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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 3/7

Good morning! Here is your Kansas City Chiefs news from across the internet. A nice cross section of articles. Enjoy!

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Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs Make Roster Moves from The Mothership

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Thursday that the club has released linebacker Robert James and tight end Dominique Jones.

James (5-11, 224) has seen action in 19 contests in four NFL seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs (2013), Baltimore Ravens (2013) and Atlanta Falcons (2009, 2011-12)...

...Jones (6-3, 270) has played in 12 games (three starts) in two NFL seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs (2013) and the Indianapolis Colts (2012-13)... Video: One On One: Andy Reid

Cooper An Important Piece For The Chiefs from ESPN

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.

Quintin Demps Merges Passions, Faith To Offer Inspiration from Chiefs Spin

Demps' enthusiasm transitioned well on the field in 2013 where he led the Chiefs with four interceptions and paced a record-setting special teams return game with 992 yards and a touchdown on 33 attempts (30.1 yards per return).

Beyond the football field, Demps merged his athletic prowess and a joy of music with his Christian faith to inspire others.

McShay Mock 3.0 Reax: Chiefs from ESPN

Todd McShay's latest mock draft is out, but his pick for the Kansas City Chiefs remains the same. He still has Louisiana State wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. going to the Chiefs with their first-round pick, which is 23rd overall.

You've heard this from me before but it bears repeating: A wide receiver makes a ton of sense for the Chiefs from both the short and long terms.

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Rams Make Bold Play For WR/OL Combo from CBS Sports

23. Kansas City Chiefs -- Marqise Lee, WR, USC -- Alex Smith needs more weapons and Lee's a strong route runner with good hands who can step in and make an impact right away on the Chiefs passing game.

Free-Agent Report: Jon Asamoah from ESPN

What should happen: This decision won't be made in a vacuum. What the Chiefs do with Schwartz impacts what they do with Asamoah, and vice versa. The Chiefs should welcome Asamoah back if they can't retain Schwartz. They could do worse things with their money than re-sign both players. If the Chiefs choose between the two players, they'll be letting a solid player go no matter which way they go.

Jim Harbaugh Spends Time With Kansas Relatives from

"It was a great honor and privilege to speak to any team but especially to this team," Harbaugh said. "Coach (Bill) Self, I have tremendous respect for him, great coach, fine person. I just hope I didn't screw them up. I hope I didn't overdo it. "

Harbaugh provided a proper pep-talk. Kansas beat Texas Tech 82-57.

Harbaugh probably won't be asked Kansas-related questions again until the Kansas City Chiefs visit Levi's®Stadium in 2014.

"That'll be a tough one for us," Harbaugh said.

Free-Agent Report: S Husain Abdullah from ESPN

What should happen: As with many of the backups who are potential unrestricted free agents, Abdullah should be on the Chiefs' wait-and-see list. Sign him in the spring if a better alternative doesn't come along.

'Dem Bums' from The Nevada Daily Mail

My own devotion to several sports teams and persons over the past few decades is frighteningly similar to that of those Brooklyn fans. I seem to love my own collection of "lovable losers."

At the very top of my list is my beloved Kansas City Chiefs. I have been a faithful fan since I was a kid, and the Chiefs moved to Kansas City in 1963. I am still a season ticket holder, and plan to be so as long as I am able.

My Chiefs had their glory days. I was still in high school, when we went to the first Super Bowl in January 1967, and was in college when they won their only Super Bowl in 1970.

I had no idea in 1970 that my Chiefs would not return to a Super Bowl. Even now, it is hard for me to comprehend, all these years of frustration. Despite all this lack of performance, I remain like the old Brooklyn fans, "waiting until next year!"

Podcast: Chiefs Fan Explains Why Gay Athletes Shouldn't Come Out from Outsports

We were joined on our latest Outsports podcast by caller Renee from St. Louis, a Kansas City Chiefs fan who opposes same-sex marriage but says she isn't homophobic.

Renee called in to talk about Michael Sam and athletes coming out. She doesn't think they should, and she thinks it's just a ploy to make more money and get drafted by the NFL. Just the assumptions she makes shows a lot of progress - that coming out is now assumed to be a huge financial benefit, even in the pro sports world.

Negotiating Window For NFL Free Agents Opens Saturday from USA Today

Although NFL free agency doesn't begin until Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET, Captain Munnerlyn and his agent, Hadley Englehard, will meet Friday morning to discuss strategy for landing the Carolina Panthers cornerback the best possible contract.

Engelhard realizes as much as anybody the most important part of free agency actually starts when the "legal tampering" window opens Saturday at noon - a three-day period that allows teams to open discussions with agents and players.

College Football HOF Nominees Named from '

Derrick Thomas, a unanimous All-America and the Butkus Award winner in 1988, is among three former Alabama players on this year's ballot. He is joined by former Crimson Tide stars Paul Crane, who played center and linebacker and was a leader on back-to-back national championships in 1964 and 1965, and Bobby Humphrey, the offensive player of the year in 1987.

This year's ballot has 75 players and six coaches from Football Bowl Subdivision (popularly known as Division I) and 87 players and 26 coaches from the lower divisional ranks.

Not Just Throwing Darts from SB Nation

"That is how San Francisco does it," Jeremiah says, "they bring all their scouts in there for a long time and watch all the tape. That's how Seattle does it, and those teams have been very successful, Green Bay still does that, now Kansas City, with John Dorsey, they're doing it in Kansas City. I come from Ozzie Newsome in Baltimore, and we were completely against that, and obviously, Baltimore just won a Super Bowl, Seattle just won a Super Bowl, so there are different ways of doing it."

There's evidently no hard-line guide to scouting -- it's as much an art as it is a science -- and the recent success by the two schools of thought reinforces this.

Texans Linked To Veteran QB Matt Cassel from The Houston Chronicle

The NFL's silly season has officially begun.

Nine-year veteran Matt Cassel has been linked to the Texans by and According to the sites, the free-agent quarterback is a candidate to become the Texans' starter this season...

...In 2010, he earned a Pro Bowl selection with Kansas City, throwing 27 touchdowns and just seven interceptions.

Cassel's four-year run with the Chiefs was an overall failure. He signed a six-year, $63 million deal in 2009. Kansas City only had one winning record during his tenure and had two seasons with at least 12 losses, including a 2-14 campaign in 2012.

Hope Full Of Love Tonight from The Stockton Record

When he was a child, Faizon Love was funny enough to make Marcus Allen laugh.

"Yeah," Love said of Allen, a Pro Football Hall of Fame running back. "He'd try to teach me how to catch a ground ball. Man, would he laugh..."

...Love's humorously interacted with Allen - who won the Heisman Trophy at the University of Southern California and played for the NFL's Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs - when Allen's dad, "Red," was coaching Love's youth baseball team in southeast San Diego's Emerald Fields neighborhood.

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