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Jameis Winston suspension would affect Buccaneers little, hurt QB much more | Sporting News

The key, then, will be whether Winston can bridge the gap from promising to great; that hope is a big reason why Koetter is still the Bucs’ coach. Marcus Mariota (drafted one spot after Winston in ‘15), Wentz, Jared Goff and Deshaun Watson all look to be on faster tracks. Patrick Mahomes and Mitchell Trubisky are on deck.

The suspension reportedly will be only three games, but that’s a lot for a QB who is trying to live up to his lofty draft status.

Chiefs’ Damien Williams: Limited in offseason workouts | CBS Sports

Williams is bouncing back from offseason surgery to repair a separated left shoulder that cost him the final five games of the 2017 season. There seems to be a good chance the running back will be good to go for training camp, but that notion is far from certain. When healthy, Williams will compete with Spencer Ware (knee) and Charcandrick West for depth slotting under Kareem Hunt (hamstring).

How the return of this Texan will boost the defense

The Texans’ outside linebacker was caught leaning in one direction last season as he attempted to reverse his momentum and corral Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt.

Around the league

Report: NFL to Hear Julian Edelman’s Appeal of Four-Game Suspension Monday

It looks like the NFL is about to have another battle on its hands after disciplining a Patriots player.

Julian Edelman will have his four-game suspension appeal heard on Monday, according to ESPN’s Dan Graziano.

Peyton Manning: Drew Brees ‘deserves’ passing record

“I don’t think it’s a matter of if (Brees breaks the record), it’s just a matter of when,” Manning said Friday at the annual Manning Passing Academy, per NOLA.com. “He deserves it. He’s been a great player for a long time.”

NFL’s top five DEFENSIVE triplets; Jameis Winston on thin ice

I will keep it real: We’ve reached the point of the offseason where it is hard to come up with new and exciting topics to discuss.

Luckily, I spend a few days each week with Daniel Jeremiah spitballing ideas for the Move The Sticks Podcast. Earlier this week, we decided to draft the NFL’s best triplets on offense (QB/RB/WR) ANDdefense (DL/LB/DB). While we’ve seen plenty of lists over the years detailing the top offensive triplets, I thought looking at the best defensive trios would address a trend we are seeing from team builders as they attempt to put together a championship-caliber D in today’s pass-centric league.

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson reveals the one team that wanted him to play receiver

“It was a Chargers scout, he was the one who told me about it,” Jackson said. “Like, he was the first one to come to me about it, and I’m like, ‘What?’ He caught me off guard with it. I even made a face for him like, ‘What?’ I’m thinking he’s trying to be funny, but he kept going with it, so it just became blown out of proportion.”

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NFL reportedly rejects Laurent Duvernay-Tardif’s ‘M.D.’ jersey request

Duvernay-Tardif’s jersey request has reportedly been denied by the NFL, according to Andy Mailly-Pressoir of TVA Sports, a French Canadian sports network based in Montreal.

Stagner Things: 10 ways to survive your Chiefs craving until September

Some random thoughts and references to help keep you in the right state of mind while the NFL goes through the quietest time of year, then into training camp:

1) Say goodbye to the 2017 Chiefs, and hello to the new version.

I’ve made the case in the past that we have to think about each year’s team as its own entity. They may have some of the same players as 2017, but it’s not simply a continuation of last year. Enough change happens in the NFL every year that you can forget most of what you think you know about every team at the end of each season. This is especially true of the 2018 Chiefs.