Chiefs Sign LB Frank Zombo, DT Vance Walker from The Mothership
The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Friday that the club has signed linebacker Frank Zombo and defensive tackle Vance Walker.
"We're pleased that we were able to come to an agreement with both Frank and Vance," Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey said. "Frank was a key member of our defense and special teams units last season, and we are looking forward to having him back. Vance is a big, physical player that we believe can come in and contribute for us up front."
Abdulla's Decision: "It's Kind Of A No-Brainer" from The Mothership
Q: Did you get interest in other teams besides Kansas City this offseason?
ABDULLAH: "There was stuff here and there, but the whole time I was like, ‘Okay, there are different things, but in reality, I want to stay in Kansas City.' I like Kansas City. My family likes Kansas City. There is no reason to kind of go out there and go to some place that you don't like. I really like it in Kansas City. So, I'm definitely grateful that we're able to get an agreement done."
A Look Back At Frank Zombo's 2013 Season from The Mothership
Before the regular season kicked off for the Chiefs, Zombo had already made an imprint with his new team. Having played the previous three years in Green Bay, Zombo faced his former employer in the Chiefs final preseason game of 2013 and he made the most of it, intercepting a pass attempt by Packers QB B.J. Coleman, returning it 27 yards, setting up a Kansas City field goal in the team's 30-8 victory.
Talking Chiefs QBs With Coach Matt Nagy from The Mothership
Matt Nagy enters year two as the Chiefs QBs coach and instantly identified a bonus for this year's squad, when OTAs, minicamps and training camp begin.
"The good thing for us is the fact that now, we have video," Nagy said. "Before, when we came here, a lot of us offensively, we were using film from Philadelphia, trying to show and teach our offense to the quarterbacks, and Alex (Smith), in particular; now, we have a full year of Kansas City Chiefs plays; it's nice to be able to go back and teach off of that."
Chiefs Red And Gold Episode Two from The Mothership
Check out a preview of this week's episode of Chiefs Red and Gold.
This week, we feature the dominant and aggressive Chiefs DT
Dontari Poe. During the 2013 season, Poe recorded 44 tackles and 4.5 sacks.
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Walker is a useful piece to the puzzle for Kansas City's defense, having played well for Atlanta and Oakland the last two seasons.
Vance Walker Signs With Chiefs from ESPN
Chiefs Sign DL Vance Walker , OLB Frank Zombo from Chiefs Spin
Terms of Walker's deal weren't announced, but it's a three-year, $13 million contract with $3.75 million guaranteed, a source familiar with the details told ChiefsSpin.com.
Their latest addition, defensive lineman Vance Walker, is a solid one...
...The Chiefs previously signed a linebacker, Joe Mays, to fill a hole in their starting lineup at one of the inside spots...
...the Chiefs are now whole on defense. It's their offense that needs attention and that's most likely where they will focus much if not all of their attention in what remains in free agency and the early portion of the draft.
Signing Of Sanders Would Make Sense from ESPN
Wide receiver is the position of biggest need for the Chiefs. Their No. 1 receiver, Dwayne Bowe, had the least productive full season of his career last year. The Chiefs were last in 2013 in wide receiver receptions, yards and first downs and were near the bottom in touchdowns. That was with McCluster in their lineup.
Chiefs Shouldn't Sleep On DT Zack Kerr from Chiefs Spin
Given their established history as shrewd evaluators, Dorsey and Reid will undoubtedly do their due diligence in mining talented prospects from lesser-known schools to bolster the roster.
Despite the Chiefs recent signing of free agent defensive linemen Vance Walker, the team still lacks depth on the defensive line. One versatile, small-school prospect who could pique their interest during May's NFL Draft is former Delaware Blue Hens defensive tackle Zach Kerr.
Teams Wary On Emmanuel Sanders from ESPN
Emmanuel Sanders has been crisscrossing the country visiting teams this week, but the former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver might not get the kind of contract he covets because of medical concerns, a source told ESPN.com.
Sanders has a screw in each foot, stemming from injuries he sustained in the Super Bowl following the 2010 season, and teams might be leery of signing the four-year veteran to a long-term deal.
23. Kansas City Chiefs -- Marqise Lee, WR, USC - The Chiefs need a receiver who can step in and make an impact immediately and Lee's smart route running and impressive hands should help Alex Smith.
Listen Up: It's Time To Turn Down The Sound from The Pacific Standard
A chart created by the American Academy of Audiology suggests most sporting events register around 110dB. That same chart notes that sounds over 120dB are dangerous if exposure lasts longer than 30 seconds; sounds over 130dB include jackhammers, ambulance sirens, and custom car stereos at full volume. So for football: If deafness is the end zone, stadiums are running up the score.