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The Morning Fix: Joe Mays, NFL Draft, Emmanuel Sanders


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

Welcome to The Morning Fix.

Good morning, Addicts. Happy Friday! And for you math nerds out there, Happy Pi Day.

Only 25 more Fridays until the next Red Friday…

Adam Teicher takes a look at Joe Mays and suggests he could only be a one-year rental for the Chiefs.

But his cap number doubles to $4 million in 2015. Included is a clause that will make $1 million of his 2015 salary guaranteed if he’s still with the Chiefs by April 15 of next year. The Chiefs can walk away from his contract before that date and it won’t cost them a nickel.

Teicher also thinks Emmanuel Sanders would be a good fit for the Chiefs, although I’m not sure I agree with him about how he would fit.

If he came to Kansas City, Sanders could wind up being the slot receiver who replaces Dexter McCluster. Sanders caught 67 passes and scored six touchdowns for the Steelers last season and since he turns 27 next week, he should be headed into the best seasons of his career.

Today may as well be the “Adam Teicher Fix.” Teicher takes a look at Mel Kiper’s most recent mock draft where he had Marquise Lee falling to the Chiefs at number 23.

Lee played three seasons at USC and, after posting big numbers his first two years, dropped off to 57 catches for 791 yards and four touchdowns in 2013. He’s not necessarily the speed receiver the Chiefs need, but he could still have a long, successful career in the NFL as a No. 1 receiver for some team.

Terez A. Paylor says there is no guarantee either Mays or Jeff Linkenbach will be starters for the Chiefs.

“I’m not here to replace anybody, necessarily — I’m just here to compete,” Linkenbach said. “I’ve been around a while. I still feel I’m young enough to play for a long time and I’m old enough to help school younger guys.”

Herbie Teope says familiarity played a role in the Chiefs landing Mays.

But ultimately, Mays returned to an awareness of Chiefs coach Andy Reid, who drafted Mays in 2008 while with the Philadelphia Eagles.

“It was just like I hadn’t left when I had a chance to see him when I came out there,” Mays said of reuniting with Reid. “He was smiling. I was smiling.”

Two non-football stories:

- Arthur Chu’s 11-game winning streak on Jeopardy! has been snapped. Chu, 30, won $297,200.

- Louis C.K.’s Louis is coming back to television on May 5.

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  • Michael Shaw

    Ben, do me a huge favor and tell Adam we don’t need another damn USC reject!!!!!!!!!

  • Stacy D. Smith

    I highly doubt Linkenbach will start, but I’ll be shocked if Mays doesn’t.

  • David Stocking

    Come on chiefs! Sign Sanders!!! Please!!!!

  • Steve Blank

    teicher is wrong…if we get sanders he will replace avery..the chiefs will cut avery to save a bit I think

    • cyberry

      I don’t know.. Avery still has 1.5M of dead money. Plus it’s hard to justify cutting him( i know he had drops) when he did have 40 rec for 596 yds with..25 first downs..that’s the biggie. When Jenkins only had 8 catches 130 yrds and Hemingway with 13 catches for 125 yards. Mind you.. Reid has NO ties to Junior. The only reason he might had stayed on the team was for Spec Teams and blocking for Charles..(which McCluster couldn’t do).. I think it depends on training camp.. They don’t know about this Dressler either..

      • Steve Blank

        dressler looks like a poor mans edelman or welker…he makes tough catches in traffic and is really quick…a diamond in the rough….could be a perfect fit for this quick hit offense…I hope he isnt another miss…who was the last quick white boy? didnt last two seasons…i forget his name

        • cyberry

          He has succeeded everywhere.. check out his bio. He was like All State 3 years in a row. Caught over 1200 yards last two years..college. First two years had overs 1000 in punt returns.. Didn’t get drafted…went straight to Canda.. I think he will do great..

          • cyberry

            Bowe, Hessler, (ex-steeler…want to jinx), late draft pick..i would like Kevin Norwood..tall with great hands..still runs 4.47 possession receiver.. that is 4.. I think you let Avery and Jenkins battle it out for 5 spot.. Unless you sign Joe Morgan also.. I think you might just keep Avery one more year since your paying half his salary anyway… Might come in handy if there is an injury..