Chiefs news for March 16, 2023
Good morning AG!
Today in Chiefs’ history, Casey Weigmann signs with the Chiefs in 2001
Elsewhere, in 2014, Crimea voted to secede from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation; despite opposition from numerous countries, Russia later annexed the region.
1995 (1995!): Mississippi ratified the Thirteenth Amendment—which abolished slavery—130 years after it was added to the U.S. Constitution
1968: The My Lai Massacre occurs in Vietnam
1945: U.S. Marines captured the Japanese island of Iwo Jima during World War II.
1926: Jerry Lewis was born
Let’s end on that high note, and see what is in the news
Why Orlando Brown Jr has yet to sign with team in free agency, per Adam Schefter | Clutchpoints
…the league views him as a right tackle. He wants to be paid as a left tackle. So that also enters into it,” Schefter said on ESPN’s NFL Live
KC Chiefs lose safety Juan Thornhill to Cleveland Browns, but an able successor await | The Wichita Eagle
The Chiefs won’t have safety Juan Thornhill in their defensive backfield next season.
All-Pro offensive tackle David Bakhtiari says Isiah Pacheco is part of the best running back/tight end tandem in the NFL | Rutgerswire
The best running back and tight end duo in the NFL is in the AFC West and with the Super Bowl champions. So says David Bakhtiari, the Green Bay Packers starting left tackle.
NFL’s 2023 league year, free agency signing period begin today (Mar 15) | Chiefswire
The Kansas City Chiefs and other NFL clubs have been allowed to engage in legal tampering since Monday at Noon ET. They’ll soon be able to officially consummate deals with outside free agents.
JuJu Smith-Schuster Signs Contract With New England Patriots | Last Word on Sports
NFL veteran wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster signed a new contract with the New England Patriots.
Former Chiefs WR JuJu Smith-Schuster pens thank you to Kansas City | Chiefswire
After just one season with the Kansas City Chiefs, WR JuJu Smith-Schuster is moving on to join another AFC team. Smith-Schuster agreed to a three-year contract with the New England Patriots on Wednesday.
Chiefs Tender Shane Buechele as ERFA for 2023 | Fresno Bee
Kansas City retains one of its backup quarterbacks for the offseason program and beyond.
Chiefs DL coach Joe Cullen running defensive line drills at Georgia pro day | Chiefswire
Chiefs defensive line coach Joe Cullen is running the drills and on-field workouts for an extremely talented Bulldogs defensive line group. This is notable because Kansas City isn’t typically among teams to send position coaches out to pro days with regularity.
Henry Winkler loved meeting Chiefs fans during visit to KC. The feeling was mutual | KC Star via Yahoo
Winkler met a number of Chiefs fans and he was clearly touched by their support.