KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 06: Quarterback Matt Cassel #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs passes during the game against the Miami Dolphins on November 6, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Good morning. It was fun while it lasted, but it looks like the Chiefs are out of the running for Manning. Or are they? Here's your Kansas City Chiefs news.
Peyton Manning returned to his south Florida residence on Sunday evening, for now ending his tour of potential suitors, and reportedly eliminating the Chiefs from his choices.
Multiple reports Sunday suggested that Manning, a four-time MVP, had narrowed his next team to Denver or Arizona.
Chiefs Reportedly Don't Make The Manning Cut from KC Star
one of those ESPN folks reporting on the Chiefs being out of the race was Chris Mortensen. If it has something to do with one of Tom Condon's clients, then Mort is going to have the scoop and the correct information. There's a direct pipeline there.
I think it's safe to say at this point that the Chiefs were obviously never a factor in the thinking of Manning or Condon.
Chiefs Left Out Of The Chase... Monday Cup O'Peyton from Bob Gretz
Both teams contacted Manning and requested that he come to their facilities, but were rebuffed -- at least according to Klis. However, Eric Williams of the Tacoma News-Tribune reported on Sunday night that the door is still open for the Seahawks, and that Manning did not specifically refuse to visit the team's facilities. And an NFL source told Shutdown Corner on Sunday night that the Chiefs are still in the hunt as well.
With Time Ticking Away, Manning Is Narrowing His Options from Yahoo! Sports
The Chiefs don't have many holes on their roster. They need immediate help at offensive tackle, where Barry Richardson is a potential free agent, and nose tackle, where Kelly Gregg is 35 and contemplating retirement. The Chiefs may pursue players at one position or both in free-agency.
But they have plenty of positions where they're looking for an upgrade over the incumbent. One is quarterback, where Matt Cassel has been their starter for the last three seasons.
The Pro Day workout, or on campus visit does not always provide any type of physical numbers that will change any team's evaluations. But it's a chance for injured players to get their important numbers on paper, like 40-yard dash times and weight lifting totals...
...Here are a few notes on what went down last week around the country and how it may affect the standing of individual players like WR Justin Blackmon (left) at Oklahoma State.
Pro-Day Updates From Last Week from Bob Gretz
Martin hated wrestling after his first attempts on the mat, but went on to win back-to-back state heavyweight. He won back to back shot put titles in high school.
But it was football where Martin excelled.
Top 100 Prospects - No. 95 DT Mike Martin from Bob Gretz
Before the fear of injury and the prospects of a loss of a season by a valued team member took priority, the pro football off-season was highlighted by a host of appearances by what was termed, "the Chiefs basketball team."
In 1965, the Chiefs basketball team, comprised of a number of familiar names, finished with a 16-8 record capped by a closing flourish of 11 straight victories.
HOH: The Kansas City Chiefs Basketball Team from The Mothership
Not everybody gets a chance to kiss the ring. Manning, the No. 2 free agent on our list of the top 25 available, doesn't take calls from interested teams. He's calling you. This weekend, he let the Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs know that he won't be stopping by for coffee or ribs today or Tuesday.
Evaluating The NFL's Free Agent Class from The San Francisco Chronicle
And hardcore fans fondly recall the aggressive style of Fred "The Hammer" Williamson, the Kansas City Chiefs All-Star who perfected a forearm blow to the head that was intended to knock opposing players into next week. He was a media star.
The NFL Goes Bounty Hunting from The American Spectator