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Will Lewis will serve as G.M. of Memphis AAF team

The Tennessee franchise of the Alliance of American Football has a city, a coach, and now a G.M. Via Meagan Nichols of the Memphis Business Journal, Will Lewis will serve as the team’s General Manager. The former NFL and USFL defensive back has 20 years of experience as a coach, scout, and executive. Most recently, [more]

Eric Berry’s return provides a boost to the Chiefs

The Chiefs need a healthy Eric Berry. Kansas City is 38-16 since 2013 when it has Berry in the lineup and only 15-11 without him. The safety missed 15 games last season after tearing his Achilles in Week 1 against the Patriots. “It’s great to have him out here [for OTAs],” Chiefs coach Andy Reid [more]

Patrick Mahomes on rocky practice: Now’s the time to make mistakes

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said that he wants quarterback Patrick Mahomes to “massage each play and see how it works against different coverages” in practices leading up to his first season as the team’s starter and that process is going to work out better some days than others. Thursday was not one of those better [more]

Chiefs mum on whether they’ll discourage “home of the Chiefs” refrain to cap anthem

The broad insistence on “respect” for the national anthem by the NFL, coupled with the President’s suggestion that anyone who fails to stand proudly for the anthem “maybe . . . shouldn’t be in the country,” fairly should bring unprecedented attention to the behavior of everyone attending an NFL game, including the fans. Apart from [more]

Chiefs get second-rounder Breeland Speaks under contract

Linebacker Breeland Speaks is the latest Chiefs draft pick to agree to a contract. The Chiefs announced on Thursday that second-round pick Breeland Speaks has signed a four-year deal with the team. The linebacker is the third of six picks to sign with the team. Speaks was the 46th overall pick of the draft and [more]

Who are the NFL’s best receivers?

We’re always looking for ideas for the patent-pending PFT Live draft. On Wednesday, Browns receiver Jarvis Landry handed us one. He said he’s the best receiver in the NFL. Many disagreed. So Simms and I decided to settle it by making the question the subject of Thursday’s three-round draft. I won the toss and deferred. [more]

The President has created a broad anthem standard that goes well beyond the playing field

The President has spoken (again) about the national anthem. And now that he has gotten his wish to “get that son of a bitch off the field” (a line borrowed from an FDR fireside chat, possibly) who declines to stand for the anthem, the President has offered a broad proclamation regarding his expectations. It’s sufficiently [more]

Demetrius Harris suspended one game

The Chiefs won’t have tight end Demetrius Harris available for their season opener against the Chargers. The team announced on Tuesday that Harris has been suspended one game by the league. He’ll be able to practice with the team and play in the preseason before serving his suspension. Harris was arrested in March 2017 for [more]

LSU and AFL star Billy Cannon dies at 80

Billy Cannon, a legendary Heisman Trophy winner at LSU who would later become an all-star in the American Football League, has died at the age of 80. Cannon is best remembered for his career at LSU, where he led the Tigers to the national championship in 1958 and won the Heisman Trophy in 1959. His [more]

Tyreek Hill has spoken with EA about his Madden speed rating

Friday’s PFT Live included a rollicking interview with Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill, who addressed a variety of topics. And one specific topic was extremely important: How was his speed rating in Madden 18 only 97? Hill had no explanation for that, but he said he has spoken to the folks at EA about improving it [more]

Tyreek Hill: Teammates try to race me in offseason workouts, winning is easy

Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill may be the fastest player in the NFL, and he’s certainly the fastest player in Kansas City, where he proves that whenever teammates want to try him. Hill said on PFT Live that during offseason workouts, other players seek out the challenge of racing him, but he has no trouble [more]

Only 76 draft picks remain unsigned three weeks after draft

The days of lengthy training camp holdouts for draft picks has long since passed (unless you’re Joey Bosa) given the current rookie contract slotting system in place with the current Collective Bargaining Agreement. Just three weeks since the NFL Draft came to an end, the vast majority of draft picks have already signed their rookie [more]

Report: Matt Moore could wait until season starts to sign

Matt Moore remains a free agent and might not have a new home for a few months. The veteran quarterback is considering waiting until after the season begins to sign anywhere, giving him time to survey the “quarterback landscape to see which team needs help,” Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports. That means Moore is waiting [more]

Chiefs sign receiver Davon Grayson, waive Jordan Smallwood

The Kansas City Chiefs swapped out receivers at the back end of their roster on Wednesday. The Chiefs signed former East Carolina wide receiver Davon Grayson and waived Oklahoma wide receiver Jordan Smallwood. Grayson caught 59 passes for 886 yards and six touchdowns as a senior last season at East Carolina. All three marks were [more]

Seahawks sign Dadi Nicolas

Dadi Nicolas isn’t going to Cleveland. He’s instead found a new home in Seattle. The Seahawks signed the linebacker Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Nicolas appeared headed to Cleveland two weeks ago when the Browns and Chiefs agreed to a player-for-player deal with tight end Randall Telfer headed to Kansas City. But the [more]

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