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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]

Kareem Hunt “extremely grateful” for opportunity to earn Browns’ trust

Running back Kareem Hunt signed a one-year deal with the Browns on Monday to open a path back to the field after being released by the Chiefs last year. Hunt was released after video of him shoving and kicking a woman was released and he landed on the Commissioner Exempt list as a result of [more]

Browns sign Kareem Hunt

At a time when the Bears seemed to be flirting with the possibility of adding running back Kareem Hunt, another team has beaten them to it. The Cleveland Browns have announced that Hunt has been signed to a contract. Drafted by the Chiefs when John Dorsey served as the team’s G.M., the man who has [more]

Falcons hire Bob Sutton as senior assistant

Falcons coach Dan Quinn cleared out all his coordinators this offseason, and will call his own defense. But he added some experience to his staff Monday. The team announced the addition of former Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton as a senior assistant. According to the team’s release, he will assist Quinn with “in-game strategy, clock [more]

Matt House not going to Chiefs after all

Matt House was supposed to be the next linebackers coach for the Chiefs. He won’t be. The University of Kentucky confirmed Saturday that House will remain defensive coordinator at the school. The Wildcats had the nation’s sixth best scoring defense last season, and Josh Allen is projected as a high first-round choice in the 2019 [more]

Patriots lose defensive line coach to Kansas City

The Chiefs fired their defensive coordinator after losing to the Patriots, and now the Chiefs will be taking a defensive coach from the Patriots. Patriots defensive line coach Brendan Daly will join the Chiefs’ staff, the Boston Globe reports. Daly has been with the Patriots since 2014. Presumably his contract expired after the Super Bowl; [more]

Report: Chiefs hiring David Merritt as secondary coach

The Chiefs are hiring David Merritt as their defensive backs coach, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Merritt has ties with new defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. The two worked together with the Giants on two different occasions. Merritt was with the Giants from 2004-17, serving as the secondary/safeties coach for his final 12 seasons there. He [more]

How will you remember the 2018 NFL season?

The 2018 NFL season has ended. The 2019 season beckons. But before turning the page on the year that was, it’s fair to consider how the league’s 99th season will be remembered. Big Cat and yours truly took up that topic during Friday’s PFT Live. Check out the video (yeah, we’re trying to get paid) [more]

Chiefs expected to add Matt House as linebackers coach

New Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo is bringing along one of his trusted assistants. The Chiefs are expected to hire Matt House as their linebackers coach, Field Yates of ESPN reports. House was a Rams assistant for all three of the seasons that Spagnuolo spent as the Rams’ head coach. House will be leaving his [more]

Chiefs have plenty of contract concerns, now and in the future

Chiefs General Manager has some pressing contractual issues, but he also has the luxury of future ones as well. In addition to talk about the likelihood of bringing back pass-rusher Dee Ford, there are other issues lingering in the coming months for Veach. Wide receiver Tyreek Hill and defensive end Chris Jones just finished their [more]

Most contracts contain language voiding guarantees for basketball injuries

The NFL’s Standard Player Contract does not specifically prevent a player from playing basketball in his spare time, including but not limited to the offseason. However, most if not all contracts containing guaranteed payments include language voiding future guarantees if the player suffers while playing basketball an injury that prevents him from practicing or playing [more]

Brett Veach “excited” about bringing Dee Ford back

After the Chiefs’ season came to an end in the AFC Championship Game, Dee Ford said he has no problem with the team using the franchise tag to keep him in the fold in 2019. The Chiefs have not made any announcements about their plans on that front, but it certainly sounds like there are [more]

Can an NFL team tell a player not to play basketball?

The Chiefs have lowered the boom on Patrick Mahomes‘ basketball jones. Do they, or any team, have the right to do it? “Haha yeah that’s gonna work,” 49ers cornerback and NFLPA executive committee member Richard Sherman said on Twitter. “If they don’t want him hooping then put it in the contract. It’s not there so [more]

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