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AFC West champion Kansas City Chiefs in midst of roster overhaul | The Denver Post

They have a new quarterback and a new middle linebacker. They’ve released veterans, traded away one of the top cornerbacks in the league, signed wisely in free agency and loaded up on draft picks.

Sounds like a losing franchise trying to turn things around.

Try the two-time and defending AFC West champion Kansas City Chiefs.

Sports memorabilia stolen from Northland store | KMBC News

The suspect stole autographed photos of Chiefs players Tyreek Hill, Charcandrick West, Albert Wilson, and Harrison Butker. Those signed photos should have certificates of authenticity and a MO Sports hologram on them, Halter said.

NFL linemen are getting rich, and they can thank college prospects | SB Nation

Out of all the centers drafted that year, none have succeed. Mitch Morse and Ali Marpet moved to center from being drafted as a guard (Marpet is back to guard since the Bucs signed Ryan Jensen). Otherwise, there are no offensive lineman drafted as a guard who are studs.

2018 NFL free agency: Bears land fantasy speedster Taylor Gabriel | SB Nation

Gabriel is a special talent who mirrors Kansas City Chiefs speedster Tyreek Hill. The Bears’ new head coach Matt Nagy is very familiar with working with someone of his caliber.

Fantasy Football Free Agency: Trey Burton the big winner at tight end so far | CBS Sports

If you're hoping the Bears try to turn Burton into the next Ertz, or the next Travis Kelce, you're in luck. The offense he now finds himself in is the same one Ertz and Kelce are in – and Burton says he already knows "95 percent" of it.

Around the league

N.F.L. to Propose Fix to Catch Rule That Nobody Understands | The New York Times

In an interview with The Post, Troy Vincent, the N.F.L.’s executive vice president of football operations, confirmed that the competition committee would recommend a slate of changes that include eliminating the “going to the ground” rule as well as the rule stating that slight movement of the ball in a receiver’s hands negates a catch.

How New NFL Coaches Affect NFL Teams' Drafts | Sports Illustrated

“Everybody has their own approach,” Seahawks general manager John Schneider said. “We just try and take good players all the way through, like right now we’re sitting here without a [second or third round pick], which is a fun challenge for us. So alright, how do we figure out how to compensate for those openings?”

How Fox Pulled An End Run Around Disney To Televise NFL Draft | Forbes

How could this happen?

Answer: the deal between Disney and the NFL only prohibits the league from selling the rights to other cable networks (i.e Turner), not broadcast networks. So Fox was able to buy the rights to broadcast the draft on free television.

Jonathan Martin pleads not guilty to four felony charges |

An image posted to Martin's verified Instagram account on Feb. 22 showed a shotgun with ammo and the message: "When you're a bully victim & a coward, your options are suicide, or revenge." The image included references to the Dolphins, and Mike Pouncey and Richie Incognito -- his former Miami teammates who were part of a 2014 NFL investigation that determined Martin was victimized by a "pattern of harassment" directed toward him.

Browns, Giants reportedly work out UCLA QB Josh Rosen |

Per Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns also had dinner with Darnold Tuesday night on the eve of his showcase, and plan to do the same with Wyoming signal-caller Josh Allen later this week. Allen's Pro Day is slated for Friday.

Richard Sherman defends contract in introduction |

"With this deal, I get $5 million guaranteed, which is half my other contract. I get the ability to make more than I could've done whether I played at an All-Pro level or not in Seattle. And that's really all that I wanted. If I play at the level I'm capable of, I feel security in the upcoming years and I feel comfortable with that. And I'm great with that."

Report: Ndamukong Suh’s next free agent visit is with Oakland Raiders | SB Nation (Raiders)

The moment many fans have been waiting for and wondering about is here: Free agent defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh is headed to Oakland for a visit. This according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Raiders trading FB Jamize Olawale to Dallas Cowboys |

The Oakland Raiders are trading fullback Jamize Olawale and a sixth-round pick to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for a fifth-rounder, the Cowboys announced Tuesday.

In case you missed it at Arrowhead Pride

Chiefs sign restricted free agent NT Xavier Williams

Williams, 26, originally signed with the Cardinals in 2015 as an undrafted free agent out of Northern Iowa. Before Northern Iowa, Williams played high school ball locally at Grandview High School.

Veteran running backs have been visiting the Chiefs. Why?

My way-too-early prediction is the Chiefs keep four running backs—Kareem Hunt, Ware, West, Akeem Hunt—in that order, along with fullback Anthony Sherman.

Chiefs’ free agency: is the defense better or worse?

The Chiefs fielded their worst defense in years last season. While from a points-allowed-per-game standpoint they were average (15th in the league), literally everyone who watched the Chiefs could see some serious issues on the field.

What are the Oakland Raiders doing?

As the Kansas City Chiefs continue their offseason in soft-rebuild-but-also-win-now-but-wait-focus-on-2019 mode, the Oakland Raiders are, well, back to...Raidering.

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