Coffee with the Chiefs – Cancer survivor hopes to make team


Good morning, Addicts. There is plenty going on with the Kansas City Chiefs, including some very inspiring stuff. One of the team’s undrafted-rookie free agents, receiver Kenny Cook, is hoping to make the Chiefs after beating cancer. Read his story below:

Kenny Cook appreciates life more after dealing with cancer BJ Kissel of

"But before he was a three-time All-Big South player and Gardner Webb’s first ever player to be named to the Walter Payton Preseason Award Watch list, Cook was a standout two-sport athlete for Clinton High School in South Carolina."

Can Eric Berry beat cancer? Hell yes. His new teammate already hasSean Keeler of FOX Sports

"Before Cook joined the Chiefs as a priority free agent, before he caught 21 touchdowns in 33 games at Gardner-Webb (N.C.) University, Cook stared down Hodgkin lymphoma — Berry was diagnosed with the same cancer of the immune system last fall — and got that bad boy to blink first."

What will be biggest surprise on offensive line?Seth Keysor of Arrowhead Pride

"Now, none of this means Morse is a shoo-in to win the job. Could be he plays terrible. Could be Kush comes in and stuns the coaches with his improvement since last year. We can’t say with absolute certainty what the future holds."

Da’Rick Rogers gets sentenced to day in jail over DUI caseAdam Teicher of

He is a talented player who in 2011 led the SEC in receptions with 67 catches and was second in yards (1,040) and touchdowns (nine) while with Tennessee. But he was later thrown off the team for disciplinary problems and he finished his collegiate career at Tennessee Tech.

Chiefs minicamp Day 3 recap BJ Kissel of

"Receiver Kenny Cook made a few nice touchdown catches in teamwork, plus one nice display of athleticism as he used his 6-foot-4 frame and 81-inch wingspan to pluck a ball out of the air on a pass defended by Peters."

Projected Kansas City startersLeigh Oleszczak of KC Kingdom

"Overall this looks like a scary roster and this team should be the best its been in years. The defense looks stronger than ever, and the offense fixed the two struggling positions, which were wide receiver (adding Maclin and drafting Conley) and along the offensive line (adding Grubbs and Fanaika and signing Morse)."