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Top 5 Headlines 2/18: Chiefs Roster Moves & Needs

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1. Chiefs begin clearing space by releasing WRs Avery, Jenkins

By AP - Yahoo Sports

"The Chiefs released wide receivers Donnie Avery and A.J. Jenkins on Tuesday as they began to clear roster and salary cap space ahead of what could be a busy offseason.

All-Pro linebacker Justin Houston and stalwart center Rodney Hudson are eligible for free agency, and the Chiefs would like to keep both of them. But with some massive holes elsewhere and little space available under the salary cap, the first step for general manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid was to part ways with a pair of unproductive wide receivers."    READ MORE…

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2. What five potential first-round receivers each need to show NFL teams at the combine

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"Considering the Chiefs' decision to part ways with receivers Donnie Avery and A.J. Jenkins on the eve of the annual NFL scouting combine, it's certainly safe to assume general manager John Dorsey has some replacements in mind.

Free agency is an option, though Dorsey and coach Andy Reid have long been proponents of building through the draft. Fortunately for the Chiefs, this year's crop of receivers is strong, even if it doesn't match the depth of last year's class. Regardless, there are several receivers that would have to interest the Chiefs if they are on the draft board at No. 18."    READ MORE…

3. Extra picks make this a big draft for Chiefs

By Adam Teicher -

"The last time the Kansas City Chiefs entered a draft with more than 10 picks, they came away with five eventual starters who would go on to play in a total of six Pro Bowls.

The Chiefs won't have two first-round picks or three selections in the third round in this year's draft, as they did in 2008. But they are expecting at least 11 picks. The Chiefs have their own choice in each of the seven rounds for the first time since 2012. (They traded their second-round pick in each of the last two drafts to the San Francisco 49ers for quarterback Alex Smith.)"    READ MORE…

4. Countdown to Combine: Kansas City Chiefs OL

By Adam Teicher -

"A closer look at the areas the Chiefs could address in the draft. We'll continue with a look at the offensive linemen, who are scheduled to work out Friday in Indianapolis.

Position of need: The Chiefs lost three offensive linemen who were regulars in 2013 to free agency last year and have three 2014 starters scheduled for free agency next month. The Chiefs haven't done a good job of replenishing and it showed last season particularly in pass protection, where they allowed 49 sacks. The Chiefs need help at tackle and center, if starter Rodney Hudson leaves as a free agent. Mostly, they need capable players regardless of position."    READ MORE…

5. Memo to Dwayne Bowe: If you really are a team guy, you'll restructure your deal

By Sean Keeler - Fox Sports

"John Dorsey says Dwayne Bowe is a really good teammate. Dwayne Bowe says Dwayne Bowe is a really good teammate.

You know what a really good teammate really needs to do, right about now?

Take a pay cut."    READ MORE…

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