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Count Zarth
08-24-2005, 01:15 AM
http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/sports/football/nfl/kansas_city_chiefs/12458267.htm

By ADAM TEICHER

The Kansas City Star

Quarterback Jonathan Quinn rejoined the Chiefs on Tuesday, this time temporarily while the injuries of Todd Collins and Damon Huard heal.

It was still an assignment Quinn, who played for the Chiefs in 2002 and 2003, gladly accepted. Quinn was out of football until the Chiefs called Monday, offering a one-year contract when they needed an emergency arm to join Trent Green and James Kilian, the other uninjured quarterbacks.

“I was hoping I wasn’t done,” said Quinn, who played poorly for the Bears last season, was cut and has been looking for a football job ever since. “I’ve been working out and trying to stay in shape and waiting for an opportunity.”

Quinn was doing that waiting at home with his family in Overland Park. He would occasionally head over to Mid-America Nazarene, where he would throw to some of the school’s receivers.

Quinn said his plan was to wait for a football job offer until the end of the season. If none had come, he intended to pursue a career outside the sport.

Quinn may play in Saturday night’s preseason game against Seattle at Arrowhead Stadium. While an impressive showing won’t be enough to win a job with the Chiefs, it could attract other teams in need of a quarterback.

Waiting on Bell

Although the Chiefs indicated this week would mark linebacker Kendrell Bell’s return to contact, Bell was again held out of the contact portions of practice Tuesday. Coach Dick Vermeil said he was unsure when Bell, who has a balky shoulder, would be cleared to play.

“I anticipate Kendrell coming back,” Vermeil said. “I’d like to see him get involved right now. I don’t control that. The medical people do. It’s just when they feel he’s ready and he feels he’s ready.”

Rookie Kris Griffin was in Bell’s spot at right outside linebacker rather than Keyaron Fox.

The Chiefs found better injury news greeted them on two other fronts. Will Shields went through the full practice and gave every indication he would be able to play Saturday. Defensive end Carlos Hall also worked for the first time since early in training camp.

Kick-return specialist Dante Hall was held from practice because of a sore knee, but Vermeil said the injury would not bother Hall over the long term.

Better day for Tynes

Struggling kicker Lawrence Tynes made five of six field-goal attempts at practice, which was held at the Chiefs’ indoor practice facility. Tynes made two attempts from 33 and 43 yards and one from 38 yards. He also was wide left on a 38-yard try.

Bob Dole
08-24-2005, 05:53 AM
Better day for Tynes

Struggling kicker Lawrence Tynes made five of six field-goal attempts at practice, which was held at the Chiefs’ indoor practice facility. Tynes made two attempts from 33 and 43 yards and one from 38 yards. He also was wide left on a 38-yard try.

It's pretty hugged-up when that's considered a newsworthy, "better day".

Count Zarth
08-24-2005, 10:33 AM
Bump for the day crew. Pile on Tynes!

Bowser
08-24-2005, 10:36 AM
I'm anxious to see both Bell and Carlos Hall. I got a dollar that says Hall lands the satrting spot (if healthy).

Bowser
08-24-2005, 10:36 AM
And Tynes sucks nuts.

Mr. Laz
08-24-2005, 10:40 AM
Waiting on Bell

Although the Chiefs indicated this week would mark linebacker Kendrell Bell’s return to contact, Bell was again held out of the contact portions of practice Tuesday. Coach Dick Vermeil said he was unsure when Bell, who has a balky shoulder, would be cleared to play.

“I anticipate Kendrell coming back,” Vermeil said. “I’d like to see him get involved right now. I don’t control that. The medical people do. It’s just when they feel he’s ready and he feels he’s ready.”

Rookie Kris Griffin was in Bell’s spot at right outside linebacker rather than Keyaron Fox.

Saggysack
08-24-2005, 10:45 AM
Hell yeah Quinn is happy to be back. Heck I would be happy too if I made a few hundred grand a year and sit on my ass 99% of the time.

I have never understood KC's damn persistence with having a veteren 3rd string QB. Put in a damn rookie as your 3rd string QB. We all know if the 1st string QB goes down you are looking for another QB anyway. So whoever sit's 3rd doesn't mean jack shit cause they will never see the field in the first place.

buddha
08-24-2005, 10:47 AM
Tynes = Elliot

We either replace him now, or regret not doing it later.

Mike in SW-MO
08-24-2005, 10:53 AM
Hell yeah Quinn is happy to be back. Heck I would be happy too if I made a few hundred grand a year and sit on my ass 99% of the time.

I have never understood KC's damn persistence with having a veteren 3rd string QB. Put in a damn rookie as your 3rd string QB. We all know if the 1st string QB goes down you are looking for another QB anyway. So whoever sit's 3rd doesn't mean jack shit cause they will never see the field in the first place.

I actually agree with you but I can see the Chief's side, too.

Billy Joe Hobart found himself a starting QB pretty fast one game a few years back.

Rain Man
08-24-2005, 10:56 AM
I actually agree with you but I can see the Chief's side, too.

Billy Joe Hobert found himself a starting QB pretty fast one game a few years back.

I could never tell him apart from Billy Joe Tolliver. That was one of the most confused times of my life.

StcChief
08-24-2005, 10:58 AM
Quinn, Cheap insurance policy. Guy knows the O, out of work, lives in town. No brainer.

Don't want to have Green, Collins/ Huard go down in a game. Stranger things have happened.

Whatever happened to kickers/punters that were backup up QBs to save roster spot.

Killian will get his chances probably not this year. Patience son.

Iowanian
08-24-2005, 11:27 AM
With Tynes as kicker....Its apparent the Chiefs should consider GOING for it on 4th down, outside of the 20.

Halfcan
08-24-2005, 02:07 PM
I think Hutard is gone. Queen will be 3rd string and Killian will be banished to the practice squad.

siberian khatru
08-24-2005, 02:12 PM
I could never tell him apart from Billy Joe Tolliver. That was one of the most confused times of my life.

http://www.luma-electronic.cz/lp/g/Gentry/gentry_ode-sound.jpg

Halfcan
08-24-2005, 02:18 PM
Sure you don't mean Billy Bob Thorton.
Or Billy Joel.

Iowanian
08-24-2005, 02:29 PM
What is Huard's injury?

Bruised Ego?