by C.K. Rairden
What has Chris Thomas accomplished that no other Chiefs
receiver has this season?
A productive game? You could argue that.
Separation from a defender? Another good argument, but
this accomplishment is more definite.
He has remained healthy.
The way things look now Chris Thomas is in line for his
second career start in DC against the Redskins this week.
Snoop Minnis suffered a concussion during the 13-3 loss
to the Giants last week. He is likely out for week three.
Derrick Alexander has been bothered all season with an
Larry Parker had been healthy until Wednesdays
Wednesday, the Chiefs practice had both good news and
bad news on the receiver front.
The good newsDerrick Alexander came back stronger
than anticipated and if he continues to improve will start
The bad newsLarry Parker developed pain in his
rib area during Wednesdays session and had to leave
practice. The extent of the injury is not known.
Can you hold please?
WR Derrick Mayes, released on the Chiefs final cut, was
on hold most of the day waiting on word from the Chiefs
practice to see how Alexander performed.
A contract was at the ready, but with Alexander improving
was not finalized. With Parkers injury unknown expect
the same scenario today. Its still unclear as to
why the Chiefs dont ink Mayes, as the receiver situation
has been a sore spot for the first two games. If Mayes
is signed the Chiefs the team could thin its linebacker
corps. KC has eight linebackers on the current roster.
Hes gone, by George.
The Redskins released their starting QB Tuesday cutting
nomad Jeff George. They quickly signed career back up
Kent Graham to a one-year deal and he will assume the
second string role behind Tony Banks.
Banks has the same Jeckyll and Hyde football abilities
as George; he is either awesome or awful. The Chiefs will
try to pressure him into the latter on Sunday.