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Keenan Allen has been a superstar for the Chargers this year. Don’t see how they replace him. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Chargers:  The Chargers have lost star wide receiver Keenan Allen for the remainder of the season.  This may be the final straw for San Diego who has been unable to muster victories as is.  Another sign of that is the fact that they released veteran wide receiver Jacoby Jones.  Most teams would seek to add wide receivers in this situation, not release them.

  • Chiefs’ take: The Charger were basically out of the playoff race at this point anyways, but losing Allen means the Chiefs will have one less weapon to account for when they match up later this year.

San Francisco 49ers:  The 49ers have had a shake up at the running back position as they added former Chiefs back Shaun Draughn and veteran Pierre Thomas to replace the injured Reggie Bush and Mike Davis.  Another replacement is a bit more surprising as the team has decided to bench quarterback Colin Kaepernick in favor of Blaine Gabbert.  And so continues what I think may be the worst season in NFL history.

  • Chiefs’ take: Good for Shaun.  He was a quality backup during his time in Kansas City.  Oh, and something, something, Alex Smith trade.

Seattle Seahawks:  In one of the scariest moments of the year, Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette suffered a neck injury during the game against Dallas.  He will miss the remainder of the season, but the good news is that his surgery was successful and he is able to move about and is in good spirits.

Looks like it was one too many injured QBs for Whiz to keep his job. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans:  The Titans have moved on from head coach Ken Whisenhunt.  There have been many members of the media calling this an unfair move because Whiz only got to work with new quarterback Marcus Mariota for a short time.  However, in that short time, Mariota has already been beaten up and injured, which is something that Whisenhunt’s offenses have a long history of.

  • Author’s take: I LOVE this move by the Titans owner.  While teams like the Colts and Lions are building up to their firings, the Titans have simply decided to make it known now that they need a new head coach.  And with a young first round pick quarterback on the roster, that will be an attractive job to advertise.

Well, that’s it for me Addicts.  With the BYE week coming, it will be interesting to see if the Chiefs decide to make any kind of shifts with the roster, staff, or front office.  Ultimately, I don’t expect anything to happen, but you never know.