NFL Media analyst Elliott Harrison broke down some potential free agency fits for some notable players. Among the players he looked at was Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Dontari Poe. He is listed as a nose tackle, but he played in most of the Chiefs defensive alignments, finishing the season playing 73.4 percent of defensive snaps.
On Thursday, the Chiefs’ All-Pro running back took it a step further; setting up a GoFundMe account to help the Special Olympics USA Snowshoeing team get to the World Winter Games in Austria in March.
Eric Berry: "I always feel like I’m going to war every time I strap those up. It’s easy for me to get dressed because I wear all-black pretty much all the time, but I’ll switch it up in the spring. For the winter though, I’ll wear those pre-game with a big black leather coat, a belt, coming through the tunnel with my hood looking like I’m ready to wreck something! Adidas continues to come with the funk and merge the lines from off the field to on the field. It’s cool to see a company try new things and push the limits. Adidas does that year in and year out."
The jersey will have an LH patch on the right sleeve, honoring American sports visionary — and Dan’s father — the late Lamar Hunt. "You know, he designed the FC Dallas logo at our kitchen table," Hunt says. "He hand-drew it. And so this is the last stadium, Toyota Stadium, he got to do while he was alive. Interestingly, he drew the [Kansas City] Chiefs’ logo at the kitchen table of our old house. He created that logo, so the thing is, if his fingerprints aren’t all over this organization it would be an injustice."
To launch the new looks, Adidas tapped Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters, Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa, Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow and San Antonio Stars guard Moriah Jefferson for a 60-second clip that features the music of Gil Scott-Heron.
In addition to Denver at No. 1, the AFC West holds the next two spots in CBS Sports’ strength of schedule rankings. That’s due in part to the fact that the Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders both went 12-4 in 2016 and every AFC West team faces all of their division foes twice.
One possible team of interest could be the Denver Broncos. Former Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph is now the head coach in Denver and knows Albert well. Joseph could use Albert's veteran presence on the field and leadership in the locker room in his first season with the Broncos. Albert also is familiar with the AFC West as a longtime player with the Kansas City Chiefs.
It's hard for me to see the Chiefs not retaining Berry somehow so Poe would be the one most likely gone. Dorsey did say there's a chance they could keep both players. I wouldn't put it past them. The Chiefs rarely lose a player they really want to keep. They've also prepared for Poe's possible exit by drafting Chris Jones last year. Dorsey's MO has been to draft at a position where the Chiefs are on the verge of potentially losing a player to free agency the next year: Branden Albert-Eric Fisher, Dee Ford-Justin Houston, Marcus Peters-Sean Smith ... Dontari Poe-Chris Jones?
If he does indeed wind up in Denver, White said that he’d bump the Broncos’ current over/under from nine wins to either 10.5 or 11. For what it’s worth, there wasn’t a single team in 2016 that had its over/under set higher than 10.5 wins. The Patriots, Packers, Steelers, Seahawks and Panthers all led the way with over/unders of 10.5 last season.
"For more than four decades, Al Michaels has been an iconic voice in pro football and across American sports," Chiefs Chairman Clark Hunt said in a news release. "His sustained excellence, dedication to the fans and contributions to the growth of the NFL make him an outstanding recipient of the Lamar Hunt Award for Professional Football, and we look forward to honoring him at the 47th Annual 101 Awards."
Lattimer, who played for Iowa State and received an invitation to the Kansas City Chiefs camp after playing for the Bombers, was living in his hometown of Fort Scott and working at Fort Scott High School. He stayed in shape playing rugby the past two years.
But the fact the Chiefs felt it necessary to sign Foles as their backup last summer would indicate they weren’t comfortable at that point, at least, with Bray as their No. 2 quarterback.
According to Tider Insider, and via Roll Bama Roll, it would seem that "Brian Daboll is expected to be named the Tide’s next offensive coordinator."
P Dustin Colquitt: A savings of $4.1 million and only $800k in dead money makes you wonder. But he’s really important to special teams which is really important in KC.
"I'm not enamored with any of the quarterbacks in this draft, that's No. 1," said Casserly, the former GM of the Houston Texans and Washington Redskins. "No. 2, Garappolo today is better than any quarterback in this draft. Now, he's had three years of experience. You look at him coming out (of college), the guy had a quick release, he's smart, he knows where to go with the ball. The guy is accurate, and he can make some plays on the move. You see all (those things) in the NFL. His deep-ball accuracy, you'd like that (to be) a little bit better."
In short, tagging Berry now does not mean Berry will play under the tag. It will, however, keep him from hitting free agency and gives the Chiefs a way to keep him from the market. They did the same thing with Justin Houston just two offseasons ago, tagging him before ultimately reaching a long-term deal that was easier on that year’s salary cap.