Chiefs Mailbag: Sorting Through The Tight Ends from Chiefs Spin
While limited to individual position drills, Kelce looked fine running and catching from the three days observed covering minicamp. The Chiefs should have Kelce ready for training camp and he's on track with the timetable associated with microfracture knee surgery.
Harris, a former college basketball power forward, is the true wildcard. The second-year pro was considered a developmental player in 2013 and spent 14 weeks on the practice squad before landing on season-ending injured reserve with an ankle injury on Dec. 18.
Cheers, Jeers For The Week Of June 29-July 5 2014 from The Fairfield Daily Republic
Cheers to James-Michael Johnson, the Rodriguez High School graduate and Kansas City Chiefs linebacker who toured the Mission Solano Bridge to Life Center this week, several months after he led a charge to replace a large number of Thanksgiving turkeys that were stolen from Mission Solano.
Johnson got to see the work the organization does with people in need and helped brighten the day of many of the residents. It was a job well done.
H.B. Parade Doesn't Disappoint from The Huntington Beach Independent
Seth Morton, 13, of Huntington Beach had waited since 6 a.m. to try to get a football signed and had started to have doubts that the football player would cooperate.
"He told me, 'Mom, he's not going to sign my football!'" said Debbie Morton, Seth's mother. "I kept telling him that he will and to just be patient."
Seth's patience paid off. His Kansas City Chiefs football was signed by Gonzalez, who played for the team for 12 years. The teen was left in a daze, glancing at his new souvenir as he tried to comprehend what had just happened.
NFL's Backward Salary System Hurts Elite Players Like Jimmy Graham from CBS Sports [written by Tony Gonzalez]
For now I want to share my experience during my contract negotiations with the Kansas City Chiefs. In 2001, my contract was up for renegotiation. In the three seasons leading up to the negotiations, I put up unprecedented numbers that weren't comparable to any other tight end in the league at the time. My agent was Tom Condon (Jimmy Graham's agent now) and he tried to get me paid like a wide receiver -- or according to what my production had been. The Chiefs' GM at the time was Carl Peterson, and his battle cry during the lengthy negotiation was, "you're not a receiver so I can't pay you like one."
Back and forth we went, the franchise tag was bestowed upon me, I missed all of camp but I ended up receiving the biggest contract for a tight end in NFL history. I should have been happy, right? Hell yeah, I was happy! I got paid and didn't have to go to a Dick Vermeil training camp.