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Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Patrick Mahomes was smiling as he talked about his headfirst dive in the second quarter, the one that had his coaches, teammates and Chiefs fans mortified as the play unfolded. “I told coach Reid I've got to get hit sometime, get myself ready for the season. So I took a hit. It was a nice hit. It was good to kind of get that first hit out of the way, really.''

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Richard Sherman of the 49ers played with Andrew Luck at Stanford. I asked him after the game about Luck's retirement and here's what he had to say: ''“He gave the game everything he had. Obviously, it must be a serious injury if it's going to put him out. He's a guy that cares about the game and works as hard as anybody. When you've had enough you've had enough. He's had a great career and did a lot for the city of Indianapolis. I'm proud of him and wish him the best . . . I know him pretty well. He's a great game, a fantastic human being and I know he'll do great. Football will just be a stepping stone for him to do something else special. I look forward to seeing it.''

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Garoppolo, Mahomes both sharp as 49ers top Chiefs 27-17

San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was impressive in his return to Arrowhead Stadium, and Chiefs counterpart Patrick Mahomes may have been even better, as the 49ers beat Kansas City 27-17 in their third preseason game Saturday night.

Mahomes, Damien Williams connect for 62-yard TD (0:34)

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs have used Damien Williams, Darrel Williams and Darwin Thompson at RB on their first two drives but not Carlos Hyde. If you were wondering about Hyde's chances to make the roster, this is a clue.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Andy Reid on this week's meeting between Patrick Mahomes and Brett Fabre.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

De'Anthony Thomas, who had his 2018 season end early after breaking the same leg he broke a year earlier, said he was only cleared to play by doctors two weeks ago. That can help explain his slow job market. The Chiefs, who are deep at wide receiver, didn't have a great need for Thomas until Saturday, when they lost Marcus Kemp with a knee injury. After that, the Chiefs wasted little time in sending for Thomas, who can take Kemp's place on special teams and on the receiver depth chart. Thomas is a favorite of special teams coach Dave Toub, who has called the 176-pound Thomas pound for pound the Chiefs' toughest player. “When Kemp went down, obviously there was a hole there,'' Toub said. “(Thomas) kind of fills that hole for us. He plays a lot of the same positions. Different type guy. More of a speed guy. Not as physical but he brings a lot to the table for us.''

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Since you were dying to know, the Chiefs caught 1,003 punts and kickoffs at training camp this year. Mecole Hardman shagged 376 of them. These figures are courtesy of Dave Toub and this attention to detail is one reason he's the best special teams coach around. The Chiefs are trying to develop Hardman, their top draft choice, into a top kick returner.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Wide receiver De'Anthony Thomas didn't just sign with the Chiefs and join them on the field in the middle of Tuesday's practice, but he took some snaps with the starters and even caught a long touchdown pass from Patrick Mahomes. Thomas played for the Chiefs for the last five seasons, catching 64 passes and scoring seven touchdowns. Thomas made his biggest mark covering kicks and it's likely no coincidence he returned to the Chiefs on the day they put another special teams star, Marcus Kemp, on injured reserve because of a knee injury. Thomas had each of the last two seasons ended early because of a broken leg. “The leg looks good,'' coach Andy Reid said. “That was a concern but he's done well with it. He's been working out, doing track workouts so he's in pretty good shape right now. He just jumped right in. He's ready to go. He knows all the plays.''

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Saturday night's game against the 49ers at Arrowhead Stadium will be the last preseason action for Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs' starting offense. Here's Mahomes on what he wants to get out of this game.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs lost one of their best special teams players and, judging from his play in training camp, a rising wide receiver when they placed Marcus Kemp on IR because of a knee injury. The Chiefs have the depth at wide receiver to withstand Kemp's loss. But they will miss him in the kicking game.

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Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Andy Reid said he's not inclined to change his usual way of playing the starters into the second half of the third preseason game, which for the Chiefs is Saturday night against the 49ers at Arrowhead Stadium. “I've been doing this for a number of years (and) I've had success doing it this way,'' Reid said. “I'm not complacent. That can be a sign of complacency. That's not what I'm saying. It's a physical game.'' The Chiefs had several players knocked out of Saturday night's loss to the Steelers, the most significant being safety Tyrann Mathieu. But Reid said Mathieu probably would have stayed in the lineup had it been a regular season game. The Chiefs may have lost one of their best special teams players, reserve wide receiver Marcus Kemp, for an extended period because of a knee injury. “We probably came out of this with one or two guys that are hurt for the duration,'' Reid said. “But that happens.''

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie running back Darwin Thompson looks like he will have a bigger role when the season begins than is normal for a sixth-round draft pick. Thompson was the third back into the game on Saturday night against the Steelers, following Damien Williams and Carlos Hyde. Thompson sparked the Chiefs' only touchdown drive by rushing for 30 yards. He scored a touchdown in the preseason opener against the Bengals by taking a short pass and running 29 yards to the end zone. Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Thompson is more advanced at this stage than the Chiefs thought he would be when they drafted him. “He's able to see the blitz, which is a big thing for the young guys,'' Reid said. “He's got good vision in the run game and then he's got a pretty good understanding of the pass game. He's really a focused kid. He's kind of no-nonsense, wants to do it right, real focused, studies a lot. I like the way he's made up that way.''

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Steelers keep Chiefs in check in 17-7 victory

Mason Rudolph guided a long first-half touchdown drive to perhaps nudge ahead of Josh Dobbs in the race to be the backup behind Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 17-7 on Saturday night.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie running back Darwin Thompson deserves a better spot on the depth chart. Thompson was the third Chiefs' back into the game against the Steelers but he was the most productive. Thompson used his speed to rush for 30 yards on four carries to spark the Chiefs' only touchdown drive of the first half. Thompson entered the game behind Damien Williams and Carlos Hyde but the Chiefs are as dangerous with Thompson on the field as any of their backs because he's faster. Hyde didn't help his cause by losing a fumble.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Andy Reid did the right thing and pulled Patrick Mahomes midway through the first quarter against the Steelers. He finished 2-of-5 for 11 yards. Reid had said Mahomes would play most or all of the first half. The starting offensive line stayed in the game for the first series with backup QB Chad Henne.

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