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NFL removes “Rodgers vs Mahomes” from schedule release commercial

During the 2021 draft, the NFL ran a commercial for the May 12 schedule release. The 30-second spot hyped “Rodgers vs Mahomes” as one of the games to be played in the first-ever 17-game season. With the schedule release three days away, there’s a new version of the commercial. And “Rodgers vs Mahomes” is gone. [more]

Former NFL player Brandon Bair rescues man after fiery train crash

Brandon Bair, who played 21 NFL career games, played the part of hero after a chance encounter Thursday. The former defensive lineman rescued a truck driver after his semi was struck by a train. Bair was driving on a highway in St. Anthony, Idaho, when he saw a train hit a semitruck, which burst into [more]

Chiefs sign Kamalei Correa

The Chiefs added a veteran to their defense on Wednesday. Sam McDowell of the Kansas City Star reports that the team signed linebacker Kamalei Correa. Correa opened last season with the Titans and played in three games for them before being traded to the Jaguars. He started six games and recorded seven tackles before going [more]

Deon Yelder agrees to terms with Washington

Free agent tight end Deon Yelder has agreed to terms with the Washington Football Team, the team announced. He joins John Bates, Marcus Baugh and Temarrick Hemingway in competing for spots behind starter Logan Thomas. The Chiefs did not tender Yelder as a restricted free agent. Yelder, 26, played six snaps in Super Bowl LV [more]

JuJu Smith-Schuster found free agency more nerve wracking than the draft

In 2017, Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster had to wait through more than 60 picks before he was drafted. He recently said that the wait to get drafted wasn’t as stressful as his first foray into free agency. “I would probably say free agency was more nerve wracking than draft day,” Smith-Schuster told PFT PM. “Everything [more]

Chiefs are signing Chris Finke

The Chiefs are signing former Notre Dame receiver Chris Finke, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. Finke caught passes from Trevor Lawrence and Ian Book during the pro days at Clemson and Notre Dame respectively, with the Chiefs obviously intrigued enough by what they saw to take a flier. He is the 14th receiver on [more]

Chiefs sign Will Parks

Veteran safety Will Parks is heading to Kansas City. Parks has agreed to a one-year, $1.13 million deal with the Chiefs, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The 26-year-old Parks spent time with both the Broncos and Eagles last season. He originally entered the NFL as a 2016 sixth-round pick of the Broncos. The Chiefs didn’t [more]

Patrick Mahomes, other players confused by Broncos’ ability to not pay Ja’Wuan James

The Ja’Wuan James injury, while bad for him, could be good for NFL players generally. Players seem to be realizing that there’s a very real difference between getting injured while working out at the team facility and getting injured while working out elsewhere. The news that James, who has (or at least had) a $9.85 [more]

Chiefs “completely comfortable” with medical outlook for Trey Smith

Considered a top 100 talent in this year’s NFL Draft class, Tennessee guard Trey Smith fell all the way to the sixth round and the 226th overall selection in last week’s draft before he was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs. Smith’s health served as the most likely reason for his slide deep into day [more]

Eric Fisher visiting Colts

The Colts saw left tackle Anthony Castonzo retire this offseason. They signed Sam Tevi as a free agent, and owner Jim Irsay said last week the team is confident “Tevi can do a solid job at left tackle.” The Colts’ actions, though, speak louder. They will have free agent left tackle Eric Fisher visit later [more]

Free agent signings no longer count in compensatory pick formula

When the Ravens brought in tackle Alejandro Villanueva for a visit last month, word from Baltimore reporters was that the team was not expected to make a move until after the draft. Compensatory draft picks were central to that approach. The Ravens and other teams have prized the picks doled out to teams who see [more]

21 fifth-year options picked up for 2018 first-round picks

The deadline for NFL teams to exercise their fifth-year contract options on 2018 first-round picks passed on Monday afternoon and 21 players had those options picked up. Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold is part of that group. Carolina traded for Darnold last month and announced their decision on his option after the draft. That total is [more]

Brett Veach: Eric Fisher injury, Mitchell Schwartz surgery raised urgency for OL changes

After struggling to protect quarterback Patrick Mahomes in Super Bowl LV, the Chiefs have overhauled their offensive line this offseason. Depending on how you look at it, the line could include five new starters when Kansas City lines up Week 1. While Mike Remmers is expected to play right tackle for the club again in [more]

Aaron Rodgers drama complicates 2021 schedule

We may still be waiting for the long-awaited showdown between Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes. When it comes to setting the 2021 schedule, the NFL can’t wait much longer before locking in the upcoming Packers-Chiefs game. As Peter King points out in his latest Football Morning in America column, the uncertainty over Rodgers’ status with [more]

Chiefs sign SMU quarterback Shane Buechele as undrafted free agent

The Chiefs have Patrick Mahomes as their starter now and for many years, but that didn’t stop one undrafted quarterback prospect from joining them. SMU quarterback Shane Buechele agreed to terms with the Chiefs after going undrafted. Buechele will receive a $15,000 signing bonus plus a $160,000 base guarantee as a priority free agent, Tom [more]

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