KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 04: A general view of Arrowhead Stadium as the NFL lockout looms while negotiations are extended on March 4, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Good morning. We're almost there (stay on target). Opening Day is just a week away. Yeah, I'm just a little excited. Most of you saw all of yesterday's updates on the roster cuts. Today's Kansas City Chiefs news has some recaps/analysis of those moves, and a peek at Chiefs bars in Vegas. Enjoy!
The Chiefs trimmed 27 players in their final round of roster moves, and they can easily flourish without 26 of them.
But it will be difficult for the passing game to thrive without tight end Tony Moeaki. Their second-leading pass receiver last season, Moeaki injured his left knee in Thursday night’s final preseason game at Green Bay.
Chiefs Lose Moeaki for the Season from KC Star
Not sure what this says about the Chiefs roster or depth of talent, but among the 25 players released, only two started games last season for the Chiefs – FB Mike Cox and WR Verran Tucker. They combined for four starts.
Quick Hits On 53-Man Roster from Bob Gretz
The Chiefs announced the first edition of the club’s 53-man roster shortly after 5:00 PM Saturday evening. In total, 25 players were waived and two were sent to injured reserve.
Here are 10 things that stand out to me about Kansas City’s roster.
About the First 53... from The Mothership
"It's always nerve-racking," Greenwood said in a phone interview on Saturday night after avoiding the axe. "You don't know what's going to happen. You can't control any of that."
As an undrafted free agent last year, Greenwood played every game on special teams for the Chiefs last season and is expected to have a similar role this year.
Kingston Native Cracks Chiefs Roster from The Kingston Whig Standard
Another local standout, former Pomperaug High running back Shane Bannon, was cut loose by the Kansas City Chiefs.
After enjoying a stellar four-year career at Yale, Bannon was selected by Kansas City in the seventh round (223rd overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.
Lutrus, Orlovsky Released in Final Roster Cuts from ctpost.com
One day after the Patriots hosted offensive lineman Andre Gurode, they had another veteran lineman in for a visit in Brian Waters, according to multiple reports...
...(According to Shalise Manza Young, the Patriots and Waters did talk contract when the two sat down on Saturday.)
What was Todd Haley trying to prove in the final preseason game? By keeping the Kansas City starters on the field into the fourth quarter Haley exposed KC's weaknesses. After all if the Chiefs starters struggled against the Packers reserves, what will happen when they face starters from the likes of San Diego, New England and Pittsburgh?
NFL PReseason Observations from 620 WTMJ
Kansas City Chiefs
The Blue Diamond Saloon, 6935 Blue Diamond Road (near Rainbow Boulevard), 896-1455. Drink specials include $12 buckets of five domestic beers, $7 domestic pitchers and $5 bomb shots...
...Joey's Tavern, 7081 W. Craig Road (at U.S. Highway 95), 215-3300. During morning games, a Little Joey's Breakfast (two eggs with a choice of applewood-smoked bacon or sausage with breakfast potatoes and two hotcakes) for $4.95 and a rotating roster of Kansas City-style weekly barbecue specials (including such items as beef tips, ribs and chicken skewers) at prices ranging from $5.95 to $6.95.
Bars Ready to Pour for New NFL Season from The Las Vegas Review-Journal