Chiefs news for May 5, 2022
Good morning AG! Nothing real exciting in Chiefs history, so lets see if there’s anything going on in the news…
Here’s why Kansas City Chiefs chose to use 70% of their NFL Draft picks on defense | kansas.com
“I think it was always at the forefront,” Veach said of addressing the defense. “I don’t know if it was as dramatic of a mindset like what we experienced in the Super Bowl. … This, obviously, we have to have balance on both sides of the football and we wanted to upgrade the youth, the talent and the depth on the defensive side.”
Chiefs invite Frank Clark’s brother, Alabama State DT Christian Clark, to rookie minicamp | usatoday
Listed at 6-1 and 322 pounds, Christian is a run-stopping defensive tackle who was tough for SWAC offensive linemen to move. He was also tough for them to block in the passing game. In 2021 at ASU, the younger Clark played both spring and fall football. He earned First-Team All-SWAC honors for the second time during the spring, after recording 15 total tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a pass batted in five games played.
Brett Veach: UFA tender allows us to stay in the mix with Melvin Ingram | nbc
“I think what this UFA tender does is, it allows us the ability to communicate and not have either him or his agent do something without us being in the mix. And I think that’s what we want to do,” Veach said, via Jesse Newell of the Kansas City Star. “We don’t know where this is going to go. I can say that we would love to have him back, and it would make sense for us. But regardless, I think now it at least allows us a chance to have dialogue with them before they decide to do anything, if they decide to do something somewhere else.”
Trent McDuffie ‘very excited’ to join Kansas City Chiefs, details goals for rookie year | 247sports
After being drafted, McDuffie met with the local media to discuss his future with the Chiefs. Here is a look at everything McDuffie said in his time with the media.
Chiefs Owner told GM not to trade 2023 first round pick | fox4kc
The Kansas City Chiefs used 10 picks in the 2022 NFL Draft and as they prepare to host the event in 2023, CEO and Chairman Clark Hunt gave general manager Brett Veach one condition.
“You can’t trade next years one, we gotta have a one,” Clark told Veach according to the latter. “
Chiefs won’t play in Germany, Mexico or England in 2022 | usatoday
The Chiefs were speculated as potential opponents for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the inaugural match set to take place at FC Bayern’s Allianz Arena. Both teams were awarded NFL international marketing right for Germany along with the Carolina Panthers and the New England Patriots. Whenever possible, the NFL intends to schedule international games so teams that hold marketing rights to particular countries can play in those countries.
On Wednesday morning the NFL announced its full slate of international games and the Chiefs won’t be playing in any of them.
Kansas City Chiefs sign linebacker who grew up in Sweden as undrafted free agent | kansascity.com
Jordan Genmark Heath’s pursuits as a kid included hockey and soccer but he gravitated toward football, which was a bit of a problem. That’s because Genmark Heath grew up in Stockholm, Sweden. In an interview with Last Word On Sports, he estimated 600 total kids play football in the country, and his best instruction came from watching Chargers games on television.
Tony Richardson lobbied for Priest Holmes to become Chiefs’ starter in 2001 | usatoday
“So I was the feature guy and then they brought in Priest (Holmes),” Richardson began. “And all of a sudden, I actually went to Coach (Dick) Vermeil. So, I went to Coach Vermeil, and I said, ‘You know what, we got to get Priest Holmes on the field. I want to go back to fullback. They just paid me like a tailback and I was like the feature running back. But I saw in Priest who came from Baltimore and was like lighting it up. . . I told Priest, ‘Hey, man, let’s talk to Coach Vermeil.’ He’s like, ‘What’s going on?’ So I take them upstairs and say, ‘Hey, Coach, Priest needs to be the feature back,’ and Coach Vermeil was looking at me like, ‘What are you talking about?’ I said, ‘Listen, Priest needs to be the feature back. I’ll go back to fullback. And Coach Vermeil was looking like, ‘I’ve never had a player ever who was that unselfish? Who would do the best thing for the team?’ So for me, it was like, me, I’m getting 20 carries a game, you know, have my biggest game against the Broncos 120 yards.”
Chiefs Reportedly Set To Work On Major Contract Extension | thespun
“The Chiefs and LT Orlando Brown are expected to begin negotiations on a contract extension in the near future, as Brown works on his forehand in the meantime while also doing some good work in the community,” Garafolo said.