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Kansas City Chiefs decline to use franchise tag on nose tackle Dontari Poe | The Kansas City Star

"Dorse has been in communication with his people," Reid said. "He knows that we love him — he’s a great kid and we’d love to have him back."

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce had offseason shoulder surgery, Andy Reid says | The Kansas City Star

"No, I don’t think so," Reid said. "He’ll probably miss some time throughout the offseason, but he’ll be ready, I believe, for camp."

NFL salary cap is $167 million for 2017 | Kansas City Chiefs still have space after Eric Berry, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif extensions | The Kansas City Star

Together, the Berry and Duvernay-Tardif contracts leave the Chiefs with about $3.73 million in cap room, provided OverTheCap.com’s original projections were correct. Every team must be under the salary cap by 3 p.m. March 9. The 2017 cap numbers for Berry and Duvernay-Tardif now total roughly $7.69 million in 2017, a source with knowledge of the contracts told The Star.

No Kansas City Chiefs franchise tag for Dontari Poe despite Eric Berry's new deal | ESPN

"Eric Berry got a pretty substantial amount,'' coach Andy Reid said at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. "I'm not sure what's left in the purse.

Chiefs’ Laurent Duvernay-Tardif isn’t relinquishing his dream of being a doctor | The Kansas City Star

"I actually promised myself that I was going to graduate," said Duvernay-Tardif, who said he is on pace to reach that goal. "My message to kids and people that are playing football right now at the lower level in Canada is that it’s possible to combine both passions at the same time.

Chiefs' doc-to-be Duvernay-Tardif gets big-money extension | AP

"I think for me it's a question of principle," Duvernay-Tardif said Wednesday, taking time for a phone interview between patients. "I try to pass on to kids that it's possible to pursue two passions at the same time. I have a passion for football and a passion for medicine."

Eagles, Pederson want to take look at ex-Chief Charles | Delco Times

"I’ve got a history with him in Kansas City for three years," Pederson said. "I think he’s a tremendous running back. And you know, it’s something we’ll evaluate now. We’ll grade him, just like we do every free agent, every person who’s released and see where he can fit into our offense."