Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Tyler Bray (9) - Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Tyler Bray Placed On Injured Reserve By The Kansas City Chiefs

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The Kansas City Chiefs have figured out a way to keep all four of their quarterbacks. Tyler Bray, along with wide receiver Kyle Williams, was placed in the Injured Reserve on Saturday.

ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan broke the news on twitter.


  Adam Teicher, also from ESPN, confirmed.    

As Teicher alluded, Bray’s injuries in the last preseason game may have solved a problem for the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs obviously were going to go with veteran Chase Daniel as the primary back up to Alex Smith, but it appeared as if Bray was going to get the third starting nod.

Tyler Bray received much more playing time than rookie Aaron Murray received this preseason, but it is hard to believe the Chiefs wanted to cut either one. Both need more development, and the Chiefs will now have another year to decide if either can be the heir apparent to Smith, if Smith cannot be re-signed.

Kyle Williams’ injury takes him out of the picture at wide receiver. Five receivers made the team – Albert Wilson, Donnie Avery, Junior Hemingway, A.J. Jenkins, and Frankie Hammond.

Dwayne Bowe is suspended for the first game, so one of these may just have one more week with the team. This wide receiver corps does not inspire much  confidence at this point. Someone will have to step up their production in a big way if this offense is going to be effective week in and week out.

With or without Bowe, there isn’t anyone who fans can be really excited about. It will be more interesting to see how the Kansas City Chiefs use rookie De’Anthony Thomas in the offense.

Hopefully, they will be able to get the ball into Thomas’ hands, and the youngster can develop into a second weapon for the Chiefs, in addition to Jamaal Charles.

It is too bad Tyler Bray suffered injuries, but the Chiefs can now work at developing some talent at the quarterback position.

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