Good morning. It is a slow day for Kansas City Chiefs news. We do get to briefly check in on what a couple of players are up to, and see what some of you will think is a great idea for a raffle. Enjoy.
Jamaal Charles, a Port Arthur native and Memorial High School graduate, has decided to take advantage of his time away from the NFL because of the lockout and is hosting three events in his hometown, beginning with a two-day flag football tournament that started Saturday and finishes Sunday, to raise money for the Jamaal Charles Family Foundation, which helps out underprivileged youth.
Jamaal Charles Gives Back to Port Arthur Through Flag Football Tournament from The Beaumont Enterprise
The New Orleans Saints are holding a charity raffle with the winning fan getting to suit up in practice. Not to be outdone, the Kansas City Chiefs have a new raffle where the winning fan gets to play quarterback in the Chiefs’ next playoff game.
Dickson's Week in Review, May 15-21 from The Omaha World-Herald
Vince Young walks into the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Houston as the featured attraction of a red-carpet event that owes its existence to him but is not otherwise about him...
...Young does not have a football team to play for, but he is unmistakably a football star. Which is why a fundraising event for a State of Texas-sponsored organization called Generation Next, billed as a "grassroots movement" to impress upon youngsters the importance of going to college, can become a place to get starstruck, if you're so inclined. A handful of other NFL players with varying degrees of recognition turned out, too. Former Texas star Derrick Johnson, now with the Kansas City Chiefs, generated the most buzz.
Without a Team, Vince Young Still a Star from Fox Sports Houston
Maybe some other team will see that potential, and pay Edwards what he wants. This year's crop (which is still to be determined, thanks to the lockout) could potentially include Tamba Hali of the Chiefs, Cullen Jenkins of the Packers, Charles Johnson of the Panthers and Mathias Kiwanuka of the Giants.
Hali is the cream of the crop, he was a outside backer in Kansas City's 3-4 and he finished 2010 with 14.5 sacks and he's only 27 years old. Jenkins and Kiwanuka are in similar situations as Kampman and Vanden Bosch. And Johnson is a young player, like Edwards, who has shown at times he can sack the passer - Johnson had seven sacks last year. Edwards is somewhere in the middle of that group.
Ray Edward's Dilemma: More Money, More Sacks from Minneapolis Star Tribune