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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 2/24

Good morning! Here is your Kansas City Chiefs news from across the internet. Enjoy!

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs GM John Dorsey Feels Comfortable with 2015 NFL Draft Class from The Mothership

In his first two years leading the Kansas City Chiefs, general manager John Dorsey has put together a staff of coaches and players that have compiled a 20-12 regular season record.

For Dorsey, 39 of the 53 players on the roster at the end of last season were drafted, signed, claimed on waivers or traded for since he's taken leadership of the Chiefs.

Of the 14 carryover players from the previous regime, Dorsey and his staff have signed contract extensions with four of them: Dwayne Bowe (2013), Dustin Colquitt (2013), Jamaal Charles(2014) and Allen Bailey (2014).

Dorsey has consistently said they will build through the draft, and as his staff prepares for the 2015 NFL Draft, he said he felt good about where they were at before the NFL Scouting Combine.

2015 NFL Scouting Combine: Day Six from The Mothership

Byron Jones, a cornerback from the University of Connecticut, broke the broad jump record Monday by jumping 12 feet and three inches.

The previous record was 11 feet and seven inches.

Chiefs interested in bringing back LB Josh Mauga from Chiefs Digest

Pending unrestricted free agent linebacker Josh Mauga overcame odds in 2014 to become a starter for the Chiefs.

And the Chiefs apparently hope to bring him back.

The Chiefs met with Mauga's agent during the NFL Scouting Combine and expressed interest in re-signing the fifth-year pro, a source familiar with the situation confirmed with

Did combine change much for Chiefs at receiver? from ESPN

The combine workouts at wide receiver didn't necessarily change anything with regard to the Kansas City Chiefs. Picking 18th, the Chiefs won't get a shot at any of the draft's top three wide outs: West Virginia's Kevin White, Alabama's Amari Cooper and Louisville's Devante Parker.

White's 4.35 40-yard time, a blazing time for someone who measured 6-foot-2½ and weighed 215 pounds, might have solidified his spot as the No. 1 receiver.

2015 NFL Mock Draft: Titans can't ignore Mariota's upside at No. 2 from CBS Sports

18. Kansas City Chiefs -- Arizona State WR Jaelen Strong: Andy Reid is notoriously hesitant to select receivers in the first round. But given Kansas City's struggles in the passing game, he may not be able to ignore a second consecutive strong class at the position. Strong is aptly named, showing the physicality and body control to make acrobatic catches. He showed his explosiveness with a 4.44-second 40 and 42-inch vertical jump at the combine. He also comes with high marks for work ethic and dependability.

Free-agent report: WR Jason Avant from ESPN

What should happen with Avant: The Chiefs have to be focused on improving at wide receiver. They should thank Avant for his good work in his brief time in Kansas City and keep him on speed dial if injuries tear apart the position for the Chiefs next season.

Connell: DGB had a winning weekend at the NFL Combine from The Springfield News-Leader

The former Hillcrest High School star seemed to hit all the right notes during his audition for the NFL, which may cement his place as a first-round selection. And perhaps staying close to home, for one of Missouri's franchises that is in desperate need of help at receiver?

This is what Kansas City Chiefs GM John Dorsey told's Andy Fenelon: "Physically, we think he has all the gifts in the world. We've all admired him. All of us who have been in the state of Missouri and the Kansas City area have seen him afar, have admired his physical traits. I think now what people want to do is get a feel for him as a person ... just see where he is, that's what we are doing. We will be meeting him in the next couple days and I look forward to it."

Chiefs GM Dorsey On Byron Jones NFL Combine Performance from The Hartford Courant

I also heard from former UConn standout, Green Bay Packer and current Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey who is feeling awfully proud today.

"One of the most impressive, explosive workouts I've witnessed at the Combine in recent years," he said. "Husky Pride."

Shields, Tingelhoff and Wolf Ready for August from The Pro Football Hall Of Fame

Three members of the Class of 2015 - Will Shields, Mick Tingelhoff and Ron Wolf - visited Canton on Monday in preparation for their August 8 Enshrinement. Tingelhoff and Wolf were accompanied by their wives Phyllis and Edie. The group was also joined by Eileen Polian, the wife of fellow classmate Bill Polian, and as well as team officials from the Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers.

USA TODAY NFL mock draft: Lions take RB Melvin Gordon from The Detroit Free Press

18. Kansas City Chiefs - Michigan WR Devin Funchess: The Chiefs' issues at wideout are well documented with none of them catching a TD pass last season. Funchess (6-4, 232) could have a red-zone impact on par with 2014 rookie star Kelvin Benjamin.

Chiefs Chairman Clark Hunt talks family, football and future from KCTV5

Hunt has been in charge of the Chiefs for almost 10 years now. He learned the game and how to run a franchise at the feet of his father Lamar Hunt.

The NFL pioneer passed in 2006, but his presence and influence still guide his son today.

"What I miss most from the last decade is not having my dad around. He would have loved working with guys like Andy Reid and John Dorsey. He'd be excited where the Chiefs are today," Clark Hunt said

Utah safety Eric Rowe's strong finish highlights Utahns' efforts at NFL Scouting Combine from The Deseret News

Kansas City Star reporter Terez A. Paylor said he "would sign off on the pick" if the Chiefs went with the former Ute in the second round of this year's draft.

"Orchard ... is one of my fastest risers in the draft. I really liked his speed off the edge at the Senior Bowl, which matched up with his impressive 18.5-sack senior season," Paylor wrote.

NFL Network also compared Orchard's measurables to those of veteran defensive end DeMarcus Ware.

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The Chiefs met with guard Rodney Hudson's representatives during the NFL combine to discuss a contract, a source told The Kansas City Star.

No deal appears imminent, but the two sides are still discussing a contract. Hudson has started in 31 games for the Chiefs over the last two seasons.

Former UC Bearcat Travis Kelce has epic dance-off at PBR event from FS Ohio

During a PBR event in Kansas City, Kelce participated in a dance-off with a fan from the audience.

Kelce put on a good performance, but once the big man in the stands started to lay down his moves, it turned into an epic beatdown.

Meet 5-Star Signee Kahlil McKenzie, the SEC's Next Bold Freshman from Bleacher Report

McKenzie witnessed firsthand what it takes to play at the highest level.

When it came to discussing the recruiting process, he talked with family friend Alonzo Highsmith, a Miami Hurricanes great and former NFL running back, as well as Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck.

Other brilliant football minds from which he's sought advice, he said, are family friends Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider, Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey, NFL Hall of FamerHowie Long, former Vol and current Oakland Director of Player Personnel Joey Clinkscales and several others.

That's not to even mention his dad.

2015 NFL mock draft: Combine information shaping 1st round from SB Nation

18. Kansas City Chiefs: Landon Collins, S, Alabama

Hey look, it's not a wide receiver or offensive lineman for the Chiefs. Unfortunately, the football future of the Chiefs' Eric Berry is unknown while he gets treated for Hodgkin lymphoma. As a precaution, Kansas City could roll with Collins and get the draft's top safety. Fellow starter Husain Abdullah has just one more season on his contract.