Eric Bieniemy: Jamaal Is Serious About His Job from The Mothership
"I guess the best way to explain it is 'Jamaal style'," Bieniemy said. "Jamaal is fast. He's explosive. He has great vision. He does a great job of being patient. He can put his foot down and accelerate with the best of them. He's also obviously very valuable in the back field. He does a great job of catching screens. He does a great job on the perimeter, lining up as a receiver. I guess he's just multidimensional. He's a great football player that happens to play at the running back position. What makes him dynamic is that you have such a unique player in Jamaal Charles. Every time he touches it, he has the ability to take it all the way."
Chris Owens Already Feeling Like Family In KC from The Mothership
"It was my first time meeting coach Reid," Owens said. "I didn't know he was a Los Angeles guy. We had some good talks about growing up and going to school in LA; he's just a really good man. You always hear stuff and read stuff, but he's even better than what you hear. He's a good man and really, really, really down to earth. He made me feel like family right away; I can't really express that enough and the same thing with John Dorsey. I just felt really comfortable. I felt like I was at home; that's really important to players, especially going through free agency."
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Quick Thoughts On DeSean Jackson from ESPN
First, there's this: Jackson's reported gang connections. I would think this is enough to give pause to any team's pursuit of Jackson.
Then there's the money situation. The Chiefs are down to about $4.5 million of salary cap room. Only five teams have a smaller amount.
DeSean Jackson's Potential Landing Spots from NFL.com
"I have nothing but good things to say about the kid," Reid said this week. "I did draft him. I had a great relationship with him. when his father passed away, that was a hard thing for him to go through at a young age. They were best friends.
"I've experienced life things with him. He was great for me when I was there."
If the Chiefs could make the money work, this makes a lot of sense.
Chiefs A Perfect Spot For DeSean Jackson from Chiefs Spin
Despite being in a system designed to spread the ball around, Jackson proved to be a prolific producer.
Of Jackson's three career 1,000-yard receiving campaigns, two came with Reid. Over the span of five seasons with Reid (2008-12), Jackson recorded 274 catches for 4,785 yard and 23 touchdowns.
Jackson, who enters his seventh season out of the University of California, sports a healthy 17.2 yards-per-catch career average.
Conversely, Bowe's career average is 13.6 and Avery's career average is 13.2.
Chiefs Were Lucky With Regard To Injuries from ESPN
The Chiefs were hit harder late in the season, with Justin Houston, Branden Albert, and Anthony Fasanomissing multiple games in December, than they were earlier. Then the Chiefs were practically debilitated by injuries in the playoff loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
But the fact is the Chiefs were fortunate last season with injuries. Unless you count Moeaki or rookie tight end Travis Kelce, they had nobody of significance miss the entire season because of an injury.
Right Fit For Chiefs from Warpaint Illustrated
If the Kansas City Chiefs are going to rival the offensive prowess of the Denver Broncos, they need a top-flight wide receiver to become a blimp on their radar screen. Without that in hand to open the season, their offense might sputter without a compliment to receiver, Dwayne Bowe.
When Emmanuel Sanders did his dog and pony show in Kansas City two weeks ago, the organization once again had a deep hole to fill at receiver.
On Friday afternoon, the Chiefs found themselves as a possible favorite to land former Philadelphia Eagles Wide Receiver, DeSean Jackson.
Report: Chiefs Are Pursuing DeSean Jackson from ProFootballTalk
Big Red and Little DeSean could be getting together again.
We suggested during Friday's Pro Football Talk on NBCSN keeping an eye on the Chiefs. Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports that, indeed, the Chiefs are keeping an eye on Jackson.
DeSean Jackson On Radar Of Chiefs, Jets, Raiders from NFL.com
Here is our Jackson tracker:
1. Kansas City Chiefs: The Kansas City Star's Terez Paylor reported Friday afternoon the Chiefsare among the teams pursuing Jackson. The news comes as no surprise. Coach Andy Reid spoke glowingly of his former No. 1 receiver earlier in the week.
Bell: DeSean Jackson Case Lacking Due Process from USA Today
It looks like a sideways peace sign, but if you look closely at his fingers they are curled in "C" shapes. One detail doesn't square with this ah-ha moment: Jackson is wearing a red California Angels baseball cap, the color of choice for another notorious rival gang - the "Bloods."
Crips don't go around wearing the color of the Bloods. Presumably, that L.A. gang culture tradition would also apply to those associated with one of the rival outfits or another.
Was Jackson flashing some serious gang sign while posing for multiple photographs or merely trying to be what he may perceive as cool? Regardless, it's not a good look about now.
DeSean Jackson's Statement About Philadelphia Eagles Release Misspells Andy Reid's Name from LehighValleyLive.com
"First I would like to thank the Eagles organization, the Eagles fans and the city of Philadelphia for my time in Philly. I would also like to thank coach Andy Reed [sic] for bringing me in."
College Athletes Need Some Money, Not A Union: James Varney from NOLA.com
I watched my first big-time college football practices in November 2006 in Baton Rouge. I remember it vividly because it was so cool, because I love college football and because LSU is so damned good at it. But one thing that jumped out immediately was how hard wide receiver Dwayne Bowe was working.
Now some may not consider Bowe, who now labors in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs, an ideal role model. But there was no denying football was to be his livelihood, and he was working every day just as hard at it as any LSU pre-med student was working in the labs.
Up-And-Coming Country Star To Perform At Fair from The Titusville Herald
Sam Hunt was originally a football player for both Middle Tennessee State University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He had later worked as a free agent for the Kansas City Chiefs, but after being unable to become a professional player, Hunt turned to a singing-songwriting career.
Hunt co-wrote Kenny Chesney's 2012 single, "Come Over," and received an award from ASCAP.
Mock Draft No. 7: Atlanta (Clowney), Raiders (Carr) Make Deals from CBS Sports
23. Kansas City Chiefs -- Notre Dame DL Stephon Tuitt: Tyson Jackson is gone and Tuitt can play anywhere across the front.