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    Chiefs lineman improving, in stable condition news services

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City offensive lineman Kevin Sampson was improving a day after being hospitalized in New Jersey following a seizure, Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil said Friday.

    "He's better, he's coherent," Vermeil said. "They're not allowing him to speak to anybody. We have no other information, but that seems to be good news."

    The coach did not disclose the source of his information about Sampson, but said he was told he was in intensive care.

    Sampson's agent, Joe Linta, told on Friday morning that he was able to speak to hospital officials, and that his client is in the intensive care unit and in stable condition. Linta, who was en route to New Jersey, said that he is unaware of any history of seizures in Sampson's medical background.

    Vermeil said he had not been able to talk to the player's family.

    "His mother's going there right now," he said.

    Vermeil said he did not know where Sampson, in his second year with the Chiefs, was hospitalized. Early reports were that he had been taken to St. Mary Hospital in Hoboken, N.J. However, a spokeswoman said Friday that Sampson was not at that hospital.

    The Jersey Journal in Jersey City reported Friday that Sampson called 911 about 10 a.m. Thursday complaining of not feeling well. An ambulance came to a Hoboken apartment and Sampson, 24, asked to be taken to a hospital, but collapsed.

    The Journal reported that Sampson was taken to the emergency room of a local hospital and was passing in and out of consciousness.

    Sampson, a 6-foot-4, 312-pound right tackle, started his first game with the Chiefs on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. He played college football at Syracuse, and Linta had been planning to meet him Friday night at the Syracuse-Connecticut football game.

    Sampson's collapse was not the result of drugs or steroids, Chiefs director of player development Lamonte Winston said.

    Vermeil had given Chiefs players the week off going into their bye weekend after their 37-31 loss to the Eagles on Sunday.

    Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. [/b][/quote]

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    Great, can that line get any worse? Trent Green has been a big bust for me this year.


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      QUOTE(ItsOnlyTheRiver @ Oct 7 2005, 07:16 PM) Quoted post

      Great, can that line get any worse? Trent Green has been a big bust for me this year.
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