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Arrowheadlines: CB Bashaud Breeland signs with Packers, not Chiefs

Chiefs headlines for Wednesday, September 26.

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Mellinger Minutes: Mahomes, Chiefs’ defense, Earl Thomas, Mondesi and, um, more Mahomes | The Kansas City Star

The problem becomes in compensation. Because if Thomas is unhappy with his current contract with the Seahawks, it seems logical he’d remain unhappy with that contract somewhere else. Maybe he wants an extension to be part of a trade, but either way, the Chiefs should be stingy about giving up major draft capital for an expensive, unhappy player whose contract is about to expire.

The 5 best play designs of the 2018 NFL season (so far) | For the Win

Patrick Mahomes fakes a handoff to the back while simultaneously flipping it to Tyreek Hill streaking across the formation. The offensive line takes a step to its right, which makes the defense think they’re running an outside zone to the right. That gives the blockers a good angle to seal off the defense for the play in the other direction. With Hill’s speed, all he needs is that second of hesitation by the defense to score.

Offensive player rankings, Week 4: Todd Gurley takes No. 1 spot | NFL.com

3. Patrick Mahomes

Heading into Week 3, I hoped Mahomes would extend plays with his legs, and he certainly did that, specifically on one play in the second quarter. On third-and-goal at the 4-yard line, Mahomes scrambled left then right -- running a total of 35.7 yards before making the throw, per Next Gen Stats -- and fired an absolute dart to Chris Conley in the back of the end zone. He did this sort of thing all the time at Texas Tech, and it’s so fun to watch. If I’m a defensive coordinator with the Chiefs on my schedule, I’m nervous.

Kansas City Chiefs scouting report: Offensive powerhouse visits Denver Broncos on Monday | The Denver Post

Coach: Andy Reid (sixth year with Chiefs — 56-27 regular season, 1-4 postseason; 20th year overall — 186-120-1 regular season, 11-13 playoffs).

Record: 3-0 (first in AFC West).

Last week: Beat San Francisco 38-27.

Authorities: Former ASU, Kansas City Chiefs receiver arrested in downtown Little Rock | Arkansas Democrat

Blake Mack, 22, of Lonoke was arrested at 2 a.m. near the Rev Room in the 300 block of President Clinton Avenue after police saw him punch a 30-year-old man in the face, according to a report.

Around the league

NFL Competition Committee members reportedly uncomfortable with roughing the passer calls | CBS Sports

According to NFL.com’s Judy Battista, some members of the competition committee are “uncomfortable” with the roughing the passer penalties we’ve seen thus far, most notably the Clay Matthews penalty during the Packers’ tie with the Vikings in Week 2. Battista reported that there will be a discussion next week, but members are “unsure” if immediate changes will be made. ESPN’s Dan Graziano reported something similar, confirming that some members are concerned and that there is a call scheduled. Changes aren’t expected to come this year, Graziano added.

Packers signing Bashaud Breeland, place House on IR | NFL.com

The Green Bay Packers have acquired some reinforcements in the secondary.

Green Bay is signing free-agent cornerback Bashaud Breeland to fill the roster spot of injured veteran Davon House, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday. ESPN first reported the news.

First-ever all-female duo will provide commentary for NFL games on Amazon Prime Video | ABC 15 Arizona

Andrea Kremer and Hannah Storm, two sports broadcasting pioneers, will host “Thursday Night Football” on Amazon Prime Video.

The pair is the first-ever all-female duo to provide commentary and analysis for NFL games, the NFL said today.

NFL Week 4 Expert Best Bets: Winless Texans, Cardinals Look to Break Through | Sports Illustrated

Week 3 in the NFL saw a slew of major upsets take place, including the largest, Bills +17 over the Vikings, in 23 years. So what does Week 4 have in store? Let’s check in with our betting experts.

Dirk Koetter knows which Bucs QB will start, won’t tell | NFL.com

“I know there’s a lot of interest in the quarterback thing,” Koetter told reporters Tuesday. “I did talk to both Jameis and Fitz and it was great to see Jameis back in the building. He was here early and working hard. We’re glad to have him. [It’s] a short week. He assured me that he’s ready to go, which I don’t doubt for a minute that he’s been working hard. So we both know what we’re going to do.

In case you missed it at Arrowhead Pride

Travis Kelce says it took him longer than most to jump on the Patrick Mahomes bandwagon

“You’d love to sit here and say as soon as he got into practices and we started seeing him throw the ball all over the place,” Kelce explained to Patrick.

Andy Reid talked to Brett Favre about why Patrick Mahomes reminds him of Brett Favre

“You’ve already done it—you’re the Hall of Famer and he’s just beginning his career here, but it’s fun to be around. He loves the game like you love the game, and that’s the part that I might appreciate the most.”

Pundit power rankings for Week 4: Chiefs break the top three

The national pundits continue to push the Kansas City Chiefs higher in their weekly power rankings, almost unanimously ranking them second — and one ranking even put the Chiefs first! The Chiefs now hold the second spot in our aggregated power rankings — tops in the AFC, and well in front of the other AFC West teams.

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