by C.K. Rairden
WR Derrick Alexander practiced well on Friday
and will be ready to go on Sunday. The hope is that he
will be unrestricted in his snaps against the Redskins
TE Tony Gonzalez gave the Chiefs a scare during Thursdays
practice. He smacked his forearm on a defenders
helmet and sat out the second half of practice. He also
will be ready on Sunday.
According to of ESPN, the new sticking point between
the Chiefs and WR Derrick Mayes is a guaranteed contract
for the rest of the season. ESPN contends the Chiefs have
some hesitation on this.
What? If thats the case, it should be a done deal
this weekend. A veteran league minimum contract guaranteed
for 13 games? The Chiefs need depth at receiver and Mayes
is a veteran that was with the team through training camp
and the pre-season. Do the deal.
WR Snoop Minnis will be inactive this Sunday giving Chris
Thomas the start opposite Derrick Alexander.
Skins head coach Marty Schottenheimer is getting
roasted in the DC press for his nepotism and his old unproven
KC coaches he dragged along with him to Washington. He
is refusing to change. Ive done it that way too
long, Schottenheimer told the Washington Post. I
know it works.
Heres a news flashit hasnt worked since
The Redskins have an aching starting defensive lineup.
They will be missing two of their defensive stars for
this weeks game.
Take notes there is a quiz later: Starting outside linebacker
LaVar Arrington is out with a sprained MCL. Starting defensive
end Marco Coleman (dislocated elbow) is also out. Rookie
Antonio Pierce will replace Arrington and the Skins
will rotate Jerry DeLoach and Delbert Cowsette in on the
defensive line after shifting Kenard Lang to end for Coleman.
Fantasy alert: Rookie Skins LB Antonio Pierce may
draw Chiefs TE Tony Gonzalez at times. Big number possibility.