Nov 3, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Cooper (31) breaks up a pass to Buffalo Bills wide receiver Robert Woods (10) during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Fix: Chiefs News and Headlines 3/5/2014

Many people need their coffee to get up and going in the morning.  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 Morning Fix.

It’s two past the end of the franchise tag deadline and there still hasn’t been a word out of One Arrowhead Drive in regards to signing free agents or re-siging free agents, or even what’s for breakfast at Chiefs cafe. That doesn’t give many people a “warm-fuzzy” about impending free agents staying in Kansas City. Especially left tackle Branden Albert. James Walker at ESPN who covers the Miami Dolphins talks about why Albert would be a great fit for the team.

Analysis: Albert, 29, is perhaps the biggest name among left tackles. Albert is coming off the best year of his career with the Kansas City Chiefs and his stock has never been higher. That’s great for Albert, who is ready to cash in, but what does this mean for Miami? There are some red flags that Albert didn’t play to his Pro Bowl potential until his sixth season, which was a contract year. Albert also will be 30 in November. Would the Dolphins get Albert’s best years by signing him to a lucrative, multi-year contract?

Looking ahead to the draft — because let’s be honest, what else is there to look forward to right now? — correspondent Bill Robbins at Bleacher Report has a post detailing the six best options of the Chiefs in the first round.

The Kansas City Chiefs will have the 23rd overall pick in this year’s draft, which gives them many possibilities for what they can do with that selection. They could take a talented young wideout like FSU’s Kelvin Benjamin or LSU’s Odell Beckham Jr., among others. Or they could go with a stout defensive back, such as Alabama’s Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.

There are a host of different directions that Kansas City could go with this pick. Let’s break down the best options for the Chiefs with their first-round pick in the draft this year.

We’ll end today with some good news and and some touchy-feelyt news. Chiefs Reporter Rachel Santschi has a great piece up about Chiefs Rookie of the Year, Marcus Cooper participating in “Read Across America.”

“Read Across America is a another way the Chiefs help giveback to the young people in the community,” Chiefs CB Marcus Cooper commented. “This is a great opportunity for us to use our platform to promote kids to read and learn. I loved Dr. Seuss’ books when I was growing up so it was fun to be able to read some of those books again these kids for Read Across America. ”

Every year, the Chiefs visit a number of schools, promoting literacy by narrating some of their favorite Dr. Seuss stories. This year, although the Chiefs had planned on visiting 12 schools in the metro, due to weather conditions, many schools were closed. Only three out of the 12 schools scheduled remained open, so the Chiefs made the best of it.

That’s it for today, Addicts. We’re all waiting — just like you — for some word out of Arrowhead regarding…something. We’ll let you know!

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