Statement From Clark Hunt On The Passing Of William Clay Ford Sr. from The Mothership
"On behalf of my family and the entire Chiefs organization we'd like to express our deepest sympathies to the Ford family and the Detroit Lions. Mr. Ford was a kind, passionate man that always had the game's best interests in mind. He loved his family and his team dearly and it showed in his work. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Ford family and the Lions during this difficult time."
Capsules Of AFC Teams For NFL Free Agency from The Associated Press via The Miami Herald
NEEDS: Chiefs must shore up OL with franchise LT Albert likely to walk in free agency and RGs Asamoah and Schwartz also free agents. Secondary was exposed by Indianapolis in playoffs, making upgrades at FS and CB priorities. Search continues for playmaking WR to take pressure off Dwayne Bowe. QB Alex Smith is not a free agent until 2015 but Chiefs already discussing extension.
Report: 'All Signs Point' To Miami Dolphins Signing Free-Agent Tackle Branden Albert from The Palm Beach Post
Citing a league source, Mike Florio reported that "all signs point" to the Dolphins landing Albert, 29, when signings commence at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Albert is a 6-foot-5, 316-pounder whom Miami tried to acquire via trade a year ago.
Albert, drafted 15th overall by the Chiefs in 2008, would fill the Dolphins' biggest need: a left tackle to protect Ryan Tannehill, who was sacked a club-record 58 times last season.
NFLPA: No Funny Business In Calculating Record Salary Cap from USA Today
A person with knowledge of the league's thinking confirmed no player benefits - such as pension funding, group insurance programs, injury protection and workers compensation - were adjusted to manipulate the cap, which in December was projected at $126.3 million.
Instead, there were numerous factors, including new and enhanced TV deals, that caused a spike in projected revenue and thus growth of the cap, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to comment on the matter.
Some Options for The Chiefs' OL from ESPN
If the Chiefs lose Schwartz or Asamoah or both, they could turn to the draft to replace them...
...One of the best guards is Stanford's David Yankey. The Chiefs could plug him in as their right guard from the start. One problem with using a rookie there is that the Chiefs already have a young offensive line. If the Chiefs lose Albert, Asamoah and Schwartz, Stephenson becomes the oldest of their linemen and he doesn't turn 26 until September. Hudson, with three years of experience, is the eldest of the group in that regard.
Jarius Byrd, Jared Allen Among Free Agents Could Rejoin Former Coaches from USA Today
Tyson Jackson and the Houston Texans: The 2009 No. 3 overall pick could reunite with ex-Chiefs defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel, who will need a run-stopping end opposite J.J. Watt if Antonio Smith departs.
Top 10 Free Agent Medical Issues For 2014 from National Football Post
9. Branden Albert, OT, Kansas City Chiefs: Suffered a Week 13 cart-off injury to his left knee. The injury was a non-contact hyperextension that likely resulted in a bone bruise, but no surgery was required. Albert did return for the Chiefs' postseason loss at Indianapolis.
Of course, any team that signs the offensive tackle will perform a full physical, but I don't believe Albert's left knee will be a big issue. If he does have an issue, it would be more likely due to his on-and-off back problems.
My 2014 College Football Hall Of Fame Ballot from CBS Sports
Notes: I do not have a CFHoF vote. The National Football Foundation's Honors Court decides the inductees. There are 75 FBS players and six coaches on this year's ballot. Typically 11-12 players and one or two coaches are selected per year. However, there is no limit...
...Art Still, DE, Kentucky - Played on Kentucky's last SEC title team (1976). SEC defensive player of the year in 1977 with a school-record 22 TFLs. Four-time Pro Bowler for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Derrick Thomas, LB, Alabama - 1988 SEC POY and Butkus Award winner. Considered one of the all-time best NFL speed rushers as a defensive end with the Chiefs. Tied for NCAA career leader in sacks with Arizona's Tedy Bruschi, 52.