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The Chiefs walked away impressed with Tannehill after spending one-on-one time with him at the NFL Scouting Combine in February. Scouts attended Tannehill's Pro Day last week, where he completed 65-of-68 passes.

This week, the team will put Tannehill through a private workout.

What does it all mean?

Chiefs Draft Wide Open At No. 11 from The Mothership

Less than a year after acquiring McClain, more questions surround Kansas City's fullback position than before his arrival.

For starters, McClain is gone. He'll now square off against the Chiefs twice a year after signing a three-year free agent deal with the Chargers.

The only fullback currently under contract is seventh-round draft pick Shane Bannon, who spent most of his rookie season injured on the team's practice squad.

But outside of inexperience and a shortage of bodies, the bigger question surrounding Kansas City's fullback situation is how new offensive coordinator Brian Daboll plans to utilize the position moving forward.

What Role Will Fullback Play In KC's Offense Under Brian DaBoll? from The Mothership

No team can have more information on him, as offensive coordinator Mike Sherman was his coach at Texas A&M. But there is enough interest around Tannehill teams are doing more than just due diligence.

Is it game's being played? Is Philadelphia seriously considering throwing a lot of chips on the table? Is someone thinking of moving up to third? Or, if Cleveland passes at fourth, would the Chiefs or Eagles want to trade up to St. Louis' sixth spot?

Again, this is what's coursing through Ireland's mind right now. He pocketed two extra third-round picks this draft in the otherwise awful Brandon Marshall trade. That gives some chips.

Will Dolphins Trade Up For Tannehill? from The Sun Sentinel

Brock Osweiler knocked the socks off scouts during his pro day, and he should grab the attention of a team with a veteran quarterback who can take some time to groom a quarterback of the future like the Broncos or Chiefs. But Brandon Weeden seems like a better fit for Kansas City, because it needs a polished quarterback who is ready to start right away -- not a project.

Who Is The Draft's Fourth-Best QB: Cousins, Osweiler Or Weeden? from NFL.com

"There seems like a lot of interest,'' Partridge said.

He said Zuerlein did well at the school's pro day last month. Special teams coaches from the Cleveland Browns and the Kansas City Chiefs were on hand, as well as 12 to 15 team scouts.

Zuerlein led the nation in field goals per game (2.30) last fall and broke a NCAA and MIAA record with 21 consecutive field goals made.

Ducey: Missouri Western's Zuerlein Has NFL Attention from The Omaha World-Herald

On why he trained last month at Athletes Performance Institute in Penscaola: "I had trained before the NFL Combine last year at API in Arizona and totally forgot they had one in Pensacola. I was there for two weeks. They push you hard, so it was good. I worked out with Cortland Finnegan, Packers Pro Bowl guard Josh Sitton, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Moeaki and Brandon Boykin, the DB from Georgia. A lot of Special Forces guys train there as well. It was kind of interesteing to see their training compared to ours. Those guys are just as good an athlete as we are. They're very impressive."

Blaine Gabbert On 2012 Jaguars, Tebow, Hairstyle, And A Whole Lot More from Jacksonville.com

He was fresh off of being named SEC defensive player of the year and winning a national championship with the LSU Tigers. He drew parallels to future Hall of Fame defensive tackler Warren Sapp. He was drafted fifth overall to the Kansas City Chiefs. Since then, Dorsey has been closer to a bust than a boom. Dorsey, who has played in all but two games in his career, has never logged more than 70 tackles and has a whopping four sacks in four seasons. He has since moved to defensive end and is still a large afterthought defensively.

Five Young NFL Players Who Have Plateaued Since Draft Day from Northern Arizona News

Matt in Kansas City likes the way the Chiefs resolved the right tackle position with the signing of Eric Winston. He wonders whom they will target in the draft. He brings up defensive tackle Dontari Poe. It's also possible the Chiefs could take LB Luke Kuechly ahead of the Seahawks.

The Logic Behind Payton's Appeal from ESPN

Relative anonymity and normalcy were even easier to maintain during the off-season, when half the team headed back to their hometowns, leaving only thirty-odd players in town for workouts. Arrowhead Stadium itself became bit of a ghost town during the spring months. Gone were the barbecue grills and festive tents that carpeted the parking lot before every game. Gone, too, was the familiar hubbub of 60 players milling about. When I went in for three hour workouts each day, it was typical to find a mere handful of players in the training facility at the same time.

It was against this serene backdrop that the Chiefs organization made a radical direction change in spring of 1993, turning the team and the town upside down with a huge off-season trade. I was in the weight room with ten other guys when a breathless trainer burst in with the news: "We just traded for Joe Montana." A stunned silence fell over the room.

Former Chiefs Player Joe Valerio Learned Leadership By Example From Joe Montana from Philly2Philly.com

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