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Tuesday's KC Chiefs news.

Flop by Texans cost Chiefs a kickoff return touchdown | The KC Star

"(James) knew he was outflanked, so he literally flopped," Reid said. "Nelson put his hands out, put him down and the kid just jumped into his body. Obviously from the officials' perspective it didn't look like that."

Reid turns focus to fixing Chiefs miscues | Chiefs Digest

Reid found another bright spot in the team’s at-times maligned run defense. The Chiefs held Houston to just 97 yards on 34 carries, a scant 2.9-yard average. "I thought we did a respectable job there," Reid said. "Are there a few calls we’d like to have back? Yeah. I thought we played on the other side of the ball. The linebackers filled the gaps well and we tackled well."

Andy Reid: Jamaal Charles will return the same as he was before injury | ESPN

"I thought last week he looked good (in practice)," Reid said. "Last week you could see him getting in and out of his cuts. It looked like Jamaal. It’s a matter of the endurance part of it and his security in how he feels about the leg and then what the (doctors) say.

Chiefs have to pick their spots wisely with an aging Tamba Hali | ESPN

"It's just a matter of monitoring the number of reps," coach Andy Reid said. "He hasn't gotten younger. He's got a lot of snaps under his belt, so I think how we manage him is important for the duration of the season. We've got a good little thing going, how we're doing it."

Kansas City Chiefs searching for answers after another slow start | Associated Press

Reid said that Charles told him last week that he wasn't quite ready to get on the field, but there is a chance he could play against the Jets. "I thought he practiced better last week," Reid said. "I wouldn't rule it out. I just don't have enough information to put that out there (that he will play)."

Snap Counts: Houston Texans vs. Kansas City Chiefs | Battle Red Blog

The Texans' defense has been know for its multiple looks over the past few seasons, but this week's defensive mentality was clearly to have five plus players drop into coverage with a pass rush of mainly Clowney, Watt and Wilfork get after Alex Smith. These nickel and dime looks paid off by restricting Chiefs TE Travis Kelce and forcing Alex Smith to beat the Texans with his arm. Considering the success of the scheme against a less than excellent QB, it might be worth looking at for the Texans' upcoming contest with rookie QB Jacoby Brissett and the Patriots.

In social media post, Chiefs’ Jeremy Maclin mourns friend he calls ‘my brother’ | The Kansas City Star

"I don’t even know where to begin … this hurts," Maclin wrote. "For 18 yrs he was by my side thru everything. He (saw) me at my worst and my best. One of the most selfless ppl I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing. I’m sorry we didn’t get to talk or see each other over the last couple of years but you will always be my brother. Rest easy Zay. I love you bro. #RIP."

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