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  • NSLU: Filling the Hiatus

    So. Quiet on the Free Agent Front. A month from the draft. The Chiefs GM Dorsey & Co are attending Pro Days.

    You could I guess, grab a couple of spoons for percussion played off the knees when you next find yourself at the next banquet you attend. Oh. Most people don't attend banquets in lieu of rock concerts in todays social "melange". Most don't read or appreciate literature any longer I suppose. But to "Fill that Hiatus?" try This!

    (John Dorsey and the Chiefs Scouts at work, Spring, 2014)

    What will we do?  I noted that the updates went on the boards today and went and experimented with the Mock Draft Tools. Here are 3…

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  • NSLU: The "Chiefs" Are All About Believing

    One of the co-hosts of the Beat and I were exchanging about this great article by BJ Kissel -- Tamba Hali.

    I feel this article should be read. It is somewhat like time travel for me, remembering how things were with teams in the old AFL In KC. That was a magical decade.

    The link is Here!

    I thought about this as I unwound from an overnight drive to Spokane to deliver my elder son Frank to the airport. He is headed out for another adventure, Columbia for spear fishing and then a hunt in Africa. I envy him this.

    Hali is the epitome of what I recall about the early "Chiefs". Clark Hunt has put…

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  • NSLU Midweek Report: Eric Berry's Status

    Fans have been very concerned about Eric Berry ( #29Strong).

    Terez Paylor had an update on Berry's health and information from the Chiefs Chairman and CEO. This week Both Dorsey and Reid have commented on Berry both indicating he is in very good spirits.

    Here is the Link to  Paylor's Article at the Kansas City Star. Go #29 Strong!!!

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  • NSLU Report: Chiefs Compensatory Picks Look G-r-e-a-t!

    I could not have hoped for more. The Chiefs traded their 5th round pick in a trade with the Saints for Ben Grubbs, a two time pro bowler, solid offensive guard, whose acquisition was Great News in the first place.  More Great News! The Chiefs a round 3 compensation pick, two round 5 compensation picks and a 6th round selection. Hooo-Ah!

    The NFL announced the compensation picks and the Chiefs are sitting pretty:

    After Round 3, the Chiefs pick 2nd.

    After Round 5 the Chiefs get two sequential Picks:

    5

    36-172

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    5

    37-173

    Kansas…

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  • NSLU (No Stone Left Unturned): Best So Far

    NSLU(No Stone Left Unturned)

    First things first, a look backwards, to the ending of the season and two signings of NFL Free Agents not signed on any team.

    After the initial flurry of activity in Free Agency there has been no "new" news--yet. John Dorsey, GM for the Chiefs said recently that the Chiefs are not done. He actually went on to say that the task is never done.

    And I do believe that Dorsey and his crew of scouts leave no stone left unturned and am firmly entrenched in the Ron Wolf camp. The proven Methodology emanating from the heritage Ron Wolf is in the life-blood of these General Managers(Packers, Seahawks, Chiefs). I have written of this in past articles. 

    Too, I believe that building a…

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  • NSLU Report: Ben Grubbs Gets a New Contract

    Not only did the Chiefs make a 5th round draft pick trade for Ben Grubbs, they also re-wrote the contract reducing the cap hit.

    The new contract is a 4 year, 24 million dollar deal, but has thus reduced the average salary. It does though, guarantee $18m. Some pundits see this as a risk(due to Grubbs 2014 numbers). I view the signing and the contract as being the correct level of remuneration for a solid, experienced, two time pro-bowl guard with a barely a risk at all of failure.

    Much criticism and grading this trade down is ludicrous in my view. Keep in mind the implosion of the Saints overall in 2014 as being a component of their downturn.

    Some pundits view this as a high risk which I think is just plain silly.

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  • Moments after the NSLU Report: News and Tidbits was released this morning, News about the re-signing of Ron Parker(Now a Free Agent) hit news. It has not been listed yet on the NFL transaction board but two sources confirm that the Chiefs have signed their own Free Agent Safety, Ron Parker to a 5-year $30m dollar contract with the Chiefs. 

    Terez Paylor of the Kansas City star had a very nice article on Ron Parker and you can read the piece here.

    Here is a quote from the Ian Rapoport's RapSheet:

    Kevin Patra(Around the NFL writer for NFL.com penned an article that gave the terms with a caption that another free-agent safety was off the market. "Ron Parker…

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  • NSLU Report: News and Tidbits

    By now, the fans and followers of the Kansas City Chiefs know about the Free Agent Acquisitions and the trade to obtain OG Ben Grubbs from the New Orleans Saints. In my view, the Chiefs have used their #5 pick well due to the weakness of performance of the offensive line and the loss of Hud to Free Agency.

    The Chiefs also had a coup in signing WR Jeremy Maclin.

    The Chiefs were unable to hold onto Rodney Hudson Whose contract blossomed beyond the willingness of Dorsey to resign the center. Hud signed with Oakland. Losing Hudson hurts but signing Ben Grubbs(OG) is the signing of an experienced, "SOLID" NFL Lineman to the front five.

    Beyond this the Chiefs have worked to build a roster of Competitors and key players. First…

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  • NSLU Report: More News From the Chiefs and Free Agency

    Paul Fanaika's Deal: Fanaika Inks Contract. About Paul Fainaika, John Dorsey remarked: "Paul is a good football player that we feel can add value to our offensive line group,” Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey said. “He has familiarity with Coach Reid’s system and expectations. We are looking forward to working with him.”o our offensive line group." (source, kcchiefs.com)

    Ben Grubbs Trade: Chiefs pick up the final 2 years on the existing contract, about 6.550M+ and perhaps up to 7.5M Dollars per year.(my estimate),  the total contact was 5 years, $36M.

    Chiefs Sign Longsnapper James Winchester: Winchester's contract is 2 years xx. The 6'3, 210 Lb player from Oklahoma was an undrafted free agent, and was teammates with Donald Stephenson and Jamell Fleming. According to Terez Paylor, Winchester signed with the Chiefs despite being pursued by 3 other teams.

    Other Long Snappers

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  • Good Bye Dwayne Bowe!

    (Dwayne Bowe - kcchiefs.com photo)

    This morning the Chiefs made a significant move in the release of Dwayne Bowe from the organization. In doing so, the Chiefs are freeing up $5M dollars in cap space. Unfortunately, the monies were too steep and though I believe an effort was made to gain significant reduction in cost, no agreement was able to be reached.

    After the acquisition of Jeremy Maclin, this move may have been totally inevitable.

    John Dorsey, Chiefs GM observed about the release:

    "This was a tough decision to make. Dwayne is a team-first guy and he holds a number of team receiving records. We felt this was in the best interest of the club at this time."

    The…

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