6. Kansas City Chiefs
There’s a new gunslinger running the show in former Texas Tech star quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Although there could be some growing pains, the Chiefs have a bright future.
8. Kareem Hunt, RB, Kansas City Chiefs—HAMPL
26. Tyreek Hill, WR, Kansas City Chiefs—GOLDICH
32. Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs—HAMPL
63. Sammy Watkins, WR, Kansas City Chiefs—LAZAR
84. Patrick Mahomes, QB, Kansas City Chiefs—GRAMLING
142. Harrison Butker, K, Kansas City Chiefs—MANTZOURANIS
The 6-foot-2, 303-pound defensive tackle has become a quality defender for the Seminoles while backing up Derrick Nnadi the past three seasons.
He’s recorded 41 tackles, four tackles for loss, and half a sack over those three years as a rotational player.
With Nnadi off to the NFL, (Wayne) Jones will have the opportunity to compete with sophomore Marvin Wilson for the starting job opposite of redshirt senior Demarcus Christmas.
Around the league
Julian Edelman will officially miss the first four games of the 2018 season.
The New England Patriots wide receiver’s appeal of his four-game suspension was denied, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday. Edelman’s ban stems from a violation of the NFL’s performance-enhancing substances policy.
“Our organization understands and supports the League’s decision,” general manager John Lynch said in a statement released by the team. “Although we are disappointed that Reuben will not be with our team for the first two games of the season, we will continue to work with him on making better decisions and eliminating unnecessary distractions. We are encouraged to see Reuben take responsibility for his mistakes, and hopeful that he has learned from them as well.”
It isn’t just Houston that’s invested in Watson’s return, though the Texans’ outlook for the next decade is riding on it. If Watson is the NFL’s next superstar quarterback, Bill O’Brien is going to save his job for a while and it lifts a franchise that has only three playoff wins and has never made it out of the divisional round.
Aaron Jones has been suspended without pay for two games for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, the league announced Tuesday. The suspension stems from an early October 2017 arrest and marijuana-related charge, which he pleaded no contest in February.
“I’m proud to be a Moc, and I’m honored to be able to share this experience with my family, friends, teammates and fans at the place that provided me an opportunity beyond high school and where I truly began to find myself as an athlete,” Owens said in the release. “Thank you to everyone who has supported my celebration decision. I look forward to seeing you all in Chattanooga. ... Getcha popcorn ready!”
In case you missed it at Arrowhead Pride
I was ready to have a normal, relaxing Fourth of July...and NOW I’M READY TO RUN THROUGH A [EXPLICIT] WALL.