Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 5/19

KANSAS CITY, MO - May 13: The helmet of Matt Szymanski #14 of the Kansas City Chiefs lays on the field during the Kansas City Chiefs Minicamp on May 13, 2012 at the Chiefs Training Facility in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)

Good morning! Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy.

The defense needs to be a top-five unit, preferably No. 1. For the season, I'd expect a takeaway/giveaway differential of plus-8. For the Super Bowl win, I'd need Tamba Hali and Brandon Flowers to cement the turnover battle. I'd like at least four turnovers.

Hey, Ryan Succop! I need no less than three field goals. Charles, Hillis and the defense will handle the rest. And like that, Kansas City can win a Super Bowl!

What, hard to grasp? Who expects Cassel to be the main catalyst for the Chiefs in 2012? It's all you hear. The Chiefs are better, BUT.

Chiefs Bear Resemblance To '69 Team from The Examiner

On Saturday, Aug. 4, the greatest offensive lineman in Saints history will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

"I think I'll be number 272, they put the number on your jacket now," he said. "I think there's 153 of us living right now, so it's a select group."

Roaf's call to the Hall follows a career that spanned nearly a decade and a half played out in two cities - New Orleans and Kansas City.

Roaf Never Wanted To Leave New Orleans from

KC Star Video: Chiefs Brandon Albert Offers Advice To Rookies

KC Star Video: Chiefs Players On Concussions Video: Matt Cassel Excited For 2012

Yeremiah Bell will not be the one who provides depth to the Kansas City Chiefs' secondary.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the safety has signed with the New York Jets. Bell visited the Chiefs on Wednesday, and they were one of four teams he was considering.

Bell Will Not Toll In Kansas City from ESPN

According to, Ellis wasted little time making an impression during the tryout as he intercepted a high pass by wide receiver Brandon Kinnie during mini-camp and continued to show progress.

"I think that really solidified ... I think it made me stand out among the rookies because I think I was the only (true) tryout rookie that they kept," said Ellis, who's still in Kansas City preparing for the start of OTAs Monday...

"...From a young guys' perspective, we're just working to make the team fully through mini-camp and make that 53-man roster," Ellis said. "Everybody here as a whole organization is just working every day to get better. It's a true family out here and everybody's just working to get better in every aspect."

All Three S.C. State NFL Draftees Making Impact On Their Teams from The Times And Democrat

Tuggle said by phone he wanted to think about it before agreeing to an interview. A few days later, he declined via an email. But he wrote that he recently was in Kansas City for his son's graduation and read a newspaper story about former Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Art Still.

"It sounds just like my story and others," Tuggle wrote. Still outlined similar post-career issues.

Ex-Players More Worried About Concussions Than Current Ones from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

However, after a stellar rookie season, Clady has had his issues.

According to Stats Inc., Clady -- the No. 12 overall pick in the 2008 draft -- has allowed 24.5 sacks in the past three seasons. Clady allowed just a half sack in his rookie season.

Ryan Clady's Sacks-Allowed Numbers Soar from ESPN

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