May 13, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Neiko Thorpe (38) and wide receiver Devon Wylie (83) run drills during the Chiefs rookie mini camp at the Kansas City Chiefs practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE
Good morning! We have a light day of Kansas City Chiefs news as we head into the holiday. Short day at work for me, then fun and games. Be safe, friends!
Baldwin's catch was meaningless on the offseason scoreboard, but prominent in Thorpe's mind as he tries to make Kansas City's roster. The rookie could only pull from what he learned in college before moving on to the next play.
"You have to have a short memory in the SEC," said Thorpe, who signed with the Chiefs after playing four years at Auburn. "If you don't, they'll eat you up."
SEC Lessons Stay With Chiefs DB Neiko Thorpe from The Mothership
Even though he hasn't signed his tender, there haven't been any indications Bowe will hold out during the season. If I had to guess, I would think Bowe will not sign an extension, but he will report by the start of training camp or shortly thereafter and he and the team will revisit a new deal in the offseason.
Franchise Tag Game: Bowe Remains from ESPN
If you were into reading too much into tweets on July 2, the key passage here is that Bowe "said" he wanted to take his talents to South Beach. Bowe is an unsigned franchise player, and he could be looking at the Dolphins as a possible landing spot if and when he ever hits free agency.
Of course, the Kansas City Chiefs aren't going to let that happen.
Dwayne Bowe Invited To Miami By Davis, Ochocinco from NFL.com
Federal authorities say former NFL player Johnnie Morton Jr. has been sentenced to two years probation for lying to a grand jury during a criminal probe of his California business associate.
Ex-Chiefs Player Gets 2 Years Probation For Lie from KC Star
Crennel said Perkins has never been afraid to take a chance or pull an unorthodox move, and that's a big reason for his success. His first meeting with Perkins came at a restaurant in Hattiesburg, Miss., in 1980, after the two were introduced by mutual friends in the coaching profession.
"We talked about football, but we also talked about life," Crennel said. "At the end of the meeting, he told me he didn't have a job, but was impressed and would keep me in mind for the future. A year later, he hired me with the Giants. He wasn't afraid to go with a hunch or a good feeling."
Perkins Back On The Sideline At Mississippi JUCO from KC Star
We conclude our AFC West positional rankings series with the kicking specialists. Friday, I will wrap up the ranking madness with my top 40 players in the division regardless of position. Now onto the best group of kickers and punters in the NFL. I'm not blowing smoke here. This is one deep group. Even the players at the bottom of this list are standouts:
Ranking The Kicking Specialists from ESPN
"As a high school player, I was average," said Lewis, who was mentored by Louisiana High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame coach Clyde Washington Jr. at DeSoto. "I made a big play here or there, but I didn't get a lot of interceptions. The one thing I did in high school was show a lot of physical ability. I didn't understand the game because I started so late."
Lewis said Washington and and then Robinson set him on course to become one of the NFL's best shutdown corners. Lewis would have four consecutive seasons with four or more interceptions to begin his career - including eight in 1985. That led the late Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt, a renowned architect of the old American Football League, to list Lewis among the 12 best Kansas City players ever.