Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 2/22

Good morning! Today's Kansas City Chiefs news has more on Routt, Car, the salary cap, and where you can see Willie Lanier (if you live in Virginia). Enjoy.

It's unclear where negotiations stand between the Chiefs and Carr's representation since both parties have kept details close to the vest. If negotiations stall or end, the NFL has always had its methods for making that status public.

But if the Chiefs were able to retain Carr, it wouldn't just create competition at cornerback. It would give the Chiefs arguably the best cast of cornerbacks in the NFL.

Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel has implemented a heavy dose of nickel and dime personnel groupings over the past two seasons. Mixing three cover cornerbacks with Eric Berry's ability to play inside the box and Javier Arenas' ability to blitz off the edge would open the door for a number of new personnel groupings.

Chiefs Send Early Ripple Through Free Agency from The Mothership

So the Chiefs have been busy in the last few days trying to change public opinion about the team being cheap.

Over the weekend the Chiefs handed the Kansas City Star their complete list of salaries and salary cap numbers for the coming season. Normally, this type of information is guarded like nuclear launch codes, but when fighting to change perceptions - especially by the ticket buying public - out of the ordinary moves are often required.

Jumping Through The Cap... Wednesday Cup O'Chiefs from Bob Gretz

The bad bout Routt: He's sloppy; no corner had more than Routt's 28 penalties accepted in the last two years. He's a solid corner who could be very good with better coaching -- and he's coming to the right place. Emmitt Thomas, the secondary coach, was a Hall of Fame player and is a strong technique coach. His assistant, Otis Smith, was a marginal NFL player who had to do everything right to stay in the league -- and Carr and Flowers both benefited from his coaching. I think one of the big reasons Routt went to Kansas City is he's dying to be coached. And he'll be coached in Kansas City.

Monday Morning QB - Tuesday from Sports Illustrated

NFL free agency begins Tuesday, March 13th at 3:00 PM (CST). With the Chiefs looking to improve depth and competition across their roster, KCChiefs.com will preview 30 potential free agents in the 30 days leading up to the start of free agency. Today's featured player is San Diego Chargers fullback Mike Tolbert.

30 FAs In 30 Days: Mike Tolbert from The Mothership

It is surely interesting to hear that the Chiefs haven't closed the door on bringing back Carr, but it would still be surprising to see that scenario play out.

Chiefs Tell Carr They'd Like Him Back from ESPN

Two weeks after the governor launched his Joplin Habitat Challenge comes word that 1,000 people have signed up to help...

...The joint project partners the State of Missouri with the Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity and seven pro sports teams like the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Progress Report: 1,00 Volunteers Sign Up For Joplin Challenge from OzarksFirst.com

Nearly 140 retired National Football League players filed lawsuits against the NFL in February, claiming negligence and failure to protect players from the risks and effects of concussions while playing in the league.

These players, who filed in Louisiana and Philadelphia, now make the total number of players filing against the NFL close to 550...

...The new players filing include former Chicago Bears kicker Louie Aguiar, who played from 1991 through 2000 for the New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears.

Concussion Lawsuits Piling Up On NFL from Medill Reports

Films highlighted during the two-day festival include: The Thrillbillys, about a group that avenges the Yankee destruction of moonshine stills and The Black Six, a 1974 film considered to be the first all-black biker film. The latter film starred former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker, and Viriginia native, Willie Lanier, who was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame in 1986. Lanier will be on-hand to discuss the film following it's screening.

Southern Film Festival Features Margaret Mitchell, Moonshine, And An NFL Hall-Of-Famer from RVA News

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