Chiefs news for 7 September 2020
What was unexpected by most was that the Chiefs also cut veteran running back DeAndre Washington. He joined the team as a free agent this offseason after being waived by the Las Vegas Raiders. Before Damien Williams opted out of the season, most expected Washington and 2019 sixth round pick Darwin Thompson to compete for the fourth running back spot.
All others listed as starters on offense and defense were with the Chiefs last season. Depending on how the Chiefs line up against the Texans. As many as eight on offense and nine on defense who started in their Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
This one is really only surprising because of what Matt Moore meant to the organization last year. Him stepping in for three games when Patrick Mahomes got hurt really did save the Chiefs’ season and Chiefs Kingdom will always be grateful for him.
Actor and Kansas City, Kansas, native Eric Stonestreet is ready to run it back with the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Modern Family actor shared a hype video on Twitter Saturday, of him talking with Super Bowl LIV MVP, Patrick Mahomes.
|Rodney Clemons||Defensive Back||SMU|
|Gehrig Dieter||Wide Receiver||Alabama|
|Maurice Ffrench||Wide Receiver||Pittsburgh|
|Joe Fortson||Wide Receiver||Valdosta State|
|Darius Harris||Linebacker||Middle Tenn. State|
|Lavert Hill||Defensive Back||Michigan|
|Braxton Hoyett||Defensive Tackle||Mississippi State|
|Chris Lammons||Defensive Back||South Carolina|
|Kalija Lipscomb||Wide Receiver||Vanderbilt|
|Matt Moore||Quarterback||Oregon State|
|DeAndre Washington||Running Back||Texas Tech|
|Tim Ward||Defensive End||Old Dominion|
|Darryl Williams||Center||Mississippi State|
And we all know that he came in a little out of shape the next year, and then he had the injury. So, I think when you get behind the eight ball in professional football, it’s tough. And then when you get behind the eight ball on a roster with a deep defensive line, it’s even tougher.
Just ask the Houston Texans, the opponents in Thursday night’s NFL season opener at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs crushed the Texans 51-31 last season in the divisional round of the playoffs by scoring a touchdown on seven straight possessions and then adding a field goal on the next one.
Instead the Chiefs’ practice squad features players like quarterback Matt Moore, a 36-year-old quarterback who led Kansas City to victories against the Denver Broncos and Minnesota Vikings last year, running back DeAndre Washington, who has played in 55 games for the Raiders, and quarterback Jordan Ta’amu, one of the best players in the XFL.