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2018 NFL All Comeback Player Team: Andrew Luck edges out Aaron Rodgers at quarterback | NFL

S: Eric Berry, Chiefs -- Berry already won the CPOY award thanks to his victory over cancer and returning to the field. He was superb in 2016 in that return, but lost for the season in Week 1 after he ruptured his Achilles against the Patriots last year. Despite that, the Chiefs had plenty of success, but when people bury this defense, they forget how important a healthy return of Berry to the backend can be. He’s a game changer.

Running back who had Chiefs workout in critical condition after shooting in Indiana | Kansas City Star

Last month, Grand Valley State running back Martayveus “Marty” Carter announced he was entering the 2018 NFL Supplemental Draft.

Carter, who rushed for 3,728 yards and 36 touchdowns in 36 games for the Division II school in Michigan, was not picked in the draft earlier this month and became a free agent. Yahoo Sports’ Terez A. Paylor reported that Carter had a workout with the Chiefs on July 19, but he didn’t sign with the team.

Chiefs’ Kareem Hunt: Gets some full-team work | CBS Sports

Previously limited to individual drills in the early part of training camp, Hunt took a big step forward Monday and could soon be cleared for contact drills.

The case for Chiefs’ defense: how it could be much improved in 2018 | The Wichita Eagle

“We’re locked in,” Nelson said. “We have a great group. I think people on the outside get caught up in big names but, like, so what?”

Fantasy Football 2018: Wide Receiver Primer | Sports Illustrated

Look beyond those top two tiers, and you’ll find even more players early in their careers whose best days are likely still ahead. Stefon Diggs, Brandin Cooks, Allen Robinson and Tyreek Hill have already experienced plenty of success, and the arrow is pointing up in an obvious way for all of them. Amari Cooper and Sammy Watkins have been mild disappointments to this point of their respective careers, but both still have elite WR1 potential, and will play this season at 24 years old and 25 years old, respectively.

Camp notebook: Mahomes sharp against second-team defense | Chiefs Digest

One day after struggling in the rain against the No. 1 defense, quarterback Patrick Mahomes bounced back with an impressive performance against the second-team defense in ideal conditions, unofficially finishing 18-of-20 passing with a couple of deep touchdowns.

Running wild: Chiefs enter training camp with loaded backfield | KCTV 5

“There’s a good number of backs here that we have,” offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy said, “and we’re very, very blessed and fortunate. We just want to watch these guys compete.”

NFL training camp power rankings: Eagles have competition in NFC | USA Today

19. Chiefs (15): Patrick Mahomes couldn’t ask for a better arsenal around him. But will suspect defense put a young gunslinger into holes he can’t climb from?

Larry Fitzgerald, Cole Beasley and seven other players you should target early in PPR drafts | Yahoo! Entertainment

The tight end with the highest hog rate — defined as targets per snap — in 2017 wasn’t Rob Gronkowski or Travis Kelce or Zach Ertz. It was former Lion Eric Ebron. So given Matthew Stafford’s penchant to look for tight ends, Willson could be a legitimate late-round tight end option.

Which NFL coach will be fired first in 2018? | The Comeback

Safe unless it really hits the fan (9)

Sean McDermott (Bills), Doug Marrone (Jaguars), Anthony Lynn (Chargers), Dan Quinn (Falcons), John Harbaugh (Ravens), Mike Tomlin (Steelers), Mike McCarthy (Packers), Andy Reid (Chiefs), Todd Bowles (Jets)

Around the league

NFL Renews Snapchat Deal for Two Years, Will Flood the Zone for Sunday Games (EXCLUSIVE) | Variety

The National Football League has snapped the ball again to Snapchat, extending its content partnership with Snap for the 2018 and 2019 seasons — with a brand-new Sunday gameday experience starting this year.

The 20 best available NFL free agents: Who’s still on the market | ESPN

Free agency never ends, however, so here are 20 of the most notable names available for when teams begin looking for help.

Jamison Crowder-Alex Smith connection starting to flourish for Redskins | The Washington Post

If there’s a competition in the wide receivers’ room to become Alex Smith’s favorite target, Jamison Crowder has taken the early lead.

Danny Trevathan: I’m an example of new helmet rule | NFL

Trevathan knows firsthand after serving a suspension in 2017 for a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit on Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams, so he is familiar what the league is attempting to accomplish.

Chandler Jones destroys piece of NFL practice equipment, leaves Twitter in shock | CBS Sports

Of course, the Cardinals might not be using their sled anytime soon and that’s because Chandler Jones broke it on Monday, and here’s the proof.

Jones reportedly told by NFL to stop discussing anthem | Reuters

According to a report by the (Fort Worth) Star-Telegram, Jones’ staff told several television stations that he could not speak with them about the national anthem in interviews from training camp in Oxnard, Calif. Staffers said the NFL told Jones to stop talking about the policy he had set for his team.

Richard Sherman sounds off on Jerry Jones, national anthem policy, comeback with 49ers | USA Today Sports

“The owner of the Dallas Cowboys, with the old plantation mentality,” Sherman said of Jones. “What did you expect?”

Vikings’ Danielle Hunter is the NFL’s best pass rusher that nobody’s talking about | CBS Sports

It is illegal for NFL teams to practice in full pads before summer training camp, but one look at Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunterduring June’s minicamp would have been enough to convince you the reigning NFC North champions had been skirting the rules.

Injuries: Ross Cockrell breaks leg at Panthers practice | NFL

Cornerback Ross Cockrell, who joined the Panthers on a two-year deal in free agency, was carted off the field Monday with a broken leg, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The team announced that Cockrell will undergo surgery after fracturing his left tibia and fibula.

In case you missed it at Arrowhead Pride

Tyreek Hill has never had a quarter back who could hit him in stride until Patrick Mahomes

“Pat (Mahomes) is the first guy that I have played with that has the arm strength,” Hill said. “That’s not taking anything away from other quarterbacks I have played with, but Pat is something special.”

Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp 2018: Monday observations

The Kansas City Chiefs held their first full-team 10-10-10 practice on Monday morning before a scheduled players day off on Tuesday.

Justin Houston played ‘16 and ‘17 seasons “pretty much on one leg”

“I can feel it,” Houston said. “When you have surgery and the surgery I had on my knee, it takes time. As much as you want to be ready, it still just takes time to get your pop back and get where you want to be at. So I think I’m there, and I’m beyond there right now. I just feel great to be back in that feeling.”

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