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Arrowheadlines: Chiefs sign former NFL sack leader ... ahem, preseason sack leader

KC Chiefs offensive line returns intact | The Kansas City Star

“You can never perfect continuity,” center Mitch Morse said during organized team activities Tuesday. “Now, really focusing on how our techniques can help better protect the quarterback and get the run game going and scoring touchdowns.”

The Chiefs finished with the NFL’s 14th-best offensive line Pro Football Focus grade, which suggested the group was “good but not great across the board.”

Marcus Rush signs with Chiefs | Niners Nation

Rush was a preseason beast last year, leading the NFL in sacks, and putting together quite the highlight reel of big plays. However, Pro Football Focus graded him out as one of the worst run defenders. The 49ers cut him at the end of camp, and after nobody claimed him off waivers, he spent much of the season on the practice squad. The Jaguars signed him off the 49ers practice squad in December, and he spent two weeks on their 53-man roster.

Michigan State Football: Chiefs sign former Spartan LB/DE Marcus Rush | Spartan Avenue

Playing well during the preseason last year and making a name for himself wasn’t enough for him to make a 52-man roster, but the Chiefs signing him this early in the offseason could mean that he has a good shot to make the squad come fall. He a tough, physical converted linebacker who isn’t afraid to put in the work to earn some playing time.

KC Chiefs release Tourek Williams, sign Marcus Rush | The Kansas City Star

Tight end Demetrius Harris missed practice on Tuesday so he could tend to a personal matter. Offseason practices are voluntary but the club was notified about his absence beforehand.

Chiefs’ Mitch Schwartz doesn’t have to learn a new offense for a change | Arrowhead Pride

“It’s my first year I’ve had the same system back to back years,” Schwartz told the media after OTAs on Tuesday. “I’ve had a lot of offensive coordinator and head coach turnover.”

Stop saying Justin Houston didn’t impact the Chiefs season last year | Arrowhead Pride

I can’t do this any more. I just can’t.

If you believe that Justin Houston did not have a huge impact on 2016, you’re wrong. If you believe that Justin Houston only played well against Denver, you’re wrong.

I’m excited for people to skip right to the comments after that intro, but for those of you still with me let’s start off with a few absolute facts:

Former BYU wide receiver Mitch Mathews waived by Minnesota Vikings | Deseret News

The former Cougar will now be looking to make his fourth NFL team after going undrafted last spring. He signed a rookie free-agent deal with the Kansas City Chiefs following the 2016 NFL draft but was cut by the Chiefs prior to the start of the regular season. He signed with the Cleveland Browns practice squad on Oct. 11 before being released in early November.

Are the Denver Broncos on the decline? | Mile High Report

They also ended by saying the Oakland Raiders are going nowhere but up, which is an absurd statement to make. Plenty of teams have one amazing year and then regress back to a mean. The Kansas City Chiefs are still good, but I would argue they are on the decline too and soon will be in transition to a new, young quarterback of their own.

Roughriders, CFL won't welcome Justin Cox back | CBC News

Cox was released by the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs in 2015 after being arrested and charged with domestic violence twice in less than a year.

The team is now in training camp, preparing for the upcoming season. Their first preseason game is on June 10.

Jones acknowledged the hole Cox left in the team.

"He's a great player. He's in fact, probably the best cover guy that I've ever coached," he said.

Gavin Escobar is taking his chance with Chiefs and running with it | The Kansas City Star

“I definitely think this offense suits my abilities better,” Escobar said, when asked to compare the Chiefs’ offense to the one in Dallas. “Just knowing that (the defender) is doing what he can for me not to catch that ball, and for Tyler to put it in a place where I was able to make a play … just that feeling you get from running away from him, it’s like ‘Yeah, you can’t stop me.’ ”

AFC West: No point in underestimating Kansas City Chiefs |

Since Andy Reid took over, the Chiefs have been a guarantee to win at least nine games and lose before the AFC title game. Why stop on that parade again this year? The defense is good enough to keep them in games, while Alex Smith somehow, some way, dinks and dunks his way to double-digit wins with regularity. I'm not losing on this again. Book the Chiefs. — Verdict: Over

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