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Chiefs-Bears Connections Include Todd Haley, Thomas Jones And Kyle Orton

The rare photo of Todd Haley as a Chicago Bear (via Getty).
The rare photo of Todd Haley as a Chicago Bear (via Getty).
The Kansas City Chiefs and Chicago Bears will meet on Sunday and for a few guys on the Chiefs it will be a reunion. Todd Haley, Kyle Orton and Thomas Jones have all been part of the Bears during the career in the last decade. (And I totally forgot Casey Wiegmann was once in Chicago.)

Here are all the Chiefs-Bears connections this week, courtesy of the Chiefs' game release:
  • Kansas City head coach Todd Haley was the WRs coach in Chicago (01-03).
  • Chiefs director of college scouting Phil Emery was an area scout for the Bears (98-04).
  • Kansas City RB Thomas Jones played for the Bears (04-06).
  • Chiefs C Casey Wiegmann played for the Bears (97-00).
  • Chiefs QB Kyle Orton played for Chicago (05-08).
  • Kansas City LS Thomas Gafford spent the 2008 training camp with Chicago.
  • Chiefs G Jon Asamoah played collegiately at Illinois (06-09) and prepped at Rich East HS in Park Forest, Ill.
  • Kansas City LB Andy Studebaker played collegiately at Wheaton College (04-07).
  • Chiefs TE Tony Moeaki prepped at Wheaton-Warrenville HS in Wheaton, Ill.
  • Chicago DL Henry Melton is the cousin of former Kansas City CB Ray Crockett (01-02).