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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 3/24

Good morning! We have Andy Reid's shirt and a lot of other stories in today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy!

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NFL Announces 32 Compensatory Draft Choices to 14 Clubs from The Mothership

Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.

The number of picks a team receives equals the net loss of compensatory free agents up to a maximum of four.  The 32 compensatory choices announced today will supplement the 224 choices in the seven rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft held on April 30-May 2 in Chicago...

...The following 2015 compensatory draft picks have been determined by the NFL Management Council:

History of NFL Compensatory Draft Picks from The Mothership

Last year in free agency, the Chiefs lost Branden Albert, Geoff Schwartz, Jon Asamoah, Tyson Jackson, Dexter McCluster, Akeem Jordan, Kendrick Lewis and Quintin Demps.

They brought in Vance Walker, Joe Mays, Jeff Linkenbach and Chris Owens.

The compensatory picks for the upcoming draft will be announced at the NFL Annual Meeting in Arizona.

Of all the compensatory picks, the most famous is New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Arguably the best postseason quarterback in NFL history with four Super Bowl championships, he was a nice selection for the Patriots in the sixth-round of the 2000 draft.

2015 NFL Owners Meetings: Five Most Interesting Rule Proposals from The Mothership

As NFL owners, executives, general managers and coaches attend the league meetings in Arizona this week, there are a handful of things on the docket that will be discussed.

Many of those are in regards to the 23 rule proposals that were submitted by NFL clubs, which will be voted on by the 32 owners this week.

Of the 23 proposals, 13 deal with instant replay in some form or another.

Here are five of those rule proposals that were found most interesting:

5 Things To Know About Safety Tyvon Branch from The Mothership

General manager John Dorsey called Branch one of his favorite players to ever come out of the University of Connecticut.

"He utilizes his pride to play the game," Dorsey said of Branch on the latest Chiefs Download podcast. "He plays the game as rugged and tough as we'd like. He can run a little bit faster than people give him credit for. I just think it's always good to create competitive depth and I think we added a quality person and quality depth there."

The Chiefs Download Podcast: Offseason Review and John Dorsey from The Mothership

The NFL's new league year began on March 10, and throughout the month, we've already seen Chiefs general manager John Dorsey making moves that will reshape the appearance of the 2015 version of the club.

"The simplest way I could put it is I think we're better today than we were two weeks ago," Dorsey said on the Chiefs Download Podcast. "I think that we've crafted the plan, we've executed it to our fullest and I think we've walked away with some pretty good players."

Chiefs awarded 4 compensatory picks from Chiefs Digest

The Chiefs have a third-round pick (98th overall), two fifth-round picks (172nd and 173rd) and a sixth-round pick (217th) to add to six selections, giving the team a total of 10 picks for the upcoming NFL Draft.

Kansas City would have had 11 picks, but the Chiefs sent a fifth-round pick to the New Orleans Saints in exchange for left guard Ben Grubbs on March 12.

The Chiefs join the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks as having four compensatory picks for the draft.

With 10 draft picks, Chiefs can cover some ground from ESPN

Compensatory picks cannot be traded by NFL rule. But the Chiefs can deal their own picks. Last week they sent their fifth-round choice to the New Orleans Saints in return for guard Ben Grubbs.

The Chiefs haven't had more than 10 picks in a draft since 2008, when they had 12 choices. They had a good draft that year, selecting Albert, running back Jamaal Charles and cornerbacks Brandon Flowers and Brandon Carr.

Kansas State WR Tyler Lockett offers talent, high character to NFL from Chiefs Digest

"You see a lot of great people like that who helped pave the way, showing that Kansas State players can match up with anybody in the league," Lockett told following his Pro Day workout on March 10. "And so just being able to follow in their footsteps, like I said, they paved the way."

Lockett's father, a second-round pick (47th overall) of the Kansas City Chiefs in the 1997 draft, believes that opportunity will come for his son during the NFL Draft.

"I think he's done everything he could possibly do up to this point to prove to those decision makers on each team that he has the ability to compete at the professional level," Kevin Lockett said in a telephone interview.

Analyzing a Chiefs need: Defensive back from ESPN

A lot to talk about here, first at safety. We're leaving Berry off the active roster until we know more about how his recovery is going and what a realistic timetable is for his return. That's why the Chiefs signed Branch from the Oakland Raiders to a one-year contract and made such a strong push ($6 million per year) to re-sign Parker. Including Berry, the only one of the Chiefs' top four safeties under contract beyond 2015 is Parker. So another safety makes sense for the Chiefs.

What Chiefs' starting lineup looks like: offense from ESPN

Wide receiver: Jeremy Maclin. Let's see whether Maclin can energized a lethargic passing game and to what extent. 2014 starter: Dwayne Bowe.

Wide receiver: Albert Wilson. The Chiefs will probably add at least one more receiver through free agency or the draft so Wilson might not be the starter. Either way, he will play a lot. 2014 starter: Donnie Avery.

Ben Grubbs joins Dee Ford as Kansas City Chiefs tune up for 2015 NFL season from

Ben Grubbs didn't have to be introduced to the only other Auburn alumnus on the Kansas City roster when the New Orleans Saints traded the guard to the Chiefs earlier this month. Although Grubbs is entering his ninth NFL season and Dee Ford is coming off his rookie campaign with the Chiefs, they'd met -- not at Auburn, but at church.

Grubbs is a former Elmore County High School standout. Ford starred at St. Clair County High School. Grubbs told his piano teacher in Alabama invited him to his church, where Ford was playing -- not football, but music.

Los Angeles scenarios coming into focus at NFL Annual Meeting from

On Monday, executive vice president of NFL ventures and business operations Eric Grubman will make a presentation to the owners about where the L.A. projects stand. He'll field questions, and Kroenke, as well as the Raiders' Mark Davis and the Chargers' Dean Spanos, will be free to (but not forced to) jump in and provide answers. This will be the first forum en masse for the newly formed Committee on Los Angeles Opportunities (made up of Mara, the Kansas City Chiefs' Clark Hunt, the New England Patriots' Robert Kraft, the Houston Texans' Bob McNair, the Carolina Panthers' Jerry Richardson and the Pittsburgh Steelers' Art Rooney).

This much is clear: The race is now on.

(Image) Kansas City Chiefs HC Andy Reid rocks Hawaiian shirt in picture of all 32 NFL head coaches from Fanatix

Although Arizona is well known for its blistering heat, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid seemed to be the only one aware of the state's conditions.

He is seen in the left of the picture wearing a Hawaiian shirt with shorts and sandals, so he was clearly prepared for the hot weather.

Andy Reid Steals The Show In NFL Annual Meeting Coaches Picture from CBS Philly

From the view of the front row at least, they all have on dress pants and dress shoes, including Eagles coach Chip Kelly who is good for the usual Eagles pullover, shorts and sneakers.

Despite, sticking out like a sore thumb, Reid is probably the most appropriately dressed for the climate and that is something worth recognizing.

You cannot knock someone for being comfortable.

Reps from Chiefs, Raiders attend Montana State pro day from

Two NFL teams -- the Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders -- had representatives on hand March 16 for Montana State's pro day. A representative from the Seattle Seahawks was supposed to attend, but his flight was canceled and he wasn't able to get to Montana State.

Three players worked out outdoors on FieldTurf and it was 52 degrees at the time of the workout.

OVERNIGHT TECH: Endzone dance after NFL suspends blackouts from The Hill

"This is a big win for sports fans across the country, from Buffalo to San Diego," said Republican FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, who makes no secret of his allegiance to the Kansas City Chiefs. "Today's announcement by the NFL is a big step in the right direction."

Western approves bid for field upgrades from The St. Joseph News-Press

Improvements to the football practice fields used during Chiefs training camp will soon begin.

In a telephone poll Monday, the Missouri Western State University Board of Governors accepted a bid for construction from MDH Turf of Shawnee, Kan. Improvements will cost $527,685.

Georgia Southern football players show their wares on Pro Day from The Savannah Morning News

The cool, overcast Monday afternoon, dampened by a drizzle, wasn't conducive to great times in sprints and agility drills. One 10-yard agility drill was moved to the kids' Field of Dreams at the stadium.

But Jackson and 16 other hopefuls (12 GSU seniors who played last season) didn't seem to mind the weather as scouts, armed with stopwatches and clipboards, recorded every movement.

The Kansas City Chiefs, Arizona Cardinals, New York Giants, Cleveland Browns, St. Louis Rams, Atlanta Falcons and the CFL's British Columbia Lions were represented.

Ex-Ravens linebacker Brandon Copeland (Gilman) weighing offers after NFL veteran combine from The Baltimore Sun

Unlike many well-known former NFL players who struggled mightily at the veteran combine Sunday in Phoenix, former Ravens and Tennessee Titans linebacker Brandon Copeland came away from the experience upbeat about his job prospects.

The former Gilman and University of Pennsylvania standout said in a telephone interview that he's weighing four contract offers from NFL teams after running the 40-yard dash in 4.52 seconds. The Sykesville native said he spoke with the Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles, Cincinnati Bengals,Kansas City Chiefs, Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants and Titans.

NFL owners mull plethora of instant replay proposals, with long odds of any being approved from The Washington Post

By the Kansas City Chiefs: Makes plays that would result in a score or a turnover if the on-field call is reversed subject to automatic replay reviews, in addition to scoring plays and turnovers.

Rob Riggle will speak at KC sports awards banquet from The Kansas City Sun Times

Comedian Rob Riggle isn't shy about his love for the Royals and Chiefs. Riggle, a KU alum and former Overland Park resident, will be the featured speaker at the Kansas City Sports Commission Awards Banquet next month.

Third country with more NFL fans in the world, Brazil can receive the Pro Bowl, the All-Star Game in 2017 from Brazil Post [translated from the original Portuguese]

The possibility of the country receiving the Pro Bowl, the name given to the game of league stars , within two years was reported on Monday (23) by journalist Alex Marvez of Fox Sports American.

"The NFL is interested (in Brazil) because of the ratings and the participation of Brazilian, which fits the expansion alloy plans abroad. The NFL also believes that Brazil could be a point in favor for the participation of players on an exotic and unique destination, "says the matter...

...In addition to already organize regular national championships and American football, Brazil is the third largest market in the oval ball in the world , only behind the United States and Mexico, according to a survey published by the British newspaper The Independent . In addition, Brazil saw last season, the kicker Cairo SantosKansas City Chiefs ) become the first Brazilian to integrate a team official way in a season.

State official charged with DWI after Cole Co. arrest from ABC17News

Kenney was appointed to the Missouri Public Service Commission and most recently confirmed to a six-year term in January of 2013. Kenney spent 11 years as a quarterback in the NFL, 10 of those with the Kansas City Chiefs.

He also spent eight years in the Missouri Senate and was the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor in 1996.

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