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Sunday, May 10, 2009
Kansas City and Oakland headlines

By Bill Williamson

Posted by's Bill Williamson

Kansas City

The Chiefs like their rookie defensive linemen, Tyson Jackson and Alex Magee.

My take: These two players are keys as Kansas City transitions to a variation of the 3-4 defense. If Jackson and Magee develop quickly, Kansas City's defense has a chance to be strong. It's a new era in Kansas City and defensively, it revolves around these two players.


Top pick Darrius Heyward-Bey dropped three straight passes Saturday.

My take: I was at Oakland's minicamp Friday and Heyward-Bey looked decent. Saturday, though, his college problems crept back into his game. It is clear Heyward-Bey is not a finished product. He has some maturing to do as a player. But Oakland fans shouldn't fret yet. This is just a minicamp. After all, it's better to see dropped passes in May than it is in October.