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KC Chiefs confident in GM Brett Veach as a scout | The Kansas City Star

New general manager Brett Veach, it turns out, was among those who spearheaded that effort, as coach Andy Reid recently identified him as the one who initially put Mahomes on his and Dorsey’s radar.

“He kind of brought him to John and I’s attention — he was all in on this guy,” Reid said. “That was his guy, and he said, ‘Hey, you’ve got to look at this guy and just see him.’

Preview of KC Chiefs-Bengals preseason game, 8/19/17 | The Kansas City Star

Expect the Bengals to be on high alert on the first snap for each quarterback. Against the 49ers, each Chiefs quarterback launched a deep attempt. Smith hit Tyreek Hill for 32 yards, Bray’s 83-yard connection to Chris Conley was negated by Conley’s offensive pass interference penalty, Mahomes hit Demarcus Robinson for a 41-yard gain, a play that was nullified by a holding penalty, and Joel Stave’s pass fell incomplete. “I wanted to give them a chance to get it down the field,” Reid said.

Chiefs rookie QB Patrick Mahomes II in line for more game experience | ESPN

"When you are [at training camp], some of this stuff is scripted and he has kind of a way of knowing what is going to come in practice," offensive coordinator Matt Nagy said. "But in a game, down and distance situationally, there's a little bit more pressure involved."

No 'awkwardness' for Chiefs thanks to bonding of Alex Smith, Patrick Mahomes | Sporting News

"It’s been nice to come to camp and just (having) no B.S. He and I can get to know the real one another. That's been good. You kind of get back to football and being players. You get through all that — any awkwardness or anything else that might be there — and you just have fun."

Chiefs starting offensive line is off to a great start in the preseason | Arrowhead Pride

The offensive line is an underrated storyline for 2017. Four of the five starters last year are currently returning, with Parker Ehinger’s return potentially making that five of five. The Chiefs are also seeing the return of four guys who played from above average to very well down the stretch last season (same starting four), with all arrows pointing up for a mostly young group.

Chiefs preseason: 8 things we’re watching for against the Bengals | Arrowhead Pride

CJ Spiller is getting some press, is his roster spot becoming secure? If so, is Charcandrick West playing with the threes and staying on the field late into the game? It feels like it’s time to see some substantial plays from the running backs with the first or second teams in order to solidify the depth chart. The Chiefs mentioned that they’ll focus on the run game more this week -- watch to see if they can deliver results.

Bengals vs Chiefs: 5 players to watch in second preseason game | Cincy Jungle

He is a great leader to have on the team. He is currently the NFL Players Association President, and he knows how to command the attention of players to get his point across. Still, Winston will end up being 34 during the season. He clearly has lost a lot of his ability that made him a reliable player. He will have a shot to prove me wrong against the Chiefs.

The Film Room: Comparing The 2017 Rookie Quarterbacks | Battle Red Blog

Whether or not their shiny new quartet of signal-callers - Deshaun Watson, Mitch Trubisky, Pat Mahomes, and DeShone Kizer - will work out in the long run is obviously still up in the air, but there is no doubt that the early returns have been fantastic. On this week’s episode of "The Film Room", we’ll take a deep dive into each and every one of those four debut performances and what they mean for this quarterback class as a whole. Enjoy!

NFL linebacker Greene says dropped gun charge 'was false' | The Kansas City Star

The Kansas City Chiefs released Greene the day charges against him were reported in May. Greene had signed with the team in January. A Chiefs spokesman had no comment.

Greene said he's working to get back into playing shape and hopes to get a call from a team but he's also preparing for the possibility of a career after football.

Photo Gallery: Players Depart for Cincinnati |

Kansas City Chiefs players and coaches depart for Cincinnati

Falcons’ defense should benefit from Poe’s long journey to NFL | AJC

There’s an ongoing debate as to whether the Falcons can get back to the Super Bowl. Poe is one of the biggest reasons, literally and figuratively, why that answer is yes. The team should be improved on defense, in part because of increased talent and depth on the line. They signed Poe, who will start inside with Grady Jarrett, and added free-agent tackle Jack Crawford and end Takk McKinley in the draft.

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