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GEARING UP FOR DENVER

Kansas City’s sizable secondary looks to matchup well with Broncos receivers

Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith (27) intercepts a pass intended for Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper during the first half of a National Football League game on Sept. 19 in Philadelphia.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Even before he was hired in January, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid watched tapes from every game that Kansas City played last season, including both matchups with the Broncos.
He undoubtedly noticed the 5-foot-9 cornerbacks that the Chiefs tried to match up with the bigger, stronger Denver wide receivers. And he certainly saw Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker haul in 14 catches between them in what turned into a 38-3 rout last December.
So when Reid was hired, and John Dorsey was brought in as general manager, they began reshaping the Kansas City roster.
They signed 6-foot-3 ...


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