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Chiefs release tight end Sean McGrath, who wants to return to NFL | The Kansas City Star

"Sean is planning to come back and play football," Owens said. "We notified the Chiefs of this, and they decided to move on."

Ross Travis, Richard Ross looking into NFL possibilities | CollegeBasketballTalk

Professional football franchises looking to college basketball for diamonds in the rough is something that’s occurred with greater frequency in recent years. Last year Erik Swoope, who played college basketball at Miami, spent the entire season in the Indianapolis Colts’ practice squad and former Milwaukee basketball player Demetrius Harris saw action in three games for the Kansas City Chiefs. With the 2015 NFL Draft nearly two weeks away, two athletes who completed their college basketball careers last month have landed on the NFL radar.

A Philip Rivers trade would alter balance in AFC West | ESPN

But if the Chargers trade Rivers, as speculation persists they will, then it isn’t out of the question that Smith in 2015 is the best QB in the division and, more importantly, that his team is also the best of the bunch.

Sean Smith's DUI plea has created a gigantic headache for the Kansas City Chiefs | FOX Sports

When Smith isn't playing at the opening of the regular season, your starting cornerbacks, at the moment, are shaping up to be Gaines and Jamell Fleming (+2.0 PFF grade last fall in 259 snaps). Fleming was actually fairly salty along one boundary (+1.7 grade in pass coverage), and one of general manager John Dorsey's savvier street signings. But the four most likely corner options after Smith are Fleming, Gaines, Marcus Cooper -- who saw his snap counts cut by more than half over the 722 he had logged in 2013 -- and safety/all-purpose cover man Ron Parker as a swing candidate.

The NFL Player Engagement Blog: Josh Martin

Today we had a chance to visit three great companies: Facebook, Google, and Luxe. At first glance they may not seem similar, but they all shared a nearly palpable culture oozing with creativity and passion. All of the companies welcomed us with open arms and were extremely helpful in providing relevant information on recent developments in the tech start-up world.

2015 NFL Mock Draft: With The Eighteenth Pick, The Kansas City Chiefs Select... | Battle Red Blog

We see time and time again that at tackle, it doesn't matter how bad your technique is if you have the plus athleticism to play on the edge. Lance Zierlein has tweeted that Ogbuehi isn't getting out of the first round despite an ACL injury and a poor season by his standards in 2014. While I think preferring Jake Fisher of Oregon to Ogbuehi is my natural lean, I expect Ogbuehi to actually be selected ahead of him.

NFL Mock Draft 2015: Kansas City Chiefs Select Dorial Green-Beckham | Canal Street Chronicles

As I look at the Kansas City's roster, I see a solid team. They have a good defense, a new number 1 wide receiver, an elite running back (even a good backup rb), good OL (although they need to address Center), and an emerging tight end (in my opinion) in Travis Kelce. I can't keep myself from believing that if the Chiefs can get a good enough receiving core then Captain Checkdown will eventually look up to find one of them.  Green-Beckham is a first round talent that can become a red zone threat to a team whose wide receivers literally caught ZERO touchdowns last year.

2015 NFL mock draft: Clive Walford to Kansas City Chiefs at No. 49 | SB Nation

They spent big money to bring in Jeremy Maclin from Philadelphia to head up their receiving corps, but instead of adding another wideout here in our 2015 NFL mock draft, Joel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride is going a different direction to add another weapon to Alex Smith's arsenal.