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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 9/4

Good morning and congrats to the 54 players on the roster. We'll need to keep our eyes open in case the organization picks up someone let go from another team, and watch for the practice team announcements later today. Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy.

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Chiefs Down to NFL Mandated Roster Limit from


Player | Pos. | Ht. | Wt. | College | Hometown

Marcus Cooper | CB | 6-2 | 192 | Rutgers | Hartford, Conn.


Player | Pos. | Ht. | Wt. | College | Hometown

Rod Streater | WR | 6-2 | 195 | Temple | Burlington, N.J.

Chiefs deal receiver Rod Streater, release 13 others to trim roster by deadline from The Kansas City Star

The Chiefs also released running back Darrin Reaves, who earned reps ahead of Knile Davis in the third preseason game and led the team in preseason carries (39) and yards (144) while adding seven receptions for 37 yards. Yet, the Chiefs opted to hold on to Davis, a third-round pick in 2013 who was surpassed on the depth chart by Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West a year ago but adds value as a kick returner.

Overview of Chiefs' 53-man roster from Chiefs Digest

QUARTERBACKS (3): Alex Smith, Nick Foles and Tyler Bray

The quarterback lineup is not how it was drawn up in July at the start of camp, but the Chiefs are certainly strengthened with the addition of Foles. Aaron Murray struggled in the preseason, with Bray clearly emerging as the third quarterback.

Now the Chiefs wait to see if rookie draft pick Kevin Hogan slips through waivers. He's a project and not quite ready to play in the NFL, so it's reasonable they can add him to the practice squad.

Kansas City Chiefs waive Aaron Murray and Kevin Hogan, keep Tyler Bray as third QB from ESPN

Young at cornerback: In trading fourth-year player Marcus Cooper to the Arizona Cardinals, the Chiefs sent away their most experienced cornerback in terms of years of experience. The Chiefs kept six cornerbacks, but D.J. White and KeiVarae Russell are rookies, and Marcus Peters and Steven Nelson are beginning their second seasons. Phillip Gaines and Kenneth Acker, each entering his third season, are the senior members at cornerback.

Chiefs deal WR Rod Streater, make final roster cuts from Chiefs Digest

The Chiefs began Friday with 76 players on the active roster, and had to make 23 moves to get down to 54 players by 3 p.m. Saturday. The team has a roster exemption for Eric Berry until next Saturday.

Among the the moves was trade sending wide receiver Rod Streater to the San Francisco 49ers along with an undisclosed draft in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick. The Chiefs signed Streater in the offseason as a free agent from Oakland.

The veteran never seemed to crack the first-team lineup, however, and as camp wore on Streater played more and more with the the second and third team lineups.

Mailbag: Chiefs head to the regular season from Chiefs Digest

Chiefs fans probably need to adjust their expectations for Tyreek Hill. That's not a criticism of Hill's play, but more a criticism of the collective evaluation of Hill in training camp...

...Hill has not displayed the same eye-opening playmaking in preseason games as he has in practice, and that's completely normal. But it's also crucial to remember that Hill is a college running back. His experience as a pass catcher is limited and as a receiver even more so.

OSU football: Oklahoma State athletics sets national precedent with alumni in positions of leadership from News OK

Hargis also appreciates athletics' dedication to running a clean department, vindicated by the Sports Illustrated fueled audit that discovered few minor violations and Tyreek Hill's quick dismissal following domestic violence charges. Open lines of communication between Gundy, Holder and Hargis have allowed for needed transparency.

"I think we all know what one of us thinks before we ever ask," Hargis said. "We've just known each other long enough and we've had enough decisions flow through. It doesn't mean we always agree, of course."

Hogan, Murray victimized by QB surplus as Chiefs reach roster limit from The Associated Press via FS Kansas City

"I've been in the league going on four years now, so I pretty much know what to expect," Davis said after the Chiefs' preseason finale, when his future was still in question.

The Chiefs also kept speedy De'Anthony Thomas, who missed much of last season due to a concussion. He was on the fringe after the Chiefs drafted a similar player in Tyreek Hill, who also made the team.

"I'm just doing whatever I can to contribute," Thomas said, "whether it's on special teams, whether it's on offense. Just going out there and knowing I can make plays to motivate our team."

Former PSU basketball player Travis makes Kansas City Chiefs roster from The Centre Daily Times

Travis played basketball at Penn State from 2011-15. He averaged 5.5 points and 6.3 rebounds in his final season for the Nittany Lions.

A bitter loss for the Oilers, a win for pro football and the AFL from The Houston Chronicle

It was Dec. 23, 1962, and a historic clash unfolded in the AFL championship game between the Houston Oilers and the Dallas Texans. The Texans won in double overtime, ending the longest game in pro football (at that time) and boosting the popularity of the sport and serving notice to the NFL that the upstart AFL had staying power. The Texans would move to Kansas City and become the Chiefs the following season, but for one day it was two Texas teams in the national spotlight.

2016 NFL season division-by-division preview from AZ Central

Who wins and why: Honestly, I see a potential, three-team race developing throughout the season among the defending Super Bowl champion Broncos, the Chiefs and yes, the Raiders. I don't think I'm reaching at all by picking Oakland, which hasn't won the AFC West since 2002. The pass rush is dynamic, the tackling is textbook, the playmakers are present and don't forget, in addition to Carr and Cooper, running back Latavius Murray finished just five yards shy of leading all AFC rushers in just his second year in the league. The silver and black are back.

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