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Steve Spagnuolo still working on how Dee Ford fits into defense

The Chiefs haven’t made anything official in regard to Dee Ford‘s contract for 2019, but there’s been no sign they are willing to let the pass rusher leave in free agency. Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo’s meeting with reporters on Wednesday did nothing to change that. Spagnuolo said he isn’t getting “hung up on scheme” when [more]

Steve Spagnuolo: “Challenging and rewarding” to spend a year away from football

Steve Spagnuolo was let go as the interim head coach of the Giants after the 2017 season and was out of football altogether for the first time in nearly 40 years during the 2018 season. During his first press conference since returning to the NFL, Spagnuolo was asked about how he spent the year away [more]

Patrick Mahomes glad to see Kareem Hunt with second chance

Patrick Mahomes called Kareem Hunt a teammate for a year and a half. They shared the backfield for 11 games this season before Hunt went on the Commissioner Exempt list. The Chiefs cut Hunt on Dec. 2, and Hunt signed with the Browns on Feb. 12. “It’s something where he gets another opportunity,” Mahomes said [more]

Report: Chiefs plan to use franchise tag on Dee Ford

The Chiefs are expected to apply the franchise tag to outside linebacker Dee Ford, Brooke Pryor of the Kansas City Star reports. The window to tag players opened Tuesday and closes March 5. The Chiefs will ensure Ford remains in Kansas City, which was expected given Chiefs General Manager Brett Veach’s comment earlier this month [more]

Which non-quarterbacks are worth a pair of first-round picks?

The non-exclusive franchise tag invites a team to try to pilfer the player for a pair of first-round picks. While that rarely happens, there are plenty of players who would justify the investment. There are so many that, for Tuesday’s PFT Live draft, we set aside all quarterbacks. And, as you’ll see and hear, that [more]

PFT’s Free Agent Top 100

The following are PFT’s top 100 free agents for the start of the 2019 league year. The rankings include prospective unrestricted and restricted free agents, as well as released players. The list will be updated as events warrant, with signings, tags and re-signings denoted when announced and/or reported. 1. Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence. 2. [more]

Chiefs sign Justin Senior

The Chiefs have added an offensive lineman to their offseason roster. Justin Senior announced on Instagram that he has signed a contract with the Chiefs. There has yet to be an announcement from the team about the deal. Senior went to Mississippi State entered the NFL as a sixth-round pick of the Seahawks in 2017. [more]

Al Michaels visits #PFTPM

Thursday’s #PFTPM has a very special guest. It’s a return visit from Al Michaels, legendary play-by-play specialist and one of our absolute favorites. Al offered — and I gladly accepted — 45 minutes of his time. The end result can be found. So click the button and enjoy, at least the parts when Al is [more]

Chiefs owner Clark Hunt to head NFL financial committee

Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt has been named as the head of the NFL’s financial committee. According to the Associated Press, Hunt was appointed to the post to replace Bob McNair, the late owner of the Houston Texans. Hunt moves to the financial committee role after heading the league’s international committee. Arthur Blank (Atlanta [more]

Kareem Hunt’s suspension will cost $62,941 per game

The duration of Kareem Hunt’s inevitable suspension isn’t known. The cost of it is. Based on the details of Hunt’s one-year contract, as reported by Field Yates of ESPN.com, Hunt will lose $37,941 in base salary for each game of his suspension, along with a $25,000 per-game roster bonus. That’s a total cost of $62,941 [more]

Chiefs DBs coach Emmitt Thomas announces retirement

Chiefs defensive backs coach Emmitt Thomas is retiring, the team announced Tuesday. Thomas, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, played in the NFL for 13 seasons and coached for 38. He spent 22 years with the Chiefs — nine as a coach and 13 as a player. “I have been blessed and [more]

Matt House will be heading to the Chiefs, after all

The on-again, off-again pursuit of Matt House by the Chiefs is back on. For now. Via multiple reports, the UK defensive coordinator will be leaving Lexington to become Kansas City’s linebackers coach. The report comes after House was slated to leave, and then after Kentucky decided not to follow through on a buyout arrangement. House, [more]

Kareem Hunt deal gives Browns no financial risk

If the Browns had claimed running back Kareem Hunt on waivers in November, they would have paid him to not play for the last month of the 2018 season. By signing Hunt now, the Browns likely will be paying Hunt nothing — until he’s cleared to play. While Hunt is on the Commissioner Exempt list, [more]

Bob Quinn: Lions considered Kareem Hunt, but decided they “want good people”

Before the Browns signed running back Kareem Hunt, plenty of teams considered adding him. The Lions were one of those teams, and they ultimately decided not to pursue Hunt. “We evaluate every player on the field and off the field and in this case, we talked about internally,” G.M. Bob Quinn said at a forum [more]

Browns did not talk to woman in video during “extensive research” on Hunt

Browns General Manager John Dorsey defended the team’s signing of running back Kareem Hunt in a Monday afternoon press conference. Dorsey said the team did a thorough investigation of Hunt, which included talking to domestic violence support organizations in Kansas City. That did not include talking to the woman in the video whom Hunt shoved [more]

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