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Over his 13-year NFL career, linebacker has been Mike Vrabel’s football home.
But every once in awhile, Vrabel gets to play tight end; it started in 2002 with the Patriots and has continued through this season. He has caught 11 passes over his career, all for touchdowns. He was thrown a 12th pass. Vrabel actually made that catch, but officials ruled he was out of bounds at the back of the end zone.
A dozen passes to a linebacker and he caught them all. Not a single dropped pass.
Maybe it’s time to have Vrabel start working with the Chiefs receivers. At this point, Todd Haley would welcome any help.
The Chiefs are leading the NFL in dropped passes with 37 in 12 games.
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"Anybody can play for a 12-2 team in December," Vrabel said. "When things are good, it’s all fun and games. This is not fun and games. But we’re going to stay professional about it.
"Has it been different? Yes. But I expected it to be different. It’s not that I like it any less. There are good guys here. This can be a humbling business. We’re all measured by the success of the team.
"You can’t really sit there and wallow in it. We’ve got to finish strong and start developing a program around here that people want to be a part of."
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The Chiefs, in conjunction with the Marine Corps, will continue its 44th annual Toys for Tots campaign during Sunday’s game.
The Marines are asking Chiefs fans to bring new and unwrapped toys for children up to 13 years old to the Arrowhead Stadium turnstiles between 10:30 a.m. and noon. Fans may choose to make a financial contribution in lieu of a toy. Cash or checks made payable to "Toys for Tots" will also be collected at stadium entry points by the Marines.
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