John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE
Fans and pundits that want to believe in the Hunt-Pioli approach speculate that there must be something involved here that the average fan doesn’t know about. There must be something about Carr that doesn’t fit. I would not be surprised if the front office rumor wire starts churning out slick comments of that nature in the coming days.Don’t believe it. Brandon Carr is a good young man, dedicated to his craft, determined to become the best cornerback in the NFL and with his talent and work ethic he has a shot at doing just that. He’s a team player that because of his small college background from the Division II level has a great appreciation for the league and what it stands for and what it provides him.
No, Brandon Carr is now a member of the Dallas Cowboys because of one reason and one reason only – the Chiefs would not spend the money to keep him.
Hillis brings a much different rushing style than Jamaal Charles and Dexter McCluster, which should help make the Chiefs offense more dynamic. His experience as a feature back is an added asset with Charles coming off season-ending knee surgery in 2011.The four-year pro has appeared in 52 games (31 starts) over his career, rushing 512 times for 2,161 yards (4.2. avg.) with 20 TDs. He’s also added 101 receptions for 805 yards (8.0 avg. with three TDs.
Hillis’ departure ends his star-crossed, Madden 12 cover-cursed 2011 season in Cleveland. He agreed to a one-year deal worth $3 million and hopes to rehabilitate his career — and his image. Hillis wanted to play in Cleveland Browns Stadium next season, but now he’ll do so for only one game, as a member of the visiting Chiefs.Hillis hoped to re-sign with the Browns — and even said he’d take a hometown discount to do so — but the Browns never made him an offer, a league source said. They talked to his agent, Jimmy Sexton, but no proposal was made.
Hillis is another interesting component to Kansas City’s offense. An offense featuring Charles, Hills, receivers Dwayne Bowe, Steve Breaston, Jon Baldwin and tight end Tony Moeaki is powerful. It has the potential to both wear down opponents and to score quickly. The Chiefs are trying to make it even better. They are trying to sign Tolbert and former Houston standout right tackle Eric Winston. Plus, the team is bringing in former Oakland tight end Kevin Boss to pair with Moeaki.Instead of trying to replace quarterback Matt Cassel, it seems that the Chiefs are bent on giving him as much help as possible. Potential Cassel competitors Jason Campbell, Kyle Orton and Chad Henne have all signed elsewhere.
NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora is reporting that tight end Kevin Boss will visit the Kansas City Chiefs. He was cut by the Oakland Raiders this week as the team purged big salaries given by the late Al Davis last year.The first big Oakland cap casualty this year, Stanford Routt, signed with the Chiefs last month.
News of Boss; visit in Kansas City shows how important finding another tight end is for the Chiefs. They want to add another weapon to Tony Moeaki, who is expected to be back at full strength after missing all of last season with a torn ACL in his knee.
Jackie Battle is coming off of a career season after an early season injury to Jamaal Charles left the running back depth chart jumbled. But the Kansas City Chiefs did not sign Battle before free agency hit on Tuesday afternoon.According to ESPN, at least three teams are interested in Battle. No word on who they are. Battle named the Houston Texans as an offense he likes in an interview on Sirius XM NFL Radio last month. He also said the Chiefs told him they wanted him back.