KANSAS CITY MO - JANUARY 09: Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe #82 of the Kansas City Chiefs warms up prior to 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 Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Good morning, Kansas City Chiefs fans. Your news today involves the big press conferences yesterday, training camp arrival and a KC Star story on Dwayne Bowe. Good stuff. Enjoy today's Chiefs news.
The Chiefs haven't been big spenders in free-agency since Scott Pioli arrived as their general manager two years ago. That may or may not change during this year's condensed signing period.
But Pioli defended the Chiefs from charges they're cheap when it comes to paying their players, saying the Chiefs would do whatever they believe is necessary when it comes to improving their roster.
Last year, walkthrough practices were held indoors and were off limits to the public and media. But Mr. Donovan and coach Todd Haley indicated the team hopes to keep these sessions open, regardless of activities. "I think what you're going to see at training camp this year is, whenever possible, our practices are going to be open to the public," Mr. Donovan said.The Chiefs also indicated a desire for more night practices this year.
Shortly after the NFL draft, Bowe spoke by telephone with first-round pick Jonathan Baldwin, a receiver from the University of Pittsburgh, and told him what it's like around the Chiefs' training facility if you report to camp carrying a few extra pounds.
"You don't want to go that route," said Bowe, looking toned in street clothes during a youth activity event at a Kansas City, North, YMCA. "I told him that the first conversation we had."
Depending on the point of view, Clark Hunt is a miser, a savvy businessman or a young man feeling his way in running the Hunt Family's most visible business.
There's a chance he might be all three. As the Chiefs are about to begin their fifth season under his direction, the picture of Hunt remains a bit fuzzy and out of focus.
It remains to be seen if any of the league's soon-to-be released veterans interest the Chiefs, but it's certainly an avenue the Chiefs have taken in recent years. Under GM Scott Pioli, the Chiefs most productive free agent signees haven't come to Kansas City via expiring contracts.
If the Baltimore Ravens cannot figure out a way to retain free agent fullback LeRon McClain, the Kansas City Chiefs might be more than willing to take him off of our hands. Thinking of pairing him with RB Jamaal Charles, McClain would be a solid one-two punch for the Chiefs an would also save wear and tear on the smaller but shiftier Charles.