According to a league source, the following teams have recently called Matthews or his agent late in the draft process: Atlanta Falcons, Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers, Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings, Indianapolis Colts, Washington Redskins, New York Jets and the Tennessee Titans.
Matthews recorded 105 career tackles, 17 1/2 for losses and 10 sacks.
So with these credentials in mind, and the fact that teams have been unable to sign free agents because of the lack of a collective bargaining agreement between owners and players, signing Zorn seems to be the Chiefs’ most important offseason move. He also seems a logical choice to help quarterback Matt Cassel reach the next step in his growth, even after a Pro Bowl season in 2010.
“To eliminate that to me is just kind of tearing up the fiber of the game a little bit. We have a great returner, but that’s a big part of the game. Our fans are probably more interested in seeing Devin Hester run a ball back, as opposed to a kicker kick it out of the end zone with no action.”
Patrick Allen is VP of Content for the FanSided Network. He also serves the managing editor of the network's very first site, Arrowhead Addict. Originally from Ohio, Patrick is a Chiefs fan first and a Browns fan second (I know!). He also pulls for the Buckeyes, Indians and Cavs. Guinness is thinking of naming him the most miserable sports fan of all time. @rpatrickallen