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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs news 7/14

One day to the Eric Berry deadline...

Kansas City Chiefs, franchise-tagged safety Eric Berry not expected to reach long-term deal by Friday deadline | ESPN

Barring unexpected developments, the Kansas City Chiefs and franchise-tagged safety Eric Berry are not expected to reach a long-term deal before Friday's deadline, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Chiefs safety Eric Berry accepts ESPY award for 'all the fighters out there' | The Kansas City Star

Eric Berry received yet another award Wednesday — the 2016 ESPY for Best Comeback Player — and the star safety once again showed why he's regarded as one of the Chiefs' best vocal leaders.

Berry overcame a December 2014 diagnosis of Hodgkin lymphoma to make the Pro Bowl and to be named an All-Pro last season. He stood on the stage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and began by thanking God and his parents, in particular, for supporting him during his journey back from cancer.

Forbes: Chiefs are 43rd most valuable sports franchise | The Kansas City Star

The Chiefs checked in at No. 43 with a valuation at $1.53 billion, according to Forbes, which said that was an increase of 39 percent over a year ago.

Is there any doubt the NFL is king? The list includes 27 NFL teams, and the Cowboys are the first to reach the $4 billion valuation.

What happens when NFL greats leave the franchises that made them famous? | The Ringer

For instance: the Tony Gonzalez trade in 2009. Gonzalez was a guaranteed Hall of Famer when the Falcons called Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli and offered him a second-round pick in exchange for the most accomplished pass-catching tight end ever. Kansas City had gone 2-€”14 in 2008, and the decision to deal Gonzalez — who had somehow managed 96 catches, 1,058 yards, and 10 touchdowns that season while playing with the Tyler Thigpen-€”Brodie Croyle-€”Damon Huard Axis of Quarterback Misery — meant giving an all-time great one final chance to contend.

McQuaid's Parker Ready for Year 2 with Chiefs | WHAM

Brian Parker did not take an easy route to the NFL. He wasn't highly recruited by the big time college programs when he graduated from McQuaid. But UAlbany gave him a shot and he made the most of it. After graduation he signed as an undrafted free agent with the Chargers. This past season he was picked up by Kansas City and helped the Chiefs roll into the playoffs. Jenna Cottrell caught up with Parker as he prepared to go back to the Chiefs and keep the job he earned.

Missouri AD Mack Rhoades is leaving to take same job at Baylor | Gridiron now

Former Tigers wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, now with the Kansas City Chiefs, shared his displeasure with the job done by Rhoades.

Pre-Camp Reads: Looking at QB Alex Smith |

Smith’s passer rating of 92.5 during his years with Kansas City is 8 points higher than his passer rating during the course of his entire career from 2005-2015 (84.5). Smith also reached career highs on the ground in both rush attempts (84) and yards rushing (498) in 2015.

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