May 24, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Josh Bellamy (8) catches a pass during organized team activities at the Kansas City Chiefs practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE
Good morning! We have a pretty full day of Kansas City Chiefs news for you today. It includes updates on McCluster, Studebaker, and Campbell. Enjoy!
Thus far, Bellamy has been able to differentiate himself from the horde of young receivers competing for one of the final roster spots at the position. He's shown promising athletic ability that has Crennel intrigued heading into training camp.
For an undrafted player, that's about as much as you can ask following a month of non-padded practices.
"It's been good, just the transition from college to the NFL," Bellamy said. "I love it. I was expecting it to be very fast, and it's much faster than college, but I don't feel like it's been too fast for me."
Undrafted Receiver Josh Bellamy Turned Some Heads During Chiefs OTAs from The Mothership
For millions of Americans, from September until December, there is a precise and consistent Sunday routine of church and football.
Last Sunday at the Silver Moon Full Gospel Church, the congregation got a special treat when those two aspects of the Sunday tradition were combined during the evening service.
Chiefs' linebacker Caleb Campbell, who became famous after the 2008 NFL Draft when the U.S. Army denied him the opportunity to join the Detroit Lions until after he finished two years of service, spoke for an hour about his road to the NFL, but more importantly, his road back to God.
'The Purpose Of My Life Has Nothing To Do With Me' from The Neosho Daily News
KCChiefs.com Video: Ambassadors Of Compassion At Arrowhead!
KC Star Video: Chiefs QB Matt Cassel On New Coordinator
He never played the game as a kid, not until he reached Eureka High School. He caught on at the last moment with Division III Wheaton College and, in part, was discovered by the NFL thanks to a YouTube video of him in action.
So Studebaker was back in central Illinois on Monday, helping create a more traditional way into the game by staging his inaugural Rising Stars Football Camp on the JFL fields at Morton's Southwood Park.
Chiefs Linebacker, Eureka High School's Studebaker Holds Camp For Kids from The Peoria Journal Star
Now, McCluster will be officially listed as a wide receiver on the team's 2012 roster, and that means he'll move from behind the quarterback to lining up in the slot. It's a position he initially played in college, and says he's ready for the challenge of bringing those skills to the NFL.
To prepare for the switch, he's studying some of the game's best, both past and present.
Chiefs' Dexter McCluster Keeping Busy During The NFL Offseason from Bay News 9
Mr. Irrelevant is the brainchild of former NFL player Paul Salata, and Harnish is the 37th man to earn the title.
And some of the previous winners actually have proven to be quite relevant.
Bill Kenney, who earned the award as the second-to-last player taken in 1978 after the final selection suffered an injury and did not report to camp, became a Pro Bowler in 1983 with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Irrelevance In The Eye Of Beholder from The Herald Bulletin
3. Kansas City Chiefs (7-9): Getting playmakers Jamaal Charles and Eric Berry back from injury will help the Chiefs stay in the playoff hunt. Maybe, just maybe: Quarterback Matt Cassel and his young receivers are the keys to an actual playoff berth.
Never Too Early To Pick NFL Division Races from The Desert Sun
Romeo Crennel, Kansas City Chiefs
In his time as interim coach, Romeo won over the locker room and the front office and now the job is his. Crennel's unsuccessful run in Cleveland shouldn't be held against him as virtually nobody has been able to win in that town (except LeBron James).
Whose Seat Is Hottest? from ESPN Florida
We continue to do our positional rankings with a deep secondary group:
1. Champ Bailey, Denver: The future Hall of Famer continues to play at a high level.
2. Eric Berry, Kansas City: I expect him to be a star after injuring his knee in Week 1 last year.
3. Eric Weddle, San Diego: Weddle is becoming a premier playmaker.
4. Brandon Flowers, Kansas City: One of the better cornerbacks in the NFL. An unheralded standout.
Ranking The AFC West Defensive Backs from ESPN
It's never too early to begin preparing for your fantasy draft. With that in mind, we are pleased to release PFW's 2012 positional player rankings. Here are our top 80 running backs...
25. Jamaal Charles / Chiefs
2012 RB Fantasy Rankings from Pro Football Weekly