by CK Rairden
CHIEFS LOSE OUT ON POOLE
WR Keith Poole stiffed the Chiefs on Tuesday after receiving
a phone call from his agent while he was visiting Arrowhead
Stadium. The messagethe Broncos have called and
want to bring you back. Poole was released by the Broncos
on final cut down day because of an
injured hamstring. The Broncos were in the market due
to WR Ed McCaffreys season ending injury on Monday
night. Poole said thanks but no thanks to the Chiefs.
He signed a 1-year deal worth a reported $500,000 on
Wednesday with Denver.
WR Derrick Alexander was not able to finish practice
on Wednesday. As of Wednesday night he was still listed
as probable on the teams official injury report.
Look for a downgrade unless he can finish a practice.
He has been hampered by an Achilles injury and was
invisible during last Sundays game against Oakland
finishing with no catches.
A TALE OF TWO KICKERS
While Chiefs Todd Peterson missed a 37-yard FG
last week during the Oakland game at Arrowhead, Seahawks
kicker Rian Lindell boomed a 52-yarder with three seconds
left on the clock to win for the game winner.
Lindell went 3-4 accounting for all of Seattles
scoring during their 9-6 week one victory in
The NFL Referees Association wrote a letter to the NFL
stating that they would work this weekends games
(the games have since been called off) for free this weekend.
This statement was released through ESPN.Com:
In somber acknowledgement of our national tragedy,
and in solumn (sic) tribute to the innocent victims of
this nationally tragedy, we offer the following,
The NFLRA wrote in its letter.
Should games be played this weekend, the NFLRA will
work these games, undertake the work without publicity
and donate all compensation for those games, without publicity.
Without publicity? Then why release a statement?
Its difficult to consider the NFLRA would attempt
to garner sympathy during this difficult time. Heres
hoping this is just an oversight and not an attempt to
According to the site, NFLRA President Ed Hochuli and
executive director Bill Carollo wrote the letter.