Kansas City Chiefs GM Scott Pioli had a number of interesting things to say at his 2012 NFL Combine press conference. The trio of ACL tears -- Jamaal Charles, Tony Moeaki and Eric Berry -- should be ready to roll by next season. The Chiefs don't want to let Dwayne Bowe get away in free agency. The signing of Stanford Routt doesn't rule out Brandon Carr.
And then this: the Chiefs want to re-sign Kyle Orton and it sounds like, Pioli said, Orton would like to return as well. Big difference between wanting something to happen and actually getting it done but interesting stuff nonetheless.
To be fair to the Chiefs, they've been consistent in saying they wanted to try and bring Orton back. Romeo Crennel said the same thing as his season-ending press conference.
We just didn't think Orton would want to return to Kansas City if Matt Cassel is the starting quarterback. There have been rumors connecting Orton to the Washington Redskins but they could be just that -- rumors.
So maybe the Chiefs quarterback competition has been right in front of us this whole time -- Cassel vs. Orton?