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Chiefs Will Have Familiar Competition For Minnesota WR Eric Decker

We've talked before about the Kansas City Chiefs competition for certain players in the 2010 NFL draft. Because the Parcells/Belichick tree has expanded quite a bit in recent years, more teams are looking for similar players.

These teams generally include the Patriots (Belichick), Broncos (McDaniels), Dolphins (Parcells) and to an extent the Browns (Mangini).

The Chiefs are facing some competition from two of those teams when it comes to Minnesota WR Eric Decker.

Decker has a workout scheduled with the Chiefs and, because they need help at receiver, needs to be taken seriously as a candidate to be wearing red next year.

Turns out, they're not the only ones looking at Decker.

The Patriots and Broncos both have workouts scheduled with him. The Chiefs pick before each of these teams in each round so if they want Decker, they can have him if they're willing to take the risk.

So what is it about Decker that makes a few of those teams from the Parcells/Belichick tree interested? That's an answer I want to know.

Chiefs GM Scott Pioli has talked before about the competition the Chiefs will face from those teams out of the Parcells tree.

"In one way -- because the branches are in different places -- the make-up of the individuals is very similar," Pioli said at the NFL Combine. "What you're looking for physically and philosophically is different because what they're running in Atlanta, and what we're running and what the Patriots are running and what Eric's running and what theyr'e running in Miami are different things."

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