One area where Hunt could make an impact in 2017 is as a receiver, where Bieniemy was impressed by his ability at Toledo.
“I also saw a kid who can do a lot of good things out of the backfield and did a great job of catching the football,” Bieniemy said.
“This reminds me a little bit of the Denver Broncos in the mid 1990s when they got rid of Mike Pritchard and Anthony Miller and people thought what are they doing, the only receivers they have left are Ed McCaffrey and Rod Smith, they’re crazy!
The Eagles will not pursue free-agent wide receiver Jeremy Maclin.
“At this time, no,” coach Doug Pederson said Thursday.
It’s not shocking, but this is slightly surprising. With Steve Smith Sr. in attendance during today’s visit, and with Maclin joining Ravens players during an NBA Finals watch party last night, it felt as though the contract was ready for Maclin’s signature.
"Love the guys that we have. We're always, constantly looking and obviously trying to better our roster at every position, but at this time, I'm very pleased with what we're working with . . . We have some young talent that's playing extremely well," Pederson said.
However, he departed Buffalo without a deal and arrived in Baltimore early Wednesday evening, multiple sources confirmed. Maclin joined several Ravens players Wednesday night at a get-together to watch Game 3 of the NBA Finals, and his visit will likely continue with a tour of the Under Armour Performance Center and more meetings Thursday.
So when the Chiefs terminated his contract April 22, the Saturday before the draft, and less than 14 months after signing him to a two-year, $12 million, Howard was reminded it's a business.
"Nothing surprises you," the defensive end said Tuesday after the Bears' organized team activities at Halas Hall. "I enjoyed my time there. Just ready to start a new chapter."
“He’s been under the gun, Coach Reid gets on him now,” co-offensive coordinator Matt Nagy said. “How does he handle that, the fire? When Coach gets on him, does he handle adversity the right way or does he go into the tank?
“So far he’s been awesome.”
“He’s an everyman,” Childress said. “He walked on at Illinois, he quit once, he came back and won a position before landing in the NFL. He’s been through the whole ringer, and to make it in the NFL … odds would say that wasn’t going to happen.”
The Chiefs were scheduled to host a U2 concert at Arrowhead stadium at 7:30 p.m. the same night which would have caused parking issues for both venues.
With second-row, half-court seats, Earnhardt was pumped to sit behind Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, catch up with Charles Barkley – who he said is always “super cool” with him – and try to convince Shaquille O’Neal to agree to a racing rematch behind the wheel.
The Mavericks are owned by Lamar Hunt Jr., who is the son of the founder of the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs.