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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 3/14

Good morning! Not a lot of Kansas City Chiefs news for you today, I think everyone is filling out brackets. Enjoy!

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NFL Free Agency Grades: 32 grades for 32 teams but only one big, fat F from CBS Sports

The Skinny: The Chiefs did a really nice job of keeping their own. They re-signed edge rusher Tamba Hali, linebacker Derrick Johnson and defensive end Jaye Howard, a rising player. They added Mitchell Schwartz to play right tackle, and he's an upgrade over Donald Stephenson, who went to the Broncos. They did lose corner Sean Smith and guard Jeff Allen, two quality starters.

B+: I like the idea of keeping that defense intact for the most part. Schwartz is an upgrade.

AFC status report: How each team has fared so far in the offseason from WKYC

Kansas City Chiefs: They ave clearly focused on keeping their own players, re-signig ILB Derrick Johnson, the franchise's all-time leading tackler, pass rusher Tamba Hali and DE Jaye Howard. While there will be some changes (like at backup quarterback, with Chase Daniel following Doug Pederson to Philadelphia, and with CB Sean Smith headed to Oakland) consistency continues to be a theme.

Free agency full of good transactions from The News Record

The fifth-best signing was the Kansas City Chiefs signing offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz.

How do you deal with Von Miller in the AFC West? Signing a right tackle that held him to one tackle and no sacks during a season he won the Super Bowl's Most Valuable Player seems a good place to start.

Schwartz adds serious talent and consistency to the right tackle spot that Kansas City has been sorely lacking for the better part of a decade.

Andy Furillo: Reggie McKenzie makes Raiders a contender from The Sacramento Bee

No, there won't be much support for the Broncos to repeat. Kansas City should be the pick in the AFC West, with the Chiefs' top challenge coming from the Raiders, who for the second year in a row are getting an impressive offseason performance from general manager Reggie McKenzie. The experts are giving him top grades for the signings of Smith to play at corner, Irvin at the edge and Osemele to hold the dike at left tackle for the living wage of $58.5 million over five years, with $25.4 million guaranteed.

Weekend Is No Day Of Rest For Ed Block's Good Works from PressBoxOnline

Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry, who recovered from Hodgkin's lymphoma to get back on the field, found the trip especially poignant.

"I was hoping to meet just one person who had a similar story to what I went through," Berry said. "I'm just very grateful to all my teammates and my entire [Chiefs training] staff. My recovery started with them."

St. Vincent's, which opened in 1989, was the first of what is now a network of 22 such venues in NFL cities across the country, with one in the New England area opening soon.

David Onyemata can dream in the NFL from RDS [translated from the original French]

In 2014, LDT had opened many eyes at the Shrine and was then drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs. Difficult to predict whether Onyemata will be selected by one of the 32 teams in the NFL draft pick, but the player can be used as a tackle or defensive end has certainly put his name in several conversations.

"It was just the same buzz that Laurent (Duvernay-Tardif) created, reported the coordinator of the Red and Black players of staff of Ottawa, Jean-Marc Edme, who attended to the Shrine. He has qualities that you can not really teach. It is quite naturally and quickly. He looked like someone who had played in Division 1 NCAA. "

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