August 21, 2010; Tampa, FL, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Eric Berry (29) warms up before the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

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“In the wake of the devastating tornado, folks from across Missouri and around the world stepped forward to help the Joplin community recover and rebuild, and Missouri’s major athletic organizations were a vital part of those recovery efforts,” Missouri Governor Jay Nixon said. “I am proud that Missouri’s teams are leading the way once again by participating in the 2012 Governor’s Joplin Habitat Challenge, and I encourage all Missourians to get involved.

“Together, we’ll tackle the critical issue of housing in Joplin by building 35 homes this year, and providing the resources for Habitat for Humanity to expand its mission in the years to come. Please visit today to learn how you can get involved.”

If the Chiefs sign Routt, that likely means they will allow cornerback Brandon Carr to become a free agent. The Chiefs could yet choose to place the franchise tag on either Carr or receiver Dwayne Bowe.

The Chiefs could be comparing the price tags for Carr and Routt; they could also be showing interest in Routt to demonstrate to Carr that they would be willing to go elsewhere.

I think it is a smart move for the Chiefs to at least see what Routt is looking for and to give themselves options in case they think Carr will leave. Because there is so much interest in Routt, this process could take some time.

Now, Haley could meet with Roethlisberger and allay all the quarterback’s concerns — that will indeed be part of his job as the schematic mentor to a superstar quarterback. And there is some precedent for a hybrid approach that would work for everyone involved. When Haley ran the offense for the 2008 Arizona Cardinals that almost beat the Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII, Whisenhunt was the head coach, and there were as many three-step drops and bunch formations as you’d see in any Steelers offense of the last few seasons.

Roaf played his college football at Louisiana Tech, before coming to the Saints organization. He spent his first nine seasons (1993-2001) in the NFL with the Saints.

He became a starter at offensive tackle his rookie season and never looked back.

In his second season, Roaf was selected to the Pro Bowl for the first of seven consecutive times with the Saints.

In 2002, Roaf went to the Kansas City Chiefs and was selected to the Pro Bowl in all four of his seasons (2002-2005) with the Chiefs before retiring.

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