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Safety Power Rankings: Did Husain Abdullah of the Chiefs make the top ten?

Anybody and their grandmother can make a power rankings list for the NFL’s best quarterbacks. It takes a real man or a sportswriter with nothing better to do to rank the less glamorous positions. In that spirit let’s find out who the top ten safeties are playing in the league right now. To determine the list I went by Pro Football Focus’ pass coverage ratings. Tashuan Gipson...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

NFLRA: Penalty called on Husain Abdullah was right call

The NFL Referees Association is defending the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty called on Husain Abdullah after he slid into the endzone and knelt in prayer. But it’s not the prayer that warranted a penalty, it was his slide leading to the kneel. In a release, former NFLRA president Scott Green said that neither Abdullah nor the referees were “confused as to why a flag was thrown...
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL: Abdullah should not have been penalized for praying

The NFL admitted on Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for going to the ground after returning an interception for a touchdown against the New England Patriots on Monday. NFL rules prohibit players from going to the ground to celebrate, but there is an exemption for players […]
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL says Abdullah should not have been penalized

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The NFL says Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for dropping to his knees in prayer in the end zone after an interception. NFL spokesman Michael Signora wrotes in an email to The Associated Press on Tuesday that "the officiating mechanic in this situation is not to flag a player who goes to the ground as part of religious...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs player penalized for praying after touchdown

Husain Abdullah was wrongly penalized for going to the ground during his end zone celebration on Monday after returning an interception for a touchdown. Abdullah is Muslim, and he went to the ground to pray after picking off a Tom Brady pass and returning it 39 yards to put the Kansas City Chiefs up 41-7 on the New England Patriots. NFL rules dictate that penalties are supposed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Husain Abdullah Speaks on His Expanded Role in Kansas City

One year ago, Kansas City Chiefs Safety Husain Abdullah wasn’t sure if he’d ever have the opportunity to truly make his mark on the NFL. The four-year veteran had played in Minnesota for four seasons, experiencing a number of ups and downs along the way, but was only beginning to scratch the surface of his potential when he took a year off from football to participate in a religious...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Don't be surprised if Abdullah is a Chiefs starter next season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For a team that couldn't afford to splurge in free agency, re-signing Husain Abdullah became an easy call for the Chiefs. The Chiefs, quite clearly, see a bright future for Abdullah. "Love him. I love the soul, I love how he plays the game," general manager John Dorsey recently told The Kansas City Star. "He plays it with his eyes. I have a lot of respect for...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Husain Abdullah be the Kansas City Chiefs starting free safety?

Even though Kansas City Chiefs free safety Husain Abdullah had interest from other teams, he knew from the start he wanted to remain with the Chiefs. Abdullah had an interesting road to find himself on the Chiefs roster last year. After going undrafted, Abdullah was signed by the Minnesota Vikings following the 2008 NFL Draft. His first two seasons were relatively uneventful before...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs: Hits, Misses and Rumors from Day 1 of Free Agency

Hits: The Chiefs re-signed veteran safety Husain Abdullah to a two-year contract on Tuesday, according to Rand Getlin of Yahoo! Sports. The Chiefs made the right decision (also, the easy decision) to allow former offensive tackle Branden Albert to walk in free agency. He signed a 5-year, $46 million deal with the Miami Dolphins, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. The deal includes...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs DB Husain Abdullah picks off Andrew Luck with epic play

Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Husain Abdullah had Andrew Luck’s number all night on Saturday, and this interception was his second of the game.  It was a mix of luck and awesome athletic ability to catch a ball he wasn’t even looking at. [@gifdsports] The post Chiefs DB Husain Abdullah picks off Andrew Luck with epic play appeared first on Diehardsport.
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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