It’s that time of year when all you can think about is showing up your friends. Hey, this is fantasy football. Win and you can crow about it for nine months. Lose and you’ll be selectively answering your phone.
Jamaal Charles sat out the Chiefs’ second preseason game Sunday night against the Carolina Panthers. A team spokesman said Charles has a bruised foot that he suffered after Thursday’s practice, but the move is precautionary and not considered to be serious.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid has said he plans to play his starters, including quarterback Alex Smith, for a half Sunday night against Carolina in the second game of the preseason. Carolina coach Ron Rivera may play his starters a little longer than that.
Kacie McDonnell’s boyfriend is Chiefs quarterback Aaron Murray, and she announced Friday that she was leaving her job at Fox 29 to come to Kansas City. She apparently has landed a job at KSHB (Channel 41), but leaving Philadelphia is not an easy thing to do.
The Chiefs’ defense got its first taste of how the re-emphasized defensive holding and illegal contact rules will be enforced in their preseason opener against the Bengals last Thursday, and let’s just say the results were … interesting.
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