<![CDATA[Red Zone: Sports Columns & Blogs | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/ en-us Thu, 02 Oct 2014 17:20:26 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 02 Oct 2014 17:20:26 CDT Red Zone 60 The Star’s NFL mock draft, version 6.0 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article18866343.html#storylink=rss This is the sixth in The Star’s series of NFL first-round draft projections. The pick this week for the Chiefs is Texas defensive end Malcom Brown.

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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 15:31:02 CDT

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Draft spotlight: New Hampshire receiver R.J. Harris hopes newfound speed opens eyes http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article18626949.html#storylink=rss New Hampshire receiver R.J. Harris knew a familiar obstacle stood in his way if he wanted to achieve his dream of playing in the NFL. Once he signed with his agent, he moved to Weston, Fla., when he worked with trainer Matt Gates at Fit Speed Athletic Performance. At New Hampshire’s pro day on March 19, Harris broke off 40 times of 4.49 and 4.53, hopefully silencing any concerns that may have existed about his speed.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 02:00:00 CDT

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Video: Terez Paylor on the Chiefs’ options in the NFL Draft http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article18588230.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City Star’s Terez Paylor looks at which players the Chiefs might take in the NFL Draft.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:16:27 CDT The Kansas City Star

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The Star’s NFL mock draft, version 5.0 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article18231068.html#storylink=rss This is the fifth in The Star’s series of NFL first-round draft projections. The Star will release a mock draft every week from here until the draft starts April 30. The Chiefs’ pick this time: Michigan State corner Trae Waynes.

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Fri, 10 Apr 2015 18:37:28 CDT

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ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. released his fourth mock draft of the year on Thursday, and for the fourth straight time, he has the Chiefs selecting a receiver in the first round.

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Thu, 09 Apr 2015 13:14:52 CDT By TEREZ A. PAYLOR

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Draft spotlight: Northwest Missouri’s Travis Manning has won a lot of games http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article17872859.html#storylink=rss Travis Manning's first love was basketball. Like many good athletes, he played AAU ball growing up, and as a guard at Bellevue West in Bellevue, Ill., he was even named MVP of the 2009 Denver Miller Basketball Tournament as a senior. But football would soon overtake his original passion.

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Wed, 08 Apr 2015 14:35:47 CDT

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Chiefs’ Chris Ballard says center Eric Kush has a ‘bright future’ http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article17861417.html#storylink=rss The Chiefs' director of player personnel Chris Ballard recently sat down with play-by-play man Mitch Hothus to discuss the team's offseason thus far.

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Wed, 08 Apr 2015 13:02:34 CDT

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The Star’s NFL mock draft, version 4.0 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article17383217.html#storylink=rss This is the fourth in The Star’s series of NFL first-round draft projections. We will release a new mock draft every week from here until the draft, with a final mock being released on April 30, the day of the draft. In the latest scenario, the Chiefs may want to consider trading down, or take Miami tackle Ereck Flowers.

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Sat, 04 Apr 2015 10:54:51 CDT

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Chiefs release offseason training schedule, workouts to begin April 20 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article17225705.html#storylink=rss The Chiefs will begin working out April 20, according to a offseason training schedule released by the team Thursday. Organized team activities begin on May 26 and the team’s mandatory minicamp will be held June 16-18.

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Thu, 02 Apr 2015 14:31:47 CDT

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Watch Tamba Hali and Jeremy Maclin play catch with members of Mexican national soccer team http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article16923137.html#storylink=rss The Chiefs’ Tamba Hali and Jeremy Maclin played catch Monday with members of Mexico’s men’s national soccer team, which was training at Arrowhead Stadium in preparation for Tuesday’s match against Paraguay.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:48:12 CDT The Kansas City Star

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ESPN’s Todd McShay predicts Chiefs will take a center in first round http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article16904789.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

With the Chiefs addressing needs at wide receiver in and guard in free agency +and through trade+, ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay predicts the Chiefs will address another need in his latest mock draft.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:22:19 CDT

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Chiefs’ Clark Hunt didn’t need much convincing to sign Jeremy Maclin http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article16375109.html#storylink=rss Whenever the Chiefs’ front office decides to hand out a large contract — like it did to lure Jeremy Maclin to Kansas City a few weeks ago — general manager John Dorsey has to run it up the flagpole, right to chairman Clark Hunt. And the truth is, when Dorsey explained why Maclin was worth the money, it certainly didn’t take long to convince Hunt.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:35:41 CDT

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ESPN’s Mel Kiper names four players who would be good first-round fits for Chiefs http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article16385735.html#storylink=rss Although Kansas City has addressed needs at wide receiver and on the offensive line, ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper said the Chiefs could still use their first-round pick on a player at one of those positions.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:11:36 CDT

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Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says Paul Fanaika is ‘a good fit’ in Chiefs’ offense http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article16289432.html#storylink=rss Former Arizona guard Paul Fanaika, who signed as a free agent with Kansas City, should be a good fit for the Chiefs says Arizona coach Bruce Arians.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:51:05 CDT

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Chiefs expect to find playing time for Dee Ford behind Tamba Hali and Justin Houston http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article16208615.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:05:42 CDT

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Terrelle Pryor was signed to be a quarterback, Andy Reid says http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article16190393.html#storylink=rss Chiefs coach Andy Reid said there hasn’t been any consideration of moving the 6-foot-4, 233-pound Terrelle Pryor to another position.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:15:42 CDT

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Chiefs coach Andy Reid says Ron Parker will likely play safety this year http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article16189205.html#storylink=rss In 16 games last year, Ron Parker led the Chiefs with 84 solo tackles and finished second in pass deflections with 12. Both were career highs.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:03:27 CDT

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Draft spotlight: Avila running back Kelwin Burke Jr. has come a long way http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article15252047.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:29:51 CDT

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Chiefs sign long snapper James Winchester http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article13859678.html#storylink=rss It looks as if the Chiefs are going to have an interesting battle at long snapper this season. The Chiefs signed another long snapper, James Winchester, on Thursday, according to a tweet from his agent, Ken Sarnoff.

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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:21:05 CDT

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Chiefs pleased with ‘selfless’ veterans who took pay cuts to stay in 2015 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article13602056.html#storylink=rss Chiefs general manager John Dorsey took a moment Wednesday to praise a pair of veterans, outside linebacker Tamba Hali and defensive end Mike DeVito, for agreeing to restructured deals that will save the team $9.5 million on the cap this season.

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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 02:00:00 CDT

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Chiefs safety Ron Parker to visit Bears http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article13464302.html#storylink=rss A source told The Kansas City Star that safety Ron Parker is visiting the Chicago Bears on Wednesday.

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Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:21:38 CDT

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Chiefs Q&A: Ron Parker could be well-positioned to take advantage of booming market for defensive backs http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article13069943.html#storylink=rss Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably already know there is a lot happening on the Chiefs’ free-agency front. The Star’s Terez A. Paylor takes a quick timeout to delve into what’s happening with one of Kansas City’s own players, cornerback Ron Parker.

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Mon, 09 Mar 2015 02:00:00 CDT

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Chiefs free-agency tracker: Team agrees to deal with linebacker Dezman Moses http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article12933758.html#storylink=rss At 11 a.m. Saturday, NFL teams were allowed to begin contacting the agents of pending free agents. Nothing can be made official until Tuesday, the start of the new league year, but this is where I'll keep a running tab of interesting tidbits that leak out over the next week or so.

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Sat, 07 Mar 2015 12:18:16 CST

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NFL free-agency primer: 17 free-agent fits for the Chiefs http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article12820040.html#storylink=rss Starting Saturday, NFL teams can communicate with representatives for free-agent players and discuss potential contracts. Considering the Chiefs still need to get under the salary cap before they could sign a free agent, here are some players at key positions (wide receiver, offensive line, inside linebacker and defensive back), both expensive and cheap, who would be nice fits in KC.

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Fri, 06 Mar 2015 10:52:20 CST

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The Chiefs’ cap ramifications of releasing receiver Dwayne Bowe http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article12605834.html#storylink=rss Kansas City is facing a salary-cap crunch, and speculation is the team might release receiver Dwayne Bowe. But it might also make sense for the Chiefs to try and restructure his contract.

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Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:19:51 CST

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Chiefs Q&A: Cap casualties, trade possibilities as free agency looms http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article12365738.html#storylink=rss With the tampering period for free agency set to begin on Saturday, The Star’s Terez A. Paylor has been getting a ton of questions about a variety of topics. He tackles a bunch of them in this space.

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Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:00:00 CST

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Chiefs Q&A: A primer on Justin Houston and today’s franchise-tag deadline http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article11888150.html#storylink=rss The free agency period is only a week away, so The Star’s Terez A. Paylor is diving into your questions with quick-hitting mailbags. This one will revolve solely around the Chiefs’ star outside linebacker Justin Houston, who is set to become a free agent.

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 01:00:00 CST

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The Star’s NFL mock draft, version 3.0 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article11349653.html#storylink=rss This is the third in The Star’s series of NFL first-round draft projections. A quick disclaimer: Keep in mind that there are still two months until the draft, so a ton can (and will) change after free agency, which starts March 10.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:52:29 CST

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Chiefs Q&A: Should teams hold Alabama’s defensive-back track record against Landon Collins? http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article11175575.html#storylink=rss The Star’s Terez A. Paylor writes: I’m starting to come around on Collins. He came off well in his media interview and I agree with draft pundits — he’s a solid player against the run. But if the Chiefs were to take him in the first round, they would need to be comfortable with his range and coverage ability in the back four.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 01:00:00 CST

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