"We’d love to have him back, I think, when it’s all said and done," Reid said. When asked if some of the decision to let the contract void had to do with whether Hali was still deciding whether to return in 2016, Reid said he believes Hali isn’t ready to retire. "Yeah, I think he still wants to play," Reid said. "And hopefully it all works out. We’re just starting the first phase of this thing, and that’s how it goes."
On Saturday, the team announced two Chiefs were deemed most valuable to that cause, as quarterback Alex Smith and safety Eric Berry were chosen as the co-recipients of the Derrick Thomas MVP award. "It makes it even more humbling when you get to share it with a guy like E.B.," Smith said, "the player that he is, the person that he is and the teammate that he is … to be able to share this with him today is really, really special and a great honor."
And on Saturday night, Richardson, the man known as T-Rich at Arrowhead Stadium and as a philanthropic pillar in the community, was introduced by Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt as the 46th member of the club’s Hall of Fame during the annual 101 Awards banquet at the Westin Crown Center Hotel. "Well first of all, it’s Tony’s first year of eligibility for our Hall of Fame, and he was somebody who, both as a player and as a human being, represented everything the organization could ever want in one of our players," team chairman Clark Hunt said. "He’s just a first-class guy, and we’re so honored to have him in our hall."
"I would like to thank the Hunt family for taking a risk on me," Peters said. "I know it’s kind of hard, when you’re going through that process of making a draft pick, and the first day — when I got the call that night and reported back — it felt like home, and that’s real big to me ... I could just be myself and be humbled."
"I’m on IR for just a little bit but doing good,’’ said Reid, who skipped the recent NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis because of his ailing right knee. "I’m back in the office. I was able to get back in the office this week and that was great. I’m moving around OK. "Right now I’ve just got a plate in there. They’ll keep that in for another five to six weeks and then we’ll go ahead and put a new knee back in, a new prosthetic, and then we’ll start the rehab from there.’’
When Chiefs assistant offensive line coach Eugene Chung left with offensive coordinator Doug Pederson to join Pederson’s new staff in Philadelphia, Andy Reid had a hire to make. On Saturday, Reid said he plans to replace Chung by give assistant quarterbacks coach Corey Matthaei — who was promoted last season after two years as a quality control coach — some added responsibility.
After completing the workouts on Saturday, representatives of the Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers, Kansas City Chiefs, and Minnesota Vikings all interviewed Williams, according to a Cumberlands release.
Following the news of Rhyan's diagnosis, the hashtag #RallyforRhyan spread throughout Twitter and Facebook. Teams such as the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs lent their support to Rhyan. The Loos family, along with friends, also developed a RallyForRhyan Facebook page that has more than 10,000 likes.