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Gerald Hodges will visit Kansas City | ProFootballTalk

Hodges, 26, had his best NFL season in 2016 for a 49ers team that struggled. Hodges played in 15 games, started 12 and set new career highs with three sacks and two interceptions.

Chiefs officially decline option on quarterback Nick Foles | The Kansas City Star

The Chiefs officially decline Nick Foles’ $6.75 million option on Thursday, a source confirmed to The Star. The move is not a surprise, as news surfaced weeks ago that the Chiefs planned on declining the option. The club, however, has still expressed an interest in retaining Foles, according to the source.

Chiefs give Albert Wilson original-round tender | ProFootballTalk

Wilson’s return would leave the Chiefs in position to bring back all of their top wideouts from last year as Jeremy Maclin, Tyreek Hill and Chris Conley are all under contract.

Looks like the Chiefs were right about the market for guards | Arrowhead Pride

The Browns just blew the guard market out of the water with $12 million per year to former Bengals guard Kevin Zeitler: five years, $60 million. That makes LDT’s deal look like a bargain.

LA Rams To Sign QB Aaron Murray | Turf Show Times

Is Murray just a camp body or is he being brought in to legitimately challenge HSOTE Sean Mannion for the backup spot behind franchise QB Jared Goff? It’s worth pointing out that Murray’s final two seasons in Athens in 2012 and 2013 coincided with the first two seasons of a very talented young running back in Just Todd Gurley...

Report: Seahawks will get visit from former Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles | The Seattle Times

Charles, who was released in February, suffered a second ACL injury in 2015 but is considered healthy now. But he also turns 30 in December and has played just eight games the past two seasons, one reason he will take visits. Teams can give physicals during visits so the Seahawks would be able to get their own look at Charles’ knee then. That he is set to take a visit — and likely has others — means a signing almost certainly won’t be occurring immediately. Pro Football Talk reported that the visit is set for next week.

New LT Branden Albert on being traded to Jaguars: 'This is the destination where God put me' |

"I just got annoyed and tired of people still asking me and telling me they wanted me to stay a Dolphin, but I had no choice. I’m not saying anything about anybody – when you are walking the streets, when you’re walking with your friends and back then everyone says they want you here, but you already know your fate. It was kind of hard, but now I know. I am excited to know where I am going. It’s announced and I can put that to rest and move on."

Chiefs decline to renew contracts of WR Kenny Cook, FB Trey Millard | Chiefs Wire

Both Cook and Millard were set to become exclusive-rights free agents, which means the Chiefs had the option to hit them with a one-year tender. Had Kansas City done that, the player would either have to sign that tender (usually for league minimum salary) or sit out the season.

NFL teams violated federal laws on prescription drug, court filings show | The Kansas City Star

Federal law bars nonlicensed team personnel, such as athletic trainers, from dispensing medication. The complaint cites multiple instances in which clubs were warned about this practice, including letters from Brown to the Bengals, Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans.