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You read right – put them all in the backfield together. Make it a modern T-formation, a wishbone, an inverted wishbone, any sort of formation that involves those three guys lined up in the backfield together.

Think about it from the defensive coordinator’s perspective – you look out there and Jones, Charles and McCluster are all in the offensive huddle. When the players break the huddle, they all lined up in the backfield, with a tight end and a wide receiver split wide. Is this a run formation, or a passing group?

With Charles and McCluster, that’s two guys who can come out of the backfield as very effective receivers. Isolate one of those guys on a linebacker or safety and that’s the type of mismatch that Haley and Charlie Weis are looking for. If the defense goes with a nickel-type scheme, the Chiefs can go to a running play with Jones, Charles or even McCluster.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released wide receiver Mark Bradley.

He was claimed on waivers from the Kansas City Chiefs in December but did not play in a game for the Bucs.

Bradley caught 24 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns last season in 13 games, six starts, for Kansas City.

He has totaled 92 grabs for 1,283 yards and nine scores over five seasons with the Chiefs and Chicago, which made him a second round pick in 2005 after his collegiate career at Oklahoma.


Chris Chambers – Almost as improbable as Jamaal Charles’ finish was Chambers. He had nine catches for 122 yards and a score in seven games with San Diego. He took off with the Chiefs catching 36 passes for 608 yards and four TDs in nine games. His upside is limited, but he gives you good depth at WR.

One Star Fantasy Option
Dexter McCluster – He could be this year’s version of Percy Harvin. He’s super athletic and can do a variety of things on offense. Consistency will likely be an issue.

Chiefs Defense/Special Teams – The Chiefs have some nice games on their schedule such as Browns in Week 2, the Bills in Week 8, the Raiders in Week 9, the Seahawks in Week 12, and the Rams in Week 15. They had just 22 sacks and 15 INTs last year so they should probably go undrafted. You can pick them up for a spot start if they show improvement.

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Kansas City receiver to host football camp
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Chris Chambers will host his first Football Skills Camp on Saturday at DeKalb High School.
Chambers and his C.A.T.C.H. 84 Foundation will host the Football Skills Camp from 2-6 p.m. at with registration beginning at 1 p.m. It is a free camp open to kids ages 10 to 15 as well as high school and junior-varsity football teams.
To sign up ahead of time, players can register If you have questions, call Alicia Daniels at 815-762-9445 or send e-mail to [email protected] or [email protected] Space is limited so signing up ahead of time is encouraged. All children must have a parent sign a registration form and waiver either before the camp or the day of the camp.

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