Top 5 Headlines 9/18: No Charles or Berry at Practice

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1. No Charles or Berry at practice for Chiefs

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"It's no surprise since they left last week's game in Denver in the first half and never returned, but running back Jamaal Charles and safety Eric Berry will not practice for the Kansas City Chiefs Wednesday.

Charles has a high ankle sprain, Berry a sprained ankle. "    READ MORE…

9/17 Practice

The Kansas City Chiefs practice at the outdoor training facility on September 17, 2014 for their upcoming away game vs the Dolphins.

2. Alex Smith takes responsibility for Chiefs' offense

By AP - FOX Sports

"The past two weeks, when the Kansas City Chiefs have struggled to score touchdowns in the red zone, Andy Reid has insisted that he needs to put his players in better position to succeed.

What happens when he puts the Chiefs in a bad position, though? Well, the Chiefs are paying quarterback Alex Smith a bunch of cash to get them out of it."    READ MORE…

3. Rank's 11 Sleepers: For whom the (Joique) Bell tolls

By Adam Tank - NFL.com

"Oh boy. Jake Locker. I'm going to put it out there on Front Street. I was long-conned by Jake Locker last week. It looked like a great matchup on paper and not only did I recommend Locker strongly, I even sat Philip Rivers for him. So yeah, there's that. The numbers seemed great on paper. But through two weeks of the season, the Cowboys haven't given up a lot points to quarterbacks. So that's on me, if you started Jake Locker.

While the quarterbacks have struggled against the Cowboys (or not lived up to expectations) the tight ends have been smoking them. Vernon Davis and now Delanie Walker last week had great success against the Cowboys. So what would you say to a little Jared Cook in your life? I know, we've all been burned by Cook in the past. And really, I wouldn't play him over the guy who is probably already on your team. But if you have to rotate a tight end because of injuries to Jordan Reed or Jordan Cameron, well, Cook is somebody to consider here. For one week. "    READ MORE…

4. Former Chiefs tackle Branden Albert finds happiness in Miami

By Randy Covitz - The Kansas City Star

"It was two years in the making, but former Chiefs left tackle Branden Albert believes he's in the right place at the right time with the Miami Dolphins.

Before the 2013 draft, the Chiefs nearly traded Albert to Miami but instead put the franchise tag on him for another season."    READ MORE…

5. Chiefs' Dee Ford will give Auburn his support at Kansas State on Thursday

By Randy Covitz - The Kansas City Star

"Kansas City Chiefs rookie linebacker Dee Ford (right) attended Auburn University.

Chiefs rookie outside linebacker Dee Ford, the team's first-round pick from Auburn, plans to be on the sidelines on Thursday night in Manhattan when his alma mater visits Kansas State."    READ MORE…

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