2016 NFL Draft Preview: Five Intriguing Quarterbacks from The Mothership
The Kansas City Chiefs currently have three quarterbacks on their roster in
Alex Smith, Tyler Brayand Aaron Murray, and because of what general manager John Dorsey said back at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, they could be in the market for another one in the upcoming NFL Draft.
"[Coach Andy Reid] historically has always had four quarterbacks going into training camp," Dorsey explained. "I can foresee us going into training camp with four quarterbacks.
"Now we'll see who those four are."
When Dorsey said this, Chase Daniel, who had backed up starter Alex Smith over the past three years, hadn't yet signed with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Drafting a safety still makes sense for the Chiefs, even if it's not in the first or second round. They haven't drafted a safety since Sanders Commings in the fifth round in 2013. The Chiefs haven't had a shortage at safety because they've done a nice job of filling in with lower-cost veterans such as Branch, Abdullah and Kurt Coleman.
But those players have all been short-term rentals, though Abdullah wound up signing two contracts with the Chiefs and playing three seasons in Kansas City. The Chiefs are seemingly always in scramble mode for backup safeties because of it.
The Chiefs' new defensive line coach is Andy Reid's son, Britt from CBS Sports
For Britt Reid, the promotion comes nearly a decade after he was sentenced to jail time in 2007 on gun and drug charges.
He first joined the Chiefs in 2013, his father's first season as the team's head coach. After initially working as a quality control coach, he became an assistant defensive line coach for this past season.
By the sound of it, Britt Reid earned his recent promotion. At the beginning of this past season, Jaye Howard credited Britt Reid for his improvement. Here's what the Kansas City Star reported at the time:
Pirates honor Pitt's James Conner at opening day from The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Conner, a former ACC player of the year who missed virtually all of the 2014 season with a knee injury, was diagnosed in late November and prescribed 12 chemotherapy sessions over the course of six months. He recently completed his ninth treatment and said the results have been positive...
...Conner's final treatment at UPMC's Hillman Cancer Center is scheduled for May 9, four days after his 21st birthday. After that, the plan is to wait a few weeks and take another PET scan to measure whether or not the tumor in Conner's chest has been eliminated...
...He has gotten phone calls from Mario Lemieux and text messages from Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry, both of whom battled Hodgkin lymphoma and returned to competition in their respective sports.
2016 NFL mock draft: Shake-up among the wide receivers from SB Nation
28. Kansas City Chiefs: Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson
The Chiefs made a great addition to their secondary last year in the first round by snagging the eventual Defensive Rookie of the Year, Marcus Peters. After losing Sean Smith in free agency, the Chiefs should be able to grab a cornerback to replace the veteran at the bottom of the first round, but it'll just depend on who slides down. With Eli Apple and William Jackson going ahead of him in this mock, Alexander is the one who slides to Kansas City.
Mock Draft: There's immediate defensive help to be had when Bills pick 19th from The Buffalo News
28. Kansas City Chiefs. Jarran Reed, DL, Alabama. Reed came out of the game on obvious passing downs while playing for the Crimson Tide, but is one of the elite run defenders available this year.
German receiver Moritz Boehringer To Work Out For 7 NFL Teams from American Football International
According to NFL Draft Diamonds, at least seven NFL teams have booked the 6'4″, 225 lb physical specimen for private workouts this week. The NFL.com's College Football 24/7 has listed six of them: The Chicago Bears, Los Angeles Rams, Carolina Panthers, Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos.
Saturday brings past, present and possibly future Vols to Knoxville from SEC Country
There were several former Vols on hand, none more popular than Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry, who was recently named the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year after overcoming cancer last season â he returned to the field and was named an All-Pro Former Tennessee offensive lineman Ramon Foster, who now plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers, was also in attendance.
Levy's hunch, he wrote, is fueled by symptoms. Headaches. Memory loss. Cognitive disorders. Mood swings. The symptoms don't necessarily add up to CTE, but clearly there are issues.
Add that to the cases of CTE confirmed in the bodies of younger people - Junior Seau was 43, Tyler Sash 27 and Chris Henry 26, and there were former high school players diagnosed at 17 and 18 - the evolving research has shown that the brain disease isn't developed only in older subjects, decades after they finished their playing careers.
It's no wonder Levy calls his situation scary.
He said his fear wasn't to the point where he would walk away from football as Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah did this week, retiring after seven seasons, citing concern of long-term effects on his health. Levy accepts the risks of football.