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Topeka Capital-Journal Mar 27, 2015

Arrowhead, Kauffman Stadiums' food service fires manager after dirty conditions complaint

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A food safety manager at Kauffman and Arrowhead stadiums in Kansas City says he was fired after complaining about dirty conditions. Jon Costa shared with ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” a letter that he said came from his former employer, Aramark. The March 17 letter said Costa was being fired “for cause” for several reasons, including that he violated the company’s media policy by taking his concerns public. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Mar 23, 2015

Local briefs for March 23: Chiefs get four compensatory picks

NFC champion Seattle, Denver and Kansas City each were awarded four compensatory picks in this year’s draft on Monday. The NFL handed out 32 such picks to 14 teams on Monday. They begin at the conclusion of the third round when Super Bowl winner New England gets the 97th overall choice. The Chiefs lost Branden Albert, Jon Asamoah, Quintin Demps, Tyson Jackson, Akeem Jordan, Kendrick Lewis, Dexter McCluster and Geoff Schwartz. They added Joe Mays and Vance Walker. read more

Jets bolster defensive-line depth, sign Kevin Vickerson

Addressing their lack of depth on the defensive line, the New York Jets agreed to terms Friday with former Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Kevin Vickerson. He will sign a one-year contract. Vickerson, 32, was signed by the Chiefs last season after Mike DeVito -- a former Jet -- suffered a season-ending Achilles' injury in the opener. He played in 15 games, participating in 162 snaps on defense. He was primarily a first-down and second-down player, playing mostly left end in the Chiefs' 3-4 front.
Topeka Capital-Journal Mar 20, 2015

Browns sign free-agent receiver Dwayne Bowe from Chiefs

CLEVELAND — Dwayne Bowe believes he’s catching on with the Browns at the perfect time. A Pro Bowl wide receiver with Kansas City, Bowe signed a two-year contract on Friday with Cleveland, a struggling franchise with a rabid fan base eager to cheer for a consistent winner. That’s what Bowe experienced in eight seasons with the Chiefs and the free agent’s ready to bring what he learned to the Browns. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Mar 19, 2015

Former Kansas City wideout Dwayne Bowe agrees to deal with Cleveland

CLEVELAND — The Browns have snagged a No. 1 wide receiver. Cleveland agreed to terms on a two-year contract with free agent Dwayne Bowe, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. Bowe, who has spent the past eight seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, is expected to sign the deal on Thursday, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not confirmed the agreement. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Mar 16, 2015

Panthers sign Coleman to 2-year deal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kurt Coleman made it clear he’s coming to the Carolina Panthers looking for a chance to be an NFL starter again. The five-year veteran safety signed a two-year contract with the Panthers on Monday, the team announced. Financial terms of the deal were not released. Coleman started 27 games for Philadelphia in 2011 and 2012, but has only three starts in the last two seasons with the Eagles and Chiefs. Coleman said capturing a starting role is “absolutely, without a doubt” his goal when the Panthers open offseason workouts in about a month. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Mar 14, 2015

Chiefs give Parker 5-year, $30M deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Defensive back Ron Parker proved his versatility for the Chiefs last season. On Saturday, he was rewarded for it. The Chiefs and Parker agreed on a five-year, $30 million contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Chiefs, who do not disclose contract terms, had not announced the signing. Parker’s hometown newspaper, The Beaufort Gazette of South Carolina, was the first to report that the free agent was returning to Kansas City. read more
Baltimore Sun Mar 14, 2015

Free agent safety Ron Parker back to Chiefs on five-year, $30 million deal, agent says

Veteran free safety Ron Parker has decided to return to the Kansas City Chiefs on a five-year, $30 million maximum value contract, according to his agent, Justin Turner.
Topeka Capital-Journal Mar 14, 2015

Local sports briefs for March 13: WU baseball falls to Hornets

The Washburn baseball team lost on Friday to rival Emporia State, 12-11, in nine innings as the Hornets scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth at Emporia. WU scored six in the top of the ninth to tie it, but fell when Tory Bell hit a homer to win it for the Hornets with two outs in the ninth. CHIEFS TRADE FOR PRO BOWL LINEMAN: The Kansas City Chiefs announced a trade with the New Orleans Saints on Friday, receiving former Pro Bowl offensive lineman Ben Grubb for an undisclosed draft pick. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Mar 12, 2015

Chiefs release former Pro Bowl WR Dwayne Bowe

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two years ago, the Chiefs were so desperate to keep Dwayne Bowe on the roster that they gave him a five-year deal that made him one of the league’s highest-paid wide receivers. Turns out that he was going to be paid a bit too well. The Chiefs released their former first-round pick on Thursday, unwilling to take the $14 million hit against the salary cap that Bowe carried this season. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Mar 12, 2015

Chiefs trade 5th-rounder to Saints for veteran OL Grubbs, plan to cut Bowe

METAIRIE, La. — Two people familiar with the deal say the New Orleans Saints have traded starting left guard Ben Grubbs to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for a fifth-round draft choice. The people spoke to The Associated Press Thursday on condition of anonymity because neither club had announced the trade. The move gives the Chiefs a veteran offensive lineman who was named to Pro Bowls in 2011 and 2013, while giving the Saints not just an additional draft pick but more flexibility under the NFL’s salary cap. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Mar 11, 2015

Chiefs announce signing of wide receiver Jeremy Maclin; contract worth up to $55M

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs have signed Jeremy Maclin to a five-year deal, adding the down-the-field threat that their wide receiver group was sorely lacking last season. The contract is worth up to $55 million, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because those details were not announced. The Chiefs planned an afternoon news conference to introduce their newest addition. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Mar 10, 2015

Kansas City Chiefs sign veteran safety Tyvon Branch to 1-year deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs have signed veteran safety Tyvon Branch to a one-year deal, helping to solidify a position that could be thinned out considerably by free agency. Kansas City is already poised to play without Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry, who is undergoing treatment for lymphoma. Fellow safeties Kurt Coleman and Ron Parker are free agents. read more

AP Sources: Chiefs restructure Hali's deal to sign Maclin

The Kansas City Chiefs aren’t letting their tight salary cap situation stop them from being an active participant in free agency. Pro Bowl linebacker Tamba Hali and the Chiefs have agreed to restructure his massive contract, freeing up some much-needed cash that the club is using to sign Pro Bowl wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, two people familiar with the move told The Associated Press. read more

Kansas City Chiefs dealing with issues of getting under salary cap

NEW YORK — The salary cap has been set, and it’s time for the NFL’s shopping spree to begin. When the NFL’s free agency period opens on Tuesday, teams will start spending money — some wildly — on players. Some clubs will be bigger spenders because they have more money available, and some have to spend more because the NFL requires teams to use most of the cap. read more

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