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Getting into the coaching ranks has been a transition for Mike Vrabel, but it's one the longtime OSU and NFL star has made with great success. Now, the third-year OSU assistant faces a big challenge in replacing four starters, but he seems up to the task.

Charles 'improving' but still a maybe for Friday vs. 49ers

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- On the plus side, Jamaal Charles feels good enough to march. But whether he feels good enough to suit up Friday in the Kansas City Chiefs' first preseason home game, well, that remains to be seen. "I guess if it was push-to-shove, he probably could've gone today," Chiefs coach Andy Reid said late Wednesday morning after the team completed its...

Donnie Avery Expected To Be Chiefs' No. 2 WR

According to, Donnie Avery is expected to be the Chiefs' No. 2 receiver ahead of Jon Baldwin, who has "failed to show the consistency to be a top-of-the-rotation player."Fantasy Spin:Even in an offense that figures to be pass heavy, Avery is unlikely to be more than a bye-week fill-in player in 12-team leagues. He saw 124 targets from Andrew Luck last year...

CB Brandon Flowers wants to get hands on the football more, wants to turn up heat on turnovers

Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers has a nose for the football; he has 16 interceptions in five years, including a team-leading three in 2012. However, Flowers wants to up that total and in the bump and run system the team runs, he will get a lot of opportunities to get that done. “I try to get our defense riled up,” Flowers said, via Randy Covitz of the Kansas City...

Chiefs have a hard decision to make about their future in St. Joe: Stay, or go?

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- If you go to and type in bars' near St. Joseph, MO,' 36 different options pop up, or one every 1.24 square miles. If you do the same, only exchange Kansas City, MO' for St. Joe, out comes a list of 303 different establishments, or one every 1.05 square miles. It's called reducing temptations, and if you've ever wondered why...

Chiefs waive LB Chad Kilgore, sign CB Kennard Cox

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs waived linebacker Chad Kilgore and signed cornerback Kennard Cox prior to their final practice Wednesday on the campus of Missouri Western State University. Kilgore, who played at nearby Northwest Missouri State, spent time in training camp with the Raiders last season. He played high school football in Excelsior Springs, Mo. A longshot...

Chiefs say Jamaal Charles' injury isn't long-term

When Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was carted off the team's practice field yesterday, many Arrowhead faithful -- and Charles' fantasy owners -- appeared to have cause for concern. There have been varying reports regarding the status of Charles' ailing foot, but the Chiefs have said that they've ruled out a long-term injury, according to Adam Teicher...

Kansas City Chiefs 2013: Most Underrated and Overrated Players

The Scott Pioli era came to a disastrous end with a 2-14 record that led to the number one pick in the draft. Matt Cassel proved he was not the answer the Chiefs needed at the quarterback position, and Romeo Crennel again proved he belongs as a coordinator only. For all the bad Chiefs fans have to say about Pioli, he did leave this roster in a position to win now. They are the trendy...

49ers defense eager to face Chiefs QB Alex Smith

Over all those years and thousands of practice snaps, the stingy San Francisco defense never got to put a hit on Alex Smith. And this is a group known for its vicious blows, from sack man Aldon Smith at linebacker to pounding safety Donte Whitner. So, no surprise Alex Smith's former teammates on the opposite side of the ball will be salivating to finally chase the quarterback...

Alex Smith not holding any grudges against the 49ers

Former No. 1 overall QB Alex Smith could hold some serious resentment for the organization that drafted him. At multiple times throughout his career the team flirted with replacing him. However in an interview with the Sacramento Bee through NBCSports, Smith revealed that he doesn’t feel any ill-will towards the 49ers. He is simply looking towards his future with the Chiefs, and...

Chiefs Camp Notes: New Bowe Show?

St. Joseph, MO – With a new quarterback, new coaching staff and what should be a better offensive system for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2013, one player could be poised for a monster year. So will the revamped Bowe Show return to Arrowhead this season?

Sprain vs Strain? What you can learn from Jamaal Charles and Malcolm Floyd

The AFC West was delivered a couple of big blows on Monday, with Chiefs’ star RB Jamaal Charles suffering a “strained” foot and Chargers’ starting WR Malcolm Floyd “straining” his knee. Both suffered injuries during practice on Monday, but the injuries themselves are the real story. We’ll start with Charles. Early reports came out stating that he suffered a strain...
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