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Willie Roaf, Louisiana Tech-Offensive Lineman- One of the most dominant left tackles in NFL history, Roaf was elected to 11 Pro Bowl during his illustrious 13-year NFL career. Of those 13 years, four were spent in Kansas City (2002-05). He’ll be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer.

Roaf was a 1992 consensus First Team All-America pick and a finalist for the Outland Trophy. He led Louisiana Tech to a 1990 Independence Bowl berth and was a two-time All-South Independent selection.

Nose tackle remains a need for the Chiefs entering the 2012 off-season and the position is filled with several intriguing veterans. One nose tackle who’s generating plenty of chatter from Chiefs fans is Paul Soliai of the Miami Dolphins.

Soliai is your prototypical 3-4 nose. He’s a run-stopping specialist, uses his body to effectively play two-gap technique and, at 29 years old, is young enough to be more than just a one-year stopgap.

The Chiefs and the National Football League Management Council argued that filing workers’ comp claims in California violates the contracts the players signed with the Chiefs. The contracts specifically state that the jurisdiction for any legal disputes “shall lie exclusively in the State Courts of Jackson County, Mo.”

The NFL Players Association argued that the choice of forum clauses are unenforceable under California law, federal labor law and the U.S. Constitution.

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Draft range: He could go late in the first round or in the first half of the second round, but Weeden raised some red flags with an erratic performance at the combine.

Chances of ending up in the AFC West: I think this is where we start to look for legitimate pairings for either Denver or Kansas City. If Weeden gets to the second round, I can see Kansas City grabbing him. If he gets to Denver’s spot in the second round, I think he will be a favorite to be taken there. Weeden might not have a long NFL career, but it could be productive.

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