Arenas played four seasons for the Chiefs, or not as many as Gonzalez has played for the Falcons. He was their nickel back and punt returner for much of that time, but Arenas had little impact in either area.
He became a starter along with Brandon Flowers midway through last season but was crowded out of any realistic shot at playing time in 2013 by the Chiefs' recent free-agent signings of veteran cornerbacks Dunta Robinson and Sean Smith.
Chiefs Trade CB Javier Arenas To Cardinals from The Mothership
Sherman (5-10, 242) has played in 28 games (11 starts) in two NFL seasons with the Arizona Cardinals (2011-12). His career numbers include one rush for three yards and 13 catches for 111 yards. Sherman paved the way for running back Beanie Wells' first-career 1,000-yard rushing season in 2011.
Chiefs Agree To Terms With 13 Rookie Free Agents from The Mothership
The Kansas City Chiefs have officially agreed to terms with the following 13 rookie free agents, the team announced today.
QB Tyler Bray (6-6, 215) played in 28 games (24 starts) with Tennessee completing 540 passes on 922 attempts (58.6 pct.) for 7,444 yards with 69 touchdowns and 28 interceptions. Bray prepped at Kingsburg High School in Kingsburg, California.
Dunta Robinson: "It Is On Us" from The Mothership
"A lot of it is on us in this defense," Chiefs CB Dunta Robinson said.
"The linebackers trust us to hold up and play a lot of man-to-man on the outside. This is what you sign up for, you want the toughest task. I don't know any corner in this league that doesn't want the toughest task on the field. You want to go out there and show everybody that this defense works because you go out, you perform the way you do, out on the edge. So, it's going to be a defense with a lot of movement, a lot of pressure."
KCChiefs.com Video: Player Profile: Tyler Bray
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Chiefs Deal Javier Arenas To Cards from ESPN
Sherman is considered a strong special-teams player and served as a captain for the Cardinals in 2012. He did not record a carry last season and has just 14 total offensive touches in two seasons.
First-year Cardinals coach Bruce Arians brought in a new offensive system that rarely uses the fullback spot.
Arians' offense uses tight ends in blocking roles similar to a fullback.
Anthony Sherman Traded To Chiefs For Javier Arenas from NFL.com
Arenas' agent, Hadley Engelhard, told Rapoport that he's pleased with the deal: "This is a trade where, based on Kansas City's acquisitions at the cornerback position, we were actively pursuing. With the trade made, we're happy it's to the Arizona Cardinals."
It's a swap that makes sense for both teams. New Cardinals coach Bruce Arians has little need for a fullback in his pass-centric attack, but Reid will find use for Sherman in his West Coast offense.
On Saturday Braden Wilson was riding high, having been drafted by his hometown Kansas City Chiefs and looking at a team without a true fullback in 2012 and a new head coach that demands one on the roster. As of this Wednesday, it's time to start hitting the weight room because the path to making the 53-man roster got a lot more difficult with the addition of Cardinals FB Anthony Sherman.
Bayville Man Drafted By Kansas City Chiefs from Oyster Bay, NY Patch
He was not invited to a scouting combine and held individual workouts in front of scouts from the Vikings and Eagles at Princeton's Pro Day in March. Sunday he took the next step, being named as the first pick of the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft and will don the uniform of the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2013 season.
The Bayville native becomes the first Princeton graduate to be drafted in 12 years. "I think I was naïve," Catapano said in an interview with the New York Times. "I didn't see why I couldn't go to Princeton and go to the NFL That was always in the plan: I'm going to go to Princeton and go to the NFL I was always very ambitious. I didn't see the issue there. Looking back at it, it was not the easiest road to take." Catapano's mother Barbara had started him on that long road when he was eight as a confidence booster when, even as one of the larger kids, he was the victim of bullying.
Book Closed On Tony Gonzalez Trade from ESPN
Gonzalez is one of the most decorated players in Kansas City history. Arenas is a player who barely made an impact in three seasons in Kansas City. Pioli traded Gonzalez to Atlanta in 2009 for a second-round pick in 2010. Pioli took Arenas, a cornerback/returner out of Alabama, with the 50th overall pick in 2010.
New Field And Facility Is Great For Kids from KMBZ
The field at 1801 White in Kansas City was made possible by funding from the Kansas City Chiefs, the NFL Players Association, the Greater Kansas City LISC and many more.
In a deal that should be good for both the players and teams, the Cardinals traded fullback Anthony Sherman to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for cornerback Javier Arenas on Wednesday.
Neither player stood a good chance of making the roster of their former teams.
An exhaustive study of NFL hiring practices for head coaches confirms what has been widely known about the historical disparity in opportunities for minorities when compared to white counterparts but also reveals a significant pattern for what happens to a disproportionate number of minorities after losing NFL head coaching jobs: Typically, they don't land as NFL coordinators, and none has ever gone on to become a head coach at the major college level.
But compared with the other NFL stadium renovation deals Richardson made out like a bandit.
In 2001 the Green Bay Packers received $160 million from taxpayers as part of a $295 million renovation of Lambeau Field. That deal was linked to a 30-year lease, so the subsidy works out to $9.8 million per season ($12.7 million adjusted for inflation).
The Kansas City Chiefs got $250 million from taxpayers as part of a $375 million renovation of Arrowhead stadium that was completed in 2011. The team signed a new 25-year lease that brings the cost of the subsidy to $10 million a year.
Harris Retires As Packer; Will Join Green & Gold Today Friday from ESPN Wisconsin
Harris said in a text message that he will join Green & Gold Today on ESPNMilwaukee and ESPNMadison on Friday.
The 39-year-old Harris is now an assistant defensive backs coach for the Kansas City Chiefs, whom the Packers will face in the preseason. He works for Andy Reid, his coach with the Philadelphia Eagles for five seasons. When he left the Packers, he took out full-page ads in local newspapers to thank Packers fans.
Anthony Sherman Casualty Of New Scheme from ESPN
"Two things, besides just being a good blocker, is that he's an athletic player, he can catch the ball and do some things from that position athletically that can help us, and he's a very good special-teamer," Whisenhunt said of Sherman during the 2011 draft. "When you have a role where you're expecting that player to get 15 or 20 snaps a game, he's got to have another significant contribution to your team. That's how you build the strength of your team and we feel like he was probably, if not the best, at least in the top two or three of all the college players we looked at as special-teamers, and that's important."
Sherman should be a better fit in Kansas City, where new Chiefs coach Andy Reid runs an offense featuring two backs a higher percentage of the time.
Patriots Terminate Contract Of Brian Waters from CBS Boston
The 36-year-old Waters was placed on the reserve/did not report list prior to the 2012 season when he did not report to the team. Waters was signed through last season with New England, but is now a free agent and can sign with any team should he choose to play a 13th NFL season.
'I Trusted 'Em': When NCAA Schools Abandon Their Injured Athletes from The Atlantic
Initially, the news seemed bad: Goodell never announced Doughty's name. Disappointed, the family turned off the television and walked several houses down to Doughty's grandmother's for a late-afternoon barbecue with family.
But about 10 minutes later, Doughty's phone rang. He can't remember exactly who it was. All he knows is that the voice on the other side of the line was from the Kansas City Chiefs and told him, "Stanley, we want you to come be a part of our organization." Now 29, Doughty doesn't speak in feelings. Everything is a fact, a business transaction. His father, though, is a bit more open. "It was an emotional moment," Hollis Doughty says. "It was emotional for all of us."
Hall Of Famer Stenerud Saw NFL Kicking Game Evolve Into Specialty from The Green Bay Press Gazette
In 1966, there wasn't even a phone call to notify Stenerud of his third-round selection in the AFL future draft, but rather a telegram sent to the athletic department of his college, Montana State.
He never forgot what it read: "Congratulations. You've been drafted in the third round of the AFL futures draft. We'll see you in Kansas City next year."
The Roto Arcade Fantasy Football Mock, RD 3-4 from Yahoo! Sports
Dwayne Bowe, WR, Kansas City Chiefs (PK42, WR14) - Bowe underachieved greatly last year, the victim of an anemic offense spearheaded by QB clunkers Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn. Now with a semi-competent passer under center and the featured target in Andy Reid's pass-happy scheme, he could regain his previous dominance. Roughly 80 receptions for 1,100 yards and 7-9 TDs is entirely possible.