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Clark Hunt was never willing to trade Alex Smith to the Denver Broncos | Arrowhead Pride

“I think it’s pretty typical in the NFL not to seek trades within the division,’’ Hunt said during an appearance prior to the NFL’s Honors show Saturday evening. “That’s pretty standard fare particularly when we’re talking about a high-profile player.’’

Chargers are likely fans of Chiefs' move to QB Patrick Mahomes | ESPN

The Chargers finished 1-7 against the Chiefs with Smith under center and have lost the last eight straight games to Kansas City -- backup Chase Daniel also led the Chiefs to a win at the end of the 2014 season.

Former KC Chiefs corner Bausby is a Super Bowl champ | The Kansas City Star

“It’s crazy,” said Bausby, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound cornerback. “Everything I went through, and to be here with this organization and experience this ... I’m gonna definitely take it in.

“There have been ups and downs — a lot of downs. But I stayed with it, and I was blessed to be here with this organization.”

One of those downs, apparently, was his training camp stint last summer with the Chiefs.

AFC West rookie grades: Chiefs drafted offensive cornerstones |

The last draft of the John Dorsey era netted the Chiefs their heir apparent under center and a running back who's poised to be the franchise's lead back for years to come. That alone should make this draft more than passable in the eyes of critics. The long-term grade for this group also relies on the development of Kpassagnon, who was selected due to his measurables with the knowledge he likely wouldn't be an immediate contributor (despite 2.0 sacks and 14 tackles in a backup role). Years 2 and 3 will provide us with a more determinable grade on this group. GRADE: A-

Former Chiefs assistant joining Bears | The Kansas City Star
“My partner in crime,” Nagy said then of Childress. “Every day, just telling stories and being there for me, being there with me. He has a special place in my heart, and I just thank him from the bottom of my heart.”

Colts coaching search: 3 things to know about Dave Toub | Indy Star

If you like Andy Reid, then you'd like Dave Toub.

They were on the UTEP staff together for two years under Bob Stull.

When Stull got the coaching job at Missouri, Toub and Reid went along. Toub became the strength coach.

“That was a great opportunity for me,” Toub explained. “I was really young and moving up, going to become the head strength coach at a Division I school at 27 years old.”

Reid, a couple of years into his tenure as Philadelphia Eagles coach, hired Toub in 2001 as a quality control special teams coach. Toub worked under special teams coach John Harbaugh.

The Prize Target for Every NFL Team in Free Agency | Bleacher Report

That type of freedom could lead to them going full 2016 New York Giants or 2014 Denver Broncos, when those teams invested highly in a third cornerback. With Marcus Peters and now Kendall Fuller (a slot cornerback acquired via the Smith trade) on the team, they would only need one more solid cornerback, likely an outside corner, to completely suffocate teams in the secondary.

Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib has openly brought up the fact Denver could release him this offseason. His cap hit of $12 million, with just a dead cap figure of $1 million, makes that easy for the Broncos to do, if they want to. The question is, why would they want to throw away a cornerback who has made five straight Pro Bowls?

Bears looking for long-term OLB solution opposite Leonard Floyd | ESPN

Dee Ford, Kansas City: The Chiefs already exercised Ford's fifth-year option ($8.718 million), but that's only guaranteed for injury. Still, Ford, 26, played in only six games for Kansas City last season. In 2016, Ford had a career-best 10 sacks. The odds of the Chiefs cutting ties with Ford seem remote, but he would automatically vault to the top of the free-agent outside linebacker list if it unexpectedly happens.

Kansas City Chiefs have already planning another international party | ESPN

“I’m sure [chairman Clark Hunt] will be buying everybody a cerveza [instead of] a pint this year," Chiefs president Mark Donovan said. “One of the more enjoyable [events] we did in London, we’ll do again."

Eric Berry Talks Exercise, Healthy Eating Habits and Life with Local Middle Schoolers |

“Man, just do it more,” Berry said. “It’s OK to go outside, run around and get sweaty. You’ll come inside smelling bad and your parents might say that you stink, but that’s OK. Go out and have fun. That’s where your friendships are built. Get off your computer or your phone and just get outside and have fun being a kid.”

Berry certainly has authority on the issue, earning five Pro Bowl nominations all the while battling back from multiple injuries and a cancer diagnosis in 2014, paving the way for just about anything he says to have a lasting impact.

Mark Donovan Talks Mexico City, Digital Ticketing Expansion, Jersey Changes, and More |

On the game in Mexico City next year:

“It’s a great opportunity to get in front of another fan base. We saw the impact that could have when we were in London (in 2015) and think it can be similar, if not larger, in Mexico City. When you look at the growing population, you look at our growing fan base; we’re trying to attract new fans to the Chiefs. It’s a great opportunity to leverage that not only in Mexico City but the Hispanic market, and we’ll do a lot behind the scenes and in front of the scenes to take advantage of that. In fact, last year we brought on somebody who really has been focusing on Hispanic marketing for us and literally looking at our website from a Hispanic point of view. So, we’ll leverage that even more as we get closer to the game.

Who is Patrick Surtain Jr.? 5 things to know about the 5-star cornerback| SEC Country

Surtain’s father was second-round NFL draft pick by the Miami Dolphins in 1998. He played defensive back for both the Dolphins (1998-2004) and Kansas City Chiefs (2005-08). The former Southern Miss star finished his pro career with 422 tackles, 7.5 sacks and 37 interceptions in 163 games.

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