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Chiefs Provide Perfect Environment for Patrick Mahomes' Development | Bleacher Report

Smith completed 15 passes of 20 or more yards in the air last season, according to Pro Football Focus, ranking 25th in the NFL. Mahomes, meanwhile, threw 15 touchdowns on passes 20 or more yards in the air for Texas Tech last year, per PFF, with 35 completions. That's why the Chiefs wanted him, and that's why they're smart to let Smith hold down the fort until Mahomes is ready to seize control.

Bills players recruiting WR Jeremy Maclin, report says team is interested | Daily News Online

"I kind of understand because I've been through it. Maybe not to the extreme of being released, but being traded. That's basically telling you, 'You're not good enough for us.' I understand that. He was hurt, but I played with him and I know the guys in the locker room and I know he can help us out tremendously. I've been doing my recruiting already. Don't be surprised if it happens,” McCoy said.

How much could Jeremy Maclin help the Detroit Lions? | Detroit Free Press

Both Boldin and Maclin are represented by the same agent, Tom Condon, who represents Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and helped make Boldin-to-the-Lions a reality last year.

Beyond Boldin and Maclin, who reportedly has interest from the Buffalo Bills and Baltimore Ravens, among others, Eddie Royal and Jordan Norwood are among the receivers still available in free agency. Both will play this fall at 31 years old, and both have return ability should the Lions prefer to try and upgrade that unit. Last year, the Lions pursued Norwood unsuccessfully as a free agent.

Will Spencer Ware or Kareem Hunt lead Kansas City Chiefs in rushing? | ESPN

But I dragged myself into the issue at this early stage when I recently told Sirius XM radio I believed rookie Kareem Hunt not only would wind up leading the Chiefs in rushing in 2017, but also would be their top pass-catcher among running backs.

The choice of Hunt over Spencer Ware, the starter and last season’s leading rusher, wasn’t an easy one. It’s more a reflection on what the Chiefs think of Hunt and how he seems to fit into their offense.

Bucky Gleason's Power Take: Beane should remember his message before signing Maclin | The Buffalo News

Bills coach Sean McDermott knew Maclin from their two seasons together in Philadelphia. McDermott can assume his mentor, Chiefs coach Andy Reid, had good reasons for dumping Maclin. By signing him, Beane would run the risk of veering from his own message.

Chiefs and the Greater KC Chamber of Commerce Announce Details for 2017 Kickoff Luncheon | Chiefs.com

“A valuable tradition for Chiefs Kingdom and the entire Kansas City business community, the annual Chiefs Kickoff Luncheon is one of the most unique and engaging events on our calendar throughout the year,” Chiefs President Mark Donovan said. “Lamar Hunt’s vision for this event continues to deliver a great experience that will once again benefit the KC Chamber. We look forward to joining so many of our supporters to kick off the 2017 season.”

“The Chiefs annual Kickoff Luncheon is a signature – and sellout – event connecting Chiefs fans with the players and coaches, and is always a delight,” Joe Reardon of the KC Chamber said. “There’s no better way to kick start your enthusiasm for the upcoming Chiefs season than the Kickoff Luncheon, and we’re thrilled, once again, to partner with the team for this exciting and unique event. The only thing I want to add is, GO CHIEFS!”

Kansas City Chiefs sign WR Tevin Jones | Arrowhead Pride

Jones was an undrafted free agent out of Memphis last year with no NFL stats to this point. He has decent size at 6’2 and 225 pounds. He signed with the Texans after the draft and spent some time on their practice squad.