Five Things To Know About Chiefs Offensive Lineman Ben Grubbs from The Mothership
Grubbs already has a relationship with Chiefs linebacker
Dee Ford, the only other player on the current Chiefs roster who played at Auburn University.
Grubbs, who is from Alabama, met Dee Ford when going back to Auburn to visit his son. Surprisingly though, they didn't meet through the football program, but rather when Grubbs' piano teacher informed him that Ford played at his church.
"I was like, ‘Really?'" Grubbs said. "So they invited me to the church and that's how I started talking to Dee Ford. He even offered to give me some lessons ... he is unreal on the keyboard. Unreal."
Three Kansas City Chiefs Rank Among NFL.com's Top 100 Fantasy Players for 2015 from The Mothership
It might be months from the beginning of the 2015 NFL season, but fantasy game aficionados can't help themselves and thus, we're discussing the three Kansas City Chiefs who find themselves projected in the top 100 fantasy players in 2015.
With so many big-name players moving across teams and conferences so far this offseason, the intrigue surrounding how these players could produce for their new teams is a storyline we'll continue to hear about.
According to NFL.com, running back
Jamaal Charles, receiver Jeremy Maclinand tight end Travis Kelcewill all be among the top 100 fantasy football players next season.
Appraising the Chiefs' key moves since start of free agency from Chiefs Digest
The key to this class of new Chiefs players will be if they propel Kansas City over the hump in November, December and January.
Some of the free-agent transactions, either signings or a trade, may not grab national headlines, but the Chiefs are in a better position with the following skillsets added to the roster:
The Kansas City Chiefs this year in free agency and a trade added a premier wide receiver, two starting offensive linemen and a safety while retaining starters at defensive back and inside linebacker. The cost against this year's salary cap for all of this activity: about $12.2 million.
In that context, the Chiefs look like impressive bargain-hunters.
But those costs will rise dramatically next year.
Dwayne Bowe reportedly agrees to terms with Browns from The Associated Press via FS Kansas City
With Cleveland, Bowe will fill the void created by former Pro Bowler Josh Gordon being suspended for at least the 2015 season for multiple violations of the NFL's drug policy. Gordon led the league in yards receiving in 2013 and was suspended for 10 games last season. Cleveland's offense struggled without a deep threat, and even when Gordon returned, the Browns didn't have much of a passing game.
Instead, Bowe is signing with the Cleveland Browns, where the quarterbacks are Josh McCown,Johnny Manziel, Thaddeus Lewis and Connor Shaw. Is that bunch any better than, say, Damon Huard, Brodie Croyle and Tyler Thigpen.
Analyzing a Chiefs need: wide receiver from ESPN
Despite signing Maclin, the Chiefs still need help here. A rookie who can help either as a part-time No. 2 or slot receiver would make a lot of sense. The Chiefs still don't know whether Wilson can be anything more than a part-time player and, even if he shows that ability, there's little depth if he or Maclin suffers an injury.
Veterans visit with KC Chiefs from The Sedalia Weekly Observer
Veterans Alva Holland, Alice Moore and Harvey Moore were pleasantly surprised on Feb. 12 when they were at the Kansas City VA Medical Center for appointments.
Travis Kelce, Eric Kush and Terrelle Pryor from the Kansas City Chiefs stopped by the center as part of National Salute to Patients Week.
NFL teams swarm Mizzou for pro day from The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
All 32 NFL teams had representatives at Thursday's Mizzou pro day, where a handful of NFL prospects went through drills, including likely first-round draft pick Shane Ray, who was followed by several camera crews throughout the day. Pittsburgh's Mike Tomlin was the only head coach among the NFL personnel on hand. A few GMs were present, including Kansas City's John Dorsey. Representing the Rams were assistant head coach Dave McGinnis, special teams coach John Fassel and defensive line coach Mike Waufle.
Chiefs re-sign linebacker Dezman Moses from ProFootballTalk
Moses was not tendered as a restricted free agent by Kansas City and allowed to become an unrestricted free agent.
However, the Chiefs elected to re-sign Moses to bolster their depth at linebacker.
Williams helped LSU earn the BCS national championship under Nick Saban in 2003 and reach the SEC title game under Les Miles in 2005. Williams went to the Bills in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft and has been a starter almost since getting to Buffalo. In four of the past five seasons, Williams has been selected for the Pro Bowl.
Richardson served as the link in the Senior Bowl Class of 2015. When Richardson played for the Kansas City Chiefs, Lowe was a coach for the team. Later, Richardson would play against Williams in the Jets-Bills AFC East rivalry.
"Every play, you better know where he is," Richardson said of Williams, "because he is going to hit you hard."
I feel like everything will be answered before the draft. When the teams met with me, they see what type of person I am and personality I have. I've got visits already planned with the Carolina Panthers, Kansas City Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Minnesota Vikings.
Travis Kelce: I never felt that comfortable last year from ProFootballTalk
"My knee still wasn't full strength last year which is why I'm excited about this year. Now I get the time to take a full offseason, get my legs ready, get my upper body and my explosiveness back that I know I had. I didn't really feel that comfortable on the field, but we made it work," Kelce said on 92.3 The Fan in Cleveland.
Kelce said he's also watching film of Tony Gonzalez this season as he works to improve.
Johnson gaining notice after pro day from The Atlanta Journal Constitution
Former Georgia Tech safety Isaiah Johnson's solid showing at his pro day last Friday has already paid dividends.
The Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots have all gotten in touch with Johnson or his agent following his performance at Tech's pro day.
Mock draft Web sites have Banning alum heading to multiple NFL teams from The Record Gazette
Forecasters from numerous NFL mock draft Web sites have Smith, a 5-foot-11, 197-pound free safety out of Banning High School, headed for the New York Giants.
Or the Washington Redskins.
Or the Chicago Bears.
Or the Kansas City Chiefs.
It must be music to the ears of Smith, whose strong desire is to play in the secondary for an NFL team when the 2015 season begins in September.
John Dorsey Is Making Me A Believer from Arrowhead Addict
Thankfully, the Chiefs outplayed my lowered expectations on several occasions in the 2014 season. But the holes left unaddressed were obvious throughout the year. So when this offseason approached, I wasn't holding my breath for anything special.
I expected the main effort to be based around finding the money to pay Justin Houston. Given the amount of cuts and general reshuffling that task was almost certain to require, I figured Kansas City might once again play a limited role in free agency. Boy, was I wrong.
Even given a fair amount of cap restriction entering the free agency period, Dorsey and his staff have managed to be active participants. And those moves have placed the team in a much better situation.