Good morning, Addicts! Hopefully all is going well for you, with the thought that you only have two days until the Kansas City Chiefs … and Eric Berry … take the field for the preseason opener against the Arizona Cardinals. Personally, I can’t wait to have some new footage to watch and to see if some of the youngsters can become contributors immediately. Here is the news you need to know.
Eric Berry set to return to game action on Saturday – Adam Teicher of ESPN
"Berry was diagnosed in November but has made a dramatic recovery. He was declared cancer-free by his doctors in June and was cleared to play by the Chiefs shortly before the start of training camp."
Chiefs say they are not doing any different offensively – Joel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride
"This offense the Chiefs are working in has been time tested. Andy Reid tweaks what he has to but the principles of the West Coast Offense go back a long time and has won a lot of games for a lot of teams. The Chiefs shouldn’t let that one fluky stat change too much about them. (Unless it means going deep. They should do that more often.)"
Kansas City announces its offensive line for Saturday – Joel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride
"The surprise with the Morse-Fulton-Allen line is that Stephenson isn’t included. He was one of the Chiefs best offensive linemen back in 2013 but that was, obviously, nearly two years ago. He hardly played at all last season but I still thought he merited a spot on the first team line."
Jamaal Charles talks bluntly about 2014 and 2015 offensive lines – Associated Press
"Kansas City lost starting guard Jeff Allen to a season-ending injury in Week 1, then had to make do with fill-ins Mike McGlynn and Jeff Linkenbach the rest of the way. But not only is Allen back, the Chiefs traded a fifth-round pick to the New Orleans Saints to land former Pro Bowl offensive guard Ben Grubbs, giving the line a much-needed veteran presence."