On the receiving front, Kansas City drafted /profile?playerId=13207″>Dexter McCluster in the second round. He will groomed to play the slot, similar to Wes Welker, and has the skills to excel in such a role. In addition to that responsibility, McCluster will act as a safety blanket for short receptions and adds another element to the backfield. Third-round pick Tony Moeaki could be an upgrade at tight end, which offered little in Cassel’s first year behind center. Moeaki is more athletic and versatile than his predecessors. At a minimum, Moeaki will provide depth and competition for the spot. Also, it isn’t farfetched to think that Cassel will get more help from Dwayne Bowe, who was suspended for four games last season, and Chris Chambers, who will have a full offseason to work with his quarterback. However, any way you cut it, I don’t see a Welker or Randy Moss for Cassel to throw to, even though this cast has potential.
The offensive line was a sieve in 2009, but I expect improvement. That talent up front, the talent at skill positions and the coaching all should be improved, which should play off one another and allow Cassel the ability to do his job better. Plus, the Chiefs’ schedule is favorable.
Cassel’s salary is set to escalate bigtime in 2011, so it’s put-up-or-shut-up time for the Chiefs’ quarterback.
Horn joined the Saints in 2000 as a free agent and set the single season record for most receptions with 94 in 2000 and matched that total in 2004. Marques Colston later broke Horn’s record with 98. As a member of the Saints, Horn had 523 catches, 7,622 receiving yards, and a team record 50 touchdowns.
“Since he first arrived here in 2000, Joe made a significant impact on our team both on and off the field,” owner Tom Benson said. “In addition to being one of the top players of all-time to wear a Saints uniform, he was always generous with his time to youth and those less fortunate in our community. I am proud that Joe will retire as a member of the New Orleans Saints family.”
Horn also played four seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs and one with the Atlanta Falcons. He has 603 catches, 8,744 yards and 58 touchdowns for his career.
At one time, Western Missouri State University was a “dry” campus. While some areas now allow beer and wine consumption, the school expanded it’s policy on Thursday during the Kansas City Chiefs’ summer training camp.
In addition to the campus’ convention area, campus leaders agreed to include the food court at the training camp area and VIP areas for the Chiefs as areas for beer and wine. The policy will only be in effect for the three weeks that the Chiefs are at training camp.