KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 24: The Seattle Seahawks face off against the Kansas City Chiefs during the NFL preseason game at Arrowhead Stadium on August 24, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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The Chiefs announced the release of 14 players Sunday afternoon, 24 hours before the NFL requires teams to trim their roster size to a maximum of 75 players.
Rosters will be trimmed again on Friday, August 31st to a maximum of 53 players.
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Chiefs running back Nate Eachus fought, scratched, pushed and pounded for every yard as if his job depended on it.
Eachus mashed his way for 98 yards in 10 carries in the second half of the Chiefs' 44-14 preseason loss to Seattle Friday night, including a 7-yard touchdown run in which he dragged three Seahawks across the goal line.
The performance bought him at least another week on the Chiefs' roster.
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The Chiefs still don't know when they will get back CB Brandon Flowers, who has been out since July 31 with a heel injury. The secondary took another hit on Friday when CB Jalil Brown asked to come off the field midway through the third quarter after defending Braylon Edwards on a deep ball. Brown, who had replaced Flowers in the starting lineup, injured his groin and Crennel said both he and Flowers are unlikely to play on Thursday at Green Bay. CB Jacques Reeves will likely get the start.
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"Quarterback is always a focal position," Cassel said. "The thing about our fans . . . I've been asked about the boos at the softball game, but the fact of the matter is I'm in the grocery store, and people come up and say, 'I support you, great job . . .' and I'm out with my wife, and they come up to us, thanking us, offering to buy us a drink.
"I live here year-round. A lot of people think I go back to California. I don't. I love Kansas City. I love being here, and the people have been amazing to myself and my wife. You hear this stuff, a lot is written about the fans not liking Matt Cassel, but since being here, I haven't experienced that. I've experienced a lot of people who are very supportive and positive. "
"This is exactly what we've needed isn't it honey?"
A mother commented as she knelt down to her toddler who was focused on a playground being built just a few feet away.
In May of 2011 after the storm passed, the wind settled, and the dust cleared the community of Joplin discovered the destruction the EF5 tornado had brought to their town. Since that day the Hunt family and the Chiefs organization have committed to long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts in Joplin. Just as the mother had said, this is exactly what the community needed.
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The NFL preseason is a time for teams to figure out what works and what doesn't, which plays work better than others and which players will round out those 53-man rosters. It also gives players a chance to practice their touchdown celebrations.
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It certainly wasn't ideal for the Green Bay Packers to be down to two tight ends for practice Sunday, but coach Mike McCarthy wasn't complaining about the workload in gave starter Jermichael Finley in the steamy Don Hutson Center.
With only one preseason game left - this Thursday against Kansas City - Finley hasn't gotten as much work as he or the team would have preferred this preseason.
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