Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders, known by that nickname during his playing days, selected Charles and Houston defensive end J.J. Watt to be captains for his team during Sunday’s NFL all-star game in Honolulu. Chiefs nose tackle Dontari Poe also was selected by Sanders on Tuesday.
The Pro Bowl rosters won't be entirely filled until Day 2 of the draft on Wednesday, but they began to take shape Tuesday. Team captains were selected, and the teams drafted interior defensive and offensive linemen, fullbacks and special teams players.
On Tuesday, Oklahoma receiver Jalen Saunders, Tulane receiver Ryan Grant, Florida receiver Solomon Patton, Lindenwood cornerback Pierre Desir and LSU safety Craig Loston said they had been interviewed by the Chiefs.
But Smith could benefit from being named as a replacement for Tom Brady of the New England Patriots. Smith will be perceived differently now that the Pro Bowl tag is attached to his name. At the very least, he’s no longer the former overall No. 1 pick in the draft who never amounted to much.
"The extra point is almost automatic," Goodell said. "I believe we had five missed extra points this year out of 1,200 some odd (attempts). So it's a very small fraction of the play, and you want to add excitement with every play. "There's one proposal in particular that I've heard about," Goodell went on. "It's automatic that you get seven points when you score a touchdown, but you could potentially go for an eighth point, either by running or passing the ball, so if you fail, you go back to six."
12: The number of rushing TDs for both Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles and Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch, who finished in a tie for the league lead.
Today, the Chiefs want to run a press man scheme and want tall Cornerbacks. How tall is Flowers? He is five foot nine inches. The Chiefs recently interviewed two Cornerbacks at the Senior Bowl, Keith McGill and Stanley Jean Babtiste. Both are quite tall, measuring in at six feet two inches tall or more. How tall is Sean Smith? He is six foot three inches. How tall is Marcus Cooper? He is six foot two inches tall. Flowers just doesn’t fit the profile that Dorsey/Reid want in a Cornerback.
Today begins a nine-part series looking at the roster for the Kansas City Chiefs. I’ll look at one position each day, offering suggestions for what the Chiefs might want to do at each spot. We’ll begin at tight end, where the season began with such promise before injuries often forced the Chiefs to go with players who joined them after training camp had ended.