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Arrowheadlines: Eric Berry wants to stay, Chris Ballard intrigues Colts, Pro Bowl news

Eric Berry hopes to stay in K.C., agent has spoken to Chiefs | ProFootballTalk

"I hope so," Berry said, via Adam Teicher of "I think my agent had a conversation yesterday or something. It’s early."

Safety Eric Berry wants to remain with Kansas City Chiefs | The Kansas City Star

Berry made $10.8 million as the Chiefs’ franchise player last season. If the Chiefs don’t sign him to a long-term contract and place the franchise tag on him again, he’ll cost about $13 million in 2017.

Video: Eric Berry talks next season, Pro Bowl and Sophie Schneider | The Kansas City Star

Chris Ballard is apparently the GM candidate who "most intrigues" the Colts | Stampede Blue

But the Colts, a team with a franchise quarterback already in place in Andrew Luck, will get the opportunity to talk with him. And according to the MMQB’s Albert Breer, the sense he’s getting is that Ballard is the "candidate that most intrigues" the Colts about their GM opening. Breer said the key is that Ballard is "connected, [and] would assemble a robust staff."

Mickey Loomis doesn't care if teams are upset with Saints' Senior Bowl interview process |

But, the Saints have had their scouting assistants escort players out of the hotel complex and to a car, which takes the prospects to the off-site meeting location. On Monday night, a Kansas City Chiefs staffer was seen repeatedly asking the New Orleans scouting assistants when a player would return to the hotel. Then, Pro Football Talk reported Tuesday the Saints' process was upsetting other teams because of the limited time for interviews during Senior Bowl week. "I don't care," Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said Tuesday about other teams being upset. "That's awesome."

Colts To Interview Six Candidates For General Manager Opening |

In alphabetical order, the Colts are scheduled to interview Chris Ballard (Chiefs), Scott Fitterer (Seahawks), Trent Kirchner (Seahawks), George Paton (Vikings), Jimmy Raye III (Colts) and Eliot Wolf (Packers) over the next week.

Takeo Spikes on 1050: Why aren’t the 49ers interviewing Scott Pioli? | KNBR-AM

"I tell you a name that hasn’t been floated out there," Spikes began, "and I’m a throw it out there, just because I know the history of the game. But if you look at Kyle Shanahan and you say, ‘Hey? Is he going to be the next coach?’ For me, I like Scott Pioli, the assistant general manager from the Atlanta Falcons. To me, I think you bring in awesome synergy already. Both guys should understand how each other work. It’s a proven commodity already. And so I think if it was me, or I was one of the advisors, maybe I say, ‘Let’s bring Scott Pioli out here. And let’s interview him.’ Let’s have an opportunity to see what’s his thought process and what is his theory on making San Francisco great again."

Chiefs’ Travis Kelce had never heard of the Pulse gay nightclub shootings | Outsports

Kelce: "Yeah, I don't listen to the media. A lot of it's negative stuff, especially when you're thinking of mainstream media, so I don't really turn on the news or read the newspaper. I hope everybody's all right and my prayers go out to everybody who was hurt, but I don't know much about it."

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles tells story of overcoming learning disability in new children’s book | For The Win

"When I was a boy, I had trouble reading. I found out I had a learning disability. People made fun of me. They said I would never go anywhere. But I learned, I can fly," Charles said that summer, as the crowd cheered. "When I was 10 years old, I had the chance to compete in the Special Olympics. That’s right. The Special Olympics gave me my first chance to discover the talent I did not know I had."

Bears free agency & offseason primer | The Rock River Times

*Kansas City Chiefs S, Eric Berry: The top available defensive free agent is the NFL’s best center fielder. Kansas City was unable to reach a deal with the now five-time Pro Bowler and three-time All-Pro in the offseason. Now, they’ll have to either franchise tag Berry for a second time, or let him go as the Chiefs possess one of the tightest cap situations in the NFL. Berry is the exact mold of safety the Bears need and should be their number one priority.

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