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8/7 Headlines: Chiefs Take on the Bengals

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Daily headlines to keep you up-to-date on the latest Chiefs news from local and national media

Chiefs will keep it simple on offense vs. Bengals, but the expectations don’t change

Excerpt from The Kansas City Star

“If Chiefs coach Andy Reid wrote out his objectives for his team’s exhibition opener against the Cincinnati Bengals, they would probably look something like this:

Get everybody some playing time…” READ MORE…

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Q&A with Chiefs nose guard and Missouri grad Dominique Hamilton

Excerpt from The Kansas City Star

“Former Missouri defensive lineman Dominique Hamilton is in Chiefs camp, hoping to find a new home after two seasons as a practice squad player.

Originally signed by Oakland as an undrafted free agent in 2012, Hamilton went through training camp with the Raiders in 2012, but landed on Washington’s practice squad the last two seasons…” READ MORE…

Six defensive players to watch

Excerpt from ESPN.com

1. Cornerback Ron Parker. The Chiefs moved Parker, who has been released eight times in his NFL career, into the starting lineup during offseason practice. He struggled at times then but bounced back to play well in camp, as he did in his limited playing time last season. But the Bengals and their wide receivers provide a better challenge, the kind that can show the Chiefs whether they can trust Parker on a full-time basis when the regular season begins.

2. Defensive lineman Allen Bailey. He has quietly had a nice training camp, and now it's time for him to show it under the lights. Bailey, a spare defensive lineman for the past three seasons, has been in the starting lineup at one of the end positions. So far, he has held off Vance Walker, one of the Chiefs' biggest free-agent signings…” READ MORE…

Dalton, Smith in Spolight as Bengals Visit Chiefs

Excerpt from The Associated Press

“KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — As Alex Smith was walking off the practice field, a member of the Chiefs communications staff intercepted him, the two of them huddling just out of earshot of reporters.

Moments later, when Smith stepped in front of the cameras, the first question he was asked was whether the new contract that Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton had signed would have any impact on his own negotiations for an extension to remain in Kansas City beyond this season…” READ MORE…

Report: Chiefs, Justin Houston far apart in contract talks

Excerpt from SI Wire

“The Kansas City Chiefs and linebacker Justin Houston remain far apart in contract negotiations, reports Pro Football Talk.

Houston, who is still playing under his rookie contract, is vying for a new deal with the team…” READ MORE…

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