If the Chiefs acquired Mike Vrabel to bring a sage, experienced
linebacker to the defense, they would do well for the offense to sign
seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Torry Holt, who was just let go by
Holt may be 32, but he keeps himself in impeccable shape and is a
brilliant athlete. I've seen make some amazing catches despite double
He also has a strong work ethic, is a class act and would bring the
kind of locker room presence the new regime is looking for.
Former Menchville High star and current NFL player David Macklin was
arrested by state police early Friday morning for drunken driving in
Macklin was initially pulled over because of the dark window tint on
his vehicle, according to a criminal complaint attached to his arrest
warrant in Newport News General District Court's traffic division.
Macklin, 30, was driving a 2005 BMW west on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard.
After the stop at 3:13 a.m., the state trooper stated that he smelled a
strong odor of alcohol and that Macklin performed poorly on several
field sobriety tests. Macklin's blood alcohol test showed a level of
.11, the officer's complaint said. Continue reading...
The new regime in Kansas City is in the process of rounding up players with whom there’s a degree of familiarity.
The Chiefs have announced that they have agreed to terms with free-agent linebacker Corey Mays.
Mays has played in 32 games, with one start, during a three-year
career. He spent 2006 and part of 2007 with the Patriots, where Chiefs
G.M. Scott Pioli served as the V.P. of player personnel. Mays appeared
in 11 games with the Bengals in 2007, and 12 in 2008.
He would have been a restricted free agent with the Bengals, but the team opted not to tender a contract to him.
SportsRadio: Herm Edwards For The First Time Since Being Fired
Former Kansas City Chiefs and New York Jets head coach Herm Edwards
won’t be on the sideline in the National Football League for the first
time since his playing days ended in 1986 with the Los Angeles Rams.
That’s a long run. Edwards has taken a gig at ESPN for the time being
and he took some time out to talk to WHB in Kansas
City to talk about the new job, enjoying things he hasn’t been able to
do since embarking on a coaching career, whether or not he has plans to
return to the game, and of course, about his tenure in KC.
On whether he agreed that his job in Kansas City might have
been safe had it not been for the Chiefs owner Clark Hunt needing to
let Carl Peterson go:
“Well I don’t know that so much. I know that we had a good
relationship, Clark and myself. And Carl and myself. Now what
transpired through all the rest of that stuff, I don’t know. And really
it’s not even worth worrying about. I mean, they went in the direction
they needed to go in. And the thing I’m happy about is I was part of
getting it going in that direction.”
Does he think Larry Johnson will be retained by the Chiefs?
“I do. With a new staff in there, he’s got another opportunity
to..whatever’s happened in the past has happened in the past. And what
he does going forward is probably the most important thing.”
The Orlando Pace Release Delivers Two Stories for the Chiefs
First, Bill Williamson of ESPN believes that Orlando Pace would be a nice fit in Kansas City (or Oakland):
"The word around Kansas City is that the Chiefs could be open to moving Branden Albert, the No. 15 overall pick last year, to right tackle. The Chiefs could conceivably use the No. 3 draft pick on a left tackle. Yet, the availability of Pace could be tempting to Kansas City.
Yes, he wouldn't be part of the youth movement but he'd fill a need and allow the Chiefs to get help elsewhere. Also, the Chiefs have plenty of salary-cap room and would be able to hang in any bidding battle that could break out for Pace. There are plenty of reasons to think Pace could be staying in Missouri."
Meanwhile, Randy Covitz believes the Chiefs have come closer to drafting Linebacker Aaron Curry because the Rams most likely will take one of the top two offensive lineman (Monroe or Smith):
"Even before releasing Pace, the Rams needed an upgrade at right tackle, not to mention a left tackle to groom as Pace's replacement. Now, they need tackles on both sides of the line, so they'll have to consider either Virginia's Eugene Monroe or Baylor's Jason Smith.
That means if Detroit takes quarterback Matt Stafford with the first pick and the Rams take one of the tackles with the second choice, the Chiefs will have to decide between Monroe or Smith or the best defensive player on the board, Curry."