“I couldn’t be more excited about what Thomas Jones has brought to this team both as a player and as a leader,” Haley told the Kansas City Star. “He’s the epitome of the same guy every day. We’ve got a little plan for Thomas that I’m excited about getting to. I’m excited to have Thomas back. He’s a big part of what we’re doing.”
Haley also said that center Casey Wiegmann and linebacker Mike Vrabel would be welcome to return.
Sporting Kansas City head coach Peter Vermes had his questions too when he was first approached with the idea of having Ochocinco come in for a trial. He wouldn’t sign off without speaking with the Cincinnati Bengals receiver and hearing for himself that the 33-year old was serious and not just looking for his next publicity vehicle.
Masoli has one player on his side: Kansas City Chiefs receiver/returner Dexter McCluster, the former Ole Miss star.
“Definitely,” he said, asked about Masoli’s chances to make an NFL roster. “You can see he’s a ballplayer. Wherever it’s going to be, whether it’s quarterback, whether it’s whatever, if you’re a ballplayer, you can play football no matter where you’re going to be put. You see he has the leadership. I saw that a lot. He really stepped in and became that leader for Ole Miss. And he has that passion for the game. I think he’ll be OK.”