The Kansas City Chiefs will introduce a new tailgating policy at Arrowhead Stadium this year. Enter the stadium at kickoff or leave the lot if you don’t have tickets. The policy will be phased in during the season.
“I believe Patrick Mahomes is that Ferrari, but is it ready to drive in 2018, or is it more suited for a ‘19 or ‘20?”
“I don’t know if I’ve met anyone quite like him,” Kansas City safety Daniel Sorensen said. “His spirit is something special. His motivation to come back from whatever’s in his way is remarkable. When you get to know Eric and see how he handles things, you’re not surprised by what he’s able to accomplish.”
Here’s something that’s true: The most impressive throw of the NFL’s preseason is not Mahomes’ best moment.
Carrington & Brad sat down with Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes to talk about his love for baseball, picking football and the nickname he likes the most
“He’s probably going to throw a lot of picks, but he’s going to throw a lot of touchdowns, too,” Gonzalez predicted for the upcoming season.
Take the Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill, for instance. With a deep ball-loving gunslinger in Patrick Mahomes installed at quarterback, the 5-foot-10, 185-pound dynamo with 4.24 speed seems primed to build on a sophomore season in which he caught 75 balls for 1,183 yards and seven touchdowns. With another big year, the 24-year-old Hill — a fifth-round pick in 2016 who has already made the Pro Bowl twice — could set up a scenario where he angles for a new deal based off Beckham’s prior to his final season under contract in 2018, where he’s set to make around $720,000.
Following a personal foul call Saturday against Chiefs linebacker Tanoh Kpassagnon, fellow linebacker and veteran Justin Houston questioned the call.
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The New York Giants signed Beckham to a five-year, $95 million contract extension, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday, per sources informed of the deal. He receives the highest ever fully guaranteed amount for a receiver at $41 million with $65 million in total guarantees, per Rapoport. The extension also averages $20 million over the first three years, Rapoport added.
Representatives of the NFL and the NFL Players Association met Monday in the New York area as part of their ongoing deliberations over the sport’s national anthem policy.
The Oakland Raiders are finalizing a trade that will send the diminutive receiver/returner to the Pittsburgh Steelers, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Pittsburgh also acquired a 2019 sixth-round pick in the deal, in which it sent Oakland a fifth-round pick, Rapoport added. Yahoo! Sports first reported the news.
That’s right, folks, I’m taking the Atlanta Falcons to take home the first-ever franchise title just two years after suffering what is, in my mind, the most heart-breaking loss in Super Bowl history.
Nike has released its new line of NFL team shoes with the Air Max Typha 2 collection for men and Free TR 8 shoes for women. Yes, the Packers’ style is very green and yellow, but the colorways are quite in sync with each team’s colors and uniform style.
In the first two weeks of the preseason, officials threw 51 flags in 33 games for an average of 1.55 per game.
“I was glad to hear (it wasn’t serious) and maybe he’ll finally listen to me and stop doing those stupid things the way he’s trying to tackle and tackle the way I tell him to tackle and he won’t get hurt,” Williams said Sunday, via Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer.
After enduring the unwatchable Sunday night - a 27-3 eight-turnover defeat that had the Cowboys and Cards playing in front of mere pockets of fans late in the fourth quarter - it should come as no surprise that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has a solution to the preseason blues.
The book, written by Mark Leibovich and titled “Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times,” provides a behind-the-curtain look at the inner workings of the NFL — specifically the owners and executives in charge of running the league. Though the book will not be available to the public until Sept. 4, a number of outlets received advanced copies and have shared some of the most intriguing aspects of the book.
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Head coach Andy Reid even offered some fairly mild criticism of the defense in his postgame remarks — which, for the low-key Reid, is roughly equivalent to a full-blown cray-cray rant from most of us.
“So you’ve got to, you know, you can’t let your guard down at all you’ve got to continue to challenge, you’ve got to tackle. Those are the things I was looking for. We’ve got to do better on that.”
Starting right guard Dr. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and cornerback Steve Nelson cleared the concussion protocol and returned to practice on Monday afternoon, as the Kansas City Chiefs began preparations for Thursday night against the Green Bay Packers.
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