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Here’s all that’s happening around Chiefs Kingdom today.
Welcome to The Morning Fix.
Good morning, Addicts. Today is the last practice before the Chiefs take a few days off to prepare for their Thursday night preseason opener. We’ll be tweeting updates over at @ArrowheadAddict if you are interested in the goings on.
Terez A. Paylor takes a look at tight end Anthony Fasano is his piece this morning.
This should not be a surprise. Fasano has a reputation a strong, reliable blocker, but he also has very dependable hands — he went all of 2012 without a dropping a pass.
However, he has never been a burner, even dating back to his college days, which means that any injuries that effect his movement are just an added burden for a player who struggles to run away from defenders in the first place.
Doug Pederson plans to feature as many players as he can on Thursday.
“This first game, we let everybody play, we get everybody in the ballgame,” said offensive coordinator Doug Pederson. “We want to get everybody on film and get a good evaluation of all our players.”
Adam Teicher answers a few questions in his mailbag, including if he thinks the Chiefs would cut Donnie Avery.
Keep in mind that as far as proven players at wide receiver, the Chiefs have Avery and Dwayne Bowe and that’s it. That said, let’s see how Albert Wilson and Frankie Hammond Jr. do in the preseason. The Chiefs could make that move if either Wilson or Hammond proves capable.
Josh Martin may be a pass rush sleeper prospect.
The Chiefs kept Martin as a developmental prospect all season because they saw potential in him as a pass rusher. They’re still developing their pass rush packages but unveiled one Thursday that featured Martin along with Hali and Houston.
Another had Ford with Hali and Houston. Defensive coordinator Bob Sutton may soon unveil one with all four players in the lineup.
KC Kingdom takes a look at Tamba Hali.
Two non-football stories:
– If you are not a fan of ESPN, you’ll enjoy this take down.
– Look, you just don’t take another man’s cookies.