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Chiefs talking to veteran tight end Benjamin Watson

Veteran tight end Benjamin Watson has a lot on his plate this week anyway, but he may be getting another job. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Chiefs are talking to Watson about a new deal. The 37-year-old Watson caught 61 passes for the Ravens last year, showing he can still be [more]

Seahawks host Dontae Johnson, Bennie Logan

Defensive back Dontae Johnson and nose tackle Bennie Logan visited the Seahawks today, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Johnson, 26, was a fourth-round draft pick of the 49ers in 2014. He spent his first four seasons with San Francisco, playing in 63 games with 22 starts, while making two interceptions, 21 pass breakups [more]

Report: Cardinals don’t match Chiefs’ offer to restricted free agent Xavier Williams

The Cardinals declined to match the Chiefs’ offer to restricted free agent Xavier Williams, Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports. That means Williams will join the Chiefs. Williams, who grew up in the Kansas City area, played 11 games with one start for the Cardinals last season. He had a career-high 20 tackles. [more]

There’s plenty of help available at safety

Eric Reid may end up being right. But hardly anyone else who plays his position is getting signed at the moment either. The 49ers safety has a mitigating factor (his willingness to peacefully protest racial inequality) which could well keep him looking for sometime, but the rest of the safety market has gone stale. Other [more]

The veteran running back market still is still sputtering, for the most part

Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell will make more than $14.5 million this year under the franchise tag. 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon, the biggest winner in the free-agency class at the position, will average $7.5 million per year over four years, nearly half of Bell’s one-year amount. Nearly a week into the free-agency process, here’s [more]

Damien Williams visiting Kansas City

The Chiefs are in the market for running back help behind Kareem Hunt, even though they have Charcandrick West, Spencer Ware and Akeem Hunt on the roster. They met with Thomas Rawls late last week, and now they have Damien Williams in town for a visit, Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports. Williams, [more]

Report: Chiefs visit with RFA Xavier Williams

The Cardinals made the decision to tender defensive tackle Xavier Williams as a restricted free agent and they may have to make another contractual decision about him soon. Field Yates of ESPN reports that Williams visited with the Chiefs this weekend. If they sign him to an offer sheet, the Cardinals would have to choose [more]

Jets expected to sign Kevin Pierre-Louis

The Jets signed Avery Williamson as free agency opened last week and they’re set to add another free agent to the group. Kevin Pierre-Louis is the expected addition. Draft Diamonds was the first to report that Pierre-Louis is making his way to the Jets and Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that [more]

Chiefs sign Chad Henne

Patrick Mahomes has his veteran backup. Longtime backup quarterback Chad Henne has signed with the Chiefs, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. Mahomes, last year’s first-round draft pick, is the unquestioned starter in Kansas City. But they need someone to back him up, and until Henne signed Mahomes was the only quarterback on the roster. [more]

Thomas Rawls visiting Chiefs

The Seahawks didn’t tender running back Thomas Rawls as a restricted free agent this week, leaving him free to pursue employment with the other 31 teams in the league. Rawls is visiting one of those teams on Friday. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Rawls is meeting with the Chiefs. Rawls burst on the [more]

Andy Reid, now that he can say his new quarterback’s name, is ready to work with him

The Chiefs have a new quarterback. And coach Andy Reid’s first order of business was unrelated to actually coaching him. “First I had to learn how to say his last name,” Reid told reporters on Thursday in a joint press conference with Patrick Mahomes. “Instead of McHomes it is Mahomes.” The next order of business [more]

Bears add another Matt Nagy quarterback, Tyler Bray

For the second time this week, the Bears are adding a backup quarterback who has worked for new head coach Matt Nagy. Former Chiefs backup quarterback Tyler Bray is signing with the Bears, according to Peter Schrager of NFL Network. Bray joined the Chiefs in 2013 as an undrafted rookie and has been with Kansas [more]

Sammy Watkins on Patrick Mahomes: We can get better together

Wide receiver Sammy Watkins signed with the Chiefs this week and the fact that Kansas City is the third stop of his NFL career may have some thinking that Watkins is a bit older than he actually is. Watkins won’t turn 25 until June, which makes him a little more than two years older than [more]

Dustin Colquitt signs on for three more years in K.C.

The Chiefs used a third-round pick on punter Dustin Colquitt in 2005 in a move that settled the position for more than a decade. Colquitt’s run in Kansas City is set to continue through at least the 2020 season. Colquitt’s agents announced that their client has signed a new three-year deal with the Chiefs. They [more]

Joe McKnight’s killer gets 30 years

The man who shot and killed former NFL running back Joe McKnight will pay a step price for the crime. Ronald Gasser has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. “Let this be a cautionary tale to all drivers who rage behind the wheel of their car at other drivers,” Judge Ellen Kovach said at [more]

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