Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 5/20

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Good morning! Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news.

Chiefs Sign Webb And Three Rookie Free Agents from The Mothership

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Monday that the club has signed free agent tackle J'Marcus Webb. Additionally, the team has added three rookie free agents. Below is a look at today's additions.

Chiefs Kickoff Luncheon from The Mothership

For more than 50 years, the Chiefs Kickoff Luncheon has provided the community with an opportunity to celebrate the start of the NFL season. This year, the event will be held on August 27th at the Kansas City Downtown Marriott, and will be hosted by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce...

...This annual luncheon is the only event that the entire Chiefs roster, including coaches, players and cheerleaders are in attendance. Plus, fans will hear from big names, such as Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt, General Manager John Dorsey, Head Coach Andy Reid and KC Chamber President and CEO Jim Heeter.

Reflections Of A Football Fan from The Mothership

At halftime, we'd head out and play catch. Having received highly coveted Chiefs helmets for Christmas, our favorite pastime quickly turned to a game where we could put them to use. We called it "goal line stand" and set the garden hose down as the goal line. Four of us, equipped with the helmets pictured, would line up on our knees three feet in front of the hose - protecting the goal line from an on-coming rusher. The down never changed, as it was always fourth down and one yard to go. There were many "did-the-ball-cross-the-goal-line" disputes, but without the benefit of instant replay and review the games moved on after spirited arguments from both sides.

KCChiefs.com Video: Chiefs Wide Receivers Visit Operation Breakthrough

KCChiefs.com Photo Gallery: Photos: J'Marcus Webb

Madden-Curse Is Real -- And If You Love Charles, Chiefs Fans, Don't Vote For Him from FS Kansas City

Spare No. 25 the grief.

The Madden Curse is real, kids.

Real, spectacular and awful.

It hates tailbacks most of all. It chews them up, devours them, without change, without passion and without logic. It lives to kill. It's a mindless, running-back-eating machine. It's like the shark from "Jaws," a miracle of evolution. All this curse does is swim and eat and make little curses.

OT J'Marcus Webb Signing Bolsters Depth from Chiefs Spin

"J'Marcus Webb is excited with the opportunity to join the Kansas City Chiefs organization," Webb's agent, Kendall Cooper, shared in an email with ChiefsSpin.com. "He's looking forward to stepping onto the field and playing the game of football for a great organization and coaching staff."

While the Chiefs didn't release the terms of Webb's contract, Cooper confirmed it is a one-year deal, as originally reported by NFL.com.

Chiefs Sign Veteran Free DT Kyle Love from Chiefs Spin

The Chiefs signed free-agent defensive tackle Kyle Love to a one-year deal at the veteran minimum, his agent, Richard Kopelman of Klass Sports, confirmed in a telephone interview.

"Kyle is very happy," Kopelman told ChiefsSpin.com. "Kansas City has come a long way. We think they're going to be a contender for years to come.

"It's a solid organization with a great tradition and Kyle is a good fit. He's a good Kansas City kind of guy. I think it's a really good fit on both sides of the equation."

J'Marcus Webb, Kyle Love Sign With Kansas City Chiefs from NFL.com

The seventh-round pick spent three seasons in Chicago -- the last two as the full-time starter. However, he often struggled to protect Jay Cutler's back. Pro Football Focus ranked Webb the 50th-rated offensive tackle in his last full season.

Webb Signing Makes Sense For Chiefs from ESPN

Webb played both tackle positions and started 45 games over the past four seasons for the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings. That makes Webb a good player to bring off the bench, though probably not in the starting lineup. Stephenson was a backup last season, but wound up starting seven games because of injuries to Albert and Fisher, so it's wise for the Chiefs to put another name on their depth chart at tackle.

De'Anthony Thomas Brings 'It' Factor To Return Game from Chiefs Spin

"I think there are those guys that just have that ‘It' factor as a returner," Oregon head football coach Mark Helfrich said in a telephone interview. "He's definitely one of those guys. He's the all-time leading returner in Oregon history and we've had some good ones. Just a dynamic guy with the ball in his hands and he creates issues for teams."

A player to fear is what the Chiefs needed as a replacement for Pro Bowl punt returner Dexter McCluster, who signed a free-agent deal with the Tennessee Titans, or kick returner Quintin Demps, who signed a free-agent deal with the New York Giants.

Get Your Money Ready: Vegas Releases Win Totals For 2014 Season from FOX Sports

2. The Kansas City Chiefs had a great run under new coach Andy Reid, finishing 11-5 with a playoff berth. Should we expect a repeat performance? Vegas says no dice, projecting the Chiefs for just eight wins.

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