Yet even more bad news. William Franklin tweaked his knee. You probably already know that, though. What you may or may not know is that there will be a corresponding domino effect should Franklin miss a substantial amount of time. Count on that.
So far this preseason, Franklin has been our second best receiver (Dwayne Bowe, aka Mr. Awesome is what HE calls himself now, is our best, regardless of his preseason stats). On the Chiefs’ depth chart, he is currently third. With Franklin out and Devard Darling having accomplished absolutely zilch during a game yet–not that he has had an opportunity to, by the way–it looks like the competition for that fourth and possibly final WR spot is about to heat up. It also could mean that we keep more receivers than we originally intended to.
DVD, Franklin and, of course, The Show have already made the team. That means Bobby Sippio, Jeff Webb, Kevin McMahan and Maurice Price will be competing to make the roster, and possibly to see significant game action. That all depends on how serious Franklin’s injury is. Basically, the Miami game is going to be the biggest game of all the above-mentioned fringe receivers’ lives. It’s step-up-or-get-cut time. Kevin Robinson, aka K-Throb, also has a shot to make the team. That is if he ever is healthy enough to play. I’m pulling for Mo and Sipp, but that’s just me.
If Franklin misses significant time, who do you want to step up in his absence?