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For Chiefs rookie Thomas, it's not about labels; it's about the endless possibilities

By Sean Keeler

Excerpt from FOX Sports Kansas City

"KANSAS CITY, Mo. ‐‐ De'Anthony Thomas holds Anthony Sherman's shoulder pads the way a cartoon ant holds a giant apple core. The Kansas City Chiefs' rookie scatback looks as if he might be able to jump inside the opening at the neck like it was the cockpit of an IndyCar; stick on a set of wheels, he might drive it all the way to the Brickyard.

'They always talk about my size,' Thomas, the former Oregon star, told reporters late last month, "but I feel like I have a big heart. I'm not scared of anybody.'…" READ MORE…

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Photos of the Kansas City Chiefs full team roster.

Chiefs may face franchise‐tag dilemma with Alex Smith, Justin Houston

By Mike Florio

Excerpt from NBC Sports

"Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston wants a new contract. So does quarterback Alex Smith. Progress is slow to nonexistent on both fronts, which could be leading to a tough decision for the franchise after the season.

If neither is signed, the franchise tag could be used on only one, allowing the other to hit the market. If one is signed, the other one could be tagged…" READ MORE…

Chiefs preparing for league‐wide crackdown on defensive holding and illegal contact

By Terez A. Paylor

Excerpt from The Kansas City Star

"When a small crew of officials visited the Chiefs at training camp a little over a week ago, they were sure to thoroughly review the rules against defensive holding and illegal contact, both of which will be a point of emphasis for referees in 2014.

Considering the amount of bump‐and‐run coverage the Chiefs rely on, you can bet players and coaches alike were listening closely…" READ MORE…

Running backs still valued in Kansas City

By Adam Teicher

Excerpt from

"As NFL offenses continue to evolve and the passing game takes on more prevalence, the running back is losing his value. No back has been selected in the first round of the draft in the past two years.

That trend hasn't reached Kansas City and the Chiefs, at least when it comes to the value of the featured back. The Chiefs celebrate their backs, who are as important as ever to Kansas City's offensive fortunes…" READ MORE…

Undrafted safety has big day at last practice before preseason opener

By Thomas Huitt‐Johnson

Excerpt from St. Joseph News‐Press

"Kansas City fans won't see their favorite team practice in St. Joseph for five more days. Until they practice again on Saturday, undrafted rookie Daniel Sorensen left many with a solid impression.

Sorensen had two pass breakups and two interceptions during Monday's final session. Sorensen, a rookie free agent out of BYU, is battling for a spot on the 53‐man roster with safeties Malcolm Bronson, Jerron McMillian and newly signed Steve Gregory…" READ MORE…

Chiefs continue tweaking new parking playbook

By: James Dornbrook

Excerpt from Kansas City Business Journal

"With the Kansas City Chiefs on the verge of trying out an all‐new system for parking at Arrowhead Stadium, President Mark Donovan expects it will take several games to work out all the kinks, but he's confident it will be more efficient this season.

The Chiefs announced the changes in June, but on the verge of the first preseason game at 7 p.m. Thursday, team officials want to issue a reminder. They're also asking for cooperation and patience, given that the first test of the system is on a weeknight and fans will be battling normal midweek rush‐ hour traffic on their way to the stadium…" READ MORE…)

Tweet of the Day

Parking gates will open at 2:30 pm for #CINvsKC. Arrive early to beat traffic & most importantly begin tailgating. — Kansas City Chiefs (@KCChiefs) August 6, 2014

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