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NFL draft: Cleveland, Kansas City and Las Vegas are host city frontrunners | Yahoo! Sports (Terez Paylor)

When asked if it’s reasonable to assume the other finalist cities will one day get an opportunity to host the event, Peter O’Reilly, the NFL’s senior vice president of events, nodded his head.

“Yeah, I’d say that’s reasonable,” O’Reilly told Yahoo Sports. “A market like Kansas City [for instance] has been very interested for a while and has taken it very seriously. It’s not a decision I necessarily make but that certainly helps them, given the commitment they’ve made to hosting the draft.”

Pivot Point: Chiefs coach Andy Reid gets political, May 29, 2018 | The Wichita Eagle

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid will make two appearances for Gov. Jeff Colyer next week, including a Monday event in Wichita.

2018 NFL season stat, record, playoffs predictions - Football Power Index projections | ESPN

• Aside from the Packers, there is only one other team favored by the FPI to win its division that didn't win it last year: the Chargers (37 percent), who edge out the Chiefs (33 percent).

2015 NFL Draft: Re-grading team picks three years later | Sports Illustrated


1 (18) Marcus Peters, DB, Washington

2 (49) Mitch Morse, G, Missouri

3 (76) Chris Conley, WR, Georgia

3 (98) Steven Nelson, DB, Oregon State

4 (118) Ramik Wilson, LB, Georgia

5 (172) D.J. Alexander, LB, Oregon State

5 (173) James O’Shaughnessy, TE, Illinois State

6 (217) Rakeem Nunez-Roches, DT, Southern Mississippi

7 (233) Da’Ron Brown, WR, Northern Illinois

Over the last three years, this class has more than paid for itself. Nelson, Wilson, Morse and, of course, Marcus Peters, helped create some essential Chiefs moments during their recent stretch of success. While Peters ultimately wore out his welcome, the Chiefs got the best of his early years before flipping him to the Rams.


One strategy for 3-man best-ball drafts | Fantasy Analysis | Pro Football Focus

The clear takeaway is that drafting Gronkowski in this format is almost assuredly going to be a bonus for your team. When also considering the trend over the past five seasons of two players repeating in the top-three, pairing either Kelce or Ertz with Gronkowksi is the way to go. In the drafts I’ve completed thus far, pulling off one of those pairings means pulling the trigger on Gronkowski in round five and then immediately following with another tight end in round six. I’m going to be pairing Gronkowski and Kelce every chance I get.

Here's why Aaron Donald and Khalil Mack are still waiting for new deals | CBS Sports

Mack is represented by Joel Segal. Segal made Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston, who had been designated as a franchise player, the NFL's second highest-paid non-quarterback in 2015 with a six-year, $101 million contract containing $52.5 million of guarantees.

The offseason status of NFL players with Utah ties, late spring 2018 edition | Deseret News

Daniel Sorensen

No. 49, Safety

Local tie: BYU

2017 stats: 89 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 6 pass deflections, 1 interception, 14 starts

Sorensen had his best season as a pro in 2017, starting in place of an injured Eric Berry. He signed a four-year contract extension in March 2017 that will net him $3.65 million in base salary this year, according to Spotrac, as well as $1.65 million in bonuses.

Which Bear will be the most valuable in fantasy football this season? | Yahoo! Sports

4. Trey Burton, TE

Burton has a chance to become a real star in 2018. He'll man the Travis Kelce role for the Bears. Kelce's had no less than 862 yards in each of the last four seasons, and he's coming off back-to-back 1,000-yard campaigns. It's unlikely Burton will be that productive, but he's certainly lining up for starter's value in fantasy football.

We're 100 days away from start of 2018 NFL season |

Of today's active head coaches, nobody's remotely close to Bill Belichick's 250 victories. Andy Reid falls next in line with 183 wins, followed by Marvin Lewis (125), Mike McCarthy (121), Mike Tomlin (116), Pete Carroll (112) and Sean Payton (105).

Around the league

Philip Rivers: I'd back Antonio Gates, Chargers reunion |

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers endorsed the idea of bringing back veteran tight end Antonio Gates. The Chargers parted ways with Gates in April.

Brandon Marshall signs deal with Seattle Seahawks |

Former New York Jets and Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall is continuing his career in the Pacific Northwest. The veteran wide receiver announced he is joining the Seattle Seahawks.

Baltimore Ravens' John Harbaugh thinks most NFL coaches already teach safe tackling | ESPN

Ravens coach John Harbaugh thinks most of the league's coaches already teach safe tackling, but 5 percent will have to get on board.

Von Miller of Denver Broncos organizes second 'pass rush summit' | ESPN

"I just call guys from around the league. It's a small fraternity of the guys,'' Miller said. "... Justin Houston, I just call him and tell him to invite Dee Ford and the other guys. Andre Branch with the Miami Dolphins, I just call him and tell him to invite all the guys. Arik Armstead and Cassius Marsh with the San Francisco 49ers, they were already there last year, tell them to invite the other guys.

Dez Bryant apparently wants to play for 49ers

Jimmy Garoppolo seems to be something of a magnet attracting talent to San Francisco. Cornerback Richard Sherman recently admitted he ”wouldn’t have signed with the team if (he) didn’t believe in” the 49ers quarterback.

Perhaps free-agent wide receiver Dez Bryant feels a similar draw.

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Chiefs OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif graduates from med school Tuesday

“Right after graduation, I’m going back to Kansas City [OTAs] and starting again tomorrow morning,” he said. “The season is right around the corner. In terms of medicine, I think I just want to give myself a year in order to think about how I’m going to be able to manage residency because it’s hard to do part-time residency with an NFL career at the same time.

“I also want to enjoy the moment right now and really focus 100 percent on football because we know the Chiefs 2018 season is going to be big.”

Building the Chiefs offense for Patrick Mahomes: Empty sets

Part of what makes Andy Reid a great offensive coach and quarterback whisperer is that he tries to tap into the comfort of his players. He works to try and incorporate the things that they’re familiar with and what they’ve had success with. It’s smart for a variety of reasons.

National media power rankings are biased against the Chiefs

Year after year, I have heard Kansas City Chiefs fans complain about a media bias against the Chiefs.

Several fans believe the media regularly does not respect the Chiefs organization. After a long time of hearing these comments, I decided to see whether or not there was a media bias against the Chiefs.

Identifying what the Chiefs have in left tackle Eric Fisher

Eric Fisher.

Close to an elite NFL left tackle? Barely capable of starting at left tackle in the NFL? The phrase one chooses to associate with the real Eric Fisher can greatly depend on the game, drive or even particular snap in question, essentially meaning the answer falls somewhere in between.

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