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Twitter Tuesday: Chiefs roster, Royals angst, Sporting goals, K-State panic, Tommy Morrison’s denial, concussions, and Johnny Manziel

09/03/2013 11:31 AM

09/03/2013 1:40 PM

The Chiefs continued to churn the bottom of their roster right up until the last moment allowed to churn the bottom of a roster, claiming seven players off waivers from other teams, and my first reaction is Whoa, that’s a bad sign when 13 percent of your roster is guys other teams dumped and you’re adding after training camp. Then my second reaction is Well, yeah. Going 2-14 is a bad sign, too. The Chiefs, as you might’ve expected, did not see any of the players they cut claimed by other teams. And, to be fair, they had first dibs on every player cut by other teams so their number was higher than it otherwise would’ve been. The Chiefs have 30 new players from last year, which is a good thing but also not rare for a new leadership taking over a craptastic team — as Vahe notes here, Scott Pioli turned over 32 roster spots after taking over in 2009. Whatever. I’m just glad there’s a game in five days, and we can get from the hey-whattya-think-that-thing-in-training-camp-means mode to looking at real, actual, games. Chiefs are a 3 ½ point favorite in Jacksonville. This week’s reading recommendation is Eric Adelson on "the Adrian Peterson Effect." The eating recommendation is the buffalo tots at the Foundry because awesome. Let’s get to it. As always, thanks for your help and for reading.


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