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Top 5 Headlines 8/26: Johnson in the mix for Chiefs

Posted Aug 26, 2014

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

1. Johnson in the mix for Chiefs

Nico Johnson finds himself in a familiar set of circumstances with just about two weeks until the start of his second season with the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Andalusia native right now is fighting for a starting spot at inside linebacker and has been doing so for quite some time.”    READ MORE…

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2. After season away from football, Joe McKnight tries to carve out role with Chiefs

After he was abruptly cut by the New York Jets last August, Joe McKnight had way more time on his hands than he cared for last fall.

He says he mainly worked out and waited for the phone to ring. To McKnight, a Southern Cal star once billed as the next Reggie Bush, sitting out an entire season in his prime was unimaginable.”    READ MORE…

3. 3 in the Kee: As injuries and doubts pile up, Chiefs might need to seek outside answers

The Kansas City Chiefs' 30‐12 sleepwalk of a loss to Minnesota in their home preseason finale raised all kinds of questions, most of them accompanied by salty language. Coach Andy Reid reiterated early this week that he'd like to rest his starters ‐‐ or most of 'em, anyway ‐‐ for Thursday's fourth and final August exhibition in Green Bay, but Chiefs fans probably wouldn't mind seeing more first‐teamers logging more than a few minutes than usual, you feel, just for some reassurance that the train‐off‐the‐skids performance at Arrowhead Stadium isn't some kind of dang harbinger of what's to come.

Especially up front. With starting right tackle Donald Stephenson forced to miss the first four regular‐ season contests because of a PED suspension, Reid trotted out a new‐look offensive line against the Vikings, and they played, for the most part, like total strangers.”    READ MORE…

4. How Kansas City made an old stadium work

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City Chiefs fans have been filling the stands of Arrowhead Stadium and emptying their lungs at full volume for 42 years now, one year longer than Bills fans have been doing the same at what’s now called Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park.

But you don’t hear NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell – who insists the Bills need a new stadium – clamoring for a new facility for the Chiefs.”    READ MORE…

5. Renewed push to bring Super Bowl to Arrowhead Stadium

The Kansas City Chiefs and area civic leaders are making a renewed push for Arrowhead Stadium to host the Super Bowl.

In 2006, the NFL guaranteed that Arrowhead Stadium would host the 2015 Super Bowl if voters approved renovations to the Truman Sports Complex and a rolling roof. Jackson County voters approved the 3/4-cent sales tax for the renovations but rejected a use tax for the rolling roof.”    READ MORE…

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