Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 2/13

Good morning! Anyone need to borrow some snow? I have extra here. Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news.

The Top 10 Plays By Jamaal Charles In 2013 from The Mothership

I don't think anybody was surprised by the super-sized numbers Kansas City Chiefs Pro Bowl RB Jamaal Charles put up in 2013, inlcuding his 37 rushes that gained at least 10 yards, tops in the AFC and third-best in the NFL. While there were plenty of highlights to choose from in Jamaal's 2013 campaign, below are the Top 10 plays from his third Pro Bowl season.

The Most Memorable Plays By Alex Smith In '13 from The Mothership

During his introductory press conference, Chiefs QB Alex Smith said he was "ready for this", referring to the 2013 season. He then proceeded to embrace his new team, leading it to the playoffs, ending with 3,313 passing yards and 23 TDs in 2013. Smith also showed his athleticism on the run, rushing for 431 yards and one TD this season.

Below is a chronological look at some of Alex's best plays from 2013.

Employee Spotlight: Steve Sanders from The Mothership

This week, I'm starting a new series, which highlights a Chiefs employee or department, giving you an inside look at what it's like to work for the Chiefs organization, including daily roles and responsibilities at One Arrowhead Dr.

To start the series, I sat down with team photographer Steve Sanders to talk about his responsibilities, how he got into photography and try to see the world through his lens.

Free Agency Primer: AFC West from Sports Illustrated

Kansas City Chiefs

• Key free agents: OT Branden Albert, DE Tyson Jackson, S Kendrick Lewis, WR Dexter McCluster, G Geoff Schwartz

• Players Kansas City needs back: Jackson, Schwartz.

Only two, which leaves off some key contributors. But the Chiefs are barely clearing next season's projected salary cap, so re-signing Albert (franchise tagged last year) or Lewis (an emerging player at a position of need for most teams) could be out of the question.

Report: Chiefs Moving On From Albert from Chiefs Spin

The Chiefs are expected to allow Albert to enter the open market in lieu of signing him to a long-term deal when free agency opens on March 11, Danny Parkins of 610 Sports Radio reports.

Parkins also cited two unnamed sources on-air during his Wednesday afternoon show to supplement his tweet.

No Surprise IF Chiefs Let Albert Walk from ESPN

The Chiefs began preparing to lose Albert on the April day last year they selected another tackle, Eric Fisher, with the first pick in the draft. The Chiefs have Fisher and Donald Stephenson to play tackle and won't have room under their salary cap to re-sign Albert at a big price.

The same may ultimately hold true for McCluster, Jackson and Lewis as well.

Jon Baldwin The Gift That Keeps On Giving from ESPN

Robinson and Baldwin make up most of the Chiefs' total of $3.5 million in dead money. They also have cap obligations ranging from $228,000 for former wide receiver Devon Wylie and $107,000 to former cornerback Jalil Brown, to $1,334 for wide receiver Frankie Hammond, who was released last year and has since re-signed.

What's Happening Elsewhere from The Chesterfield Observer

Sunday, Feb. 16 "The Express - The Ernie Davis Story," 1 p.m., The Byrd Theatre, 2908 W. Cary St., Richmond. Showing includes a special appearance by Willie Lanier, former Kansas City Chiefs middle linebacker and Pro Football Hall of Famer. Sponsored by Bon Secours in celebration of Black History Month. Free.

Writer Recall Days Fishing With Former First Lady Bess Truman from The Springfield News-Leader

Today marks the 129th birthday of Bess Truman...

...Mrs. Truman loved most all sports, and as a young woman was a champion tennis player and a good third baseman on the local ball team...

...She liked to attend baseball games when the Kansas City Royals came to town, but couldn't enjoy them because of all the attention she received at the ballpark, so she usually watched the KC Chiefs and Royals on television.

Former Buckeyes Share Title Game Memories, Post Football Lives from The Stark County Press-News

Doss, the defensive MVP of the 2003 National Championship Game...

"...That led me into college where the fans were a little more crazy before games and then that made the NFL transition easier because when you go in and play Kansas City and hear their version of the National Anthem, 'Land of the free and the home of the Chiefs', it helps a lot to be ready for that."

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