Catching Up With Chiefs GM John Dorsey from The Mothership
What's the message you want to convey to Chiefs fans about free agency?
"Here's the message, you're in the first 7-10 days of free agency; there are a lot of good football players to be had. Not everybody that's taken in the first 10 days are going to pan out. We showed that last year; if you can just be a little bit patient, there are still a lot of good football players there. We have a plan. We're going to stick to it; we're going to execute it and we're going to be very selective in free agency and we're going to build the foundation of this club through the draft."
Andy Reid's Stops At The League Meetings from The Mothership
Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid is scheduled to address the media tomorrow, from the 2014 league meetings in Orlando, Florida. Until then, coach Reid has been meeting with companies such as Nike, New Era and EA Sports, shown in the pictures below.
Chris Owens' Journey To The Chiefs from The Mothership
After college, Owens entered the NFL as a third-round draft selection (90th overall) of the Atlanta Falcons in 2009. In his rookie campaign, Owens played 16 games (six starts) and finished with 21 tackles, five assists, two INTs, two PBUs and one fumble recovery.
KCChiefs.com Photo Gallery: Chris Owens Photo Gallery
Chiefs Still Need Work At Cornerback from ESPN
I have my doubts whether this group is strong enough to compete week in and week out. The drop in Flowers' play last season was troubling and could be a sign he isn't a good fit in coordinator Bob Sutton's defensive schemes, ones that require the cornerbacks to play a lot of press coverage.
The Chiefs have to match up next season with, among others, Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker, Emmanuel Sanders and Julius Thomas of the Denver Broncos. Do you feel better about their ability to do that with more success than they did last season?
No Compensatory Picks For Chiefs In 2014 from Chiefs Spin
The Chiefs in 2013 were active in free agency signing players, notably cornerback Sean Smith, tight end Anthony Fasano and defensive back Dunta Robinson, among others. However, the Chiefs didn't lose a noteworthy player who signed elsewhere to a big contract.
Nevertheless, the Chiefs are potentially in good shape in 2015 to receive compensatory picks when considering the total players from the 2013 roster signing free-agent contracts elsewhere since the league's calendar year kicked off on March 11.
Indeed, No Comp Picks For Chiefs from ESPN
That doesn't help the Chiefs this year, of course. It's a deep draft but the Chiefs will have only one of the top 86 picks. Their second-round pick is in the possession of the San Francisco 49ers. The pick went to San Francisco as part of last year's Alex Smith trade.
That's why the Chiefs need to be aggressive when it comes to trading for additional picks.
Chiefs' Dorsey Applauds Packers' Signing Of Peppers from The Green Bay Press Gazette
Dorsey said he learned some important lessons from Thompson in his years working with him.
"Listen to everybody," Dorsey cited as the No. 1 lesson he picked up. "I always say Ted in his own unique east Texas way says, ‘There are many people that want to sit in that seat but they don't realize how hot it gets when you sit in it.'
Former NFL Player Joins Staff Of CBRE's Kansas City Office from REJournals.com
Brad Cottam has joined CBRE's Kansas City office as a capital markets professional. Cottam will join the Private Capital Group within the office, focusing on the sale of retail investment sales.
One Day, Nine Scouts: Kendall James, UMaine Teammates Audition For Shot At NFL from The Bangor Daily News
An NFL lead scout and representatives of the New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Diego Chargers were on hand to evaluate the UMaine players' size, strength, speed, agility and coachability.
Tests included the bench press, vertical jump, 40-yard dash and agility drills.
Anthony Grady Shines At MSU 'Pro Day' from The Standard
On Wednesday March 19, Missouri State hosted its pro day - a day for those athletes who want to take a chance at an NFL career to showcase their skills for scouts of NFL teams in attendance. Three NFL teams sent out scouts to attend the MSU pro day: the St. Louis Rams, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Dallas Cowboys.
Former Bears Sybhrian Berry, Martin Montgomery, Tevan Ferguson, C.J. Randall, Howard Scarborough, Spencer Emerson, Art Rucker and Jeremiah Plowden all participated in the events. Missouri State's pro day is open to other local players who wish to impress the scouts.
Alex Smith made the best of his new home last season, leaving behind his spot on the 49ers bench via trade for a starting position with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs are reportedly working on getting him an extension, and it looks like Smith has a more permanent landing spot.
There are three veteran quarterbacks attempting to achieve the feat this year --Matt Schaub, Michael Vick and Josh McCown, who have joined the Oakland Raiders, New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, respectively.
Gay former NFL player Wade Davis addressed coaches and general managers at the NFL annual meeting in Orlando on Monday, talking about sexual orientation, homophobia and gays in the locker room. With just a 30-minute presentation and Q&A session, he sped up the course of the NFL on LGBT issues...
...From all reports his presentation was incredibly well-received, with "many" coaches and GMs approaching Davis with praise after the meeting. Various folks from Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid to San Diego Chargers head coach Mike Mccoy thanked him for a unique, powerful presentation that opened eyes.
"(Cauley-Stein) had unbelievable hand-eye coordination," Grove said. "His feet were very skilled. His body was thin, but it was strong. He had a great athletic presence about himself."
Basketball is serious business to Will Shields, the retired Kansas City Chiefs Lineman, who serves as a mentor to Cauley-Stein. Shields helped Cauley-Stein transfer from tiny Spearville High School, which is near Dodge City, Kan., to Olathe Northwest.
5. Kansas City Chiefs: Rob Gronkowski tight end, Arizona (No. 42) Actual pick: Eric Berry, safety, Tennessee Gronkowski's a better overall player than Graham, but he's too much of an injury risk to be taken over the Saints tight end. Gronkowski's had an unbelievable start to his career, however, and that should continue if he can stay on the field.
NFL's Vance Walker Returning To Fort Mill Saturday To Help Old School from The Fort Mill Times
"He was on board when he realized what the state of athletics was," said Tony Caricari, assistant principal at Fort Mill Middle. "Vance will be there race day and we hope he will start the race and we hope to have him sign autographs."
Caricari said he hopes to raise between $10,000 and $15,000. The $10,000 is needed to pay for sports at the school. The other $5,000 is needed for equipment.