New Chiefs Safety Stevie Brown Excited for Another Opportunity from The Mothership
Kissel: What do you like about the defensive scheme they play and how does that fit well with what you like to do?
BROWN: "It's an attacking defense. They've got pass rushers up front able to control the run, and then it makes teams one-dimensional. Once you're able to make a team one-dimensional, it's a lot easier to get back there and make some plays."
Terez Paylor (Kansas City Star): Have you spoken to Kurt Coleman or Tyvon Branch about the opportunity here and what it was kind of like to play here in this defense?
BROWN: "I haven't talked to Kurt or Tyvon yet, but I did talk to Quintin Demps, and Demps was telling me that it's a good system. He enjoyed playing for Andy Reid. He enjoyed everything about it. Quintin is a good friend of mine as well, played with him in New York, so I talked to him and he liked it. He said it's a good defense, it's a fun defense and the coaches are good people."
Chiefs Jeremy Maclin and Dustin Colquitt Show Support at Bra Couture KC from The Mothership
Over 1,200 guests watched as models displayed 19 bras during a live fashion show. Fashion show models consisted of local Kansas City breast cancer survivors and current patients, all dressed in themed, art-based costumes.
After experiencing breast cancer herself, the founder and executive director of Bra Couture KC, Sharon Butler Payne, wanted to aid patients within her own community in Kansas City.
"We originally were working exclusively with University of Kansas, but we wanted the opportunity to reach across the whole city and serve to reach a larger population of uninsured cancer patients," Payne said. "We are very proud that every dollar raised in Kansas City stays in Kansas City."
Chiefs Ambassadors, including Chiefs Hall of Famer Bobby Bell, former Chiefs linebacker Anthony Davis and former Chiefs tight end Keith Cash led by Walter White were in attendance, along with Bra Couture KC advocates and two special runway escorts, current Chiefs wide receiver
Jeremy Maclinand current Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt.
Speaking in an interview on ESPN Milwaukee, Mulumba said he's still in the process of applying for a new work visa. He went to Kansas City for his visit -- and on his mini-vacation to the Big Apple -- on his Canadian passport. Before leaving the States, he'd been working out in California following the Packers' season-ending loss to the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Divisional playoffs. During his time in Canada, he stayed with relatives.
"On the visa, when it expires, you have to go back to Canada and come back as a visitor ... to not create any type of misunderstanding with Homeland Security and all that," Mulumba explained. "It was not a big deal for me."
"I'd say statistically, it's about 87 percent of the players that play in the National Football League are from Division I schools," Chiefs general manager John Dorsey said. "I don't think you can line your roster with a lot of these different projects.
"I think (Harris and Duvernay-Tardif), I think that's a reflection of the coaches and how they've helped develop these players moving in the process, and also having a degree of patience. I think when you have patience, if you have an athletic trait, you can develop on that and you just have to have a little bit of patience here."
Expectations for Obada, who played his first American-style football game two years ago while living in London, and Kieras, a Lithuanian native who was a discus thrower in college at Mississippi State, are minimal.
But so, too, are the risks.
The Chiefs are spending for their top three players on the defensive line, but not to an extreme. Poe's cap number is tied for 37th-highest among NFL defensive linemen. The Chiefs have to be pleased with what they're getting for their money here.
The Kansas City Chiefs have scheduled visits for safety Kevin Byard and wide receiver Moritz Boehringer, two of the most intriguing prospects that did not participate in the 2016 NFL Combine. Both could go in the middle rounds of the 2016 NFL Draft on the strength of their pro-day workouts.
Byard's visit was reported on Monday, while news of the Boehringer -- a native of Germany -- visiting the Chiefs came on Friday.
Watch: German WR Moritz Böhringer has ridiculous highlights from 247 Sports
On Thursday, FAU graciously allowed the international prospect to join its Pro Day, and Böhringer ran a 4.39 and 4.43 in the 40-yard dash, which would have ranked No. 2 among all wide receivers at the NFL Combine. He jumped 39 inches in the vertical test, posted a 10-foot-11 inch broad jump and put up 17 reps on the bench press. At 6-foot-4 and 227 pounds, his size, athletism, and raw talent make him a very intriguing prospect. According to a source, scouts see him in the mold of 2015 second round draft picks Dorial Green-Beckham and Devin Funchess.
Watch his ridiculous highlight film here:
Chiefs look for unique athletes, even if they're not football players from ProFootballTalk
But even if athletes without football experience only improve the roster at the margins, it's a little risk for potentially significant reward. NFL teams should leave no stone unturned in the search for great athletes.
UTEP DE Roy Robertson Harris visiting Raiders, Chiefs, working out for Bears, Vikings from National Football Post
The 6-foot-6, 260-pound outside linebacker-defensive end ran the 40-yard dash in 4.8 seconds, bench pressed 225 pounds 23 times and registered a 35-inch vertical leap.
Robertson Harris is extremely athletic and explosive with outstanding size.
He could project well into 3-4 or 4-3 defensive schemes.
Latest SEC Country NFL mock draft: Defense in demand from SEC Country
28. Kansas City Chiefs: Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State
This isn't one that many people saw coming, I'm sure.
Mock drafts can be done in one of two ways; they can be prediction-based or they can be personalized to one's own prospect rankings. This pick is more of the author's choice than what might actually happen.
Kansas City's biggest need is quarterback. If you don't believe that, I'm sorry. Alex Smith can win you a lot of regular season games, but he's never going to win you a Super Bowl. So if your team is playoff-caliber, why would you settle for a quarterback who can't take you the distance in those playoffs?
NFL draft rumors: Latest news on players, workouts and team interest from Sports Illustrated
Two weeks into his training at XPE, where veterans work in the offseason to stay in shape and prospects train for the combine, Dable headed to New Jersey for what he thought would be the first tryout among many. He was to work out for the Giants on Wednesday, the Seahawks on Thursday, the Chiefs on Friday, the Jaguars the following Monday, then hit a regional combine before heading off to workouts with the Cowboys, 49ers and Cardinals.
But when he and British tight end Harry Innis (who shares the same agent and has worked out for several NFL teams but has yet to sign) got out to the Giants' practice fields, it was clear this was serious.
An appointment that will not fail Bouka from Le Journal de Quebec [translated from the original French]
Used as a receiver in his first two seasons in Calgary and his college years, Bouka was transferred as a defensive back in 2014. He did not play in 2015 after tearing the Achilles tendon.
"I am a young player in my position and I have yet many things to learn, he acknowledged. The good side is that I have not reached my full potential. My situation is similar in some respects to that of Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, who has only played a few seasons as offensive lineman before being drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs. "