Top 5 Headlines 1/14: De'Anthony Thomas's Future Looks Bright

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1. Future looks bright for De'Anthony Thomas

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"De'Anthony Thomas was the only Kansas City Chiefs player represented on the 2014 Pro Football Writers Association All-Rookie team. Thomas was the punt returner.

All things considered, Thomas had a nice debut season for the Chiefs on special teams. He was third in the NFL with an 11.9-yard punt return average. He busted an 81-yard return for a touchdown in a December game against the Oakland Raiders, an important return because it energized a team that had lost three straight games and was struggling to score points."    READ MORE…

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2. 2014 All Rookie Team

By Khaled Elsayed - Pro Football Focus

"It's not easy playing football in the National Football League. It's even harder when you're making the transition from the college game. Many rookies struggle as they face faster, stronger, more experienced players who've already made the transition and have a leg up on perfecting their craft.

So give credit to these 28 men who have overcome the odds to make an immediate impression on us with their play. Those 28 men fill out the 2014 PFF All Rookie team, so let's see who made the cut…"    READ MORE…

3. Andy Reid now the longest tenured AFC West coach

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"Crazy stuff on Monday out of Denver, where John Fox is now out with the Broncos despite winning the AFC West in each of his four seasons.

That leaves Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid as the longest-tenured coach in the division. OK, so Reid was hired only a few days before the San Diego Chargers brought on Mike McCoy as their coach. But it's still amazing that Reid with two seasons with the Chiefs is now the sage of the division."    READ MORE…

4. Former Chiefs star Tony Gonzalez turned down chances for a comeback

By Randy Covitz - The Kansas City Star

"Former Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez, now in his first year as a studio analyst for CBS Sports' coverage of the NFL, resisted the urge to come out of retirement during the 2014 season.

Gonzalez, 38, said at least two teams he would not identify reached out to him, but he's much happier wearing an ear piece than a helmet."    READ MORE…

5. John Fox to interview with Bears

By Chris Mortensen - ESPN.com

"John Fox soon will interview for the Chicago Bears' head-coaching vacancy, but he is not locked in for the job, according to league sources.

Fox, who parted ways with the Denver Broncos on Monday, has some advantages going into the interview, the sources said."    READ MORE…

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