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Arrowheadlines: What the experts are saying about the Kansas City Chiefs roster

5 takeaways from the Chiefs' 30-6 win, plus your questions and comments

Posted by Arrowhead Pride: For Kansas City Chiefs Fans on Thursday, August 31, 2017

Why Your Team Sucks 2017: Kansas City Chiefs | Deadspin

Your 2016 record: 12-4. You’re not gonna believe this, but the Chiefs ended their season with a divisional round playoff loss at home! WHY I’M GOBSMACKED I AM. Every year, there’s a five-minute window where TV people are like, “You know, the Chiefs may very well be the best team in the AFC!” and then we all have good hearty laugh.

Kansas City Chiefs 53-man roster projection: Tough calls at WR, DL | ESPN

Jones and Logan have missed time in the preseason because of injuries, so the Chiefs may want to keep an extra body here. Rookie Tanoh Kpassagnon has mostly been an outside linebacker of late, but he could be that extra body in a pinch.

Why Chiefs’ Kareem Hunt is worth all the fantasy football hype | For The Win

2. Spencer Ware was pretty good last season.

We knew before this season that Ware was on the decline after the Chiefs took Hunt in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He didn’t have a ton of huge games, but for a back that wasn’t that dynamic, he was pretty useful from a fantasy perspective.

So if Ware was replaced by a more dynamic back, doesn’t that mean more production is in store?

Chiefs release offensive lineman Jah Reid | The Kansas City Star

Reid, who spent his first four NFL seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, signed with the Chiefs just before the start of the 2015 season and started 10 games that year. He appeared in 12 games last season and started one. Reid mostly played right tackle.

Kansas City Chiefs to raise money for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts at preseason finale | Arrowhead Pride

As an initial response to the massive flooding, damage and displacement throughout the state of Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey, the Chiefs and the Hunt Family Foundation have announced that the proceeds from tonight’s 50/50 Raffle will be directed to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. In addition, the Hunt Family Foundation will match the 50/50 Raffle contribution.

Oakland Raiders need to solve Chiefs to take next step in AFC West | ESPN

Even Carr wondered what all the excitement over the Raiders was about this offseason, given that they were swept by the Chiefs last year. In fact, Carr is just 1-5 against Kansas City in his career. Until Oakland solves Kansas City, it’s hard to pick the Raiders, even if it is a third straight home game, a short week and on national TV.

Don’t tell Chiefs’ Demarcus Robinson the fourth preseason game doesn’t matter | The Kansas City Star

“I thought he started out strong in camp, then he went through, almost, a rookie lull,” Reid said. “Then I thought the last two weeks, he’s come on. He’s actually rotated with the ones this past week at practice, so for him to come out and have a day like he did today was good. He needed that.”

Chiefs GM confirms they see Cam Erving as a tackle | Arrowhead Pride

“With the addition of Cam I think it gives us some back end depth at the tackle position, particularly the swing tackle position.”

Chiefs finish preseason with 30-6 win over Tennessee | Chiefs Digest

“I thought he handled the last few days the right way,” Reid said. “He’s also going to have to carry that same thing over as a backup. Knowing you’re just one play away from being the guy. Again, this was a very important thing for him.”

Projecting the Kansas City Chiefs’ final 53-man roster | The Kansas City Star

Analysis: Reid loves his tight ends, which is why I’ve got Travis — who continues to show real pass-catching ability (and some surprising edge/nastiness with the ball in the air) but needs to improve as a blocker — making it. Charles did some nice things in camp but there is a numbers crunch here.

Chiefs Tevin Jones scores for mentor who died in hurricane | The Kansas City Star

“It meant a lot, because I’m doing it for a lot of people,” said Jones, a 24-year-old receiver. “Hurricane Harvey hit me kind of hard and my people back at home, so I’m glad I got a chance to go out there and do it for them.”

Former Chiefs QB Matt Cassel back at Arrowhead | The Kansas City Star

Five years after leaving Kansas City in the whitewashing of Scott Pioli and virtually everything he did with the Chiefs, Cassel is entering the second and appropriate phase of his NFL life as a backup quarterback. He’s doing well, too. His wife is 38 weeks pregnant with their fifth child. The first three were all born in Kansas City.

“So many great memories here,” he said. “We made a lot of great friends here. I’m always happy to come back.”

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