Shane Ray defended his decision, saying "For everyone that is salty because I take pride in the city that made me who I am today, you weren’t with me then and I won’t bother me if your not there now."
Daniel, who just signed a three-year, $21 million deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, played only 13 snaps behind Alex Smith. Daniel has started two games in his seven-year career.
To reinforce Hill's decision, Lewis set up a meeting with Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid and trainer Rick Burkholder. Lewis knew both from his days with the Eagles, and BYU just happened to be playing a November game against Missouri at Arrowhead Stadium. "I wanted to put Taysom's mind at ease," Lewis said. "The message was, ‘You still have everything in front of you. This doesn't finish anything.'"
He’d be best in an offense that spreads the ball around, uses lots of three- and four-receiver sets and is willing to dial up a gadget play or two to get the ball in Miller’s hands each week. Teams such as the New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings, Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys, Carolina Panthers and Pittsburgh Steelers make a lot of sense for Miller.
The spleen, a lymphatic organ located in the upper-left portion of the abdomen, filters blood and plays a major role in the immune system. It's protected by the ribs, but the consequences can be dire when it absorbs a significant blow. Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith lacerated his spleen in December 2014, missed the regular-season finale and spent the offseason in recovery mode. In September, an autopsy determined that Evan Murray, a 17-year-old quarterback at Warren Hills Regional High School in New Jersey, had died of massive internal bleeding following a spleen-related injury.
Hayward's three-year contract with the Chargers was worth slightly more than $15 million, and included $6.8 million in guarantees. According to sources, Hayward also was negotiating with the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs. Due in part to the three-team competition, Hayward was able to secure an impressive contract to serve as the Chargers' nickel back.
Arizona head coach Bruce Arians sees Branch as a player that can play anywhere in his secondary. "He can play free safety, strong safety, " Arians said via espn.com. "He can play nickel [cornerback]. He does a great job playing man-to-man, and that’s something we need out of our safeties."
"It’s good to see people call us and not always have to beg," McKenzie said with a wide smile Saturday night at the club’s annual Commitment to Excellence award dinner at the Airport Hilton. "I think people can see what we’re doing. I think our players, they’re showing on the field, and players talk to each other. We had a handful of guys play in the Pro Bowl. It’s a strong fraternity within the NFL. Guys interact."
Unless injuries force the Chiefs into some lineup changes in the offseason or during camp, the Chiefs have the ability this year to pick the best five early and let them work together. Maybe the result will be a quicker start than the Chiefs got off to last season.