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Travis Kelce, first-round fantasy football pick in 2019? | Pro Football Focus

Kelce is now deserving of a first-round fantasy pick for two specific reasons:

1) He’s awesome, and now in the best situation of his fantasy career.

2) Due to positional advantage, his 295.8 projected fantasy points are worth significantly more than Michael Thomas (WR1 per our projections) and his 336.2 projected fantasy points.

Los Angeles Chargers, Rams head NFL’s most complete teams | NFL

5) Kansas City Chiefs

We are still waiting to see what the status of Tyreek Hill will be for this year. But dealing in what we know, Patrick Mahomes is the best player in the NFL. He’s a magician. And it’s scary to think the reigning MVP is only scratching the surface. Travis Kelce is the best tight end in football. And the receiving corps still has depth and talent beyond Hill.

Dwayne Bowe: Chiefs Players Are ‘Rooting For’ Tyreek Hill Amid Child Abuse Case | Bleacher Report

Former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe told TMZ Sportsthat Tyreek Hill’s teammates are “rooting for him” while he remains indefinitely suspended by the Kansas City Chiefs amid an investigation into allegations he physically abused his son.

”When I talk to guys on the team, they’re still rooting for him,” Bowe said. “They’re pulling for him. It’s all he said, she said until the final word is out.”

What’s behind the Kansas City Chiefs’ brutal history of domestic violence? | USA Today

No other franchise in the NFL has compiled a record of domestic violence quite as brutal as the Kansas City Chiefs.

Browns GM, coach attend RB Hunt’s baptism | ESPN

Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey and coach Freddie Kitchens attended Kareem Hunt’s baptism ceremony Sunday in support of the running back, who is trying to turn his life around in his hometown of Cleveland.

The running back signed with the Browns in February after being cut by the Kansas City Chiefs when a video surfaced of Hunt shoving and kicking a woman at his Cleveland residence in 2018. Because of that altercation, Hunt will miss the first eight games of the 2019 season for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.

Chiefs Twitter Q&A: Patrick Peterson, Darron Lee and overtime rules | Kansas City Star

Not surprisingly, most of this week’s questions revolved around Patrick Peterson. And this was before the Arizona Cardinals cornerback was issued a six-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

So, since the bulk of this week’s questions were about Peterson, I’m going to pose my own question and attempt to answer it.

Ask a former NFL player: Should there be a rule that permanently bans domestic violence abusers? | SB Nation

Also, as I’ve discussed with the Tyreek Hill situation, your talent can outweigh your problem until the problems outweigh the talent. His talent is such that teams will employ him after the Chiefs release him, unless more evidence is unveiled and/or he get’s charged and convicted of a crime. As it stands now, law enforcement has declined to press charges and even though there is damning audio, the NFL shouldn’t be banning players for life because Hill might have done something atrocious.

40 Turning Points on the Cleveland Browns’ Path to Contention | Sports Illustrated

3. March 2013: The Browns hire Ray Farmer as assistant general manager and promote Michael Lombardi to general manager

The Browns hired former Chiefs personnel director Ray Farmer as assistant general manager, and elevated Lombardi to general manager, though his responsibilities would remain the same.

26. December 2017: The Browns hire John Dorsey as general manager and fire Sashi Brown

Dorsey represented the fourth regime in six years for the Browns, and, notably, he walked into the job with a plentiful arsenal of draft picks and a relatively clear salary cap situation, in large part thanks to [Sashi] Brown.

39. February 2019: The Browns sign Kareem Hunt

Like he did with Antonio Callaway, Dorsey decided to bet on talent—despite glaring character concerns—when he signed Kareem Hunt, who had been cut by the Chiefs in November after a video surfaced of Hunt kicking a woman during a February 2018 incident in Cleveland, of all places.

Around the league

2019 NFL predictions: A way-too-early look at who’ll be division winners and playoff teams | CBS Sports

AFC West

Los Angeles. The Chargers have the most talent in the conference and while we know things have a way of going sideways for them come January, I can’t fathom them not making it. They were a force last year despite never having Joey Bosa, Melvin Ingram and Hunter Henry healthy for the same game, and they are in win-now mode. Love their draft, and they’re continuing to develop impact players ready to emerge. Quality QB, abundant skill players and a nasty defense. Balance on both sides of the ball. I like them to host multiple playoff games at their bandbox stadium (or somewhere else if the NFL forces them to move).

Chris Long announces retirement after 11 seasons | NFL

“Cheers,” he wrote. “Been a hell of a journey. Eleven years and I can honestly say I put my soul into every minute of it. Highs and lows. I’ve seen them both and I appreciate the perspective. Gratitude and love to those who lifted me up.”

Report: Jets to target Peyton Manning as next general manager | Yahoo! Sports

After Jets CEO and chairman Christopher Johnson announced the firing of GM Mike Maccagnan on Wednesday, NBC Sports’ Mike Florio reported that league sources believe the Jets will key in on Manning.

Source: Texans release TE Griffin after April arrest | ESPN

The Houston Texans have released veteran tight end Ryan Griffin, a source tells ESPN’s Field Yates.

Griffin is facing charges of vandalism and public intoxication for allegedly punching out a front window in a hotel last month in Nashville, Tennessee.

Brandon Marshall points to coaching for defensive downfall in Denver | Mile High Report

Finally, a player finally said what we all already believed about the 2017-18 Denver Broncos. He just had to leave to another team before he could say it.

Florida prosecutors appeal Kraft video decision | ESPN

Florida prosecutors are appealing a judge’s decision to suppress the video evidence in Robert Kraft’s solicitation of prostitution case, according to a notice filed in state court Friday afternoon.

In case you missed it at Arrowhead Pride

Andy Reid told Dwayne Bowe this year “feels real real different”

Bowe talked to TMZ Sports about his one-day contract, this year’s Chiefs and Tyreek Hill.

PFF says the Chiefs may regress in their RPO plays without key players

Kareem Hunt and Tyreek Hill were two of the NFL’s most effective players out of RPOs — can the Chiefs replace their production?

Chiefs release WR Jamire Jordan with injury settlement

The rookie from Fresno State had been on injured reserve, and is now off the roster

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