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Archive for Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thigpen to start Sunday for Chiefs

September 18, 2008

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— Tyler Thigpen, the first player from Coastal Carolina selected in the NFL Draft, will be the first to start at quarterback.

The 24-year-old Thigpen will be under center on Sunday for Kansas City when the Chiefs go to Atlanta. It will be exactly 11 months after the struggling young Chiefs (0-2) last won a game.

A 23-8 loss to Oakland on Sunday, in which Thigpen came off the bench and finished 14-for-33, was their 11th straight regular-season defeat.

"For what we're trying to do, I think he can do a good job of it," coach Herm Edwards said. "He'll be limited in some things, but we want to take a look at him."

Brodie Croyle has a separated shoulder and will be out at least one more week and possibly more. Damon Huard, a 12-year veteran, made the start against the Raiders but came out in the first half due to a sore neck.

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