC Star

The Chiefs must clear 27 roster spaces by 5:00 PM (CST) Saturday. Multiply that total by 32 teams and 864 moves will occur before the deadline as team’s decrease rosters from 80 players to 53.

With several players missing more than a week of practice, a trip to injured reserve is likely to be part of the transaction mix.

Chiefs Nearing Roster Decisions from The Mothership

Charles doesn’t always hold the ball tight to his body, and that’s usually when he runs into trouble. For all of his big-play ability, the Chiefs can’t afford to play Charles if he’s giving up the ball.

He had a fumbling problem earlier in his career but secured the ball better last season, when he rushed for 1,467 yards and lost two fumbles

Kansas City Chiefs Team Report: Jamaal Charles' Fumbling Problems Return from SportingNews

That’s it for preseason football and there was a lot to take away from Thursday night’s preseason finale in Green Bay. Let’s re-wind our five pre-game focus points. As always, original pre-game text is in italic with post-game analysis in bold.

Green Bay Take Five Rewind from The Mothership

Zeke Markshausen didn’t let a knee injury stop the small-town receiver from North Boone from becoming a Big Ten star.

Nor did he let another knee injury ruin his NFL hopes.

So he’s still holding out hope after the Kansas City Chiefs waived him in their final cuts Friday afternoon.

Former North Boone Star Markshausen Cut by Chiefs from The Rockford Register Star

During a public celebration of Kowalski's life Friday, Lions president Tom Lewand announced the Lions will re-name their press room after Kowalski. They will set up a scholarship in Kowalski's name and will donate a portion of their concessions proceeds from their first home game, Sept. 18 against the Kansas City Chiefs, to charities that he supported.

Classy Memorial From Lions, Roger Goodell from ESPN

#6. Kansas City Chiefs- (10-6)- The most surprising team last year aims to make a deep playoff run on the backs of running back tandem of Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones.

The duo led the NFL in rushing yards with 164.2 yards per game. This division is tricky considering San Diego will contend for the AFC West title as well. San Diego had the best aerial offense last year while the Chiefs had the number one rush offense. I'll take a run offense any day over a heavy pass set.

Prediction- (10-6 AFC West Champs)- History shows that running the ball is the most secure offense, which is why K.C. will repeat as AFC West Champions.

Power Predictions and NFL Rankings from Dakota Student

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