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Tyreek Hill meets with the NFL today

The NFL’s investigation of Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill continues, with the NFL finally speaking directly to Hill. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Hill currently is meeting in Kansas City with NFL Special Counsel for Investigations Lisa Friel as part of the league’s review of multiple potential violations of the Personal Conduct Policy [more]

Former Browns linebacker Vince Costello dies at 86

Vince Costello, a linebacker who spent 10 seasons with the Browns, died over the weekend. He was 86. Costello joined the Browns in 1957 at the age 25. He played for the Browns’ last championship team in 1964, and he finished his career with the Giants. After his playing career ended, Costello coached linebackers from [more]

Kansas City radio host taken off air for comments about Andy Reid’s son

A Kansas City sports radio host has been taken off the air for comments about Chiefs coach Andy Reid lacking discipline, citing Reid’s son, who died of a drug overdose. “We are aware of the controversial comments made by Kevin Kietzman during yesterday’s broadcast of Between the Lines,” Sports Radio WHB said in a statement. [more]

Eric Bieniemy hopes “input” in Chiefs offense helps him in future

There aren’t many offenses in the NFL teams would more like to copy than the Chiefs’. So even though he doesn’t call all the plays — head coach Andy Reid handles that — Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy said he’s still an integral part of what they do, which should qualify him for future head-coaching [more]

NFL planned meeting with Tyreek Hill raises more questions than it answers

The NFL plans to meet with Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill, reportedly on Wednesday. So what does it all mean? The news raises more questions than it answers, given that the league previously has suggested that it is deferring to the still-pending proceeding that resulted in Hill’s three-year-old son being removed from the custody of Hill [more]

Report: Tyreek Hill meeting with NFL investigators this week

Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill is scheduled to meet with NFL investigators this week in Kansas City, Terez Paylor of reports. The local district attorney recently stated that Hill isn’t the subject of an active criminal investigation, allowing the NFL to move ahead in its independent investigation. Hill remains suspended from all team activities, and [more]

Cowboys, Patriots, Eagles fans rank as best in NFL, according to one study

Emory University Goizueta School of Business professor Mike Lewis sought to use statistical analysis to determine the NFL’s “best” fans. The study used the hard-core, religiously devoted fan as well as the casual fan, so those at the top of the list have more of the latter and those at the bottom of the list [more]

More reason to think replay review of pass interference will be a mess

The recent effort by NFL senior V.P. of officiating Al Riveron to explain the new pass interference replay review to members of NFL Media continues to generate new reasons to be concerned that the league’s effort to avoid another Rams-Saints debacle will lead to more, not less, controversy. Last week, Mike Giardi of NFL Media [more]

Blandino: Creating a rule for one play leads to bad rules

The NFL’s effort to prevent a repeat of the Rams-Saints debacle has created a rule change that will sweep far more broadly than the Rams-Saints situation. And that won’t be good for business. “In my experience, I never thought creating a rule for one play — even as obvious as that play was — you [more]

Revised pass interference rules still could end up being a mess

The NFL’s effort to prevent a repeat of the Rams-Saints uncalled pass interference fiasco has resulted in a long journey for Milan to Minsk that, at last check, seemed encouraging. To summarize, automatic replay review will be initiated for pass interference only when the replay official spots, while looking at the play in real time [more]

Mahomes is favored to lead the league in passing yardage

Although Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes won the NFL’s MVP award for 2018, he didn’t lead the league in passing yardage. In 2019, he’s projected to make it happen. Caesers Entertainment has installed Mahomes as a 7/2 favorite to throw for more passing yardage than any other quarterback, even though Caesers has taken receiver Tyreek Hill [more]

Travis Kelce: It ripped our hearts out to lose Kareem Hunt

Kareem Hunt and Travis Kelce both grew up in the Cleveland area. They were teammates in Kansas City for 27 games and have remained in touch since the Chiefs waived the running back last season. Kelce will miss Hunt. He also will root for Hunt. And Kelce expects Hunt to be the same player he [more]

Patrick Mahomes’ summer assignment: Improving footwork

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes isn’t letting his Most Valuable Player trophy go to his head. Mahomes thinks he has plenty to work on before training camp, and he told Dianna Russini of ESPN that he’ll spend his summer between minicamp and training camp focused on footwork. “My footwork,” Mahomes said. “I make a lot of [more]

Carlos Hyde: Chiefs offense is like a dream come true for me

Carlos Hyde is slated to serve as the backup to Damien Williams in the Chiefs backfield, but he’s not unhappy about that arrangement. Hyde signed with the Chiefs after being released by the Jaguars and has spent the offseason learning his role with his new team. That’s involved a lot of work as a pass [more]

Andy Reid’s advice to Chiefs: No crutches, and “small ears”

With most of the league wrapping up their spring work Thursday, players were sent out into the world for the next six or seven weeks. And Chiefs coach Andy Reid sent his out with a simple set of instructions. Via Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star, Reid’s message to his players was clear. “Don’t [more]

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