Good morning! Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy.
Two days before his college football career began, Brandon Kinnie received a reality check. Instead of playing his first game for Fort Scott Community College, coach Jeff Sims told Kinnie he would redshirt the entire 2007 season.
While he sat out, Sims told Kinnie he would learn how to practice-a lesson he never needed to learn as a star athlete at Grandview High School and with current Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman throwing him the ball.
Grandview Product Brandon Kinnie Has Eyes Set On Making Hometown Team from The Mothership
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel said he is fully recovered from the hand injury that sidelined him for the last seven weeks of last season, emphasizing that he is expecting big things for the Chiefs.
Cassel put that right hand to the test Tuesday, signing autographs for kids at the Boys and Girls Club in Springfield. Cassel, in town to promote the Shadow Buddies Foundation, said he is excited to get back on the field.
In Town, Chiefs Cassel 'Ready' For Season from The Springfield News-Leader
KSPR Video: Matt Cassel Visits Springfield Kids
Gentry is an old school fullback who served as team captain and played in 44 games for the Wolfpack, but didn't record a single rushing attempt. He did, however, catch 38 passes, scored five touchdowns and averaged 8.3 yards per reception over his four seasons at N.C. State.
"My game as a fullback is smash-mouth, hit you in the mouth, but I can also catch a football," Gentry said. "I had no rushes at N.C. State, sadly, so maybe I can get a rush here. If not, I can definitely catch a football out of the backfield and if they want me to lead up on a linebacker, I'll try to knock his block off."
Chiefs Fullback Gentry No Stranger To Underdog Role from The Mothership
"I feel great, I'm ready to roll," Cassel said. "I feel like our team will come out stronger. We suffered through a lot of injuries last year to some key people but they should be coming back stronger and the coaches are very optimistic."
If Cassel's performance doesn't justify that optimism, this is likely his final season as the Chiefs' starting quarterback.
Matt Cassel Says "Expectations Are Very High" In Kansas City from Pro Football Talk
With the race in the early morning and the longest race distance was that of a super sprint, the need for fluids and refreshments were not as great as a regular adult triathlon. The organizers did bring in KC Wolf from the Chiefs along with some cheerleaders. Nothing rewards prepubescent boys for a hard race more than scantily clad cheerleaders at the finish line!
2012 Jewish Community Center Triathlon Race Review from Examiner.com
Perhaps only Tim Tebow, the man for whom everything is magnified by a billion, could be the genesis of a media fight between two backup quarterbacks. Tebow, clipboard holder for the great Mark Sanchez, and Brady Quinn, clipboard holder for the great Matt Cassel, are swinging their clipboards at one another.
Tim Tebow And Brady Quinn Are Sniping At Each Other from Yahoo! Sports
Last year, the Chiefs' tight end position was fairly weak after second-year player Tony Moeaki went out with a torn ACL in the final preseason game.
Now, I think this unit can be one of the better groups in the NFL in 2012.
Chiefs' Hidden Treasure: Tight End from ESPN