"I actually thought Alex would be more of a running threat," Kelce said. "I think the big difference is that Patrick has the ability to create. When things kind of break down, Mahomes can move and throw that thing anywhere on the run. So it's going to be fun to see what he can do this year."
Round 2, pick 54 - Lorenzo Carter, EDGE, Georgia
Staying here with Lorenzo for the third straight week. Did the same thing in all my mocks with Mahomes last year. To me this is an area they need the most. They have gone out and addressed many other needs this offseason. Edge rusher is not something I would wait on to long in this draft.
The loss of Kendall Fuller in the trade with the Chiefs is huge. Fuller was one of the best slot corners in the NFL last season, and he has the ability to play inside or outside.
Do statistics tell the whole story when it comes to wide receivers (or any position)? Of course not. It would be irresponsible to look merely at this data and draw any legitimate conclusions off of it. It is encouraging though to note that the Cowboys are paying Allen Hurns 38% of what the Chiefs are paying Sammy Watkins annually despite similar resumes.
The Bills lost one cornerback named Gaines on Friday in free agency and now they could be adding another.
Phillip Gaines, a third-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2014, is scheduled to visit next week, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. He and E.J. are not related.
Thomas has stated he wants to be paid at or near the top of all safeties in the NFL. He particularly noticed last year when Eric Berry, who was in the same 2010 draft class as Thomas, signed for six years at $13 million per season with $40 million guaranteed.
"I saw Eric Berry get that huge deal. There ain't never enough of that," is how Thomas put it last Aug. 1, at the start of his eight Seahawks training camp before what became his sixth Pro Bowl season at free safety.
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Judging by the comments Sunday from the Texans' Robert McNair and the Jets' Christopher Johnson, the debate among the 32 owners could be confrontational.
“One question,” I said. “Can you define ‘football move?’”
“We’ve got this in our proposal,” Riveron said. “Player reaching out with possession. Player pulling the ball back. Player making a third step. Player protecting himself. Those qualify for a football move.”
Speaking on the NFL Network, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson revealed that the team never got serious about moving their backup quarterback.
"We did not," Pederson said. "Nothing too crazy. It had to be the right deal for us to do that. But there wasn't anything coming down our way for Nick."
Just after the season, in our re-sign priorities, Reggie Nelson was among the ‘let ‘em walk’ players. That was before Paul Guenther was named defensive coordinator. And he wants players on his team familiar with his system. So, the 34-year-old Nelson is coming back according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
"I mean, [I'm] more disappointed than angry," Mara said. "I think too often he allows himself to get put in bad situations and needs to use a little better judgment."
They didn’t officially have a head coach, and couldn’t hire the man they wanted, per NFL rules. Yet everyone in the league knew Matt Patricia was coming on board, and Patricia even fired and retained some of the Lions’ old coaching staff.
"We're still hopeful, Steve," Colbert said of getting a multi-year deal done with the star running back. "When you make that decision, you're obviously in negotiations prior to making the tag as we did, but once you make the tag, you move onto other business that's more pertinent at this point, and that's dealing with free agency and draft preparations. We still want to get through that period and then we'll address it at the appropriate time, but our long-term goal has always to have Le'Veon be a Steeler for his career."
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Of all the minutes and hours and days of Chiefs press conferences and conference calls and pages and pages and pages of quotes that emerged over the past week and change, the moment and words that stood out to me the most came from Veach’s mouth as he sat to the left of Anthony Hitchens during his introductory press conference.