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Top 5 Headlines 8/17: Search continues for starters on Chiefs offensive line

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1. Search continues for starters on Chiefs offensive line

By Herbie Teope - Chiefs Digest

"Battles along the offensive line will continue with three days of training camp and preseason games remaining before the Chiefs settle on a starting unit.

"I'm going to meet with the coaches here after we're done," coach Andy Reid said Sunday during a media conference call. "The offensive coaches, we're going to go back through the tape and I'm going to listen to their opinion.

"We've all had a chance individually to look at it. I'm just curious to see what (offensive line coach) Andy Heck and (assistant offensive line coach) Eugene Chung have to say about it.""    READ MORE…

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2. Chiefs' rehab buddies Derrick Johnson and Mike DeVito glad to play football again

By Blair Kerkhoff - Kansas City Star

"The Arizona Cardinals had moved to the Chiefs' 1 on their opening possession of Saturday's preseason opener, and to this point little had gone right for the visitors.

But on second down, running back Andre Ellington no sooner took the handoff when a defender had crashed through, got enough of his arms through Ellington's legs to drop the running back in his tracks for a loss. Derrick Johnson was back.

"Man, did it feel great," Johnson said."    READ MORE…

3. Covering for possible loss of Jeff Allen wouldn't be easy for Chiefs

By Adam Teicher - ESPN

"The Kansas City Chiefs are hoping for good news with regard to three offensive players who were injured early in Saturday night's 34-19 preseason win over the Arizona Cardinals. Right tackle Jeff Allen sprained his MCL, running back Knile Davis sprained his knee and slot receiver/punt returner De'Anthony Thomas injured his calf.

"I don't think they'll be back in the next couple days, but we'll see," Chiefs coach Andy Reid said.

The Chiefs plugged Donald Stephenson in at right tackle, but replacing Allen for the longer term wouldn't be so simple. Allen is one of the Chiefs' best and most experienced offensive linemen. He's also versatile enough to play guard and, in a pinch, center. The Chiefs are thin at tackle after Allen, Stephenson and Eric Fisher, and if Allen is out for a long period they might be looking for help at the position."    READ MORE…

4. Chiefs receivers Fred Williams, Frankie Hammond gets raves from Chase Daniel, Andy Reid

By Terez Paylor - Kansas City Star

"In the aftermath of the Chiefs' 34-19 win on Saturday night, a smiling Chase Daniel could not stop raving about his group of receivers, led by Fred Williams and Frankie Hammond.

"Freddie and Frankie man, they were on point, man," Daniel said. "They knew exactly what to do, had no mental errors, and that showed."

Good thing for them, too. With the Chiefs' top five receiving targets likely set with Jeremy Maclin, Albert Wilson, Chris Conley, De'Anthony Thomas and Jason Avant, those two lead a crop of wideouts hoping to land, maybe, one remaining spot on the 53-man roster."    READ MORE…

5. Chiefs safety Eric Berry's comeback inspires because so many can relate

By Vahe Gregorian - Kansas City Star

"Unless you are auditioning for a job, evaluating people who are or just happen to be a football geek, NFL preseason games generally are numbing trivialities.

But there was a thrilling exception Saturday at University of Phoenix Stadium, where the unfathomable return of Chiefs safety Eric Berry to game action nine months after being diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma brought meaning to the mundane.

That impact was evident even before Berry took the field on the fourth play from scrimmage."    READ MORE…

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