Evening notes: Chiefs claim a QB
Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson
- The Kansas City Chiefs went to the New England well again, this time for a No. 3 quarterback.
The Chiefs claimed quarterback Matt Gutierrez. He was cut this week by New England when the Chiefs signed former Oakland quarterback Andrew Walter. The Chiefs cut quarterback Ingle Martin to make room for Gutierrez.
Kansas City now has two former New England quarterbacks on the roster. Starter Matt Cassel was acquired this offseason. Gutierrez was a backup for the Patriots when new Kansas City general manager Scott Pioli was in New England. Gutierrez likely has little chance to beat out Tyler Thigpen as the backup, but he could stick with the Chiefs.Meanwhile, Walter had some interesting things to say about his departure from Oakland.
- Safety Brian Dawkins is expected to miss a few days because of an injury.
- The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Oakland tackle Khalif Barnes will miss 6-to-8, not 4-to-6 weeks as originally reported. He has a fractured ankle. This means Mario Henderson will surely open the season as the Raiders' left tackle.
- Receiver Chris Chambers had a big day in San Diego.