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Top 5 Headlines 9/1: Commitment to Smith is the Right Move

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1. Commitment to Smith is the right move

By Adam Teicher -

"One of the reasons the Kansas City Chiefs haven't won a playoff game in 20 years is their failure to commit to the right quarterback for the long term.

If they don't win one in the next five years, at least a lack of commitment to a quarterback won't be the problem."    READ MORE…

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2. Chiefs add a defensive lineman to roster and nine others to practice squad

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"One day after paring their roster down to 53, the Chiefs went about making a few small tweaks while also stocking their practice squad.

The Chiefs claimed ex‐Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Damion Square to improve depth along a defensive line that only had five players before Sunday. To make room for Square, the Chiefs released veteran tight end Richard Gordon."    READ MORE…

3. Chiefs claim DE Square from Eagles

By Adam Teicher -

"The Kansas City Chiefs corrected an imbalance of sorts on their roster when they claimed a defensive lineman, Damion Square, off waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles and released a tight end, Richard Gordon.

Before adding Square, the Chiefs had only five defensive linemen. Before releasing Gordon, they had four tight ends."    READ MORE…

4. Alex Smith's contract extension with the Chiefs makes sense for both sides

By Sam Mellinger - The Kansas City Star

"The Chiefs did the only thing they could and Alex Smith did the only thing he should. The marriage of team and quarterback was always so obviously beneficial to both sides that a contract extension was viewed more as when and how much, than if.

The answer came Sunday evening, The Star's Terez Paylor first reporting a four‐year extension that will begin in 2015 and pay Smith at least $45 million."    READ MORE…

5. Q and A: Is roster weaker than last year?

By Adam Teicher -

"Here is this week's edition of the Kansas City Chiefs mailbag. To ask a question for a future edition, send it to me via Twitter (@adamteicher) and tag it #ChiefsMail.

Ryan Patrick Dolan @RPDplays: @adamteicher #ChiefsMail is it me or is the current roster weaker thank last years's? Especially at OL, DB, and WR."    READ MORE…

Tweet of the Day

#Chiefs and QB Alex Smith agree on a long-term contract extension. READ: — Kansas City Chiefs (@KCChiefs) August 31, 2014

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