The Chiefs already have a big, strong, possession receiver in Dwayne Bowe (what an influence Owens would be on D-Bowe, by the way). Owens doesn’t have the speed to stretch the field opposite Bowe; the Chiefs are hopeful free agent Donnie Avery wins that job.
So if Owens can’t start, there’s no room on a 46-man, game-day roster, because backup receivers need to play special teams.
The truth is, Owens, for all his foibles, has Hall of Fame numbers. His 1,078 receptions rank sixth in NFL history; his 15,934 yards are second only to Jerry Rice’s 22,895, and his 153 touchdown catches are third only to Rice, 197, and Randy Moss, 156. Moss is available, too, if anyone is interested.
Joel: With the Chiefs passing more in 2013, the offensive line is of the upmost importance. We generally know who the starters will be — at least four of the five — but the reserves are still important.
Stephenson appears to be settling in as the swing lineman, able to fill in as a guard or a tackle. The Chiefs have the depth on the interior offensive line to handle an injury — Geoff Schwartz or Jeff Allen, one of the two, will be a reserve — but Stephenson’s role becomes vital if one of the tackles goes down. Stephenson will likely be asked to fill in at some point in 2013, making him a key player on the Chiefs offensive line even though he is not a starter.
The NFL Committee on Stadium Security in May unanimously recommended the implementation of this measure that will enhance public safety and make it easier for fans to gain access in all stadiums. It was discussed with all clubs at the May league meeting and will be implemented at all NFL stadiums beginning with preseason games.
The Chiefs strongly encourage fans to not bring any type of bags, but outlined today what is permissible. Fans will be able to carry the following style and size bag, package, or container at stadium plaza areas, stadium gates, or when approaching queue lines of fans awaiting entry into the stadium:
Southlake’s Carroll High School has won eight state titles in football. It has produced elite talent, including Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Chase Daniels and New York Jets quarterback Greg McElroy. The school now has an incoming freshman who will be associated with UCLA.
Football players talk to each other about recruiting, especially regarding which schools they are interested in and which schools have offered them. Freshman usually do not have a lot to offer in those conversations—except for Stone.