Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 3/8

Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

Good morning! I know you guys aren't used to this kind of thing in KC, but it's snowing here in Jersey. Anyway, here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Happy Friday!

Eagles Lose Brett Veach To Kansas City According To Report from NJ.com

Brett Veach, a scout who handled the SEC for the Eagles, is reportedly on his way to Kansas City.

According to Geoff Mosher of Comcast Sports Net, Veach is leaving the Eagles just weeks before the draft to rejoin Andy Reid in Kansas City with the Chiefs.

As He Departs Chiefs, Winston Says He Has Good Years Ahead Of Him from KC Star

From his home in Texas, Eric Winston followed the Chiefs' offseason developments with a lot of interest for someone just one season into a four-year contract.

Once the team was able to retain its other starting tackle, Branden Albert, with the franchise-player designation early this week, Winston sensed his time in Kansas City might soon be finished.

His hunch was confirmed Wednesday when the Chiefs called him to say he would be released.

K.C. Chiefs Eye Extension For LT Albert from NFL.com

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the Chiefs are continuing to work out a long-term deal with the franchise-tagged Albert on the assumption he will be their left tackle of the future. The Chiefs are still interested in drafting a tackle to fill the right side of the line.

Best Offensive Linemen Drafted By Reid And Dorsey from KC Star

Though the Chiefs have put the franchise tag on left tackle Branden Albert, they still may use the first overall pick of the NFL Draft to take Texas A&M tackle Luke Joeckel, just in case they don't sign Albert to a long-term contract, or as insurance if Albert continues to experience back problems that sidelined him for five of the last six games of the 2012 season.

During Reid's 14 years with the Eagles and Dorsey's 12 seasons overseeing the scouting department in Green Bay, each of his teams drafted two offensive linemen in the first round and one in the second round. The Packers, in fact, took offensive tackles in the first round in 2010 and 2011.

Here's a look at how those picks turned out.

Build Around A Young QB? Why Would The Chiefs Do That? from NBC Sports

Well, yes, there's another way. There's the Kansas City Chiefs way. You could go and get somebody else's discarded quarterback. You can get them when they're young, the way Green Bay did when it got a raw Brett Favre from Atlanta. You can get them when they're old, the way Oakland did when it scooped up a 32-year-old Jim Plunkett. You might con teams for them, the way New Orleans did with Drew Brees. You might give them a chance after they had been rejected, the way Baltimore did with John Unitas and St. Louis did with Kurt Warner.

These quarterbacks mentioned, of course, are the winning lottery tickets. The bet is that if you get someone else's quarterback, you know more or less what you're getting. You get a player with some experience, a player who has dealt with NFL adversity. You might get to skip some steps and plug that quarterback right into the starting lineup without enduring the young quarterback growing pains.

Of course, at the same time, you are almost always getting a quarterback that, for whatever reason, the other team really does not want.

Inside Free Agency 2013 - Day 26: Joshua Cribbs from The Mothership

Joshua Cribbs told Baskin and Phelps on 92.3 that he is willing to take a pay cut and reach a compromise with the Browns, hoping to finish his career in Cleveland. Let's look at some of Cribbs' strengths and weaknesses.

Name: Joshua Cribbs
Position: WR
Height: 6'1
Weight: 215
College: Kent State
Born: June 9, 1983, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Age: 29
Experience: 8 years
Drafted: Cribbs overcame the odds of being undrafted and talked about it, here.

Career Stat Line: 124 games (31 starts), 128 rushes, 753 yards, two TDs, 107 receptions, 1,161 yards and seven TDs

Chickie's And Pete's Following Andy Reid To Kansas City from The Philly Post

Alright, Reid probably has nothing to do with it, but how else can you explain the demand for something like crab fries in a place completely devoid of seafood culture?

KC Chiefs Mascot Brings Health Lesson To Republic School from OzarksFirst.com

Students in Republic learned the importance of a healthy diet and exercise from a special guest.

On Thursday, Kansas City Chiefs mascot KC Wolf spent the day in encouraging elementary students to make healthy choices.

Browns Free Agency Look Ahead: Quarterbacks from Ohio.com

Cassel is under contract with the Chiefs, but now that Smith will be the team's clear starter, he could be available in a trade. Once the hyped backup to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady after he stepped in for the nearly the entire 2008 season, Cassel was traded to the Chiefs and was terrific in 2010. However, he hasn't lived up to his billing in the two seasons since. He certainly has the highest ceiling of the available quarterbacks. He'd also have the highest price tag in a trade.

Richardson Struts His Stuff At Mizzou's Pro Day from KC Star

"You ain't never seen 300 pounds look this good," Richardson said with a laugh.

It appears NFL teams agree, at least to some extent. Richardson is widely viewed as a first-round pick and is listed as the draft's 16th-best prospect by ESPN.com. Richardson said he has a private workout scheduled with Cleveland next week, and has drawn interest from several other teams, including the Dolphins, Raiders, Jaguars, Cowboys, Seahawks, and yes, the Chiefs.

Former 'Canes Try To Impress At Miami Pro Day from FS Florida

At the end of the nearly two-hour event, punter Dalton Botts performed before scouts from the St. Louis Rams and San Francisco 49ers. Earlier, Botts punted for the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs reps.

"I heard some negative things about pro days for kickers that nobody sticks around," Botts said. "I was hoping a few people stick around."

Canty Visit Completed, But No Contract Talks Yet from The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Canty concluded his visit with the Packers Thursday, but his agent, Brad Blank, said there were no negotiations and that he probably wouldn't talk with team officials until tomorrow to see what they were thinking.

So far, Canty has visited Tennessee and Kansas City, and one report said he had received an offer from the Titans. The Jacksonvile Jaguars were also believed to be a team interested in Canty, but it's not clear if he'll make a stop there.

Chiefs hope To Keep Dorsey, But Starks Tag Could Complicate Things from ProFootballTalk

But here's the problem, from the Chiefs' perspective. The removal of Dolphins defensive tackle Randy Starks from the open market via the franchise tag is expected to result in more interest in Dorsey.

Unless a new deal is done between Dorsey and the Chiefs in the next two days, Dorsey will be able to explore the open market, via his agent talking to the teams.

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