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chief4life
04-08-2005, 10:42 AM
Free-agent wide receiver Kevin Johnson, the former Hamilton High standout, spent yesterday in Kansas City talking with the Chiefs top personnel people and could be close to a deal with the team.

Johnson, who opted out of his contract with the Baltimore Ravens last month, flew home last night, but was hopeful a contract with the Chiefs could get done possibly as soon as today.

"Things went well," Johnson said from the Kansas City airport. "I like it here. It's a good organization with good people. I'm hoping things work out."

Johnson's agent, Tom Condon, is based in Kansas City and will talk to the Chiefs today.

If Johnson, who led the Ravens in receptions last year with 35 (a career-low for him) signs with the Chiefs he would join another Mercer County native, Gary Stills, on the roster. It would mark the first time two players from Mercer County played for the same NFL team.

this is coming from http://www.nj.com/sports/times/index.ssf?/base/sports-10/111294790758741.xml
I hope we get him that will be great for are offense :thumb:

Wrasse
04-08-2005, 10:44 AM
As long as he doesn't give up like Morton would sometimes do, I'd be all for it. :)

** can't believe the Chiefs are being this active in free agency **

Sure-Oz
04-08-2005, 10:46 AM
A receiver that can catch and isnt afraid to, i think he'd fit nicely.

Mr. Laz
04-08-2005, 10:48 AM
can he play corner?

dirk digler
04-08-2005, 10:49 AM
I think this would be a good signing and we could probably get him fairly cheap.

Cochise
04-08-2005, 10:52 AM
(insert ramblings about how bad morton sucks here while ignoring the fact that there is not a lot of reason to believe johnson would be much better)

BigChiefFan
04-08-2005, 11:10 AM
KJ is a pretty good WR. I'm all for this signing. He doesn't drop many passes and he runs good routes. He also gives a veteran who has shown he can get it done on the field.

homey
04-08-2005, 11:19 AM
Has Morton been cut yet? Either way I don't like this signing, but if we still plan on having Morton on the team then this signing would make no sense to me.

tyton75
04-08-2005, 11:21 AM
I seriously doubt that Morton will be on the roster after June 1st if we make this signing... he is simply too expensive for his production and refuses to restructure. send him packing!

Hydrae
04-08-2005, 11:21 AM
He's not really what I would call a #1 receiver though which is what I thought we needed. We have enough #2 and 3 guys on the roster now.

siberian khatru
04-08-2005, 11:22 AM
Just so long as he's not a metrosexual.

beavis
04-08-2005, 11:24 AM
He's not really what I would call a #1 receiver though which is what I thought we needed. We have enough #2 and 3 guys on the roster now.
Exactly. I don't see this as a significant upgrade over Morton.

Kyle401
04-08-2005, 11:26 AM
Exactly. I don't see this as a significant upgrade over Morton.

He's only an upgrade if he comes cheaper. Does anyone know Morton's salary for 2005-06?

the Talking Can
04-08-2005, 11:26 AM
Exactly. I don't see this as a significant upgrade over Morton.

He's younger and cheaper, and probably faster...what's not to like?

beavis
04-08-2005, 11:27 AM
He's younger and cheaper, and probably faster...what's not to like?
He's 29... how old is Morton?

Woodrow Call
04-08-2005, 11:28 AM
Johnson is an updrade IMO. Look at the quarterbacks he has had to play with Couch, Holcomb, Boller, etc. In this offense I truly believe he can regain he 80+ catch form.

KJ has great hands from everything I have read and is still only 28 yrs old.

I believe he will be what the Chiefs were looking for when they brought in Morton.

the Talking Can
04-08-2005, 11:52 AM
He's 29... how old is Morton?

33-34...i think

HC_Chief
04-08-2005, 11:55 AM
Kevin Johnson, as a <i>replacement</i> for pillow-biter = good signing.
Kevin Johnson, as our <i>addition</i> to the WR corps = meh signing.
Kevin Johnson, as the <i>only</i> WR move this off-season = :grr:

TRR
04-08-2005, 11:58 AM
Your high if you don't think Kevin Johnson is an upgrade over Johnnie Morton. KJ will equal or better Morton's production, is younger, cheaper, and will not fake an injury to get out of training camp. Morton won't even come to spring workouts. He's at home, "working out."

Johnnie Morton is a real prick. I met him in person, and instantly lost respect for the guy.

WilliamTheIrish
04-08-2005, 12:12 PM
Just so long as he's not a metrosexual.

That's the reason Morton felt so comfortable getting stripped from behind by opposing CB's. He thought it was foreplay.

TEX
04-08-2005, 12:13 PM
If this happen, I'll be very happy. Johnson can play and would instantly upgrade our WR's. Shoot, I'd even keep Morton, but only IF he takes less money.

Woodrow Call
04-08-2005, 12:17 PM
That's the reason Morton felt so comfortable getting stripped from behind by opposing CB's. He thought it was foreplay.

I don't care who you are thats funny ROFL

AirForceChief
04-08-2005, 12:18 PM
He's only an upgrade if he comes cheaper. Does anyone know Morton's salary for 2005-06?

I thought I read around 3 Mil...

whoman69
04-08-2005, 12:21 PM
He certainly made the coaches in Cleveland happy :rolleyes:

He better be cheap because I certainly don't expect much out of him. We have younger, more athletic guys waiting in the wings. DV needs to get over his obsession that he needs a veteran at every position. This isn't the old days where he and Allen could field the over the hill gang.

Bob Dole
04-08-2005, 12:21 PM
He's only an upgrade if he comes cheaper. Does anyone know Morton's salary for 2005-06?

2002 650000.00
2003 1250000.00
2004 2500000.00
2005 3000000.00
2006 3500000.00
2007 4000000.00
2008 5000000.00

CosmicPal
04-08-2005, 12:23 PM
He certainly made the coaches in Cleveland happy :rolleyes:

He better be cheap because I certainly don't expect much out of him. We have younger, more athletic guys waiting in the wings. DV needs to get over his obsession that he needs a veteran at every position. This isn't the old days where he and Allen could field the over the hill gang.

As much as I agree, Shottenheimer was worse. Sh*t, you couldn't see the field unless you were nearing retirement with him.

tomahawk kid
04-08-2005, 12:35 PM
The article itself reaks of speculation.

htismaqe
04-08-2005, 12:41 PM
Morton is scheduled to make $3M this year and the rest of his pro-rated bonus isn't chump change either.

Johnson can play - no he's not spectacular, but he can HANG ONTO THE BALL.

This gives us much more freedom in the draft. In fact, it allows us to give up the 2nd if we absolutely have to to get Surtain.

1punkyQB
04-08-2005, 12:55 PM
Why not? Could be another Kennison. He and Priest were certainly utilized better after coming here, and Kennison's attitude was questioned too.

htismaqe
04-08-2005, 01:00 PM
I also not worried about the fact he only caught 35 balls last year.

He LED THE TEAM.

That's indicative of a problem with the Ravens offense, and their lack of a QB...

Coogs
04-08-2005, 01:04 PM
I also not worried about the fact he only caught 35 balls last year.

He LED THE TEAM.

That's indicative of a problem with the Ravens offense, and their lack of a QB...

In Cleveland, he had a young QB (Couch) with no offensive line to speak of protecting that young QB.

tomahawk kid
04-08-2005, 01:05 PM
I also not worried about the fact he only caught 35 balls last year.

He LED THE TEAM.

That's indicative of a problem with the Ravens offense, and their lack of a QB...

Ain't that the truth. Boller looks like a deer in the headlights (still) after 4 years.

htismaqe
04-08-2005, 01:06 PM
In Cleveland, he had a young QB (Couch) with no offensive line to speak of protecting that young QB.

Yep. And he still managed to average over 60 catches a year.

ChiefsCountry
04-08-2005, 01:32 PM
Ain't that the truth. Boller looks like a deer in the headlights (still) after 4 years.

Try 2. Last year was his second year in the league.

tomahawk kid
04-08-2005, 01:39 PM
Try 2. Last year was his second year in the league.

Sorry.

Haven't followed his career or B-More that closely. I often get he and Redman mixed up.

Fire Me Boy!
04-08-2005, 01:55 PM
I'm good with the idea of signing, but with everybody downing Morton, keep in mind when we brought him in he was nothing less than solid in Detroit. He hit a wall here and never climbed over... although, he was set to break 1,000 yds. this year, IIRC, before his "injury."

Edubs
04-08-2005, 03:04 PM
Morton is an f-ing sissy. I lost all respect for that so called model when he didn't catch the ball multiple times in one game because he was affraid of getting hit. I know everybody remembers that game. It was very obvious that we didn't want to catch the ball because he thought he would get nailed. He sucks, he is a fairy, and I could catch the ball better then him. I would look better doing it as well!

ChiefsCountry
04-08-2005, 03:07 PM
Morton is an f-ing sissy. I lost all respect for that so called model when he didn't catch the ball multiple times in one game because he was affraid of getting hit. I know everybody remembers that game. It was very obvious that we didn't want to catch the ball because he thought he would get nailed. He sucks, he is a fairy, and I could catch the ball better then him. I would look better doing it as well!

I'm ticked at Morton bc he chocked in the Indy game. :cuss:

gokcchfs88
04-08-2005, 03:10 PM
He's only an upgrade if he comes cheaper. Does anyone know Morton's salary for 2005-06?
I believe that Morton is over $3 million this year.

Wrasse
04-08-2005, 03:11 PM
Morton is an f-ing sissy. I lost all respect for that so called model when he didn't catch the ball multiple times in one game because he was affraid of getting hit. I know everybody remembers that game. It was very obvious that we didn't want to catch the ball because he thought he would get nailed. He sucks, he is a fairy, and I could catch the ball better then him. I would look better doing it as well!
What kind of a signing bonus are you looking for?

** patience has run out for Morton **

Thig Lyfe
04-08-2005, 03:14 PM
This would be a nice signing to replace Morton, just so long as it's cheap and doesn't interfere with getting a big CB. I'd like to see Jamie Sharper come to KC as well.

Edubs
04-08-2005, 03:15 PM
What kind of a signing bonus are you looking for?

** patience has run out for Morton **


I take that back. Do we need a kicker? :p

shaneo69
04-08-2005, 03:16 PM
The big question is.....how much more are we going to pay Johnson than New England paid Terrell (1 year, $700,000)?

Because I would take Terrell over KJ in a heartbeat.

Ninjaman
04-08-2005, 04:01 PM
good pickup

TRR
04-08-2005, 04:07 PM
The big question is.....how much more are we going to pay Johnson than New England paid Terrell (1 year, $700,000)?

Because I would take Terrell over KJ in a heartbeat.

Your going out on a thin limb there. David Terrell is one of the bigger head cases in the NFL. He has lost games for Chicago by getting unsportsmanlike penalties after grabbing his first catch of the day (in the 4th quarter). Terrell is hated by about every Bears fan known to man.

Terrell said he is top 5 WR in the NFL on Boehrs and Bernstein a season ago.

NaptownChief
04-08-2005, 04:13 PM
Your going out on a thin limb there. David Terrell is one of the bigger head cases in the NFL. He has lost games for Chicago by getting unsportsmanlike penalties after grabbing his first catch of the day (in the 4th quarter). Terrell is hated by about every Bears fan known to man.

Terrell said he is top 5 WR in the NFL on Boehrs and Bernstein a season ago.


The fact NE signed him tells me more is right about Terrell than not....Their personel decisions the passed 5 years speaks for itself. Someone not working out with the Bears doesn't say much as nearly nobody has worked out well for them over the passed 5-10 years.

ChiefsCountry
04-08-2005, 04:37 PM
I don't buy into this NE crap. They have won 3 Super Bowls but some of it was the right kharma and stuff like that.

The Bad Guy
04-08-2005, 04:44 PM
I don't buy into this NE crap. They have won 3 Super Bowls but some of it was the right kharma and stuff like that.

Right karma?

I might give you 1 of those was the right karma, but when you win 3 of 4 you are pretty much a juggernaut.

I don't know why people go out of their way to discredit the Patriots for what they accomplished.

ChiefsCountry
04-08-2005, 04:49 PM
Right karma?

I might give you 1 of those was the right karma, but when you win 3 of 4 you are pretty much a juggernaut.

I don't know why people go out of their way to discredit the Patriots for what they accomplished.

While NE is a good team, the breaks have fell in their favor. There are more talented teams in the league than NE yet breaks haven't fell for them.

NaptownChief
04-08-2005, 05:00 PM
While NE is a good team, the breaks have fell in their favor. There are more talented teams in the league than NE yet breaks haven't fell for them.

there are certainly more talented teams int he league but none nearly as well coached.

Digital Takawira
04-08-2005, 05:00 PM
but can he do the worm?

http://sports.news-leader.com/chiefs/1102-Chiefsbrac_1.jpg

Digital Takawira
04-08-2005, 05:01 PM
also, chief4life's avatar kicks ass.

not much better than gunther screaming at someone.

probably in german.

angry german.

BigChiefFan
04-08-2005, 05:01 PM
there are certainly more talented teams int he league but none nearly as well coached.
I'd love to have Pepper Johnson on our defensive coaching staff.

Bob Dole
04-08-2005, 05:02 PM
I don't buy into this NE crap. They have won 3 Super Bowls but some of it was the right kharma and stuff like that.

That big goofy patriot mascot actualy has a karma, karma, karma, karma, karma chameleon inside instead of a person.

stumppy
04-08-2005, 05:08 PM
That big goofy patriot mascot actualy has a karma, karma, karma, karma, karma chameleon inside instead of a person.


OH NO, please don't tell me the next incarnation of your name isn't going to be boybob or bobgeorge.

Bob Dole
04-08-2005, 05:10 PM
OH NO, please don't tell me the next incarnation of your name isn't going to be boybob or bobgeorge.

Not a chance, stumppygeorge.

Color Red
04-08-2005, 05:12 PM
Hey I'm hoping Johnson has a better endzone schtick than that worm thing that Morton does.

Digital Takawira
04-09-2005, 08:27 AM
Hey I'm hoping Johnson has a better endzone schtick than that worm thing that Morton does.

:shake:

the worm is the only GOOD thing about johnnie "i'm a male model, not a male prostitute" morton.

whoman69
04-09-2005, 09:14 AM
I don't buy into this NE crap. They have won 3 Super Bowls but some of it was the right kharma and stuff like that.
If karma meant anything in football, the Raiders would go 0-16 every year.

Brock
04-09-2005, 09:18 AM
Right karma?

I might give you 1 of those was the right karma, but when you win 3 of 4 you are pretty much a juggernaut.

I don't know why people go out of their way to discredit the Patriots for what they accomplished.

Let's give them their due. They won 3 out of 3. :p

TRR
04-09-2005, 09:46 AM
N.E is a dynasty, however, just because they sign a player doesn't mean he's going to be the next Jerry Rice. David Terrell is a headcase. He has been since College. He's got the Keyshawn Johnson syndrome. He thinks he is better than he really is. The problem is Terrell hasn't acomplished half of what Key Johnson has.

Just because the Pats signed Monty Beisel, does that mean he will be a Pro Bowler? Hell no. The Pats make mistakes just like any other team...Just not as many.

RINGLEADER
04-09-2005, 10:34 AM
I like Kevin Johnson a lot but it always seems to take receivers a year or two to get the hang of this offense.

Gaz
04-10-2005, 08:09 AM
I think the Johnson talk is good news. He provides a replacement for Morton.

And the deal throws another bone to the OffHo’s who are feeling left out this season.

xoxo~
Gaz
Glad to see the OffHo’s catch a break.