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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 3/6

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Chiefs GM Dorsey Aims To 'Establish A Winning Culture' from KC Star

Colquitt said he was convinced when last season ended that he would become a free agent and move on to another team. A conversation with Dorsey began to change his mind.

"He basically said that he doesn't know what's gone on in the past here but that he was going to do things a certain way now," Colquitt said.

Dorsey then finished the job on Colquitt with a large contract offer. There are risks in signing older players to lucrative, long-term contracts but Dorsey said he wasn't particularly concerned with Bowe and Colquitt.

Twitter Tuesday: Talking Chiefs, Bowe And Those Winning Royals from KC Star

Even with Bowe retained, wide receiver might be their biggest need. It's either tha[t] or cornerback or a good backup (preferably young) quarterback to push Smith, whose injury history is my biggest concern.

Because look at it like this ... the Chiefs will be better in 2013 because they can't get much worse and Andy Reid is a much better coach than Romeo Crennel. But right now, they still have Javier Arenas or Jalil Brown covering the other team's second-best receiver, Jon Baldwin or Devon Wylie is still their own second-best receiver, and they're still in the very Pioli position of having a zero at backup quarterback.

Showtime! from The Mothership

65 Toss Power Trap Productions, the Chiefs in-house production group, is hard at work yet again! In its second year of production, Red and Gold will now air throughout the Chiefs Kingdom beginning on March 17th on KCMO locally and across a network of partner stations regionally. The show first debuted as a web launch in early 2011 and brought fans exclusive interviews with Chiefs players and coaches while taking them behind the scenes of Arrowhead and the franchise. In 2013, it will continue to do more of the same, but this time will also highlight weekly off-season events and even answer viewers Twitter questions on air!

Kansas City Chiefs Make 2013 Draft Stance Clear from

Monday's decision to slap Branden Albert with the franchise tag will not preclude the Kansas City Chiefs from selecting a left tackle such as Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel, Central Michigan's Eric Fisher, or Oklahoma's fast-rising Lane Johnson with the No. 1 overall pick.

New general manager John Dorsey has been adamant about taking the best player available. The goal,'s Ian Rapoport said Tuesday on "NFL Total Access," is to draft a Hall of Famer at No. 1, regardless of position, according to a team source.

Chiefs Part Ways With Director Of Pro Personnel Ray Farmer from KC Star

The Chiefs today said goodbye to Ray Farmer, their director of pro personnel since 2006. Farmer took the job as assistant general manager for the Cleveland Browns.

Inside Free Agency 2013 - Day 24: Cary Williams from The Mothership

The Baltimore Ravens are expected to part ways with Cary Williams, according to the Baltimore Sun. If so, entering the prime of his career, it's likely the defensive back won't have to wait long for potential teams to be calling. Here's a look at some of Cary's strengths and weaknesses.

Name: Cary Williams

Position: DB
Height: 6'1
Weight: 190
College: Washburn
Born: December 23rd, 1984 (Miami, FL)
Age: 28
Experience: 4 years
Drafted: 2008, 7th Round-229th pick overall by the Tennessee Titans

Career Stat Line: 55 games (33 starts) 133 tackles, 28 assists, one sack, four INTs, 90 yards, 1 TD, 36 passes defensed and three forced fumbles

Seahawks, Packers And Chiefs Scheduled To Be At Alabama A&M Pro Day Wednesday from The Huntsville Times

Headlined by Johnson-Webb, who could go in the later rounds of the of the draft in late April, a group of 19 Bulldogs will work out for representatives from the Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs.

Johnson-Webb will try to improve on the 17 reps at 225-pounds he put up on the bench press while in Indy. The Georgia native also turned in a time of 5.37 in the 40-yard dash and recorded a vertical leap of 23 inches.

AFC West Free Agency Preview: Raiders Still Shedding Bad Deals from USA Today

As far as free agency goes, Reid and new GM John Dorsey have put most of the hay in the barn already. The expected release of quarterback Matt Cassel might allow for more options, though. A veteran inside runner to pair with Pro Bowler Jamaal Charles would be something to ponder, and Cedric Benson could be the ideal guy to reprise the role formerly filled by Thomas Jones and Hillis (who didn't do it nearly as well in 2012). New defensive coordinator Bob Sutton might also want to lobby some of his former charges with the New York Jets, namely run-stopping end Mike DeVito and linebacker Bart Scott, who could give the unit a little extra attitude.

Pennington Remembered For Mentorship Role In Gainesville High Athletics from The Gainesville Times

Durward Pennington never wavered in his passion for Gainesville High athletics and helping kids maximize their potential.

His association with the Red Elephants covered all sports seasons, even though he left the school as a faculty member nearly 40 years ago. He has helped with the football program since 1965, as recently as the 2012 season with the kickers.

On Monday, Pennington died suddenly while returning from his vacation home in Amelia Island, Fla., with his wife Betsy, according to Gainesville athletic director Wayne Vickery. He was 73...

...Pennington also had a standout athletic career of his own, serving as a kicker at the University of Georgia (1959-1961) and professionally with the Dallas Texans (now the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs) from 1962-64.

Former Gophers Great Bob Stein Listed On College Football Hall Of Fame Ballot from The Minneapolis Star Tribune

Stein, 65, was a two-time First Team All-Big Ten selection for the Gophers and a National Scholar Athlete. He played in the NFL from 1969-1975 and was part of Hank Stram's Kansas City Chiefs team that defeated the Vikings in Super Bowl IV.

Twelve NFL Teams Turn Out For YSU Pro Day from

A group of 12 NFL scouts turned out to watch former Penguins OG Lamar Mady, TE Will Shaw, RB Jamaine Cook, C Mark Pratt and DT Aronde Stanton go through various drills on Tuesday afternoon in the WATTS at the program's annual Pro Day.

Teams represented were the Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs...

Eric Bieniemy, Bill McCartney Finalists For College Football Hall Of Fame from The Denver Post

Former Colorado running back Eric Bieniemy and coach Bill McCartney are on the College Football Hall of Fame list of finalists for this year's class, the National Football Foundation announced Tuesday...

...Bieniemy finished third in the 1990 Heisman Trophy voting. He remains the school's all-time leader in rushing yards (3,940), all-purpose yards (4,351) and touchdowns (42) and is second in scoring (254 points). He was the nation's second-leading rusher in 1990 with 1,628 yards and 17 touchdowns.

He came back to the program as the offensive coordinator for the 2011 season but was let go after the 2012 season when CU fired Jon Embree and the staff. Bieniemy was hired in January as the Kansas City Chiefs running backs coach.

Poll: Alex Smith Trade from ESPN

Now that you have had some time to absorb the move, what do you think of the Kansas City Chiefs' trade for quarterback Alex Smith?

Are you confident Smith is an upgrade over former Kansas City starter Matt Cassel?

Chiefs Get Cap Room And Keep Tyson Jackson from ESPN

The new Kansas City regime continues do nice work.

A day after the Chiefs kept their three top free agents; they kept the serviceable Tyson Jackson at a much reduced rate.

The No. 3 pick of the 2009 draft was expected to be a prime candidate to be cut. His salary cap number was at more than $17 million and his base salary was at more than $14 million. Under this new deal, Jackson can make up to $5.2 million with a much more manageable salary-cap number. Jackson is still eligible to be a free agent in 2014.

Tyson Jackson Alters Contract To Stay With Chiefs from ProFootballTalk

With Jackson remaining in the fold, the Chiefs will only have to concentrate on replacing one starting defensive end this offseason. Glenn Dorsey is a free agent and the fact that he shares a last name with the team's new general manager isn't expected to keep him in town.

Dorsey Discusses Key Chiefs' Moves from ESPN

With all of these moves in the books, Dorsey said the team will now "re-assess the salary cap" and prepare for free agency. Dorsey said the Chiefs plan to be "selective" in free agency, but is open to adding some players.

Of course, the Chiefs also own the No 1 overall pick in the draft. There had been much speculation that they would take Texas A&M left tackle Luke Joeckel with the pick. Now that Albert is secured for at least a year, there is not an immediate need at the position.

Mock Draft No. 2: Chiefs' Moves Open Door For Milliner To Go No. 1 from CBS Sports

The Chiefs are solving needs (Alex Smith, Dwayne Bowe and Branden Albert), which leads me to believe a quarterback or an offensive tackle will not be their top pick. If they can't trade out, then Dee Milliner makes the most sense.

I have talked with multiple NFL people that feel there will be less movement at the top of the draft and teams just grabbing the guy they wanted all along.

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