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Jamaal Charles took a solid hit to the left knee on his very first carry, then bounced right up and helped the Kansas City Chiefs score touchdowns on their first two possessions en route to a 27-17 preseason victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Friday night.
Charles, the NFL's second-leading rusher in 2010, had 12 yards on three carries and caught one pass for 11 yards in his first action since ACL surgery on the left knee last September. Two other key starters who also sat out last season with ACL surgery - safety Eric Berry and tight end Tony Moeaki -- also played with no apparent problem, a huge relief for fans and coaches.
For the second straight game, the defense for Arizona (tied No. 23 in the AP Pro 32) yielded a touchdown on the opening drive, with Matt Cassel hitting Peyton Hillis on a 12-yard scoring strike to open the game.
In their second possession, the Chiefs (No. 18) romped 72 yards in just four plays, capped by Shaun Draughn's 4-yard run.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Jamaal Charles took a solid hit to the left knee on his very first carry, then bounced right up and helped the Kansas City Chiefs score touchdowns on their first two possessions en route to a 27-17 preseason victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Friday night.
Charles, the NFL's second-leading rusher in 2010, had 12 yards on three carries and caught one...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- This, of course, was the Matt Cassel that makes Chiefs fans believe he can lead the team to great things.
Boosted by a potent running game led by Jamaal Charles (returning from an ACL injury) and newcomer Peyton Hillis, and the Chiefs' revamped offensive line that protected him flawlessly, Cassel was, well, virtually flawless.
Cassel, in his first game back...
Baldwin didn’t do much as a rookie last year, but he was a 1st round pick and a bad rookie year is hardly damning for a receiver. Baldwin has been impressing in Dwayne Bowe’s absence in Training Camp and should be able to nail down a starting job, moving Steve Breaston to the slot, even once Bowe returns.
Breaston had 61 catches for 785 yards and 2 touchdowns last year with...
Reports that surfaced on Friday surrounding Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe allegedly agreeing on a deal were found false, according to Pro Football Talk.
Bowe now remains the only unsigned franchise player in the league, while the countdown to the Chiefs first regular season game against the Atlanta Falcons – Bowe’s proposed return date – still awaits sometime...
After a 2011 season full of disappointment, injury, and a coach firing, the Kansas City Chiefs are looking to bounce back this year and go after another division title. In one of the worst divisions in the league, where the Oakland Raiders are in re-building mode, the San Diego Chargers are on a downhill slide, and the only good player on the Denver Broncos is Peyton Manning, it...
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel was asked how much rookie Dontari Poe has to work on in order for him to transition to the NFL game.
“A lot,” Crennel said, per the Kansas City Star. “He needs to work on technique, he needs to work on understanding the system, he needs to get the calls correct all the time. He’s got a ways to go.”
Poe was asked what’s...
According to Nick Jacobs of TWC Metro Sports, Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe has arrived in Kansas City. We don’t have any confirmation on whether this means he’ll be ending his hold out, but I don’t have any other idea about why he’s in Kansas City now.
We’ll keep you updated with more information as we get it.
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