<![CDATA[Red Zone: Sports Columns & Blogs | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 19:02:37 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 19:02:37 CST Red Zone 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com The Star’s NFL Draft Tracker: Rounds two and three complete, Chiefs make two picks http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article74758032.html#storylink=rss NFL Draft’s second, third rounds are tonight

The final four rounds will take place on Saturday

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:34:39 CDT

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Chiefs GM says Denver drafting Paxton Lynch did not influence his decision to trade first-round pick http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article74684517.html#storylink=rss Chiefs hosted quarterback on a predraft visit

They also held a formal interview with Lynch at combine

Broncos surrendered a third-round pick to trade up for Lynch

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:40:02 CDT

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Chiefs’ John Dorsey was surprised Myles Jack wasn’t a first-rounder http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article74678802.html#storylink=rss Dorsey said Jack is a “wonderful player on the field”

Jack has a degenerative knee issue that scared off teams

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:17:45 CDT

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Chiefs’ Dontari Poe: ‘The best I’ve felt in a couple of years’ http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article74652117.html#storylink=rss Nose tackle met with reporters recently and said there are no lingering effects of back injury

A herniated disk kept him out of training camp a year ago

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:19:19 CDT

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The Star’s NFL Draft Tracker: QBs Goff, Wentz go 1-2; Chiefs trade out of first round http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article74479592.html#storylink=rss NFL Draft’s first round is Thursday night

Rounds 2 and 3 follow on Friday in Chicago

The final four rounds will take place on Saturday

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:13:10 CDT

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Oregon State’s Kyle Peko enjoyed Chiefs visit http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article74563187.html#storylink=rss Defensive tackle is the cousin of Bengals tackle Domata Peko

Peko is former teammates with current Chiefs Steven Nelson and D.J. Alexander

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:46:03 CDT

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The Star’s 2016 All-Juice Team for the NFL Draft http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article74395472.html#storylink=rss Terez A. Paylor unveils his second annual All-Juice Team

Juice is a phrase that, in football terms, means having energy, or having the goods

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:53:13 CDT

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Watch: Chiefs’ Dustin Colquitt talks about being only male in his family without a Super Bowl ring http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article74187857.html#storylink=rss The Chiefs punter did a mock Eli Manning imitation as he saw his brother win Super Bowl 50 in February

Colquitt’s father won two Super Bowls with the Steelers

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:28:57 CDT

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Listen to our pre-draft Chiefs podcast with Mel Kiper, Jon Gruden and more http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article73988937.html#storylink=rss The NFL Draft is only a few days away, so this is the perfect time to drop a pre-draft Chiefs podcast.

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:33:27 CDT

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NFL beat writers hold live mock draft and here’s Terez Paylor’s Chiefs pick http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article72644567.html#storylink=rss At No. 28, the pick is Clemson DL/OLB Kevin Dodd

Here’s a link to all the writers’ picks

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Tue, 19 Apr 2016 13:09:47 CDT

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Despite being a nervous parent, Emmitt Smith won’t stop son from playing football http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article71552987.html#storylink=rss Former Cowboys star was asked about whether he would stop his son from competing

“Why would I steal his passion from him?” Smith asked

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Wed, 13 Apr 2016 10:43:31 CDT

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The Star’s NFL Mock Draft 2.0 has Chiefs taking a defensive tackle at No. 28 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article70593752.html#storylink=rss Mississippi State defensive tackle Chris Jones has plenty of upside

Cornerback, outside linebacker and safety are also options

In this mock, the Titans go for an Ole Miss tackle No. 1 overall

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Thu, 07 Apr 2016 17:31:20 CDT

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10 players available for the Chiefs in the second round http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article74679787.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:27:35 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article74679787.html Dontari Poe talks about being stronger http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article73020582.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:18:47 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article73020582.html 10 players the Chiefs should target in the NFL draft http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article74433207.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:35:32 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article74433207.html Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt discusses his family's Super Bowl rings http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article73095172.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:47:44 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article73095172.html Emmitt Smith on son playing football: 'Why would I steal his passion away?' http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article71540347.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 09:40:58 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article71540347.html Coaches explain why they signed former Chiefs during free-agency http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article68221402.html#storylink=rss Sean Smith, Jeff Allen, Donald Stephenson and Tyvon Branch all left as free agents

Their new coaches explain what they liked in each player

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Fri, 25 Mar 2016 08:54:19 CDT

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Chiefs have approximately $5.7 million in cap room http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article67729827.html#storylink=rss Team will need about half of that to account for its draft picks

Kansas City began the offseason with approximately $32 million in cap room

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Wed, 23 Mar 2016 09:45:07 CDT

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Chiefs coach Andy Reid gives an update on his health http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article67725537.html#storylink=rss Reid missed the NFL’s annual spring meeting with a knee issue

He said he’s about a month away from having another surgery done

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Wed, 23 Mar 2016 09:18:00 CDT

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Chiefs interested in making another overseas trip http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article67408302.html#storylink=rss Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt says Chiefs might go abroad again

Hunt made it clear that the Chiefs will be the road team next time

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Mon, 21 Mar 2016 17:27:20 CDT

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Chiefs submit two rules proposals to be voted on at owners’ meetings http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article66704467.html#storylink=rss One would add penalty yards to distance needed to gain first down in certain situations

Chiefs also want to prevent quarterbacks from throwing after they’ve fallen to the ground

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Thu, 17 Mar 2016 15:35:23 CDT

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Chiefs won’t receive any compensatory picks in 2016 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article65466577.html#storylink=rss The Chiefs will not receive any compensatory draft picks for this year’s draft, the NFL announced Friday

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Fri, 11 Mar 2016 13:37:21 CST

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Source: Chiefs re-sign cornerback Jamell Fleming to new contract http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article65493372.html#storylink=rss Fleming is one of the Chiefs’ best special teams players

He contributed last season on five of their six special-teams units

He also logged 157 defensive snaps last season

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Fri, 11 Mar 2016 15:00:58 CST

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Former Jets receiver Jeremy Kerley scheduled to visit Chiefs http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article65438957.html#storylink=rss Kerley is a slot receiver and punt returner

He posted career-best statistics in 2012

He lost playing time last year but was still an effective returner

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Fri, 11 Mar 2016 11:27:41 CST

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Chiefs sign defensive lineman Efe Obada, a raw prospect and Nigerian native http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article65334487.html#storylink=rss Just 23, Obada did not play college football

Obada has spent time with the Dallas Cowboys

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Thu, 10 Mar 2016 19:43:59 CST

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ESPN’s Mel Kiper has Chiefs picking defensive lineman in latest mock draft http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article64814997.html#storylink=rss Kiper mocked Alabama tackle Jarran Reed to the Chiefs

Reed is a respected run stopper

The Chiefs might lose starting defensive tackle Jaye Howard to free agency

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Tue, 08 Mar 2016 15:51:39 CST

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Chiefs free-agency tracker: Mike DeVito wants to continue his career http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article64543782.html#storylink=rss Teams could begin contacting players’ agents at 11 a.m.

Chiefs have several key free agents set to hit the market

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Mon, 07 Mar 2016 11:44:44 CST

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Tony Richardson's speech at the 2016 101 awards http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article64336332.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 05 Mar 2016 20:25:31 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article64336332.html Quarterback Alex Smith's speech after winning co-Chiefs MVP http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article64340872.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 05 Mar 2016 20:38:38 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article64340872.html