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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 1/13

Good morning! Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. We have a new GM, so I guess we should expect a Colquitt/Albert/Bowe/Dorsey/Jackson signing later today (get to work!). Enjoy!


Chiefs Hire Green Bay's John Dorsey As New GM from KC Star

The Chiefs reached into Andy Reid's past for their new general manager Saturday, hiring Green Bay director of football operations John Dorsey as their new general manager.

Dorsey will be formally introduced at a news conference on Monday at Arrowhead Stadium, exactly one week after the Chiefs introduced Reid as their new head coach.

Dorsey, 52, spent more than half of his life working for the Packers. He was a linebacker and special-teams player for Green Bay in the 1980s and returned as a college scout in 1991. He became their director of college scouting in 1998 and except for one season as Seattle's personnel director in 1999, has been with the Packers ever since.

Former Eagles Quarterbacks Have High Praise For Reid from KC Star

A.J. Feeley played quarterback for several head coaches in his 11-year NFL career but found there were things Andy Reid asked that not all of the others did.

"To play quarterback for him, you have to be able to do some things other coaches won't necessarily ask you to do," Feeley said. "You have to be really accurate. You have to be athletic and be able to make throws on the run. You have to be able to stand in the pocket and throw the ball down the field with authority. You definitely have to be coachable."

Reid, the new head coach of the Chiefs, said after he was hired last week that he will start his search for a starter by looking at the quarterbacks already on the roster. But, using Feeley's guidelines for the moment, what chance do they really have?

Chiefs Name Matt Nagy As Quarterbacks Coach from The Mothership

Andy Reid plans to improve the QB situation in Kansas City and he hired someone Friday to help him, announcing Matt Nagy as the team's quarterbacks coach.

Nagy enters his third season in the NFL by following Reid from Philadelphia to Kansas City, where he will utilize his playing and coaching experience to enhance the Chiefs QB play in 2013.

Chiefs Name Tom Melvin To Coaching Staff from The Mothership

The Chiefs passing game received more help Friday, when the team named Tom Melvin as its new tight ends coach.

Melvin joins the Chiefs after spending the past 14 seasons with Andy Reid in Philadelphia, his 11th as tight ends coach. His first three seasons in Philly were spent as the team's offensive assistant/quality control coach.

David Culley Named As Chiefs Wide Receivers Coach from The Mothership

The new look Kansas City Chiefs coaching staff has another member. David Culley is the team's new wide receivers coach, the Chiefs announced on Friday. Culley rejoins Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, as the two have worked together for the Philadelphia Eagles since 1999.

Serving as the Eagles wide receivers coach, Culley was a valuable contributor to the team's offensive success.

Chiefs Hire Eric Bieniemy As Running Backs Coach from The Mothership

The Kansas City Chiefs received a jolt of adrenaline Friday, when head coach Andy Reid announced Eric Bieniemy as the team's new running backs coach.

Bieniemy joins the Chiefs after spending two seasons at the University of Colorado, where he served as the offensive coordinator/running backs coach.

Chiefs Hire Packers' Dorsey As GM from The Associated Press via FOX Sports

Dorsey was instrumental in helping build Green Bay into a perennial contender, first as a college scout from 1991-97 and then as director of college scouting from 1997-98 - a period that roughly coincided with Reid's time as a Packers assistant coach.

Dorsey spent one season with the Seattle Seahawks before returning to Green Bay, where he was director of college scouting from 2000-12 and director of football operations this season.

During that time, the Packers have won six division titles, a conference championship and the 2010 Super Bowl. They've also made nine playoff appearances in the past 12 seasons.

Andy Reid Hires Son Britt Reid Onto Kansas City Chiefs Staff from

While the Eagles are busy searching for their next head coach, Andy Reid has been busy filling out his coaching staff down in Kansas City- including one interesting hire that has now become official.

Britt Reid, son of Andy Reid, has been hired by the Chiefs as a quality control coach. As a quality control coach with the team, Britt will likely be responsible for breaking down film of future opponents and analyzing data.

Todd Blackledge To Speak Monday AT HOF Luncheon Club from The Canton Repository

College football analyst and former NFL quarterback Todd Blackledge is Monday's speaker at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Luncheon Club at Tozzi's on 12th. Lunch is at 11 a.m., with the program at 12:10 p.m.

Pederson Likes Chiefs Roster, Will Evaluate QB from Pro Football Weekly

Inept NFL offenses aren't often worthy of praise, especially a unit coming off a season ranked last or near the bottom of the league in statistical categories.

But new Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson sees a beautiful swan in his inherited ugly duckling.

"I think it's a talented group," Pederson told reporters during a conference call on Friday. "It can be an explosive group. There are some great weapons there on offense, very similar to the circumstances that we had in Philadelphia this past year."

Lots Of Fun Stuff Going On In Huntsville Area from The Huntsville Item

Culp anchored Kansas City's defensive line during the greatest era of Chiefs football. Heralded as one of the quickest linemen in the league, Culp was a starting tackle on the Chiefs' winning Super Bowl IV squad.

"Curley Culp was a tremendous athlete," Hall of Fame quarterback Len Dawson once said. "He had such strength and quickness. I remember (Chiefs center) Jack Rudnay used to say that every center in the league should have to go against Curley in order to know what it's like to go against the very best."

Odds Not Great For Moss To Return To Niners In 2013 from Pro Football Weekly

The early rumblings out of Kansas City are that Andy Reid will make the offensive line a priority this offseason, which likely means that OLT Branden Albert could be receiving a strong offer or that he could be franchised to protect the Chiefs from losing him. It's unlikely that WR Dwayne Bowe would be tagged a second straight year, but he could return if the price is right. Reid likes offense and knows he needs receivers to thrive.

NFL Free Agent Master List '13 from Rotoworld

Keep in mind that franchise tags can deplete the top of the free-agent market. Baltimore's Joe Flacco is an obvious franchise-tag candidate after a somewhat disappointing contract season. Jairus Byrd in Buffalo will receive strong franchise-tag consideration as well.

2013 free agency will commence on the afternoon of March 12.

Quarterback: On The Move? from Rotoworld

Draft analyst Josh Norris, along with budding-star columnists Eric Stoner and Alen Dumonjic, have kept Rotoworld's new NFL Draft page brimming with analysis of the next pro stars and will continue to as the Senior Bowl, Scouting Combine, and Pro Day season approach. Nick Mensio has already outlined our 2013 NFL Free Agent Master List, keeping you up to date with all impending unrestricted and restricted free agents around the league.

Over the next few weeks, I'll be examining potential offseason salary cap casualties and trade candidates, based on performance and contract situations. Quarterback is the single most important position in professional sports, so we'll kick things off with a breakdown of signal callers who may become available this offseason. Photo Gallery: Matt Nagy Gallery Photo Gallery: Doug Pederson Photo Gallery: Bob Sutton Gallery Photo Gallery: Eric Bieniemy

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