Five Things to Know About Running Back De'Anthony Thomas from The Mothership
Thomas doesn't do walk-throughs
The day before a game, like most teams in the league, the Chiefs run a game-plan walk-through. But according to an article in the Oregonian written last season, Chiefs tight end
Richard Gordonsaid Thomas simply can't do them.
"He can't do walk-throughs," Gordon said about Thomas. "He can't walk-through, everything is run. Everything. No walk-through. ... He'll run the route every time. I don't think he can slow down."
Travis Kelce Named Among NFL's Top Fantasy Point-Per-Touch Tight Ends from The Mothership
NFL.com's senior fantasy analyst Michael Fabiano listed the top ten fantasy point-per-touch tight ends in the league for 2015, and Chiefs tight end
Travis Kelceis ranked sixth...
From time to time I get questions about how the Denver Broncos can have Peyton Manning's fat contract, sign big-dollar free agents such as DeMarcus Ware, Aqib Talib, T.J. Ward and Emmanuel Sanders and still be in much better shape with regard to the salary cap than the Kansas City Chiefs.
The answer is simple. The Broncos manage their cap better than the Chiefs do theirs.
According to ESPN Stats and Information, the Broncos have about $14.3 million in available salary-cap space while the Chiefs have about $2.9 million open.
As Chiefs president, Donovan has renewed focus on the Chiefs fan experience and expanded the team's media presence. Under his leadership, the team has become a league leader in fan engagement, and in a 2014 Nielsen Scarborough survey, Chiefs fans tied for the fifth-best fan base. Donovan recently was selected as one of eight representatives leaguewide to serve on the Fan Experience Working Group.
A Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, native, Donovan graduated from Brown University with degrees in political science and organizational behavior/management. He played quarterback on the Brown football team and, after graduating, signed with the New York Giants as a free agent.
Even though the Chiefs have Fisher, the first pick in the 2013 draft, and traded this month with the New Orleans Saints for a two-time former Pro Bowler in Grubbs, the Chiefs are still among the bottom spenders in the league at these positions. They've declined to pay their own free agents what other teams will.
Chiefs are 29th in NFL in TE spending from ESPN
Because of Kelce's bargain contract, the Chiefs are getting a lot here for little money. He was sixth in the NFL among tight ends last season in catches (67) and had more yards per catch (12.9) than all but one of those ahead of him.
Coxson and Tye lead Stony Brook football performances on Pro Day from The Stony Brook Statesman
The New York Jets, New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos are the teams that will be holding workouts with Tye as of now, and he already worked out with the San Diego Chargers, according to DuWayne Upton, Tye's agent.
In CBS Sports' NFL Draft Prospects rankings, Tye is the No. 24 tight end in the upcoming draft, and No. 460 player overall, which will likely move in a positive direction after Wednesday's performance.
Chiefs Can Lean on Wide Receiver Depth of 2015 Draft Class from ProFootballSpot
Like the 2014 draft (five first-round wide receivers), there could be a big group of receivers selected prior to the Chiefs second round pick at #49. The top of the second round could see a run at the position that could include Jaelen Strong, Devin Smith, Nelson Agholor, Sammie Coates and Devin Funchess. The 4.27 forty time could be enough to see Breshad Perriman work his way into the top half of the second despite his drop rate. On a side note, one player I question is [DorialGreen-Beckham]. Talent is undeniable, but there are reports that some teams have dropped him down, if not off, their boards. I would not expect Dorsey to take a risk on Green-Beckham.
Mock draft: Bills ready to call an audible from The Buffalo News
18. Kansas City Chiefs. Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State. Yes, it's bad to draft for need, but when you have a team that didn't get a touchdown catch from a wide receiver, that team should add a wide receiver in the first round.
ROY PATRICK FROM LAKE CHARLES, LA:
In a previous Asked and Answered, you mentioned the positive aspects of playing a game in London. Of course, it was especially nice when the other team gives up the home game. How do you think the organization is going to take on the PR problems that will arise when the Steelers are asked to give up the home game? I have a friend who is a Kansas City Chief fan. He just learned the Chiefs are being asked to give up a home game this year. The fan base there is livid.
What I do know about the Steelers' situation is that their Heinz Field lease includes a clause requiring the team to play 10 games at the facility each season. That number comes from the normal total of preseason (two) plus regular season games (eight), because playoff games at home cannot ever be assumed. I don't believe the NFL can require the Steelers to break their lease, so until something changes at the league level or at the legal level here in Pittsburgh, I don't see how the Steelers will be able to give up a home game to play in London.
The NFL is insulting its fans while endangering its players from SB Nation
Everyone's favorite gunslinger, Brett Favre, who was hailed throughout his entire career for playing through injuries puts the total number of concussions that he's suffered at "a lot." In Favre's own words, "I don't remember my daughter playing soccer, youth soccer, one summer. I don't remember that." Not unlike when he suffered a concussion against the New York Giants in 2004, before re-entering into the game and throwing a touchdown to Javon Walker. A play that he reportedly didn't remember after the game.
Former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, who shot and killed his girlfriend before killing himself in 2012 at the age of 25, had tau proteins in parts of his brain consistent with players with CTE.
So when Maroon appears on the NFL network saying that damage is over-exaggerated, it's insulting to the intelligence of the public and the lives of the sufferers. Dementia, depression, amnesia and death are not exaggerations. Junior Seau shooting himself in the heart to escape the constant head pain is not an exaggeration. The erosion of the human brain is nothing to be flippant about.
Why the Open Letter to Adrian Peterson? from SportsBlog
Also, after an eventful rookie season where I was injured in my very first training camp and missed all but one week, then was cut 3 times (by Green Bay twice and Cleveland once) on my way to becoming a Kansas City Chief, I received my introduction to the business of the NFL very early. I flashed during that season, and was impressive enough for the Chiefs to feel secure not making any significant signings of safeties in free-agency the next off-season, even with the starter in front of me injured and the other starter lost to free-agency. As a result I had the OTA's and training camp as my show case. Fortunately I took full advantage of the opportunity, and not only earned a spot on the field with one of the NFL's best defenses at the time, but also a seat at the renegotiating table just prior to the start of the season.
Unfortunately, my time spent as a "high priority" player was short-lived. In the middle of negotiations of what would have been by far the most lucrative contract of my career, I blew out my left knee on the very first play of the 1994 season against the New Orleans Saints. Needless to say, negotiations ceased, and I played on veteran minimum contracts for the remainder of my journeyman career.