Archive for the ‘Kansas City Chiefs’ Category

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I first laid eyes on Sean Smith when he was at the University of Utah. A former wide receiver turned cornerback, he was a longiligne athlete who moved with fluidity and quickness, the kind of movement most aren’t able to at 6’4″. Not to mention, he had ball-skills that carried over from his receiving days, recovery speed to keep up with receivers downfield, and impressive versatility, all of which were perhaps best illustrated on one play during a stunning 2009 Sugar Bowl win against Alabama.

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There isn’t much separation between Luke Joeckel and Eric Fisher.

When the Chiefs traded away a second-round pick in this year’s draft and a conditional third rounder next year for the right to watch Alex Smith be something in the vast wasteland between safe and spectacular, we were given at least one draft certainty: they’re not taking Geno Smith first overall.

That trade was the first of many moves that followed among the teams in the top 10 in which they scrambled away from the West Virginia Smith. For the Chiefs, the ramifications of their trade with San Francisco will impact more than just the quarterback position.

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And so it has been written, as it was foretold by everyone. The Kansas City Chiefs will select Luke Joeckel with their first overall pick.

Maybe.

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Miami Dolphins v Arizona Cardinals

UPDATE THE SECOND: The Kansas City Chiefs have signed Sean Smith to a three-year deal.

 

On paper — and you know, that’s where football contests are always won and lost — the Chiefs now have a secondary that could ascend to join the league’s elite defensive backfields. Or maybe that’s a bit premature, but the potential is certainly there.

After signing Smith to a three-year deal worth $18 million (a whopping $11 million of which is guaranteed), the Chiefs now have a cornerback trio consisting of the former Dolphin, Brandon Flowers, and Dunta Robinson to play alongside safety Eric Berry. Chasing Smith and stockpiling corners became a necessity for the Chiefs after the divisional rival Broncos signed Wes Welker yesterday, and he joined a group of receivers that was already sort of pretty good already with Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas.

One of their Smith or Robinson will likely slide over to primarily play in the slot, and it’ll most likely be Robinson after he was often used there this past season by the Falcons.

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New York Jets v Tennessee Titans

According to a tweet by Jason La Canfora, the Kansas City Chiefs have signed former New York Jets’ defensive end Mike DeVito to a 3-year contract worth $12.6 million, including $6.2 million in guaranteed money.

 

The 28-year-old DeVito, who had played his entire 7-year career with the Jets, had 52 tackles, 1.0 sacks and 2 forced fumbles in 16 games in 2012.

New Orleans Saints v Denver Broncos

The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed in principal on a three-year deal with former Saints QB Chase Daniel. Daniel signed to the Saints’ practice squad in September of 2009 and was released and re-signed by the team many times. He was a member of the 2010 Championship squad but did not take a snap that season. Daniel was the primary backup to Drew Brees from 2010-2012. He also served as the team’s placekick holder.

 

San Diego Chargers v Kansas City Chiefs

CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora is reporting that the Kansas City Chiefs and Glenn Dorsey are closing in on a new deal that would keep the defensive lineman in KC.

As La Canfora notes, it seemed like Dorsey was essentially out the door in Kansas City after he struggled early and finished the 2012 season on IR with a calf injury.

In 4 games last year, the former fifth overall pick (2008) had 7 tackles and 0.0 sacks.