Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 5/3

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Good morning! Another good day of articles for you in today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy!

Andy Reid Maps Out Line Plan from ESPN

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid has a plan in place for his offensive line.

In an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio on Thursday, Reid said Branden Albert will stay at left tackle if he remains with the team and No. 1 overall draft pick Eric Fisher will open his NFL career at right tackle.

Chiefs Trim Four Players From Roster, Including Fullback Who Was A Starter from KC Star

The Chiefs did some post-draft roster trimming Thursday, releasing four players: fullback Patrick DiMarco, quarterback Alex Tanney, linebacker Cory Greenwood and offensive lineman Bryan Mattison.

DiMarco, who joined the Chiefs last season as a free agent and was promoted from the practice squad to the starting lineup by the end of the season, became expendable after the Chiefs recently acquired two fullbacks.

Chiefs Moves Continue, Four Players Released from The Mothership

Cory Greenwood saw action in 48 contests in three NFL seasons with the Chiefs (2010-12). He served primarily on special teams, recording 34 tackles and one fumble recovery. On defense, Greenwood tallied eight tackles (seven solo). He originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with Kansas City in 2010. The Kingston, Ontario, native played collegiately at Concordia University in Montreal and prepped at Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School in Kingston, Ontario.

Tommy Brasher Transforming Chiefs DL In 2013 from The Mothership

Improving the team's entire defensive line begins one player at a time, another one of coach Brasher's focus points.

"He's serious on coaching and he's serious about getting players better," Chiefs NT Dontari Poe said. "Pretty much everything we've learned is new. He's kind of breaking it down, teaching us how to do it and showing us the best way to do it; it's a lot of learning going on right now."

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid continues to preach accountability, which is molded into coach Brasher's teaching style.

"He coaches best by telling you what to do and if you don't do it, he's going to move on to the next guy," Daniel Muir said. "You have coaches who are different; you have coaches who are all in your face, but at the end of the day, if you're not doing your job, you're going to lose your job. He just tells you what he wants and if you're not giving it to him, he goes to the next guy."

Chiefs Fan Trip To The 2013 NFL Draft from The Mothership

"I've grown up a Chiefs fan and have had season tickets for almost 30 years so this was such a fun trip," Mary explained. "I entered the contest but I thought, ‘Yeah, that isn't going to happen.' But then I got a call one day from the Chiefs and I was going, ‘For real?! No way!'" I called some of the other Season Ticket Holders that have sat beside us for years and they were so excited for me, but also a little jealous."

KCChiefs.com Video: Looking Back At The Number 1 Overall Pick

Kansas City Chiefs Wanted To Sign New British NFL Star Tom Wort from This Is Sussex

The uncle of Crawley-born NFL newcomer Tom Wort has revealed that the Kansas City Chiefs also wanted to sign the British prodigy.

The 22-year-old was snapped up by the Tennessee Titans as a free agent on Sunday (April 28) after being overlooked in this weekend's NFL Draft.

Brownback Appoints Former Chiefs Defensive End To Board Overseeing Turnpike from KAKE.com

Brownback's office announced Thursday that David Lindstrom of Leawood will serve a four-year term on the Kansas Turnpike Authority board.

Chiefs Release DiMarco from ABC Columbia

"I would like to give a huge thanks to the Hunt family and the Chiefs organization for giving me the opportunity to play this wonderful game that I love!" DiMarco tweeted. "Thanks to all my teammates y'all are the best and I love y'all! Thanks to the Chiefs fans for all the love and support you've shown me over the last year! God has plans for me and this is just a stepping stone in overcoming adversity. Thanks again everyone and God Bless!"

Chiefs Release Alex Tanney from The Gailsburg Register-Mail

Via his Twitter account, Tanney said, "I want to thank everybody in the Chiefs organization who gave a D3 kid a shot."

Vandy DT Lohr Picked Up By Chiefs from The Phoenix

"It's been a pretty crazy week, but I can't complain," said Lohr during a telephone interview Wednesday afternoon.

Work will start quickly for Lohr.

"They are flying me out there next Thursday for a rookie mini-camp," said Lohr. "Then will come OTAs, which are organized team activities. We practice and start workouts.

"It is a quick transition, but I am ready to get back into football."

Princeton: Catapano Selected By Chiefs from CentralJersey.com

Mike Catapano came out of Bayville, N.Y., five years ago ready to do whatever he could to excel at Princeton University.

He's ready to do the same now for the Kansas City Chiefs after they made him the first pick in the seventh round of the NFL draft Saturday.

"I ended up at a great place, and I'm fulfilling a long-time dream of mine," Catapano said. "And it's just beginning.

"I'm really excited about that," he added. "It's a clean slate. It's a fresh opportunity. That's great for me. Coming into the league and having an organization in a time of change and renewal, everything is fresh and new. I'll do my best to make the most of my opportunity."

Andy Reid Made Fun Of Himself For Being Fat from Philly.com

Before the end of the interview, Soren Petro asks Reid the obligatory "which city's cliché menu item do you prefer" question. Andy Reid responded with a fat joke, which is the official sign of the fact that we all make too many Andy Reid fat jokes.

On which he prefers, cheese steaks or barbecue:
"I obviously have had too much of both."

Tyler Bray's Dad: Steelers Said They'd Draft My Son from NFL.com

"It was brutal," Jeff said Wednesday on WWLS-AM in Oklahoma City, according to the Tennessean. "I personally think with that kind of talent, to sit through something like that, it just amazes me."

Jeff said his son is "very excited" to be on the Chiefs, but Jeff said two NFL teams, including the Pittsburgh Steelers, said they would draft Tyler.

Green Bay Remains 'Special Place' To Harris from Packer Report

In 2012, Harris served as a coaching intern under Joe Philbin in Miami, where he discovered his "passion" for coaching. When John Dorsey hired Andy Reid as the Chiefs' coach for 2013, Reid hired Harris. Harris played for Reid in Philadelphia.

"I reached out to Andy, I called to congratulate him, and I kind of let him know what I was thinking," Harris said. "He let me know what he was thinking and we went from there."

Immediate Impact Required from National Football Post

2. Eric Fisher, OT, Kansas City Chiefs: Because his "mean streak" was the reason Fisher was selected over battle-tested Texas A&M product Luke Joeckel. And because Fisher was the first draft pick made by new Chiefs general manager John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid. Fisher not only needs to play well, he needs to outperform Joeckel.

Dan Enos Thought He Got Drafted When Eris Fisher's Name Was Called from CBS Detroit

Central Michigan football coach Dan Enos watched his phone explode when offensive lineman Eric Fisher was selected first in the NFL Draft last week by the Kansas City Chiefs. They were text of congratulations. They were text of joy.

"I thought I got drafted," Enos said during a recent interview for 97.1 FM The Ticket.

Bills' McIntyre Hosting Softball Fundraiser In Port St. Lucie from WPEC-TV

Next weekend, McIntyre is hosting a softball game with some of his nfl buddies. The celebrity athletes attending include Buffalo Bills Fred Jackson, Spencer Johnson and CJ Spiller, Kansas City Chiefs Brandon Flowers, Miami Dolphins Mike Pouncey, plus Olympic Gold Medalist hurdler Kelly Wells.

TUHS Hall Of Fame Adds 8 Distinguished Alumni from The Taft Midway Driller

Tracy Rogers (Class of 1985), one of the finest football players to come out of Taft. He was All-Area at Taft High, team captain and All-Central Valley Conference at Taft College, Big West Conference Defensive player of the year at Fresno State and played seven seasons in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs before injuries and surgeries forced him into retirement in 1997. He returned to Taft and, with his father and Charlie Comfort, formed the independent oil production company known as TRC. Rogers also is a member of the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame and the Bob Elias Kern County Sports Hall of Fame.

Did Chiefs Find Their Ray Lewis? from ESPN

"I've watched Ray Lewis since he was at Miami," Johnson said at the NFL combine in February. "That's one guy I look up to a lot. Before every game on Saturday, that Friday night I watch a lot of his speeches that he gives to his team or whoever he's giving a speech to to remind myself how important it is to take advantage of opportunities. I just (model) myself after him, his game, the way he brings his passion and energy and the way he's able to affect his other teammates and get them to rise to the occasion when their best is needed."

Previewing The 2013 Rookie Deals from National Football Post

The third round picks are the first draft choices that do not receive the full 25% annual increases in their deals. Travis Kelce, the first pick in the third round, will get a $703,304 signing bonus in his deal with the Kansas City Chiefs. His contract will be worth approximately $3.16 million. The exact value will depend upon how close he gets to his maximum annual increase.

Rob Gronkowski Falls In Latest Fantasy Mock Draft from NFL.com

6. Jamaal Charles, RB, Kansas City Chiefs: Charles rushed for more than 1,500 yards in his first year back from a major knee reconstruction, recorded 220-plus rushing yards twice and finished eighth at his position based on fantasy points. The addition of coach Andy Reid should mean even more of a featured role for Charles, who figures to also be more prominent in the pass attack. Still in the prime of his career, Charles should be considered one of the NFL's most-coveted running backs.

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