Trust your draft preparation, don’t succumb to the knee-jerk trade offers and avoid impulsive waiver-wire moves. Instead, join me in pondering these 10 burning questions that should begin to be answered as the 2014 opening weekend unfolds.
With NFL teams mandated to get down from 75 to 53 man by 3 p.m. Saturday, The Star’s Terez Paylor takes a stab at a roster prediction, with the caveat the Chiefs will likely scour the market for upgrades at the backend of the roster.
The Chiefs finally pared their roster from 75 to 53 men on Saturday, per league rules, and there were certainly a handful of surprises. The team cut kicker Ryan Succop but kept a fourth quarterback, backup Tyler Bray, by placing him on injured reserve.
The Star’s Terez A. Paylor makes his predictions for the 2014 Chiefs season, which features a tougher schedule (KC takes on defending Super Bowl champion Seattle and NFC runner-up San Francisco in addition to the usual AFC West foes).
After spending nearly 23 years in various player personnel roles in the NFL, Chiefs general manager John Dorsey likes to think he what a good pass-rusher looks like. Here are the three things he looks for when he hits the scouting trail.
Left tackle Eric Fisher (illness) is among the Chiefs players who have been scratched for their final preseason game Thursday night against the Green Bay Packers. The others: linebacker Joe Mays (wrist), defensive end Mike Catapano (illness), receiver Dwayne Bowe (quad), receiver Junior Hemingway (hip) and outside linebacker Tamba Hali (knee).
Police said Tuesday that a camera-toting drone flew into Bank of America Stadium during the exhibition game. Its operator was detained and, after questioning, the unidentified man was released and the information was forwarded to the Federal Aviation Administration.
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