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Paul Kruger to visit New Orleans Saints after release by Cleveland Browns | ESPN

Paul Kruger has already found at least a couple of interested suitors in the wake of his surprising release by the Cleveland Browns. The veteran pass-rusher is scheduled to visit the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday, according to a league source. He then will visit the Kansas City Chiefs, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Justin Houston makes appearance at Chiefs practice | ESPN

Rookie defensive lineman Chris Jones has been so impressive the Chiefs evidently no longer think of him as a backup. All of Jones snaps were with the starting group as part of a rotation with Dontari Poe, Allen Bailey and Jaye Howard. Jones got no work when the backups were on the field.

Chiefs' Eric Berry faces challenges getting ready for regular season | ESPN

"For him, it’s his reaction (time)," defensive coordinator Bob Sutton said, noting the biggest individual challenge Berry will face. "That’s just going to come through practice. Fortunately, you’ve got a guy that’s played a lot of plays in his life. I really don’t think it will be that big of an adjustment for him. As long as he feels good, we’ll get him in there as much as he can go and let him become comfortable.

Eric Berry all smiles upon return to Chiefs | The Kansas City Star

When Eric Berry arrived at the Chiefs' training facility on Sunday, the first group he ran into was the quarterbacks. And that's how he knew he was back home, finally.

"I always run into the quarterbacks for some reason when I'm out of the building and I come back," Berry said with a laugh.

Chiefs newcomer Kenneth Acker shows focus before he hits field | The Kansas City Star

On Friday, Acker was a San Francisco 49er, and that team made news before its game that night when quarterback Colin Kaepernick became a conscientious objector to the national anthem. Kaepernick decided to sit it out, which created a stir over the weekend.

When asked about it, Acker said his attention was elsewhere during the Star-Spangled Banner.

"I was actually facing the flag, had my right hand over (my heart), looking up, so I didn't know," Acker said.

Winners and losers from preseason | Pro Football Focus

2016 second-round pick Chris Jones was also a force against Chicago, notching three hurries and the best grade of the game in just 16 snaps. Suddenly, Kansas City GM John Dorsey's recent decision-making looks very well-reasoned.

Better late than never for Bosa, so let’s look forward |

Bosa will almost certainly play against the Chiefs, and he might make an impact. Whether that is 10 snaps or 20 and whether he is simply pointed toward the quarterback or is given more responsibility is contingent on how the next two weeks go. But whatever he is able to affect, it probably will not be the impact he might have had.

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