Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 5/22

Jamie Squire

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

Chiefs Sign Fifth-Round Pick Aaron Murray from The Mothership

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Wednesday that the club has signed quarterback Aaron Murray. Murray was the team's fifth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft (208th overall). He became the fifth of Kansas City's six selections in the draft to sign with the club.

Chiefs RBs Visit Patients At Local Hospital from The Mothership

On Tuesday, the Chiefs Community Caring Team, featuring the running backs, visited patients at The University of Kansas Hospital, who have recently had a stroke.

"It's been great to visit the hospital and see smiles on these patients who have had a stroke," Jamaal Charles said. "It means a lot to me to visit these Chiefs fans; they were all really happy to see us, they were excited. I'm happy to see them doing well, getting better and improving each day. We're just here to lift their spirits and in return they lifted ours as well."

KCChiefs.com Video: One On One: Aaron Murray

Sources: Tide LB Thomas Makes CFB Hall from ESPN

The wait is over for Derrick Thomas. The former Alabama linebacker will be inducted posthumously into the College Football Hall of Fame this year, sources told ESPN.com on Wednesday.

It's about time.

Chiefs Sign QB Aaron Murray, LB Deron Furr from Chiefs Spin

The Chiefs announced the signings of fifth-round pick (163rd overall) quarterback Aaron Murray and undrafted free agent linebacker Deron Furr.

To make room on the roster for Furr, the team waived offensive tackle R.J. Dill.

Murray, who returns from an ACL injury suffered in late November 2013, started all 52 games at Georgia where he enjoyed an accomplished career.

More Proof Chiefs Have Work To Do At WR from ESPN

Bigger, stronger receivers are more capable of shucking physical coverage and making catches in a larger radius, thus giving the quarterback more room for error. That's accepted fact in the NFL, not opinion...

...The Bills led the league with an average height of 6-2. Of more interest to you, the Chiefs came in next to last at slightly less than 5-11 1/2. And that doesn't even count rookie De'Anthony Thomas, who should be playing at least some as a slot receiver but is being listed for the time being as a running back.

Thomas is 5-9.

Fairview's Johnson Signs With Kansas City Chiefs from The Tennessean

" I am extremely grateful to the Kansas City Chiefs for this opportunity. I am excited to be a part of the Chiefs family," Johnson shared. Of course, he's is also grateful for an understanding wife - after their honeymoon was cut short by the contract signing.

Ben will be wearing #59 in the preseason for the Chiefs, playing both linebacker positions, as well as, special teams.

Roster Analysis 2013 To 2014: LB from ESPN

Better or worse? Better. We're predicting Hali and Derrick Johnson continue to play well and Houston to stay in the lineup and have a big season. It's a big win if the Chiefs get a lot from Ford.

'I Want To Get Faster': Video Of Teen Throwing A 40-Yard Football Pass To Himself Becomes A Viral Sensationfrom The Daily Mail

Haynes said he was inspired to attempt the feat after seeing a video of Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (pictured) doing the same thing.

Influx Of Rookie QBs Makes Veteran Arms Expendable from CBS Sports

The Chiefs' backup quarterback situation intrigues me as well. I know backup Chase Daniel lacks ideal size and build and all of that, but I know a lot of quarterback coaches and coordinators who think very highly of him and believe he could be a starting quarterback in this league. I love the pairing of draft pick Aaron Murray and Kansas City coach Andy Reid, and I suspect Murray develops quite quickly under his tutelage. Some believe Murray could end up as a Russell Wilson type, and one thing Reid displayed during his long campaign in Philadelphia is that he was never afraid to keep drafting passers, helping them evolve and then trading his starter or his backup if he felt it would make his club better.

So does the house get crowded in Kansas City sooner than expected?

NFL Power Rankings: Post-Draft Edition from Sports Illustrated

17. Kansas City

Last we saw the Chiefs, they were busy bumbling away a 28-point lead en route to a playoff loss at Indianapolis. On that outcome alone, I'm going to request that they win us all over again as contenders, even more so after their O-line was depleted this offseason. Fair? Maybe not, but I don't make the power rankings rules. (I totally make the rules. Rule No. 1: Do not talk about Write Club, which is what I call professional journalism.)

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