The Chiefs are expecting to start their second-teamers against the Rams on Thursday in their final preseason game, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. That means Chase Daniel likely will start at quarterback.
Recently released Andrew East was the snapper on kicker Cairo Santos’ missed extra point in the Chiefs’ 34-10 preseason win over the Titans on Friday, but special teams coach Dave Toub said the miss was not East’s fault.
Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce left practice early Monday because of a right leg injury. Kelce walked off on his own power, but the extent of the injury is unknown. Trainer Rick Burkholder said the team will have an update on Kelce’s condition on Tuesday.
Demetrius Harris, a second-year tight end who missed all of the Chiefs’ organized team activities and training camp while recovering from foot surgery, was activated from the physically-unable-to-perform list and practiced Sunday.
This is a general outline of how the Chiefs call plays. The following events can occur on a faster or slower timeline, depending on how long it takes coach Andy Reid and offensive coordinator Doug Pederson to settle on a play.
The origins of what eventually came to be known as the West Coast offense began in Cincinnati in 1970 when the Bengals’ starting quarterback, Greg Cook, suffered a shoulder tear the previous year in a game against the Chiefs and would not be ready for the season.
It appears the Chiefs have gotten a head start on trimming their roster down from 90 to 75 men by the league-mandated 3 p.m. deadline on Tuesday. Sources told The Star that the team has released guard Marcus Reed, tight end Adam Schiltz and cornerback Kenneth Penny.
CineSport’s Chad Cutler and The Star’s Terez A. Paylor discuss the Chiefs’ 34-10 preseason win over the Tennessee Titans, quarterback Alex Smith’s performance and wide receiver Jeremy Maclin’s potential impact.
Running back Charcandrick West’s name was added to the Chiefs’ injury list Saturday after he suffered a concussion Friday night in the team’s 34-10 victory over the Tennessee Titans. He will go through the NFL’s concussion protocol.
The Star picked the top playmaker on each of the NFL’s 32 teams, with the help of Pro Football Focus grades (sorry offensive linemen, you’re excluded — you have to at least have a chance of touching the ball to be considered a playmaker).