Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 3/3

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning! Here's your Kansas City Chiefs news (spiced up with a dash of Raiders dysfunction). Enjoy!

Chiefs Cheerleader Workshops from The Mothership

Ladies preparing for their chance to be a 2014 Chiefs Cheerleader are invited to attend two Dance Workshops, a Cheerleader Workshop and a mandatory Audition Clinic at The University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex.

The Dance Workshops provide a chance for women to work on thier dance technique in a laid back, educational environment.

Ex-Eagles Boss Andy Reid Honored As AFC Coach Of The Year; Bird's McCoy Lauded from The Associated Press via The Delaware County Daily Times

Reid led Kansas City to nine-win turnaround in in his first season with the team. Fired after going 4-12 in Philadelphia, Reid directed the Chiefs to a 9-0 start, 11-5 finish and a wild-card playoff berth.

"I feel very blessed to be in the city of Kansas City and having the opportunity to work in this community and for a great organization, a phenomenal organization," Reid said. "I'm humbled that you'd even think of me to be the AFC Coach of the Year."

NFL Draft: College Football's NFL Problem from The Wall Street Journal

In an effort to fix the salaries of top picks-and thus prevent unproven players from getting so much money-the latest CBA called for reform. In the 2013 draft, the first pick, Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Eric Fisher, got a four-year, $22 million deal, a fraction of what Bradford received. There is also much less difference between picks. Fisher will make only double what the 15th pick in the draft makes, while the first pick in the second round received about a fourth of Fisher's salary.

In short, the financial incentive to stay in school and improve one's draft position is gone, according to those inside the game.

"It opens the floodgates," said former agent Joel Corry. "Agents are telling the kids that you need to start the clock early on getting the real money, which they say will come on your second contract."

Jay Skurski's Mock Draft: Catch You Later; '14 Draft May Challenge Record For WRs Taken In 1st Round from The Buffalo News

23.Kansas City Chiefs. Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State. Biletnikoff Award winner as the nation's top receiver had had big-time production the last two seasons - 195 catches, 2,881 yards, 21 TDs

Attorney Comes Home To SCSU With A Message: "We Will Not Quit" from The Times And Democrat

Small addressed those who converged upon S.C. State's Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center for the 118th anniversary of the university's founding. Attorney Kenneth W. Ravenell, a 1981 graduate of S.C. State, was the keynote speaker for the ceremony, which was held under the theme "Pursuing Excellence Through Legacy and Leadership..."

...This year's distinguished alumnus honorees are:...

Ted Crews, a native of Columbia, Md., received a bachelor's degree in professional English from S.C. State in 1999. With more than 14 years of experience in the NFL and sport communications, Crews currently serves as the vice president of communications for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Free Agency Primer: Top 15 Offensive Linemen from NFL.com

Toughest to evaluate: Branden Albert...

...Best bets for a surprising contract: Anthony Collins, Geoff Schwartz

The Sunday List By Chris Murray: Most Dysfunctional Franchises from The Reno Gazette-Journal

5. Oakland Raiders (NFL): Just lose, baby. That's been Oakland's mantra the past decade. The Raiders haven't had a winning season since 2002. In that span, the team is 53-123, with zero playoff appearances and drafted JaMarcus Russell No. 1 overall. But it extends off the field. The Raiders fired their PR man after a critical story in Sports Illustrated and were recently sued by their cheerleading team.

AP: Byrd Turns Down Bills' Offer That Would Make Him NFL's Top-Paid Safety from The Associated Press via The San Jose Mercury News

If Byrd had agreed to a reported deal that paid out $30 million over the first three years, he would have been the highest paid safety in the league. Here are the top five highest-paid safeties in the league, as of last season.

1. Eric Berry (Kansas City Chiefs): $8,417,000

2. Troy Polamalu (Pittsburgh Steelers): $8,250,000

3. Eric Weddle (San Diego Chargers): $7,500,000

4. Antrel Rolle (New York Giants): $7,000,000

5. Michael Griffin (Tennessee Titans): $6,200,000

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