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Evaluating Positives, Negatives From Chiefs' Offseason Practices from KC Star

Everyone finally seems to be pulling in the same direction, which hasn't been the case with the Chiefs for some time. Chairman Clark Hunt's move to divide the power between general manager and head coach is working the way he intended. The communication between general manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid is by all accounts excellent, which can only help the Chiefs. A candy wrapper in the stairwell is now just that and not the sign of some sinister plot to bring down the entire operation. The Chiefs are back to what really matters, which is winning football games.

Emmitt Thomas A Perfect Fit On Chiefs Staff from The Mothership

The Kansas City Chiefs secondary is young, relatively new, very exciting and coached by Chiefs Hall of Famer Emmitt Thomas. Entering his fourth season as the team's secondary coach, assisted by Al Harris, Thomas recently evaluated the on-field communication his players showcased during the offseason practices.

"We have some guys that are trying to do what coaches are asking, a lot of communication, a lot of calls," Thomas said. "There are a lot of moving parts to this defense and you have to talk to one another and that's the talk that you've heard out there.

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Andre Reed To Work With Andy Reid In Coaching Fellowship from The Buffalo News

Buffalo Bills great Andre Reed this summer will get to learn on the job under one of the most veteran coaches in the NFL.

Reed has accepted a Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship position with Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs for this summer, Reed's representative, Jimmy Goldsmith, reports.

Five Best NFL Offseasons from ESPN (Insider Article)

You can't tell me that the presence of Alex Smith in Kansas City didn't at least marginally shift the way the Chiefs evaluated the 2013 draft class when it came to quarterbacks. Each process of evaluation affects the other.

I saw at least a dozen teams I could have picked for this list. But I was asked for five. So here you go:

Fantasy Football Fears: AFC Edition from USA Today

Am I too high on Jamaal Charles having a monster season? I can see taking him No. 2 overall in PPR setups.

Menards Plans Special Events For Grand Opening Celebration from The Garden City Telegram

Dexter McCluster, Kansas City Chiefs running back, will be on hand from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (two free autographs). After earning Florida's high school player of the year honors, McCluster had a record-setting career at University of Mississippi. He had a breakout season as a senior in 2009, becoming the only player in SEC history to rush for more than 1,000 yards while gaining over 500 yards receiving in a single season. A second-round draft choice in the 2010 NFL Draft by Kansas City, McCluster has proven to be a versatile performer as a running back, receiver and kick returner while becoming a fan favorite among faithful Chiefs fans, the release said.

Looking For Another Shot In The NFL, Ex-Central Michigan DB Vince Agnew Signs With Kansas City Chiefs from Central Michigan Life

Welcome to the life of an undrafted free agent in the National Football League. Welcome to the career of Vince Agnew.

This time, however, he hopes for some stability.

On Thursday, the Kansas City Chiefs signed the former Central Michigan cornerback to a 1-year contract, reuniting Agnew with fellow Chippewas Eric Fisher, the No. 1 overall pick in this year's NFL draft, and Frank Zombo, an undrafted free agent in 2011 that has found his niche in the NFL.

The Worst Coaches In NFL History from ESPN

No list of terrible NFL head coaches would be complete without a mangled branch of Bill Belichick's diseased and poisonous coaching tree -- and because Charlie Weis has mercifully never been an NFL head coach, the honor goes to Crennel. After failing in Cleveland at 24-40 from 2005 to 2008, the Chiefs inconceivably gave Crennel another shot three years later and he went 4-15 and routinely delivered quotes such as this one following Kansas City's 2012 Week 2 loss: "I thought that we would be better, and we're not. So we have to try and figure out what that is. From what I've seen, if we do what we're supposed to do, then we would be better." Definitely. That's some good coaching insight. It's surprising Crennel didn't win more.

Reid: Chiefs Have 'Phenomenal Approach' from ESPN

I got a chance catch up with Reid in a telephone interview Friday. I asked him if he thought his program was further along at this point than he might have anticipated.

"I'd say yes and that's because the quarterbacks can handle everything," Reid said. "It starts with Alex [Smith]. He has the mental capacity to handle everything we're doing and that helps everybody ... I really like the approach of the entire team. They have had a phenomenal approach."

Started From The Bottom: Which NFL Team Will Go From Last To First In 2013? from The Grandstand Gazette

Similar to the Colts last year, the Chiefs will be coming off of a season in which they played their way to the number one overall draft pick. Kansas City was a much better team than their record showed last year, as injuries and Matt Cassel held them back. The addition of Alex Smith is huge, and if he can perform this team will most definitely be a playoff contender. Call me crazy, but I see them giving the Denver Broncos issues next season. This is my playoff pick.

Eight In The Box: Rookie Eye-Catchers from ESPN

Third-round pick, running back Knile Davis. I get the sense Davis is the type of player who keeps Kansas City head coach Andy Reid up at night -- and that's a good thing. I think Reid's head is exploding thinking of the ways he can utilize the big, strong, fast Davis. Reid likes a multifaceted attack. The rookie from Arkansas fits in well.

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