Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is a man about town in KC | The Kansas City Star
“Sherm was big on my wearing the shorts and sleeveless T-shirt,” Mahomes said. “That blew up big on Twitter.”
Patrick Mahomes Gets Roasted on Twitter for His Fashion Choices | 1340 The Fan
I know the headline is ironic, but when former Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes wore jorts and a cutoff baseball jersey to a NASCAR event, Twitter went wild.
Changing of the guard: A eulogy for an elite era of fantasy tight ends | Pro Football Focus
Gates, Gonzalez, and Witten were at or near the top every year before they were joined by Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham in 2010/2011. Greg Olsen joined the fray in the early 2010s as Gonzalez’s career wound down, and Travis Kelce recently ranked up to the elite level. Some others are knocking on the door, such as Zach Ertz and Evan Engram.
Raiders betting on pass rush being the fix to their awful pass defense from last year | SB Nation (Raiders)
Considering those numbers a top priority in free agency and the draft should have been to upgrade the secondary. They replaced the cornerback trio of Sean Smith, David Amerson, and TJ Carrie with a stockpile of questionable cornerback talent and signed veteran journeyman safety Marcus Gilchrist. But that hardly seems like enough fix the monstrosity that was last year’s pass defense.
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NFL worst-to-first candidates: Ranking eight teams by chance of making jump
The AFC West might be tightly contested again, but the uncertainty surrounding the Chiefs amid Patrick Mahomes' ascension to starting QB leaves the door open for a new champion. General manager John Elway said the Chargers might be the team to beat, but Denver looks poised to right the ship in short order.
NFL Network predicts 9 new starters for Raiders in 2018, could it be more? SB Nation (Raiders)
Gruden has altered the personnel in Oakland as Michael Crabtree, Marquette King, Sebastian Janikowski, Sean Smith and David Amerson will not be donning the Silver and Black next season.
Carolina Panthers finalize terms to sell franchise to David Tepper | NFL.com
David Tepper is purchasing the Panthers for $2.275 billion. Judy Battista provides background on the hedge fund billionaire set to take over the NFL franchise in Carolina.
NFL: Arian Foster says NFL owners 'dishonest,' care little for players | USA Today Sports
“You hear the rumblings, so … that was my first thought – that it didn’t surprise me he thought like that,” Foster told USA TODAY Sports. “Knowing my experience of being an NFL player, it is of my understanding that that’s how they view the players anyway.”
Seven best offseasons of 2018: Giants, Browns make strides - NFL.com
4) Los Angeles Rams
If there were an award for "happiest defensive coordinator," Wade Phillips would surely win it in a runaway after the Rams added studs Marcus Peters, Aqib Talib and Ndamukong Suh to a defense that already included Aaron Donald. If you look every place Phillips has won before -- including in Denver, when the Broncos won Super Bowl 50 -- his success came because of good corners and potent inside tackles, and that's exactly what the Rams have now. And it's not like Los Angeles forgot about offense; the Rams also traded for receiver Brandin Cooks, who is a superior route-runner to ex-Ram Sammy Watkins. The only thing the Rams need to do now to make this offseason complete is sign Donald to a long-term extension.
Cowboys DE Randy Gregory applying for reinstatement | NFL.com
Randy Gregory will submit his application for NFL reinstatement on Thursday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. He has already been suspended three times since being drafted by the Cowboys in 2015.
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Chiefs waive depth wide receiver, sign another
The Chiefs have waived WR Jordan Smallwood (Oklahoma) and signed WR Davon Grayson (East Carolina), per the NFL’s transactions report.