Kansas City and San Diego headlines

June, 29, 2009
6/29/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

Kansas City

Young Chiefs running back Dantrell Savage is getting some special attention this offseason.

My take: The fact that former Kansas City running great Priest Holmes is helping Savage prepare for the 2009 season is sure to get folks excited in Kansas City. Holmes has a special place in the hearts of Chiefs fans. Give credit to Savage for recognizing Holmes as a rushing authority. The Chiefs are excited about Savage. The summer work with Holmes won't hurt him.

San Diego

Former NFL quarterback Trent Green thinks Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is a shoo-in to be a 4,000-yard passer this season.

My take: Rivers threw for 4,009 yards last season. It was his highest yardage total by more than 600 yards in his three seasons as an NFL starter. Throwing for 4,000 yards is not easy. It is no shoo-in for anyone. But Green's belief in Rivers shows what people think of Rivers: He is an elite quarterback and he's been recognized for it.

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