Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 5/1

John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

Good morning! We have a great day of Kansas City Chiefs news for you. There are updates and quotes from UDFAs, an nice article on Fisher's workouts before the draft. Believe it or not, the whole thing kicks off with news that affects Opening Day! Finally, I want to give a special shout out to CBS Sports and Philly.com for linking to yesterday's Tommy Bahama story. Enjoy!

Jaguar's Justin Blackmon To Miss Opener Against Chiefs Because Of Suspension from KC Star

The NFL on Tuesday suspended Jacksonville wide receiver Justin Blackmon for the team's first four games of the 2013 regular season for violating the NFL policy and program for substances of abuse. Blackmon will be eligible to return to the Jaguars' active roster on Sept. 30 following the team's game against the Indianapolis Colts.

The Chiefs visit Jacksonville on Sept. 8.

Twitter Tuesday: Chiefs' Draft, Royals And Jason Collins from KC Star

@JDec89 Why the hell did the Chiefs draft Knile Davis in the 3rd round?

The guy averaged 6.5 yards a carry as a sophomore in the SEC, and basically went all Bo Jackson at the Combine. You guys know where I stand on posing as a draft expert, but it's easy to see what the Chiefs like.

Predicting The Chiefs' Starting Offensive Line For The First Game from KC Star

After the Chiefs drafted Eric Fisher, someone asked me on Twitter to predict the Chiefs' starting offensive line for the first regular-season game, left to right. Here was my answer: Branden Albert, Geoff Schwartz, Rodney Hudson, Jon Asamoah, Fisher.

That's just a guess, because there are too many variables here to give a more educated answer. It's possible the Chiefs don't even know which way they will go.

KCChiefs.com Photo Gallery: 2013 Draft Day Party

Andy Reid: Kansas City Chiefs Didn't Want Matt Barkley from NFL.com

"Well, we weren't going there," Reid told WHB-FM in Kansas City this week. "I actually was on the phone with Nick Saban from Alabama before that day ever started, so that's just not the direction. We had pinpointed (Alabama linebacker) Nico (Johnson) and that's who we were going after."

'I've Got A Big Chip On My Shoulder,' Says New Kansas City Chiefs LB Nico Johnson from AL.com

"Now I've got the mindset that I want to go out and earn everything that was given to me," he said. "I have to earn respect from my new teammates and coaches. I'm just grateful for the opportunity to play for the Kansas City Chiefs."

When he reports next Thursday for rookie minicamp, the Chiefs might think he's already wearing shoulder pads.

"I've got a big chip on my shoulder," said Johnson, who was typecast as a run-stopper at Alabama because he was replaced by C.J. Mosley in passing situations. "It was already there before the end of the season. I can't wait. I'm so motivated right now to go out and do my best, a whole lot more than what people think."

Mistakes At Top Of NFL Draft from ESPN (An Insider Article)

By all accounts, Eric Fisher is going to be a fine NFL player. Maybe even a great one. Scouts agree that he's a sound, steady, athletic technician with upside -- perhaps an even better prospect than offensive tackles Jake Long and Joe Thomas were coming out of college. The problem is Fisher plays a position that, in terms of importance, is in serious decline. But few seem to notice.

Packers, Chiefs Pick Up Hornet Seniors After NFL Draft Day from The State Hornet

Former Sacramento State football tight end T.J. Knowles and defensive back Ryan McMahon will get a chance to play professional football.

Although neither was selected this past weekend during the NFL Draft, Knowles and McMahon were invited to the Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers mini camps, respectively.

Last season, Knowles received all-Big Sky Conference honorable mention with 38 catches for 381 yards and five touchdowns.

Kevin Haskins: New Chiefs Regime Offers Refreshing Approach from The Topeka Capital-Journal

■ Fans want to gain an awareness of players in order to form a greater attachment.

■ If the players are truly pros they can handle themselves just fine in the public eye.

CMU Left Tackle Is No. 1 Pick In NFL Draft from SourceNewspapers.com

Even with a very strong junior season, Fisher only earned third-team All-Mid American Conference honors as it probably did not help that CMU finished with a 3-9 record for the second year in a row.

But with his massive size and NFL-ready footwork, it was only a matter of time that Fisher really drew the attention of both NFL Draft experts in terms of mock drafts along with actual NFL personnel. He was named second-team All-American after his 2012 season by SI.com and was a third-team AP All-American as the mid-major status of Central Michigan could not keep him off either list. In addition, he was first-team All-MAC for the first time in his career.

KC Wolf To Be At Omaha Beef Game from Channel 6 News

The Pink Out Game will benefit Susan G. Komen of Nebraska. KC Wolf will be on hand during the game. Fans are encouraged to wear pink. Pink shirts will be sold during the game in case you don't have one handy or want to help the cause more.

Bell Only Area Standout Taken In NFL Draft from ThisWeek Community News

McDougald said he believes he has a "great opportunity" to make the Chiefs' roster.

"(I'm) most definitely thankful for my opportunity with the Kansas City Chiefs. Being in Kansas the last four years will only make the transition that much smoother," he said. "I just want to get there and simply prove my worth, and constantly show up on tape positively making plays."

Andy Reid Likes Tommy Bahama Since 'You Can Hide Cheeseburgers' from CBS Sports

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid spent the three-day event that was the NFL Draft ensconced in Tommy Bahama shirts.

The fine folks at Arrowhead Pride have a breakdown, but why was he so dressed down for the event? Here's his explanation:

"You wear them and you can hide cheeseburgers underneath and no one will ever know," Reid said on the radio Monday.

Baseball Epidemic Continues from Philly.com

Those of you presuming that Andy Reid would cease to be under harsh scrutiny upon leaving Philadelphia will be surprised to learn that his actions during the NFL Draft were intensely studied by Kansas City fans.

Not his picks, of course. Chiefs football isn't about who is on the team. It's about what kind of shirt the head coach is wearing.

NFL Draft Recap: Five Former Terps Sign Deals This Weekend from The Washington Post

Linebacker Darin Drakeford (Kansas City Chiefs, May 10-12) and tight end Matt Furstenburg (Baltimore Ravens, May 3-5) also signed as UDFAs. I reached out to both, and will update when possible.

Washington Huskies Football: Justin Glenn's Shot In The NFL from The Husky Haul

It was unlikely that there would be another Husky picked and that held true, but safety Justin Glenn will get a tryout with the Kansas City Chiefs next week.

Now, the Chiefs are pretty bad, as noted by their No. 1 overall selection in the past draft. But the safety position seems to be one of solidarity for the Chiefs. Of course, Glenn won't even get a sniff at a starting, or even backup, safety slot.

Fenton Lands NFL Coaching Job from The Loudoun Times

Former Loudoun football standout Emani Fenton recently became one of the youngest coaches in the National Football League at age 23 when the Kansas City Chiefs hired him as a coaching assistant.

In his youth, Fenton played in the Ashburn Youth Football League and competed with the Loudoun Special Forces Track Club. He went on to play running back and defensive back at private schools Bishop O'Connell and Flint Hill before moving on to play at Cornell University.

The Shaw Thing: Eric Fisher Is Secret Athlete Factory's Latest Bright SPARQ from The Guardian

He was at it again last week, when four first-round picks owed at least some of their new-found high-profile status to Shaw's SPARQ programme - the letters stand for speed, power, agility, reaction and quickness. The quartet were led by the now Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Eric Fisher, Shaw's ninth No 1 pick, and the wide receiver Tavon Austin, who went eighth, to the St Louis Rams. Pittsburgh's new linebacker Jarvis Jones (No 17) and the cornerback Xavier Rhodes (Minnesota Vikings, No 25) had also been through the sandbox. Shaw is, of course, delighted for all of them.

Eric Winston Scheduled To Work Out For Miami Dolphins from NFL.com

With a trade for Kansas City Chiefs franchise player Branden Albert on the backburner -- perhaps permanently -- the Miami Dolphins continue to explore their options at offensive tackle.

NFL.com's Albert Breer reported Tuesday that free-agent offensive tackle Eric Winston will work out for the Dolphins on Wednesday, according to a source.

The Roto Arcade Fantasy Football Mock, RDs 1-2 from Yahoo! Sports

Jamaal Charles, RB, Kansas City Chiefs (PK7, RB7) - Stock the sacramental wine, the JC of KC is about to deliver holy numbers. In Andy Reid's pass-happy offense, McCoy averaged 55 receptions per year over four seasons. Rookie Knile Davis should wrest away 8-10 carries/game, but expect Charles to rack 1,500 total yards, many of those coming through the air.

Andy Reid 'Had To Laugh' At Rumor Of Chiefs Taking Matt Barkley from CBS Sports

But what makes this even spicier is the way in which Reid shot down the rumor. He's basically calling the Eagles on the carpet, as they're the only ones who could've disseminated a rumor about the Eagles wanting to trade up in order to stop Reid and the Chiefs from beating them to Barkley.

That rumor was very much out there, too.

Post-Draft Power Rankings, AFC West Style from ESPN

Kansas City Chiefs

Rank: 22. Comment: It's not often the team that had the No. 1 pick is ranked this high three days after the draft. It was a great offseason for the Chiefs.

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