Good morning, Addicts! I normally drag a bit on Monday’s, but not this time around. It’s Week 1 of the National Football League’s regular season, and this Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs will be taking on the Houston Texans. After the months of talking about what we expect, it is all about to play out in front of our eyes, for better or worse.
This is what a football fan lives for. Frankly, I never wish a second away, but Sunday can’t get here soon enough. In the meantime, this is the news you need to know:
Final roster projection was close to correct – Adam Teicher of ESPN
"No such partial credit for the other two. I suspected the Chiefs would keep seven wide receivers, including Williams, because they ended preseason with injuries to three receivers. Obviously the Chiefs are expecting Albert Wilson, De’Anthony Thomas and Jason Avant back sooner rather than later. At no point did I think the Chiefs would keep Williams instead of Frankie Hammond Jr., their last wide receiver. The Chiefs like Hammond’s ability on special teams."
Why did the Chiefs cut Mike Catapano? – Joel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride
"He is more of a pass rusher in their subpackages. The Chiefs need maximum versatility early on in the season when they’re carrying Poe’s roster spot while he’s hurt. I like what Catapano brings as a pass rusher but the Chiefs needed to play it conservative."
Kansas City claims tight end, offensive tackle off waivers – Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star
"Offensive coordinator Doug Pederson said last week that it could be “several weeks” before Harris helps the team in a significant way, so the addition of Parker helps guard against that possibility and will allow the Chiefs to continue to use the two- and three-tight end sets coach Andy Reid has occasionally mixed in."