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YZILLA
04-01-2008, 04:48 AM
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By WPI Staff (javascript:location.href='http://search.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=4&c=1&search=1&sskey=%22' + escape('WPI Staff') + '%22&sssiteid=115';)

Posted Apr 1, 2008



With the placekicker position an obvious need since the beginning of free agency, the Chiefs attempted to fill the hole Monday by bringing former Chief Lin Elliott out of retirement.

Elliott, who last kicked for the Chiefs in 1995, signed a one-year deal. Per team policy, no further contract details were disclosed.

“Frankly, we feel Lin Elliott still has a lot to offer the NFL and the Kansas City Chiefs,” said a source within the Chiefs’ organization. “We’ve looked at the options out there in free agency, and by thinking outside the box and bringing a fine, fine kicker back into the franchise, we think we’ve made the right move. Lin Elliot has playoff experience, he’s made big kicks in playoff games with this team in the past, he has Super Bowl-winning experience, and that’s exactly what we need right now.”

At 39 years of age, Elliott isn’t exactly young, but the Chiefs used a 43-year old placekicker last season in veteran John Carney (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=3495817). Elliott is also the second-most accurate field-goal kicker in Chiefs history (81.7 percent), behind 47-year old Morten Andersen (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=3389996).

Before the Chiefs came calling, Elliott had been working as an investment advisor at Paine Webber. He stated that he still believed he had, “the ability to be playing in the NFL, but no one was calling. I still believe I have the ability to play today.”

Elliott originally entered the NFL with the Cowboys in 1992 after kicking at Texas Tech in college. After two seasons in Dallas he joined the Chiefs, making 49 of 60 field goals during two years in Kansas City.

texaschief
04-01-2008, 05:03 AM
I've gotta call April fools on this one.

hermhater
04-01-2008, 05:08 AM
Guru gotcha dude!

He made everyone's heart drop!

Nice try!

:bananen_smilies046:

:wink:

texaschief
04-01-2008, 05:14 AM
I just didn't realize it was the first. I don't trust ANY shocking news that comes out on April 1st....i can't believe i took the bait earlier.

hermhater
04-01-2008, 05:38 AM
Crap this wasn't a joke.

Are you friggin' kidding me???

:scared2:

Chiefster
04-01-2008, 05:47 AM
It has to be a joke! I have to think that not even Carl would be this stupid.

hermhater
04-01-2008, 05:49 AM
It has to be a joke! I have to think that not even Carl would be this stupid.

Could you think of something tricky?

I say we gang up on Guru for being so mean with the first prank of the day!

:bananen_smilies046:

Chiefster
04-01-2008, 05:53 AM
Could you think of something tricky?

I say we gang up on Guru for being so mean with the first prank of the day!

:bananen_smilies046:

Meh, I'm not that creative. It was pretty funny.















Later Crowd! :bananen_smilies046:

royalswin100games
04-01-2008, 10:55 AM
That's a joke.

GoChiefs
04-01-2008, 09:59 PM
Heh heh.

Guru
04-02-2008, 01:12 AM
You guys got suckered twice in one day? Now thats entertainment.:lol::lol::lol:

hermhater
04-02-2008, 01:18 AM
You guys got suckered twice in one day? Now thats entertainment.:lol::lol::lol:

I'm a sucker for April!

:bananen_smilies046: