A Snapshot Look Into the Chiefs 2014 Schedule from The Mothership
Like usual, the Chiefs will play the Denver Broncos twice, next season; Kansas City will also welcome the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks to Arrowhead Stadium and pay a visit to San Francisco for a matchup with the 49ers. Dates and times for each of next season's games will be determined by the league at a later time.
Below is a breakdown of the Chiefs 2014 opponents and their record in 2013. Kansas City's 2014 schedule features 11 games against opponents that finished at or above .500. The total record of the club's opponents combined is 117-91 (.563).
The new league year begins in March, so when asked about the status of the Chiefs' 2014 cap situation, Dorsey smiled and played coy.
"I think we'll have the resources to go where we want to go in this thing," Dorsey said.
But according to one salary-cap expert, the Chiefs' top 51 players currently count right at the tentative 2014 cap of $126.3 million. The Chiefs will have $2.5 million of salary-cap space that carried over from 2013, however.
As it stands, the Chiefs have only about $2.5 million in salary-cap room in 2014. According to Joel Corry, a former agent who now writes for the National Football Post, here are some moves they can make to save money:
1. Extend Alex Smith
Corry isn't sold on Smith but says the Chiefs can create upwards of $4 million of cap room by extending his contract.
Memorable Moments Of The 2013 Season from Chiefs Spin
The Chiefs' postseason may have ended on a disappointing note following a 45-44 first-round loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
But the 2013 regular season brought numerous individual and team accomplishments to remember.
Here are 10 moments likely to bring a smile or laugh when looking back at the past year.
Plays That Defined The Season: No. 8 from ESPN
The Chiefs eventually won 56-31 after getting five touchdowns from running back Jamaal Charles. But they had trouble putting away the Raiders, and this fact would be an omen of things to come.
McGloin's 34-yard pass to Denarius Moore set up an Oakland touchdown late in the first half. Oakland would score two more touchdowns in the third quarter to cut the deficit to 35-31 before the Chiefs turned on the offensive burners and pulled away again.
Would-Be NFL Players Looking For Work Via Collegiate Bowl At StubHub Center In Carson from Redlands Daily Facts
The game practices that began Tuesday drew representatives from all 32 NFL teams, including seven general managers, 13 directors of player personnel and Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid. Six Canadian Football League teams also sent representatives, Rodgers said.
Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning: A Sideline View Of NFL History from The Los Angeles Times
Damon's NFL career spanned from 1996-2009, and he had brief bookend stints with Cincinnati and San Francisco. The bulk of his time was spent with Miami (where he played behind Hall of Famer Dan Marino), New England and Kansas City. He started 21 games in three seasons for the Chiefs, and the team won 11 of those, but Kansas City never fully committed to him as its long-term starter.
"If I didn't have my time in Kansas City and have a little bit of run there at the end of my career," he said, "my legacy might have been playing Peyton Manning in practice."
Lions Hire Ron Prince As Assistant Head Coach from The Detroit Free Press
The Lions retained eight assistants from Jim Schwartz's staff and have four main coaching vacancies still open: offensive coordinator, receivers coach, quarterbacks coach and secondary coach.
Kansas City Chiefs assistant head coach David Culley is Caldwell's first choice to be offensive coordinator, though Caldwell, the Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator last year, said he'll have a significant role in the offense.
Talent Set To Hit NFL's Open Market from The Buffalo News
In Albert, Monroe and Veldheer, there are an unusually high number of strong left tackles available. Albert is the most likely to move, since the Chiefs have his replacement on the roster in No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher.
Around The NFL: A Browns' Fan Fantasy - Marty Back At The Helm from The Canton Repository
It wasn't easy to like Martyball.
Not when the cornerbacks were playing a mile off the ball in a prevent.
Not when Earnest Byner was fumbling the ball.
In retrospect, though, what's not to love about four straight Browns seasons in the playoffs and two close-enough-to-sniff runs at Super Bowls?
Comparing what Marty Schottenheimer did as Browns head coach from 1985-88 to now borders on incomprehensible.