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Report: “Not much traction” on long-term deal for Chris Jones

DeForest Buckner‘s $84 million extension with the Colts didn’t make things any easier for the Chiefs in their contract talks with Chris Jones. The Chiefs still hope to get a long-term deal with Jones, but there is “not much traction” on a contract, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports. Deadlines tend to drive deals, and, since [more]

Report: Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes commence contract negotiations

When it comes to signing a young franchise quarterback to a second contract, the sooner the team gets it done, the cheaper it will be. The Chiefs officially have commenced the process of getting a long-term deal done with quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star reports that negotiations between the Chiefs and [more]

4th-and-15 alternative shouldn’t be available to the team that is leading

The 4th-and-15 alternative to the onside kick, as currently formulated, would allow a team to use it up to twice per game, even if the team is leading. And that would be a mistake. The scrimmage play is being proposed primarily as a way to give the team that is trailing a chance to close [more]

Patrick Mahomes keeps it short and sweet during Texas Tech commencement speech

Patrick Mahomes gets it. The 2018 NFL MVP and reigning Super Bowl MVP’s remarks to Texas Tech graduates during Saturday’s virtual commencement exercise lasted less than two minutes, via Adam Teicher of ESPN.com. “I know this isn’t the graduation ceremony that you and your families had envisioned, but that doesn’t change the outcome or all [more]

Herm Edwards thinks rewarding hiring with draft picks is a bad idea

Former Jets and Chiefs head coach Herm Edwards does not agree with the proposal to reward teams that hire minority coaches and GMs with better draft picks. The proposal, which NFL owners decided to table this week, would have moved a team up 10 spots in the third round of the draft if it had [more]

Chiefs will begin contract talks with Patrick Mahomes this summer

The Chiefs want to sign Patrick Mahomes to a long-term contract sooner than later. They thus will begin contract talks with Mahomes’ agent sooner than later. “The negotiations are something we’ll be getting into this summer,” Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said on a Facebook Live event with 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. “But what he [more]

Chiefs punters working together as they compete for job

Bears head coach Matt Nagy said recently that the team isn’t going to hold a quarterback competition on Zoom, but the Chiefs are taking a slightly different approach to finding a new punter. The Chiefs released Dustin Colquitt after a 238-game run in Kansas City and they’ve brought in Tyler Newsome and Tommy Townsend as [more]

Steve Spagnuolo hopes change of scenery does Taco Charlton some good

The Dolphins signed defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah as a free agent in March and that move likely helped set the stage for their decision to release Taco Charlton in April. Ogbah, who had 5.5 sacks in 10 games last year, came to Miami from Kansas City and the Chiefs filled the opening in their defensive [more]

Dave Toub not sure how much returning Mecole Hardman will be doing

The Chiefs drafted Mecole Hardman in the second round last year because they thought he could make big plays for them on offense and on special teams. Hardman proved them right on both fronts. He scored six touchdowns and averaged 20.7 yards on his 26 catches while also returning a kickoff for a touchdown on [more]

Steve Spagnuolo optimistic for continued improvement from Chiefs defense

Despite not being able to do any actual coaching on the field for offseason workouts, Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo is optimistic his unit could make another major stride forward this season. According to Nate Taylor of TheAthletic.com, Spagnuolo said that the information they learned last year during his first year with the [more]

Eric Bieniemy sees “some special traits” in Clyde Edwards-Helaire

Damien Williams will go to training camp as the Chiefs’ starting running back. He likely starts the season as the lead back, too. Williams earned that with what he did last season. But the Chiefs didn’t use a first-round choice on LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire to have him sit and watch. He will play, [more]

Eric Bieniemy happy NFL opening “different doors for many different people”

While the NFL stopped short of improved draft position for minority hirings, it did expand the Rooney Rule on Tuesday. Teams no longer can block assistants from interviewing for coordinator jobs or front office personnel from interviewing for assistant General Manager jobs. The NFL also now will require at least two external minority candidates for [more]

Chiefs release Martrell Spaight from reserve/retired

The Chiefs took care of some paperwork Monday, releasing a player who hasn’t played since 2018. Per the league’s transaction wire, the Chiefs released linebacker Martrell Spaight from the reserve/retired list. He had signed with them in January 2019, but was placed on reserve/retired last May. The former fifth-round pick from Arkansas played 37 career [more]

Patrick Mahomes the betting favorite to lead NFL in passing yards

The Vegas odds say Patrick Mahomes is showing no signs of slowing down. Mahomes, the Chiefs quarterback and reigning Super Bowl MVP, is the betting favorite to lead the NFL in passing yards in 2020. At Caesars Sportsbook, Mahomes’ odds are listed at +350. Leading the league in passing yards is one accomplishment Mahomes does [more]

Tyreek Hill: I feel like this will be a crazy year for me

Tyreek Hill showed how well he can run a route late in Super Bowl LIV when he shook the 49ers defense for a 44-yard catch on a play called 2-3 Jet Chip Wasp. Hill’s catch set up a Travis Kelce touchdown that cut the 49ers lead to three points and the Chiefs would finish off [more]

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