8/11 Headlines: Charles Looks to Break the Cycle

Posted Aug 11, 2014

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Jamaal Charles hopes to debunk the perception of aging RBs

Excerpt from USA TODAY

“ST.JOSEPH, Mo. — Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles doesn't see any reason carrying one of the NFL's heaviest loads should take a toll on his longevity.

The two-year contract extension Charles, 27, signed last month runs through the 2017 season, and the three-time Pro Bowl pick sees himself continuing to produce well beyond that…” READ MORE…

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Derrick Johnson lays out Jamaal Charles in goal-line drill

Excerpt from The Kansas City Star

“Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson unleashed what might have been the best hit of training camp Sunday, and the victim was friend and star running back Jamaal Charles.

The Chiefs' first-team offense and defense were practicing against each other in goal-line situations, and on one play, Charles slipped into the middle of the field for a shovel pass. Quarterback Alex Smith flipped the ball his way, but Johnson — who was sitting in the middle of the field — read it all the way, lowered his right shoulder and flattened Charles the moment he caught the ball…” READ MORE…

Great start in kicking game is meaningful

Excerpt from

“ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- The punt that rookie De’Anthony Thomas returned 80 yards for a touchdown in the Kansas City Chiefs’ preseason opener last week guarantees him nothing when the regular season begins on Sept. 7 against Tennessee.

But in the bigger picture, it’s not meaningless that Thomas, returning a punt for the first time in an NFL game, scored a touchdown. That kind of thing can provide benefits for the Chiefs and Thomas on Sept. 7 and beyond….” READ MORE…

Ryan Succop’s injury may give Cairo Santos a leg up in kicking competition

Excerpt from The Kansas City Star

“The battle for the Chiefs place-kicking job is still too close to call.

But rookie Cairo Santos may have taken the lead going into this week because of an untimely groin injury to veteran Ryan Succop….” READ MORE…

MIAA Product among Division II Players at Chiefs Camp

Excerpt from St. Joe Channel

“(ST. JOSEPH) The preseason is a time for late round picks and hidden gems to show their worth, and the Chiefs have their share of guys who fit that billing.

Eight Division II players are listed on the Chiefs training camp roster: Eric Kush (California-Pennsylvania), Rishaw Johnson (California-Pennsylvania), Ron Parker (Newberry), Fred Williams (St. Cloud State), Jermelle Cudjo (Central Oklahoma) J'Marcus Webb (West Texas A&M), Jordan Campbell (New Mexico- Highlands), and Adam Schiltz (Emporia State)…: READ MORE…

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