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Sto­ry­line of the week

Sec­ondary thoughts: Chiefs GM Brett Veach might re­gret trad­ing Pro Bowl CB Mar­cus Peters. The Chiefs’ re­built sec­ondary has looked sus­pect through three pre­sea­son games. The pri­mary cul­prits have been Kansas City’s free agent ac­qui­si­tions, CBs David Amer­son and Or­lando Scan­drick. Amer­son gave up the long­est play against the Bears, a 56-yard re­cep­tion by rookie WR Javon Wims. Scan­drick was beat on a dou­ble-move by WR Kevin White for a touch­down. Both plays could have been avoided with bet­ter tech­nique.

Rookie watch

Un­drafted QB Chase Lit­ton jumped ahead of QB Matt McGloin on the Chiefs depth chart against the Bears, tak­ing snaps with the third-team of­fense. Lit­ton con­nected with sec­ondyear WR Mar­cus Kemp for a 55-yard touch­down pass. Lit­ton has shown good arm strength and smart sit­u­a­tional play. Mon­i­tor Lit­ton’s per­for­mance in the fi­nal pre­sea­son game against the Pack­ers as he makes a fi­nal push for a ros­ter spot.

Charles Gold­man, Chiefs Wire

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