Rams seem happy to add Marcus Peters to the mix | The Kansas City Star
“Right now, just because of where we’re at in the league year, you can’t make it official, so you have to be careful with some of the tampering,” Sean McVay said, when asked directly about Peters. “But in a quick nugget, he’s a great player.”
Tony Gonzalez is headed into Chiefs’ Ring of Honor | The Kansas City Star
“Talk about growth,” Gonzalez said. “When you hit the hard times in your life, that’s when you find out what you’re made of. And I remember I made the decision I was never going to hear that sound (of boos) again, I would never be outworked."
Three days later, no one knows what Rams are giving up for Marcus Peters | ProFootballTalk
It’s widely believed that the Rams won’t be surrendering a first-round pick or any players (at least any with name recognition) to Kansas City for Peters, a talented young cornerback who arrived via the 18th overall pick of the 2015 draft.
After trade for cornerback, Rams weigh options entering scouting combine | LA Times
The Rams hold the 23rd pick in the April 26-28 draft. And though the deal for Peters will include draft picks, the Rams' first-round pick in this year's draft is not expected to be among them.
30 NFL Players Venture To NYC To Prepare For Their Futures Off The Field | Forbes
The 2018 business combine will include Chicago Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara, Kansas City Chief defensive back Eric Berry, Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham, New England Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan and Miami Dolphins defensive linemen Ndamukong Suh and Cameron Wake. But there are also players signed up with less experience and who have not earned tremendous money from being in the NFL, making the business combine an eclectic mixture of players from all walks of life and differing backgrounds.
2018 NFL Free Agent Top 100 | Yahoo!
36. Bennie Logan (28) – Run-plugging nose tackle wore down on 1-year, $8 million Chiefs rental.
78. Albert Wilson (25) – Slot WR set career highs in yards (554) & catch rate (68%) with ’17 Chiefs.
Washington Redskins seek version of Kareem Hunt to go with Alex Smith | ESPN
But with good options in the draft, there’s no need to overspend at running back. Two of the league's best backs last season -- the Chiefs' Kareem Hunt and New Orleans’ Alvin Kamara -- were rookies.
In fact, the NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah, a former scout, compared Georgia’s Sony Michel to Hunt because of his explosiveness.
Around the league
Mike Mayock NFL combine preview: Top prospects in draft | Sports Illustrated
It’s the most wonderful time of the year.
For Mike Mayock, and for draftniks. Starting Friday at 9 a.m., NFL Network will show about 36 hours of live on-field combine coverage over four days from Indianapolis. ESPN will be on the air from Indy for big chunks of the weekend too.
NFL combine will help the Chargers answer some questions ahead of the draft | LA Times
Until the Chargers actually make a move, this is the question general manager Tom Telesco will have to answer every time the NFL draft rolls around: What's the plan after Philip Rivers is done?
NFLPA's DeMaurice Smith thinks NFL should look at NBA to help improve ratings | CBS Sports
"I think that it's important to take a look at what's going on in basketball, because for the most part, I think they are the only sport that more and more people are watching," Smith said. "And my hat's off to what they do and how they do it in the NBA. I think that you could make the argument that a lot of their programming is fresher, hipper. They do, I think, a great job of marketing their individual players, sometimes at a time when the [NFL] looks for ways to take their star players off the field. I would be interested in better understanding the relationship between the broadcast partners and the NBA, what that relationship is like, how they do their TV deals, their rights deals."
Did the NFL collude against Colin Kaepernick? A Penn Law prof. has a key role in deciding | The Daily Pennsylvanian
According to Ben Meiselas, one of the three attorneys representing Kaepernick, proving collusion does not require proof of some explicit document, but a demonstration of a pattern that two or more NFL teams, or one or more team and the NFL itself, had an agreement to limit his employment options
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Chiefs were expecting Marcus Peters to be very expensive
The gist is that the Chiefs, according to Terez, expected Peters to demand a ton of money. The highest paid corner in the league is currently Trumaine Johnson who is making over $16 million on the franchise tag. Terez pegs the number the Chiefs were expecting from Peters at $18 million per season. Peters has one more year left on his rookie deal plus the fifth-year option so effectively two more years under contract.
Chiefs officially total six draft picks after comp choices announced
Many thought the pick would be as high as a third-rounder due to Foles winning the Super Bowl MVP award, since the formula takes into account salary, playing time and postseason honors. Obviously, that was not the case.