That same concern will likely surface this weekend when the Dolphins begin discussing contracts with Albert, and the other top end left tackle prospects – Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe, Oakland's Jared Veldheer and Cincinnati's Anthony Collins – on the market when negotiations begin on Saturday, and visits and signings start on Tuesday at 4 p.m. Will the Dolphins give an offensive tackle the $9 million a year salary the franchise balked at when Albert requested it last year?
Getting Cooper back to the player he was in the first half of the season should be an offseason priority for the Chiefs when they gather for the start of their offseason work next month. The Chiefs have a couple of established veterans at cornerback in Brandon Flowers and Sean Smith, but the Cooper from the first half of last season completes the set. With Cooper playing well, the Chiefs are set at corner for next season and can reasonably expect Cooper to step in at an important position and become a starter when the Chiefs decide Flowers or Smith becomes too expensive or is no longer effective.
How the Chiefs plan to use the draft will dictate who the Chiefs will go after in free agency. It is pretty obvious the Chiefs have more than six holes on their roster — the number of draft picks they have right now in May — so they are going to have to use free agency to fill some holes. We can learn from how Dorsey and Reid have used their past first-round picks to predict what they may be looking for in free agency. Let’s start by taking a look at both of their histories.
How it could work out: Jeromey Clary, the main right guard for the Chargers last season, is under contract for 2014. The Chargers admire Clary, 30, for his toughness and his guard-tackle versatility. His return would be welcomed by, among others, center Nick Hardwick, a linemate for seven years. If the Chargers chose to save money by cutting Clary, whose salary is $4.55 million, they would want to consider Asamoah, who is five years younger and more experienced at guard.
If you ever see the Chiefs Community Caring Team (CCCT) out and about, it is in large part because of the efforts of the Community Relations department. This department is charged with creating opportunities for the Chiefs, allowing the organization as a whole to give back to the loyal Chiefs Kingdom. "This department, through the vehicle of the CCCT, is the main resource we utilize to make an impact and support our neighbors locally and throughout the Chiefs Kingdom," Chuck Castellano, Chiefs Community Relations Manager, explained. "Through the CCCT, this department affords us the opportunity to reach the community to help uplift those in need and support the Kansas City area."
Marshall student-athletes will be honored at the dinner and Edwards will be introduced by Marshall legend Chad Pennington, who played quarterback for the coach as a member of the Jets. "Coach Herm Edwards is one of the few men that I consider one of my mentors," Pennington said. "He has been a great coach, friend, and mentor, and I am thrilled that our Marshall University community has the opportunity to listen to Coach Edwards speak."