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Le'Veon Bell, Todd Gurley go 1-2 in early fantasy mock draft | Yahoo! Sports

Pick 6: Kareem Hunt, KC, RB5 – Hunt doesn’t quite belong in the discussion with the four RBs at the top of this mock, but he’s not too far away. Kamara is tempting, but Hunt received 124 more touches last season. (Behrens 2)

Top 200 fantasy players for 2018: Marcas Grant |

8. Kareem Hunt, Chiefs, RB5

16. Tyreek Hill, Chiefs, WR12

24. Travis Kelce, Chiefs, TE2

106. Sammy Watkins, Chiefs, WR47

156. Charcandrick West, Chiefs, RB60

199. Damien Williams, Chiefs, RB71

Clemson LB Dorian O'Daniel shares emotional draft day story with Dabo Swinney |

"I just saw Dorian (O'Daniel). Dorian just came by right before I left," Swinney grinned. "He came by to give me a hug and just, he was so excited to kind of tell me his (NFL draft) story.

"He feels like (the Chiefs) have a plan for him and a good fit for the scheme and the things that they're going to ask him to do. I think they've done a good job of articulating — he was a very specific guy that they wanted and so he was really excited about that."

What Every NFL Team's Rookie Class Must Accomplish in 2018 | Bleacher Report

Breeland Speaks out of Ole Miss might as well be a first-round pick based on the expectations he's about to face.

Speaks, a second-round pick, was the first selection in the draft by the Kansas City Chiefs and will get a shot at immediate playing time at defensive end, where the roster happens to have a weak point.

How Raiders shape up in division after draft, free agency | The Mercury News

Analysis: It all depends on second-year quarterback Pat Mahomes and if he’s ready to replace Smith, the veteran quarterback dealt to Washington after another Kansas City playoff loss.

The Chiefs way overpaid for Watkins (three years, $48 million), who has essentially been sent packing by both Buffalo and the Los Angeles Rams going into his fifth season.

Dealing Peters and replacing him with Fuller doesn’t seem like an even swap, and without a first round draft pick, there’s the possibility of not having anyone from the draft class make a major impact.

Football | List of South Hampton Roads athletes in the NFL is growing |

Kansas City – Derrick Nnadi (Ocean Lakes)

Chapman Goes No. 1 In CFL Draft |

He is the first Chippewa ever selected with the No. 1 pick in the CFL draft and is the second CMU player taken No. 1 in a professional football draft. Offensive tackle Eric Fisher went No. 1 to the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2013 NFL draft.

Around the league

Matt Ryan, Falcons agree to five-year, $150M contract |

The Falcons have agreed to terms with quarterback Matt Ryan on a five-year, $150 million contract extension with $100 million guaranteed, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported, via a source informed of the situation. The new deal runs through the 2023 season and will make Ryan the first player to average at least $30 million per year.

Eagles pick up Doug Pederson's contract option |

Pederson, head coach of the Super Bowl LII champions, is now under contract through 2020. The news avoids a lame-duck year for a coach coming off the pinnacle of pro football in unexpected fashion, coaching up a backup quarterback to lead his squad to a title in a shootout. He'll return armed with the security of an additional year and an up-and-coming quarterback in Carson Wentz who was a legitimate MVP candidate before a knee injury ended his season.

Why Raiders infuriated NFL teams with one draft pick | The Mercury News

One angry official from a team Miller spoke with told him the Raiders’ pick was “irresponsible,” and he felt it would be best for Hurst to “never put a (expletive) helmet on again in his life.”

Welcome aboard, Peter King | ProFootballTalk

Today is a pretty good day here at NBC Sports.

It’s not an easy day for Peter King, who has decided to end his 29-year run at Sports Illustrated. But it’s a pretty good day here at NBC Sports, because Peter has decided to join the effort to cover pro football.

Age Played A Bigger Role In The NFL Draft. It’s About Time. | FiveThirtyEight

In last week’s NFL draft, teams seemed to be saying “younger is better” when it came to the top picks. Seventeen of the 32 players selected in the first round will be age 21 or younger on Sept. 1 — about when their rookie season will begin. This is the highest number this century.1 And it’s not a one-year fluke based on this draft’s talent pool: It’s the continuation of a trend.

Detroit Lions trade DT Akeem Spence to Dolphins |

Akeem Spence is on the move. The Detroit Lions traded the defensive tackle to the Miami Dolphins for an undisclosed 2019 draft pick, the team announced on Thursday.

Cowboys TE Jason Witten retires after 15 seasons |

"There's an old saying in pro football: The circus doesn't stay in town forever," Witten said. "And when you're young, I think it takes on a meaning that, when your opportunity comes, grab it. And as you get older, I think you realize there's a deeper meaning. No man knows when his time has come to walk away. And I'm no different. It's been said, whether right or wrong, it's better three hours too soon, than a minute too late. The man who insists on seeing the perfect clearness before he decides, he never decides. Accept life, and you cannot accept regret.

"After much self-reflection, prayer and faith, today I've decided that the time has come for me to pass the torch to the next generation of Dallas Cowboys and retire from the National Football League."

Why Detroit Lions may have deepest wideout group in NFL | Detroit Free Press

Detroit Lions were the only NFL team with 2 WRs over 1,000 yards last season, plus they have an emerging Kenny Golladay.

Redskins cheerleaders deserve NFL Commissioner's protection (Opinion) - CNN

While it may not be surprising to read the New York Times report of how the Washington Redskins' cheerleaders were treated, there's no excuse for the behavior and the move to change it has to come from the top, writes Carol Costello

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Early signs are pointing up for Dorian O’Daniel

The highest-rated special teams player means Uncle Dave Toub, who has a killer eye for this stuff, had something to do with the O’Daniel pick. Veach later said the Chiefs expect O’Daniel to play in all four phases of special teams—kick returns, punt returns, kick coverage and punt coverage.

Chiefs cut two players, including Orson Charles

The Kansas City Chiefs cut two more players this week, according to the NFL’s transactions report. The Chiefs released DT Josh Augusta and TE Orson Charles.

Chiefs’ Brett Veach and Browns’ John Dorsey: Five matchups to watch

Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach and Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey will always be connected for as long as their respective tenures last.

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