KANSAS CITY MO - JANUARY 09: A view of pre-game ceremonies prior to the Kansas City Chiefs playing the Baltimore Ravens in their 2011 AFC wild card playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 9 2011 in Kansas City Missouri. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Good morning Chiefs fans. Here's today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy.
The salary-reduction plan would be phased in over eight months, according to a Chiefs source with knowledge of the plan. No employees will be laid off or furloughed. Employees would retain full benefits.
Salary adjustments would be tiered across the organization and those with the highest salaries would receive the greatest percentage reductions.
In fact, it became pretty obvious that defense is going to dominate the top of this year's Draft, grabbing probably 11 or 12 of the first 16 picks. From Tuesday, it's 59 days until the first round is held on April 28 and there is so much that can still change as teams continue evaluations and start focusing on particular players. But this draft will still be top heavy with defense.
The positions with a lot of talent are defensive end, defensive tackle, outside linebacker and offensive tackle. The spots where the pool of talented players is shallow is safety, tight end, running back and quarterback.
Here are a few thoughts, observations and evaluations on what went down at Lucas Oil Stadium over the last week.
It's A Wrap... Wednesday Cup O'Combine from Bob Gretz
The Chiefs as usual are participating in the Read Across America Day tomorrow. They'll have several representatives at various schools around town reading some of their favorite children's stories.
But no current players are involved.
This is Not a Good Sign from The Red Zone
How would teams like the Chiefs be affected by the lockout?
Luckily, Todd Haley has the bulk of his staff together and they have two years of working together under their belts, so the Chiefs won't be as affected as a team like the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers hired Ron Rivera, who has never been a head coach in the NFL. He hasn't even held a mini-camp practice yet with his players, so teams with first-time head coaches would be behind the eight ball right off the bat.
Critical Week Looms Ahead for Chiefs, NFL and Labor Peace from Examiner.com
The Chiefs "Football for Heat" movement is a pilot program that has launched in select area schools. It helps students learn the value of community service and develop heart-healthy habits. This philosophy aligns not only with Chiefs PLAY 60 ideals but is also part of the American Heart Association's promotion of active and healthy lifestyles.
Chiefs and American Heart Association Kickoff "Football for Heart" from The Mothership
Jeff Webb had a revelation when he started to train for the NFL combine in 2006 at a state-of-the-art facility in New Jersey...
...While still pursuing his football career, Webb has started a business called 101 Athletics. Applying the expertise that propelled him to the NFL, Webb has started to train athletes in the desert, and he plans to open a permanent facility this summer.
"I want to bring my determination and goal-setting to the valley," he said.
Jeff Webb Will Use Talents to Train Others from MyDesert.com
5. Brandon Carr, cornerback, Kansas City: The Chiefs are hoping he will be restricted. He is an underrated player. He'd command as much as Routt (who signed a three-year, $31.5 million deal with the Raiders) if he hit the unrestricted free agency.
Top 10 AFC West Free Agents from ESPN