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Brandon Flowers to announce retirement

Cornerback Brandon Flowers will announce his retirement Tuesday, according to Steve Wyche of the NFL Network. Flowers visited the Cardinals two weeks ago, but Arizona signed Tramon Williams instead. He has also received interest from the Patriots and had contact with the Steelers early in free agency. Flowers, 31, finished last season on injured reserve [more]

Patrick Mahomes debuts at No. 3 on the Chiefs’ depth chart

The Kansas City Chiefs have removed the sheet from their initial, unofficial depth chart. And the man for whom they gave up a pair of first-round picks and a third-round pick is listed as a third-stringer. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes sits behind Alex Smith and Tyler Bray. It’s not a shock given the significant adjustment Mahomes [more]

Chiefs hoping to refine Tyreek Hill’s role in offense

Tyreek Hill surprised the Chiefs, and a lot of people, with everything he was able to do last year. So this year, they’re going to ask him to do a little less. Via Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star, the Chiefs are trying to streamline things a bit for Hill, making him more of [more]

Morten Andersen’s induction becomes celebration for specialists

Morten Andersen’s induction into the Hall of Fame was a celebration for specialists. He became the first kicker inducted since Jan Stenerud in 1991. Ray Guy became the first punter enshrined in 2014. “I believe my induction sends a clear message that the position of the specialist is important, relevant and undeniable,” Andersen said. “Hopefully [more]

Travis Kelce misses practice with swelling in his knee

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce missed practice Friday because of swelling in his knee. Chiefs coach Andy Reid, though, was unconcerned. Reid said Kelce has dealt with swelling and soreness in his right knee since undergoing microfracture surgery as a rookie. But in the past three seasons, Kelce has not missed a game. With the [more]

Chiefs G.M. Brett Veach: I have final say, but I collaborate with Andy Reid

New Chiefs General Manager Brett Veach says his job gives him, not coach Andy Reid, final say over personnel decisions. But Veach, who was promoted to G.M. last month after the surprise firing of John Dorsey, says he and Reid are on the same page. Veach said this morning on PFT Live that he and [more]

Chiefs sign Roy Miller

There’s a new addition to the defensive line in Kansas City. The Chiefs announced on Wednesday that they have signed defensive tackle Roy Miller as a free agent. Miller, who was released by the Jaguars in March, recently spent time with the Bills and Dolphins in his search for a job. Miller tore his Achilles [more]

Chiefs sign two wide receivers

The Chiefs added a couple of wide receivers to their roster on Monday. The team announced that they have signed Corey Washington and Robert Wheelwright to the mix at wideout. Wide receiver Antwan Goodley and tight end Emanuel Byrd were waived to make room for the newcomers. Washington has bounced around the league since signing [more]

Former AFL star Dave Grayson dies at 78

Dave Grayson, a four-time All-Pro defensive back in the American Football League, has died at the age of 78. Grayson was a two-way player at Oregon who initially signed as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys didn’t have room for Grayson on their regular-season roster, but Cowboys personnel man Gil Brandt [more]

Goodell reiterates plan to attend opening night in New England

When the Patriots hang their fifth banner on September 7, the Commissioner will be making his first appearance in Boston since #DeflateGate. Speaking at a Jets fan forum on Monday, Roger Goodell reiterated that he’ll attend the Chiefs-Patriots game. Via Brian Costello of the New York Post, Goodell added that he’s not concerned about fan [more]

Branden Albert retires at 32

Cam Robinson, you’re up. The former Alabama tackle likely will be groomed to become the new left tackle in Jacksonville, given the abrupt retirement of 32-year-old veteran Branden Albert. “After nine seasons playing in the National Football League, I have decided to retire from the game that has given me so much,” Albert said in [more]

Tamba Hali to open camp on PUP list

Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali aired some grievances about his lack of playing time in last season’s playoff loss to the Steelers on social media this week, saying he was healthy enough to give the team more than seven snaps in that game. It appears that his current condition isn’t quite good enough to allow him [more]

Seahawks, Chiefs swap linebackers

The Seahawks and Chiefs made a trade on Friday involving a pair of linebackers. The Seahawks are sending Kevin Pierre-Louis to Kansas City and they will receive D.J. Alexander in return. Pierre-Louis was a fourth-round pick in 2014 and has played 34 games while making one start over his first three seasons. He’s played sparingly [more]

Plenty of teams were interested in Lucky Whitehead

The Jets won waivers dibs for former Cowboys receiver Lucky Whitehead. It’s not yet known which teams lower in the priority made a claim for him. However, multiple other teams showed interest in the 24 hours or so between when it became clear that Whitehead was innocent and when the window closed on trying to [more]

Chiefs make front office moves with Brett Veach installed as G.M.

The Chiefs shook up their front office in late June when they fired John Dorsey as their General Manager and promoted Brett Veach to fill the position. On Tuesday, the team announced some other changes to the personnel department. At the top of the list was naming Mike Borgonzi as the director of player personnel. [more]

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