Chiefs Month in Review: Top Articles from March

Here are the top storylines from the month of March

It was a busy month for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Here are the top articles and storylines for March at KCChiefs.com.

The Kansas City Chiefs announced that the club has signed wide receiver Jason Avant, tight end Richard Gordon and safety Kelcie McCray.

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"We are excited we were able to reach a deal with Tyvon and bring him to Kansas City," Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey said. "He is a physical player who we feel can help our defense. We're looking forward to having him."

"Well, anybody who knows Eric Berry knows that if there's a challenge presented to him, he will attack it with a vengeance," Dorsey told Sirius XM NFL Radio on Tuesday. "And he will do that. Everything that I have gotten back has been very positive. I have not spoken with him on the phone for probably six weeks, but I have texts. We communicated through texts. He's in good spirits, he's fine, he's driving, and he's going to conquer it."

For the first time since 1964, the NFL draft will not take place in New York City.

The 2015 NFL Draft will be held from April 30 to May 2 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois.

Round 1 will be held on Thursday, April 30 with Rounds 2-3 scheduled for Friday, May 1 and Rounds 4-7 set for Saturday, May 2.

Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.

The number of picks a team receives equals the net loss of compensatory free agents up to a maximum of four.  The 32 compensatory choices announced today will supplement the 224 choices in the seven rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft held on April 30-May 2 in Chicago. 

The first round will begin at 8:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 30.  The second and third rounds are set for Friday, May 1 at 7:00 PM ET followed by rounds 4-7 on Saturday, May 2 at 12:00 PM ET.

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NFL training camp is more than four months away, but that didn't stop NFL Media analyst Elliot Harrison from putting together an early version of some power rankings.

And, would you look at that? The Chiefs rank ninth in the league, just ahead of the Detroit Lions at No. 10 and behind the division-rival Denver Broncos at No. 8.

One of the most well-respected and storied players in Kansas City Chiefs franchise history and the team's first-round pick (No. 20 overall) back in 2006 out of Penn State, Tamba Hali, will be back with the Chiefs next season, his 10th in Kansas City.

"In today's football, it's very rare to have a player of Tamba's pedigree stay at one organization," Chiefs general manager John Dorsey said. "All along, I have said that I love Tamba. I love what he represents, what he stands for. He's good for the game. He's good for the community."

There aren't many people as down to earth as Hali. He's unquestionably respectful, soft-spoken and genuine; that's what people who have spent any time around him have come to know.

For DeVito and his family, staying in Kansas City was important.

It's the reason he reworked his contract this offseason to remain with the Chiefs for the 2015 season.

"I didn't want to go anywhere else," DeVito explained. "Going through this process with Mr. (John) Dorsey and coach (Andy) Reid, you couldn't have two better guys to go through a process like this with.

"As much as you know there's a business aspect to this and they have to do what's best for the team and you have to do what's best for your family, you know that those guys care about you as well."

"We acquired a very good football player via trade with the New Orleans Saints," Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey said. "Ben is a talented veteran that has played a key role on a number of productive NFL offenses. He's smart, physical, and we believe he will be a good addition to our offensive line."

"Paul is a good football player that we feel can add value to our offensive line group," Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey said. "He has familiarity with Coach Reid's system and expectations. We are looking forward to working with him."

JEREMY MACLIN OPENING STATEMENT: "Like he just said, I'm very excited to be here. This is an awesome opportunity. I'm reunited with Coach (Andy) Reid and some of the guys that were on staff in Philadelphia which is something I never dreamed that could have happened. The fact that I'm in the situation is pretty awesome. I want to thank the Hunt family for giving me this opportunity, obviously Mr. Dorsey and Coach Reid. I'm really excited about helping this team get to the next level."

Jeremy Maclin at the podium with John Dorsey and Andy Reid for his welcoming press conference.

Jim Reineking, a media editor with NFL.com, compiled a list of the top 20 free-agent singings in history, and the Chiefs cracked the list at No. 13 for their monumental move in 2001.

On the same day the Chiefs acquired Trent Green in a trade with the St. Louis Rams during the '01 offseason, they also signed unrestricted free agent running back Priest Holmes, who had been a backup with the Baltimore Ravens the season before.

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