NFL's Franchise Tag Window Closes Monday from The Mothership
Only one player per team per season can receive a franchise designation.
Those designations are broken down into three separate possibilities: exclusive, non-exclusive and transition.
Once signed, the exclusive tag means the player will receive an average of the top five salaries at the player's current position or 120 percent of the player's current salary-whichever is higher.
That player cannot negotiate with other teams under this exclusive designation.
For all of three of these designations, the salary is guaranteed once the player has signed his tender and can only be voided if the player fails to establish or maintain excellent physical condition, per the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Catching up with Chiefs Assistant Director of Pro Personnel, Mike Borgonzi from The Mothership
The construction of an NFL roster isn't the work of just one person, although general managers are usually the ones you'll see out front and center.
In reality, it's the collaboration of efforts from a group of people working largely behind the scenes.
We're talking about the personnel staff, which is made up of scouts and evaluators whose names might not yet be known to much of the public, but whose footprints are all over the roster.
One of those people behind the scenes for the Chiefs is Mike Borgonzi, the assistant director of pro personnel, who briefly explained the role of their department.
Hunt declined to specifically answer any questions about the team's plans regarding Houston or outside linebacker Tamba Hali, who has publicly offered to restructure his deal to remain a Chief, preferring to defer those questions to Dorsey and coach Andy Reid.
"Certainly, as a fan of the team, I have my feelings, just like any fan does," Hunt said. "The one difference between me and the typical fan is I get to talk to Andy and John a lot. I try to be careful and make sure that my thoughts don't influence their decisions because I really want the product on the field to be theirs. So I do leave it to them, but I do enjoy getting the opportunity to visit with them about it."
18. Kansas City Chiefs - Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State: Andy Reid is notoriously hesitant to select receivers in the first round but given Kansas City's struggles in the passing game, he may not be able to ignore a second consecutive strong class at the position. Strong is aptly named, showing the physicality and body control to make acrobatic catches and he showed off his explosiveness with stellar marks in the 40-yard dash (4.44) and vertical jump (42") at the Combine. He also comes with high marks for his work ethic and dependability.
Todd Herremans isn't retiring from ProFootballTalk
A fourth-round pick in 2005 from Saginaw Valley State, Herremans has been a full-time starter since his second NFL season. With the man who drafted Herremans a decade ago needing an upgrade at offensive line in Kansas City, it makes sense for Herremans to reunite with Chiefs coach Andy Reid.
18. Kansas City Chiefs -- Central Florida WR Breshad Perriman: It's no secret the Chiefs need help outside on offense. Perriman is a hot name in NFL circles and could be the new No. 1 for Alex Smith.
Detroit Lions going to camp for fans from Crain's Detroit Business
Nationally, about a dozen Major League Baseball teams offer such camps, some run in-house and some via licensed companies. There are hockey and basketball camps, too, and all of the camps are largely perks rather than significant sources of revenue for teams.
The Lions appear to be one of only a few NFL teams offering a camp. The Kansas City Chiefs do a $2,000-per-person camp at the team's Arrowhead Stadium, and the Pittsburgh Steelers have had a camp ($729 per person) for more than a decade at their training camp site, Saint Vincent College.
According to the Kansas City Star, Thomas said he's worked this offseason on becoming more of a complete receiver.
"Yes, I have the ability to run the whole [route] tree," Thomas said. "That's what I've been working on this offseason. I'm running all those routes in the sand [during beach workouts]. And once the time comes to come on the grass, I feel like it's going to be a lot easier because I've prepared myself."