An unheralded veteran linebacker will be taking the place of the Chiefs' Tamba Hali, who is suspended for Week 1 for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
St. Louis has new starters on its offensive line entering it season opener Sunday against Detroit.
Ian Kinsler hit a leadoff triple in the 10th inning and scored on Young's single to lift the Texas Rangers over the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Thursday night.
The Royals clawed back with runs in the first and sixth, but Texas added three in the seventh. Kansas City added two more runs in the bottom half to keep it close, and the teams traded runs in the eighth before Texas closer Joe Nathan held on through a shaky ninth.
The likely Hall of Famer, one of the greatest tight ends in NFL history, spent the first 12 years of his record-breaking career with the Kansas City Chiefs. Come Sunday, Tony Gonzalez will be lining up at Arrowhead Stadium as an opponent.
Chiefs players Jamaal Charles, Eric Berry and Tony Moeaki tore the ACLs in their left knees in a three-week stretch that started with last year's preseason finale.
It's the youngest team in the NFL, with an average age under 26. A lot of kids for new coach Jeff Fisher to corral. Beyond the one-liners, it's clear the new regime has embraced an overhaul so extensive that the so-called crusty veteran has become an endangered species
Shelby Miller, a Cardinals first-round pick in 2009, was impressive in tossing two scoreless innings, but the only blemish was that the Cardinals were beaten 6-2 by the New York Mets.
Jeremy Guthrie pitched seven strong innings and the Kansas City Royals got home runs from Alex Gordon and Johnny Giavotella in a 6-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.
Pitcher Jaime Garcia carried a shutout into the eighth inning, and Yadier Molina got his 1,000th career hit in the Cardinals 5-1 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night in St. Louis.
The No. 99 car blew a piston on lap 264 in Sunday night's Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, leaving Edwards with a 36th-place finish in a race he desperately needed to win.
Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish retired the first 17 batters, Texas hit five home runs and the Rangers beat the Royals 8-4 Monday in a game that turned testy.
Andres Torres lost an apparent leadoff double in the ninth inning when he was called out for missing first base, and the Cardinals held off the Mets 5-4 Monday.
Tony Abreu, appearing in his eighth game since his Aug. 8 promotion from Triple-A Omaha, delivered a two-run two-out second inning single.
The NL East-leading Nationals took three of four from St. Louis and passed their 80-win total from last season.
David Freese hit a home run, drove in three runs and had a go-ahead single in the ninth inning Saturday as the St. Louis Cardinals ended a four-game skid with a 10-9 win over the Washington Nationals.
Joe Mauer got his third career grand slam and Chris Parmelee added a three-run shot in the Twins win over the Royals 8-7 to complete a doubleheader.
Former first-round draft pick Vernon Gholston, fullback Ovie Mughelli and running back Chase Reynolds were among the players cut by the St. Louis Rams.
Along with cutting the two veterans, Kansas City waived 17 players and placed defensive back De'Quan Menzie and quarterback Alex Tanney on injured reserve.
Perfect through three innings, Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez (17-7) held the suddenly anemic St. Louis lineup hitless through four innings en route to a 10-0 complete game shutout.