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KANSAS CITY, Mo. Andres Felipe Roa Colombia Jersey . -- Two Pro Bowl players were missing at the start of the Chiefs mandatory minicamp, one of them hoping to land a new contract and the other let go so that the team might be able to afford it. Justin Houston, their talented young pass rusher, is entering the final year of his rookie deal. Hes due to make only $1.4 million, a bargain for a linebacker who has piled up 26 1/2 sacks in three seasons. And in whats believed to be a negotiating ploy, Houston not only skipped three weeks of voluntary workouts, but hes also skipping this weeks three-day minicamp. The Chiefs practiced Tuesday for the first time since releasing cornerback Brandon Flowers. The move last Friday saves the Chiefs about $7.25 million against the salary cap this season and $7.5 million next season, money that could be used in a deal for Houston. Of course, the Chiefs have two other pending free agents in quarterback Alex Smith and centre Rodney Hudson. That means they might have to get creative if they want to keep all of them. In the meantime, first-round pick Dee Ford got first-team reps in place of Houston during Tuesdays practice. Marcus Cooper and Ron Parker split time at cornerback in place of Flowers and fellow starter Sean Smith, who was excused from the workout with an illness. "Every day I go out there as if Im the starter, so I cant say its any different if (Flowers) is here or isnt here," Cooper said. "Just keep grinding, getting better every day." Cooper was a revelation early last season, a seventh-round pick claimed off waivers from San Francisco who wound up starting six games and picking off three passes. He went through a rookie lull midseason, but came on toward the end, giving the Chiefs front office a sense of confidence that they would be able to withstand Flowers release. Still, the change brings even more instability to the defensive backfield. The Chiefs already had allowed starting free safety Kendrick Lewis and backup defensive back Quintin Demps to sign elsewhere, opening a couple of holes they are hoping to fill internally. Husain Abdullah and Sanders Commings appear to be the first in line. "We have guys who can step up," Commings said. Tight end Travis Kelce, wide receiver Kyle Williams and cornerback David Van Dyke did individual workouts and the install period, but were otherwise limited. Kelce is coming off knee surgery, Williams a torn ACL and Van Dyke a hamstring injury. Rookie running back DeAnthony Thomas appeared to be overcome by the heat and humidity on a warm afternoon. He chugged water on a knee after one series of plays, then took a swing pass to the end zone, where he collapsed. He wound up walking to the shade and spent several minutes with a trainer before heading to the locker room. He did not return to the field. Thomas, a fourth-round pick out of Oregon, has been unable to join the Chiefs for workouts since rookie minicamp because of an NFL rule that prohibited him from working out until his school graduates. Oregon is on the quarter system, so that didnt happen until this past weekend. The Chiefs also had four players in for tryouts on Tuesday: former Rutgers wide receiver Mark Harrison, Cal Poly wide receiver Cole Stanford, Utah State cornerback Quinton Byrd and Missouri cornerback Kip Edwards. Santiago Arias Jersey . The team sent out a press release on Friday stating Poile was resting and recovering and that he will remain in hospital for further observation. The Predators were preparing for the game against the Wild when Poile was hit by a puck that flew off the ice at him where he was standing in a tunnel behind the bench. Dayro Moreno Jersey . A-Rod is also disqualified from any post-season play. So at the tender age of 38, he will miss all of next season. As a result of missing the coming season, hes also out $25 million (which coincidentally is my hourly rate).Ted Ligety was looking to add more hardware to his collection this season. Just not this kind of hardware.The two-time Olympic gold medallist had four metal screws inserted into his left wrist as a result of a skiing mishap in a training session on Nov 22.Now, hes showing his mettle by racing in the World Cup downhill, super-G and giant slalom races this weekend in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Thats the current plan, anyway, despite a wrist thats still so tender he can barely push out of the start gate.Thats my job, to be out there skiing, no matter what, said the 30-year-old from Park City, Utah, who finished 3.73 seconds behind the top time of Norways Kjetil Jansrud in a downhill training session Tuesday. I wouldnt miss this for the world.If I can do this relatively safe, then Im going to be out there to push it.Ligety has had his fair share of broken wrists throughout his career. But this one topped the list as far as pain. He was practicing in Vail, Colorado, when he essentially hooked his hand on a gate, breaking bones in his wrist and tearing ligaments.It was straight to surgery.Just easier and faster to pin it all together, recovery-wise, he said.Following the procedure, Ligety took two days off and then returned to the hill. He trained without a ski pole — he couldnt hold one with his left hand — and said that has actually improved his balance.Ligety skipped the races in Lake Louise, Alberta, last weekend, to give the wrist more time to mend and to squeeze in some extra sessions in the giant slalom, the event he won at the Sochi Olympics.Every day my wrist feels better and better, said Ligety, who also captured gold in the combined at the 2006 Turin Olympics.The plan is to leave the screws in for the season and then remove them.Ligetys not the only big name on the mens team banged up. Six-time Olympic medallist Bode Miller had back surgery last month and will be sidelined until at least January.Thats just the nature of skiing. Its hard to stay fully healthy, Ligety said. It will be good to have Bode back healthy and pushing it, since his back has been bothering him for a while. Fredy Guarin Jersey. Ligety said his injury couldve been much worse. But he was wearing a pair of gloves he helped design, along with U.S. Ski Team physician Dr. Randy Viola. They fortified racing gloves in vulnerable spots, using a material designed to harden upon impact.Saved me from getting completely smashed up, said Ligety.As for possibly doing even more damage to the wrist by competing, Ligety said thats not a concern.Once you get four screws put in there, its pretty locked down, Ligety said. Were not concerned about any further damage, other than smashing it on a gate, which would hurt it anyway. Once you have screws in there, its just waiting until the swelling comes down and the strength to come back. Ive kind of had the pain go away a little bit.Beaver Creek is one venue that Ligety doesnt want to skip, especially since hes always been so good on this hill. Hes won four giant slalom races on the challenging Birds of Prey course.Not only that, but its an opportunity to forget about the season-opening GS race in Soelden, Austria, in October. He was the favourite, but struggled on the bumpy course and finished 10th. His biggest rival, Marcel Hirscher of Austria, won the event.I think Soelden was going OK — I wasnt going to win — but couldve easily gotten second if I didnt hit a huge rock and lose all my speed and my edge going onto the flats, Ligety said.For years, Ligetys been on a different level than everyone else in the discipline, with some of his competitors even referring to him as Mr. GS. Hes won five World Cup GS titles and, of course, that Olympic gold in Sochi.This season, hes changed his training just to try to stay ahead of his competition. Hes working with a nutritionist and has cut way back on sugar, including ice cream — his weakness.Im just continually building on ways that I feel are the best for getting me faster, Ligety said. Im 30 years old now. Im not super young and a little kid anymore. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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