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Arrowheadlines: Young Chiefs earn more money, Spencer Ware recruited Bennie Logan

New Chiefs DL Bennie Logan Trusted an Old Friend in Deciding to Come to KC |

"[Ware] called me and just let me know what was going on (with the Chiefs)," Logan explained. "We had a nice little conversation a couple of times and he really made me feel like it was a good place for me, and I felt like it was a good place for me too.

New Kansas City Chiefs DT Bennie Logan wants to be more than a run stuffer | The Kansas City Star

When news first broke of nose tackle Bennie Logan’s decision to sign with the Chiefs, the decision set off a flurry of reaction on social media from disappointed Philadelphia Eagles fans. This was not lost on Logan, a third-round pick of the Eagles in 2013. "The way I played, every time I was on the field — regardless of how I felt or if I was injured — I gave my all, and that’s one thing Philadelphia fans like, a guy that’s passionate about the team and goes out there and gives it their all," Logan said.

Even Bennie Logan doesn't know what his role with Chiefs will be | ESPN

"I know they’ve got a heck of a defense, a playmaker in every position. My thing is, I’m just going to try to come in and ... not be the weak link on the defense, just really work hard and help those guys keep doing the things they’ve been doing in past years.’’

KC Chiefs cornerback Steven Nelson earned nearly $250,000 in extra pay for 2016 performance | The Kansas City Star

The NFL Management Council released each team’s performance-based pay distributions for the 2016 season, and Nelson topped all Chiefs with an additional payout of $246,997. The program was implemented in 2002 as an additional way to reward players who outperform their contracts.

ESPN's Todd McShay has KC Chiefs drafting running back Alvin Kamara | The Kansas City Star

Personally, I’m not sure Kamara tested well enough to entice the Chiefs at No. 27. Kamara posted a 39 1/2-inch vertical and a 131-inch broad jump (which were among the best at his position) at the combine, but he also ran a 4.56-second 40-yard dash, which only ranked 14th among all backs in attendance. Here’s why that matters, guys: This regime believes in selecting premium positions in the first round like corner, pass rusher, left tackle and yes, quarterback. For the Chiefs to go outside of that formula, I believe a player at another position would need to have a combination of special tape and special athleticism.

NFL mock draft 2017: Updated Todd McShay mock sends a different RB to Chiefs | Arrowhead Pride

The question you always have to ask is how well can they catch and how well can they pass block because they need to be able to do both in Kansas City. I’m not opposed to the idea of a running back in the first round like some - I get the reason why some wouldn’t want a back in the first though - but you better be right with the pick because it does feel like a replaceable position.

NFL draft profile: No. 43 — Ohio State WR-RB Curtis Samuel, a multi-tool weapon | Yahoo Sports

Samuel projects as either a pass-catching running back — say, in the way the Kansas City Chiefs used Jamaal Charles — or as a receiver in training. Although he had a limited route tree and will need to learn the finer points of the position,

Hyde5: Dontari Poe? Only at the right price | Sun Sentinel

For one, the Dolphins aren’t exactly throwing money at other teams’ free agents, as I wrote recently. For another, Poe is exactly the type of free agent you wouldn’t throw money at, if you’ve followed his career. He hasn’t been good for a couple of seasons. His stats have dipped to the point Kansas City was willing to let him go. He’s the type of potential-versus-risk that you wonder about in free agency.

Nuss voices concern | Local/State News |

"I believe if the state is concerned about the administration of justice, then they need to pay people enough money to keep them here. I'd like to use the analogy of the Kansas City Chiefs. If I were the owner of the Kansas City Chiefs, I could say, 'I'm tired of paying these players all this money. I'm just going to fire them all and I will field a team of all high school seniors. They're going to be my Kansas City Chiefs. I won't have to pay them all that money and we'll have a team.' Of course, the answer is it's not going to be a very good team. They will be wearing Chiefs uniforms, but if you're not going to pay them much, that's what you get. I just have  concern if we don't start paying close attention to what we're willing to compensate judges and our employees, justice is going to suffer." - Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss, in comments after addressing members of the Senate and House Wednesday afternoon, where he pointed out judges across the state have not received a pay increase in nine years and court employees have received a single 2 percent raise during those nine years.

Free agent Dontari Poe leaves Dolphins without contract | Numberfire

Poe and his agent very clearly overestimated his market worth. He has visited the 'Phins, Atlanta Falcons, and Indianapolis Colts, and is expected to meet with the Oakland Raiders next. Poe has reportedly settled on asking for one-year offers in an effort to parlay a prove-it season into a bigger contract next offseason.

Eagles will be just fine without Bennie Logan | Eagles Wire

While losing Logan is a blow, it was expected. Defensive tackles just aren’t worth much unless they’re elite pass rushers. With only 5.5 sacks in 59 career games, Logan’s production didn’t match his price for the Eagles. It’s worth noting that Logan was a great run defender and certainly made Fletcher Cox’s job easier. Yet the Eagles have a few promising defensive tackles on their roster that were developing and rotating in behind Logan.

Best team fits for notable remaining free agents |

The Steelers extracted great value from DeAngelo Williams after he turned 30 and could use a backup to Le'Veon Bell. The Broncos have questions in the backfield because of injuries to C.J. Anderson and the shaky rookie season of Devontae Booker. Charles might have to rely on his vision and patience to wait out the right opportunity. Teams may not want to sign him until after seeing how April's draft, with its loaded class of running backs, pans out.