Top 5 Headlines 10/10: Chiefs Jamaal Charles Nearing Record

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1. Jamaal Charles was an accidental star for Chiefs

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"Jamaal Charles didn't give much thought early in his career to becoming the Kansas City Chiefs' all-time leading rusher, and for good reason. Back then, he didn't look like much of a candidate for such an honor.

Charles backed up a washed-up Larry Johnson for the first season and a half after joining the Chiefs. One of his early head coaches, Todd Haley, thought so little of Charles for a game against the Oakland Raiders in September 2009 that he deactivated a healthy Charles in favor of another of Johnson's backups, Dantrell Savage. "    READ MORE…

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2. Chiefs sign cornerback Deji Olatoye to practice squad

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"The Chiefs have signed rookie cornerback Deji Olatoye to the practice squad.

Olatoye, 23, is listed at 6 feet 1 and 194 pounds. He was signed by Baltimore as an undrafted free agent in May. He was waived by the Ravens shortly before the regular-season opener. "    READ MORE…

3. The 2-3 Kansas City Chiefs at the bye

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

" It's coachspeak after a narrow loss to talk about how close a team is to becoming a good one. Andy Reid talked in the moments after last Sunday's 22-17 loss in San Francisco about how the Kansas City Chiefs are right on the verge.

Coaches will say that whether they truly believe it or not. So it wasn't just what Reid said following the loss to the 49ers but how he said it, with grit and determination, that led me to believe Reid does, in fact, think the Chiefs are right there, despite a 2-3 record. "    READ MORE…

4. Kansas City Chiefs – PlayerWatch

By Thomson Reuters - Global Post

"RB/WR De Anthony Thomas will get more opportunities in the Chiefs offense now that he's healthy and available after recovering from a hamstring injury. (The) fact that he can run the ball from the backfield, run routes from the backfield, we can line him up as a receiver he is much like a Jamaal Charles that way, said offensive coordinator Doug Pederson. He is someone that we just got to keep bringing along in slow doses and keep feeding him two, three, four, five plays a game and keep him in the mix.

-- RB Jamaal Charles now has 6,018 rushing yards in his career, and last Sunday he jumped ahead of Larry Johnson at 6,015 yards. He is now 53 yards away from holding the No. 1 spot in Chiefs history that currently is held by Priest Holmes with 6,070 yards. "When you are a player, you never really gain a full appreciation for anything while you are playing," said running backs coach Eric Bieniemy. "As you grow older and you get more mature, more than anything you get a joy out of your kids learning what you did, and I think more so than anything, he will appreciate it later on in life. But Jamaal has bigger goals. Obviously he wants to win the Super Bowl; he wants to accomplish other goals in life.""    READ MORE…

5. Sorting Through the Schedule

By Pete Sweeney - KCChiefs.com

"The first (Week 7) and last (Week 17) team the Kansas City Chiefs will play out of the bye week is one of their division rivals, the San Diego Chargers. While the first contest will undoubtedly be about getting back on track after the setback to San Francisco, by the time the second game rolls around Week 17, playoffs could hang in the balance.

The Chargers are one of two teams in the NFL who are right now on a league-high four-game winning streak (only the Dallas Cowboys match that), including the only win on record this season against the reigning world champion Seattle Seahawks."    READ MORE…

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