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Twenty-seven touchdown passes and seven interceptions.
Those are the numbers on which the Kansas City Chiefs have focused while considering what to do about $7.5 million, another number that is attached to Matt Cassel's future as their starting quarterback.
Eventually (as in by the 10th day of the new league year that has yet to start because of the labor dispute), the Chiefs will decide whether they want to pay that bonus amount to pick up the option on Cassel's contract.
By all indications, they will make this move, even if it does involve some risk. And their motivation will come largely from the two areas in which Cassel displayed the greatest aptitude in 2010.
It's not just falling into the bottom half of the first round, but the bottom half of the other six rounds as well. That's part of the NFL plan for parity, drafting in reverse order based on last year's won-lost record.
But the good teams always find a way to get players, and they do it in the draft and they do it by drafting in the bottom of the rounds. Players like Baltimore RB Ray Rice (above right) and Chicago WR Johnny Knox (below right).
That's something that Pioli/Haley will have a chance to show in this year's draft.
From the Bottom Up... Tuesday Cup O'Chiefs from Bob Gretz
While the NFL lockout casts a cloud over the 2011 season, Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Brandon Carr hopes to bring bring brighter days to his hometown high school.
This summer the Flint, Michigan native will anchor his third annual golf outing, the "Brandon Carr Golf Scramble", and host his first 7-on-7 shootout to help local high school football teams get a jump on their own 2011 season.
Chiefs' Carr Driven to Give Back to Hometown from Football News Now
One of Kendrick's supporters who came out for the news conference was Eddie Kennison, the former wide receiver with the Kansas City Chiefs.
"I'm so proud of him," Kennison said. "I think I'm feeling what he's feeling, probably at a smaller magnitude. I'm so happy for him because I know the type of man that he is and the kind of passion he's going to put into this place. I know the passion he put in even before he became president. Now that this has happened, it takes the Negro Leagues Museum to the next level."
University of Miami wide receiver Leonard Hankerson is scheduled to visit the Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Miami Dolphins, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.
The 6-foot-1, 209-pounder caught 72 passes for 1,156 yards and 13 touchdowns last season, breaking Michael Irvin's single-season record for touchdown catches.
Miami WR Leonard Hankerson to Visit Chiefs, Buccaneers, Dolphins from National Football Post
The players say that prior court decisions have made it clear the right of workers not to unionize is absolute. The players disclaimed their union, gave up the right to strike, to collectively bargain and to have union representation.
"The players sacrificed these labor law rights for one reason: to gain the ability to assert antitrust claims against anticompetitive restrictions imposed by defendants," lawyers for the players argued on Monday.
NFL Players: Lockout Causing 'Irreparable Harm' from KC Star
Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. breaks down the division's safeties.
He ranks the Kansas City Chiefs with the best safeties in the division. That's impressive considering Eric Berry and Kendrick Lewis were both rookies last year. But there's no doubt these are two talented players with bright futures.
Cornering the AFC West DBs from ESPN
Two local celebrities were honored Sunday afternoon, not only for their athletic ability, but also for their perseverance.
The Beaufort County Pirate Club and the Beaufort County Boys and Girls Club hosted an NFL Day honoring two former East Carolina football players - C.J. Wilson, a defensive end for the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers and a native of Belhaven, and Terrance Copper, a wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs and a native of Washington.
Wilson and Copper signed autographs for fans for about an hour. Fans arrived with footballs, notebooks, photos, jerseys, hats and even paddles for the two to sign.
Former Pirates Copper, Wilson Honored from The Daily Reflector
Eddie Griffin is more than just a comedian. He's an actor, singer, and even a dancer and choreographer. Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the Top 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time, his uncensored style keeps audiences laughing...
...I don't think a lot of people know this, but you started out as a dancer, opened up a dance studio and even choreographed the Kansas City Chiefs half-time shows. How did you go from dancing to comedy?
Interview With Eddie Griffin from The Celebrity Cafe
According to a survey of all 32 teams by The Associated Press, 17 teams are not changing ticket prices, nine are raising them, four are decreasing them - and two are both raising and decreasing, depending on seat location...
...The four clubs reducing the cost of tickets are San Diego, Cleveland, Arizona and Tampa Bay. San Francisco and Kansas City are dropping some prices, raising others...
"...My tickets in the nosebleed section did not go up this year," Chiefs season ticket-holder Karen Hamlet said, "but my parking did, from $275 for the season to $320. I've heard it will go up at the gate as well (for non-season ticket-holders)."
Giants, Bills, Panthers, Jets Alter Ticket Plans from SIFY News
Small school prospect Will Rackley will be visiting the Dallas Cowboys on April 5th, according to his draft journal. "I have an AFC team coming on Wednesday and on Friday I have the Chiefs.
Lehigh OT Will Rackley Will Visit Cowboys from The Landry Hat