Eric Bieniemy is the man in charge of cultivating the Kansas City Chiefs running backs, and he uses whatever he has can — namely his booming voice — to make sure his passion and enthusiasm for football rubs off on his players.
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith usually laughs when he hears he’s a “game manager,” a nice way of saying he’s the kind of QB expected to basically stay out of the way. But Smith has an opportunity to change what’s said of him around the league. He played what may have been his best game with the Chiefs on Sunday, pushing to within two yards of tying or (more likely) going for the win at Denver.
Jamaal Charles, who was injured during the KC Chiefs’ loss in Denver last Sunday, returned to practice on Thursday. But safety Eric Berry and running back De’Anthony Thomas did not participate in practice.
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Before the 2013 draft, the KC Chiefs nearly traded Branden Albert to the Miami Dolphins but instead put the franchise tag on him for another season. Last spring, he signed a five-year contract with Miami, and so far, Albert has rewarded the Dolphins’ belief in him. The 0-2 Chiefs play the 1-1 Dolphins on Sunday in Miami.
Chiefs players, coaches, cheerleaders, staff, and mascot KC Wolf took turns encouraging the Chiefs faithful Friday evening in front of Union Station before Sunday’s home opener against the Titans. The rally was combined with a celebration of Union Station’s 100th year.
“I've been waiting for this moment my whole life to play in my first NFL game,” the rookie running back says. Unfortunately for Thomas, his debut will come later than he hoped, as a sore hamstring caused him to miss the Chiefs' first two regular-season games.
Guard Will Shields is one of six former Chiefs players who are among the 113 modern-era players and coaches nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015. Shields, a Hall of Fame finalist in each of the last three years, is also joined by kicker Nick Lowery, cornerbacks Albert Lewis and Ty Law, running back Priest Holmes and quarterback Rich Gannon.
The Minnesota Vikings have placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges.