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Chiefs T Branden Albert Signs Franchise Tender from The Mothership
In 2012, the Chiefs running game amassed 2,395 yards on the ground, the fifth-highest rushing output in club annals. Since Albert arrived in KC in 2008, the team has averaged 133.2 rushing yards per contest.
The Glen Burnie, Maryland native originally entered the NFL as Kansas City's second of two first-round picks (15th overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft.
Albert will make $9.828 million if he plays under the one-year contract.
That is no sure thing, though. The Chiefs have spoken to his representatives about a long-term contract, and it's also possible that Kansas City will trade Albert in the coming weeks.
Andy Reid Talks Family, Philadelphia And More from The Mothership
Do you wake up and feel like there is less of a fishbowl around you than when you were in Philadelphia?
"I'm not going to say that. It'd be wrong to do that. My general philosophy is I feel very fortunate to even coach in the National Football League, have that opportunity, and then to coach at a great place like the Eagles. I appreciated and respected every minute of that. Time is a crazy deal. You run your course and you move on. I wish nothing but the best for the Eagles and Kansas City."
Chiefs Sign FB Ryan D'Imperio from The Mothership
D'Imperio (6-3, 240) has played in 12 games (one start) in two NFL seasons with the Minnesota Vikings (2010-11).
After spending the 2010 season on the club's practice squad, D'Imperio was promoted to the active roster in October of 2011, recording two catches for seven yards.
He was released by the Vikings before last season.
A seventh-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 2010, D'Imperio spent two seasons with the team but was in the final round of cuts made at the end of training camp in 2012. He spent last season as a volunteer assistant coach for the Minutemen and head coach Mark Wechter.
2013 Scouting Saga from The Mothership
The Kansas City Chiefs are on a mission to find the best players available, in the upcoming NFL Draft. Countless hours, days, weeks and months of scouting, film study and player interviews are in addition to the time spent at the Senior Bowl, the NFL Scouting Combine and Pro Days, in search of the best fits for the Kansas City Chiefs, in 2013 and beyond.
The first-overall selection and every Chiefs pick, including the 207th player chosen in the seventh and final round, has potential to impact the team, for years to come. No stone will be left unturned by Chiefs general manager John Dorsey, head coach Andy Reid and their entire staff, destined to succeed with each and every draft choice.
The Ultimate NFL Mascot Bracket: Which Team Comes Out On Top from Bleacher Report
No. 1 Seed: K. C. Wolf (Kansas City Chiefs) vs. No. 5 Seed: Boltman (San Diego Chargers)
K.C. Wolf is old-school. He's named after a section of fans in the stadium and ride an ATV into the game. He's even helped security take down streakers. Seems like he's the only superhero in this matchup.
A 'Job Fair' Of Sorts At ODU For Local Football Players from HamptonRoads.com
ODU punter Jonathan Plisco appeared to stir some interest. Judge spent more than half an hour watching him. Kansas City Chiefs scout Jay Muraco met privately with Plisco after the workouts.
At the other end of the field, most players turned and walked back into the building.
"It's very hard on the kids when the reality sets in that the scouts are only going to ask for certain players," Wilder said.
Hornets Showcase Talent At NFL Pro Days from The State Hornet
Knowles was chosen for a roster spot in the NFL Player's Association Collegiate Bowl in January, but a hamstring injury prevented him from playing the game; however, Lasher said Knowles was able to show some of his potential in practice leading up to the game.
Knowles, who has added 15 pounds to his frame over the offseason, will have another opportunity to display his talent in the next few weeks when he holds a private workout with scouts from the Kansas City Chiefs.
Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid said the issues are usually not so complicated and the detective work is largely overrated.
"Ninety-nine percent of the guys will tell you what they're all about," Reid said.
Then again, getting answers to seemingly vital questions is essential in football. Social media has made finding some easier. It's not merely the content of the answers.
Chiefs' Branden Albert Admits He's 'Selfish' from USA Today
There's a word being used in reference to Branden Albert that he resists - "disgruntled." It's the impression many got after reading his now-deleted Twitter account following his franchise tag and the release of Kansas City Chiefs teammate Eric Winston.
There's another word being used that also has a negative connotation, but Albert is fine with that one. Hey, he's even using it himself.
"You've got to be somewhat selfish in this situation," the Chiefs' left tackle told USA TODAY Sports by phone in his first interview since he was tagged before the start of free agency.
Off the field, Floyd is poised to be a role model. He says he knew he'd find a way out of Philadelphia -- whether through football or another avenue -- and he wants to show others that they, too, can escape their hardships with the right approach.
On the field, however, Floyd is a beast.
"He's the complete package -- a player who has all of the tools to be great in this league," one AFC general manager said. At this year's combine, Floyd ran a 4.92-second 40-yard dash (fast for a defensive tackle) while showing he possesses feet that are quick enough to make him useful all over the field.