Top 5 Headlines 8/22: Matt Cassel Returns to Arrowhead

Posted Aug 22, 2014

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1. Former Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel still feels at home in Kansas City

He may not play for the Chiefs anymore, but Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel still feels at home in Kansas City.

Cassel’s three children were born in Kansas City. He still owns a home in the community. And he has warm memories from his four years as the Chiefs’ starting quarterback.”    READ MORE…

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2. Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles practices

Charles bruised his foot last week moving out of the players' dorm at training camp at Missouri Western State University. Charles didn't play in Sunday night's loss to the Carolina Panthers.

The fact that Charles was running the Vikings' plays, and not the Chiefs', indicates he won't play on Saturday night, either. The Chiefs said that decision hasn't been made. Charles' preseason could be finished, though the Chiefs still could give him some work in the final preseason game on Aug. 28 against the Packers in Green Bay. ”    READ MORE…

3. Beleaguered Chiefs secondary adjusting to rules

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Sean Smith backpedalled into the end zone with the scout-team wide receiver, careful not to lay a hand on him. When the quarterback let go of the ball, the Chiefs' cornerback quickly jumped on it, snapping it away for an easy interception.

It was perfect coverage. Perfect technique.”    READ MORE…

4. What's that sound? It's Chiefs fans, attempting to set a Guinness World Record -- again

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- To paraphrase that ancient philosopher Jim Croce, you don't step on Superman's cape. You don't spit into the wind. You don't pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger.

And you don't -- do not -- challenge a Kansas City Chiefs fan to an insane screaming contest.”    READ MORE…

5. Chiefs trade guard Rishaw Johnson to Tampa Bay for safety Kelcie McCray

When the Chiefs let Geoff Schwartz and Jon Asamoah depart via free agency, coach Andy Reid said second-year pro Rishaw Johnson would get the first crack at earning the starting right guard position.

On Thursday, that experiment came to an end as the Chiefs dealt him to Tampa Bay for third-year safety Kelcie McCray.”    READ MORE…

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