After last week’s victory over Seattle, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said he wanted to get third-team quarterback Aaron Murray more passing attempts. The opportunity presented itself in the first half on Friday.
Cairo Santos had been perfect with his kicks through two preseason games, making both of his field goals and all six extra points. The streak was broken after the Chiefs’ first touchdown when Santos missed an extra point.
The Chiefs are settled at many positions and the battles are for reserve spots. But one position is heated and the candidates are even — long snapper. The competition is between James Winchester and Andrew East.
It was hardly a groundbreaking performance, but quarterback Alex Smith said the Chiefs’ first-string offense was better in their 14-13 win over Seattle on Friday than it was in the preseason opener at Arizona on Aug. 15.
Defensive tackle Dontari Poe’s recovery from offseason back surgery seems to be going well, according to Chiefs coach Andy Reid. Poe says he’s going to play week one, but Reid says doctors will have to evaluate him.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid on Saturday offered some second-day thoughts on the offensive line’s performance in Friday’s 14-13 preseason victory over Seattle, especially regarding Paul Fanaika and guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, who got their first starts as the Chiefs battle injuries.
The Chiefs didn’t have an injury update Saturday for outside linebacker Dee Ford, who never saw the shot he took in the ribs from Seattle running Christine Michael in second quarter of the Chiefs’ 14-13 preseason victory Friday at Arrowhead Stadium.
The Chiefs’ Chris Conley raised eyebrows when he returned a punt from the end zone late in the Chiefs’ 14-13 preseason victory Friday over the Seattle Seahawks, but Conley was just following coaches’ orders.