Good morning, Addicts! The Kansas City Chiefs are finishing off their preseason slate against their interstate rival, the St. Louis Rams, at the Edward Jones Dome. The starters will not be playing at all according to head coach Andy Reid, leaving the second and third-string teams to battle it out. On Saturday, the final cuts will be made, getting the team to a 53-man roster.
Here’s the news you need to know:
Have we underrated how important the Jeremy Maclin signing was? – Seth Keysor of Arrowhead Pride
"Against the Patriots, it was different. While Smith played fairly well, it was the ENTIRE offense that dismantled the Patriots. Receivers were all finding space, runners found wide open lanes to run through, the defense was consistently flowing the wrong direction … it was, essentially, Andy Reid’s offense at its finest. It’s arguably the most lopsided coaching contest I’ve watched as a Chiefs fan."
Chiefs president talks about why team is changing touchdown song – Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star
"However, the vice president of business affairs for the American Society of Composers, Artists and Publishers told The Star that year, “If it sounds like Gary Glitter’s song, we would credit Gary Glitter. From our standpoint it makes no difference who the performer is, it’s who the composer and publisher is.”"
Five things to watch in Kansas City’s game vs. St. Louis – Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star
Depth was a buzzword throughout training camp, and the preseason games have proved the Chiefs have more talent on the two- and three-deep than at any time in the Andy Reid-John Dorsey era. Quarterbacks Chase Daniel and Aaron Murray have combined to throw six touchdowns with one interception in preseason action. Fred Williams has been the preseason wide receiver star with a team-best 13 receptions and three touchdowns.
Latest Chiefs roster projection – Adam Teicher of ESPN
"I’m dropping Kush, who began camp as the starting center. He won’t be the starter and otherwise appears to have fallen from favor. Fulton will play some at center against the Rams on Thursday night. If he plays well, he could win that No. 2 job."