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Can The Chiefs And Albert Hit Reset? from KC Star

But since drafting Fisher and failing to trade Albert to the Miami Dolphins, Reid has struck a conciliatory note.

"I understand that this is part of the game, and players go through this," Reid said. "Branden Albert is a good kid. I don't like this part of the game. I've been around it long enough where I've got it. It gave him an opportunity here to see where everybody is at with him and how they feel. We'll see how things work out as we continue on. I understand. Like I said, I can't tell you I like it, but that's part of the game.

"I would tell you that I think he's a good football player and can help our football team out."

Nico Johnson: "I'm Ready To Make A Difference" from The Mothership

"I am familiar with their defense as far as what they run, because they run something similar to what we run at Alabama," said Nico Johnson during a post-draft conference call. "I'm just ready to get there and learn as much as possible..... and try to earn their respect as much as possible....I'm ready to get to the next level and make a difference."

Chiefs CB DeQuan Menzie is a former teammate of Johnson's at Alabama and has high expectations for the rookie linebacker.

"(I) Expect a lot," said Menzie. "He's smart, he's a good tackler, he's vocal; he's going to bring everything to the table. Everything you ask of him, he's going to bring it."

Kelso's Kelly Signs With Kansas City Chiefs from The Longview Daily News

Signing an NFL contact feels exactly as fulfilling as you imagined it in the backyard.

Take it from Kelso native Colin Kelly, who signed a free agent deal with the Kansas City Chiefs last Saturday.

"Finally, after all my hard work for so long ... it's just kind of the accumulation of all that," Kelly said. "I have played football for 15 years now, and to see that pay off, there's no better feeling."

Former Wildcat Foster Getting His Chance With Kansas City from The Bogalusa Daily News

University of West Alabama strong safety Otha Foster III has signed a contract with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent.

"I'm very excited," Foster said. "I don't think it'll hit me until I get ready to leave to go to Kansas City. I'm just blessed and very thankful for this opportunity."

NFL Teams Snap Up Local Talent from The San Diego Union-Tribune

Also in early April, former El Capitan and San Diego State offensive lineman Tommie Draheim signed as a free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs. The 6-4, 310-pound Draheim was an all-conference selection for the Aztecs in 2011. He originally signed with the Packers and spent last season on the practice squad of the Seahawks.

Heflin Column: Dave Hill, Auburn's Iron Man from AUTigers.com

Hill, a member of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and also an inductee into the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame, says, "We started playing football when we were nine-years old. One of the most important parts of the game is teamwork. The biggest factor in our success was the fact that we had played together all those years and we had the greatest coach I ever played for."

Dave, you played for Coach Shug Jordan and then for Coach Hank Stram for 12 years. Stram is recognized as one of the best football minds in the history of the game. You're telling me that your high school coach was better?

"Not just better. A lot better."

High Expectations Continued from The Daily Dues Sports Blog

As a football fan, I am very excited to see the statistical differences between this upcoming season and last season, primarily in WR Dwayne Bowe who only pulled in 59 receptions for 801 yards. I think this will be a completely different story in this upcoming season after creating some chemistry with his new QB. With the addition of Alex Smith also brings the opportunity to spread the field and force opposing defenses to watch other aspects of the offense rather then just Jamaal Charles, the only light at the end of the tunnel Chiefs fans had. It may take a little while for this new group to get into their groove, but a week 1 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars should start the season off right.

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