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KANSAS CITY — Heading into Saturday’s preseason opener against the Chiefs, Tom Cable was asked what he wanted to see out of his offensive line, with the Seattle assistant head coach stating he simply needed to see his players play football, because due to the physical nature of the position, judging the group’s play during less-than-full-speed training camp practices can only show you so much.

Well, following the Seahawks’ 17-16 win at Kansas City, one that came in thrilling fashion on the final play of the game, head coach Pete Carroll shared an encouraging assessment of the team’s offensive line that features several new faces in new places.

“I was really pleased,” Carroll said. “I thought the first group did a great job of driving the ball. Everything was really on it.”

Against Kansas City, Seattle’s first-string offensive line looked as it did in practice this past week. With J’Marcus Webb, who has been starting at right tackle in training camp, battling a knee injury, the Seahawks used Bradley Sowell at left tackle, Mark Glowinski at left guard, Justin Britt at center, rookie first-round pick Germain Ifedi at right guard, and Garry Gilliam at right tackle. The group ran just one series with starting quarterback Russell Wilson, but remained in the game into the second quarter.

“I thought the offensive line did great,” said Wilson. “I was only in there for one series, but for that one series I had plenty of time, guys were solid up there up front. The communication, guys being engaged.”

Before an end-zone interception ended the Seahawks’ opening drive, Wilson had time to connect with open receivers, finding Doug Baldwin twice and Tyler Lockett once. Running back Christine Michael, meanwhile, finished the day with seven carries for 44 yards, 27 of which came on four totes during Seattle’s initial possession, as he ran through tackles, and open holes.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Linebacker Justin Houston was placed on the physically unable to perform list, meaning he will miss at least the first six weeks of the Kansas City Chiefs‘ season.

Houston had surgery in February to repair a balky ACL. The Chiefs at the time gave a range for Houston’s return for anywhere between six and 12 months. He has not practiced with the Chiefs or played in any preseason games this year.

“He’s right around the six-month mark,” trainer Rick Burkholder said. “He needs a little bit more time. This was all part of the planned process.”

 

 

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The Kansas City Chiefs have been looking for a productive wide receiver other than Jeremy Maclin. Chris Conley was that player for the Chiefs in their 21-20 preseason loss to the Rams in Los Angeles on Saturday night.

Conley had three catches for a team-high 66 yards. He delivered a big play on each of the Chiefs’ two touchdown drives and another on one of their field goal drives.

Conley beat one-on-one coverage on each of his first two receptions. The first one came on a third-and-5 from the Rams’ 13. Conley caught a back-shoulder throw from quarterback Alex Smith and was tackled on the 2. Spencer Ware scored the game’s first touchdown on a running play on the next snap.

 

 

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Linebacker Justin Houston was placed on the physically unable to perform list, meaning he will miss at least the first six weeks of the Kansas City Chiefs‘ season.

Houston had surgery in February to repair a balky ACL. The Chiefs at the time gave a range for Houston’s return for anywhere between six and 12 months. He has not practiced with the Chiefs or played in any preseason games this year.

“He’s right around the six-month mark,” trainer Rick Burkholder said. “He needs a little bit more time. This was all part of the planned process.”

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The Kansas City Chiefs have been looking for a productive wide receiver other than Jeremy Maclin. Chris Conley was that player for the Chiefs in their 21-20 preseason loss to the Rams in Los Angeles on Saturday night.

Conley had three catches for a team-high 66 yards. He delivered a big play on each of the Chiefs’ two touchdown drives and another on one of their field goal drives.

Conley beat one-on-one coverage on each of his first two receptions. The first one came on a third-and-5 from the Rams’ 13. Conley caught a back-shoulder throw from quarterback Alex Smith and was tackled on the 2. Spencer Ware scored the game’s first touchdown on a running play on the next snap.

Conley’s biggest play came on the next touchdown drive. He got open deep down the right sideline on third-and-2 from the Kansas City 33 and caught a 37-yard pass from Smith. The play helped set up a Maclin touchdown catch.

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According to the Kansas City Chiefs, store the franchise is looking to trade third-year quarterback Aaron Murray. Murray is one of five quarterbacks on the Chiefs roster, and they are trying to make space by trading him. If he does not get traded, he will end up getting cut and placed on the waiver wire.

Murray was a fifth-round pick back in 2014 but had the potential to be selected higher if he did not tear his ACL. Murray has seen playing time during the preseason but has not gotten any experience during a regular-season game.

At the current moment, there are several franchises that are in need of a back-up quarterback, the most recent being the Minnesota Vikings. Starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered what appeared to be a non-contact left knee injury Tuesday, which may prove to be a disaster for the team. This would be a great place for Murray to shine.

 

 

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If there’s one positive from the fact that three Pro Bowlers from the Kansas City Chiefs defense haven’t yet participated in practice—it’s that it’s providing valuable reps for a core of talented young players who might not otherwise have this many opportunities to develop.

Veterans Justin Houston, viagra Tamba Hali and Eric Berry have yet to step on the field for the Chiefs this preseason, check and when you throw in veteran inside linebacker Josh Mauga, who has missed considerable practice time over the past couple of weeks with a groin injury, this sets the stage for the young players to get an opportunity to show what they can do.

“That’s one of the positives,” Chiefs head coach Andy Reid explained after Saturday’s game against the Rams. “We had a couple of rookies start in the secondary, we had, in essence, a rookie linebacker who was starting for us at that ‘Mike’ position.”

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Foles was released by the Rams three weeks ago

It might have just been the second preseason game of the year, stomach but it meant a little something extra to former Rams quarterback Nick Foles, doctor who spent all of last season with the team he faced on Saturday night.“It’s always emotional when you go back to playing a team that you played with,” Foles explained. “There’s a lot of friends that I kept in touch with or bonded with in my year [with the Rams]. So just to see them all and play against them, play against your old coaches, there is an emotion to that.

“But, it was fun to go out there with my new teammates and just continue that bonding and just play some ball.”

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Foles did play some ball, finishing the game having completed 18 of 22 passes for 133 yards, including one fantastic drive at the end of the first half.

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