Good morning! Today's Kansas City Chiefs news contains more thoughts on Coach Crennel's Manning comments and more from the combine. Enjoy.
Romeo Crennel could get fined and the Chiefs stripped of a draft choice for comments their head coach made at the NFL scouting combine.
Crennel may have run afoul of the league's policy on tampering with his comments on two quarterbacks who play for other teams, Peyton Manning of Indianapolis and Chad Henne of Miami. During a news conference, Crennel was asked about possible Chiefs interest in both players.
Crennel's Comments Could Cost Chiefs A Draft Choice from KC Star
In addition to Carr's contract status and Berry's ongoing rehabilitation, starting free safety
Kendrick Lewis is set to see a lighter workload this spring as well.
Lewis recently underwent shoulder surgery to repair an injured labrum. He suffered the injury in the Chiefs season finale at Denver.
"He had his shoulder cleaned out and those can be tough to comeback from," Crennel said. "He's going to have to recover from that. They say everything is going good, but that's of those that we'll have to be careful with and make sure its back before we get him at out there at full speed."
Weeden could be of interest to the Chiefs, who have said they hope to acquire a quarterback capable of challenging the incumbent, Matt Cassel. General manager Scott Pioli has said that he would like the Chiefs to draft a quarterback every year.
Since the other Chiefs quarterback under contract, Ricky Stanzi, is a developmental prospect, the Chiefs might not be so intimidated by the issue of Weeden's age. So he could be of interest to the Chiefs with their second-round pick.
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. Today's featured player is New York Jets safety Jim Leonhard.
30 FAs In 30 Days: Jim Leonhard from The Mothership
Whenever a Patriots player is released or allowed to explore their free-agent options, the common line of thinking is that they'll head to Kansas City, Atlanta or anywhere else with ties to coach Bill Belichick...
...Yet Crennel said things have changed since he left New England. The schemes, for instance, aren't the same. Oh, and don't just think every player set loose by the Patriots is headed his way.
All The Patriots Free Agents To Kansas City? Crennel Says Not So Fast from The Boston Herald
When asked about looking at Manning, if he's cut by the Colts, Crennel said Saturday the Chiefs would be crazy not to consider him. The Arizona Cardinals checked in with similar thoughts earlier in the combine week. The Chiefs want to bring back veteran Kyle Orton. Signing Manning could kill any competition, but it would be a move similar to the trade the Chiefs made for Joe Montana after he was finished with the San Francisco 49ers.
Combine: Day 4 Observations from ESPN
To me, it'd be a far bigger headline if Crennel said he wouldn't consider Manning. The Chiefs could actually be a good destination for Manning. I think he'd be best going to a team that had a satisfactory situation at QB -- and Matt Cassel is satisfactory. Then if Manning's arm rebounds, you get a giant upgrade. But if his nerve regeneration issues linger and his arm strength is an issue, it's not like Kansas City has nothing at the spot.
On Manning And KC, Indy And SB from ESPN
The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Bears to Kyle Orton via waiver claim last season when the Bears scrambled to fill the gap created by Jay Cutler's fractured thumb. They may block another run at their former sometimes-starter if they have their way this offseason.
Chiefs Will Try To Keep Orton Away From Bears - Again from CSN Chicago
The Boston College star, who won the Dick Butkus Award this season at the nation's top college linebacker, has the kind of instincts and playmaking ability Patriots coach Bill Belichick craves from the position.
That's why it's hard to imagine Kansas City Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel and general manager Scott Pioli, who are sitting at No. 12, will let Kuechly slide by.
Luke Kuechly A 1st-Rate 'Backer from The Boston Herald
There are question marks all across the Chiefs depth chart, including quarterback, wide receiver, offensive line and defensive line. Some of these will be upgraded in free agency and the draft, but others will look the same as they did last season.
One position that is sure to see change is at running back.
Chiefs Sure To Address Running Back This Offseason from Pro Football Weekly