Dec 1, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano (80) catches a pass while defended by Denver Broncos safety Duke Ihenacho (33) at Arrowhead Stadium. The Broncos defeated the Chiefs 35-28. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Fix: Chiefs News and Headlines 2/7/2014

Many people need their coffee to get up and going in the morning, and especially in the middle of the afternoon when things are starting to drag.  Here at Arrowhead Addict, we understand that for a Chiefs fan, coffee is simply not enough.

Here’s all that’s happening around Chiefs Kingdom today.

Welcome to The Fix.

Now that Super Bowl XLVIII is firmly in our rear-view mirror and the off season is fully under way, everyone’s passion from now until the NFL Draft in May will be conducting mock drafts. Two of the biggest names in the business are Mel Kiper from and Todd McShay from ESPN who both releases mock drafts yesterday. Co-editor Ben Nielsen covered their choices to the Chiefs, but both Adam Teicher from ESPN and Terez Paylor from the Kansas City Star are talking about it this morning.

From Paylor’s piece:

”Because of the great depth and talent at receiver and that’s something I think the Chiefs need to add, I think probably the first round would be the chance to do it,” Kiper Said.

Hence the reason he has the Chiefs selecting Florida State star receiver Kelvin Benjamin in his latest mock draft.

Teicher talks about both players being able to fit in with the Chiefs:

Either player makes sense for the Chiefs. Both players entered the draft as juniors so they may need more time to develop. The Chiefs would need immediate help from either player, but not necessarily as a starter. The Chiefs have veterans in Dwayne Bowe, Donnie Avery, A.J. Jenkins and Weston Dressler, so they wouldn’t have to ask a rookie to carry the load.

Finally today, the Mothership is continuing its series of looking back at position groups from the 2013 season. Today, Chiefs Insider Reid Ferrin looks at the Chiefs TEs: By the Numbers.

Fasano started nine games at tight end in 2013, missing four contests (Week 3-6) with an ankle injury and two games (Weeks 14-15) because of a concussion. Despite the injuries, Fasano’s diligent work with Chiefs head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder and staff, got him back on the field in time to make unbelievable plays, like the jaw-dropping, back-of-the-end zone catch against the Denver Broncos in Week 11.

That’s all of your Chiefs news and headlines today. Enjoy your weekend and GO CHIEFS!

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  • d-block

    Good read. I really hope Fasano can stay healthy this year. And can’t wait to see what Kelce can do.

    • Troy Utt

      Not only Fasano, but I would imagine D&R are closely monitoring the progress of Kelce’ rehab as to be assurred to his condition prior to the draft. IMO should Kelce come along, thus having the both available for the season KC will draft Defense early & often! As they should in an attempt to shore up the failings of last season! Unless there is a franchise altering offensive pick available that far down in the first round or at any point this season we must first address that which is most obvious! Depending on what can be done with the restructuring of contracts to aid for both 2014 & 2015, I believe it is that point KC can look to dabble in FA for help on flier…

  • CrispySBC

    Yeah sorry but I think Fasano is a goner along with Avery … Fasano couldn’t stay on the field, dropped way too many balls and just doesn’t have the skill set the Chief’s need. Avery had way too many drops, is soft and his route running is anything but good. I think we’ve got both their replacements already in-house … namely Kelce and Jenkins. It’s time for both to step up and start contributing to this teams success. Don’t forget the cap savings with both of them gone.

    • 3rdgen CHIEFS fan

      I think they have to keep Fasano even if they draft a TE with their first pick. Kelce is unknown and McGrath wasn’t good enough to replace him.

    • toperspective

      Very little cap savings with Fasano – only 1M. He’ll be around for another year.