Top 5 Headlines 1/9: Analyzing the Offensive Line

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1. Chiefs' offensive line situation not as bleak as it might appear

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"Pro Football Focus ranked all 32 NFL offensive lines from 2014, and you might be surprised the Kansas City Chiefs didn't finish on the bottom.

They were close enough, though, at No. 27. PFF ranked the Chiefs' line No. 22 in pass blocking and No. 27 in run blocking."    READ MORE…

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2. Chiefs take a chance on receiver Da'Rick Rogers

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"The Chiefs are serious about improving their receiving corps this offseason, and their latest acquisition — 23-year old receiver Da'Rick Rogers — might be an indication of how far they're willing to go to add some talent to a group that failed to score a receiving touchdown all season.

Physical talent has never been an issue for Rogers, who is not only big, at 6 feet 2 and 217 pounds, but very gifted. At the 2013 NFL Combine, he ran a 4.52 40-yard dash and was among the top performers at his position in the five of the seven drills — a rarity, for sure."    READ MORE…

3. Chiefs to work out veteran linebacker Erin Henderson

By Randy Covitz - The Kansas City Star

"The Chiefs scheduled a workout on Thursday afternoon for former Minnesota Vikings inside linebacker Erin Henderson, according to sources.

Henderson, 28, was a three-year starter at Minnesota, last playing in 2013 when he was credited with 112 tackles, four sacks and two interceptions."    [ READ MORE…]( Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article5625555.html#storylink=cpy)

4. Bears hire Ryan Pace as GM

By Michael Wright - ESPN.com

"The Chicago Bears announced the hiring of Ryan Pace on Thursday as general manager, marking the club's second move at the position in three years.

Pace replaces Phil Emery, who was fired Dec. 29 after just three seasons at the helm."    READ MORE…

5. Malcom Brown to skip senior season

By Max Olson - ESPN.com

"Texas junior defensive tackle Malcom Brown announced Thursday he has elected to forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft.

Brown earned consensus All-America honors after leading the Longhorns with 15 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks. He informed Texas coach Charlie Strong of his decision on Wednesday."    READ MORE…

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