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Good morning. Roster cuts started yesterday and should be finished this afternoon. Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy.

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What We Learned From Friday's Media Availability from Chiefs.com

Q: Do you have a plan for this weekend with Jamaal CharlesEric Berry, and Tamba Hali?

REID: "I would tell you that, in that order, Eric Berry would be ready to go, Tamba second and Jamaal might need some more time to get himself back."

Q: So you don't see [Jamaal] playing against the Chargers

REID: "I'm not saying that, but of the three, he's the furthest away. We'll see how he does after a couple days off here."

Chiefs GM John Dorsey Explains Process of Roster Cuts from Chiefs.com

It's the hardest time of the year for personnel staffs across the National Football League.

All 32 teams have to trim their roster down to just 53 players by Saturday, September 3, at 3:00 p.m. CT.

Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey is tasked with having to tell players who have given their all during the past several months that their dream of continuing their career in Kansas City is now over.

It's personal for these guys, who have developed relationships with players they believe have a chance to be quality NFL talents. Otherwise, they wouldn't have had this opportunity in the first place.

Chiefs vs. Packers: 10 Observations from Chiefs.com

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Green Bay Packers by a score of 17-7 on Thursday night in the final preseason game for both teams.

Despite most of the starters on both sides of the ball for both teams not playing, there were plenty of big plays and great performances.

Here are 10 observations from the game:

Top 10 Chiefs Stats to Know About the Preseason from Chiefs.com

8. THREE 100-YARD RECEIVERS

With limited playing time across the board, the Chiefs had three players—Frankie Hammond Jr. (131),Jeremy Maclin (112) and De'Anthony Thomas (101)—who recorded 100 yards or more during the preseason. Thomas led the Chiefs in receptions with 10.

Chiefs Trade Cornerback Marcus Cooper to Arizona Cardinals from Chiefs.com

Cooper, who first joined the Chiefs before the 2013 season as one of seven waiver-wire pickups, played in 39 games and recorded 61 tackles, 3 interceptions, 21 passes defensed and 6 special teams tackles over three years with the team.

Chiefs to Continue Expanding Red Friday Throughout Chiefs Kingdom from Chiefs.com

One year after successfully rolling out a Red Friday campaign in Omaha, Nebraska, the Kansas City Chiefs have announced that the 25th edition of the annual Red Friday tradition will return to Omaha, and for the first time in team history, Red Friday will head south on I-35 to south- central Kansas for a stop in Wichita.

The remote Red Friday celebration concept was first used last year to build the excitement of Red Friday throughout Chiefs Kingdom, targeting Chiefs fans from other markets and encouraging them to embrace the start of the football season, even if they might be a few hours away from their favorite team.

Latest NFL Power Rankings: Experts Say Chiefs are "Knocking on the Door" from Chiefs.com

According to the seven experts over at NFL.com who voted on their latest NFL Power Rankings, the Kansas City Chiefs are in the second tier of teams in the "Knocking on the Door" category, ranking at No. 8, which is the highest of any AFC West team.

Consider them the "Walter White of the NFL this year as the ones "who will knock."

Here's what Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com had to say about this tier of teams:

"You'll notice that these rankings look awfully similar to last year's playoff teams. AFC North and AFC West are the deepest divisions in football according to this poll. Three AFC West teams are in our top 10, and the third AFC North team is Baltimore at No. 13."

Jamaal Charles might need more time before return, Chiefs coach Andy Reid says from The Kansas City Star

Charles has been participating in practice for a few weeks, mainly with the reserves. He has not been hit yet and has just been running through the non-contact portion of practice.

In the meantime, Spencer Ware, who rushed 72 times for 403 yards and six touchdowns last year, appears to be the No. 1 back. He's consistently earned far more work in that spot than any other back on the roster, including Charcandrick West, and the 5-foot-10, 229-pounder has been good this preseason, rushing 24 times for 85 yards and a team-high three touchdowns.

Chiefs unsure if RB Jamaal Charles will be ready for opener from ESPN

Charles' rehab from last season's torn ACL has gone slower than the plan the Chiefs laid out for him during the offseason. The Chiefs had hoped -- barring a setback -- that Charles would be ready to participate when training camp started.

He wasn't. Charles didn't return to practice until three weeks ago, and even then in a limited fashion. Even now, he hasn't regained the full-time featured back role in practice and did not play in any of the preseason games.

Chiefs' cut-day tracker: Marcus Cooper dealt to Arizona from The Kansas City Star

2:20 p.m. -€” It appears the Chiefs have begun the process of cutting their roster, as backup quarterback Aaron Murray has been released, according to Pro Football Talk.

Analysis: That's a tough break for Murray, a fifth-round pick in 2014, but it's hardly unexpected. Tyler Bray has consistently outperformed him throughout camp, and Murray's zero-touchdown, four-interception preseason did not help the former Georgia Bulldog's cause.

Chiefs waive QB Aaron Murray from ESPN

Murray didn't play well in the preseason and fell well behind Nick Foles and Tyler Bray, as well as Smith, on the depth chart. Murray fumbled three times in a recent game against the Los Angeles Rams and then threw two interceptions in Thursday night's game against the Green Bay Packers.

Predicting Chiefs' 53-man roster: Version 3.0 from Chiefs Digest

The preseason came to a close on Thursday evening, and  Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey and Head Coach Andy Reid will have arguably one of the toughest cuts to date with the depth on this roster.

A consideration to keep in mind is that former Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson is now with the Philadelphia Eagles and has previously worked with some of these players in a similar system. The Eagles are one of teams that may have heavy interest in former Chiefs that hit the waiver wire on Saturday.

One final projection of Chiefs' 53-player roster from ESPN

RUNNING BACK (4):Jamaal Charles, Spencer Ware, Charcandrick West, Knile Davis

I'm gambling that the Chiefs will keep a fourth back. It could certainly be three. I'm gambling that fourth back is Davis. It could be Darrin Reaves.

FULLBACK (1): Anthony Sherman

The Chiefs don't need to cut anyone to get to one fullback.

2013 "second draft" paid off for Chiefs from Chiefs Digest

The team claimed seven players on Sept. 1, 2013, quickly overturning the bottom of the roster a week before the season began.

Four of the claimed players remain with the Chiefs now: safety Ron Parker, linebacker Dezman Moses, defensive tackle Jaye Howard and cornerback Marcus Cooper. The three others were tight end Sean McGrath, linebacker James-Michael Johnson and wide receiver Chad Hall, each of whom made a small mark with the team as well.

What happened to the players the Chiefs cast away? The team released six players that same day, and all played again in the NFL with varying success:

It's sad that Len Dawson is still calling Chiefs games from The Pitch

Mitch Holthus, the play-by-play man, does an admirable job of protecting Dawson. It's Holthus who provides the instant analysis after most plays. A few times, Holthus threw a cue, and Dawson was able provide the semblance of commentary. Other times, the response was silence or a one-word answer.

Former UGA QB Aaron Murray cut by Kansas City Chiefs from 11 Alive

The former Bulldog struggled in the preseason with ball control. He had one interception and one fumble in the team's third preseason game against Chicago. Prior to that, he had three fumbles, one lost fumble, in the second preseason game against Los Angeles.

Murray will be an unrestricted free agent, assuming he clears waivers.

Chiefs cut Aaron Murray loose from ProFootballTalk

A four-year starter at Georgia, Murray was regarded as a steal when picked by the Chiefs in round five. He now can be plucked off the waiver wire by any team that needs a quarterback.

Two have clear needs; the Cowboys have dibs over the Vikings.

Students Land Internships with the Kansas City Chiefs from MidAmerica Nazarene University

Back in Kansas City, the quality of education MNU provides does not go unnoticed. The Kansas City Chiefs utilize internship opportunities with students studying in MNU's athletic training program. Crawford wants to make it clear that his students earned these opportunities; "Yes, it's a great that we have a connection with the Chiefs, but it's the quality of the students that make it possible. Our students work for their internships."

5 Reasons Chiefs will win AFC West in 2016 from Yahoo! Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs are one of the most talented teams in the NFL, yet each year analysts seem to underrate them entering the season. There are numerous reasons for that, but mostly because there aren't enough sexy storylines when it comes to the Chiefs. They're not up-and-coming, they've already arrived. There's no quarterback controversy, they have dependable Alex Smith. Their management doesn't low-ball their rookie players, causing them to miss camp. They don't have many fantasy studs because they have a balanced offense that complements a dominant defense. But make no mistake, the Chiefs are a damn good football team. Here are five reasons why they are going to win the division.

Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin gives gloves to 2-year-old fan from FOX4KC

But it's what happened right after the Chiefs were done warming up, that mom Kylie says has her two-year-old still smiling.

Kylie says Chiefs wide receiver and former Mizzou All-American, Jeremy Maclin came running over and pointed to Bryant, who was in awe of the all the players standing around him. Kylie adds that Maclin then grabbed Bryant's right hand, placed his wide receiver gloves in his hand then closed Bryant's hand on the gloves.

"Huge smiles on both their faces," Kylie recalled.

Wyoming County native trying to represent West Virginia in Miss USA pageant from The Beckley Register-Herald

While living in Los Angeles, Reichert was cast in a soon-to-air reality TV show.

"It's like ‘The Bachelor,' but with an NFL player," she said. "The player was the tight-end for the Kansas City Chiefs, Travis Kelce. The show is called ‘Catching Kelce,' and it airs Oct. 5 at 9 p.m. on the E! Network."

A non-disclosure agreement kept Reichert from sharing any details about the show, but she said she looks forward to the show's airing.

Melissa Etheridge Enters Marijuana Business With Etheridge Farms Line of Products from Billboard

Born on May 29, 1961, in Leavenworth, Kansas, Etheridge grew up watching football with her father. "He was very athletic and was a huge Kansas City Chiefs fan," she says. "My first memories are of watching football on TV. It was a big part of my life, it's always been. I'm a huge fan. My wife [Linda Wallem] and I both watch it. Football is No. 1 in my life. Beyond that, I do appreciate all the sports. I think they're just a wonderful part of our society."

Her fascination with football explains why she is moderating the sports panel ("CTE, Concussion and CBD") on Sept. 8 at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition in Los Angeles.

Bears DL Mitch Unrein fined for roughing Chiefs QB Alex Smith from 247 Sports

According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, Unrein will now pay $18,231 for his roughing the passer penalty on Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith.

Alumni surprise Burlington Township teachers from The Burlington County Times

Rod Streator, who graduated in 2006 and is a wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs, also took part in the video.

"I just want to encourage the Burlington Township High School staff to just be patient with these kids — there's a lot of bad influence out there in the world," Streator said. "And I know it can be tough sometimes as a teacher, dealing with different kids from different areas. But just be patient, because they will remember what you taught them."

Streator said he knows kids can be difficult to handle, but he told the staff their work makes a difference.

Season before Analysis: Kansas City Chiefs from Touchdown actu [translated from the original French]

The strong points

The strong point number 1 Chiefs is the racing game. Jamaal Charles is one of the very best riders since his arrival in the big league, and has the highest average yards per carry in NFL history with 5.52 yards per carry. During his injury last year, we have seen that it is supplemented with Spencer Ware, author of 403 yards and six touchdowns in 72 races, and Charcandrick West 634 yards and 4 touchdowns in 160 races. Solid running backs capable of taking control of the attack when the passing game is weak.

The other major highlight of Kansas City's air defense. While Hussain Abdullah retired and Sean Smith is gone, the Chiefs defensive back remain strong.