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Travis Kelce played 15-of-39 preseason snaps with the first-team offense.

Most of the snaps came in two-tight end packages, with Anthony Fasano on the field. Still, it's encouraging usage for Kelce, who has been a standout throughout the preseason. He's also expected to see time in the slot this season. Kelce should be targeted in the late rounds of fantasy drafts as a high-upside TE2.
Aug 29 - 5:44 PM

Chiefs WR A.J. Jenkins suffered a concussion in Thursday night's preseason finale.

Jenkins has had a very quiet training camp, battling injuries and failing to so much as earn a Rotoworld blurb since June. If he's on the roster bubble, suffering a concussion right before final cuts can only hurt him.
Aug 28 - 8:57 PM

Chiefs signed G/C Mike McGlynn.

McGlynn was just released by the Redskins as they made their way to 75 players Tuesday. He can provide depth at the three interior line spots and has 48 career starts under his belt. McGlynn was Andy Reid's fourth-round pick with the Eagles in 2008 and spent three years in Philly with Big Red.
Aug 27 - 10:54 AM

Chiefs ILB Joe Mays (wrist) is expected to miss at least six weeks.

Mays, who was expected to replace Akeem Jordan as the two-down starter next to Derrick Johnson, tore a tendon in his wrist and needed surgery. It's likely we won't see him until after the Week 6 bye. Nico Johnson started the third preseason game next to Johnson, with James-Michael Johnson and Josh Mauga also expected to be in the mix until Mays returns.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 27 - 8:17 AM

Frankie Hammond is expected to start in place of Dwayne Bowe (suspension) Week 1.

Hammond, a 2013 UDFA out of Florida that spent last season on the practice squad, has been Bowe's direct backup at "Z" throughout camp. He's also been solid in preseason games, catching six passes for 90 yards on 86 snaps. It's a nice story, but it speaks to the striking lack of depth and talent the Chiefs have in their wide receiver room. If they want to have any kind of passing attack against the Titans, they'll install Gronkonian tight end Travis Kelce as a primary receiving option. Donnie Avery remains the starting "X."
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 27 - 8:12 AM

The Chiefs remain in long-term talks with with-year QB Alex Smith.

Smith has hinted he's willing to continue talks beyond Week 1. At this point, the Chiefs are probably best off letting their 30-year-old quarterback play out his contract. At worst, they can use the franchise tag if Smith has another strong campaign.
Aug 26 - 6:51 PM

Redskins released or waived OG Mike McGlynn, TE Matt Veldman, and WR Rashad Ross.

McGlynn, 29, has a history with coach Jay Gruden. That wasn't enough to save his job. McGlynn was competing for a backup interior line spot.
Aug 26 - 11:59 AM

Chiefs SS Eric Berry (heel tendinitis) has resumed practicing.

The Chiefs were simply being cautious with their All-Pro. He'll be ready to rock for Week 1.
Aug 25 - 5:03 PM

Chiefs placed S Sanders Commings on injured reserve, ending his season.

Commings fractured his ankle and fibula while trying to tackle Jamaal Charles in practice. Husain Abdullah is now locked in as the starting free safety in a shaky secondary.
Aug 25 - 8:52 AM

WR Dwayne Bowe was held out of the Chiefs' third preseason game with a quad injury.

He was injured in the team's second preseason game and has not practiced all week. Already suspended one game to start the season, the Chiefs cannot afford Bowe to miss any more time than necessary. Bowe has six catches for 72 yards (12 YPR) this preseason.
Aug 24 - 12:00 AM

Anthony Fasano caught 5-of-5 targets for 41 yards in the Chiefs' third preseason game Saturday night against Minnesota.

Fasano has become more of a roadblock to Travis Kelce than an independent fantasy option, but to this point the Chiefs have shown no signs of tweaking the depth chart. Fasano is the No. 1, and Kelce is the No. 2, mixing into two-tight end sets but never working as a featured player in Kansas City's passing attack. A lot of people want Kelce to break out this year, but it's conceivable Fasano's presence prevents that from happening fully.
Aug 23 - 11:48 PM

WR Donnie Avery caught 2-of-4 targets for 15 yards in the Chiefs' third preseason game.

Avery worked as the No. 1 receiver with Dwayne Bowe injured. He now has 3 catches on 9 preseason targets. Avery is painfully inefficient, but faces no real challenger in the Chiefs' undermanned wide receiver corps.
Aug 23 - 11:48 PM

Knile Davis rushed 12 times for 27 yards and caught 2-of-4 targets for 37 yards in the Chiefs' third preseason game Saturday night.

He got the start with Jamaal Charles resting a sore foot. Davis remains the every-down handcuff to Charles, but was an inefficient ball carrier last year, and has just 85 yards on 23 carries (3.70 YPC) this August. Davis would be a high-volume, every-week RB1 in the event of a Charles injury. We still have questions about how effective Davis would be in a long-term starter role.
Aug 23 - 11:43 PM

Travis Kelce caught 4-of-6 targets for 49 yards in the Chiefs' third preseason game Saturday night against Minnesota.

Kelce did mix in with the first-team offense, but he's still pretty clearly behind Anthony Fasano on the depth chart. The Chiefs need to change that quick to maximize their offensive talent. Through three preseason affairs, Kelce has reeled in 10-of-13 targets for 185 yards and two touchdowns. He's still only a TE2 in re-draft leagues, but is an elite long-term Dynasty prospect.
Aug 23 - 11:33 PM

Alex Smith completed 14-of-24 passes for 140 yards and two interceptions in the Chiefs' third preseason game Saturday night against the Vikings.

He added three carries for 21 yards. Playing with Donnie Avery, Frankie Hammond, and UDFA Albert Wilson at wideout, Smith was picked in the first quarter on a throw intended for Hammond, and later on a pass meant for Travis Kelce. Both interceptions came on red-zone plays. Smith is 31-of-51 passing for 286 yards, and three turnovers this preseason. He lost a fumble in Kansas City's exhibition opener, and has not accounted for any touchdowns.
Aug 23 - 10:10 PM


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