Top 5 Headlines 3/24: The Chiefs Will Receive Four More Draft Picks from the NFL

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1. Chiefs receive four compensatory picks from the NFL

By Terez Paylor - Kansas City Star

"The NFL announced Monday that the Chiefs will receive four compensatory picks in this year's draft — a third (98th overall), two fifths (172nd and 173rd) and a sixth (217th) — bringing their overall total to 10.

The league awarded 32 total draft picks to 14 teams based on the result of last year's free agency period."    READ MORE…

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2. Expanded playoffs unlikely for 2015

By Dan Graziano - ESPN

"Expanded NFL playoffs, once thought to be a near certainty for 2015, appear headed for the back burner once again.

As NFL owners gather here this week for their annual meeting, the consensus seems to be that an expansion of the current 12-team playoff format will happen at some point, but not this year."    READ MORE…

3. 5 Things To Know About Safety Tyvon Branch

By Pete Sweeney - KCChiefs.com

"Branch's first career interception occurred in Arrowhead Stadium.

Branch intercepted Chiefs quarterback Damon Huard and returned the ball 36 yards the Kansas City 5-yard line in the second game of his NFL career on September 14, 2008. The Raiders defeated the Chiefs, 23-8, at Arrowhead Stadium."    READ MORE…

4. Ben Grubbs joins Dee Ford as Kansas City Chiefs tune up for 2015 NFL season

By Mark Inabinett - The Huntsville Times

"Ben Grubbs didn't have to be introduced to the only other Auburn alumnus on the Kansas City roster when the New Orleans Saints traded the guard to the Chiefs earlier this month. Although Grubbs is entering his ninth NFL season and Dee Ford is coming off his rookie campaign with the Chiefs, they'd met -- not at Auburn, but at church."    READ MORE…

5. Kroenke designs 2-team L.A. stadium

By Nick Wagoner, Dan Graziano and The Associated Press - ESPN

"NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told The MMQB.com that his first preference would be for the Rams, Chargers and Raiders to work something out with the cities where they currently play.

"Our first objective will be to make sure that those markets have had the chance to get something done -- that they can get a stadium built to secure the long-term future of their franchise," he said."    READ MORE…

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