Coffee with the Chiefs – 5/11 edition

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Good morning, Addicts! Hope you had a good weekend. I spent mine driving from New York to Virginia on Friday so I could see a good friend graduate college. After hanging out for a few days in some beautiful weather, I drove back on Sunday morning to make sure I wouldn’t miss any quality time with you guys. Let’s kick off the week with some Kansas City Chiefs news.

Chiefs draft grades: Steven Nelson Leigh Oleszczak of KC Kingdom

"Nelson was projected to go sometime in the fourth round by NFL.com, so yet again fans thought the Chiefs “reached” on this one, but hey. You can never have enough solid players in the secondary. Nelson probably won’t start right away, but he can easily come in and play right from the get-go."

Mailbag: Part 1Adam Teicher of ESPN.com

"Nothing behind the scenes, but the two best ways for the Chiefs to create salary-cap room at this point are to sign Justin Houston to a long-term contract and reduce Eric Berry’s salary. Houston as the unsigned franchise player counts about $13 million against the cap. A long-term contract would reduce that number. The Chiefs could reduce Berry’s salary if he goes on to the non-football injury list, which appears likely."

Mailbag: Part 2Adam Teicher of ESPN.com

"Mike Catapano is the backup defensive end who missed all of last season with a viral condition and I do think he will make the roster. The Chiefs were encouraged by his progress before his condition cropped up last year so it would be surprising to see them give up on him so quickly after he’s back."