Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 4/13

Jamie Squire

Good morning! Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news! Enjoy.

Chiefs Sign Free Agent LB Zac Diles from The Mothership

Diles (6-2, 245) has played in 67 games (31 starts) in six NFL seasons with the Tennessee Titans (2012), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2011), Indianapolis Colts (2011) and Houston Texans (2007-10).

Diles' career numbers include 223 tackles, one sack, one interception, three passes defensed, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

Chiefs' Updated Salary-Cap Figure from KC Star

The Chiefs' salary cap, after adjustments, is $139,377,454. They currently have salary cap obligations of $135,767,507, leaving them with $3,609,947 of cap room as they get close to the NFL Draft.

The Chiefs' salary cap obligations consist of their top 51 cap figures, which total $120,733,362, and their so-called "dead money," which equals $15,034,145.

Draft Spotlight - Day 20: Manti Te'o from The Mothership

The last few months have been a whirlwind of highs and lows for former Notre Dame LB Manti Te'o.

During the 2012 season, the Heisman Trophy finalist registered 113 tackles on 13 starts. He also showcased his coverage skills, hauling in seven interceptions and four pass breakups. He also earned some hardware along the way, inlcuding the Nagurski Award, the Lombardi Trophy, the Bednarik Award, the Maxwell Trophy and was named the Walter Camp National Player of the Year. Te'o is the first player in college football history to have earned more than five major awards in one season.

Marching With The Mayor from The Examiner

"March with the Mayor" gave community members the opportunity to walk for 30 minutes with Ross and other city officials Friday afternoon. Beginning at the Blue Springs City Hall, the group walked through downtown Blue Springs with the help of Clifford the Big Red Dog and KC Wolf, the Kansas City Chiefs mascot.

Eight In The Box: Breakout Player from ESPN

Berry can be great but has yet to truly break out. He was a phenomenal safety prospect when he entered the league in 2010, but injuries derailed his second season. In fact, I think his knee injury hindered him for the first half of 2012 -- maybe even longer. Berry started to look like the player he was in college during the final six to eight games last year. That is extremely encouraging. And with a new attitude in Kansas City and a superior roster, Berry should be ready to flat-out explode in 2013 and soon be among the best safeties in the NFL.

Safe Or Surprise Draft: AFC West from Sports Illustrated

The Surprise: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah

Kansas City was a mess against the run last season, finishing 27th in the league. Mike DeVito's arrival via free agency should help there, but the Chiefs still need to add talent to their 3-4 front.

Lotulelei, concerns over his heart behind him, flashed dominant potential at times during his Utah days. The Chiefs could work him into the rotation pretty much anywhere up front, and he would command more than enough attention to free up extra space for guys like Tamba Hali and Justin Houston.

AFC West Draft Needs: Sharrif Floyd Would Fit Oakland Raiders from

Chiefs fans have a right to whine about the franchise's star-crossed timing.

One year ago, Kansas City at No. 1 would have had its pick of Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III. Instead, the Chiefs appear destined for Texas A&M tackle Luke Joeckel or Central Michigan bookendEric Fisher.

Not as sexy a destiny, but we know what Alex Smith is capable of when he's well-protected.

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