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WesternChief

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AFC West free agency observations

What's going on in the AFC West? AP user WesternChief takes a look.

The card game

AP user WesternChief rounds up the Chiefs recent free agency news.

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The work in front of Dorsey

AP user WesternChief takes a look at the Chiefs salary cap and roster development in the coming years.

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Rumours around the League and the impact to KC

Here we go. It's the off-season and we are all gearing up for Free Agency and the Combine, followed in a couple months by the Draft. It is the time of speculation. Assumptions are made about cap...

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Next Move, John Dorsey.

Yea though I walk through the valley... Psalm 23:4a So here we are. Once again we look up from the valley of despair, however, this year's view is a lot different than the '12 campaign. The...

Mayock's accuracy indicates no Kuechly in KC

Apparently, Mike Mayock has correctly picked who the Buffalo Bills will take in the first round the last four years. And he has correctly picked 5 of the last 6 Bills first-rounders. This year he says the Bills will take Luke Kuechly. Take that for what it's worth but his prognostications about the Bills have been pretty good and if they are still good then no Kuechly to KC.

Insider: Hightower has 'special' talent

Donta Hightower anyone? Could he be climbing up draft boards? He is the bigger ILB that Pioli and Belicheck like. "(Alabama LB) Dont'a Hightower had a great individual workout for us. We would not take him. He’d play end or "Mike" linebacker for us, and he’s going to be long gone. He’s a top-15 pick. I wish his instincts were better. But anyone who worked him out had to come away very impressed. He can really move for a man his size. He has some ‘special’ traits."

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It's getting hot in the kitchen, more rumors and Thursday's coming...

Here we are moving into Draft week and the draft kitchen is heating up. We have watched our Chiefs' draft interests range from Dontari Poe (post his superman-like combine) to David DeCastro (the...

Defensive Line in the 3-4 Defense and the 2012 Draft - Two gap

I stumbled across this article and thought it was very fitting and insightful with regard to what our Front Office might be looking for in the draft. Also, this seems to line up a bit with our draft interest tracker.

Don't like Kuechly? This might change your mind

I really don't know who the Chiefs will pick and I've never really been a Kuechly guy but after reading this I would say the Chiefs really can't go wrong if they take him.

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2012 NFL Draft Rumors That Could Affect The Chiefs

We are coming along the homestretch to the draft and we have entered the "cloak and dagger" phase. Charlie Casserly gave some great insight about the use of "pre-draft" information with regard to rumors about other teams. He writes:

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So Many Questions, So little time

We are now at the point of the pre-draft season where all the fans and prognosticators are going through the motions of determining who will go where. I've come to the conclusion that really we...

Safest Picks in the Draft

Interesting that Kuechly, Hightower and Brockers are on the NFL network guys lists. This seems to fit Pioli's MO on the draft. I think Brockers is higher on Pioli's list than many of us would guess.

Michael Lombardi thinks Ingram might be best as an ILB

I stumbeled across this and was fascinated that Lombardi spoke of Melvin Ingram as a versatile ILB in a 3-4.

Cap Space as of Thursday

Chiefs have $21 million in cap space as of Thursday. If we subtract Boss and his $3 mil, we are at $18 million.

Little talked about RT/OG available

When looking for a potential O-Line upgrade, I came across this and found a name I haven't heard mentioned: Geoff Schwartz, OT/ OG When the Carolina Panthers opted against tendering Schwartz, there was a collective gasp from the PFF team. Sure Ron Rivera wasn’t in charge when Schwartz managed to finish 2010 with a PFF grade of +12.3 despite playing two positions, but it wouldn’t have been hard to watch some tapes and see he’s got more talent than anything they can currently put out on the right side of their line. Schwartz offers the kind of versatility and talent that brings to mind a poor man’s Marshal Yanda; good enough to make him the best right tackle available and possibly the best value guard too. He has a very real chance to be this year’s Evan Mathis for a team with a diligent scouting department.

Powe classified as a "swing and a miss"

For the most part, the Chiefs are pretty comfortable with their defense when fully healthy, as they believe they have the right mix of young players and veterans, not to mention a lot of talent. However, they do have a major need for a nose tackle. Kelly Gregg manned the position in 2011, but as a free agent at age 35, he is likely to either retire or move on to a different team. We hear that finding his replacement will be a top priority this offseason, either through free agency or the draft. The only other nose tackle on the roster with any experience is Amon Gordon, who had two starts last season, and he is considered to be more of a role player than a starter. Jerrell Powe, a sixth-round draft pick in ’11, was called a "swing and a miss" by a team insider, as Powe never rounded into playing shape and was active for only one game. Imagine what our defense will be like with a true NT. There are a lot of good ones in FA and the draft will have a couple 2-4 round prospects.

2012 NFL Free Agent Master List

Great list. Pioli will have plenty of FA's to choose from just need to make sure the ones we choose still have something left in the tank.

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The Turmoil at the Top (Start at the Beginning)

When Scott Pioli arrived in KC, fans and media alike were giddy about the fact that the Personel man for the Patriots dynasty was coming to KC. It seemed the one question about Pioli was whether he...

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Clutch is the Difference for the Kansas City Chiefs

What is the issue for the Kansas City Chiefs? Everyone has an opinion. Is it Haley and his out-of-the box thinking or his occasional sideline explosions?

Peter King expects Cassel to start vs Buffalo

7. I think I'd be very surprised if Matt Cassel doesn't start Sunday despite his bruised or broken ribs. That's a pain tolerance thing, and I'm sure Cassel will fight the doctors to let him play.

Kelvin Hayden anyone?

Seems to me he would be a good nickle CB, although I would guess Pioli thinks we are set with Arenas and Brown.

Chiefs signing our own

Battle, Cooper, McGraw, Daniels, Pope, O'Callaghan, Cox and Langford are all back.

RT @DerekHarshner: KC w/a big signing soon ... I don't know, but they're still in the market for a...

RT @DerekHarshner: KC w/a big signing soon ... I don't know, but they're still in the market for a stalwart. If I knew who, I'd tell you. Peter King on Twitter about 20 minutes ago 9:30 pm CST.

Who is KC preparing to sign? Someone big I bet. Frankin? Nnamdi? Gaither? Light & Roth? They have...

Who is KC preparing to sign? Someone big I bet. Frankin? Nnamdi? Gaither? Light & Roth? They have $$$ Franklin could fall right into KC's lap. Gotta think WASH & SF are no longer interested Espn's Matt Williamson on Twitter

Chiefs Release Brian Waters

Thanks for all the good years Brian Waters. Time for Asamoah to step up.

DT Kenrick Ellis is reportedly facing a jury trial in July pertaining to an assault that took...

DT Kenrick Ellis is reportedly facing a jury trial in July pertaining to an assault that took place on the Hampton University campus in the spring of 2010. The charge includes "malicious wounding" for allegedly breaking a man's nose and jaw, according to reports. http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/rapid-reports/post/15006296

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