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Brett Favre Explains Why Patrick Mahomes is in the Perfect Situation |

The conversation started about—of all things—volleyball.

Brett Favre was driving his daughter and niece back from a sand volleyball practice in Mobile, Alabama. His daughter will be a freshman volleyball player at Southern Miss in the fall.

In this moment, the three-time NFL MVP and Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback was relegated to being a chauffeur.

As he was traveling back home through rural Alabama and Mississippi with the two girls in the back seat, in his words, this was the perfect time to talk about football and reminisce about a coach he credits for helping him put together one of the best careers in NFL history.

KC Chiefs rookie LB Ukeme Eligwe ready for game action | The Kansas City Star

Johnson continues his recovery from a torn Achilles tendon, and the Chiefs have veterans Ramik Wilson, Justin March-Lillard and D.J. Alexander at inside linebacker.

The Chiefs were enamored with Eligwe’s athleticism. He’s 6 feet 2, 239 pounds and ran a 4.58-second 40-yard dash at his pro day.

“That’s the first thing you notice when you watch his tape,” Chiefs scout Ryne Nutt said. “The kid can run …You put the tape on you see him covering tight ends down the seam.”

Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt says Willoughby ‘will always be part of me’ | News-Herald

The South graduate, embarking on his career as a running back for the Kansas City Chiefs, was the guest of honor May 10 at The Wild Goose in downtown Willoughby. Hunt posed for pictures with fans and signed various items for more than two hours. It would be difficult to say who was smiling more — Hunt or the fans who greeted him and wished him well.

“This is like welcoming me back home,” Hunt said, practically having to shout to be heard over the din. “This is a nice set-up. These people watched me when I was coming up. They’re always going to be part of me. This is my hometown. I played middle school and high school here.”

Brothers aim to prove naysayers wrong | Winnipeg Sun

Jordan, in particular, was ranked much higher going in, at No. 16, overall. He’s still getting NFL interest, too, attending a Kansas City Chiefs free-agent camp this week.

“I feel like I did a really great job there, and I heard some good things,” Jordan said. “Now I’m just waiting to see if they decide to sign me. If not I’ve got another mini-camp next week with the Detroit Lions.

Kansas City Chiefs Corner Back Stanley Jean-Baptiste to Open Two Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Locations | PR News Wire

This week, NFL player Stanley Jean-Baptiste joined the Dickey's Barbecue Pit family. The newly-signed corner back for the Kansas City Chiefs plans to open two Dickey's Barbecue Pit locations in Florida. The North Miami stores in Aventura and Hollywood are scheduled to open in January 2018.

While traveling around the country throughout his football career, Jean-Baptiste developed a love of barbecue and wanted to bring it back to his hometown in North Miami. "I loved both the history of Dickey's and their barbecue, so I decided to bring the growing brand to my hometown," said Jean-Baptiste.

Ranking all 32 projected NFL starting quarterbacks for 2017 | The Comeback

23. Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs: Smith is basically an older and slightly more conservative version of Bradford. There’s a reason the Chiefs sacrificed two first-round picks in order to add Patrick Mahomes in the draft.

Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes identifying biggest NFL hurdles |

But when nobody was looking, the former Texas Tech quarterback was putting in overtime with fellow rookie Jehu Chesson in trying to learn the Chiefs offense. The club paired Mahomes, the No. 10 overall pick of the draft, with Chesson as minicamp roommates.

"It probably was not an accident at all," Mahomes said. "We got a good connection going. We studied together. I would tell him things he didn't get to hear from the quarterback perspective, and he got to tell me how he was running his routes from his perspective. That helped me out a ton."

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