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Patriots, Steelers, Falcons among NFL's 10 most talented teams |

The Chiefs are very deep on both sides of the ball. Safety Eric Berry, corner Marcus Peters and pass rusher Justin Houston are special defensive players, while Chris Jones and Dee Ford are young studs. Tyreek Hill can score through the air, as a runner or returning punts and kicks. Tight end Travis Kelce is one of the toughest outs in the business -- when the Chiefs need a first down, he's their man. Quarterback Alex Smith might not win games with big plays, but I think that might have more to do with the overall offensive philosophy than it does with Smith's ability. Moreover, Smith definitely won't lose you any games and he can make things happen with his feet. If Smith had been drafted 10th instead of first overall in 2005, I think he'd be viewed differently.

Here’s a reminder that Chiefs safety Ron Parker is underappreciated | Chiefs Wire

Pro Football Focus reminded us how good Parker can be with a couple of tweets over the past few days. PFF noted that Parker was the third-highest graded safety in 2016, and also led NFL safeties in pass deflections with eight.

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A man of immense influence and intrigue | JS Online

He has been described by Murphy as the “unsung hero of our Super Bowl” and by coach Mike McCarthy as “the best I’ve ever been around.” He is devoutly loyal to the organization and the epitome of a company man. He will not discuss business dealings with his family. He cuts off contact with his brother during the draft and free agency each year. (Randy Ball, a former collegiate head coach, is a pro scouting assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs.)

Riders voe to honour Joe McKnight’s memory | Regina Leader-Post

The running backs’ lockers were adjacent at old Mosaic Stadium and their friendship grew from that proximity. McKnight, who spent time in the NFL with the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs, signed with the Riders on Sept. 26 and dressed for three regular-season games.

“Even though he came here for such a short period of time and we were in Edmonton together, he was such a big brother to us with his experience, what he taught us, what he brought to this team and his energy,’’ Morris said. “He was always positive and we’re going to do this for him.’’

Battle to be Mitchell's backup an intense one at Calgary Stampeder camp | CFJC Today

Six-foot-four and 228 pounds, the 29-year-old Stanzi faces a steep learning curve in Canadian football that Buckley and Gale don't. He was a fifth-round draft pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2011.

"I definitely feel a sense of urgency," Stanzi said. "You need to learn quick and apply what you learned to the field, so that you can show you know what you're doing, you can play well and if you are needed to go in and move the ball you do that."

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