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MMQB: Andrew Luck throwing, Mike McCarthy's minicamp tradition | Sports Illustrated
3. Most of the change in Kansas City has centered on Patrick Mahomes taking over at quarterback, but the Chiefs went through a deliberate makeover on defense over the last few months too. Playoff ousters against Pittsburgh and Tennessee the last two years showed the KC brass that it needed to get tougher and faster on that side, and the belief is that steps have been taken there. The additions of veteran LB Anthony Hitchens, NT Xavier Williams and CBs Kendall Fuller and David Amerson have helped. And second-rounder Breeland Speaks is already taking first-team reps opposite Justin Houston at outside linebacker, while third-rounder Dorian O’Daniel’s speed has shown up as he played as a nickel and dime ’backer.

The Best Player at Every Position in the NFL | Bleacher Report
Tight end: Travis Kelce

This one was a difficult call.

An argument can be made for Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots as the league's best tight end. When he's healthy, there isn't a more dominant player in the game at the position.

But that "when healthy" caveat is a big one—Gronkowski hasn't played a full 16-game season since 2011.

Chiefs' Tyreek Hill treats some kids to shopping spree | The Garden City Telegram
Nine lucky boys arrived at Academy Sports and Outdoors in Overland Park, not too sure what was about to happen. Moments later, they found out that Hill had given them each $100 gift cards to buy whatever they wanted in the store.

The biggest thing Hill, a former Garden City Broncbuster, looked forward to was seeing their reactions.

″(I looked forward to) seeing their faces. When you’re a kid, you want to the opportunity to be apart of something like this,” Hill said. “You want to meet stars and get to know them, see what their personality is like.”

Three Chiefs learned locker room lessons from pro sport dads | ESPN
Patrick Mahomes, Dustin Colquitt and Kahlil McKenzie grew up with dads in professional sports. Here's a look at how those bonds impacted their careers.

Around the league

Dads in the NFL celebrate Father's Day | NFL.com
Happy Father's Day! Dads in the NFL celebrate their special day with loved ones by posting pictures on social media.

Brady: Retirement coming 'sooner rather than later' | NFL.com
In an interview with Oprah, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady stared into the abyss of retirement and acknowledged his football mortality, but provided no real timetable for the end of his storied career.

Denver Broncos backup quarterback Paxton Lynch: "I'll be ready" if called upon | The Denver Post
In group interview following minicamp, Lynch talked about his development and the signing of Case Keenum.

Bucs still don’t know when Jameis Winston will throw another pass that matters | Tampa Bay Times
The last pass thrown by Jameis Winston in a regular-season game was his best. The perfectly arced, 39-yard strike to Chris Godwin for a touchdown with nine seconds left gave the Bucs a 31-24 win over New Orleans at Raymond James Stadium on New Year's Eve.

But one big question looms for the Bucs entering summer break: how long before Winston throws another pass in a game that matters?

The NFL's investigation into an allegation that Winston groped a 26-year-old female Uber driver has entered its eighth month.

In case you missed it last week at Arrowhead Pride

2018 Chiefs training camp schedule
It’s headband season. The Kansas City Chiefs training camp schedule is here!

Patrick Mahomes is leaning into the hype
“You see it,” Mahomes said of the national hype. “You watch SportsCenter or you watch other networks and you see that stuff. For me, I am just trying to come in and play football. As a kid, you dream of moments of being able to play in NFL games and so I am just enjoying that and trying to win a lot of games doing it.”

Five hot takes from Chiefs OTAs
1. The offensive line is probably a bigger concern than people realize at this stage of the game.

Mitch Morse wasn’t ready to participate in the Chiefs’ offseason program, which meant Cam Erving took all the snaps at center for the Chiefs. There is no other way to say it than this is not exactly ideal.