Good morning! Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy!
Chiefs great Willie Lanier was a special guest at the final practice of rookie minicamp Sunday afternoon, taking in most of the session from midfield next to GM Scott Pioli.
Lanier was one of five Pro Football Hall of Famers in town this weekend for the Chiefs 2012 Rookie Class Luncheon, but made it a point to attend practice as well.
Hall Of Famers Yield Sound Advice For Chiefs Rookie Class from The Mothership
"We lost a great corner but I feel like we brought in another great corner that's used to playing man-to-man coverage," Flowers said. "Stanford Routt, I think he's going to be a key addition to us."
In that sense, Flowers is starting over. He knew of Routt, who as a member of the Raiders played against the Chiefs twice a season. But he didn't know Routt personally or what it would be like to play with him.
The process of getting to know Routt as a person began last month when the Chiefs started their off-season conditioning program. The process of getting to know Routt as a player begins Monday, when the Chiefs hold their first full-squad off-season practice.
Chiefs' Flowers Ready For Life Without Carr from KC Star
KC Star Photo Gallery: Through The Years: The Kansas City Chiefs Turn 50
Continuing our 2012 AFC position-by-position rankings, here are the receivers. It's a young, fairly unproven group that lost top players Vincent Jackson and Brandon Lloyd in the past year:
1. Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City: With Jackson gone, Bowe, who received the franchise tag by the Chiefs this offseason, is the clear top receiver in the division.
Ranking AFC West Receivers from ESPN
For the first time ever, none of the mini-camps, off-season training activities (OTA's), or any team-related workouts will have contact between players. Therefore, KC fans will have to wait until the heat of August to know if Poe can move an offensive lineman with his first explosion off the ball, or if Wylie can get off the line of scrimmage against press coverage.
Unfortunately, that leaves nearly three months of coach-speak about how great the players look running around in shorts and t-shirts.
KC Chiefs Saying All The Right Things About Rookies After Mini-Camp from Examiner.com
The Kansas City Chiefs are going to add at least one or two new faces to the secondary this offseason after their lack of depth showed through on the defensive unit last year. Tysyn Hartman is hoping to be one of those names.
The former Kansas State safety is hoping to catch on with the Chiefs after trying out for them over the weekend at the team's mini-camp. He signed after going undrafted as a free agent.
The Kansas City Royals will partner with the Kansas City Chiefs, Operation Blessing International and more than 200 volunteers to help feed those in need during the Operation Blessing event scheduled for Saturday, May 19. In addition, the club's upcoming homestand against the Baltimore Orioles and Arizona Diamondbacks also features a 50/50 Friday fundraiser to benefit the Arthritis Foundation.
Royals In The Community from Kansas City Royals
Eight individuals and women's teams from 1965-69 will be honored May 18 at The 5th Fullerton College Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Dinner...
...JAYICE "JC" PEARSON: JC Pearson made a name for himself playing football at El Camino High in Oceanside...
...JC went on to shine at Washington and signed as a free agent by the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs. He played defensive back in the NFL for eight seasons, from 1986-93, with most of his time spent with the Chiefs (7 seasons). Pearson wrapped up his professional football career with the Minnesota Vikings in 1993.
Fullerton College To Hold Hall Of Fame Induction Dinner from The Orange County Register
Jonathan Baldwin was a 2011 first-round choice by the Kansas City Chiefs. Much like Little, he should enjoy considerable success in 2012 after a full offseason of work in his team's system. Baldwin is a big play waiting to happen and should benefit from a healthy return by Matt Cassel. The second-year receiver has plenty of upside, although the offensive approach may hold him back to a degree.