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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 2/13

Happy Friday!!! Here's your Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy!

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Chase Daniel Will Be Inducted into Mizzou's Athletics Hall of Fame Friday Night from The Mothership

Chase Daniel, years before he was ever the backup quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, left a legacy at the University of Missouri that has earned him a spot in the school's 2014 Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame class.

Along with former college teammates Jeremy Maclin and Chase Coffman, Daniel will be inducted Friday night in a ceremony to be held at Memorial Stadium, which is located on the school's campus.

"It's one of the highest honors bestowed upon a former student-athlete," Daniel said when he learned the news in December. "I'm very blessed to be going in with Chase Coffman and Jeremy Maclin, two guys I got to play with for three or four years each.

"It's a good feeling. It's pretty awesome."

Chiefs Visit VA Medical Center from The Mothership

This week is regarded as National Salute to Veteran Patients Week, which is a way to pay tribute and express appreciation to veterans, increase community awareness of the role of the VA Medical Center and encourage citizens to visit hospitalized veterans and to become involved as volunteers. It is to say thank you to a group of men and women who have proudly served our country and give back to them in their time of need.

"It was a great opportunity to visit our veterans and hear their cool stories about things they've done and places they've been," Kush noted. "I met a guy who was around my age and he'd been to Iraq three times already. It was really interesting to hear his stories and experiences. I love being able to visit these guys; they sacrificed a lot and took a lot of risks."

Chiefs Weekly: Top Social Posts from The Mothership

Derrick Johnson posted an update on his recovery, while others are posting their progress and how they are staying in shape this offseason...

...Head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder and other members of the Chiefs staff are in London this week to prepare for the November game.

KCChiefs.com Photo Gallery: Chase Daniel Highlights

Report: Former Steelers CB Shaquille Richardson Signs With Chiefs from Steelers Depot

Another former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback has found a new home this week as Shaquille Richardson has reportedly signed a one-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs

Chiefs' salary cap to get boost of more than $2.2 million from ESPN

The Kansas City Chiefs will carry over more than $2.2 million of unused 2014 salary-cap funds to 2015, according to the ESPN Stats & Information group. The exact figure is $2,246,790.

The additional salary-cap room will be useful to the Chiefs.

Chiefs need to draft a red-zone WR, but not necessarily in Round 1 from FS Kansas City

The short answer, of course, is red-zone threat at wide receiver and front-line pass protector -- just not necessarily in that order.

Obvious needs are, well, obvious, and after a historic, almost absurdly comic, zero receiving touchdowns from a wideout in 2014 -- believed to be a first, and a worst, in modern NFL annals -- the HELP WANTED sign at receiver has been out on Andy Reid's lawn for a few months now.

And yet at least one longtime draftnik thinks that if the Kansas City Chiefs can't findTHE GUY at pick No. 18 (assuming they aren't moving from pick 18, given a haul of a reported 11 draft picks to play with this spring), THE GUY might actually be there later. In other words, if an impact tackle happens to fall into your laps -- at the moment, you have zero on the roster -- late in the first, go back to Need 1A (keeping Alex Smith from getting more body parts lacerated), then circle back to Need 1.

Position analysis: Defensive line from ESPN

The pieces are in place for a solid season from this group, particularly if DeVito returns as the same player he was before the injury. DeVito, Poe and Bailey would make for a strong group of starters while Howard and Walker would be part of the playing rotation. The Chiefs also had hopes for Catapano as a situational pass-rusher before an illness in training camp forced him onto the injured list.

Tight end pool could remain shallow in 2015 from NFL.com

5. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs: Kelce was inconsistent at times in 2014, but he still recorded impressive totals across the board and finished eighth in fantasy points among tight ends. When you also consider that the Chiefs don't have a single impact wideout on their roster, including Dwayne Bowe, Kelce will be a good bet to remain the top option in the pass attack for Alex Smith once again.

Position analysis: quarterback from ESPN

Smith will return as the starter and the Chiefs have to do a better job of getting big pass plays and touchdowns from their wide receivers. It figures to be another season without a trip to the playoffs if the Chiefs don't improve their downfield passing statistics. Also of intrigue is what the Chiefs will do for a backup. Daniel proved capable in his two starts for the Chiefs in his two seasons in Kansas City. But he is scheduled to cost the Chiefs $3.8 million against their salary cap, a bloated figure for a backup quarterback and a team that will be tight against the salary cap.

Cutting Tamba Hali the Best Case Scenario for Chiefs from Pro Football Spot

Tamba Hali is a leader for the Kansas City Chiefs defense. His work ethic, attitude and dedication to his craft are pillars of his success over his nine years in Kansas City. Hali has shown remarkable resolve in maintaining his own career while mentoring younger players like Dee Ford and Justin Houston before him.

The team has a decision to make soon and there are outside factors that will influence the process. The period for assigning the Franchise Tag ends March 2nd at 4pm. If the team has any hope of signing Justin Houston to extension, it would need to happen by the deadline. It is most likely that Houston will have to be given the franchise tag, costing the team $13.08 million against the 2015 salary cap. Signing Houston could result in a smaller cap number for 2015 and have an impact on Hali's future with the team.

Former Saint Joe Horn to replace Jim Cantore as Grand Marshal of Krewe of Neptune parade from Gulf Life

Horn was originally drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round of the 1996 NFL Draft. He spent seven of his 12 NFL seasons with the Saints, for whom he was a 4-time Pro Bowler and holds the franchise single-season receiving yards record with 1,399 and is tied with Marques Colston for the most receiving touchdowns in a single season with 11.

Exclusive Interview With Kansas State DE/LB Ryan Mueller from NFL Mocks

"It's hard to pinpoint an exact team - you want to play for any of ‘em and all of ‘em. I like all the NFL teams and it would be a privilege and a blessing to be part of any NFL program. Kansas City Chiefs, it's where I'm from - obviously that would be cool to be part of that team. I played high school ball in Kansas, college ball in Kansas, and the Chiefs are close to home. That would certainly be convenient. I would have a lot of fan support, and it would be an easy commute for my family. Especially for all my lawn clients, my landscape clients could attend."

Wait, what?

"I had a little landscaping business in high school, and at K-State I couldn't get everybody tickets to come watch me play. I feel like at Arrowhead, they'd be there anyway."

A glance ahead from Bengals.com

The only higher ranked special teams the No. 6 Bengals play is the No. 5 Ravens. The other top ten teams, the Chiefs (eight) and Rams (nine), have to bring their elite punters to PBS.

‘Top Chef' Boston Ep. 15 Recap: ‘Mano a Mano' from Boston.com

Top Chef: Boston premiered on October 15, 2014 with 16 contestants.

Even though it was just a few months ago, looking back it seems like such a simpler time. After a long, yawn-inducing campaign, we were close to choosing a new governor. There wasn't any snow on the ground. The MBTA was functioning at a relatively adequate level. And the Patriots were 4-2 and just beginning to turn their season around after a horrific loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. My, how all these things changed.

Flash forward to February 11, 2015, and theTop Chef: Boston cast has been winnowed down to two chefs: Mei and Gregory.

The Top 25 potential free agents for 2015 from Vavel.com

1. Justin Houston, OLB Kansas City. 48.5 sacks in 59 games, Houston is the very definition of a premier pass rusher from the 34 outside linebacker spot. He'll command top dollar whether or not he hits the open market. Expect a franchise tag leading to a massive contract. If you aren't the Kansas City Chiefs and were hoping to bid on Houston, throw out a trade offer on Tamba Hali now.

Prediction: Stays in KC for 7 years, 96 million.

Suh, Houston and Bryant Will Strike it Big in NFL Free Agency from XN Sports

OLB Justin Houston, Kansas City Chiefs - Houston has provided the perfect example of how a third-round draft choice is supposed to play the first four years of his career. Houston had double-digit sacks in 2012 and 2013, but he became a dominant superstar in 2014 with 22.0 sacks. Houston has excellent speed and quickness and can get an edge on opposing blockers with his quick first step. Additionally, he has developed a slew of sensational moves that enable him to win the one-on-one battle. The Chiefs are almost certainly going to slap the franchise tag on him.