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Saturday, August 25, 2012
Kansas City notes

By Bill Williamson

With starting cornerback Brandon Flowers still out with a foot injury he suffered almost four weeks ago and replacement Jalil Brown dealing with a groin injury he suffered against Seattle, Jacques Reeves is currently a starter alongside Stanford Routt.

Flowers and or Brown could be ready to play in Week 1 against the pass-happy Falcons. With Kansas City pass-rusher Tamba Hali serving a one-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance policy, the Chiefs will need as many weapons in the pass-defense game as possible.

Kansas City coach Romeo Crennel indicated that the starters could play some Thursday at Green Bay after the poor showing against Seattle. If that is the case, I don’t expect the starters to play much in the preseason finale.

Crennel said he could announce his backup quarterback as soon as Monday. It would be a shock if it isn’t Brady Quinn. Ricky Stanzi didn’t play against Seattle and Quinn has been the better quarterback this summer.