Will Gonzo recognize the Chiefs on Friday?

Former Kansas City star tight end Tony Gonzalez is looking forward to seeing his old teammates Friday night when the Atlanta Falcons host the Chiefs.

The problem is, Gonzalez doesn’t know many of the 2010 Chiefs. Since Gonzalez, one of the greatest Chiefs of all-time, was traded in April, 2009, the young team has undergone a major transformation.

  • Former Oakland quarterback JaMarucs Russell appeared in court stemming from his arrest in July over the possession of codeine syrup.

  • The Chargers are practicing the Wildcat with rookie tailback Ryan Mathews. They are calling it the Wilddog because Mathews played for the Fresno State Bulldogs. Last year with LaDainian Tomlinson, the team called it the Wildfrog in homage to Tomlinson’s TCU Horned Frogs. San Diego coach Norv Turner acknowledged that the team won’t use the formation much, but it is good to practice. San Diego used it eight times last season.

  • A religious group that Broncos rookie quarterback Tim Tebow has endorsed has bought advertising time during Denver games this season.