Loss of Sean Smith hurts, but Chiefs have pieces to fortify secondary from The Kansas City Star
They might need to shop for bargains, considering the Chiefs only have about $5.7 million in cap room remaining, with about half that needed to sign their draft picks. But the good news is that Dorsey's track record shows an ability to add defensive backs on the cheap who can help them.
Quintin Demps had a four-interception season in Kansas City in 2013, and Kurt Coleman intercepted three passes with the Chiefs the next year. Tyvon Branch signed with the Cardinals after a solid season as the Chiefs' third safety this past season. All were signed to one-year "prove-it" deals, and they drove up their value enough during their short stints with the Chiefs to find greener pastures elsewhere.
But even if Dorsey's remarkable run of finding cheap, effective defensive backs comes to an end this year, the Chiefs do have some young, homegrown players in the cupboard who they invested either premium draft picks or dollars in.
Fisher counts for more than a third of the Chiefs' spending in this position group. Otherwise, the Chiefs aren't spending much for their linemen. Schwartz, signed as a free agent to be their starting right tackle, is in the first year of his contract and his salary cap number will increase as the deal ages. Fisher is still on the contract he signed as a rookie in 2013 and his cap number is relatively high because he was the first overall pick in that draft.
Homeless people treated to Easter meal in Phoenix from 12 News
On Sunday afternoon, more than 1,000 homeless people were treated to an Easter meal at Saint Vincent de Paul.
This was the 8th annual "Champions for the Homeless" hosted by Nick Lowery, an NFL Hall of Fame kicker who played with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Journal Times editorial: NFL's new ejection rule is worth trying from The Journal Times
Football is a highly competitive game where emotions run high, but all players can and should be held to a standard of professional conduct that carries with it some respect for opposing players. Failure to do that cheapens the sport.
We are not surprised that some players - such as Denver Broncos T.J. Ward, who was thrown out of a game after punching a Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver last year; and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, who prefers anything-goes football - object to the rule.
Steelers, Saints get good look at top CB prospect from The Daily News
Representatives from 30 NFL teams - including Kansas City Chiefs director of player personnel Chris Ballard, Detroit Lions tight ends coach Al Golden and Indianapolis Colts defensive line coach Gary Emanuel - were present for Texas-San Antonio's pro day on March 22.
Reason so many NFL reps were at UT-San Antonio's pro day was due in large part because Texas' pro day was the next day.