Top 5 Headlines 8/20: Eliminating Chiefs Penalties

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1. Job 1 at practice is cleaning up penalties

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"The Chiefs were penalized 13 times for 131 yards. Seven of those penalties and 93 of the yards came in the first half when the starters were in the game on both offense and defense. "Even if you're counting by fives, 13 is too many," coach Andy Reid said, referring to the yardage of the penalties. "And there were some that were greater than five. "    READ MORE…

8/19 Photo Gallery

The Kansas City Chiefs practice in preparation for the upcoming preseason game against the Vikings.

2. Dwayne Bowe joins Jamaal Charles, Eric Berry on Chiefs' injury report

By Randy Covitz - The Kansas City Star

"Five Chiefs starters, including wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, safety Eric Berry and running back Jamaal Charles, did not practice Tuesday. The Chiefs said Bowe, who caught five passes in last Sunday's preseason game at Carolina, had a quadriceps injury."    READ MORE…

3. Sept. 7 deadline coming quickly for Fisher

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Left tackle Eric Fisher has had more than his share of tough times in the Kansas City Chiefs' first two preseason games. But was it realistic to expect more from Fisher at this point? Probably not. Fisher had offseason surgeries to repair a sports hernia and a balky shoulder. He missed valuable time in the weight room last winter and every snap during the team portion of offseason practice. "    READ MORE…

4. Chiefs Demetrius Harris could be a slam‐dunk at tight end

By Randy Covitz - The Kansas City Star

"Chiefs tight end Demetrius Harris couldn't resist temptation. He knew what he was about to do was illegal, but he still couldn't help himself. After leaping high and hauling in a touchdown pass from Tyler Bray in practice last week, Harris, a converted college basketball player, soared even higher and slammed the football over the crossbar in a move former Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez made famous."    READ MORE…

5. For those who know Matt Cassel off the field, the last thing he deserves is boos

By Sean Keeler - FOX Sports Kansas City

"KANSAS CITY, Mo. ‐‐ The tide of painful memories washed over and froze him to the spot, days and months of heartache dancing over and over again in Miles Postlethwait's head like some nightmare on a tape loop. Until a voice cut through."    READ MORE…

Tweet of the Day

Eric Fisher spoke to the media this morning about his preseason performance. WATCH: http://t.co/d5asp5HGqC pic.twitter.com/hUzp8XwnP6 — Kansas City Chiefs (@KCChiefs) August 19, 2014

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