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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 2/25

Good morning! Here is your Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy.

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Recapping the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine from Chiefs Digest

The 2015 NFL Scouting Combine officially concluded Monday in Indianapolis and offered numerous takeaways from the annual pre-draft evaluation process.

The Chiefs will apply the information gained from the Combine to numerous Pro Day workouts, and bring in additional prospects for visits before finalizing a plan for the NFL Draft.

Of course, the Chiefs won't lose focus on free agency, which kicks off March 10, signaling a busy time of the year between now and the draft.

But before those events, here is a snapshot of what we learned of the Chiefs in the past week:

Would 2015 Chiefs draft a 22-year-old Dwayne Bowe? from ESPN

Question for those who want the Kansas City Chiefs to draft a wide receiver in the first round of this year's draft (and that seems to be about everyone): Would you be happy if the Chiefs selected a player who produced for them over the next eight years like Dwayne Bowe has for the last eight?

That's probably not a popular notion now, with Bowe having settled into a pattern of three straight seasons with decent but certainly not great numbers. But let's not forget that Bowe was the Chiefs' leading wide receiver in all eight of his seasons, topped 1,000 yards three times and led the league in receiving touchdowns in 2010 with 15. Let's also not forget the roster of quarterbacks he played with: Damon Huard, Brodie CroyleTyler ThigpenMatt Cassel, Tyler PalkoKyle Orton, Brady QuinnAlex Smith and Chase Daniel.

On the bubble: 25 AFC players who could be cut from NFL.com

2. Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver: The Chiefs have already cut Donnie Averyand A.J. Jenkins. Due a nonguaranteed $10.75 million after failing to find the end zone in 2014, Bowe should be next on the chopping block. Is that decision on hold until Andy Reid makes a run at a reunion with free agent Jeremy Maclin?...

...4. Tamba Hali, Kansas City Chiefs pass rusher: The Chiefs can save $9 million by cutting Hali, but the aging edge rusher had made it clear he'sopen to a paycut. Can the sides find common ground on a new contract with 2014 first-round pickDee Ford waiting in the wings?

Free-agent report: Kurt Coleman from ESPN

What should happen with Coleman: He doesn't necessarily have to be a priority, but the Chiefs should re-sign Coleman at the right price. His knack for the big play was important last season, and the Chiefs have too much uncertainty at safety to let that walk away.

Free-agent report: LS Thomas Gafford from ESPN

What should happen with Gafford: The Chiefs' intentions here seem clear. While the Chiefs could bring three deep snappers to camp, it's far more likely they move on from Gafford and allow the other two players, Brandon Hartson and Jorgen Hus, to compete for the job.

Free-agent report: OT Ryan Harris from ESPN

What should happen: The Chiefs shouldn't make Harris a priority. They can't afford to sink anything more than a minimum salary into a tackle unless that player is a clear upgrade over Stephenson. But Harris makes a lot of sense if he would come to the Chiefs for a minimum salary and be willing to settle for a backup role or, at best, competition with Stephenson for the starting spot on the right side.

Justin Houston and Jason Pierre-Paul among best defensive lineman available in NFL free agency from The Washington Post

Houston is 26 years old and coming off a 23-sack season, so it isn't surprising that the Kansas City General Manager John Dorsey would do everything he can to keep him around.

"I think Justin Houston is a fine football player. I think what he did this year, I mean, he did a wonderful job," Dorsey said. "Like I've said all along,I envision Justin being a Chief."

According to the game charters at Pro Football Focus, Houston was the highest rated 3-4 outside linebacker in 2014, pressuring the quarterback 87 times while making 50 stops against the run.

Dad, husband, Chiefs owner; Clark Hunt has a lot on his plate from KCTV5

Success on the field has been spotty since Clark Hunt took the reins from his father, but with the hiring of head coach Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey, he believes the Chiefs future will include a Super Bowl.

He also feels the Chiefs will win the Super Bowl if Reid and Dorsey keep doing the great job they've been doing for the Chiefs since they got here.

One might think one perk of being Clark Hunt is hanging out in the locker room after a game. Or is it?

"Describe the smell of the locker room when you walk in after a game," Hall asked.

"If we won, it is a sweet smell. If we were not successful, it really just smells like a locker room," Clark laughed.

PFT Live: Shaun King, Chargers/Chiefs offseason to-do lists from ProFootballTalk

The Chargers and Chiefs were two of the teams to finish just outside of the playoffs in the AFC in 2014 and we'll be taking a look at what they need to do in the offseason to finish a bit higher in the pecking order in 2015.

Bobblehead Hall of Fame diversifies into bobble design from The Milwaukee Business Journal

While the founders of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum continue planning their site in Milwaukee, they have ramped up a bobblehead-design business and delivered their first officially licensed bobblehead Sunday at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.

The subject was Demetrius Harris, who played power forward at UWM from 2011 to 2013. Harris has the distinction of being the first UWM athlete to play in the NFL - for the Kansas City Chiefs - since Mike Reinfeldt.

Murray, Thomas among top fantasy free agents from NFL.com

4. Randall Cobb, wide receiver: Cobb finished in the top six in fantasy points among wideouts last year, and remaining with the Packers is his best bet to remain one of the premier players at the position. However, a move to another team such as the Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs or Oakland Raiders would dent his stock. This is an offseason situation that fantasy owners need to monitor.

Claire's story is one testament to sports as a weapon against bullying from KC Star via The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

There is real good to be done through sports, and there aren't a lot of real problems that sports is better positioned to fight than bullying. It can be through experiences like Claire's, in which a sport gives a bullied kid new confidence and strength.

Or it can be with star athletes, such as the Kansas City Chiefs' Jamaal Charles or the Washington Redskins' DeSean Jackson showing kids that kindness and compassion are better forms of strength and manhood than violence and bullying.

Or - more often and undoubtedly more effective - it can be with parents and coaches and kids from high schools on down stomping out the kind of dangerous and senseless bullying that had Claire thinking the worst.

NFL Free Agents 2015: Randall Cobb, Jeremy Maclin and Torrey Smith Could Sign Elsewhere; Top Destination For Each Receiver from Headlines & Global News

3. Torrey Smith

Smith's situation couldn't have gotten any clearer after today. Ravens' owner Steve Bisciotti alluded to the fact that the team might not be able to afford the 26-year-old receiver, who had a career-high 11 touchdowns in 2014...

...HNGN's top destination for Smith: Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs have little room to work with, but they just created $4.8 million of cap room by releasing receivers Donnie Avery and A.J. Jenkins. Look for Dwayne Bowe to take a pay cut to possibly pave the way for Smith.