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Tue. Sep 2, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Franklin signed with the Chiefs' practice squad Monday, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.
Impact: Franklin will add another body for depth in the linebacking corps should one of the guys on the active roster suffer an injury.
Mon. Sep 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Williams (shoulder) was released by the Chiefs on Monday, B.J. Kissel of the team's official site reports.
Impact: Williams was placed on injured reserve after a shoulder injury knocked him out of the final preseason game. The Chiefs decided to release him rather than keep him on IR for the remainder of the season.
Mon. Sep 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gordon was released by the Chiefs on Sunday, the Kansas City Star reports.
Impact: Gordon was kept on as the fourth tight end but was in a vulnerable position because of it. His spot was taken by Damion Square, who the Chiefs claimed off waivers.
Aug 31, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Williams signed to the Chiefs' practice squad Sunday, the team's official site reports.
Impact: While Williams wasn't able to crack the Chiefs' 53-man roster, he will get an opportunity on the practice squad at one of the team's weaker positions. He could find himself on the roster, if one of the receivers suffers an injury, but would likely only serve as a special teams player.
Aug 31, 2014 | RotoWire
News: West signed with the Chiefs' practice squad Sunday, the team's official site reports.
Impact: West wasn't one of the five running backs the Chiefs decided to keep on the 53-man roster, but now he will provide extra depth to an already deep position. If he makes his way to the roster at some point during the season, he will likely serve as a special teams player.
Sun. Aug 31, 2014 | STATS
News: Smith has agreed to a four-year, $68 million extension that includes $45 million in guaranteed money, a person familiar with the contract told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because the team had not announced the deal, which will keep Smith in Kansas City through the 2018 season.
Impact: Smith and his representatives had been discussing an extension with the Chiefs for several months, and the veteran quarterback was hopeful a deal would be done before the regular season.
Sun. Aug 31, 2014 | STATS
News: Williams has landed on injured reserve.
Impact: Williams is known best for his gaffes three seasons ago in fielding punts for the 49ers in a NFC title game loss to the Giants.
Aug 31, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Smith has agreed to a four-year, $68 million extension with the Chiefs, the Kansas City Star reports.
Impact: With Smith set to become a free agent after the season, the Chiefs will lock him up for the next four years. The deal guarantees Smith $45 million, with the remaining $23 million based upon certain bonuses, most of which are probably tied to his production. While questions remain regarding Smith's ability to lead a contending team, he's coming off of a season in which he threw for 23 touchdowns and a career-best 3,313 yards. Thus far in the preseason, Smith is 31-of-51 for 286 yards and two picks.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Harrison was released by the Chiefs on Saturday, the team's official site reports.
Impact: Harrison spent the 2013 season on the reserve/non-football injury list with the Patriots, but took his chances with the Chiefs in training camp. Despite a lackluster crop of receivers the team currently trots out, Harrison didn't make enough of an impact in the preseason to earn a roster spot ahead of either Frankie Hammond or Albert Wilson.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bronson was released by the Chiefs on Saturday, the team's official site reports.
Impact: Bronson was a surprise cut by the Chiefs, as he was expected to make the squad over the newly-acquired Kelcie McCray. Although Bronson is eligible for the team's practice squad, the 24-year-old safety may try to latch on to another team's 53-man roster.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Amaya was released by the Chiefs on Saturday, the team's official site reports.
Impact: Amaya was vying for a spot among a group of largely inexperienced safeties.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gray has made the Chiefs' 53-man roster, the Kansas City Star reports.
Impact: Gray serves as a valued special teams player for the Chiefs.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McKnight has made the Chiefs' roster as reserve running back, the Kansas City Star reports.
Impact: McKnight will serve as depth for the Chiefs, who surprisingly decided to keep five running backs on the roster. He will likely see action mainly as a special teams player.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Murray has made the team as the third-string quarterback, the Kansas City Star reports.
Impact: Murray was battling Tyler Bray for the third-string quarterback spot and was handed the spot following the news that Bray was placed on injured reserve. He shouldn't be a factor this season unless the Chiefs go through two quarterbacks.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Williams (shoulder) has been placed on injured reserve, the Chiefs' official site reports.
Impact: An injury settlement may be coming, as Williams was merely competing for one of the final roster spots before hurting his shoulder in Thursday's preseason finale.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bray (knee/ankle) has been placed on injured reserve, the Chiefs' official site reports.
Impact: With Bray out for the season, Aaron Murray is set to serve as the No. 3 quarterback, behind Alex Smith and Chase Daniel.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Santos has beaten out Ryan Succop for the Chiefs' kicking job, the team's official site reports.
Impact: Succop's contract likely played a role in the decision, but regardless, Santos will open the season as Kansas City's kicker. As an unproven kicker attached to a seemingly mediocre offense, Santos should go unowned in most leagues, though he does start the year with a friendly matchup against the Titans.
Fri. Aug 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Coach Andy Reid said Hemingway (hip) will return this week and will receive some of the snaps left vacant by Dwayne Bowe, who is suspended for Week 1, Adam Teicher of ESPN Kansas City reports.
Impact: Hemingway left the first preseason game with the hip injury and missed both the second and third games because of it. He will split snaps with Frankie Hammond, that week, while both will probably see the field in three and four wide receiver sets.
Fri. Aug 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bray suffered knee and ankle injuries against the Packers, Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star reports.
Impact: Bray was battling Aaron Murray for the third-string quarterback slot, and the injuries may point the Chiefs in Murray's favor if they decide to keep three on the roster. The report also indicates the Chiefs may use the injuries as an excuse to place the second-year undrafted quarterback on injured reserve.
Fri. Aug 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kelce caught just one pass for eight yards in Thursday's preseason finale against the Packers.
Impact: Kelce finished the preseason leading the team in receptions (11), receiving yards (193), and receiving touchdowns (2). He is currently second on the depth chart behind Anthony Fasano, but has shown a better ability to contribute as a receiver. Assuming his health, Kelce will find playing time on Sundays, especially in two-tight end sets, and has lined up as a receiver during during the preseason, which puts him in a position to emerge as an option in deeper formats.
Thu. Aug 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Wilson caught all four of his targets for 34 yards in Thursday's preseason finale against the Packers.
Impact: With Dwayne Bowe suspended for Week 1, and Junior Hemingway (hip) looking uncertain, Wilson and Frankie Hammond are likely in line for added reps. Hammond is expected to start if Hemingway can't go, a scenario that might leave Wilson as the temporary No. 3 receiver. Of course, as a short-term No. 3 wideout in a run-heavy offense, Wilson would only be worth a look in the deepest of leagues.
Thu. Aug 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jenkins was forced out of Thursday's preseason finale with a concussion.
Impact: Fellow wideout Kyle Williams hurt his shoulder in the game, so when the dust settles in the coming days, the Chiefs may be looking to bolster their depth at the position.
Thu. Aug 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Williams was forced out of Thursday's preseason finale with a shoulder injury.
Impact: While Williams is off the fantasy radar in most cases, if his shoulder issue is anything other than minor, it will hamper his chances of making any sort of impact in the Chiefs' offense (which will be without wideout Dwayne Bowe in Week 1) out of the gate.
Thu. Aug 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hemingway (hip) is among the Chiefs' scratches for Thursday's preseason finale.
Impact: It's not surprising that the Chiefs are holding Hemingway out of their preseason finale, given that he is dealing with a hip issue. At this stage, it's unclear if he'll be ready to go in Week 1, though his practice participation next week should add some clarity to his status on that front.
Thu. Aug 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bowe (quad) is among the Chiefs' scratches for Thursday's preseason finale.
Impact: As is fellow wideout Junior Hemingway, a scenario that will allow the Chiefs to evaluate some of their other options at the position in advance of roster cut-downs. Bowe, in any case, is slated to miss the team's regular season opener against Tennessee due to a one-game suspension.
Thu. Aug 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McKnight is battling for a depth role in the Chiefs' backfield, the team's official site reports.
Impact: A solid showing in Thursday's preseason finale would certainly help McKnight's cause, but as it stands, he's behind Jamaal Charles and Knile Davis in the team's RB pecking order and with rookie De'Anthony Thomas also a lock to stick, it looks like McKnight and Cyrus Gray are in direct competition for a depth role.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Daniel will start Thursday's preseason game against the Packers, the Chiefs' official site reports.
Impact: Coach Andy Reid said he doesn't typically play starters in the fourth preseason game, so Daniel will get the start in the place of Alex Smith. He will play the first quarter of the game while the remaining three quarters will be split between Tyler Bray and Aaron Murray.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mays (wrist) will likely miss at least six weeks following surgery on his wrist, ESPN reports.
Impact: Mays was set to start at inside linebacker along with Derrick Johnson, but the latest setback will keep him out of the starting gig for a while. The injury will probably open up playing time for James-Michael Johnson, Josh Mauga and Nico Johnson on the inside.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Charles (foot) will not play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Packers, according to Adam Teicher of ESPN.com.
Impact: The Chiefs are planning to sit all their starters Thursday, so Charles would not have played even if he were totally healthy. The extra time off should give him plenty of time to get back to 100 percent by Week 1.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Smith will not play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Packers, according to Adam Teicher of ESPN.com.
Impact: The Chiefs will not play any starters in Thursday's game, so Chase Daniel will get the start at quarterback in place of Smith. Smith will be back under center when the Chiefs kick off the regular season Sept. 7 against the Titans.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hali is dealing with a swollen knee and will not play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Packers, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: The extent of Hali's setback is uncertain, but the Chiefs will hold him out of Thursday's meaningless exhibition game. It remains to be seen if the injury will threaten Hali's chances of taking the field Week 1.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hemingway (hip) did not practice Monday, the Chiefs' official site reports.
Impact: Hemingway appears to be the favorite to take the starting spot for Week 1 while Dwayne Bowe serves his suspension, but his absence from practice gives the receivers behind him a chance to show what they've got. The wideout missed Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings, and it's unclear how long the injury will keep him sidelined.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: DeVito returned to the practice field Monday after previously dealing with a broken finger, the Chiefs' official site reports.
Impact: DeVito is expected to see time as a starter on the defensive line for the Chiefs this season. He missed the third preseason game against the Vikings because of the injury, but his return to the practice field heightens the likeliness he'll be ready for the regular-season opener.
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | STATS
News: Charles and safety Eric Berry have returned to practice after dealing with injuries.
Impact: Charles has been out the past two preseason games after hurting his foot while moving out of the dorms at the Chiefs' training camp headquarters at Missouri Western.
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | STATS
News: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles and Berry have returned to practice after dealing with injuries.
Impact: Berry has missed most of the past couple weeks with a heel injury.
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jackson was released by the Chiefs on Monday, the Chiefs' official site reports.
Impact: Jackson was a longshot to make the roster as a special teams player and wide receiver depth. He was one of a group of 12 players who were casualties during the first round of cuts.
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cudjo was released by the Chiefs on Monday, ESPN Kansas City reports.
Impact: Cudjo was released by the Rams in May and subsequently signed by the Chiefs less than a week later to add depth on the defensive line. His preseason must not have been impressive enough to keep him on the roster, as he was one of 12 casualties during the first round of cuts.
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Schiltz was released by the Chiefs on Monday, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Despite a lack of talent at the tight end position, Schiltz faced an uphill battle to grab a roster spot coming into camp. He didn't record stats in any of the three preseason games and will now need to decide his next course of action as a free agent.
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McMillian was released by the Chiefs on Monday, ESPN Kansas City reports.
Impact: McMillian was released by the Packers last December and signed with the Chiefs in the offseason with the hopes of battling for a reserve safety spot. His poor play in the preseason, though, shed all hope of that and has led to his release.
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Dressler was released by the Chiefs on Monday, ESPN Kansas City reports.
Impact: Dressler shined in the Canadian Football League, averaging 74 receptions for 1,089 yards over his six seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. His slight stature (5-8) limited his options as a receiver mainly to the slot, and as training camp went on, it became apparent he wouldn't make the roster.
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Commings (leg/ankle) was placed on injured reserve by the Chiefs, Adam Teicher of ESPN Kansas City reports.
Impact: Commings was in line for a good chunk of playing time before the injury but will now sit the season out and rehab in preparation for 2015. The Chiefs are thin in terms of experience at the safety position, with Eric Berry (heel) and Husain Abdullah the favorites to start, so Commings could still have a chance to take a starting role next season, despite the setback.
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Berry (heel) returned to practice Monday, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Berry hasn't played this preseason due to tendinitis in his heel. While it's unclear if the Chiefs will try to get him some game action in their preseason finale Thursday, his return to practice is at least encouraging. Expect Kansas City to closely monitor their Pro Bowl safety's status to ensure he's healthy enough to suit up in Week 1.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Thomas had one reception for 18 yards and one carry for one yard in Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings.
Impact: Thomas also logged the Chiefs' first punt return and first kick return, but he may be limited to just punts once the season begins. Knile Davis, who filled in for Jamaal Charles as the starting running back Saturday, did well as the kickoff return man last season. While not a threat to Charles or Davis, Thomas figures to carve out a niche in the offense, possibly filling Dexter McCluster's vacated role.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hemingway (hip) did not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings, Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports.
Impact: With Dwayne Bowe suspended for Week 1, Hemingway is the favorite to start across from Donnie Avery. Frankie Hammond Jr., who started Saturday's game, would appear to be the other candidate. Whichever of Hammond or Hemingway starts will likely just have one-week appeal in deeper leagues.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kelce caught four passes for 49 yards on six targets in Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings.
Impact: Kelce has a 10-185-2 receiving line through three preseason games, and he's only needed 13 targets to get there. While Anthony Fasano remains atop the depth chart, Kelce is far more threatening as a receiver for a Chiefs' passing game that could undoubtedly benefit from a productive tight end. A 260-pounder with borderline 4.6 speed, Kelce looked like a steal in the third round of last year's NFL Draft, but then he missed nearly the entire season due to a knee injury. He seems to be all the way back from microfracture surgery and is on the right team to find targets.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Coach Andy Reid indicated that Berry (heel) will try to practice this week, ESPN's Adam Teicher reports.
Impact: We'll track Berry's status in the coming days, but Reid's suggestion that the safety may take the field in the coming days offers encouragement that Berry, who continues to deal with a heel issue, could be healthy in advance of Week 1.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Fasano caught five passes on five targets for 41 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings.
Impact: Fasano's name remains atop the Chiefs' posted tight end depth chart, with the veteran's blocking skills ensuring him a role in the team's offense this season. In spite of the occasional touchdown Fasano might pick up as the campaign progresses, the likely involvement of promising fellow TE Travis Kelce in the team's passing game creates a potential time-share that caps Fasano's fantasy upside.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Avery caught two passes for 15 yards on four targets in Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings.
Impact: Avery remains on track to start at wideout for the Chiefs, and with Dwayne Bowe suspended for the team's regular season opener, Avery is a candidate to see his share of looks in the Chiefs' offense in Week 1's contest against the Titans.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Smith completed 14-of-24 passes for 140 yards with two picks in Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings. He also picked up 21 yards on the ground via three carries.
Impact: Smith only threw seven interceptions all of last season, so Saturday's picks, both of which occurred with the Chiefs inside the Minnesota 20-yard line, are noteworthy. Of course, the Chiefs' offense was operating Saturday without star running back Jamaal Charles and receivers Dwayne Bowe and Junior Hemingway. It remains to be seen if Smith will see any action in the Chiefs' exhibition finale Thursday, but given that the team's starters have failed to score a touchdown in 16 possessions this preseason, it's plausible that they could see some additional tune-up reps in that contest.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Berry (heel) did not play Saturday against the Vikings, the Kansas City Star reports.
Impact: Berry, who has been dealing with a heel injury, has not played thus far in the preseason. His status for Thursday's exhibition finale is cloudy at this stage.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bowe (quadriceps) did not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings, kansas.com reports.
Impact: We'll consider Bowe day-to-day for now, but in any case, he is slated to miss the Chiefs' regular season opener against Tennessee due to a one-game suspension. Frankie Hammond, who has been seeing added key reps in practice in Bowe's absence, could thus be in line for an expanded role in Week 1.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Though Charles (foot) suited up, he didn't play in Saturday's preseason contest against the Vikings, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Charles, who had been dealing with a bruised foot, returned to practice on Thursday, and given that he was in uniform Saturday, he was presumably kept off the field as a precaution. The report suggests that Charles could play in Thursday night's final preseason contest against the Packers, though it's quite possible the team could play it safe with the star running back in that contest as well.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Stephenson has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: With Stephenson -- who had been in line to start at right tackle for the Chiefs -- now out of the team's early-season mix, Ryan Harris, Jeff Linkenbach and Jeff Allen are the leading candidates to fill in for him. In any case, his upcoming absence represents a significant short-term hit to the team's O-line, a unit that has been struggling of late to begin with.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | STATS
News: Stephenson has been suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Impact: Stephenson was a fill-in starter last season but was expected to anchor the right side of the line this year. He remains eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games, including Saturday night's game against Minnesota.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | STATS
News: The banged-up Kansas City Chiefs suffered another blow Thursday when linebacker Joe Mays was told he would need surgery on the wrist he injured last weekend at Carolina.
Impact: Mays, who was expected to start alongside Derrick Johnson at inside linebacker, will likely have the procedure later this week, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team had not revealed the surgery.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | STATS
News: The Chiefs have acquired safety Kelcie McCray from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for offensive guard Rishaw Johnson in a move that should bolster depth for both teams.
Impact: McCray entered the league with Miami as an undrafted free agent out of Arkansas State. He's appeared in 15 games over the past two seasons with the Dolphins and Buccaneers.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Berry (heel) did not practice Thursday, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: With Berry still ailing and unlikely to play Saturday against the Vikings, the Chiefs bolstered their depth at safety on Thursday, by acquiring Kelcie McCray in trade with the Bucs.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Thomas (hamstring) returned to practice Thursday, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: As did Jamaal Charles, with Thomas a name to file away in deeper formats, assuming -- as expected -- that he moves into the sort of versatile role in the Chiefs' offense previously held by Dexter McCluster.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mays is expected to ungergo wrist surgery within the next 24 hours, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Mays, who was viewed as the leading candidate to start at inside linebacker for the Chiefs opposite Derrick Johnson, is thus out indefinitely and off the IDP radar for the time being.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McCray was traded from the Buccaneers to the Chiefs on Thursday, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: McCray heads to Kansas City in exchange for guard Rishaw Johnson. The 25-year-old McCray recorded 12 tackles (eight solo) in 11 games for the Buccaneers last season and now slots in as a depth safety for the Chiefs.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Charles (bruised foot) returned to practice Thursday, the Kansas City Star reports.
Impact: The report notes that the Chiefs eased Charles (who missed practice Tuesday and Wednesday) back in, as he worked with the second team and scout team during Thursday's session, but his return to the field, in any capacity, is a good sign. At this stage, it's unclear if Charles will play Saturday night against the Vikings, but his long-term prospects don't appear dimmed by his foot issue.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hemingway (hip) did not practice Wednesday, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Neither did Dwayne Bowe, with fellow receiver Frankie Hammond drawing added practice reps again Wednesday, as a result.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Thomas was slowed Wednesday by a spasm in his hamstring, the Kansas City Star reports.
Impact: The fourth-round draft pick has opened eyes during training camp, displaying versatility while working as a runner, receiver, and punt returner. In doing so, he has made a case for himself to help fill the void created by the free agent departure of Dexter McCluster.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bowe (quadriceps), who did not practice Wednesday, is "making progress," according to coach Andy Reid, the Kansas City Star reports.
Impact: With Bowe (who is suspended for Week 1's contest) and Junior Hemingway both currently banged up, Frankie Hammond is seeing added practice reps.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Charles (foot) did not practice Wednesday, the Kansas City Star reports.
Impact: Charles, who is dealing with a bruised foot, is in the day-to-day category for now, with no indication at this stage that his injury is a long-term concern. Supporting that notion is that coach Andy Reid relayed Wednesday that Charles is "making progress."
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mays (wrist) did not practice Tuesday, ESPN reports.
Impact: Mays exited Sunday's preseason game against the Panthers with a wrist injury and wasn't able to return. He was held out of practice Tuesday, but the extent of the injury still hasn't been released. The status of Mays--who is listed as a starting inside linebacker for the Chiefs--for Saturday's game against the Vikings is still unclear. In 14 games with the Texans last season, he recorded 67 tackles and a sack.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Berry (heel) did not practice Tuesday, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: The report notes that the Chiefs are referring to Berry's injury as tendinitis in his heel, with the safety's status for Saturday's preseason contest against the Vikings cloudy at this stage.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hemingway (hip) did not practice Tuesday, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: With Hemingway and Dwayne Bowe sitting out the session, the report notes that Frankie Hammond saw some first-team snaps Tuesday. Assuming Hemingway's hip flexor doesn't linger, he has a shot to open the season as the Chiefs' No. 3 wideout. With Bowe slated to sit out the Chiefs' season opener due to a suspension, if Hemingway does indeed claim the assignment, he could merit attention as a possible one-game option in deeper formats in Week 1.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Santos made his only field goal attempt - from 44 yards out - in Sunday's preseason game against the Panthers.
Impact: Meanwhile, the Chiefs' incumbent kicker, Ryan Succop, made both of his attempts in the contest, including a 54-yarder. Succop appears past the groin injury that had slowed him recently and his solid showing Sunday should help his cause as he aims to hold off Santos' challenge for the Chiefs' kicking assignment.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bowe (finger) will not practice Tuesday due to a sore quadriceps, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Bowe played through a finger ailment to catch five passes for 62 yards in Sunday's preseason game versus the Panthers, but in doing so, the wideout apparently added a quad issue to his current medical woes. That being said, there's nothing to suggest the injury is cause for concern and his finger ailment obviously didn't impact his effectiveness much. In fact, the biggest qualm Bowe has is probably the one-game suspension he'll have to serve to begin this season.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Charles (foot) will not practice Tuesday, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Charles bruised his foot while moving out of the Chiefs' training camp facility last week, but various tests fortunately revealed no real damage. The Chiefs are probably just playing things safe with Charles, who should be considered day-to-day moving forward. However, after sitting out Sunday's second preseason game in Carolina, Charles may be good to go by this Saturday's dress rehearsal versus the Vikings.
Mon. Aug 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Though it's unclear if Charles (foot) will practice Tuesday, coach Andy Reid noted that the Chiefs' star running back is "feeling better" Monday, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: The report indicates that Charles bruised his foot last week while carrying a box from the team's dorm at the Chiefs' training camp facility to a nearby parking lot, but so far, it looks like the running back will be fine. "We're optimistic about it," Reid said. "Initially there was some concern. He had all the stuff done on it, the X-rays, the MRIs and all that done on it. Everything is clear." Based on that assessment, we'll consider Charles day-to-day in advance of Saturday's preseason contest against the Vikings.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | STATS
News: Bowe was suspended for the season opener against Tennessee for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.
Impact: Bowe was pulled over for speeding in a Kansas City suburb on Nov. 10, and was arrested after police found a black bag containing his wallet, driver's license and two container of suspected marijuana. He later pleaded guilty to amended charges of defective equipment and littering, and his attorney said there was no admission of guilt for the marijuana charge, which was dismissed. "I made an error in judgment," he said.