Good morning Chiefs fans. Someone slept in today and it was me! Here's your slightly delayed Kansas City Chiefs news.
As the NFL's labor pact approaches expiration, revenue sharing and an 18-game regular-season schedule remain two significant differences in negotiations between the league and its players union...
...Such divergent viewpoints threaten to derail labor talks and trigger the NFL's first work stoppage in 24 years.
Money Still Key Factor in NFL Labor Talks from Fox Sports
So far, that's one bad draft, one good draft and it leaves observers wondering what's ahead for Pioli's third draft? Was the '09 class a fluke? Or was it the '10 draft class that will prove to be the exception? What we know is this: the organization's approach continues their rebuilding process through the annual draft. That process includes thorough evaluations of character and dedication that must be at a level where it's as important as skill. Pioli and crew scored on that level with the '10 draft class, but badly missed in the '09 group. They are still looking for the "right 53."
CSI-Pioli, A Fornesic Look ... Thursday Cup O'Chiefs from Bob Gretz
Last week, Judge David Doty sided with the players, ruling the league illegally secured $4 billion from TV contracts - money that players argue was collected to fund a lockout.
On Wednesday, lawyers for the NFL Players Association filed a motion to unseal evidence and testimony from the broadcast revenues proceedings in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis. They wrote "such openness" is necessary to provide context that "will be the basis for rulings to come."
Union Asks Judge to Unseal Records in NFL TV Case from KC Star
We continue on in our review of possible draft picks for the Kansas City Chiefs by beginning a series where we will take a look at potential first round picks.
The Chiefs hold the 21st pick in the first round of the draft so over the coming days we'll be looking at players projected to go around the middle to late first round. We'll even pick a couple of guys expected to go early that we think could drop.
Today I want to look at DE/OLB Akeem Ayers. Earlier today, Mel Kiper of ESPN.com released his latest mock draft in which he had the Chiefs selecting Ayers.
Chiefs Draft Prospects: Akeem Ayers from Arrowhead Addict
Tommy from Kansas City wants to know if I think the Chiefs could make a run at former Denver tight end Daniel Graham:
Bill Williamson: I do, Tommy. I think there will be interest from the Kansas City Chiefs. Graham played for the New England Patriots under Kansas City general manager Scott Pioli. Pioli has long been a fan of Graham. He is a fine blocking tight end and could fill a role for the Chiefs.
AFC West Mailbag from ESPN
This week, NFL players and owners might leave a permanent black mark on the game.
But when approximately 30 of the game's most conscientious people descended on Baltimore for the 33rd annual Ed Block Courage Awards Foundation gala Tuesday night at Martin's West, they laid down more positive concepts for abused and neglected children to follow: hope, perseverance and success...
...Once the event began, the Foundation then saw its Courage Network of housing assistance for children in need grow by two when Kansas City Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt committed to establishing a Courage House in that city. Not to be outdone, his brother Britton made the same pledge towards doing the same in Denver.
Press Box: Block Winners Attempt to Leave Positive Mark from Press Box Online
It took about 40 minutes for scouts representing 18 NFL teams to get everything they needed from the 15 former Oklahoma State Cowboys working out Wednesday on Pro Timing Day with the goal of making it to the next level and the National Football League...
...The team represented included Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccanneers, and Tennessee Titans.
Cowboys Work Out for NFL Scouts from Go Pokes