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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 2/26

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

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Would the Chiefs Draft a Running Back in the First Round? from The Mothership

Chiefs general manager John Dorsey, since coming to Kansas City in 2013, has built the foundation of the team the past two seasons by following what made he and his staff so successful in Green Bay-taking the most talented player available on the draft board.

When you consider that fact, along with the skill level of the running back position in the upcoming 2015 draft, it isn't preposterous to think that Dorsey could feasibly go in that direction, even early on.

"I think there's some exceptional players in this draft at the running back position," he said at the Scouting Combine. "We met with a few of them last night over in our team room. I just can't wait to go see some of them compete as they go along in this process.

"I know the guys that we met with, we all liked those guys, but from a sheer talent level, there's some really special players in this year's draft."

2015 NFL Draft: How is this Year's Receiver Class Better than 2014? from The Mothership

According to the average of those top projected receivers, these numbers show that this year's class is better in every physical and athletic measurement taken at the combine compared to last year's group.

They are taller (73.7 to 73.4 inches), bigger (210.9 to 207.5 pounds), faster (4.45 to 4.47) and improved in every explosive measurement as well.

Again, the differences between .3 inches and a couple hundredths in a 40 time aren't significant when it comes to producing on the field, which is the only thing that really matters. But for as much praise as was given to last year's class, and for good reason, this is one area in which there's reason to feel good about this year's class right now.

Chiefs Honor Black History Month from The Mothership

In February, in honor of Black History Month, 50 students from Kansas City Public Schools visited Arrowhead Stadium for a video conference, which examined the contributions of African American pioneers in pro football.

The program, African American Trailblazers, was created by the Pro Football Hall of Fame (PFHOF) and is designed to be highly interactive and aligns with national standards of education.

The video was presented by Pro Football Hall of Fame's Jerry Csaki via uplink and also featured Chiefs Legends, such as PFHOF LB Bobby Bell and honorary Ambassador Georgia Buchanan, widow of PFHOF DT Buck Buchanan.

Kansas City's "Salute to Professional Football" Celebrates 45 Years this Weekend from The Mothership

As fans took to Hunt's new enterprise in Kansas City, he quickly began to make plans to gain more attention for the city and its new team through the creation of a special season-ending banquet, recognizing not only the Chiefs success, but that of professional football.

He called it "Kansas City's Salute to Professional Football." In a town with a rather limited reputation in professional sports, Hunt's intent was to make it major league worthy.

A "Committee of 101" comprised of 101 sportswriters and sportscasters who, among their duties, covered the NFL. All were mailed a ballot and asked to vote for various categories to include the top offensive and defensive player and coach of the AFC and the NFC.

Through the initiative and cooperation of community leaders like Jack Wheeler, the annual 101 awards, as the event came to be called, became a grand affair with winners from around the AFC and NFC gathered in black tie in Kansas City to accept their awards in what became known nationwide as a gala event.

Chiefs Weekly: Top Social Posts from The Mothership

Tamba Hali caught Cairo Santos showing off his skills with a soccer ball.

KCChiefs.com Video: Arrowhead Update: Celebrating Black History Month

ESPN Video: Chiefs make moves to improve at receiver

Chiefs, safety Kurt Coleman's representative met at Combine from Chiefs Digest

The Chiefs' rounds in Indianapolis with the agents of pending unrestricted free agents included a key contributor in the defensive backfield.

The Chiefs met with safety Kurt Coleman's representative in the past week at the NFL Scouting Combine and expressed interest in bringing back the fifth-year pro, a source familiar with the situation confirmed with ChiefsDigest.com.

The discussions between the Chiefs and Coleman's camp were categorized as "positive," according to the source.

Chiefs free agency preview: What to do with Justin Houston? from FS Kansas City

Potential cap casualties: Getting under the cap before the start of the new league year - which starts March 10 -- will be the priority in Kansas City. Dwayne Bowe's best days appear to be in the rear view after only catching 60 balls for 754 yards a season ago. The 30-year-old wide receiver has a $14 million cap number next season and will likely be asked to restructure. Another former Pro Bowl talent who could be on his way out is linebackerTamba Hali. Accounting for an $11.9 million cap hit, the Chiefs would save $9 million by releasing Hali and allow last year's first-round pick Dee Ford an opportunity to compete for the role opposite Houston.

Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce Gets Upstaged By Bulky Fan In PBR Dance-Off from The Postgame

The PBR's Fan of the Night segment is a dance-off with a snazzy belt buckle given as a prize (courtesy of Cooper Tires). Kelce delivers a strong performance by breaking out the Carlton Dance with "It's Not Unusual" as the musical selection. It just isn't strong enough to overcome Skim Milk's impressive array of wiggles and jiggles.

NFL great Tony Gonzalez lists his spot in Huntington Beach from The Los Angeles Times

Set at the end of a cul-de-sac, the guard-gated estate sits on about three-quarters of an acre with a Santa Barbara-inspired main residence, a guest house, a basketball half-court, a pool and spa, outdoor dining areas and large expanses of grass.

MVP choice is obvious, but which player was Chiefs' top rookie? from ESPN

There also should be some suspense with regard to rookie of the year. The Chiefs received some contributions from a few of their first-year players, including linebacker Dee Ford, wide receiver Albert Wilson and cornerback Phillip Gaines.

None of those players were in the lineup enough or had enough of an impact to be rookie of the year. That leaves guard Zach Fulton, slot receiver/kick returner De'Anthony Thomas and kicker Cairo Santos.

Former Bamberg-Ehrhardt star looks to keep impressing NFL from The Times and Democrat

According to the Washington Post, one NFL team closely evaluating Cann is the Redskins as they must shore up an aging offensive line that surrendered an astounding 58 sacks last season in order to help quarterback Robert Griffin III, who is entering his fourth NFL season.

"I play at a very low level and I think I'm athletic and strong," Cann told reporters at an NFL combine press conference. "For a guard, I think I'm really athletic. I'm quick. I think I can basically block anybody if I put my mind to it and do whatever I've got to do."

The Kansas City Chiefs, another team in urgent need of offensive line help, were one of the clubs that interviewed Cann at the combine, per Kansas City media.

Free-agent report: LB Justin Houston from ESPN

What should happen with Houston: He needs to remain with the franchise at least through his 20s and beyond if he's still productive. Absent a long-term contract this year, the Chiefs can retain Houston on a one-year deal by making him the franchise player. That's OK for the short term but eventually the Chiefs need to be fair with Houston and give him the long-term contract he deserves.

Mike DeVito's release would be a logical move for Chiefs from ESPN

In an ideal world, the Chiefs would retain DeVito next season. But with regard to their salary-cap situation, the Chiefs in the next couple of weeks will make some decisions they'd rather not make. Cutting DeVito could be one of them.

NFL head coaches power rankings: Belichick reigns supreme from Metro.us

16. Andy Reid, Chiefs: I had Reid higher here, maybe it's the Philly bias. For all his faults, he'll likely go down as a legend in Philly, taking the Birds to five NFL Championships and nine playoff berths in 14 seasons. In two years with Kansas City he's 20-12. (EM)

Reid's Chiefs beat the Patriots and Seahawks this past season. That's precisely what makes losing to teams like the Titans and Raiders so maddening. It's a 16-game season, Andy. (MB)