The returning Oakland coach made his initial Raiders debut 20 years ago in Kansas City, so it's fitting that he would start again in the same place.
Kansas City Chiefs
Round 2 (54): Lorenzo Carter, OLB, Georgia
Round 3 (78): Holton Hill, CB, Texas
Round 3 (86): Mason Cole, C, Michigan
The Chiefs remade their roster this offseason but need some help on defense. Carter needs to add bulk, but can contribute immediately as a sub-package rusher. Hill has outstanding size (6-3, 200) and top-end speed, plus the ability to track the ball vertically. He has dropped because of off-field issues. Cole is a serviceable center who needs to add strength.
A teaser video tweeted by New Era about its NFL Draft caps showed a grammatical error regarding the Chiefs. But this look at the caps that the draftees will wear shows it was fixed.
"The Boys and Girls Club is always something I've been close to since I've been in the NFL up in Kansas City. Helping out kids is probably the biggest thing that I can do as an influence. Enjoy life, it's here to smile and be happy, enjoy each other and for the most part be appreciative of what you have around you," said Travis Kelce.
The Cowboys lost a key member of the defense when starting MLB Anthony Hitchens got a big-time deal in free agency from the Chiefs. Losing Hitchens is big, but they can still address the linebacker position in the draft. For now, Jaylon Smith is the Cowboys' starting MLB. The team added depth at LB by signing Joe Thomas in free agency, but by no means is Thomas a replacement for Hitchens who was one of the most productive defenders and special teamers on the Cowboys for the past four seasons.
The generations need to stay connected for success. That was the message Mitch Holthus “The Voice of the Kansas City Chiefs” presented at the Kanza Cooperative Association annual meeting April 5.
Around the league
The 2016 NFL Defensive Player of the Year is seeking guarantees in excess of $65 million, NFL Network's Steve Wyche reported on Tuesday's edition of NFL Up to the Minute.
Suh signed a one-year contract for $14 million that includes additional incentives based on playing time and team success. He joins a defensive line that includes Aaron Donald and Michael Brockers, and the bolstered secondary features Talib, Marcus Peters and Lamarcus Joyner.
"The nice thing about Ndamukong," Snead offered, "at age 31 and somebody who's been the highest-paid defensive player in football, winning was very important in this phase of his career.
"He's well aware that when you can partner, be beside someone who is on the verge of being the highest-paid defensive player in football, then that's a really good thing. I guess you'd say two is better than one."
"He'll be 41 when the season starts," Kraft said. "Neither side has an issue with it. If it becomes an issue, we'll deal with it."
If you look at that rendering, you'll notice that the hundreds of tiny people in the picture are wearing multiple colors and that's because each team is going to have its own section. All 32 teams will have an "inner circle" where their biggest fans can watch all the action just feet away from the main stage.
There are some additional changes that could be coming to the NFL uniform policy as well, Garafolo reported. All modifications would have to be approved by team owners at the Spring League Meeting in May.
In case you missed it at Arrowhead Pride
We are tracking draft prospects that have connections to the Kansas City Chiefs and a few notes from various sources (NFL, WalterFootball and Arrowhead Pride) on each.
If you see a prospect connected to the Chiefs that has not appeared on this list, please leave a note in the comment section.
I’m equal parts excited, anxious, nervous and stressed with a little over two weeks left until the NFL Draft. I’m scrambling to get everything done I want to before the big weekend. We’ve still got several players to add to the Draftmas List, so these articles will be bigger the next couple weeks. We’ll also be profiling new players on the AP Chiefs Draft Show, and may not cover these guys as much as we normally do on the podcast.
The Kansas City Chiefs have signed veteran tight end Tim Wright, he announced Monday evening on his official Instagram account.