Good morning! There is surprisingly quite a bit of Kansas City Chiefs news today. We have FA reviews, more thoughts on the Bowe/Carr situation, and an old friend will be trying to make chicken salad with T.O. Enjoy.
Question: Why is it always somebody else's players, or some other team that has the stars? When free agency rolls around, usually it's about the free agent in Pittsburgh, New England, or the guy in Green Bay. The sought-after free agents have seldom been in Kansas City, but the Chiefs have two of the top free-agents.
Still, management isn't sure on Bowe and Carr. It doesn't make sense; Kansas City finally has players worth keeping.
If Pioli wanted Bowe and Carr, few could keep Kansas City from them. Let me repeat, the Chiefs are $63 million under the cap. That's a lot of coin.
Chiefs Need To Move On Bowe, Carr from The Examiner
NFL free agency begins Tuesday, March 13th at 3:00 PM (CST). With the Chiefs looking to improve depth and competition across their roster, KCChiefs.com will preview 30 potential free agents in the 30 days leading up to the start of free agency. Up today is Seattle Seahawks tight end John Carlson.
30 FAs in 30 Days: John Carlson from The Mothership
NFL free agency begins Tuesday, March 13th at 3:00 PM (CST). With the Chiefs looking to improve depth and competition across their roster, KCChiefs.com will preview 30 potential free agents in the 30 days leading up to the start of free agency. Up today is New England Patriots running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis.30 FAs In 30 Days: BenJarvus Green-Ellis from The Mothership
Barry Richardson, T, Chiefs: NFL teams are constantly searching for young talent at the offensive tackle position, something that should have worked in the favor of the 25-year-old Richardson, whose rookie contract is up.
Unfortunately for him, there's not a huge market for overmatched young tackles, and that's what Richardson has shown himself to be. He did start all 16 games for Kansas City for the second straight season, but that says more about K.C.'s lack of line depth than Richardson's ability.
Contract Killers: Which Pending Free Agents Hurt Their Causes In 2011? from Sports Illustrated
For the Bears, their greatest need is getting Jay Cutler some help at the wide receiver position. With guys like Dwayne Bowe, Marques Colston, Vincent Jackson and Stevie Johnson on the open market, it's imperative that Chicago looks that direction when addressing the receiver position.
Prisco believes the best match for the Bears is Kansas City's Bowe.
Prisco: Bowe/Chicago A Perfect Match from CSN Chicago
Matt Cassel's status as a Super Bowl caliber quarterback isn't certain. However, the Chiefs have invested heavily in him, too heavily for him to be a backup. If the Chiefs bring in Manning, Cassel is almost certain to leave. The Chiefs could be giving up a long-term quarterback who is good enough to make them tick for a short-term shot at glory that is far from guaranteed.
Cassel hasn't done enough to be guaranteed his starting position, at his best of times he was safe but not a game-changer. Bringing in Manning would be a smart decision if this franchise has the ambition to compete with the best in the game.
Peyton Manning: What Next For The Indianapolis Colts Quarterback? from The Guardian
The media landscape is always evolving, so Michigan International Speedway has hired Brad Kuhbander as manager of Media Relations to focus on assisting journalists in their knowledge and coverage of the racetrack and its events.
Kuhbander comes to MIS from the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs. He spent the past 11 years in the Public Relations Department, most recently working as the manager of football information. While there, he was the club's primary liaison between the players and media.
Kuhbander Joins Mis' Communications Department from Paddock Talk
Which leads us to how much Green-Ellis is worth to the Pats compared to other teams. The Kansas City Chiefs are running a "30 free agents in 30 days" feature, and Green-Ellis is Friday's player.
So why would they be interested?
They've got Jamaal Charles and Dexter McCluster locked up for next season. Assuming Charles is healthy (he tore his ACL last season), he'll be their top back. But the Cheifs still need a power back like Green-Ellis to balance the ying-yang of the running back position.
Green-Ellis Could Be Attractive To Chiefs from CSNNE
Casey Printers has found a place to play football.
The former CFL quarterback will be playing alongside Terrell Owens for the Allen Wranglers in the upcoming season of the Indoor Football League.
Printers signed a deal with the Wranglers on February 3.
During his senior season Jenkins received a knee injury which at first was believed to be a bad bruise. He continued playing and was drafted in 1969 by the Kansas City Chiefs. He reported to their training camp at Liberty College, Mo. to find himself surrounded by football legends such as Len Dawson, Emmitt Thomas, Otis Taylor and Mike Garrett.
"Here I was, a country boy from DeFuniak Springs In the middle of these great players," Jenkins said. "Then I realized they put their pants on the same as I do."
Defuniak Springs Man Discusses Days Of Gridiron Glory from The Defuniak Herald
The Wheaton College Line Camp provides excellent instruction in the fundamentals of offensive and defensive line play. Campers will also have the opportunity to be physically tested in several areas in order to help evaluate physical potential and set realistic goals. Head Football Coach Mike Swider, Assistant Coach Jeffrey Peltz and Kansas City Chiefs Outside Linebacker Andy Studebaker will coach this one-day camp designed for 10th-12th grade boys.
Summer Camps And Programs Offered At Wheaton College from The Chicago Tribune
The Cincinnati Bengals are next to host former Oakland cornerback Stanford Routt, a player in whom the Kansas City Chiefs are also interested.
The Bengals might have gotten a boost in their pursuit of Routt on Friday with the hiring of former Oakland head coach Hue Jackson as a defensive-backs and special-teams assistant.
Chiefs' Chances Of Landing Routt Dented? from ESPN