Friday, December 26, 2014, 6:53pm
Chiefs QB Alex Smith (spleen, out) missed practice Friday and is out for Week 17. Chase Daniel gets the start. In his only start last season (also against San Diego), Daniel completed 21 of 30 passes for 200 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed seven times for 59 yards and was the #13 QB on the week.
Daniel has one career start, which came last season in Week 17 and also was against the Chargers. The Chiefs lost the game but Daniels played well, throwing for 200 yards and a touchdown, completing 21 of his 30 pass attempts.
Daniel also rushed seven times for 59 yards in his start against the Chargers, so he was the #13 QB that week. We're not expecting Daniel to run the offense as efficiently as Smith does, so we're projecting a reduction in passing yards, which will impact TE Travis Kelce and the other Kansas City receivers.
Sunday, July 27, 2014, 9:39am
The Chiefs need to hold on to quarterback Tyler Bray for at least one more season. Bray has more natural throwing ability than any of the Chiefs’ other quarterbacks, Smith included, and he’s been showing it since Kansas City started training camp.
Bray went undrafted last year out of the University of Tennessee not because of any lack of physical ability but because of questions surrounding his work ethic and his skills in reading coverages and understanding defenses. The Chiefs knew it would take some time for Bray to develop, if he ever would, so they should take every necessary minute to allow him to do so.
As outlined in our Who's Motivated? article this week, the Chiefs have nothing to play for today with their playoff spot locked up. As a result Alex Smith, Jamaal Charles & Dwayne Bowe are inactive. Knile Davis should see the bulk of the carries with Cyrus Gray also in the mix. Chase Daniel will start at QB. Avoid all Chiefs if possible as this is an unpredictable fantasy situation.
After a 27-touchdown, seven-interception season for a division-title winning Kansas City club in 2010, Cassel struggled the next two seasons. The Chiefs’ trade for Alex Smith and the signing of Chase Daniel signaled the franchise would be going in a different direction at quarterback in 2013.
Cassel is a fringe (real-world) starter talent so he may end up starting for a QB-needy team in the near future. He threw 64 TDs from 2008 to 2010 (one season with the Patriots and two with the Chiefs). The Chiefs signed former Saints backup Chase Daniel to backup new starter Alex Smith.
Foster, the NFL’s leading rusher in 2010, returned after sitting out Houston’s victory in the preseason opener Monday night against the New York Jets because of a sore hamstring.
Tate, a second-round pick in 2010, was seeing his first game action since breaking his ankle in the first preseason game last year. He had a 4-yard TD run and gained 43 yards on another run in the second quarter.
Foster showed why he's the number one back on the board, and also showed that his hamstring is not an issue. Tate's impressive showing could put him on the radar as Foster's handcuff, and Ingram's touchdown offers proof as to why he's considered a nice value pick heading into the season.
The Saints suffered from several nicks to key players, but none appears serious.
But Brees managed to finish the contest, and, after the game, said he was OK.
Thomas injured his ankle with 17 seconds to play in regulation, but he was able to return.
Sunday, August 22, 2010, 9:05am
No confetti floated down from the Superdome ceiling this time.
But the New Orleans Saints sure showed signs of the high-powered offense that helped them win big last season in their first home game since the NFC championship.
Drew Brees , who played for only one quarter, led New Orleans to two touchdowns - handing off to Bush for a 9-yard score and leaping over center for a 1-yard TD that put New Orleans up 14-0.
Brees completed five of 10 passes for 36 yards for the defending Super Bowl champs.
Daniel worked the last three quarters and completed 15 of 21 passes for 182 yards and three touchdowns. He was intercepted once.
Steve Slaton - Foster's main challenger for the starting spot - ran five times for 19 yards, Slaton also had two kick returns for 88 yards, including one for 68 yards.
Kris Brown has been the Texans' kicker since the franchise began. This year he's competing with Neil Rackers. Houston coach Gary Kubiak said preseason performance will settle the competition. Against the Saints, Rackers kicked a 52-yard field goal and Brown hit a 43-yarder.
Here are the Saints inactives:
Inactive for the Saints: running back Deuce Mcallister, safety Chris Reis, linebacker Anthony Waters, guard Jamar Nesbit, tight end Darnell Dinkins, tight end Tory Humphrey and defensive end Paul Spicer. Chase Daniel is the third quarterback.
McAllister was released by the Saints in the offseason, and he has since signed with no one. He has a four-game suspension hanging over his head, given his membership in the StarCaps six.
But with the league suspending all suspensions pending resolution of the litigation filed by Vikings defensive tackles Pat and Kevin Williams, McAllister is free to sign with any team.
Running back Pierre Thomas has been practicing this week with a rib injury, and it's possible the McAllister would actually be needed. The more likely explanation is that the Saints are hoping to blow the roof off the Superdome on Saturday after slumping down the stretch.
The New Orleans Saints made two roster moves Friday in preparation for Sunday's regular-season finale at Carolina. They cut veteran cornerback Mike McKenzie and promoted quarterback Chase Daniel from the practice squad to the active roster.
Daniel is expected to backup Mark Brunell against the Panthers as the Saints rest starter Drew Brees. McKenzie's departure means it's likely starting cornerback Jabari Greer will be healthy enough to play Sunday. Greer has missed the last seven weeks with a sports hernia. McKenzie joined the Saints at midseason after a run of injuries to cornerbacks. It wouldn't e surprising if he he is re-signed after the Panthers game.
With the No. 1 seed in the NFC all sewn up, the New Orleans Saints will rest Pro Bowl quarterback Drew Brees and will start Mark Brunell in Sunday's regular season finale against the Carolina Panthers, according to a report in the Times-Picayune on Friday.
The report states Brees will be the third-string emergency quarterback on Sunday behind Brunell and Chase Daniel.
Most likely, Hartley will be deactivated on game days, at least in the short term.
The Redskins have cut the following players:
Robbie Agnone TE Undrafted Rookie
Anthony Alridge RB First-year Player
Jeremy Bridges G/T 7-year Vet
Scott Burley T Undrafted Rookie
Alex Buzbee DE First-year Player
Chase Daniel QB Undrafted Rookie
Antonio Dixon DT Undrafted Rookie
Dominique Dorsey RB First-year Player
Doug Dutch CB Undrafted Rookie
Keith Eloi WR Undrafted Rookie
Cody Glenn LB 2009 5th-Round Draft Pick
D.j. Hackett WR 6-Year Vet
Lendy Holmes S Undrafted Rookie
Rob Jackson DE 2008 7th-Round Draft Pick
Dave Rayner K 4-year Vet
Rueben Riley G First-year Player
Trent Shelton WR First-year Player
J.D. Skolnitsky DE Undrafted Rookie
Robert Thomas LB 8-year Vet
Eddie Williams FB 2009 7th-Round Draft Pick
Darrel Young LB Undrafted Rookie
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