Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 5/5

David Welker

Good morning! Here is your Kansas City Chiefs news as we kick off Draft Week! Enjoy.

The Chiefs Visit Ft. Leavenworth from The Mothership

Military Installation visits, such as this, is another one of the ways that the Chiefs salute our service men and women. We appreciate all the sacrifices they and their families make on our behalf

"My dad served in the Navy and one of my best friends served in the Marines, so it means a lot to me to come out here and give back to these families," Daniel said. "We play football for a living, but these guys risks their lives every day to protect our country and we are so grateful for them and for what they do. Thank you to all of the military members and their families."

2014 NFL Draft Spotlight: CB Justin Gilbert from The Mothership


* Viewed by some as soft-tempered


Gilbert is big, athletic and the most-gifted cover corner in the draft.

Cheryl Toub Fights Cancer Like A Girl from The Mothership

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women worldwide. Cheryl Toub, wife of special teams coach Dave Toub, was diagnosed on April 1, 2008. She fiercely fought the battle with breast cancer and is now a six-year survivor...

...On Friday night, Cheryl participated in Art Bra KC's live auction to help raise money for Kansas City organizations that provide life-empowering services to uninsured and underinsured individuals who have been touched by cancer.

Projecting First-Round Draft Options For Chiefs from Chiefs Spin

The underlying message last week from general manager John Dorsey's pre-draft press conference surrounded the best player available, meaning there are options to consider...

...Barring a trade to move up or down, Dorsey indicated during his pre-draft presser the team's first-round decision could come down to four players, all of whom he didn't name.

Nevertheless, here are four options at No. 23 and why each makes sense for the Chiefs:

Quarterback Of The Future? from Warpaint Illustrated

Altogether, with the absence of a second round pick, John Dorsey and the Kansas City Chiefs probably have more important needs to address in the third round of the draft rather than QB. What if Aaron Murray is available in the fourth round?

Sounds like a potential steal in the making.

A lot of this comes down to how much faith the Chiefs have in their un-drafted free agent quarterback out of TennesseeTyler Bray. Does Kansas City want Bray to continue to develop under Alex Smith and Andy Reid? Or do they want someone with more up-side in Murray to possibly be this team's quarterback of the future?

Bobby Bell Sees Changes In The NFL He Likes, Others He Questions: Pro Football Hall Of Fame Fan Fest (Video)from

Since the end of his playing career in 1974, Hall of Fame defender Bobby Bell has seen many changes take place in the NFL.

Some changes he sees as being for the better while there are others he's not so sure about.

Is Trading Up In Draft Worth Risk? from ESPN

The Kansas City Chiefs moved up six spots in the first round to select wide receiver Jon Baldwin in 2011. That didn't work out for the Chiefs, and they ended up dumping him to San Francisco last year for equally disappointing wide receiver A.J. Jenkins.

Staten Draws Interest From Teams from The Daily News Journal

The San Diego Chargers have perhaps shown the most interest in Staten. They flew him to their team facility last month and then came to Murfreesboro for a private workout a few days later.

The Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers also worked out Staten. The New England Patriots met with him prior to MTSU's Pro Day and then witnessed his workout at the event. The Houston Texans, Philadelphia Eagles, Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders have recently called Staten to get more background information and a contact number for the draft and ensuing free agency.

Warren Moon Talks Johnny Manziel And Role Of Rookie Quarterbacks In The NFL: Pro Football Hall Of Fame from

Moon had quite the playing career during his time, a nine-time Pro Bowler, as well as being named the 1997 Pro Bowl MVP.

He threw for 49,325 yards during his time as quarterback for the Houston Oilers, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks and the Kansas City Chiefs. He also threw for another 21,228 yards as the quarterback of the Canadian Football League's Edmonton Eskimos.

The quarterback getting most of the talk leading up to the draft is Johnny Manziel, who is coming off a great two years as the quarterback for Texas A&M.

EPL Title On The Line On 'Championship Sunday' from SoccerAmerica

MONDAY, May 5:

Washington University in St. Louis is hosting a panel discussion titled"Is The USA Becoming a Soccer Country?" The panel includes Sports Illustrated's Grant Wahl, Clark Hunt, chairman and CEO of the Kansas City Chiefs, Dan Flynn, general secretary of U.S. Soccer, and ESPN soccer analyst Taylor Twellman. Michael J. MacCambridge, adjunct instructor in communications and journalism, will serve as moderator. It will take place at 7 p.m. ET at Graham Chapel.

Picks For Pros: A Mock Draft Of First-Round NFL Picks from The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

23. Kansas City Chiefs: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State

To take the next step they need to be more explosive in the passing game where running back Jamaal Charles led the team with a mere 693 receiving yards last season. Benjamin isn't a burner. He is simply too big for that and he was erratic in college. But his size and potential to be a No.1 receiver in the mold of Charles Johnson cannot be overlooked.

Dan Bilicki's NFL Mock Draft V5 from The Toronto Sun

23. Kansas City Chiefs

Marqise Lee, WR, USC

Would've been the top WR last season, but is now a bargain this year.

The NFL's Best Owners from Yahoo! Sports

11. The Hunt Family, Chiefs

Without the Hunt Family, there'd be no NFL as we know it. So why do the Chiefs have only one Super Bowl title, one that came before half of today's fans were born? Most of the time, you'd point the finger at ownership. But an examination of recent Chiefs history reveals a franchise that's almost always followed the right process, but simply hasn't been rewarded with the right results. The greatest coach never to win a Super Bowl title, Marty Schottenheimer, spent his formative years in Kansas City. Dick Vermeil oversaw some of the greatest offenses in league history, but couldn't win a playoff game. Bill Belichick's right-hand man, Scott Pioli, came to whip the roster into shape, but couldn't answer the big questions (coach and quarterback). Now there's Andy Reid, an elite runner up if there ever was one. The Chiefs want to win and know how to win. They just haven't won. Sometimes it's that simple. As long as the Hunts are at the helm, however, next year could always be the year.

Redskins Not Only Team Targeted For Indian Nicknames from The Town Talk

5.) Fans of teams with Indian names often dress as pretend Indians, with painted faces and feathers. This occurs in Kansas City. Are you comfortable with your fans doing that? Might that be reason enough to consider a name change?

"We just aren't dealing with some of the issues that other teams are or have," Chiefs vice president of communications Ted Crews said. "We're not dealing with them. So I'm not going to go through (questions) 1 through 5 and answer them. That would be our stance. â?¦ [sic] Those issues haven't presented themselves from fans or groups."

Suzan Shown Harjo, lead petitioner in the original trademark case against the Washington team name, said she was startled at that stance. "Gee," she said, laughing. "That's wishful thinking. They wish they had no issues."

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