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Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 2/21

Good morning. Here is your Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy.

The Chiefs appeared to make their decision among their top two potential free agents Monday when they signed veteran cornerback Stanford Routt to a three-year contract worth almost $20 million. He is guaranteed $6 million in 2012.

The move probably means the Chiefs have opted to keep their top wide receiver, Dwayne Bowe, rather than starting cornerback Brandon Carr.

Chiefs Pick Up Cornerback Stanford Routt from KC Star

Is Routt a better player than Carr?

No. In some facets of the position they have produced similar numbers and performances during their careers. Carr was selected by Herm Edwards in the 2008 NFL Draft because of how the former Chiefs coach saw him fitting into the Cover 2 defense. But Carr has made strides in improving his overall ability, not only in zone but man to man coverage. Last season he allowed only three touchdown catches and was penalized five times, with two of those being declined.

Taking A First Off-Season Step... Tuesday Cup O'Chiefs from Bob Gretz

"We are excited that we were able to come to terms with Stanford," General Manager Scott Pioli said. "He is a talented player, and as we have said in the past, we are always looking to add competition at every position year-round. Stanford's experience and level of play will make him a solid addition to our defense."

Chiefs Sign Free Agent CB Stanford Routt from The Mothership

In an effort to improve their man-to-man coverage ability, the Kansas City Chiefs reached agreement with former Oakland Raiders cornerback Stanford Routt, the team announced Monday.

Routt will receive $6.5 million in guarantees and will make $11 million this season as part of a three-year deal, a source said. The Raiders released him after the season from a three-year, $31.5 million deal that paid him $10 million in 2011.

CB Stanford Routt Joins Chiefs from ESPN

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 Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Demetrius Bell.

30 FAs In 30 Days: Demetrius Bell from The Mothership

Pete Moris has been named assistant athletics director/communications at the University of Oklahoma. The announcement was made today by OU Vice President and Athletics Director Joe Castiglione.

Moris, who spent 17 years in the public relations office with the Kansas City Chiefs, will join the staff in late February.

Morris Named To OU Communications Post from SoonerSports.com

Conventional wisdom suggests the Chiefs won't break the bank on re-signing cornerback Brandon Carr, 25, who has started every game for them in the past four years. I'm not sure if that's a safe bet, considering the Chiefs had a monstrous $67 million in salary-cap space before Routt signed a three-year deal that will pay him $11 million in 2012.

In other words, the Chiefs can keep Carr if they want him.

Brandon Carr And The Cornerback Market from ESPN

In an effort to better equip coaches of various sports at all levels, the Kansas City Chiefs are pleased to announce that they will host Joe Ehrmann as he presents his informative "InSideOut" Coaching Seminar. A member of the National Speakers Association that's in demand throughout the country, Ehrmann's presentation will be held on Saturday, April 14 from the North Club at Arrowhead Stadium.

Chiefs Hosting Nationally-Renowned Speaker Joe Ehrmann For An Insideout Coaching Seminar from The Mothership

Former Memphis Tiger defensive back Eric Harris, who was a four year starter and honors winner, suffered a heart attack and died in Little Rock, Arkansas, on Sunday, February 19. Harris, who was 57 years of age, played for then Memphis State University from 1973-76...

... When He returned to the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs in 1980, he became one of the first $1 million defensive backs in the league. After three years with the Chiefs, he signed with the Los Angeles Rams and played three seasons before retiring.

Former Memphis Football Great Eric Harris Passed Away At Age 57 from GoTigersGo.com