Found May 17, 2012 on Gridiron Grit:
Photo Credit: Donald Stephenson, a third-round draft choice (74th overall) by the Kansas City Chiefs, has signed a four-year deal, the team announced Thursday morning. The 6-6, 312-pound offensive lineman appeared in 30 games (27 starts) at the University of Oklahoma. In addition to earning an All-Big 12 Honorable Mention by the Associated Press and coaches in 2011, Stephenson helped lead the program to two bowl victories; the first was a win over the University of Connecticut in the 2010 Fiesta Bowl and a victory over the University of Iowa in the 2011 Insight Bowl. A local product of Missouri, Stephenson prepped at Blue Springs High School in Blue Springs, MO, just 20 minutes east of Arrowhead Stadium.  Prior to his senior year, he transferred from Central High School in Kansas City, MO to Blue Springs. Kansas City has now signed seven of its eight draftees from the 2012 NFL Draft. First-round selection and massive defensive lineman Dontari Poe has yet to get a deal d...

Chiefs sign OL Stephenson

Offensive lineman Donald Stephenson, a third-round pick, signed with the Chiefs. Terms were not disclosed. Stephenson started 27 of 30 games at Oklahoma and was named Honorable Mention All-Big 12 in 2011.

Scott Pioli believes Matt Cassel is a really good quarterback

Getty Images Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli was a guest on WHB in Kansas City with Kevin Kietzman, via Despite the skepticism in starting quarterback Matt Cassel from the general public, Pioli believe’s he’s a really good quarterback. “I think that we have a really good quarterback. I think we have three good quarterbacks. I think...

Chiefs sign OL Allen, DB Menzie

Offensive tackle Jeff Allen (second round) and defensive back De'Quan Menzie (fifth) signed with the Chiefs. Terms were not disclosed. Allen played in 49 games for Illinois, seeing time at both tackle positions, and finished his career with 47 consecutive starts. Menzie played in 33 career games for Alabama, registering 68 tackles (47 solo), 3.0 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks...

Kansas City Chiefs GM Scott Pioli praises Matt Cassel

In Matt Cassel’s 3 years in Kansas City, we’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. He completed 58.2% of his passes, for an average of 6.9 YPA and a pristine 27:7 TD:INT ratio in 2010 for the division winning Chiefs, but has had 26 touchdowns to 25 interceptions combined for the last place Chiefs in his other 2 seasons. However, he still has the support of his GM Scott Pioli...

Kansas City Chiefs Fantasy Football Projections

QB Matt Cassel (Kansas City) The Chiefs are going back to a very run heavy attack with two talented backs in 2012 and could lead the league in rushing. In 2010, when they did this, Cassel had 27 touchdowns to 7 interceptions, but managed just 3116 yards (6.9 YPA) on 450 attempts. His TD/INT ratio should improve from the 10:9 it was last year, but he also had a 16:16 ratio in 2009...

There is a Shift Afoot in KC

When news spread on Wednesday that the Kansas City Chiefs had signed two more draft picks, Jeff Allen and DeQuan Menzie, that left only a pair of draftees from the teams most recent class without a contract. And that tells me things are changing within the Kingdom.

Chiefs gear up for golden year

There are players who are in no hurry for the offseason to end before getting back to the NFL grind. And then there's Brandon Flowers. It's not just Kansas City's strong end to the 2011 campaign that has Flowers chomping at the bit. The fifth-year cornerback is ecstatic about an influx of new talent to an already sound roster and the promotion of Romeo Crennel from...

The Bar Might be set for Bowe

When news spread late Thursday afternoon that the New England Patriots were only offering a modest two-year deal for wide receiver Wes Welker, it became the blueprint for a new deal for Chiefs receiver, Dwayne Bowe.
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