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Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 3/17

Top O' the morning to you. That's as Irish as I get. Still no word on Winston or Tolbert. Here is the rest of your Kansas City Chiefs news. Be safe today.

Plans can change in a hurry for NFL players this time of year.

On Monday, Kevin Boss was the Raiders' starting tight end. By Tuesday, he was unexpectedly cut as Oakland continued to trim its salary cap number in advance of free agency.

Boss was courted by the Kansas City Chiefs Wednesday, arrived in town Thursday and signed a three-year contract with the team Friday morning. His wife, Breanna, is now flying in to begin house hunting this weekend.

New employer, new city, new teammates. All in a matter of five days.

Boss Excited To Pair With Moeaki In KC from The Mothership

Can update the Eric Winston situation. He's still in KC. Looks like he will stay another nite. #Chiefs could still sign him tonite or Sat.

Adam Teicher via Twitter

The Chiefs, of course, won't ask Boss and Moeaki to have the numbers that Gronkowski and Hernandez had for the Patriots last season. The Chiefs, who also signed running back Peyton Hillis this week, are trying to build more around their running game. They also have Dwayne Bowe and Steve Breaston to throw to when they pass.

That, too, is acceptable to Boss.

TE Boss Excited To Join Chiefs; QB Quinn To Visit from KC Star

A source told that Winston won't be making his free-agent trip Friday to the Rams as originally planned. There are no plans for a rescheduled visit, the source said.

Source: Winston Won't Go To St. Louis from FOX Sports

Could this possibly be the competition that GM Scott Pioli was promising to bring in to go against Matt Cassel?

The 27-year old Quinn will be going into his sixth NFL season this fall. It's been three years since he played in a regular season game. In two years with the Broncos he's not gotten on the field.

Chiefs Stay Active Sifting Through Free Agency from Bob Gretz

One day after signing bruising running back Peyton Hillis, Kansas City added veteran tight end Kevin Boss, who spent last season with the AFC West rival Oakland Raiders.

Along with the decision to franchise wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, they're the first two steps toward reworking an offense that managed the second-fewest points in the NFL last season.

New TE Boss Expects Chiefs To Compete Right Away from The Associated Press via The Joplin Globe

If Winston signs, the only way McNeill would join the Chiefs is if they want to replace Branden Albert at left tackle. I wouldn't think they would want to replace Albert right now. If Winston doesn't sign in Kansas City and McNeill does, McNeill would play left tackle and Albert could slide to right tackle. An Albert move to the right side has been discussed for a few years.

Would Marcus McNeil Fit With Chiefs? from ESPN

That's when it was discovered that Adams suffered what the school officials have termed "a mild stroke." He sat out the next three games, but returned later that season and hasn't had any problems with migraines and strokes since.

"I don't know why it happened," Adams said. "But I know that I want to try to make everything positive, whether it's a game, or a practice, or a a weight session."

Top 100 Prospects - No. 88 WR Joe Adams from Bob Gretz

So, what's next for the Chiefs?

Well, the other shoe is set to drop on Kamerion Wimbley pretty soon. I'm sure he'd love to hop aboard the hobo express, a one-way train ride to Missouri. Boss seems excited about the Chiefs' chances going forward and why not? By the time the Raiders are done ditching contracts, chances are Boss will be playing with many of the same men he saw in silver and black last season.

Chiefs Keep Dumpster Diving In Oakland from Just Blog Baby

Tennessee's most recent All-American - a unanimous selection in both 2008 and 2009 - was in attendance at the Vols' Pro Day.

Eric Berry, the 2008 SEC Defensive Player of the Year, was all smiles Friday as he caught up with current Tennessee players and staff members.

"It's always good to come back to Knoxville," Berry said. "I have so many memories here. Me and the guys come back, reminisce and support the guys going through Pro Day today. It's always a great time when we come back, just having those memories that we talk about when we were in college. We talk about what's going on now. It's always fun."

Vols Impress At Pro Timing Day from

Where do you throw your allegiances in the barbecue debate in Kansas City?

It gets heated. It gets ugly sometimes. I grew up a Gates man. Still love my Gates. I love their steak fries. I love their beef and a half. I will say there's a new kid in town who's turning heads: Jack Stack Barbecue. They do it right over at Jack Stack. So it's getting tough. The competition's getting tough.

Rob Riggle Talks KC Barbecue And KU-Mizzou from ESPN

Hillis filled a need. Charles needed an effective backup, Thomas Jones wasn't it. If the Chiefs get Mike Tolbert from San Diego, then the running game is set.

If the Chiefs roll with Matt Cassel - which is looking like the option - a power running game will help bunches, especially on third down. A reliable tight end besides Tony Moeaki was a need that's been met with Kevin Boss, who's 27 with productive seasons with the Giants. He's a good player.

Brown: Sizing Up The AFC West's Offseason Moves from The Examiner

My family and I have started a campaign at our local church in Kansas City called "Praying For Peyton!" He's the biggest free agent of my lifetime. If you could put us in your column so all of Chiefs Nation can unify our prayers together, we would appreciate it. The more prayers, the better.

--Richard, Kansas City, Mo.

It worked. The Chiefs signed Peyton! ... Hillis. God must have a sense of humor.

Junk Mail: Knicks, Peyton, The Melos from ESPN

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