Top 5 Headlines 9/10: Dee Ford can be a Playmaker

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1. Ford can still be an asset to Chiefs

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"Ask and you shall receive. Shortly after I suggested the Kansas City Chiefs need to get more from their first-round draft pick, coach Andy Reid said linebacker Dee Ford would get more work.

"Dee Ford probably didn't have enough snaps,'' Reid said. "We've got to work him into the rotation and do a better job there, which we'll do.''"    READ MORE…

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2. Chiefs sign DT Kevin Vickerson amid several moves

By Associated Press

"The Kansas City Chiefs began reworking their injury‐depleted defense Tuesday, signing former Denver Broncos tackle Kevin Vickerson amid a flurry of roster moves.

The deal for Vickerson is a one‐year contract, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because terms were not disclosed."    READ MORE…

3. Chiefs' Charles goes MIA in opening loss to Titans

By Associated Press

"In the moments after a disheartening loss to Tennessee to open the season, Chiefs coach Andy Reid seemed at a loss for why All‐Pro running back Jamaal Charles went virtually unused.

Charles carried the ball on the first two plays of the game, and then caught a 14‐yard swing pass from quarterback Alex Smith for a first down. But during the rest of Sunday's game, Charles got his hands on the ball only eight times as the Kansas City offense sputtered and backfired."    READ MORE…

4. Power Rankings: No. 25 Kansas City Chiefs

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"The Kansas City Chiefs are in at No. 25 in this week's ESPN NFL Power Rankings.

That's higher than I would have anticipated given that they were barely competitive in Sunday's season- opening loss to the Tennessee Titans at Arrowhead Stadium. I would have expected the Chiefs a few spots lower, ahead of the Rams, Raiders, Browns, Jaguars and perhaps the Cowboys. Dallas was also the loser in a one-sided game at home, though its opponent (San Francisco) was better than that of the Chiefs'."    READ MORE…

5. Rennecke: Williams happy Chiefs sticking with him

By Andy Rennecke - St. Cloud Times

"Fred Williams' NFL dream is still alive.

The former St. Cloud State All‐American wide receiver made the Kansas City Chiefs' practice squad early last week after going through training camp with the team. Williams was among the final cuts when camp came to an end. He then cleared waivers to be able to resign with Kansas City."    READ MORE…

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