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


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

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.