Saturday, March 3, 2012
Chiefs to honor Will Shields
By Bill Williamson
Will Shields is going into a hall of fame this year, after all.
Four weeks after being a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Chiefs announced the guard will go into their hall of fame this season.
Shields played for the Chiefs from 1993-2006. He played in 224 games, the most in team history. He played in 12 Pro Bowls.
“On behalf of my family and the entire Chiefs organization, we are extremely proud to announce Will Shields’ election into the Chiefs Hall of Fame,” Kansas City owner Clark Hunt said. “Will was a true ‘iron man’ -- never missing a game in 14 seasons -- and his career and character place him among the greatest in Chiefs history.”
Shields has a strong chance to make it in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the next couple of years.
In other AFC West notes:
If the Raiders do cut pass-rusher Kamerion Wimbley in a salary-cap move, keep an eye on the Chiefs. They could use another pass-rusher and Wimbley played for Kansas City coach Romeo Crennel in Cleveland. Crennel was not with the Browns when they traded him to Oakland two years ago. Plus, Wimbley and Crennel have the same agent.
Baltimore cut cornerback Chris Carr. He could be an inexpensive role player for the Raiders, who have a big need at cornerback. He also has previously played for Oakland.