Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 3/23

Well, boys and girls, it's getting closer. Less than a month to the draft. Primetime games schedule should be announced to day. OTAs aren't really that far off, are they? I don't know about you, but I'm ready for opening day. To help you get ready for that and everything before, here is your Kansas City Chiefs news.

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Job No. 1 for Scott Pioli remains to change the losing culture that inevitably permeates an organization after it wins 10 games in three seasons, as the Chiefs have done.

The best way to continue that process, he decided, was to rock everybody’s world. Pioli, the Chiefs’ general manager, appears to have accomplished that with the team’s first free-agent signing.

Thomas Jones, a veteran running back who rushed for more than 1,400 yards last season, plays the same position as Jamaal Charles, who finished last season in a spectacular manner and was chosen the team’s most valuable player.

Pioli wants Chiefs’ signings to send a message to the team from KC Star

As expected the Chiefs were shutout when the NFL came down with their compensatory picks for the 2010 NFL Draft.

Each year the league awards extra selections in the draft based on free agency signing and losses from the previous season. The formula is unknown, but supposedly involves the size of player contracts and the on-field conributions of the free agents signed and lost.

The Chiefs were active in signing free agents last year, and lost a few players, none to a major contract. A player like Tony Gonzalez does not count in this situation because he was traded to Atlanta.

No Extra Picks For Chiefs from Bob Gretz

"I’m not sure there is a perfect overtime system," Commissioner Roger Goodell told the media on Monday in Orlando. "What we’ve tried to look at is how do we design a system that will be appealing to our fans, first off, and that will stay true to the competitive integrity of our game. I think the Competition Committee has come up with something here that is very much worth consideration. It keeps, for one, the sudden death nature of the game which makes our system unique and attractive.

"I love the idea that we are in a sudden death scenario. I think it’s responsive to some of the issues that people have said in the past. I think it bears a lot of consideration and it will."

Time For Overtime Change … Tuesday Cup O’Chiefs from Bob Gretz

Late last week, Scout.com reported that the Kansas City Chiefs would hold a private workout with Arizona State running back Dimitri Nance, who is projected to be a late round draft pick. And today, Scout.com has learned that the Chiefs will conduct a private workout with another under-the-radar runner, Wayne State’s Joique Bell, on April 1st.

A four-year starter at Wayne State, Bell rushed for over 2,000 yards the last two seasons and dominated the competition at the Division II level. He rushed for 2,084 yards and 29 touchdowns this past year and won the Harlon Hill Award, which is given to the best Division II player.

Chiefs Working Out Another RB from Scout.com

Appalachian State cornerback Cortez Gilbert has dreams of being drafted into the NFL. Defensive tackles Malcolm Bennett and Anthony Williams, linebacker Jacque Roman and tight end Tim Frye would like land in and NFL training camp this summer.


All of them joined Armanti Edwards, the main attraction, at Appalachian State's pro day held at Kidd Brewer Stadium Tuesday. While Edwards grabbed most of the attention of the media assembled afterward, the other Mountaineers went through the same basic drills of 40-yard dashes, vertical leaps, long jumps and the classic bench pressing 225 pounds as many times as they can.


Edwards was the lone Mountaineer to be invited to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, so the 10 teams assembled at Kidd Brewer - the Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions, Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns and Carolina Panthers, are already familiar with him.

Other ASU seniors eye chance at NFL from Watauga Democrat

Player Tweets

GlennDorsey72 Damnnn Im missin it!RT @vivaciousmodels: Watchin da First 48 I love this Show!!!
GlennDorsey72 #dearfuturewife im just as suprised as you are, so do me a favor and dont fugg this up ok? (gives her dap)
GlennDorsey72 Watching Family Guy

Media and Fans

JoshLooney no compensatory picks for the Chiefs this year in the draft

JoshLooney don't miss our elite 8 bracketology video just posted up on kcchiefs.com - some great video highlights of past Chiefs

SI_PeterKing RT @ERIKakaSTEVE: Entry-level contract for NHL top draft pick is $900,000 per year. Why doesn't nfl do same ... Believe me, they're trying.

ArrowheadPride Drunk blogging! :) RT @MockingTheDraft @ArrowheadPride Woke up hungover Sunday. Site on my iPhone was AP. Don't know how it happened.

WhitlockJason How did Sideline Barbie do on Dancing w/the Stars? I don't watch the show. She look good? She's in her element.

JPosnanski Preexisting condition? ... David Letterman: "Good news about Health Care Bill passing. It covers the Kansas Jayhawks choking."

wickedmofo The Chiefs haven't won a playoff game since '93. The Royals haven't since '85. But the Mavericks won a playoff game tonight! Go @mohockey!!!

Adam_Schefter This morning should be active Twitter morning. At 7:30 am ET at owners meetings in Orlando, AFC head coaches have breakfast with reporters.

No idea who this guy is, or how true this next one is...

realjaystreet: Wide Receiver Terrell Owens will sign soon. Teams currently interested: Chargers, Chiefs, Dolphins, Giants, Jaguars, Texans, and Titans.
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