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8/1 Headlines: A fourth pass-rusher for Chiefs?

Posted Aug 1, 2014

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A fourth pass-rusher for Chiefs?

Excerpt from ESPN.com

“ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- It doesn't take a passionate Kansas City Chiefs fan to know they have a pair of Pro Bowlers at outside linebacker in Tamba Hali and Justin Houston and that they drafted another pass rusher in the first round this year in Dee Ford.

Hali had plenty of praise for yet another edge pass rusher, this one far more unsung. He's Josh Martin, who joined the Chiefs last year as an undrafted free agent from the Ivy League. Martin spent much of last season on the Chiefs' practice squad and then played in five games, mainly on special teams, after being promoted to the active roster...” READ MORE…

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Chiefs’ Eric Berry suffers sore ankle and Marcus Cooper hurts hamstring in practice

Excerpt from The Kansas City Star

“The Chiefs injury list in the secondary grew on Thursday morning when Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry and cornerback Marcus Cooper left practice because of injuries.

Berry was being treated for an injury to his right foot or lower leg area in the tent before being taken in for more attention…” READ MORE…

Chiefs training camp report, July 31: Offense works on red zone scoring

Excerpt from The Kansas City Star

“THE OFFENSE

The Chiefs worked on a lot of red zone, situational stuff where the first‐team offense faced the first‐ team defense, the second‐team offense faced the second‐team defense, etc. ... Tight end Richard Gordon, who is battling Demetrius Harris for the third tight end spot, had at least two touchdown catches. ... Ricky Henry, who was claimed off waivers last season, had a few snaps with the first team at left guard when Jeff Allen shifted over to right tackle. ... Receiver Dwayne Bowe caught a touchdown in the corner of the end zone where he managed to get both toes down. Bowe had a bad drop later on, however, when he slipped between bracket coverage and couldn’t haul in the pass. ... Receiver Frankie Hammond caught a long touchdown up the left sideline from Chase Daniel. ... Tight end Anthony Fasano made a great catch in the end zone where he spun to catch a bad throw from Smith and still got his feet inbounds. ... Receiver Kyle Williams made a diving catch for a touchdown on cornerback Chris Owens in the end zone and was slow to get up. He might have had the wind knocked out of him. ... Receiver Westin Dressler also made a handful of nice plays. He caught a long pass down the right sideline, then caught a slant over the middle. He later dropped a punt, however…” READ MORE…

Chiefs impressed with rookie cornerback Phillip Gaines’ progress

Excerpt from The Kansas City Star

“The weather during the first week of Chiefs training camp has been unusually delightful.

Far from the typical late July swelter, temperatures have been moderate and the humidity manageable for coach Andy Reid’s morning practices…” READ MORE…

With players falling all over (Berry, again?), Chiefs' depth is being sorely tested

Excerpt from FOX Sports Kansas City

“It's a beautiful day, so let's lead off with the good news. Namely, that it's July, and the Kansas City Chiefs don't have to line up and play a tilt for a week.

Also, if you had the foursome of Sean Smith/Ron Parker/Husain Abdullah/Daniel Sorensen in your 2014 Secondary Superfecta, get thee to the nearest mutuel window…” READ MORE…

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