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By Mike Florio

If/when the Cardinals draft a quarterback while Bruce Arians is still coaching the team, don’t expect the quarterback to come from a college spread offense. “[T]hat damn sure ain’t what playing quarterback is all about,” Arians writes in his new book, The Quarterback Whisperer. “The most important trait needed to become a QB is leadership.…
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By Charean Williams

Former NFL player Kevin Michael Sampson was arrested in Oklahoma for possession of more than a pound of marijuana and a stolen shotgun, The Oklahoman reported. Sampson, 36, played three seasons as an offensive tackle for the Chiefs, who made him a seventh-round pick in 2004. Sampson saw action in 16 games with seven starts.…
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By Mike Florio

A strange dynamic recently has emerged regarding compliance with the Rooney Rule. Teams are complying without specifying publicly how they complied. It started with the Jaguars. They hired Tom Coughlin to run the show at a time when it wasn’t even publicly known that they were looking to fill the position, since the position didn’t…
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By Michael David Smith

Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters was born and raised in Oakland, and he’s glad to see fellow Oakland native Marshawn Lynch come out of retirement to play with the hometown Raiders. Glad, in part, because Peters looks forward to hitting Lynch. Peters was back in Oakland for a football camp on Saturday, and he told the…
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By Charean Williams

The Chiefs complied with the Rooney Rule in their search for a new General Manager, although the names of the minority candidates they interviewed were never released. John Wooten, the chairman of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, said he was in contact with the Chiefs during their search and was satisfied with the process. “The Chiefs…
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By Mike Florio

A process about which most had forgotten finally came to an end on Monday, when the Chiefs (as expected from the get-go) named Brett Veach their new General Manager. With the big-picture question answered, there’s still one nagging issue about a job search that went largely unnoticed and unscrutinized, even though it played out during…
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By Josh Alper

It didn’t take long for the Chiefs to finalize their deal with Brett Veach. Shortly after a report that the team was close to hiring Veach surfaced on Monday, the team announced that Veach has been hired to succeed John Dorsey as their General Manager. Veach had been the co-director of player personnel. “After a…
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