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Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles would have drawn more attention for coming back from a knee injury, but Minnesota Vikings’ Adrian Peterson went ballistic with over 2,000 yards and took up most of the press. However, a 1,500 yard rusher is hardly something to sneeze at and for Charles, he’s just getting started. Offensive coordinator Doug Pederson says that in 2013 Charles will be used even more and in multiple positions, he’ll be the swiss army knife the offense needs. The team selected Charles in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft with the 73rd pick. Charles had an all-pro caliber season, running for 1509 yards and 5 touchdowns. Once again Charles proved to be very efficient running the ball as he managed a 5.3 yard per carry average on the year. Pederson wants to utilize Charles running skills, but it’s in the passing game that his impact will be felt most. "Obviously, we know what he did last year — Pro Bowl running back, had over 1,500 yards, excellent, excellent season," Pederson said, via Sean Keeler of Fox Sports. "He's a guy that we can put in multiple spots. He's a sharp kid. He's worked extremely hard this offseason. "Really, I think the sky is the limit with him with what we're trying to do. Just put him in different spots and using his ability to, again, create matchups defensively." "You've seen him sprint out of the single receiver, and he'll come out of the backfield," Pederson continued. "He's a guy that needs to move around, and (one) you can put in different positions, motion out the back, shift him from the backfield. He catches the ball so well that you have to take advantage of that offensively."

Kansas City Chiefs wide out Rico Richardson compares a lot to Mike Wallace

Rico is probably one of the most impressive deep threats in the 2013 NFL Draft. He has a little bit of Mike Wallace mixed with Stevie Johnson. He is a good possession receiver, but has very good route running skills. Rico has great hands and is a very impressive and dedicated football player. I talked to his coaches who said that you will not find a player more dedicated to the game...

Chiefs’ defensive coordinator says players are buying into the system: ‘we’re trying to develop a culture here’

Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton is installing his 3-4 attacking schemes and he feels the players like it. In years past, the 3-4 was a read and react, a more cerebral style of playing defense. However, Sutton wants to replace cerebral with aggressive force, he wants quarterback to know every play will be dangerous; every drop back could be bad. He’s trying...

Clark Hunt says Andy Reid is recharged and back in a groove

When Andy Reid came to a mutual agreement with the Philadelphia Eagles to have an amicable parting of ways. It wasn’t how it was supposed to end. Reid was the toast of the town up until 2011 and the dreaded ‘dream team’ that fell on their face. However, for every bad happening there is a silver lining, in this case the Kansas City Chiefs. Team chairman Clark Hunt can...

Kansas City Chiefs 2013: 5 Biggest Questions Heading Into Camp

It’s a good thing that Clark Hunt likes the changes that were made with the Kansas City Chiefs this offseason.The owner of the ball club overhauled many management positions, including head coach and has brought in new players to a roster that although boasted a 2-14 record, was represented in the Pro Bowl by five starters.Somehow that seems impossible to fathom.This is a new look...

Vermeil visits Chiefs camp, walks away impressed

KANSAS CITY, Mo. For a wine guy, Dick Vermeil never has been much on sour grapes. At one point Tuesday, the old Kansas City Chiefs coach grabbed the new one Andy Reid as if he were a teddy bear, grinning with every step. "I've seen this practice before, in Philadelphia," Vermeil said after the Chiefs concluded the first day of their final spring mini-camp inside...

What to expect from the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2013 season

In the 2012 season, the Kansas City Chiefs finished 2-14, which was the worst record in the NFL. Consequently, the Chiefs parted ways with general manager Scott Pioli and replaced him with John Dorsey, while Andy Reid became the new head coach. The Chiefs also made some key offseason acquisitions that will improve their team. The addition of Alex Smith (QB) via free agency and the...

Chiefs' Bowe thought Fiat commercial was 'a photo shoot'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Did you hear the one about the time Dwayne Bowe rolled with Charlie Sheen? Bowe runs with a fast crowd in the offseason. But even he was surprised when he turned up to a commercial set earlier this year to find actors Sheen, Keana Texeria and Tyson Ritter living it up. I thought it was a photo shoot, Bowe said Wednesday after wrapping up his second day at the...

Chiefs CEO Hunt drops in on mandatory minicamp

Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt made a rare appearance at mandatory minicamp Tuesday and walked away pleased with the progress the team has made under new general manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid. Hunt has rarely attended practices the past few years, but said in January he wanted to take on a more visible role with the franchise that his late father Lamar founded during the AFL...

Once homeless, Chiefs' Gilyard offers perspective as much as speed

KANSAS CITY, Mo. So he runs. He runs for Joe, wherever the hell he is. Probably under that same tree, in Washington Park, casting aspersions at the skies above. Or inside the gazebo, if it looks like rain. "Every time I get to Cincinnati, I've got to make sure I stop by the park and see if I can catch Joe there," Mardy Gilyard chuckles. "He might be out running...

Football Nation Preview: The 2013 Kansas City Chiefs

2012 Record: 2-142012 DownfallPoor Quarterback PlayMatt Cassel (he of the $62M contract in 2009) and Brady Quinn (a first round pick among the barren quarterback class of 2007) combined for 8 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. Each man went 1-7 as the starter, with Cassel throwing 6 of the 8 touchdowns.The duo also combined (along with a Peyton Hillis incompletion) for a 63.8 passer...

Jamaal Charles Returns To Practice

Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (toe) was back as a full participant in practice Tuesday, according to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star.Fantasy Spin:Charles left Friday's OTA after his right toe was stepped on. His X-rays came back negative. The running back had a career-high 1,509 rushing yards last season, and he's expected to be more involved in the passing game this season.

Ex-Chiefs cheerleader is itching for a fight

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Rachel Wray won't lie: She's itching for a fight. And this weekend, the former Kansas City Chiefs cheerleader-turned-mixed-martial-artist plans on picking more than a few. "I'm waiting for my fight to get scheduled, still," notes Wray, who says she's registered to compete in Saturday's Mid-America Open, an American Grappling Federation...
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