Good morning! We have another day of not a lot of Kansas City Chiefs news. Must be the offseason. Luckily what we do have is interesting. Keep reading for information on upcoming free agents, how to hear the Chiefs in surround sound (besides being at Arrowhead), and more info on Greenwood's new contract. I love that the guy we always get the most information on is a special teams player from Canada. Enjoy.
Hiring a head coach is only the first big choice the Chiefs will make in the next few weeks. Then come the decisions on whether to re-sign the 22 players who don't have contracts for the 2012 season.
Some are frontline players such as wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, the Chiefs' leading pass catcher for the last three seasons, and cornerback Brandon Carr.
Others are less crucial but still useful players such as linebacker Jovan Belcher, safety Jon McGraw and pass rusher Wallace Gilberry.
Chiefs Have Work To Do On Player Contracts from KC Star
Former Chiefs guard Will Shields is one of two first-year eligible nominees alongside former NFL head coach Bill Parcells, while former Saints and Chiefs tackle Willie Roaf is part of the Hall's finalist list for the second consecutive season.
The 44-member Selection Committee will meet on Saturday, February 4th to vote on this year's class. To be elected, a finalist must receive a minimum positive vote of 80 percent. The Hall must select at least four new members, but no more than seven.
Shields And Roaf Knocking On Hall's Door from The Mothership
COACHING AND FRONT OFFICE F
I am going to start right at the top and I am going to be harsh. If this team could win 7 games and be a home win in week 16 against Oakland away from winning the crappiest division in football, think how good this team might have been with even slightly better management. At the end of the lockout, Scott Pioli sat on his wallet and did almost nothing to address the incredible lack of depth on this team.
Grading The Kansas City Chiefs from The Lawrence Journal World
The Arizona Cardinals may welcome a familiar face to their ranks in the next few days.
According to Chris Hamblin, the Cardinals extended an offer to former offensive coordinator Todd Haley, though the spot offered is unclear.
Report: Cardinals Extend Offer To Todd Haley from Arizona Sports
Cumulus already broadcasts Atlanta Braves baseball games in Surround Sound, and now the company says this will be "football's first surround sound broadcast delivery across radio..."
...The Chiefs Radio Network has more than 50 affiliates. The Cumulus-owned flagship is classic rock "101 the Fox" KCFX.
Cumulus To Offer NFL Kansas City Chiefs Games In Surround Sound from Radio-Info.com
If Greenwood cracks the team in 2012, he'll have a chance to play as close to home as possible in the NFL. The Chiefs are scheduled to play a road game against the Buffalo Bills. There's even a slim chance Greenwood could play in Toronto at the Rogers Centre as one of the Bills' eight home games will be played in Hogtown in 2012, the final year of a five-year deal between the NFL team and Rogers Communications Inc.
"That would be an expensive weekend," Greenwood cracked when asked about how many ticket requests he'd have if he plays in Toronto. "That would be awesome."
Until organized off-season workouts begin in the spring, Greenwood will spend much of his time in Kingston - he does have a one-week trip to the Dominican Republic with his girlfriend scheduled for later this month.
"I need to take it easy for a bit and let my body heal," he said.
Regi Grad Gets New NFL Contract from The Kingston Whig-Standard