Maclin’s release cleared $10 million in cap space for the Chiefs, who presumably needed the money to sign their top three draft picks and create some cap room in case of an emergency. The move will also create more cap room for next season, as the Chiefs are already up against next year’s projected cap of $178 million.
However, according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, it came down to the Ravens and the Philadelphia Eagles. The Ravens’ recruiting pitch won again, just as it did with Steve Smith Sr. and Mike Wallace.
The Kansas City Chiefs released Jeremy Maclin, and ten days later he is now a Baltimore Raven and a new weapon for quarterback Joe Flacco. A weapon he desperately needed. Off the heels of Maclin's signing, the new Raven posted this tweet to all Ravens fans, further confirming and silencing any doubt if he was indeed coming to Baltimore once and for all.
But it turns out Pederson did talk to Maclin after all. After saying the Eagles didn’t have any interest in Maclin “at this time” on Thursday, Pederson then spoke with the former Philadelphia wide receiver two days later. Via Dave Spadaro of PhiladelphiaEagles.com:
NFL PLAYER TAMBA HALI launches music career with AfroBeat, Rap, R/B song, “The One for Me” at
TambaTunes.com. A vocal tribute to wonderful classy ladies, his laser focused temperament comes through like a quiet storm. Liberian born, American made, Globally embraced, this Kansas City Chiefs defensive end has embraced his passion, music.
Hali’s history is just as riveting as his current life. He fled from war torn Liberia only to later join his father, a chemist and physicist professor in New Jersey. Then under the tutelage of Joe Paterno, the most victorious coach in the history of the NCAA FBS, he excelled, and became the 1st Round Draft choice in the NFL.
Poe has become passionate about technology that empowers under-served Americans to take control of their financial situations. In the Poe Man’s Challenge events, he has brought under-served youth together to “sell” their company to a panel of influencers and connected investors. The winners have received $15,000 from Poe.
According to a news release, hitting stations will be set up over seats on the Club Level. Targets will be on the field from 40 to 150 yards away and fans will be able to score each shot with the company’s “Toptracer technology, which tracks the flight path of the golf balls.”
The Chiefs have back from last season nine defensive backs who each played at least 130 snaps for them, plus backup safety Eric Murray, who was in for 65 plays as a rookie. The Chiefs also have added two players with NFL experience with other teams -- safety Marqueston Huff and cornerback De'Vante Bausby. They also drafted a defensive back, USC’s Leon McQuay III, in the sixth round.