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Chiefs headlines for Monday, August 6.

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Chiefs ownership excited to see Patrick Mahomes at QB | Associated Press

“There’s a lot of excitement here in Kansas City and really around the country about Patrick. He is a young man with a lot of skills, has a very high ceiling,” Hunt said. “He’s going through the process in learning what it means to be a starting quarterback in the NFL. That learning process will continue during the preseason and I’m sure once we get to the regular season.”

Chiefs fans wanted Larry Johnson gone. Now they want his autograph | The Kansas City Star

“It was going to take a lot of time and soul-searching and me owning up to the problems I caused in (Kansas City),” Johnson said. “That was one thing: I wanted to get back in the good graces. Not because I had to, but because I wanted to. I missed the purity of hanging out with kids, signing autographs. You like seeing people happy.”

Former Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez candidate for 2019 Hall of Fame | KCTV5

One of the greatest tight ends and Kansas City Chiefs players will be eligible to make the NFL Hall of Fame in 2019.

Pringle tries to catch on with Chiefs | Manhattan Mercury

Byron Pringle lined up on the left side of the line of scrimmage on a simple pass pattern.

Pringle, a big-play performer at Kansas State the past two seasons, then broke across the middle of the field on his route Wednesday afternoon during the Kansas City Chiefs’ training camp at Missouri Western State University.

Around the league

Terrell Owens stays true to edgy, defiant reputation in speech | NFL.com

“After he was voted in, T.O. went to Canton to meet with the people who run the Hall of Fame, and he had a lot of questions about the process,” explained former 49ers guard Derrick Deese, who flew in from California to attend Saturday’s event. “He wasn’t satisfied with some of the answers. The voters aren’t supposed to consider factors outside of the game, and yet they clearly seemed to let personal grudges impact their decision when it came to him. The people who run the Hall basically distanced themselves from the committee, but that’s not right, because they’re the ones who appointed them in the first place. So, he decided to take a stand.”

Browns trade Corey Coleman to Bills for draft pick | NFL.com

The Cleveland Browns traded wide receiver Corey Coleman to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for a late-round draft pick, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport on Sunday.

The Bills and Browns later confirmed the trade. Buffalo released wide receiver Quan Bray to make room for Coleman on the roster.

Doug Pederson, Roseman sign extensions with Eagles | NFL.com

“We are thrilled to solidify continuity in our organization’s leadership with the extensions of Doug Pederson and Howie Roseman, whose collaborative partnership helped deliver our city its first Super Bowl Championship,” Eagles chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie said in a statement. “Doug and Howie are committed to the success of our franchise by ensuring that we remain competitive, both in the short and long term. That unified vision for the future of our team is what gives us the best chance to win moving forward.”

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The Chiefs (unofficially) listed Eligwe, 24, as their backup right inside linebacker and Smith, 25, as their backup left inside linebacker in the first iteration of their depth chart on Saturday night.

Chiefs claim center following injury to Tejan Koroma

Allen, 25, is a 6-foot-2, 296-pound center who played college football at Michigan State University. Allen first entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the New Orleans Saints in 2016.

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