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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 5/14

Good morning! Today's Kansas City Chiefs news includes a documentary, reality television, and you know, football stuff. Enjoy!

Joe Robbins

Chiefs Ink Sixth-Round Draft Pick OL Zack Fulton from The Mothership

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Tuesday that the club has signed offensive lineman Zach Fulton. Fulton was the first of the team's two sixth-round picks from the 2014 NFL Draft (193rd overall). He became the first of Kansas City's six selections in the draft to sign with the club.

Chiefs Are 15th In ESPN Power Rankings from ESPN

A couple of things trouble me as far as their ranking. Judging from the comments voters made about the Chiefs, they were marked down because they lost three offensive linemen to free agency. I think the Chiefs will be in better shape on the offensive line than many people believe. They Chiefs drafted a lot of linemen in the early rounds in recent years so they built up some nice depth there.

Kansas City Chiefs 2014 NFL Draft Review from The Miami Herald

Summary: Ford and Gaines probably won't help all that much until a year or two down the line. The Chiefs seemed to do better in the middle rounds where they got their replacement for McCluster in Thomas, and nabbed a solid developmental quarterback prospect in Aaron Murray.


Roster Analysis 2013 To 2014: RB from ESPN

For our purposes, we're going to count rookie De'Anthony Thomas as a receiver and not a running back. He may play some here but Charles and Davis should get most of the playing time. So this group could be the same unless there's an injury or McKnight is able to steal Gray's roster spot. Sooner or later, Charles' ability to deliver consistently huge production will drop off, but I'm not going to predict it this year.

How Will DeAnthony Thomas Fit With Kansas City? from The Oregonian

Thomas has more top end speed than McCluster so it'll be interesting to see if the Chiefs split him out and run him deep to create space underneath for Alex Smith to throw to other receivers.

We all know he's a smaller back and we've all heard how that means he can't be an every down back. True. But we've also see him run between the tackles before and I'll be honest, for a guy his size he does a tremendous job of not getting hit head on or even cleanly. Let's hope he can continue that in the NFL.

Chiefs Get Their WRs -- Aftert Draft from ESPN

The Kansas City Chiefs failed to draft a wide receiver, not counting Oregon's De'Anthony Thomas, a collegiate running back who could wind up playing in the slot in the NFL. But two of the Chiefs' six undrafted free agents are wide receivers.

They are Georgia State's Albert Wilson and Louisiana-Lafayette's Darryl Surgent.

49er's Alex Smith Deal Actually An 8-For-5 Deal from CSN Bay Area

The final tally will not be known until next year's draft, but as things currently stand, the 49ers' trade of Alex Smith has turned into a cumbersome eight-for-five deal that involves six teams - the 49ers, Kansas City, Tennessee, Green Bay, Denver and Miami.

Smith turned into a highly efficient quarterback at the right time for the 49ers.

Clagary Stampeders GM Pleased With Picks from The Calgary Sun

Hufnagel also got offensive lineman Laurent Douvernay-Tardif - the top prospect in the draft - 19th overall.

The 23-year-old was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the sixth round of the NFL Draft on the weekend.

The 6-foot-5, 321-pounder is also one year away from becoming a doctor so when or if he ever shows up in the CFL is anyone's guess.

"Having three picks in the third round, it was predetermined that if he was available, we would use one of those picks to pick Laurent," Hufnagel said.

Northfield's Jirik Rehabs Shoulder, Postpones Plans For NFL from

Jirik's draft eligibility is over with the conclusion of this year's draft but he'll enter free agency and can sign with any team that expresses interest. He did receive a contract offer from the Kansas City Chiefs following the draft but couldn't sign because of his injury. The Chiefs wanted him as an outside linebacker for their 3-4 zone defense,

2014 NFL Draft: AFC Undrafted Free Agents To Watch from CBS Sports

Kansas City Chiefs -- WR Albert Wilson, Georgia State: Besides Dwayne Bowe, the Chiefs wide receiver group lacks any targets that keep defensive coordinators awake at night. Wilson isn't the biggest or strongest, but his speed fits the NFL game and he is going to a situation that might allow him to see playing time earlier than expected.

Aaron Murray Ready To Start His New Job from The State

Although contract extension talks are moving slowly with starter Alex Smith, there's no question he's No. 1 and isn't in danger of losing that designation.

In helping the Chiefs make the playoffs last season, he had 23 TD passes against just seven interceptions for 3,313 yards.

Chase Daniel, who has four years of NFL experience, is the backup and Taylor Bray, who was a rookie out of Tennessee a year ago, is third-string.

But battling for a position is nothing new for Murray.

Eagles Trade Down, Select Louisville's Smith from Main Line Media News

Kelly said the Eagles decided to trade down after a couple of players they targeted came off the board before 22. The list almost certainly included receiver Brandin Cooks and safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. Kelly's adrenaline was pumping when the Kansas City Chiefs, at 23, picked Auburn edge rusher Dee Brown.

The Eagles might be one of the few teams that think Smith is first round worthy, as he was projected by several scouting services as a fourth-to-sixth round choice. That's not a problem for Kelly, who is unconcerned about being criticized for reaching.

"We thought we needed to add a pass rusher," Kelly said. "I think his ceiling is very high. He was the next guy for us.

'What Is Philanthropy?' To Screen At Wealthy Theater from The Holland Sentinel

Grand Valley State professor and producer Salvatore Alaimo will take part in a question-and-answer session after the film. The 86-minute feature-length film portrays and discusses philanthropy and giving through the perspectives of a wide variety of people from across the country. Subjects include Alex Smith, quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs; Sen. Charles Grassley; Mike Farrell, Emmy-nominated star of MASH...

Notable Rookies On New England Patriot's 2014 Schedule from ESPN

Week 4 at Kansas City: Dee Ford exploded onto the scene for Auburn in 2013 and injects depth into one of the league's best pass rushes. The Chiefs' sub packages will be a nightmare to block.

Does Josh Murray Make It To The Final Round Of 'The Bachelorette'? from Online Athens

Murray is the older brother of former UGA and current Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Aaron Murray.

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