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Time to meet the new boss, Addicts | Arrowhead Addict

With all that said, I’m beyond thrilled to announce that our new editor, Matt Conner, is coming on board. Conner has worked for years on Arrowhead Pride, the SB Nation blog covering the Kansas City Chiefs. He’s a talented writer and editor, someone who will dedicate 100 percent of his workday to maintaining and elevating the spot Arrowhead Addict holds in the Chiefs blog hierarchy.

Ranking the Patriots' potential opponents for the 2017 prime-time season opener | Awful Announcing

5. Kansas City Chiefs: They also usually play New England tough, but don’t really move the needle and this also might be better in November or December, with a lot more on the line.

Franchise tag candidates: Which NFL players will likely be kept under wraps? | USA Today

Should he get the tag: Yes Why: Franchising the all-pro for the second consecutive year won’t go over well with Berry's camp. Using the tag again in 2017 must merely be a means to getting a new deal done — the sooner, the better — before negotiations get truly nasty between Berry and the Chiefs. One of the most well-liked and respected players in the locker room, Berry held out of about a month of the 2016 preseason last year because of the tag and has threatened to sit out next season if the team doesn't lock him up for the long run.

Big Mac Podcast with FC Dallas and KC Chiefs owner Clark Hunt | The Star-Telegram

The state of his FC Dallas team, which last season was the best in the regular season; the future of the U.S. hosting a World Cup; a number of subjects on the Chiefs, which includes the status of free agent safety Eric Berry, head coach Andy Reid and the team’s commitment to quarterback Alex Smith; and what it’s like to grow up as the son of Lamar Hunt.

AFC West rookie grades: Joey Bosa boosts Chargers' defense |

Kansas City traded out of the first round, but still landed a fantastic player in Chris Jones with its second-round pick. Initially pegged by ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher as a potential replacement for the soon-to-be free agent Dontari Poe, Jones, in my opinion, outplayed the behemoth nose tackle in 2016. Over 573 defensive snaps, he logged a pair of sacks, 17 solo tackles and four broken-up passes.

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