Chief Headlines: 4/23/14

Here are today’s Kansas City Chiefs headlines: Fisher’s setbacks not what Chiefs needed – ESPN The Kansas City Chiefs have a few young players they need to see dramatic improvement from, and More »

Chief Headlines: 4/22/14

Here are today’s Chiefs headlines from around the net: Notes: QB Smith still waiting for extension – ESPN ome notes from the opening of the Kansas City Chiefs’ offseason program: – Chairman More »

Fisher Has Surgery to Fix Shoulder & Sports Hernia

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid told reporters Monday that tackle Eric Fisher underwent shoulder surgery and had a sports hernia repaired this offseason, according to the Kansas City Star. Reid said Fisher More »

Smith’s Agent is Still Working on an Extension

Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith said on Monday that his agent, Tom Condon, has been in negotiations with the club about a contract extension. Smith, who will earn $7.5 million in 2014, said More »

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Chief Headlines: 4/23/14

Here are today’s Kansas City Chiefs headlines:

Fisher’s setbacks not what Chiefs needed – ESPN

The Kansas City Chiefs have a few young players they need to see dramatic improvement from, and Eric Fisher would be at the top of that list. Fisher had a disappointing rookie season, certainly not what reasonably could be expected from the first pick in the draft, and he recently was installed as the new left tackle, replacing departed Pro Bowler Branden Albert.

So Fisher’s year started off with two surgeries, one to fix a balky left shoulder and the other to repair a sports hernia. Were these temporary setbacks or signs of more disappointment to come?

Chief Headlines: 4/22/14

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Notes: QB Smith still waiting for extension – ESPN

ome notes from the opening of the Kansas City Chiefs’ offseason program:

– Chairman Clark Hunt said shortly before the Super Bowl that a contract extension for quarterback Alex Smith might take some time. He was right. Smith is still without the extension.

There’s no urgency on the part of the Chiefs to get the deal done. Smith is under contract for this season and the Chiefs don’t need to create room under the salary cap to get through this season.

Fisher Has Surgery to Fix Shoulder & Sports Hernia

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid told reporters Monday that tackle Eric Fisher underwent shoulder surgery and had a sports hernia repaired this offseason, according to the Kansas City Star. Reid said Fisher has been rehabbing and is recovering well.

Smith’s Agent is Still Working on an Extension

Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith said on Monday that his agent, Tom Condon, has been in negotiations with the club about a contract extension.

Smith, who will earn $7.5 million in 2014, said he has not set a timetable for when he’d like to get a deal done, nor does he feel any insecurity not playing under a long-term contract.

“I’ve played long enough, going into year 10 now, it’s all year-to-year in my mind anyway at this point,” said Smith.

Chief Headlines: 4/21/14

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Andy Reid: “The guys have great energy” – KC Chiefs.com

Q: What are you still looking to add this offseason?

REID: “That’s (John) Dorsey’s question. I’m happy with what we’ve got. I like our team. The thing I told them and it probably relates to that question is John and his staff are going to continue to increase the competition level within the room. I think that’s important to grow as a football team and that’s the way John has presented it this offseason and the people he has brought it will add some competition in certain spots. Then, with the addition of the draft and whatever happens with the remaining part of the free agency period and the people that you pick up, what you’re trying to do is increase the competition level.”

Chief Headlines: 4/20/14

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2014 NFL Draft: Kansas City Chiefs Spotlight – CBS Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs’ investment in offensive tackle Eric Fisher with the No. 1 overall selection a year ago was hailed as a solution to a troublesome offensive line. And given the success quarterback Alex Smith, superstar Jamaal Charles and an opportunistic defense had in helping head coach Andy Reid whisk the Chiefs back into the playoffs in his first year in town, the move appeared to pay off.

Chief Headlines: 4/19/14

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Chiefs might draft a quarterback this year – Kansas City Star

It might just be the typical predraft pump fake, all being spewed by coaches and executives trying to dupe each other in the lead up to the NFL Draft.

But in recent weeks, it appears the talk of the teams at the top of the draft passing on top quarterbacks has intensified to the point the Chiefs may need to be prepared for at least one of them to fall to the No. 23 pick in the first round.

Chief Headlines: 4/18/14

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Analysts see Chiefs drafting wide receiver with first pick – Kansas City Star

It seems more and more draft analysts these days are predicting the Chiefs will take a receiver in the first round of the NFL Draft, and really, that makes a lot of sense to NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah.

Pot Charges Against Bowe Dropped

Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, who was arrested in November for marijuana possession, pleaded guilty Wednesday to lesser charges of littering and defective equipment.

In return for his guilty plea to the littering and defective equipment charges, the marijuana charge was dismissed. Bowe paid $610 in fines and court costs.

Chief Headlines: 4/17/14

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Last year, at least, OL spending paid off – ESPN

It’s just one year, making it a small sample size. I went back through previous years and the correlation between offensive-line spending and making the playoffs isn’t historically so consistent. And a lack of spending at other position groups also seemed to mean failure. The bottom six spending teams at both running back and wide receiver, for instance, didn’t make the playoffs. The bottom four spending teams at tight end, also failed to reach the postseason, and interestingly the top four spending teams at this position group did.