KANSAS CITY MO - DECEMBER 26: Brandon Carr #39 of the Kansas City Chiefs is congratulated by Kendrick Lewis #23 and teammates after an interception during the game against the Tennessee Titans on December 26 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Good morning! Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy.
The Peyton Manning derby may have brought NFL free agency to the forefront a week early, but the full show begins Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 PM (CST). By all accounts, this year's opening bell should be an active one for the Chiefs.
Chiefs Head Into Free Agency Short On Experience At Offensive Tackle from The Mothership
Manning decided to meet with Joe Philbin and other Dolphins folks in Indianapolis on Monday as the Chase for Peyton reached Day No. 5...
...In what is an ever-changing tableau, Manning reportedly has one more meeting scheduled. That will be with the Tennessee Titans and head coach Mike Munchack.
No hint in any fashion that the Chiefs have gotten Manning to reconsider his snub of their interest in him. Same goes for Seattle, another team that couldn't get to the table with No. 18 in this process.
Chase For Peyton Continues - Day No. 5 from Bob Gretz
The Chiefs list of soon to be unrestricted free agents was chopped by one on Monday as the team announced they had re-signed veteran DL Amon Gordon.
It's a two-year deal with no details on the financials.
The Chiefs have also locked up their only restricted free agent ILB Jovan Belcher.
Chiefs Re-Sign Amon Gordon; Tender Belcher from Bob Gretz
Being a Kansas City Chiefs Red Coater, not only enhances the experience and passion of a true Chiefs fan; it provides a great opportunity to be the ‘Face of the Chiefs' while serving as a volunteer assisting the Chiefs in the community as well as at the ‘Home of the Chiefs'.
Become A Kansas City Chiefs Red Coater from The Mothership
He had to start his college football career by going north to Kansas and Fort Scott Community College. But after earning Junior College All-America honors for the Greyhounds, Judie once again got another chance to become part of the A&M program.
NFL Draft Prospects - No. 93 CB Coryell Judie from Bob Gretz
A: You're on the right track. It's not as though he fears the competition, but he's trying to find the right spot to help him get back to the Super Bowl. If he goes to Miami, he could finish second to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots and have to make it as a wild-card team. If he had gone to Washington, he might have finished second to his brother or the Dallas Cowboys. That's why Arizona, the Denver Broncos and Kansas City have good chances.
No Calm Before Free-Agent Storm from ESPN
Despite the team's public announcement that it was interested in Manning, it appears nothing has developed. Where does that leave the Chiefs' quarterback situation heading into 2012?
Right where it was prior to Manning becoming a free agent: It is Matt Cassel's job until further notice.
Where K.C. Stands Post-Manning Pursuit from ESPN
Mr. William Wayne Frazier, Sr., 73, died on Sunday March 11, 2012 after an extended illness...
...On January 15, 1967, the Kansas City Chiefs played the Green Bay Packers in what would later become known as the Super Bowl I. Frazier, as the starting center for the visiting Kansas City Chiefs has the distinction of being the first football player introduced in the history of the Super Bowl. In later life his greatest joy came from his involvement in church, mission trips and philanthropic activities.
William Wayne "Cotton" Frazier, Sr. from The Brewton Standard
The NFL's free agent market opens for business Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET with a wealth of talent available. Here are The Huddle's top 50 free agents (players who received the franchise tag were not included). They are listed with their age on opening day, height, weight and 2011 team:
USA Today's Top 50 NFL Free Agents from USA Today
Oxford Learning Centres, a Canadian education franchise, is expanding into the United States and one of its first franchisees is NFLer Brandon Flowers, a cornerback for the Kansas City Chiefs. He opened an outlet in his hometown of Delray Beach, Fla., with plans to open a second franchise in Kansas City.
Mr. Flowers doesn't have to worry about financial security after recently singing a $50-million contract extension but bought into the franchise because "I saw an opportunity to give back to the community I grew up in, and not just by writing a cheque," he says. "Five years go, I was in the same position a lot of these kids are in. When you're good at football, you have 100 people that want to help you on the field, but none of that counts unless you can get the grades to get into college."
Brandon Carr - CB - Kansas City Chiefs: "Carr likely has a big payday coming, and those tend to scare the Patriots off, but New England might not face too much competition if they made him a target. Cornerback is projected to be a deep position in the draft, with Dre Kirkpatrick, Morris Claiborne and Janoris Jenkins widely considered early-round material..."
...Carr, with four consecutive 16-game seasons and 211 tackles under his belt -- is more of a sure thing. His work under former New England defensive coordinator and current Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel doesn't hurt either.