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Kansas City is a finalist to host the NFL Draft | Arrowhead Pride

Of the cities left, only Kansas City and Cleveland have given up a home game overseas since the international series began in 2007. The Chiefs also recently agreed to play the Rams as a visitor in Mexico City next season. These things matter.

Don’t be so sure Dustin Colquitt will be back with the Chiefs - Arrowhead Pride

Other than Colquitt, Cincinnati’s Kevin Huber, Houston’s Shane Lechler and Chicago’s Pat O’Donnell are all set to hit the free-agent market as well. Seven punters were invited to this year’s NFL Scouting Combine.

Nick Foles says time with Chiefs rekindled his love of football | The Kansas City Star

“I knew to make more growth, I had to go back in and face that fear and face my failures,” Foles said. “And I did it. There was never an a-ha moment. It was a tough decision and when I just took a step in that faith, I still was like, ‘This is going to be tough, I don’t know if this is the right decision.’ But I did it.”

That step was signing with the Chiefs.

Browns scout had Kareem Hunt rated No. 1 running back | 247Sports

A Cleveland Browns scout had former Toledo running back and current Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt rated as the top running back available in last year's NFL Draft according to Eric Galko during his podcast 'Scanning the Field.'

NFL teams to get league-wide data from in-game player tracking |

While some NFL coaches and scouts remain skeptical of the value, access to league-wide data has "massive scouting potential," said an analyst for one NFL team that has been using the data. "More new metrics. Understanding if certain fields are slower or faster. Fatigue and injury prevention. Seeing which players are really explosive but maybe don't make plays because the scheme is bad."

Jon Gruden sees Marshawn Lynch, Crabtree returning |

"I have talked to Marshawn briefly. We'll see. We'll keep everybody posted," Gruden said. "Right now, he's our leading ballcarrier. He's our back, and we're counting on him. Hopefully we get an opportunity to work together. That's a man that has a lot of respect in this league as a player and I certainly have respect for him also."

Bengals QB AJ McCarron is set to hit open market and could reshape NFL draft | The Washington Post

“It’s just a blessing,” McCarron told the Cincinnati Enquirer Thursday. “I was going to be blessed either way because you’re still in the league, you’re still being able to play the game for a living, but it’s just awesome just to be free now and to hopefully get that opportunity and be able to compete somewhere. That’s all I’ve ever wanted. I’m just super excited.”

“It’s not about money. I just want to play,” McCarron added.

Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald Returning for 15th NFL Season |

Fitzgerald will have a legitimate chance to pass Terrell Owens as the No. 2 receiver in NFL history this year, currently sitting 389 receiving yards behind the recently-inducted Hall of Famer. Fitzgerald also has an outside chance at moving into second place all-time in receptions, as he trails tight end Tony Gonzalez by 91 catches (over the past three seasons with Carson Palmer, Fitzgerald has averaged 108 catches per year).

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