December 02, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jon Baldwin (89) scores a touchdown as Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman (24) makes the tackle in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City won 27-21. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Fix: Chiefs News and Headlines 2/14/2014

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.

As we continue into the off season, and examine the cap situation the Chiefs find themselves in, one thing to look at is dead money. One of the biggest sources of dead money for the Chiefs this year is Jon Baldwin, or as ESPN’s Adam Teicher calls him, “The gift that keeps on giving.”

Jenkins probably won’t become a starter or big producer for the Chiefs, but they should feel better about those chances or Jenkins’ ability to deliver the occasional big play than they would have with Baldwin. And then there’s this: Jenkins is costing the Chiefs about the same as Baldwin is this year, $1.02 million. His salary is guaranteed, so the Chiefs will likely keep Jenkins at least one more season.

Looking to Bleacher Report this monring, featured columnist Brett Gering takes a look free agents that can fill some of the holes on the Chiefs.

Why Joe Reitz: Normally, you hear stories about college basketball players becoming tight ends. Becoming guards? Not so much, but there’s a first for everything.

Without a lick of college football experience—although, he was a high school standout—Reitz tipped the 2008 combine scales at 260 pounds. He’s 323 now. 

Reitz partook in only 149 snaps last season and one game of 30-plus (61 snaps against Cincinnati). However, in that particular contest, he allowed just one quarterback hurry and received a 1.5 grade (two is a perfect score) from PFF in both run and pass blocking. 

Even though Chiefs news is a bit slow right now, there’s a lot going on here at AA. Make sure you check out co-editor Ben Nielsen’s combine preview and I’ve got a piece coming later today, grading out Dorsey’s first draft class. If you’re lucky, there might be a highlight video coming out later as well.

On a personal note, it’s my 5th Anniversarry today — yes, I got married on Valentine’s Day — so I just want to wish a Happy Anniversary to my wife. Love ya, babe!

Thanks for choosing AA to get your fix, Addicts. Enjoy your Valentine’s Day, your weekend – and if you get Monday off — your long weekend.

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  • berttheclock

    Jason, if you are going to include the waiver wire pickups as part of your draft class review, I wonder how David Bass, the DE out of Missouri Western in St Joe, might have helped the Chiefs had he been the 8th waiver wire pickup. He did intercept Flacco and return it for a 24 yard TD. The Raiders made a big mistake when they cut this 7th round pick and saw him flourish with the Bears, while, the intended one they kept failed to produce. I don’t know where the Chiefs could have kept him on the roster, but, once again, it shows how talent can be found in the low rounds and, even on the waiver wire.

    • Jason Seibel

      The waiver wire pick ups will come in a later post where I grade last year’s off season free agent acquisitions. More to come, my friend. Glad you’re still around and commenting!

    • Chuck Burrell

      Bert, David (DJ) Bass would’ve been a huge waiver pickup for the chiefs. He was actually a fifth round pick for the raiders. Having played with him at Missouri Western, I can attest that his humble and hard-working mentality could be appreciated in any organization. There is much more to be excited about with him in the future. I was surprised when Dorsey passed on him off the waiver wire, but it’s my understanding that DJ wasn’t on his way to the raiders practice squad for very long before he was picked up by the bears. I couldn’t be happier for him…..well maybe if he came to kc

  • Rachel-Dolan Jackson

    Ive been reading AA for a while, but im a huge
    Chiefs fan and will be commenting from here
    On out!! Go CHIEFS

  • kcpauly

    Congradulations to you and your wife on your anniversary, hope it’s a good one and well wishes for many more…..
    Go Chiefs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Captfriendly

    What does everyone think of the news coming out of Detroit that Nate Burleson and Louis Delmar are cap casualties? I know Burleson is probably on the decline in his career, but both he & Delmar are players in positions of need for the Chiefs. Any hope we could find the room to sign them and do you think they’d be worth it?

  • Chris Tarrants

    There was an article recently stating the opposite about Jenkins. Could he turn into a good steady receiver? Could he what Baldwin never will, successful? I don’t see a reason why not, and I don’t see enough evidence to say bust or boom yet. He hasn’t had the reps or the playing time like Baldwin did. When Baldwin was a chief hex was always on the field taking up space, Jenkins just hasn’t been on the field that much. When he did find the field he found a way to make plays and make done blocks so the jury is still out on him but I’m leaning towards boom and not bust