Coffee with the Chiefs – 4/21 edition


It’s NFL schedule day! Come tonight, we will have a concrete slate of games ahead of us, finally showing who the Kansas City Chiefs will be facing and when. We will have ample coverage of the schedule release, which is coming at 7 p.m. CST via ESPN and NFL Network. In the interim, let’s catch up on yesterday’s news.

Nine things we learned from Andy Reid’s presserPete Sweeney of

"“If you’re in that room, you’re part of this football team,” he said. “[General manager John Dorsey] spends a lot of hours looking at the guys, not only as players, but as people. So if we’ve invited you into that room, you’re going to be accepted and be a part of it.”"

Alex Smith medically cleared for football Adam Teicher of

"Smith, who missed the final game of the 2014 season after having lacerated his spleen the previous week, has been cleared to play."

Buy this sweet Chiefs tailgate busJames Lumalu of Busted Coverage

"Obviously, an eight-cylinder bus that seats 11 will be an absolute killer at the gas station. But that shouldn’t be an issue if your drunk friends chip in like they should."

Mock draft roundup: Who the Chiefs will take at No. 18BJ Kissel of

"With the Chiefs holding the No. 18 pick in the upcoming NFL draft, many have already begun speculating on who they believe they might be targeting with that pick."

Justin Houston is a no-show Associated Press

"The Chiefs and Houston began talking about a long-term deal last offseason, but were unable to make much headway. Houston ended up playing under the final year of his rookie deal, and finished with 22 sacks to break the franchise single-season record held by Derrick Thomas."

Press conference 4/20: Alex

Press conference 4/20: Derrick

Press conference 4/20: Andy

Press conference 4/20: Chiefs

Chiefs scouting report: Jake Fisher Leigh Oleszczak of KC Kingdom

"Fisher played tight end and defensive lineman during his high school days and switched to an offensive lineman when he got to Oregon. He played right guard during his freshman year, right tackle his sophomore and junior years, and left tackle his senior year. He’s jumped from different positions along the offensive line, which will likely help his draft stock."