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Brandon Bolden changes to No. 25, to honor his grandfather, Frank Pitts

Patriots running back Brandon Bolden, who has racked up two Super Bowl rings during his time in New England, has a family member who previously won one of them. When Bolden returns to the NFL in 2021 after opting out in 2020, he’ll be honoring that family member. Bolden’s grandfather, Frank Pitts, spent 11 years [more]

Travis Kelce hesitated to get the vaccine, now encourages everyone to get it

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce initially wasn’t sure he would get the COVID-19 vaccine. But he decided to get fully vaccinated so that he could feel safe around his family, and the experience went so well that he’s now encouraging everyone to get on board. “I love being around family, [so] it was just kind [more]

Patrick Mahomes doesn’t want to play without Tyrann Mathieu as a teammate

Patrick Mahomes is under contract to the Chiefs through the 2031 season. He’d like to see Tyrann Mathieu play for the Chiefs that long as well. After Mathieu said this week that he never wants to play for another team, Mahomes said he wants Mathieu to be in Kansas City as long as Mahomes himself [more]

Clyde Edwards-Helaire: I’ve been working on my hands and catching this offseason

Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire had a productive rookie season, recording 1,100 yards from scrimmage and five total touchdowns in 13 games. He rushed for 830 yards and caught 36 passes for 297 yards. But given the explosive nature of Kansas City’s offense, Edwards-Helaire wants to be a better receiver in 2021. “[I’ve been] working on [more]

Chiefs cut Martinas Rankin

The Chiefs rebuilt their offensive line this offseason, and now they are moving on from yet another of their linemen from last season. The team waived Martinas Rankin from its 90-player offseason roster Thursday. Receiver Darrius Shepherd took Rankin’s roster spot. Rankin, 26, played seven games with six starts for the Chiefs the past two [more]

Bears agree to terms with Mike Pennel on a one-year deal

The Bears have agreed to terms with free agent defensive tackle Mike Pennel on a one-year deal, his agent, Andy Simms, announced. Pennel served a two-game suspension to open the 2020 season but played the other 14 with the Chiefs. He made 29 tackles. Pennel, 30, entered the league as an undrafted free agent out [more]

Report: Chiefs are signing Darrius Shepherd

The Chiefs are planning to sign receiver Darrius Shepherd to the 90-player roster, Nate Taylor of TheAthletic.com reports. Shepherd tried out with the Chiefs during their minicamp. Shepherd is a Kansas City native who played high school football in Blue Springs before attending North Dakota State. He went undrafted in 2019, signing with the Packers [more]

Patrick Mahomes on his toe: I don’t see any problems moving forward

Patrick Mahomes had to undergo surgery to repair ligaments in the big toe of his left foot at the beginning of the offseason. While the initial thought was that he would be limited for the offseason program, that didn’t turn out to be the case. Now at the end of minicamp, Mahomes feels good about [more]

Tyrann Mathieu: I can’t see myself wearing any other uniform

At different points this offseason, safety Tyrann Mathieu has swung optimism and pessimism on his future with the Chiefs. Back in May, Mathieu tweeted then deleted that he would “probably not” sign another contract with Kansas City. He later said not to put too much stock into the social post, noting any negotiation process can [more]

Andy Reid: I enjoyed my time with Le’Veon Bell, wish him the best

Anyone who thought Chiefs head coach Andy Reid would return fire against Le'Veon Bell will be disappointed. Bell recently said that he’d retire rather than play for Reid again and followed that up to say that he has a “personal problem with dude because of what he said to me” when Bell played for the [more]

Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes share Madden 22 cover

Goats usually don’t like to share centerstage. This year, the best ever and potentially the next best ever will share the cover of the Madden game. EA Sports has announced that Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes will do the honors again this year. Brady had the cover to himself in 2018, and Mahomes had it [more]

Tyreek Hill: I feel like we’re going to be all right after Sammy Watkins’ departure

Receiver Tyreek Hill and tight end Travis Kelce are unquestionably Patrick Mahomes‘ top two pass-catching options in Kansas City. But behind them, there’s a bit of a void heading into 2021. Sammy Watkins served as the team’s No. 2 receiver for the last three years. But he also missed significant playing time due to injury, [more]

Time is on Larry Fitzgerald’s side

Future Hall of Fame receiver Larry Fitzgerald is taking his time to plan his next move. And time is on his side. Fitzgerald, a savvy veteran who has spent his entire career in Arizona, hasn’t retired. Based on Arizona’s moves, however, the Cardinals seem to have moved on. Fitzgerald officially hasn’t. It’s smart for him [more]

Chris Jones on playing defensive end: Thank God it finally happened for me

The Chiefs’ plan to use Chris Jones as an edge rusher seems a long time coming. He entered the NFL as a defensive end, and after the Chiefs hired Steve Spagnuolo as defensive coordinator in the 2019 offseason, speculation began about the team possibly expanding Jones’ role. They now have, with Spagnuolo confirming the Chiefs [more]

Herm Edwards under investigation for NCAA violations at Arizona State

Former Jets and Chiefs head coach Herm Edwards is in hot water at his current job, as head coach at Arizona State, over alleged violations of NCAA rules. Arizona State has confirmed publicly that the NCAA is investigating its football program. That confirmation came after reports that Edwards and others within the Arizona State program [more]

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