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6/30 Headlines: Catapano Motivated by Playoff Loss

Posted Jun 30, 2014

Daily headlines to keep you up-to-date on the latest Chiefs news from local and national media

Catapano finds motivation in Chiefs’ playoff collapse

Excerpt from NBC Sports

“Plenty of lessons were learned when the Chiefs blew a 38‐10 lead at Indianapolis in the playoffs. One guy learned a lesson without actually playing much.

Defensive end Mike Catapano, a seventh‐round pick in 2013, participated in only two snaps. As he watched a 28‐point lead disintegrate, he vowed that he wouldn’t be a bystander in 2014…” READ MORE…

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It's time to size up cornerback shuffle

Excerpt from ESPN.com

“The Kansas City Chiefs' release of Brandon Flowers illustrates the changing philosophy at the cornerback position.

Copying the Seattle Seahawks -- who won a Super Bowl going with tall, man-to-man cornerbacks and letting them operate behind a great pass rush -- the Chiefs want corners who are 6-foot or taller. Flowers is 5-foot-9. Even though he is coming off a Pro Bowl season, Flowers became expendable because of his $9.75 million salary and not being at the Chiefs' new height mandate…” READ MORE…

Chiefs’ Abdullah to join Aspire’s Ramadan activities

Excerpt from Doha

“Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Husain Abdullah will head to Qatar in July to take part in Aspire Zone’s Ramadan activities.

A player from the National Football League (NFL), Abdullah will participate in a range of activities focusing on promoting American football and demonstrating how he balances a professional sports career with his Islamic faith…" READ MORE…

Rookie review: OL Zach Fulton

Excerpt from ESPN.com

"Today we’re continuing a series looking at the six 2014 draft picks of the Kansas City Chiefs. We’ll look at how they fared in offseason practice and what the Chiefs can reasonably expect from them as rookies.

Sixth round: OL Zach Fulton…" READ MORE…

Extra Points: Offseason update, the AFC edition

Excerpt from The Sports Network

"Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The current lull in the NFL calendar makes this is a good time to look back at the offseason activities of each team and figure out the hurdles that stand in front of them as Week 1 of the NFL season grows ever closer.

First, The Sports Network took a look at the NFC and you can read that here: http://tinyurl.com/kgectcb…" READ MORE…

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