Chiefs reset 2015: Seeking rewards from a risk from CBS Sports
Heading into his third season as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, Andy Reid knows he must take more chances to rise to the top in a pass-oriented, competitive AFC West Division.
So Reid and general manager John Dorsey took a big chance with their first pick in the NFL draft, selecting talented but controversial cornerback Marcus Peters, whose confrontation with his college coaches led to his being dismissed from the Washington team in the middle of last season.
This was all particularly disturbing considering Peters is the son of an Oakland (Calif.) high school coach who himself doesn't allow such shenanigans.
Kansas City Chiefs
• Applied franchise tag to LB Justin Houston
• Acquired G Ben Grubbs from New Orleans for a 2015 fifth-round draft pick
• Signed WR Jeremy Maclin
• Signed DB Tyvon Branch
• Signed OG Paul Fanaika
• Re-signed WR Jason Avant
• Re-signed FS Kelcie McCray
• Re-signed DB Ron Parker
• Signed TE Richard Gordon
• Signed LB Josh Mauga
IF THE COWBOYS ARE WILLING? from Warpaint Illustrated
However what lingers is the status of Linebacker, Justin Houston. I could give you the long extended version of the stalemate between these two sides but I'd probably take it on the chin based on the fact I'm 100% behind Chiefs management on this battle.
Though I will not confirm the outrageous sum of money the Chiefs have guaranteed his agent, Joel Segal, for the services of his client, I can only come to the conclusion that Houston really doesn't want to be a Chief.
Now of course that could change if the young man comes to his senses by taking the boatload of cash on the table before it's too late. Not so much that the Chiefs pull the offer but we've already seen two season ending injuries in Jacksonville and Denver without a single game being played.
Jets may be last chance for 49ers' 1st-round bust from NY Post
In two seasons with the Chiefs, Jenkins caught 17 passes for 223 yards and no touchdowns. Kansas City cut him in February.
This weekend, he was in Florham Park, hoping to show the Jets coaches he deserves another shot. Most of the players at this camp just finished college. Jenkins is entering his fourth NFL season. It is rare for a veteran to even come to these camps as a tryout.
"I put my ego and pride to the side," Jenkins said. "It's football."