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Eric Berry back on the field at Chiefs OTAs

No. 29 back on the field at OTAs Tuesday. (photo: @chiefs)

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Mellinger Minutes: Chiefs, Royals, Kansas, analysis. | The Kansas City Star

I truly believe this: [Patrick Mahomes] is Kansas City's most hyped athlete since at least Bo Jackson.

I believe this is a different context he's walking into than 37-year-old Joe Montana, and bigger than even the two standing ovations before Alex Gordon's first big league at bat.

Chiefs fans have literally been waiting for him since before he was born, and this is now his city in a way that no player has had since at least Tony Gonzalez.

How Sammy Watkins' contract is changing the game for the WR market | CBS Sports

The most surprising deal belongs to Sammy Watkins, who got a three-year, $48 million contract with $30 million fully guaranteed from the Chiefs. The 2014 fourth-overall pick is being paid like an elite receiver without matching production. Watkins drew considerable interest in free agency -- the Bears, Cowboys and Packers reportedly were among his suitors -- before signing with the Chiefs.

Chiefs wideout Tyreek Hill hosts celebrity basketball game | 41 Action News

"I mean, man, it's Chiefs Kingdom," Chiefs running back Charcandrick West said. "You come to a game on Sunday, you'll understand the love we get. So, this doesn't surprise me at all man. The Chiefs fans always support."

Post-draft concerns: One burning question for each AFC team | NFL.com
Kansas City Chiefs: Will the reshuffled defense get it together?

All eyes will be on Patrick Mahomes' rocket arm and his loaded offensive talent pool next season, but Chiefs fans should spend more time worrying about the rapid dissolution of K.C.'s once rock-solid defense. This offseason, the Chiefs lost three leaders and 11 Pro Bowl appearances on that side of the ball, with the departures of Derrick Johnson, Tamba Hali and Marcus Peters. That doesn't even include the losses of reliable starting safety Ron Parker and cornerbacks Terrance Mitchell, Phillip Gaines and Darrelle Revis. The figurehead of the immense turnover on K.C.'s defense is inside linebacker Anthony Hitchens, who was brought over from Dallas to pair with Bills bust Reggie Ragland. The Chiefs hope they have a promising pairing on their hands in the middle of the front seven, but their honeymoon period will be short. For the first time in a long time last season, the defense was Kansas City's Achilles' heel, and while the Chiefs are reinventing the wheel on offense, they can't afford to be caught treading water on the other side of the ball.

Eagles surprisingly cut Mychal Kendricks: Here are nine potential landing spots for linebacker | CBS Sports

As for the Chiefs, if anyone knows just how good Kendricks can be in the right scheme, it's Andy Reid. Remember, Reid is the one who brought Kendricks into the NFL back in 2012, when he selected the former Cal linebacker with a second-round pick in the draft. The Chiefs have already signed one linebacker this offseason (Anthony Hitchens), but despite that, they could still stand to beef up their depth at the position.

Predicting NFL Draft sleepers for Browns, Chargers, Jaguars | The San Diego Union-Tribune

Browns WR/returner Antonio Callaway

Due to bad behavior, Callaway didn’t play last year with the Florida Gators.

The man who drafted him has had very good results with players whose off-field decisions scared off other NFL talent men or perhaps club owners.

With the Chiefs, John Dorsey drafted several players who raised significant questions about off-field character. Tyreek Hill and Marcus Peters, notably, had fallen off some NFL draft boards due to their transgressions.

Around the league

Everything you need to know for the 2018 NFL’s spring league meeting | SB Nation

NFL owners are meeting Atlanta, where they’ve already voted on two new rules.

Owners approve changes to kickoff, use of helmet | NFL.com

NFL owners voted Tuesday to adopt a revamped kickoff play for the 2018 season. Owners also approved the ejection standards to go along with the "use of the helmet" rule.

Hunter Henry will miss 2018 with a torn ACL | SB Nation (Chargers)

It seems the Chargers still have not been able to chase off the ACL eating demon that haunts the team. TE Hunter Henry has torn his ACL on day one of OTAs and will miss the entire 2018 season.

Raiders acquire former second-round pick QB Christian Hackenberg in trade with the Jets | SB Nation (Raiders)

Tuesday the Raiders made a big move. For that matter so did the Jets. They traded 2016 second round pick QB Christian Hackenberg to the Raiders for a 2019 conditional 7th round pick, head coach Todd Bowles announced.

Eagles declined Nick Foles-Browns trade earlier this offseason | NFL.com

Shortly before the start of the league year, the Philadelphia Eagles turned down a potential trade that would have sent Super Bowl LII MVP Nick Foles to the Cleveland Browns for the 35th overall pick in the 2018 draft, according to three sources familiar with the talks.

NFL approves David Tepper as new Panthers owner | NFL.com

NFL team owners approved the Carolina Panthers' sale to billionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper, who agreed to purchase the team last week for $2.275 billion.

Debrief: What matters -- and what doesn't -- during OTA season | NFL.com

The league's reigning MVP and the Patriots' next-most dominant player in team history have yet to attend organized team activities -- and it's not that big of a story. Consider this progress.

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