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September already? Seriously? It's odd that it feels like time is flying, but I also feel like I've been waiting forever for the season to start. Just a few more days to go! In the meantime, enjoy today's Kansas City Chiefs news.

Tuesday was just another day at Chiefs practice, with a lot of this and a lot of that, and during another long session in the sun, it’s easy sometimes for the action to fade into a two-hour blur.

Then Dexter McCluster lines up somewhere in the offense, and there’s reason to pay attention. So Tuesday, the rookie took turns at receiver, Wildcat quarterback and kick returner, and he looked like a weapon at all three positions. Add running back to the equation, and coach Todd Haley has a quandary to contend with — because those on the sideline aren’t the only ones who pay attention when McCluster lines up.

Dexter McCluster is a jack of all trades for Chiefs' offense from KC Star

As the starting quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, Cassel is hoping to reverse the fortunes of a franchise that has gone 6-26 the last two years and hasn’t won a playoff game since the 1993 season.

"I’m excited about this kid," Chiefs coach Todd Haley. "He’s still developing. He’s still making progress. For him to go into this year with a stable environment should make a big difference."

This time Cassel has weapons around him from Yahoo! Sports

KC Star Photo Gallery: Dexter McCluster's preseason

Cassel indicated some frustration with the inability to get the ball down the field.

"Every offense wants to have the ability to make big plays and have production because when you get those big plays, it makes it a lot easier to not be on first, second and third down each and every time," he said. "There have been a few opportunities where we’ve kind of missed the (chance) to have that happen throughout the preseason." Hopefully that will become a positive for us."

Chiefs Buzz | Cassel wants big plays; Chiefs release Long; injury update from KC Star

The Kansas City Chiefs took on the Philadelphia Eagles last Friday night and were taken down by a score of 20-17.

On a night when the defense flourished, the Kansas City offense did not do as well overall. With this piece, I recapped what the offense did and didn't do against the boys from the city of brotherly love.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Philadelphia Eagles: Review of Chiefs Offense from Bleacher Report

Andy Reid says it’s nothing to be concerned about. Ask him about the Eagles’ offensive line and he says not to worry, everything is fine.

OK, but why is that I can’t stop thinking back to last Friday’s game and all the times the Kansas City Chiefs poured in on Kevin Kolb like commuters coming through the subway turnstiles at rush hour? I didn’t just imagine that, did I?

Didinger: Questions Surround Eagles' O-Line from

Following the news of Stephen Strasburg being injured for the Washington Nationals, ESPN columnist Bill Simmons "tweeted" the following:

"Updated list of sports cities that God apparently hates: Cleveland, Buffalo, Seattle, Washington."

Kansas City is missing from that list. And it's missed on most "these sports cities are jinxed" lists.

Kansas City underrated for its sports misery from The Kansas City Kansan

If things play out this season as I expect them too NFL fans should be treated to an epic duel for Defensive Rookie of the Year Honors between defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and safety Eric Berry.

Suh and Berry, both top five picks, come into the NFL with incredible hype, and I expect them both to live up to it.

Battle Of The Beasts: Ndamukong Suh Against Eric Berry For DROY from Bleacher Report

In a perfect world, my starting fantasy lineup this season would feature Drew Brees, Chris Johnson, Adrian Peterson, Andre Johnson, Randy Moss, Miles Austin and Jermichael Finley. That would be the same perfect world in which my daughter rides her pet unicorn to school, Scarlett Johansson stalked me and the IRS didn’t exist.

Well, two out of three ain’t bad, right? (Hey, Scarlett, for the last time — no means no!)

The Perfect Draft: Not an elusive fantasy from KC Star

Bill Grigsby, the grand ambassador for Kansas City and member of the Chiefs’ radio team for 46 years, has had a setback.

Grigsby, 88, told me he is battling a form of prostate cancer. Grigs has undergone treatment for the disease and, like everything in his life, he is optimistic about beating the illness.

Say a prayer for ol’ Grigs from The Red Zone

Eric McClung: A surprise running back or wide receiver that will score double-digit touchdowns, you ask? How about someone that will be playing both positions! Rookie Dexter McCluster of the Kansas City Chiefs will be all over the field with ample opportunity to record explosive plays and long-distance scores. In addition to playing slot receiver, McCluster will see time in the backfield, and was even paired with Jamaal Charles in the backfield during a preseason game.

FF Roundtable: 10-Touchdown Surprise Player from RotoTimes [editor's note: Chambers is also mentioned further down the article]

31. Todd Haley, Kansas City Chiefs

...I think if we learned one thing from the Pete Carroll Era it is when an NFL coach needs to switch things up in order to try and reach his players it usually doesn't end well. I smell a cowboy hat and a chin full of dip by Week 6.


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