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Chiefs headlines for Wednesday, July 18.

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Kansas City Chiefs pack up for move to summer training camp in St. Joe | KCTV5

Moving day is a big deal for the Kansas City Chiefs.

“I mean, certainly it can be a big deal for a coach if he doesn’t have mouthwash or a big deal if you pack the wrong pair of shoes for a player,” Kansas City Chiefs director of equipment Allen Wright said.

Mellinger Minutes: Royals, Chiefs and is Darren Sproles a Hall of Famer? | The Kansas City Star

This is basically an expression of trust in the Chiefs’ scouting and coaching departments, but it’s also based on the film of the Week 17 game against the Broncos.

If we lived in a world in which Patrick Mahomes did not exist ... well, first of all, that world would be bad for my particular business.

But, let’s just say we lived in that world, then I believe the biggest takeaway from that game would be Kpassagnon.

Exclusive: Travis Kelce talks Chiefs at Gatorade ‘Athlete of the Year’ awards | Chiefs Wire

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is entering his sixth season as an NFL professional, which for some players is the average length of professional playing career.

With training camp rapidly approaching I asked Kelce what he does to avoid hitting a plateau and continue improving as a player.

“You always find something. That’s the good thing about football and sports in general. Really no one is perfect,” Kelce said. “Even the best players in the world will tell you that they’ve got something they could work on.”

Top 12 fantasy football handcuffs for 2018 | ESPN

12. Spencer Ware, Kansas City Chiefs

Ware is an important name to monitor throughout the offseason, as he sports elite handcuff upside, but he is not yet at full health. Ware tore his posterior cruciate ligament last offseason and missed all of 2017. He is expected back in time for 2018 but is still recovering, while the team added Damien Williams and Kerwynn Williams to a backfield that already includes starter Kareem Hunt and veteran Charcandrick West. Ware has proved to be an effective back, averaging 4.63 YPC and 2.20 YAC during two seasons in Andy Reid’s offense, both of which are in the top eight in the league. Reid’s offenses have always been a fantasy paradise for running backs, so a healthy Ware would skyrocket in fantasy value in the event of a Hunt injury.

Around the league

NFL: Cardinals GM suspended, fined | The Associated Press

The Arizona Cardinals suspended general manager Steve Keim for five weeks and fined him $200,000 after he pleaded guilty in court Tuesday to extreme DUI following a Fourth of July arrest in a Phoenix suburb.

Le’Veon Bell is making the biggest bet of all in 2018 | Yahoo! Sports

Le’Veon Bell is making a $33 million gamble on himself, believing that he, and perhaps he alone, can convince the NFL to change its collective, conventional wisdom on the value of running backs, notably ones in their late 20s.

Rams’ Brandin Cooks signs five-year, $81M extension | NFL.com

“Brandin Cooks has shown himself to be a class act on and off the field since the first day he joined our team,” Rams coach Sean McVay said in a statement. “He’s a proven professional in this league and signing him to a long-term contract was always our goal. We’re excited to keep Brandin in a Rams uniform through 2023.”

Cowboys DE Randy Gregory conditionally reinstated | NFL.com

Gregory is allowed to join the Cowboys at training camp and participate in meetings, conditioning work and similar activities, but is not permitted to participate in practices and games until the league can confirm Gregory is complying with the terms of his reinstatement. This includes confirming arrangements regarding Gregory’s clinical resources in Dallas.

”I’ve never been more proud of any individual in my life,” Gregory’s attorney Daniel Moskowitz said in a statement, via NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. “I’m very excited for Randy and his daughter and the rest of the his family.”

Earl Thomas: If you don’t want me, then trade me | NFL.com

“Always been the underdog ain’t nothing new,” Thomas wrote on Instagram. “Extend .....if you don’t want me let’s make a trade happen I understand it’s a bizz.”

Terrell Owens aims to return to football with CFL team | NFL.com

“Absolutely 100 percent,” Owens’ agent Jason Staroszik told TSN’s Dave Naylor when asked about Owens’ interest in playing in the CFL. “He still feels like he has some football years left in him. He just loves the game and wants to get back to playing whether it’s the CFL or NFL.”

In case you missed it at Arrowhead Pride

Training camp preview: three undrafted rookies worth watching

Williams signing on to join the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent created a three-headed monster of running backs named Williams on the Chiefs’ 90-man roster. The Chiefs gave Williams one of the largest ($30,000) guaranteed bonuses of the 2018 undrafted free agency market. They gave him significant incentives to join the team because there are significant financial incentives for the Chiefs if he is to earn an active roster spot.

ESPN leaves Chiefs out of top 10 on “future power rankings”

Prior to training camp each offseason, ESPN Insider releases its “future power rankings,”which project how the next three seasons will go in the NFL.

Upon first glance at the rankings’ description, you may think that the Kansas City Chiefs would be in pretty good shape. You’d be wrong.

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