Perhaps the most unusual thing about Wiegmann’s return to the Chiefs is that the team chose to bring in a veteran center over 35 and it wasn’t former Tennessee Titan Kevin Mawae.
It’s been obvious over the last year that Scott Pioli and Todd Haley put a premium on players they have prior experience with. Wiegmann has strong ties to the Chiefs’ franchise, but he has no history with the new regime. On the other hand, Pioli and Haley, plus numerous other members of the Chiefs’ staff, were with the New York Jets in 1998 when Mawae began his eight-year stay there.
Like Wiegmann, Mawae is a smaller center, adept at pulling and zone blocking. He’s about a year and a half older than Wiegmann, but the fact that he’s coming off two straight Pro Bowls suggests his tank isn’t empty quite yet. If the Chiefs wanted to sign an aging center, Mawae seemed like a perfect fit.
Fifth Round: Blair White, Michigan State (WR / 6’2″ / 210 lbs.
When Dwayne Bowe and Chris Chambers were on the field at the same time, they proved to be a dynamic duo. However, the Chiefs learned the hard way how dangerously thin they are behind those two, and given Chambers’ age—despite his resigning—means another receiver should be considered.
One receiver who could earn playing time as a possession receiver early on is the Spartans’ former walk-on, Blair White.
He has progressed by leaps and bounds every year in East Lansing and ran in the 4.4 range after putting up the second-highest number of reps in the 225 pound bench press at the Combine.
White has an uncanny ability to get open thanks to his precise route-running.
“Why would you go to a bake sale to buy baked potato chips?” said Mitzi Dulan, a nutritionist and registered dietitian whose clients include the Kansas City Chiefs football team and the Royals baseball team. A better plan would be to offer parents recipes for healthier snacks to sell, she said.
David Cantor, the education department’s spokesman, said the city was simply in line with a nationwide effort to combat childhood obesity, which First Lady Michelle Obama has made one of her priorities.
“We restrict sales of homemade food because we cannot monitor its nutritional value,” Cantor said, adding that “homemade is not synonymous with healthful.” A recent photo of items at a bake sale showed a sign for bacon chocolate-chip cookies, he said.
After the release of Arrowhead icon Larry Johnson, Kansas City needed a good HB. Not just a good one but a REALLY good one. Thomas Jones is certainly a really good HB. Thanks to the signing of Thomas Jones, the Chiefs have a shot at a winning record this year. However, they can’t put all the weight on Jones. They have to get a competitive O-Line and a QB of higher value than Matt Cassel. If there smart, they will grab a quarterback or a O-Lineman in the NFL Draft. I think they should either grab Jimmy Clausen or Bruce Campbell. On that note, I think that Thomas Jones could bring some winning formula to Kansas City and give them a record of 9-7.