Feb 24, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Baylor Bears quarterback Robert Griffin III speaks at a press conference during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
Good morning! Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy.
Speaking less than an hour after Griffin left the podium, Chiefs GM Scott Pioli gave his reasons for scheduling Griffin as one of the club's 60 interviews.
"You do your homework because you never know what's going to happen with a player," Pioli said. "We have the 11th pick, but you never know where you are going to be and you never know where he's going to be. Right now there are 10 teams ahead of us throwing out all kinds of smoke signals as to what they're going to do.
"You never know. You never know."
Chiefs Discuss RG3, Matt Cassel And Kyle Orton At 2012 NFL Combine from The Mothership
Giving some public definition for the first time to the status of three players, Scott Pioli said Friday that running back Jamaal Charles, safety Eric Berry and tight end Tony Moeaki would be ready to play in September when the Chiefs begin their regular season.
All three players suffered torn knee ligaments about the same time last season. Moeaki was injured in the final preseason game, Berry in the regular-season opener and Charles in the season's second game. All were then finished for the year.
The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Friday that the club has signed free agent defensive back Jacques Reeves. He has six years of NFL experience with the Houston Texans (2008-09) and Dallas Cowboys (2004-07).
Reeves (5-11, 188) has seen action in 88 games (35 starts) with 164 tackles (146 solo), six interceptions returned for 145 yards, 45 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. He has 25 career special teams tackles and has returned 13 kickoffs for 199 yards (15.3 avg.).
Chiefs Sign DB Jacques Reeves from The Mothership
In an interesting twist, the Chiefs were one of the teams to interview Griffin. Team officials met with Griffin for 15 minutes Friday night, adding some intrigue to their search for a quarterback who could challenge Matt Cassel for the starting position.
"There are a lot of players we're talking to," Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli said before meeting with Griffin. "We'll be meeting with him. We'll be talking with him and a number of other players. You do your homework. You never know what's going to happen with a player."
Baylor QB Griffin Meets With Chiefs from KC Star
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 New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Shaun Rogers.
30 FAs In 30 Days: Shaun Rogers from The Mothership
Scott Pioli refused to say Friday whether the Chiefs have interest in Peyton Manning, though the general manager said discussions have taken place with free agent quarterback Kyle Orton to provide competition for Matt Cassel.
Chiefs GM Scott Pioli Deflects Questions About Manning, Acknowledges Discussions About Orton from The Greenfield Reporter
Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli, who used to help Bill Belichick pick the groceries in New England, was asked today about the difficulty in choosing receivers in the draft.
During his press briefing, Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III acknowledged that the Kansas City Chiefs are among the teams that he will meet with at the NFL combine this weekend.
Commence the speculation.
RG3 And Other QB Talk In Kansas City from ESPN
Due to their versatility and experience playing different positions on the offensive line, both Brewster and Osemele may be asked to leave their previous positions of center and offensive tackle to move to offensive guard at the next level.
Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli knows how important versatility can be for an offensive lineman's draft stock. Pioli was an offensive line coach in 1990 at Murray State before he began working in various NFL personnel positions that required scouting and analysis in order to make decisions on which players to select in the draft.
Notebook: Former Big 12 Wideouts Speak Highly Of Johnson from The Iowa Sate Daily
On Saturday, Feb. 25, the committee will honor 31 Henderson County area students with scholarships. The banquet will be held at the Malakoff Community Senior Center at 7 p.m...
...The speaker for the evening will be former NFL player David Johnson of Dallas...
...Johnson attended the University of Okalahoma where he received a BS degree in Environmental Engineering. After college he played five seasons with the NFL Kansas City Chiefs.
Black History Scholarship Banquet This Saturday from The Malakoff News