The Chiefs may be in the market for some veteran depth on the offensive line. Field Yates of ESPN reports that the team had free agent tackle Cornelius Lucas in for a visit.
Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes visited the St. Mark Child and Family Development Center in Kansas City Wednesday.
He toured each classroom, visiting with children and teachers.
Mahomes also read the book, “Chocolate Milk, Por Favor,” to the kids.
Because Kelce is so productive and efficient on his own (with the ball in his hands), he might be safer than other tight ends changing quarterbacks this offseason. Quarterbacks likely have an influence on yards after the catch (by hitting a receiver in stride with accuracy), but Davis’ numbers with Alex Smith from when they were teammates the first time suggest this wasn’t the case with Kelce. Davis had just one year with Smith at quarterback where he posted top-40 all-decade numbers in yards after the catch, and he never reached the top-40 in missed tackles forced, though he’s been far more efficient on a per-reception-basis in Washington.
Kenneth Acker will provide depth to the Colts secondary after Rashaan Melvin left in free agency.
The Chiefs must get significant defensive help from the 2018 draft or -- like last year -- they'll go only as far as their offense can take them.
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The Chiefs' defense was, quite simply, awful in 2017 despite playing with one of the highest-scoring offenses in the league. Kansas City couldn't stop anyone, in any way, finishing the season 25th in run defense and 29th against the pass.
The problems for the Chiefs' defense start up front. Chris Jones is a budding star, but the defensive end appears to be a one-man band at this point. Run-stuffer Bennie Logan left for the Tennessee Titans in free agency, and the likes of Xavier Williams, Allen Bailey, and Rakeem Nunez-Roches fit better as depth players.
Jeremiah says (Sony) Michel reminds him “a lot” of Kareem Hunt, who was drafted by the Chiefs last April when Dorsey was still their general manager. Hunt lasted until late in Round 3, but he wouldn’t if GMs had a mulligan. He gave Kansas City 1,782 rushing-receiving yards as a rookie en route to the Pro Bowl.
“That took some time to get there,” Sorensen said. “I don’t know if there was one moment but maybe a collection of moments. It took effort and confidence. It took overcoming some doubts and some fears and getting to a place where I had a feeling like I belonged.”
Returned a punt for a touchdown: Tyreek Hill (Oklahoma State, Dec. 6, 2014)
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Andy Reid: "It's more than just running fast. We have a lot of fast players in the National Football League, but it's more than that. It's his ability to track the ball, set things up when the ball is in the air, to maintain your speed. Other guys, when the ball is in the air, that inside arm drops. It cuts their speed down three-quarters, and defensive backs can catch back up and roll."
The Cowboys would have already released Bryant, 29, if they would have secured the services of receiver Sammy Watkins during the first week of free agency.
Watkins chose to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs over a competitive offer from the Cowboys, according to a source.
Alex Smith donned a Washington Redskins jersey Wednesday night — burgundy with a white No. 11 — and took his initial steps at FedEx Field as a member of the franchise. The new starting quarterback was welcomed by 200 season ticket holders in his new locker room, where he held a question-and-answer session with fans seated in white chairs forming a semicircle around the man they hope will bring postseason glory to a team that hasn’t won a playoff game since 2005.
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The NFL released the 2018 NFL preseason schedule on Wednesday. The 65-game slate features eight nationally televised games, and every tilt will be shown on NFL Network.
"People didn't like him, dude," Patterson explained. "He was kind of like a diva, but he wasn't. He wouldn't show it that much. He was just crazy, man. He had fun though. I respect him as a person, but he just did things a little different."
"Oh, we're going to be great if Sam Bradford's healthy," Johnson replied. "From me watching him personally, I've seen him do some great things. The biggest thing is just being healthy.
"Not just with the addition of him but with also with the linemen we got, the receivers and everyone else that we have added to the team on the offensive side, I think we definitely will be the top offense in the league this year."
Two years ago, Conor Orr, then writing for NFL.com, chronicled how much the combine party had begun to wind down for the Serious NFL Men. “A quick survey of several current NFL position coaches, head coaches and executives found that the preference in Indianapolis is to find an out-of-the-way joint for dinner or drinks,” Orr wrote. “The prevalence of social media and citizen journalism is scary enough during their everyday lives.”
The 2018 NFL Draft hats are here and, as always, absolutely hideous.
I admit it ... ranking rookies before the NFL Draft is often an exercise in futility. How can you possibly forecast a player's value before he's actually on an NFL roster? Case in point, let's look at last season's class of quarterbacks. Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes was the 10th overall selection, but he landed in Kansas City behind a successful veteran starter in Alex Smith. That left him with almost no chance to see significant playing time as a rookie, which came to fruition when Smith put up tremendous numbers during the best season of his professional career.
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The Kansas City Chiefs’ preseason opponents were officially announced late Wednesday afternoon.
Much like how we discussed the Kansas City Chiefs’ perfect draft scenario on the AP Chiefs Draft Show, ESPN’s Mel Kiper and Todd McShay gave their ideal selections.