Take 5: Chiefs Combine Numbers & 2013 Stats from The Mothership
We're just days away from the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium, site of one of the most-popular job fairs in the country. Roughly one year ago,
Eric Fisherentered the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine and continued his stellar play from the Senior Bowl, which elevated his draft stock, proving to the Chiefs brass that he was worthy of the top pick in the draft.
Below is a look at Fisher's Combine workout, as well as the performances by Chiefs DT
Dontari Poe, LB Justin Houston, S Eric Berryand WR Dexter McCluster, also including their on-field production in 2013.
Priest Holmes, Dante Hall and Dick Vermeil Join Chiefs Fantasy Camp from The Mothership
The Kansas City Chiefs are hosting the inaugural Chiefs Fantasy Camp at Arrowhead Stadium, giving 100 fans an exclusive experience, behind-the-scenes access and a chance to learn from former Chiefs players, including co-chair QB Trent Green.
"If you've ever wondered what it would be like to be a Chiefs player, to get ready in the locker room and run down the tunnel at Arrowhead, now is your chance to find out," Green noted. "Chiefs Fantasy Camp participants will break down game film and compete in a skills competition that includes quarterback accuracy, route running, field goal kicking and even get a chance to play ‘seven on seven' at Arrowhead for bragging rights."
If Chiefs Are Looking For WRs And OTs, Draft Is Loaded, Says Mike Mayock from FS Kansas City
"It's the best wide receiver class I've seen in years," Mayock said Tuesday in a conference call.
"You've got three or four top-end guys like (Sammy) Watkins, Marqise Lee, Mike Evans and (Kelvin) Benjamin. And it goes much deeper than that."
The Chiefs could be looking for a more consistent threat to line up opposite Dwayne Bowe. And there are plenty of prospects with size and speed who could be a fit, according to Mayock.
Chiefs, Seahawks Cut From Same Cloth from Chiefs Spin
It's common practice that fans of the 30 teams that didn't participate in the Super Bowl look to its victor for the blueprint to championship success.
In the case of the recently-crowned Seattle Seahawks, fans of the Kansas City Chiefs may find their team's Super Bowl-winning construction is well underway.
Chiefs' Salary-Cap Update from ESPN
The Chiefs have salary commitments of $122,249,251 for their top 51 players. That's the sixth-highest total in the league. They have 68 players under contract but only the 51 highest salaries will count against their cap when the free-agent signing period begins.
The NFL's salary cap hasn't been finalized but has been estimated to be slightly more than $126 million. The Chiefs also have a salary-cap carryover of $2,381,518 they will add to the league's limit, buying them some extra room.
Rookie Report: CB Marcus Cooper from ESPN
Looking ahead: Which was the real Cooper, the one who repeatedly made plays over the season's first nine games or the one beaten repeatedly down the stretch? It will be interesting to see what becomes of Cooper. At 6-2 and 192 pounds he has the size the Chiefs like in a cornerback. The Chiefs won't give up on him any time soon, nor should they.
Agent's Take: Franchise Tag Projections For All 32 NFL Teams from CBS Sports
Kansas City Chiefs: According to Danny Parkins of 610 Sports Radio in Kansas City, the Chiefs have decided to let left tackle Brenden Albert leave via free agency instead of using a second franchise designation on him for $11,793,600. Eric Fisher, the first overall draft pick in 2013, and Donald Stephenson are expected to be the starting tackles in 2014.
Behind The Scenes At The Combine from ESPN
Two anecdotes from the 2010 combine, when I was working in the scouting department for the Kansas City Chiefs, that I won't soon forget: The first was a bit of foreshadowing, perhaps, as during the informal interview process the Broncos spent an awful lot of time with Tim Tebow, the player they would take in the first round.
The second was that Javier Arenas, now a Cardinals cornerback, was as sharp as a tack in talking X's and O's, something I grew to realize was commonplace among Alabama prospects, who all were exceptionally well-coached under Nick Saban. The Chiefs would later take Arenas with the 50th overall selection.
Michael Sam Follows A Long Line OF Gay Athletes from The Miami New Times
I don't see the big deal about Sam telling the world he's homosexual. Gay players have been on the gridiron for a long time. In the late '80s, I remember attending a Monday Night Football game in Kansas City. I was in the Chiefs' locker room after the game to visit (the now-deceased) Derrick Thomas, a Hall of Fame linebacker from Miami, when I noticed one of the players (I won't say who) changing clothes near a locker away from the other players. His teammates explained he was gay and chose to change at a separate locker.