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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 8/30

Good morning! Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy.

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Sports Illustrated's Robert Klemko: "It Will Probably be the Number One Defense in the NFL" from The Mothership

On the defensive side of the ball, Klemko points to the linebackers group of Justin Houston, Derrick Johnson and Tamba Hali, who he believes make up one of the best groups in recent NFL history.

"You'd have to probably go back to the early 2000s Ravens linebacker group when they first got Terrell Suggs and Ray Lewis was in his prime," Klemko said of finding a group on that level. "That's the only one that really compares to it. You could make a case for the Seahawks, but that might just be because their defensive line makes those guys look so good.

"When you watch the Chiefs, you can tell that that's the heart of their defense." Video: Chiefs Blueprint: March to the 53

Chiefs RB Charcandrick West has concussion from Chiefs Digest

West will go through the NFL's concussion protocol before returning to the field.

The second-year pro currently leads the Chiefs through three preseason games with 89 yards rushing on 19 carries, averaging 4.7 yards rushing per attempt.

Chiefs return to work Sunday with smaller roster from ESPN

The Chiefs don't have to be at this week's NFL limit of 75 players until Tuesday afternoon, but they won't wait that long to make all 15 of their necessary roster moves. This round of cuts won't be that difficult. Many of the developmental players who didn't get in the game against the Titans won't be at practice today.

The Chiefs, like all NFL teams, have to be at the regular-season limit of 53 players by Saturday afternoon, and that's where the decisions will get difficult.

Chiefs begin trimming roster, waive TE Adam Schiltz from Chiefs Digest

The roster moves have begun ahead of Tuesday's league-wide deadline for teams to cut personnel from 90 to 75 players.

The Chiefs on Saturday waived tight end Adam Schiltz and rookie cornerback Kenneth Penny, sources familiar with the transactions informed The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Chiefs have not announced the transactions.

Early interception might have been best thing to happen to Aaron Murray from ESPN

Murray threw an interception on his third play when he tried to force a throw to Jeremy Maclin while floating to his left. The pass was overthrown, well over Maclin's head.

Maybe the interception was the best thing that could have happened to Murray and the Chiefs. They watched their young quarterback overcome the adversity to settle down and have the biggest night of his young NFL career.

Murray wound up completing 15-of-20 passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns in the Chiefs' 34-10 victory.

Aaron Murray answers early call to action in Chiefs' 34-10 win over Titans from Chiefs Digest

"Oh man, I was way too juiced up," Murray said. "I got out there and I was going a little too crazy, I had to calm down a little bit. I told the guys in there I just got it out of my system. Guys were like, ‘Oh, don't worry about it.' I was like, ‘Hey, I'm fine. I got it out of my system; I'm ready to rock and roll now.'"

Murray, who logged a career-high 31 preseason snaps Friday night, definitely settled down in the second half. He finished the game completing 10 of 12 passes for 81 yards and two touchdowns with the interception, adding 12 yards rushing on one attempt, during the Chiefs' 34-10 rout of the Titans.

Snap counts: Chiefs got a long look at WR Chris Conley from ESPN

Wide receiver: Chris Conley 52, Jeremy Maclin 27, Frankie Hammond Jr. 26,Fred Williams 17, Jason Avant 14, Albert Wilson 4, Da'Ron Brown 2. Did not play: Kenny CookJunior Hemingway, Donatella Luckett, Jeret Smith,D'Anthony Thomas, L'Damian Washington. The Chiefs wanted a long look at Conley, who was in for all but seven plays. His extended playing time came at the expense of many of their other young receivers.

Who is the fantasy player to watch for all 32 teams? NFL Nation has the answers from ESPN

The Chiefs will expect bigger numbers from Alex Smith. He threw for under 3,300 yards and 18 touchdowns last season and those stats aren't enough for a quarterback who started 15 games. The Chiefs added Jeremy Maclin, upgraded their offensive line and promoted Travis Kelce into the starting lineup all in an effort to improve their passing game. Don't look for Smith to lead the league in passing, or to even come close. But it's a huge disappointment if his numbers aren't better than in 2014. -- Adam Teicher

TSU AD planning a few football doubleheaders from The Tennessean

The Titans' preseason game at Kansas City on Friday night did not earn high local television ratings.

The game posted a 12.1 rating, WTVF-5 programming and research director Mark Binda said.

That means 121,339 Nashville households tuned in to the game on WKRN-2, which the Chiefs won 34-10.

That same game posted a 16.1 rating in the Kansas City market.

It was the Titans' third preseason game. The second game, against the Rams, played Aug. 23 at Nissan Stadium posted a 17.7.

Pro Football Focus ranks Denver Broncos wide receiver corps third best in NFL from Mile High Report

As I looked over the rest of the Top 10 from this list, I was shocked to see the Green Bay Packers omitted from the Top 10 and the Kansas City Chiefs included. It seems absurd not to include the quarterback when considering the top wide receiver corps in the NFL, because, well, the ball still needs to get to the guy trying to catch it.

Make A Difference stops by Cathedral City from The Desert Sun

Early Saturday residents from throughout the Coachella Valley gathered at the Dennis Keat Soccer Park in Cathedral City to take part in the Make A Difference practice walk.

Former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver and La Quinta High School graduate, Jeff Webb provided participants with a warm up before they ran or walked five laps Saturday.

Prep notebook: East Lincoln, Crest up their record winning streaks to 18 games from The Gaston Gazette

Crest, which will be favored to win every regular season game with the possible exception of its finale at Shelby on Nov. 6, has the chance to surpass two long Shelby winning streaks and the area-record 23 straight won by Cleveland Training School.

Cleveland Training School had its long streak from 1956 to 1958 with Bell as its quarterback. Bell later was a national champion and Outland Trophy-winning defensive lineman at the University of Minnesota before becoming a Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs.

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