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Training camp reporting dates for all 32 teams

The end of offseason programs around the league last week have all 32 teams looking forward to training camp and the start of the push to the regular season. All 32 teams have now announced the reporting dates for training camp. Many teams will have their rookies report ahead of their veterans and all teams [more]

Chiefs reach injury settlement with Akeem Hunt

The Chiefs waived Akeem Hunt from the physically unable to perform list Wednesday, reaching an injury settlement with the running back. Kansas City waived Hunt with a failed physical designation last month. Hunt, 25, played 15 games last season, though he had only eight carries for 23 yards and four receptions for 31 yards. He [more]

Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones trying to make noise this season

Chris Jones isn’t quiet on the field or off, but the Chiefs defensive lineman wants to become a more vocal leader in the locker room and make more noise on the field. Jones, the 37th overall pick in 2016, made 32 tackles, 6.5 sacks and an interception, defensed seven passes and forced four fumbles last [more]

Joe Bugel, Emmitt Thomas earn award for lifetime achievement as assistants

Joe Bugel and Emmitt Thomas won the 2018 Paul “Dr. Z” Zimmerman Award for lifetime achievement as assistant coaches. The Pro Football Writers of America has given the award since 2014. Bobb McKittrick, Jim McNally and Dave Toub were the other finalists. Bugel spent 27 of 32 NFL seasons as an assistant coach and is [more]

Report: Roy Miller suspended six games

The NFL has suspended free agent defensive tackle Roy Miller six games, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. The violation was undisclosed, but he was arrested on domestic battery charges in Jacksonville, Florida, in November. The Chiefs released Miller two days later, and he has remained without a job since. Miller played four seasons for [more]

Chiefs sign third-rounder, make more moves

The Chiefs handled a bunch of paperwork Thursday, as teams approach the end of offseason programs. The team announced a handful of transactions, including the signing of third-round pick Derrick Nnadi. Nnadi, a nose tackle from Florida State, was the last of their draft picks to sign his deal. They also announced the signings of [more]

Jay Gruden: Alex Smith has to win right away

With quarterback Kirk Cousins on his way out the door, Washington traded with the Chiefs for quarterback Alex Smith. And coach Jay Gruden knows that Smith will need to hit the ground sprinting. “He has got to get it down by the first game,” Gruden told reporters on Tuesday regarding the question of whether Smith [more]

Jamaal Charles visiting the Saints Wednesday

The Saints gave it a shot last year with an old running back who used to be good, so perhaps they’re giving it another shot. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, veteran running back Jamaal Charles is visiting the Saints Wednesday. The 31-year-old Charles was once one of the most dynamic backs in the league, [more]

Chris Conley “pretty close” to normal after torn Achilles

With Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, Kareem Hunt and Travis Kelce in the lineup, Chiefs opponents are going to have to make some tough calls about how to deploy their defenders this season. Those choices could leave less than stifling coverage on wide receiver Chris Conley, who missed most of last season after tearing his Achilles [more]

Derrick Johnson taking leadership role with Raiders

Derrick Johnson didn’t agree to terms with the Raiders until May 5, but already, the middle linebacker has taken charge. “This Raider team really respects me,” Johnson said, via Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area. “Once I say something, they kind of get it. My style isn’t too aggressive. It’s not that guy that’s [more]

Sammy Watkins embracing “mental challenge” of Chiefs offense

Wide receiver Sammy Watkins was traded from the Bills to the Rams last August and the timing meant he didn’t have much time to learn the offense in L.A. before the regular season started. Watkins posted 39 catches for 593 yards and eight touchdowns once the season did get underway, which may have been underwhelming [more]

Matt Nagy: Bears offense will “feel very similar” to Chiefs

The Bears took Matt Nagy out of his job as the Chiefs offensive coordinator in order to make him their new head coach, but they aren’t taking all of the Chiefs out of Nagy. With defensive coordinator Vic Fangio back to run things on that side of the ball, Nagy’s been spending a lot of [more]

Patrick Mahomes turned down endorsements, wants to prove it on the field first

Patrick Mahomes was the Chiefs’ first-round draft pick last year, and like most first-round draft picks he had local businesses offering him endorsement deals. But he doesn’t want to be a star in commercials before he’s a star on the field. Mahomes’ agent, Leigh Steinberg, told ESPN that the goal for Mahomes’ first year in [more]

Chiefs special teams coach says rules changes make kickoffs more like a punt

The league’s new kickoff rules will change many things for NFL teams, including what they look for in a returner. Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub, one of the best in the business, said the rules have turned the kickoff into more of a punt play. The league made the changes in hopes of fewer [more]

Chiefs re-sign wide receiver Jordan Smallwood

Two weeks ago, the Kansas City Chiefs waived wide receiver Jordan Smallwood in order to sign another receiver, East Carolina’s Davon Grayson. The Chiefs reversed course on Wednesday as they re-signed Smallwood and waived Grayson with an injury designation. Smallwood caught just 18 passes for 170 yards and one touchdown in his four seasons with [more]

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