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Chiefs say there will be no naming rights deal this season

Arrowhead Stadium is going to remain Arrowhead Stadium, at least for another year. After a report from Sports Business Journal that the team was close to a naming rights deal with Government Employees Health Association (GEHA), the Chiefs have disputed that, for the time being. “We have enjoyed a great relationship with GEHA, its leadership [more]

After more than a decade on the market, Chiefs may have a naming-rights partner

The Chiefs finally may have a naming-rights partner for their home playing field. Terry Lefton of Sports Business Journal reports that the defending Super Bowl champions are closing in on a deal to sell field naming rights to Government Employees Health Association. GEHA insures more than two million government employees. It has existing sponsorship deals [more]

Report: NFL to alter schedule to give every team one home preseason game

The NFL is set to announce that the first and fourth week of the preseason schedule has been scrapped, which doesn’t come as a great surprise given recent indications that things were moving in that direction. One of the reasons for the change is to give teams more time to work on their own after [more]

Harrison Butker: A ton of kickers can kick a 65-yard field goal, just need a chance

Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker got some attention this offseason when he posted a video of himself kicking a 77-yard field goal on an empty practice field. In a game, however, Butker has never even come within 20 yards of that. But Butker says that a 65-yard field goal is very doable. He said he and [more]

Two weeks left for tagged players to sign long-term deals

Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones suggested this week that he could sit out the 2020 season if he doesn’t come to an agreement with the team on a long-term deal before the July 15 deadline to do so and he has plenty of company when it comes to looking for such a contract. With two [more]

Chris Jones suggests he won’t play without a long-term deal with Chiefs

With the deadline for signing a long-term deal while on the franchise tag just over two weeks away, Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones may be trying to assert some leverage into negotiations. In a reply via his Twitter account to a segment from the NFL Network discussing his contract situation, Jones said that [more]

KC company offering “Keep Patrick Mahomes Safe” masks

The whole point of wearing a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic is that you’re not just protecting yourself, but all the people around you. And one Kansas City company is appealing to the civic duty of keeping the star quarterback well. Via Pete Grathoff of the Kansas City Star, a company there is selling masks [more]

With PFT Live on annual break, #PFTPM continues

Yes, PFT Live is off until July 20. But the news keeps flowing, and the ball keeps rolling. Beyond the various posts from the PFT staff on Monday, I spent roughly 25 minutes on the issues of the day via the #PFTPM podcast. The video is attached; the audio can be found wherever you find [more]

Joe Delaney died 37 years ago today

One of the least-known but most compelling stories in NFL history happened 37 years ago today. Chiefs running back Joe Delaney died on June 29, 1983. He died trying to save three drowning boys. He tried to save three drowning boys even though he couldn’t swim. We mention the story every year, for a couple [more]

Bill Arnsparger, Romeo Crennel win 2020 Paul Zimmerman Award

The Pro Football Writers of America announced its members voted Bill Arnsparger and Romeo Crennel as the 2020 winners of the Paul “Dr. Z” Zimmerman Award. The PFWA annually awards two NFL assistant coaches for lifetime achievement. Arnsparger, who died in 2015, was the mastermind of Miami’s “No-Name Defense” and “Killer Bs” and helped take [more]

Report: Teams are talking to “friends and associates” of Colin Kaepernick

The dance continues. Even if the footwork and the music rarely if ever match. NFL Media, owned and operated by the NFL, reported last week that multiple teams are interested in quarterback Colin Kaepernick. PFT reported in response that such interest has not resulted in any team contacting Kaepernick or his representatives. Then, NFL Media [more]

Joe Delaney gets a monument near the pond where he died a hero

Monday marks the anniversary of one of American sports’ most overlooked heroes. This weekend, family and friends unveiled a memorial to Joe Delaney near the spot where he drowned. For several years, we’ve commemorated Delaney’s passing on the anniversary of his death. Every year, people learn for the first time the story of a young [more]

John Elway turns 60 today

The viral video of the two girls who weren’t familiar with a bunch of hit songs from the past 20 years made many feel very old this week. If that didn’t do the trick, how about this: John Elway is 60. For those of us who grew up in the ’70s and ’80s, Elway is [more]

Odds are stacked against 49ers getting chance to finish the job in 2020

In covering the NFL, we can paint a rosy picture for all 32 teams, constantly viewing the glass as half-or-more full in order to get as many fans of as many teams as excited as possible before the season starts. Or we can tell the truth. Some fan bases don’t want to hear the truth. [more]

Chris Jones, Chiefs remain at stalemate in contract talks

Chris Jones and the Chiefs are where they were a month ago in contract talks: Nowhere. In fact, James Palmer of NFL Media used the same phrase Friday that Jeremy Fowler of ESPN used a month ago. There is “not much traction” on a long-term deal for the pass rusher. The Chiefs want Jones with [more]

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