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The World's 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams 2017 | Forbes

44. Kansas City Chiefs, $1.88 billion, 23% (NFL)

No players selected in 2017 NFL Supplemental Draft |

Defensive lineman Tavares Bingham of Georgia Military College and Western New Mexico running back Marques Rodgers were the only players eligible in this year's supplemental draft, and now become eligible to be signed as free agents. Rodgers was academically ineligible for the 2016 season, while Bingham had exhausted his junior college eligibility and did not play in 2016. It marked the second consecutive year, and fourth in the last five years, that no players were selected in the supplemental draft.

The last time the Chiefs took a player in the supplemental draft | Chiefs Wire

But when was the last time the Chiefs took a player in the supplemental draft? They’ve only done it once, in 1992. Kansas City used a second-round pick to take defensive end Darren Mickell out of Florida that year.

Broncos, Seahawks, Giants rank among NFL's best secondaries |

Marcus Peters is a young, premier corner who plays with a lot of confidence. I'll keep it real simple: Don't throw to his side, period. But don't be fooled, as Phillip Gaines is holding his own. Another major threat in this secondary is Eric Berry. He's one of the few safeties who can cover, hit and play free safety. I believe Berry and Ron Parker are going to have a relationship like my former teammates Ryan Clark and Troy Polamalu. The former Steelers reacted by way of body language. At times, they didn't have to say anything to each other, getting on the same page with nothing more than a look. The more Berry and Parker play together, the better this unit will be.

How many AFC teams think they’re better than the Kansas City Chiefs? | Arrowhead Pride

We also talked about how good the Chiefs actually are, compared to how we view them as someone who covers the team closely and how the Chiefs are viewed nationally after this offseason. How many AFC teams right now think they’re better than the Chiefs? My list would be the Patriots, Steelers, Ravens, Bengals, Titans, Texans, Colts, Raiders and Broncos.

52 Days ‘til Alabama Football: Derrick Thomas, the best pass rusher in college football history. | Roll 'Bama Roll

Perhaps the greatest pass rusher in college football history, the cerebral Derrick Thomas was one of the best in the game at any level. For over a decade, the 6’3” 255-pound Thomas terrorized pass rushers. We may never see his like again.

9 reasons why the Broncos could again miss the playoffs in 2017 |

This is primarily because the Broncos played in the toughest division last year with both Kansas City and Oakland finishing 12-4. In fact, the top four strength-of-schedule teams are all members of the AFC West.

But besides four games against Oakland and Kansas City, the Broncos play four other teams that had 10-win seasons in 2016, including 13-3 Dallas in week 2 and 14-2 New England in week 10.

Steelers Spotlight: The Knile Davis of old could be asset in return game |

If Davis can get back to the player he was during his first two years in the league, he could bring benefit to the Steelers. When healthy, he's a quick, shifty back that brings an element to the screen game and can also return kicks. The Steelers struggled in that area last season without a true primary kick returner. With James Conner now in the picture, Davis will compete with fourth-year running back Fitzgerald Toussaint for a roster spot.

Mont-St-Hilaire native Laurent Duvernay-Tardif isn’t letting lavish NFL extension change him | Montreal Gazette

“(Former Chiefs receiver) Jeremy Maclin got cut three weeks ago, and he was one of the highest-paid players on the team,” Duvernay-Tardif said this week in Toronto, where he spoke at a conference for the Quebec Federation of Egg Producers, a new sponsor to his charitable foundation. “It’s going to give me stability for a year or two because of the way contracts are structured, but after that you must prove you’re worth the money they’re investing in you.”

Packers: Team president Mark Murphy won't push GM Ted Thompson into retirement | Pro football |

Last month, one of Thompson’s longtime personnel lieutenants, ex-Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey, was fired by the Chiefs with one year left on his contract. Dorsey would be a logical successor to Thompson but Murphy wouldn’t say whether the team might bring him back now that he’s available.

“I can’t answer that,” Murphy said. Team spokesman Aaron Popkey later clarified that Murphy was unwilling to answer the question because such a hiring would be up to Thompson and thus is an issue for the football department, not business operations.

2017 Fall Classic football game at Arrowhead, tickets, kickoff, teams | The Kansas City Star

“When we talk about the student-athlete experience, it doesn’t get better than playing in Arrowhead Stadium,” first-year Northwest coach Rich Wright said. “You can see the excitement on their faces. … Between the efforts from the Chiefs, and each of our universities, it is much more than a game, it has become a showcase for Division II football.”

Bruce Arians had another health scare in 2016 | Revenge of the Birds

“Now I feel great,” Arians writes. “My energy has returned. I’m told I’m cancer-free again. I’m ready for at least one more season of NFL football—maybe more.”

Former NFL player arrested in Oklahoma after allegedly being found with drugs, stolen gun |

“The original officer on the scene thought the guy looked somewhat familiar and the name, recognized the name to an extent and asked him why he would know him or anything like that. And, that’s when he said he played in the NFL for a short time,” said Lt. Van Gillock with the El Reno Police Department.

Kevin Sampson was a tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004 to 2006. He was also on the practice squad for two other NFL teams.

Look: Pittsburgh Steelers' Antonio Brown put Rolls-Royce in Miami restaurant for birthday |

Rosenhaus also wished several of his other clients a Happy Birthday recently, including Buffalo Bills star LeSean McCoy, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Albert Wilson and Carolina Panthers receiver Charles Johnson.

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