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As starting QB, Patrick Mahomes is going full K.C. | ESPN

"I talked through with him the process of maturation and process of integration that many of our quarterbacks have went through, whether it was Troy Aikman or Steve Young or Warren Moon," Steinberg said. "We talked about how the first year the goal was to integrate into the team, and the only way to do that is to pay deference to the incumbent veterans and try not to go into the situation with a high profile.

"We intentionally didn't do endorsements that would run in the Kansas City area even though they were offered. We didn't want him to be on billboards and everything when he wasn't even playing."

Chiefs' Reid backs Kansas gubernatorial candidate Colyer | The Kansas City Star

“I’ve gotten to know him since I’ve been here, and I appreciate the man,” Reid said in a brief interview Thursday, smiling and adding, “And so I’m going to dinner with him.”

Reid deflected any insinuation about political implications, saying he’s not “the guy who’s into politics” and “that’s not what this is about.”

Big Slick Celebrity Weekend red carpet for Children's Mercy | The Kansas City Star

Chiefs great Tony Gonzalez walked the red carpet, as expected. But he was joined by current players, all in uniform and giving autographs: Mitchell Schwartz, Jordan Devey, Bryan Witzmann and Mitch Morse.

Delanie Walker declares himself the best tight end in the NFL | ProFootballTalk

Walker believes that he — not Rob Gronkowski or Travis Kelce — is the best tight end in football.

“Honestly, I feel like I’m the best tight end in the league in all phases,” Walker said, via the Tennessean. “Blocking, run blocking, catching the ball, breaking tackles, stuff like that. At the end of the day, if you don’t feel like that you shouldn’t be in the league.”

What is a real prediction for the 49ers 2018 Season? Here are weeks 1-4 predictions. | SB Nation (49ers)

Analysis: KC shipped off most of its talent this off season. Sending Alex Smith to Washington, Marcus Peters to the L.A. Rams. Note they still have plenty of weapons in Travis Kelce, Kareem Hunt, and Tyreek Hill, changing QB's is still going to take its toll on this team. Also losing their #1 CB, that just isn't ever good for any team. I’ll be at this game since its the closest to my home and we should get our first road win of the season.

Prediction: SF wins 24-17

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Browns signing Mychal Kendricks to one-year deal | NFL.com

John Dorsey continues to reshape Cleveland's roster in his image, and his latest addition comes at a familiar position: linebacker. The Browns are signing Mychal Kendricks, Ian Rapoport reported.

Taking 'unguardable' concepts from college offenses, Bears join the NFL's offensive evolution | NBC Sports Chicago

"Man, when I came out of college, in '09, everyone was like ‘spread offense, that'll never work in the NFL,'" Daniel said. "It was just starting to maybe make its way in with Alex Smith out in (San Francisco). Now it's just, it seems like everyone's got an athletic quarterback that can zone read this, zone read that, RPOs. You saw in Philadelphia, they were this offense, they morphed into their own, a lot of RPOs, a lot of what Nick Foles felt comfortable with. And it's hard to defend the entire field as a defensive coordinator."

Calvin Johnson to Stay Retired from NFL, Might Donate Brain for Research | Bleacher Report

"Man, when I came out of college, in '09, everyone was like ‘spread offense, that'll never work in the NFL,'" Daniel said. "It was just starting to maybe make its way in with Alex Smith out in (San Francisco). Now it's just, it seems like everyone's got an athletic quarterback that can zone read this, zone read that, RPOs. You saw in Philadelphia, they were this offense, they morphed into their own, a lot of RPOs, a lot of what Nick Foles felt comfortable with. And it's hard to defend the entire field as a defensive coordinator."

Adrian Peterson: Hard-working Brees is 'the truth' | NFL.com

Drew Brees turned 39 in January, but if you looked at his statistics, you wouldn't know it. Adrian Peterson couldn't believe it either when he spent a training camp alongside the All-Pro quarterback.

Clay Matthews suffers broken nose in softball game | NFL.com

A charity softball game took a serious turn Saturday when Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews was struck in the face by a line drive. Matthews left for the hospital shortly after the incident.

Aaron Rodgers eyeing player opt-out in next contract? | NFL.com

It's anticipated the Green Bay Packers will sign Aaron Rodgers to a mammoth contract extension this offseason, but it's not just about dollars and cents, Mike Garafolo reports.

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