Five Interesting Facts: Jeff Linkenbach from The Mothership
In the National Football League, it's easy to just get caught up in the on-field stats of the players, while overlooking other facts about their lives, which may have helped them land in the league. That being said, below is a quick-hit look at interesting facts about one of the team's newest members, offensive lineman, Jeff Linkenbach.
Hear From The Chiefs Specialists from The Mothership
I sat down with P
Dustin Colquittand K Ryan Succopto find out a few facts that most people don't know about them. I have to say, some of these may sound a little far-fetched but believe me, they are true (well...I think).
Emmanuel Sanders: There Was No Handshake With Chiefs from SportingNews
"Situations like that happen all the time over the National Football League," he said. "There was no handshake. There was no kind of agreement. We were close to a deal (with the Chiefs), but it wasn't anything official just yet.
"In terms of shopping around, he didn't shop around. Teams were still calling and teams were still trying to get involved. Steve Weinberg did an exceptional job in terms of the whole free agency process."
Where's The Honor? from Warpaint Illustrated
As far as Weinberg goes, rest assured the anger that rests within the Chiefs, Bucs and even San Francisco 49ers, who were expecting him to honor his clients visit on Saturday, will likely prevent Weinberg from representing any other NFL clients in the future. Or let's put it this way. As it was stated to me emphatically Saturday evening while Sanders was spending the night at a KCI hotel awaiting his flight to Denver Sunday morning, the Chiefs will never negotiate with any clients represented by Weinberg now or in the future.
Chiefs Back To Square One At WR from ESPN
Whatever you think about the ethics of the situation, it's not prohibited under NFL rules. A deal isn't a deal until signatures have been put to a contract. Assuming Sanders signs with the Broncos, he's their player and will play against the Chiefs next season instead of for them.
An unusual situation but probably not unprecedented. Funny things happen sometimes.
Emmanuel Sanders Deal Leaves Execs Crying Foul from NFL.com
While Weinberg broke no laws in accepting a deal, the entire situation infuriated those he dealt with. It is commonly accepted in the league that once two sides agree to a deal -- in writing or in handshake form -- that's the end of the story. Instead, Weinberg's shopping the Chiefs deal and then not informing the Bucs that an agreement had been reached showed another side of the business. A Broncos source said the team had no knowledge of any prior agreements before it agreed to terms with Sanders.
"When a man gives you his words and pulls out," one executive said, "then gives another team your word and pulls out, then gives another team his word ... not proper."
Why Devin Hester Would Fit In K.C. from National Football Post
Though Toub's Chiefs started the offseason with only about $9.62 million in cap space, they would make the most sense for Hester.
Kansas City lost its primary punt and kickoff returner from last year.
The Titans signed away Dexter McCluster, who had an NFL-best 686 punt return yards last season, to a three-year deal that could be worth $12 million, and the Giants signed Quintin Demps, who returned 33 kickoffs for 992 yards, which ranked third in the NFL in 2013.
In The Community: St. Mary Magdalen Wins Archdiocesan Title For First Time from The Delaware County Daily Times
The Delco Athletes Hall of Fame is accepting reservations for group and individual tickets for its 75th anniversary dinner, which will be held at Concordville Inn (3 p.m. social hour, 4 o'clock dinner) Sunday, April 13...
...Joe Valerio, who played at Ridley High and the University of Pennsylvania and competed in the NFL for the Kansas City Chiefs, will be the guest speaker at the dinner.