Kansas City Chiefs running backs coach Deland McCullough went searching for his biological parents. He found them where he never would have expected.
Andrew Wylie has realized his dream of making an NFL roster.
The 2012 Midland High graduate and former Eastern Michigan University standout offensive lineman survived Kansas City’s cut on Saturday and will be part of the Chiefs’ 53-man roster when the team heads to Los Angeles to open the season against the Chargers on Sept. 9.
F.K.: You were described recently by a writer on ArrowheadPride.com as playing with “a little bit of a mean streak.” Do you think that’s accurate?
A.W.: (laughs) “Yeah, I’d say so. I like to go out there and have tons of fun playing football and being on the O-line. A lot of that (attitude) comes from playing at Eastern Michigan University. Not a lot of people respected that program, and I always played with a chip on my shoulder. I don’t play dirty, but I like to play tough.”
North Bay’s Ryan Hunter was released by the Chiefs yesterday, but today he has accepted a practice squad spot, the NFL team announced on Sunday.
Hunter one of the seven Canadian players who were among the nearly 1200 players cut by Saturday afternoon’s cutdown deadline as NFL teams trimmed their 90-man training camp rosters to 53, in preparation for the start of the regular season next week.
The touchdown reminded wide receivers coach Jeff Scott of another freshman who scored in that same end zone in his first collegiate start — Sammy Watkins.
Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Orlando Scandrick isn’t giving up on the idea of Draya Michele becoming his wife.
The couple have been dating for quite a while and were initially engaged in 2015. The former “Basketball Wives” star told People Magazine, “He got down on one knee and as soon as he started to talk I got nervous and couldn’t help but to laugh hysterically. I was laughing and crying at the same time. … It’s more than beautiful than I expected.”
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“We have waited. We waited and waited, and the Rams game was looming,” Gruden said. “Our feeling was he was not going to report anytime soon. Like I said, I saw the Redskins go through it with Kirk Cousins this long process. You can wait it out. You can franchise him. You can force him to play. But we made a decision and we’re going to stand by it.
”We made an offer. I don’t believe we were anywhere close to where the Bears were. The Bears made us an offer that we thought was really unique.”
Alexander was a Chiefs fifth-round pick in 2015 and played in every game over his first two seasons. Despite being named to the Pro Bowl in 2016 for his special teams work, Alexander got traded to the Seahawks last year and had 10 tackles in 12 games.
“Vance [Joseph] and I met with Paxton this morning and informed him that it’s best for everyone to make this move,” Broncos president of football operations/general manager John Elway said in a statement. âWe appreciate all of Paxton’s hard work as a Bronco, and we wish him well in the future.”
The Broncos safety has been placed on injured reserve, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported.
Cravens missed the first three preseason games with the knee injury, but returned to play in Denver’s preseason finale. His knee has since worsened and required a procedure, which will force him to miss at least the first eight weeks of the season.
That Griffin made the team is no surprise. The fifth-round linebacker out of UCF who is missing his left hand has flashed the ability that earned him AAC Defensive Player of the Year and second-team All-America honors in college throughout the preseason.
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The Kansas City Chiefs have made their cuts to get the roster down to 53 players.
To do so, they kept three quarterbacks, five running backs, six wide receivers, two tight ends, nine offensive linemen, six defensive linemen, nine linebackers, 10 defensive backs and three specialists.
First, the Chiefs’ announced their official 10-man practice squad: WR Josh Crockett, WR Gehrig Dieter, OL Ryan Hunter, DL Dee Liner, QB Chase Litton, LB Rob McCray, S Leon McQuay, C Jimmy Murray, CB Arrion Springs and CB D’Montre Wade.
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