Coffee with the Chiefs – 4/7 edition


Good morning, folks! It’s Tuesday, which means you are one step closer to the weekend. Unfortunately, you still have four days of work ahead, so try and ease the pain with some Kansas City Chiefs news.

Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder talks about his journeyBJ Kissel of

"But before he started his own NFL head athletic trainer tree, Burkholder learned about the profession at an early age, even though he didn’t initially start down that path."

Who are the best free agents remaining?Dan Hanzus of

"The free-agent market has taken on the feel of one of those barren bodegas in New York. The shelves are half empty, dust is collecting on the items and you don’t feel totally safe about putting any of what’s available into your system."

Mario Edwards Jr. and the Chiefs are a perfect marriageDan Schmelzer of

"However, if the Chiefs really expect to change their fortunes against rushing attacks, it all starts up front. Nose tackle Dontari Poe is a stud, but the Chiefs really lack play-making ability at the defensive end position in their 3-4 defense. Mario Edwards Jr. is a very interesting mid-round prospect who could fill the Chiefs’ needs on the defensive front."

What can the Chiefs expect to get with the 18th-overall pick?Adam Teicher of

"The Kansas City Chiefs might get an eventual Hall of Famer with their first pick in this year’s draft, 18th overall. They might get a player who goes bust. They’ll probably get someone who is far closer to the middle of that range."