All-Pro outside linebacker Justin Houston is not expected to be present when the Chiefs report for Phase I of the offseason workout program on April 20, a source familiar with the situation informed ChiefsDigest.com Tuesday.
“I was frustrated more last season as I’ve ever been because of all of those injuries. I was frustrated because I didn’t feel my body was right the whole season. But I battled through that time. That’s all I could do. I felt like I was in a fight and I had to respond. I had 12 weeks to finish the season, and it felt to me like I had 12 rounds to go.’’
"I’m really excited that we addressed our linemen," Charles said. "Our linemen situation last year, I never knew how important having a great offensive line was in this league. Look at the offensive line DeMarco Murray had down in Dallas. It seems like all of those linemen made the Pro Bowl or All-Pro."
Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith entered a guilty plea last month in Kansas City Municipal Court for driving under the influence and received two years probation, according to court documents.
Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy said Tuesday that it was the Chiefs' year to host the Packers in the preseason finale. The two teams have alternated venues since the series started in 2010. However, the Chiefs' Arrowhead Stadium shares parking with Kauffman Stadium where the Royals will be hosting the Detroit Tigers on Sept. 3-4, the two dates all NFL preseason finales are scheduled to take place.
If you go the NFL.com and check out the latest mock drafts, there is not one analyst who has the Chiefs taking the same player. Now this is a little off as each of the their draft are different in their own way. But the fact that not one person can agree on who the Chiefs should take is interesting.
Representatives from several other NFL teams attended the workout: Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Indianapolis Colts, Green Bay Packers, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans.
15. Kansas City Chiefs (traded picks No. 18 and No. 80 -- Round 3 -- to San Francisco 49ers): Breshad Perriman, WR, Central Florida -- We don't see the Chiefs trade up often, but we always see Trent Baalke and the 49ers trade back to accumulate more picks. After going an entire season without a wide receiver catching a touchdown pass, Kansas City must add another weapon to Alex Smith's arsenal beyond Jeremy Maclin. As a Packers assistant in the early-to-mid-1990s, Andy Reid saw the damage Breshad's father, Brett, could do while he played for the Lions. There are some flaws to Breshad's game, mainly the occasional drops. The Chiefs aren't worried though. Perriman's a rocked-up possession wideout with tremendous speed.
The positions offensive lineman and wide receiver are tied for the two most popular positions in the sixth round. The Chiefs have drafted 12 players of each position since 1967.
Whether it’s Rob Gronkowski with the New England Patriots, Jimmy Graham now with the Seattle Seahawks or Travis Kelce with the Kansas City Chiefs, the combination of size and speed these guys possess makes for tough decisions on how defensive coordinators are supposed to plan their personnel packages to defend them. So while the NFL is a matchup-driven league, all eyes focus on the next crop of tight ends available to join teams in the next few weeks.