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1. De'Anthony Thomas of Kansas City an NFL 'daredevil' who doesn't slow down

By Greg Bates - The Oregonian

"It was gameday, and De'Anthony Thomas was ready to go.

As the Kansas City running back/special teams player had a walk-through with his team on Lambeau Field prior to taking on the Green Bay Packers, Thomas' teammate Richard Gordon couldn't help but laugh."    READ MORE…

9/1 Practice

The team takes the practice field with a few guys in new numbers.

2. Chiefs' Alex Smith takes good-natured ribbing from teammates for new deal

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"Very little is sacred in an NFL locker room. Not personal appearance, not on-field performance and certainly not contract status, as Alex Smith can attest.

The Chiefs' quarterback was already a rich man before his four-year, $68 million contract extension was announced Sunday. But tell that to his teammates, who started harassing their good-natured leader from the moment he entered the team's training facility Monday."    READ MORE…

3. Cairo Santos good fit as Chiefs' new kicker

By Elizabeth Merrill -

"Cairo Santos learned the rules of football by watching "Madden" on his Xbox. He went undrafted in May, is so youthful that he looks closer to 14 than 22, and on Sunday, he will replace the most accurate kicker in Kansas City history when the Kansas City Chiefs open the season against Tennessee.

When Santos made the team this past weekend, his holder, Dustin Colquitt, figured those were the least of their concerns."    READ MORE…

4. Armed with new deal, Chiefs QB Alex Smith looks forward

By Associated Press

"KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Alex Smith didn't have much choice when he was traded from San Francisco to Kansas City last year.

He had the final say when it came to staying with the Chiefs, though."    READ MORE…

5. Chiefs rookie kicker Cairo Santos makes history for Brazil

By Randy Covitz - The Kansas City Star

"Kicker Cairo Santos, one of three undrafted rookies to make the Chiefs' 53-man roster, is believed to be the first Brazilian-born player to make an opening-day NFL roster.

It's headline news in his hometown of Sao Paulo."    READ MORE…

Tweet of the Day

Hear from GM John Dorsey on the many roster changes that have occurred recently. VIDEO: — Kansas City Chiefs (@KCChiefs) September 2, 2014

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