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Chiefs | Justin Houston third fastest to 20 sacks

Thu, 26 Sep 2013 23:27:58 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston has 7 1/2 sacks this season and 23 for his career. The only Chiefs to reach 20 faster were Derrick Thomas and Jared Allen.

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Chiefs | To retire D. Thomas' No. 58 jersey

Wed, 24 Jun 2009 06:28:23 -0700

Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star, reports the Kansas City Chiefs will retire LB Derrick Thomas' No. 58 jersey and present his Hall of Fame ring to his family at a halftime ceremony at their Dec. 6 game against the Denver Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium. Thomas will become the 10th player in team history to have his jersey number retired.

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NFL | Hall of Fame finalists named

Tue, 15 Jan 2008 18:20:28 -0800

Former NFL WR Cris Carter and former Washington Redskins CB Darrell Green have been named finalists to be considered for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Other finalists include DE Fred Dean, DE Richard Dent, RB Marshall Goldberg, LB Randy Gradishar, OG Russ Grimm, P Ray Guy, OG Bob Kuechenberg, OG Randall McDaniel, WR Art Monk, WR Andre Reed, commissioner Paul Tagliabue, LB Derrick Thomas, CB Emmitt Thomas, LB Andre Tippett and OT Gary Zimmerman. The Board of Selectors will meet Saturday, Feb. 2, to elect the Hall of Fame Class of 2008.

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NFL | HOF finalists announced

Wed, 10 Jan 2007 17:46:51 -0800

Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue and former Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Irvin are finalists to be considered for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Other finalists include DE Fred Dean, DE Richard Dent, OG Russ Grimm, P Ray Guy, OG Gene Hickerson, OG Bob Kuechenberg, OL Bruce Matthews, WR Art Monk, WR Andre Reed, TE Charlie Sanders, LB Derrick Thomas, RB Thurman Thomas, LB Andre Tippett, CB Roger Wehrli and OT Gary Zimmerman. The Board of Selectors will meet Saturday, Feb. 3, to elect the Hall of Fame Class of 2007.

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NFL | HOF finalists announced

Wed, 11 Jan 2006 09:22:46 -0800

The Associated Press reports former Dallas Cowboys QB Troy Aikman and former NFL DE Reggie White have been chosen for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Other finalists include RB Thurman Thomas, QB Warren Moon, LB Derrick Thomas, LB Harry Carson, DE L.C. Greenwood, DE Claude Humphrey, OL Russ Grimm, OL Bob Kuechenberg, OL Gary Zimmerman, WR Michael Irvin, WR Art Monk, OT Rayfield Wright and coach/broadcaster John Madden. A 39-member panel will vote on the finalists. Candidates must get 80 percent of the vote to be elected with a minimum of three and a maximum of six getting in. Results of the voting will be announced Feb. 4.

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Patriots | Vinatieri loses agent for one year

Sun, 18 Dec 2005 20:11:42 -0800

Nick Cafardo, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots PK Adam Vinatieri lost agent Nick Cornrich to a one-year suspension. Cornrich was suspended for violating NFLPA rules after it was revealed he was paid to be an expert witness and testify on behalf of General Motors in a suit filed on behalf of the late Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Thomas. Cornrich is not allowed to negotiate with the Patriots and Vinatieri has not picked a new agent yet. Cornrich will be reinstated next August.

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Chiefs | Fast Fact: Defensive Ranking on Decline

Thu, 04 Aug 2005 10:04:52 -0700

Rick Dean, of the Topeka Capital-Journal, reports since the death of former Pro Bowl LB Derrick Thomas in 2000, the Kansas City Chiefs' defense has declined in team rankings - 18 (2000), 23 (2001), 32 (2002), 29 (2003) and 31 (2004).

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Chiefs | Fast Fact: Derrick Thomas

Mon, 31 Jan 2005 20:21:43 -0800

Bob Gretz, of KCChiefs.com, reports in LB Derrick Thomas' 11 seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, the team had one losing season. In the five seasons since his death, the Chiefs have had one winning season. Thomas is one of 15 finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2005, which will be announced Saturday, Feb. 5.

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Chiefs | Thomas Among HOF Finalists

Tue, 11 Jan 2005 12:37:59 -0800

The Associated Press reports former Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Thomas is among 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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NFL | HOF Candidates for 2005

Sat, 20 Nov 2004 09:05:50 -0800

The Associated Press reports 25 candidates were announced for the NFL 2005 Hall of Fame. The nominees include LB Harry Carson (Giants), coach Don Coryell (Chargers); DE Fred Dean (Chargers/49ers); DE Richard Dent (Bears); DE Chris Doleman (Vikings); LB Randy Gradishar (Broncos); DE L.C. Greenwood (Steelers); OG Russ Grimm (Redskins); P Ray Guy (Raiders); DE/LB Charles Haley (Cowboys/49ers); CB Lester Hayes (Raiders); DE Claude Humphrey (Falcons); WR Michael Irvin (Cowboys); OT Joe Jacoby (Redskins); OG Bob Kuechenberg (Dolphins); QB Dan Marino (Dolphins); owner Art Modell (Browns/Ravens); WR Art Monk (Redskins); QB Ken Stabler (Raiders); LB Derrick Thomas (Chiefs); CB Roger Wehrli (Cardinals); owner Ralph Wilson Jr.(Bills); GM/administrator George Young (Giants); QB Steve Young (49ers); and OT Gary Zimmerman (Broncos).

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