Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 9/2

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 23: Cornerback Brandon Flowers #24 of the Kansas City Chiefs returns an interception for a touchdown against quarterback Carson Palmer #3 of the Oakland Raiders in the fourth quarter on October 23, 2011 at Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Chiefs won 28-0. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

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"Derrick has been a fast healer," Crennel said. "We anticipate he'll play ready to go. We'll see through the course of the week how he progresses."

Flowers' condition appeared to improve last week. He didn't practice but one day was on the sideline doing some light running, cutting and backpedalling for the first time since the injury,

"Hopefully with this time off and this rest, he will be feeling better and he will start doing more things and be able to help us out on Sunday," Crennel said.

Crennel Optimistic Flowers, Others Could Return For Opener from KC Star

Eachus removed his shoulder pads and jersey following Thursday night's game at Lambeau Field exposing a back covered in red welts, cuts and bruises. He was Kansas City's workhorse this preseason, finishing the four-game exhibition slate with 34 carries for 206 yards.

All but three of those rushing attempts came in the final two preseason contests.

"I feel like I've done everything that I could (to make the team)," Eachus said after the preseason finale. "No matter what happens, I feel like I left everything on the field."

Nate Eachus Rushes Way Onto Chiefs Roster from The Mothership Video: Red & Gold 2012: Episode 8

The Chiefs unveiled an eight-man practice squad Saturday afternoon.

Highlighting the list are seventh-round draft picks Junior Hemingway and Jerome Long. The developmental roster also features three players who spent time on last year's practice squad - David Mims, Jamar Newsome and Lucas Patterson.

Chiefs Announce Eight-Man Practice Squad from The Mothership

In other news, a report out of Philadelphia today indicated the Chiefs are one of four teams that have shown interest in quarterback Mike Kafka, who was waived Friday by the Eagles.

Chiefs reserve quarterback Brady Quinn was banged up in Thursday's preseason finale at Green Bay.

Chiefs Put Eight On Practice Squad from KC Star

The banged-up Kansas City Chiefs are in wait-and-see mode with several injured players heading into their season opener against the Atlanta Falcons next Sunday.

Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said Saturday that cornerback Brandon Flowers, defensive tackleAnthony Toribio, linebacker Derrick Johnson, backup quarterback Brady Quinn and safety Kendrick Lewis are all making progress, but their availability for Week 1 is uncertain.

Brandon Flowers Uncertain For Kansas City Chiefs Opener from The Associated Press via

The path to the NFL for Tanney has been full of twists and turns since completing his collegiate career at Monmouth. After spending the winter and spring at a training facility in Florida, Tanney was invited to attend a mini-camp in Pittsburgh, but instead took the Buffalo Bills up on their offer to attend their mini-camp in New York. His chances with the Bills took a blow when they signed veteran quarterback Vince Young at the opening of the mini-camp. Tanney then received an offer from Kansas City to attend their OTAs and landed a contract offer.

Monmouth's Tanney Lands On Chiefs' IR from WHBF

The attendance was up for camp this year as opposed to last year. The job Western did in accommodating the Cardinals may have opened its eyes as they are now looking for a new place to hold their training camp in the future other than Arizona.

"They expect a sense of quality, and we gave it to them," McGuffin said. "We provided shade for people because it was hot. Hy-Vee told me it was up in their concessions and that's good."

Chiefs Camp At Western Runs Smoothly In Third Year from The Griffon News

Here's why: (1) Chiefs backup Brady Quinn won the No. 2 job, but injured his neck during his final preseason performance. Kafka would be an insurance grab in Kansas City, where Quinn hasn't dazzled.

Mike Kafka Could Be A Patriot, Packer, Brown Or Chief? from

There is plenty to like about the Kansas City Chiefs except for the obvious: quarterback Matt Cassel is not in the same class as Manning or the Chargers' Philip Rivers. That's O.K. if the Chiefs can run the way they want (they brought in Peyton Hillis to pair with Jamaal Charles, who is coming off a knee injury), and if Cassel can rely on receiver Dwayne Bowe (who reported late to camp after not even looking at the new playbook) and tight ends Tony Moeaki and Kevin Boss. The real key to Kansas City's hopes will be its powerhouse defense, which showed an ability to pressure quarterbacks and cover receivers last season.

A.F.C. West Preview: Broncos' Success Hinges On Manning's from The New York Times

Boulevard 80-Acre Hoppy Wheat

This newly released, year-round beer from Kansas City's major craft brewery has the fragrant, floral aroma of an India pale ale backed by a smooth, wheaty flavor. Definitely a crowd-pleaser on gameday for hop-heads and wheat freaks alike.

The 2012 NFL Beer Bible from Esquire

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