Last Minute Machinations
Aug 28, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Chris Conley (17) runs the ball as Tennessee Titans cornerback Cody Riggs (37) pushes him out of bounds during the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 34-10. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
The final preseason game against the St. Louis Rams offered a few signs of progress. A few things stood out, one expected and some that may surprise the most faithful preseason followers of this team’s development.
Rookie Chris Conley, who has been playing catch-up since camp opened, scored his first NFL touchdown in St. Louis. Conley wasn’t in any danger of missing this roster, but it is a good sign for his progression to the regular season.
Hammond vs Williams. I cannot see both of them making the cut. Williams is stronger on offense and could get he nod for that reason alone. The team a number of return men.
Sorenson’s performance versus the Rams may have launched him over Kelcie McCray as the fifth safety. Both play special teams well and would serve as the final safety if kept on the 53-man roster.
Fulton showed his flexibility in St Louis. Starting at center, he may have pushed Eric Kush off the Chiefs’ roster. The team needs to keep nine offensive linemen to be prepared for the season. Fulton just made himself vital in two roles and should serve as the inside reserve, if nothing else.
It’s an incredibly fast-paced time in the NFL. Dorsey’s phone battery better have a backup or two. As the moves come down, there is bound to be a surprise or two. Could it be a trade? a signing out of the blue? You never know in the mad dash to the regular season that began last night.
Until next week!