Wow. Yesterday was a slow day for all things Kansas City Chiefs and CBA. Here's what's out there. Oh, and good morning.
Seth Hanson from Fayettechill wants to know if I think Ricky Stanzi could be a potential draft pick for the Kansas City Chiefs.
BW: I think Stanzi is a guy who the Chiefs will consider. They are going to work out TCU's Andy Dalton, so that's an indication the Chiefs are looking for a young quarterback.
AFC West Mailbag from ESPN
The final page of the NFLPA letter directed the NFL to contact the class counsel, which will handle the Brady v. the NFL case, if it is interested in reaching a settlement that, ultimately, would provide the framework for a new collective bargaining agreement. The CBA expired on March 11, when talks broke down between the sides, the NFLPA decertified, and the NFL locked the players out.
"We have heard that you have offered to have discussions with representatives of the players," the NFLPA wrote. "As you know, the players are represented by class counsel in the Brady litigation, with the NFLPA and its executive committee serving as an advisor to any such settlement discussions. If you have any desire to discuss a settlement of the issues in that case, you should contact class counsel."
Hagans, a former Hampton High quarterback who helped the Crabbers win the 1998 Group AAA Division 5 state championship before going on to become a two-year starting quarterback at U.Va., was hired this week to be a graduate assistant for coach Mike London at U.Va. Hagans has a lot to learn in the profession, having just finished up a five-year NFL career that saw him primarily hop from practice squad to practice squad as a wide receiver or emergency quarterback with the St. Louis Rams (2006 and '07), Kansas City Chiefs ('08), Indianapolis Colts ('08) and Washington Redskins ('08 to '10).
Marques Hagans Returns to Darling Stadium as a U. VAa. Graduate Assistant Coach from The Daily Press
The league responded, saying that the players' letter ignored several economic details of the owners' proposal, particularly that player costs would be $19 billion to $20 billion over the next four seasons, and that the offer was intended to keep negotiations going.
Then the league tweaked players for ending negotiations. "We are pleased now to have received a reply to the comprehensive proposal that we made eight days ago," Pash, the N.F.L.'s executive vice president and lead negotiator, said in a statement. "The points made in the players' letter are precisely the kind of points that collective bargaining is intended to address."
NFL and its Players Spar in Letters from Each Side from The New York Times