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Chiefs-Titans preseason: KC starters will play into third quarter

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The Kansas City Chiefs final preseason game before the initial wave of roster cuts comes on Friday night at Arrowhead Stadium against the Tennessee Titans.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid told reporters that the starters will play "somewhere three in three quarters" which will be the most amount of work the first team has seen this season. The Chiefs starters played the first half last week against Seattle.

The second team would then come in after the game. No word on if the third team will see any action in this game. I'm assuming Aaron Murray will see plenty of action in the preseason finale.

This playing time schedule for the third preseason game is normal for Reid and most of the NFL. Unless your name is Todd Haley, you use this game as the warmup to the season with your starters and then sit the important players next week for the preseason finale.

"Well, the way we do it now it's important for sure, yeah," Reid said when asked if the third preseason game is the most important. "For the ones, it's kind of the final tune up and that's what most teams do around the league, so I would tell you yeah."

The Chiefs will be short-handed with a number of injuries, including both tackles, but Reid says that won't affect their approach to this game.

"Just like we did last week, we played, we called the stuff that we call and we roll with it," Reid said.

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