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Chiefs headlines for Saturday, June 16.

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NFL’s top five receiving corps; Lamar Jackson’s Baltimore buzz | NFL.com

4) Kansas City Chiefs: Before you @ me about the Chiefs’ spot on this list, you should check out the ridiculous big-play production their “Big Three” has amassed over the past two years: Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce and Sammy Watkins have combined for 69 receptions of 20-plus yards and 35 touchdown catches. While those numbers are somewhat stymied by Watkins’ scattershot output over the past two seasons (13 20-plus yards catches and 10 touchdowns in 23 games), it is important to note that he tallied 32 receptions of 20-plus yards and 15 touchdowns during his first two NFL campaigns. Thus, it is quite possible that he re-emerges as a big-play threat in an Andy Reid system that showcases explosive receivers, particularly those playmakers with speed and RAC (run after catch) ability. With three potent playmakers on the field at all times, the Chiefs’ receiving corps could become the next unit to boast a trio of 1,000-yard pass catchers in a single season.

David Amerson improvement key to KC Chiefs secondary | The Kansas City Star

“If you follow his career from a skills standpoint, he is a six-(foot) corner, he is long and athletic,” Chiefs general manager Brett Veach said soon after Amerson was signed. “He has really good hips and can match at the top of routes.

“He has been a little inconsistent, been banged up a little. It was just one of those things where the Raiders decided to move on and we evaluated his tape. We liked his skillset. I think there is still some development and growth he can reach and we think he will have a shot in some press-man coverage.”

Chiefs' Eric Berry: Back practicing | CBS Sports

Berry was present for the beginning of offseason workouts and has now progressed to full participation in drills. It remains to be seen how effective he will be in his return from an injury that can have a major impact on explosiveness. Regardless, the veteran should serve as a quarterback in the secondary and has a history of recovering from major setbacks, considering he already battled his way back from Hodgkin's Lymphoma earlier in his career.

Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones poised to be NFL best | The Wichita Eagle

“I haven’t moved on,” Jones said. “It’s coming. It will be like a Wildcat play. You can’t tell the audience what’s going on. You’ve just to go — boom! — pop it on them.”