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Here’s all that’s happening around Chiefs Kingdom today.
Welcome to The Morning Fix.
We are just one week away from the frenzy that hits the sports world this time of year. No, I’m not talking about March Madness — though that will be fun too — but I’m talking about free agency.
Though general manager John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid have indicated the team wouldn’t be big players in free agency this year, with a significantly higher cap that may change. James Dudko at Bleacher Report breaks down what he believes the “Chiefs Blueprint for Winning Free Agency” is.
Akeem Jordan was a solid citizen along the Kansas City front seven in 2013. Re-signing the 28-year-old inside linebacker is a smart move, despite a strong market at the position.
The Chiefs have other needs more pressing than acquiring a new inside ‘backer. That money should go toward keeping O-linemen and finding savvy defensive backs.
Jordan is no prolific playmaker, but he doesn’t have to be paired with Derrick Johnson. Instead, Jordan is steady and a good blitzer, a valuable asset in coordinator Bob Sutton’s defensive scheme.
While the Chiefs should be looking at free agents both inside and outside the organization, Adam Teicher at ESPN has been breaking down each member of the team from last year who is due to hit free agency next week. Today, he looks at safety and return-man, Quintin Demps.
Demps didn’t sign until May but was a significant part of the defense last season on passing downs. Like a lot of their other defensive backs, Demps played well earlier in the season, but his play wasn’t nearly as strong during the season’s second half. Demps led the Chiefs with four interceptions. He also had an impact as a kickoff returner. He averaged more than 30 yards per return and helped the Chiefs set an NFL record for return average. He also scored a touchdown on a 95-yard return against Washington.
Finally today, as we reported over the weekend, former Chiefs running back Priest Holmes will enter the team’s hall of fame. Randy Covitz at the Kansas City Star has the story.
That’s why Holmes, the club’s all-time leader in rushing and touchdowns, was introduced by Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt as teh 44th member of the Chiefs Hall of Fame on Saturday night at the 101 Awards dinner at the Westin Crown Center hotel.
“It’s a great honor,” Holmes said. “I’m excited because not only do my parents get a chance to be a part of this, but it’s leaving a legacy for my kids. I remeber walking down the halls (at Arrowhead Stadium) seeing those great names and saying, it would be pretty nice to get my name up there one day.”
That’s it for today, Addicts. Enjoy your Monday and keep in mind, there are only 22 more Sundays until football. Go Chiefs!