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Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, wife welcome baby boy | The Washington Post

Kirk Cousins is now a father. The Redskins quarterback and his wife, Julie, welcomed their first child Friday night with the birth of their son, Cooper. He arrived 11 days after the due date at 9 pounds, 11 ounces.

Chiefs could be without LT Eric Fisher, LB Dee Ford against Redskins | Arrowhead Pride

Erving has only been here for a few weeks so there are other options like moving Parker Ehinger to left guard and playing last year’s swing tackle, Bryan Witzmann, at one of the tackle spots. That leads to another question: Do you keep Schwartz on the right side or move him to the left?

How the Chiefs keep opposing defense off balance | SBNation.com

Simple: Andy Reid’s put together an offense that uses motion, read option principles, and the unique skills of players like Travis Kelce and Kareem Hunt — all while keeping Alex Smith relatively free from big hits. Defenses are either out of position or too slow to react, and that gives Kansas City the opportunity to pick up big chunks of yardage.

Chiefs are TD betting favorites on Monday vs. Washington | SBNation.com

Kansas City is a 7-point betting favorite at Arrowhead Stadium at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. In their last five games as a betting favorite, the Chiefs are 4-1 ATS.

KC Chiefs pass protection will be tested by Redskins' defense | The Kansas City Star

Fortunately for the Chiefs, they’ve seen plenty of aggressive fronts already this season. The Chargers and Eagles, particularly, feature strong pass rushes. Eric Fisher being questionable for the game with a back injury

“The last three weeks we’ve seen some pretty aggressive defensive lines and linebackers, so we have been tested,” offensive coordinator Matt Nagy said.

Dee Ford will not play for KC Chiefs against Washington | The Kansas City Star

A possible scenario: Erving could start at right tackle with Mitchell Schwartz moving to left tackle.

D.J. Swearinger, five other Redskins questionable against the Kansas City Chiefs | The Washington Post

The Redskins have listed six players as questionable for Monday night’s contest against the Kansas City Chiefs, including safety D.J. Swearinger. The defensive captain sat out Saturday’s practice because of a hamstring injury he initially suffered Friday. Swearinger was listed as a limited participant Friday.

Redskins Coach Jay Gruden said the team will know more about Swearinger’s injury after the team’s walk-through Sunday.

“We just wanted to rest him today,” Gruden said.

Chiefs waive kicker Cairo Santos | The Kansas City Star

Santos, in his fourth season, was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, two days after suffering a groin injury in the Chiefs’ victory at the Los Angeles Chargers. Santos missed three weeks of training camp with the injury.

At the time, it was thought Santos could be one of two players the Chiefs elect to activate from IR once he spends eight weeks on the inactive list.

Chiefs’ Saturday injury report: Dee Ford, Mitch Morse out Monday | Chiefs Wire

Luckily Fulton has played well at center, but the Chiefs may have problems on the offensive line if Fisher can’t play. Either Cameron Erving would start at left tackle or Bryan Witzmann would shift to there from left guard while Ehinger would slide into the LG spot. It’s difficult to say what the Chiefs would do in that situation.

Chiefs rule out Dee Ford and Mitch Morse, waive Cairo Santos | ProFootballTalk

Kansas City outside linebacker Dee Ford and center Mitch Morse have both been ruled out for Monday night’s game against Washington.