We lead off today with yet another story about a Chiefs player going out of his way to help. This never gets old. Also, three players were resigned. Enjoy your Kansas City Chiefs news from across the internet (and fill out this survey).
When he invited a special guest to work with his players this month, Kansas City Chiefs coach Todd Haley couldn't wait for him to meet Andy Studebaker, an Illinois native who graduated from Wheaton College.
''I had a karate expert come in, and I told all the coaches that if we tell Andy to run through a wall, he'll be here to do it,'' Haley said Monday from the NFL owners meetings in Orlando. ''At first I was mad [Studebaker wasn't there], but then I found out he was on a trip.''
An atypical one.
After the NFL season, while many players vacation at five-star hotels around the world, Studebaker headed to South Africa, where he stayed at a modest hotel and worked at an orphanage for a week.
Mission implausible for Chiefs' Studebaker from The Chicago Sun-Times
The Chiefs still have some issues to resolve with respect to their offensive line, but recent moves forced them to decide on a position for Branden Albert.
The free-agent additions of Ryan Lilja and Casey Wiegmann crowd the middle of their line and leave no room for Albert at guard, the position he played in college.
Unless there’s an injury elsewhere, Albert is a tackle. Whether he plays on the left side or right will be determined by what the Chiefs do, or don’t do, in the upcoming draft.
Chiefs are still lining up their offensive line from KC Star
The Chiefs begin the conditioning phase of their off-season program on Monday and it’s fair to say no player will get closer scrutiny from Todd Haley than wide receiver Dwayne Bowe.
The way the Chiefs look at it, it’s time for the production to match the hype and the potential. While Bowe may never be a Pro Bowler, the Chiefs are looking for him to be far more consistent than he was last year.
Then, he was one of Haley’s biggest disappointments in the off-season program when he showed up overweight. It took Bowe a long time to get back into Haley’s good graces and once he did, he led the NFL in dropped passes despite missing four games because of an NFL suspension and another because of injury.
Haley ready for Bowe to make his move from The Red Zone
In the last decade, the Chiefs played 10 overtime games, going 3-7. In four of those games the opponent won the toss and went down and kicked the game winning FG, with the Chiefs never getting their hands on the ball.
Eight of those 10 games were ultimately decided by a field goal. There were only two games decided by a touchdown. The first came in 2003 when the Chiefs beat the Packers at Lambeau on a 51-yard TD pass from QB Trent Green to WR Eddie Kennison. The other game came last year at Arrowhead, when Dallas earned the victory thanks to a TD pass from QB Tony Romo to WR Miles Austin.
A Good First Step … Wednesday Cup O’Chiefs from Bob Gretz
The deadline for voting on your best Chiefs draft picks of all time has been extended through next Wednesday, March 31st.
The idea is this: the NFL is celebrating the 75th NFL Draft by asking fans to vote for the 75 best draft choices in league history.
We aren’t asking for 75 in the 50 years the Chiefs have been around. Just the top 10 choices made by the Hunt Family franchise starting in 1960 and rolling through 2009.
The Best Chiefs Draft Picks Of All-Time from Bob Gretz
One reason the Chiefs voted to change the rules governing overtime games in the NFL playoffs is in part because of the possibility that some day, the winner of the Super Bowl could be decided by a coin toss.
"From a perception standpoint, it definitely would be a negative," Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said. "Every time there’s been a close Super Bowl and the possibility of overtime is very real, it’s been pointed out that if the team that wins the coin flip ends up winning the game on the first possession, it would be unfair. So it’s probably good to make this adjustment before we have a game finish like that."
University of Massachusetts OLT Vladimir Ducasse has a bunch of pre-draft visits scheduled in the coming weeks.
Ducasse has confirmed visits scheduled with the Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, and Minnesota Vikings.
CLE/DAL/KAN/MIN-OLT To Visit from Scout.com
Sean Williams, a Bedford grad and former pro football player, has been hired as the Bearcats' new head football coach after the school board approved him Tuesday night. Williams replaces John Gibbons, who resigned this winter and will return toLake Catholicas an assistant coach...
...Williams was inducted into Bedford's 2006 Athletic Hall of Fame. He was a three-year standout in football and helped Bedford win a state track championship in 1993. He played defensive back at Ohio University and briefly for the Carolina Panthers and Kansas City Chiefs.
Bedford Grad and Former Pro Player Sean Williams Named Bearcats Football Coach from The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Danni Boatwright, the Kansan who won "Survivor: Guatemala," charmed a large audience at the Kansas Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday with stories about her reality show competition, but she also witnessed about her deep faith in God...
...Boatwright and husband Casey Wiegmann, Kansas City Chiefs center, have a son, Bo, 2. She is expecting their second child in September.
Boatwright charms at breakfast from The Topeka Capital-Journal
It’s not often that Ivy League athletes make it big in the pros, but this Thursday three Yale football players — punter/kicker Tom Mante ’10, linebacker Travis Henry ’10 and tight end A.J. Hasse ’10 — will have a chance to perform for NFL scouts.
At Yale’s NFL Pro Day workout at Coxe Cage, scouts will evaluate prospective players through their performances in the 40-yard dash, broad jump, vertical leap and 225-pound bench press, as well as a short mental aptitude test...
...Last year, the Kansas City Chiefs invited former captain Bobby Abare ’09 to participate in their mini-camp, but he was released in July. He later accepted an assistant coaching position at Wagner.
FOOTBALL | Three Elis to perform for NFL scouts from Yale Daily News
Kansas City Chiefs
Tuesday: Re-signed FB Mike Cox, re-signed G Ike Ndukwe.
Comments: Cox was an exclusive rights free agent. Ndukwe signed his one-year RFA tender.
NFL Transaction Wire Blog (3/22-3/28) from Scout.com
Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson signed his restricted free-agent tender, Scout.com has confirmed through a league source. Johnson was tendered at his original draft round level (1st).
He had the option of taking 110 percent of his previous year's salary ($2.25 million) or the original draft level tender salary of $1.226 million. Johnson chose 110 percent of last year's base salary and will earn $2.475 million.
KAN: RFA LB Re-Signs from Scout.com
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