Top 5 Headlines 10/16: Ron Parker has Bolstered the Secondary

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1. The play of defensive back Ron Parker has bolstered Kansas City secondary

By AP - Fox New

"The sight of quarterbacks feasting on the Chiefs defense left an impression throughout the final seven games of the 2013 regular season.

The Chiefs allowed an average of 306 yards passing per game, and finished 25th in the NFL in pass defense last year. That doesn't include Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck's 443 yards passing in the playoffs."    [ READ MORE…](http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2014/10/15/play-defensive-back-ron-parker-has-bolstered-kansas-city-secondary/?utmsource=feedburner&utmmedium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed: foxnews/sports (Internal - Sports - Mixed))

Practice 10/15

Kansas City Chiefs practice at the outdoor training facility on October 15, 2014 before their game this Sunday in San Diego.

2. Chiefs' Andy Reid sticks with winning bye-week formula: step away

By Randy Covitz - The Kansas City Star

"The way Andy Reid figured it, why mess with success?

For 14 years as the Philadelphia Eagles' head coach, he gave his team the entire bye week off. No practices, no meetings, see ya' next week. "    READ MORE…

3. Another day, another practice for Eric Berry

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"Safety Eric Berry, who hasn't played since suffering a high ankle sprain in last month's game against the Denver Broncos, was scheduled to practice again Wednesday for the Kansas City Chiefs. Berry practiced with the Chiefs on Monday for the first time since the injury.

Coach Andy Reid did not speculate on the three-time Pro Bowl safety's availability for Sunday's game against the Chargers in San Diego. "    READ MORE…

4. Chiefs receiver Donnie Avery won't play Sunday

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"It looks like the Chiefs' young cast of receivers behind veteran Dwayne Bowe will have yet another opportunity to prove themselves this week.

Reid said Donnie Avery, the team's No. 2 receiver, will miss the Chiefs' game Sunday against the San Diego Chargers. It will be the second straight game he's missed since he underwent core muscle surgery on Oct. 3 in Philadelphia."    READ MORE…

5. Andy Reid: Scheme fit not reason for Chiefs releasing Brandon Flowers

By Eric D. Williams - ESPN.com

"During a conference call with San Diego-area reporters, Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid was asked about releasing veteran cornerback Brandon Flowers in June.

At 5-foot-9, Flowers did not fit the profile Kansas City wanted defensively in taller corners. The Chiefs also saved $7.5 million this season against the salary cap and another $7.5 million against their cap next year by letting Flowers go. Kansas City needed the cap room to sign quarterback Alex Smith to a contract extension. "    READ MORE…

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