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Absence of Justin Houston, Brandon Flowers from OTAs doesn't faze Chiefs

Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston and cornerback Brandon Flowers were absent from organized team activities on Tuesday, but linebacker Derrick Johnson and other players didn’t seem that concerned.

Chiefs sign No. 1 draft pick Dee Ford as rookie minicamp begins

The Chiefs announced Saturday that they have signed rookie outside linebacker Dee Ford to a contract. The club now has all six of its 2014 draft picks under contract.

Five things to watch at the Chiefs’ rookie minicamp

The Chiefs will begin their three-day rookie minicamp Saturday as a precursor to their full-squad offseason training activities, which begin Tuesday. Here are five storylines to watch over the weekend.

Former Chiefs Derrick Thomas, Willie Roaf make the College Football Hall of Fame

The latest College Football Hall of Fame class has a Chiefs flavor. Former Chiefs Derrick Thomas and Willie Roaf are members of the 14-player class announced Thursday in Irving, Texas.

Chiefs sign defensive linemen Jermelle Cudjo and Kona Schwenke

The Chiefs continued their ongoing effort to turn over the bottom of their roster Tuesday, as they announced the signings of veteran defensive tackle Jermelle Cudjo and rookie defensive lineman Kona Schwenke.

Ventura shines but Royals fall to Orioles 2-1

For a six-batter span on Thursday night, a sequence plucked from an otherwise dreary 2-1 loss to Baltimore, Royals starter Yordano Ventura touched the ceiling of his potential.

Chiefs sign six undrafted free agents

The Chiefs signed six undrafted free agents on Monday, including a safety from coach Andy Reid’s alma mater and two receivers with return ability. Brigham Young safety Daniel Sorensen is probably the most highly-regarded player of the group. At 6 feet 2 and 208 pounds, he was ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper’s No. 11 overall safety prior to the draft.

Chiefs could have offensive weapon in Thomas

When Oregon star De’Anthony Thomas ran a 4.5 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine in February, eyebrows went up among draft analysts, team executives and others across the league.

Chiefs draft Georgia QB Aaron Murray and Oregon RB De’Anthony Thomas in NFL Draft

The Chiefs selected Oregon running back De'Anthony Thomas, Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray, Tennessee guard Zach Fulton and McGill tackle Laurent Duvernay-Tardif on the third day of the NFL Draft.

Chiefs draft Rice cornerback Phillip Gaines in third round

Passing on its perceived biggest need, wide receiver, for a second straight day, the Chiefs stayed true to the draft board in snapping up Rice cornerback Phillip Gaines with the club’s only pick on the second day of the NFL Draft.

Dee Ford arrives in KC on his first official day as a Chief

On Friday, his first day as an official member of the Chiefs, first-round NFL Draft pick Dee Ford confirmed what many already suspected — he is a pass rusher, through and through. “This is the home of Derrick Thomas, I know you remember that speed,” said Ford, who had 10 1/2 sacks last season.

Were the Chiefs close to taking Johnny Manziel?

At approximately 9:42 p.m on Thursday night, only one team stood between Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, the biggest celebrity in the 2014 NFL Draft, and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Dee Ford, a pass rusher from Auburn, is Chiefs’ first-round NFL Draft pick

One pick after Johnny Manziel came off the board, the Chiefs selected Auburn pass rusher Dee Ford with 23rd overall pick in NFL Draft on Thursday night. Ford, 6 feet 2 and 252 pounds, was a two-year starter who had 29 tackles, 14 1/2 tackles for loss and 10 1/2 sacks in 2013.

Chiefs G.M. John Dorsey not afraid to make move in NFL Draft

During his predraft news conference last week, Chiefs general manager John Dorsey was understandably coy about his team's draft plans. But Dorsey did make it clear that he will take the best player available with his first pick and would have zero qualms about moving up or down in this draft.

Chiefs’ John Dorsey embraces technology to help in personnel decision-making

After spending years around the game of football, including several as a front-office executive for the Green Bay Packers, Chiefs general manager John Dorsey has gained a certain reputation. However, you’d be wise not to put the Chiefs’ second-year boss in a neat little box.

NFL Draft viewer’s guide: Times, TV channels, where the Chiefs pick

Here’s a quick nults-and-bolts primer for the 2014 NFL Draft, which is being broadcast on ESPN and the NFL Network. The first round will begin at 7 p.m Thursday. The second and third rounds will take place Friday, starting at 7 p.m., while rounds four through seven will take place Saturday, starting at 11 a.m.

BYU’s Kyle Van Noy shows all-around skills at outside linebacker

Brigham Young outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy was expected to declare for last year’s NFL Draft, but at least one draft analyst thinks his decision to come back was a good one even though his sack production fell off.

Chiefs discovered potential starters for 2014 in last year’s season finale

General manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid have looked inside their own locker room for the next wave of potential starters. And they began by watching the replay of the Chiefs’ 27-24 overtime loss in the regular-season finale at San Diego.

Chiefs’ Smith gets started refining his offense

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – At this time a year ago, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith was still learning his way around Kansas City and watching video of the Philadelphia Eagles’ offense.

Chiefs’ Eric Berry refining his game

Chiefs safety Eric Berry is “working a little bit smarter, focusing more on my technique” in offseason workouts.

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