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AFC West Predictions Put Kansas City Chiefs as Favorite for Division Again in 2019 | Fanduel

As one would expect the Chiefs (-165) are the favorites to win the AFC West again in 2019, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Mellinger Minutes: Dozier, Royals’ rebuild, and a lot about Tyreek Hill and the Chiefs | Kansas City Star

But if you take nothing else from this particular time suck or from anything I’ve written about this awful situation, please hear this: The Chiefs have long been part of the problem and if they have the guts and the will they can try to be part of the solution.

Domestic violence is a terribly misunderstood epidemic, and the Chiefs stand to be among those spreading education. They can raise their hand and accept their share of the blame, then tell an attentive public where they and so many others have gone wrong, and what they plan to do to help.

Tyreek Hill calls for fiancée’s medical help days before authorities remove son from custody | KCTV5

The call for medical help for Espinal came two weeks later on April 1 when Hill was living in a hotel due to a no contact order with his son. KCTV5 was denied a copy of the phone call Hill made to police because that call is now part of a criminal investigation.

Cardinals’ Mismanagement of QB Position Led to Great Value for Dolphins in Josh Rosen Deal | Sports Illustrated

Chiefs coach Andy Reid has a history of showing tolerance for players with issues in their past (and present). When in Philadelphia, Reid tolerated two players—DeSean Jackson and LeSean McCoy—that Chip Kelly, Reid’s replacement, moved out almost as soon as could. He also famously brought Michael Vick back into the league after his time in prison. Reid’s tolerance for Hunt, and perhaps Hill, may be overruled by organizational and league concerns. As for Clark, he’s not going anywhere.

Roster Move: Colts sign RB Spencer Ware to a 1-year deal | Stampede Blue

Given the youth at the running back position, adding the 27-year-old Ware to the mix should help add maturity in the meeting room and more competition, which has been a goal for this team across the board. Ware spent the past 3 seasons as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs, overlapping with Chris Ballard’s time there and giving him some familiarity with Ware as a player.

Barnwell: Every NFL team’s most likely candidate for post-draft trade or cut | ESPN

Kansas City Chiefs, Tyreek Hill, WR

Obviously, the horrific audio recording involving Hill that surfaced on Thursday has created significant doubts about the 25-year-old receiver’s NFL future. The Chiefs clearly prepared to replace Hill by using a second-round pick -- the team’s first selection in the draft -- on 5-foot-10 Georgia wideout Mecole Hardman, who profiles as a downfield burner and return man in Hill’s image.

The A+ move each team made in the 2019 NFL Draft | SB Nation

Kansas City Chiefs

Adding more to the secondary. The Chiefs struggled last season on defense because the secondary play was abysmal. After signing safety Tyrann Mathieu in free agency, they smartly drafted Virginia’s Juan Thornhill late in the second round.

Looking back at our 2016 NFL draft grades makes us want to gouge our eyes out | Yahoo! Sports

Kansas City Chiefs

Grade we gave then: C

How we did: I’d say we pretty much crushed this one. Jones is pretty much the last one standing on the team. We’ll take a short victory lap for this team, even if Hill was a superstar before the disgusting actions he’s accused of in this most recent alleged incident.

Around the league

Chargers GM: No timetable on Philip Rivers’ contract | NFL

“I don’t really have a timetable on it,” Telesco said. “We wanted to get through free agency, get through the draft, see where we are right now and we’ll look at it from here and through the draft. But I really don’t have any firm timetable on it. I’m very comfortable where we are right now. We’ll talk with everybody and see where we are.”

Report: No contract talks between Chris Harris, Broncos yet | NBC Sports Pro Football Talk

The last round of talks reportedly ended with Harris looking for something in the neighborhood of $15 million per season and the Broncos balking at putting that number on the table. If both sides remain dug in on those positions, any further talks might not prove to be productive.

John Dorsey sounds off on Duke Johnson trade rumors, says ‘you all don’t listen to me’ | CBS Sports

The Browns general manager indicated the running back does, in fact, have a role with Cleveland

Hall of Famer Gino Marchetti passes away at 93 | NFL

The 6-foot-4, 244-pound Marchetti’s achievements during his playing days are a testament to his impact, as he earned All-NFL honors nine times, was selected for 11 Pro Bowls and was named the top defensive end of the NFL’s first 50 years.

Did John Elway Finally Get It Right by Drafting QB Drew Lock? | Bleacher Report

Though there’s less pressure on both Elway and Lock under these circumstances than there would be if Lock had become the first top-10 selection at quarterback in franchise history, Elway’s lousy record as a GM in the quarterback pool means his future in the front office might still depend on Lock’s success or lack thereof.

Joe Flacco, Case Keenum among vets hurt by 2019 NFL Draft | NFL

Case Keenum, quarterback, Washington Redskins:

But the arrival of No. 15 overall pick Dwayne Haskins makes Keenum’s path to snaps even more difficult. With Colt McCoy and Alex Smith both recovering from injuries, Keenum and Haskins figure to split the meaningful snaps throughout OTA season and into the preseason. If Haskins performs well in August, the tie will go to the rookie, as Keenum has been around long enough to realize.

In case you missed it at Arrowhead Pride

Report: Jamaal Charles to sign one-day contract to retire a Chief

This new report likely confirms Charles has come to peace with his retirement.

A future member of the Chiefs Hall of Fame and Ring of Honor, Charles retiring a member of the Chiefs is a no-brainer.

It’s April and Chargers WR Keenan Allen is already talking trash about the Chiefs

Allen is unimpressed with Kansas City’s defensive back room, according to a report out of Costa Mesa.

Four remaining Chiefs needs following the 2019 NFL Draft

Draft weekend has come and gone; let’s talk about what else the Chiefs need.

Film review: Chiefs rookie safety Juan Thornhill

Chiefs defensive backs coach Dave Merritt rated Thornhill as the No. 1 free safety in the 2019 NFL Draft.

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