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NFL Power Rankings: Super Bowl champion Eagles still the team to beat after free agency, draft - CBS Sports

13. Chiefs

If Patrick Mahomes is as good as expected they could be a lot higher on this list. But it's hard to gauge a first-year starter, even though I think he has a real chance to be special.

2014 NFL Draft Grades: Clowney, Manziel, Bortles, Mack | Sports Illustrated


1 (23 overall). Dee Ford, DE, Auburn

3 (87). Phillip Gaines, CB, Rice

4 (124). De'Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon

5 (163). Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia

6 (193). Zach Fulton, G, Tennessee

6 (200). Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, T, McGill (Canada)

This draft looked a lot better last spring, when Dee Ford was coming off a 10-sack season and had dominated offensive tackles in November and December with his incredible quickness. But a 2017 lost to back injuries puts his future in doubt. The Chiefs have positioned themselves to move on from him and an aging Justin Houston after drafting Tanoh Kpassagnon and Breeland Speaks in the 2017 and ’18 second rounds.

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Highly-Touted UDFA RB Darrel Williams Ready to Make Most of Opportunity |

“It was truly a blessing,” Williams said of the opportunity to put on NFL attire for the first time. “My dream is finally coming true, and I’ve got to take advantage of every opportunity I get because where I come from, not everybody gets these opportunities.”

Big 12 undrafted free agents face long odds to NFL |

Speedy Kansas State wide receiver Byron Pringle and lengthy Texas cornerback Holton Hill were projected as potential late-round picks, but their checkered pasts — Pringle was arrested as a teenager; Hill was suspended in 2017 and reportedly failed a drug test at the combine — led to a different route. Pringle recently signed with the Kansas City Chiefs, and Hill latched on with the Minnesota Vikings.

Lincoln Riley appeals to NFL and high school football folks alike | SB Nation (Oklahoma)

Congratulations to Jordan Smallwood for signing a UDFA deal with the Kansas City Chiefs! This obviously doesn’t mean he’s going to be on the roster during the regular season, but I’m glad he’s getting a shot. The dude has all the physical tools to make an impact, and the Chiefs have taken notice.

Like Matt Ryan, Le'Veon Bell, Odell Beckham to get paid | USA Today

Who's next: Gronkowski's deal runs two more years, though there are rumblings he'd like to renegotiate. Widely regarded as the best tight end in the game, he now trails Graham, Travis Kelce and Jordan Reed in average annual dollars.

Chiefs Play60 event comes to 9th and Van Brunt Athletic Fields | Northeast News

“A lot of people them they can’t do some things, but if they go out there and do everything that everybody else is doing, they feel like they fit right in,” said Hunt.

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Kurt Warner on NFL return: It's time we say it's over |

"My wife said, 'Go for it. I think it would be great,'" Warner offered. "So I actually talked to a coach about possibly doing it if they needed someone. Then they went out and signed somebody. I don't think they thought I was serious. So, I think we're completely done now."

McCourty: 0-16 season brings new perspective to Pats |

"Sometimes we get in a routine -- we've won a lot of football games -- and it's always good to hear a different perspective of what it takes so you're not kind of getting worn down or thinking this is too much. You get a perspective from him going 0-16. He always tells me, 'Last year, worst year ever.' I think hearing that motivates you and lets you know you're doing the right things that push you."

Papa John's Has Much Bigger Problems Than the NFL | Bloomberg

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