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NFL stays silent on Tyreek Hill | NBC Sports Pro Football Talk

Multiple reports (including one posted here) indicated that the league was likely to place Hill on the Commissioner Exempt list last week. The league didn’t do it. Instead, the league did nothing about Hill. Even now, 10 days after the disturbing audio of Hill telling a woman he once choked and beat while pregnant that “you need to be terrified of me too, b—” surfaced, the NFL has taken no action and issued no comment about Hill’s situation.

Chiefs Rookie Minicamp: Five Observations From Day 1 | Chiefs.com

The weather was perfect, and the energy was pretty good for the first day, so here are five observations from Saturday’s practice.

Chiefs Rookie Minicamp: Five Observations From Day 2 | Chiefs.com

The Kansas City Chiefs were back on the field Sunday afternoon for their second day of rookie minicamp.

When Frank Clark Nearly Sacked Patrick Mahomes... | Forbes

Now Clark doesn’t have to worry about stopping the Chiefs’ potent offense or sacking Mahomes, but if he did, he has a tip.

“When you rush him, make sure you stay on the upfield shoulder because he’s got a mean spin move,” Clark said. “He’s special.”

Chiefs rookie DB Juan Thornhill gets after the ball in first minicamp practice | Kansas City Star

With the minutes of the final team drill winding down, Juan Thornhill made the kind of play the Chiefs searched for from their secondary last season. Thornhill picked off former Wagner quarterback TJ Linta and ran the ball back some 30 yards to the end zone at the Chiefs’ practice facility Saturday afternoon.

The play, of course, has to be taken with a grain of salt. None of the 72 players participating in the Chiefs’ rookie minicamp were wearing pads, and the competition wasn’t nearly as stout as it will be once the NFL regular season starts.

But even so, the flash of athleticism and playmaking ability out of Thornhill, a second-round draft pick, bodes well for the Chiefs as they remake the defense to Steve Spagnuolo’s specifications.

Madden Teams We Can’t Wait to Get Our Hands on After Another Busy Offseason | Bleacher Report

Before we announce the winner, some honorable mentions:

Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes’ Overall rating may be 120 or so in 2020. (But the Chiefs may have been more of a Madden 19 phenomenon.)

First look at Chiefs draft picks during minicamp | KCTV5

Saturday we got a first look at the Chiefs rookie draft picks including the man who might be called upon to replace Tyreek Hill.

Chiefs host 2019 Kansas City Ambassador Gala | 41 KSHB

The Chiefs hosted the 2019 Kansas City Ambassador Gala at The Abbott in downtown Kansas City on Friday, May 3. The Kansas City Ambassadors are a group of former players that continue serving the greater Kansas City community through a number of different charities and initiatives. There were many current and former Chiefs players that were present at the gala. Even Chiefs Chairman & CEO Clark Hunt and Chiefs president Mark Donovan were on hand to show their support at the event.

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WRs D.K. Metcalf, Parris Campbell dazzle in debuts | NFL

Albeit, it was the first day of rookie minicamp without any pads, but receivers D.K. Metcalf and Parris Campbell grabbed headlines and highlights with their showcase performances.

On Friday, speed burner Campbell debuted for the Indianapolis Colts and the sans-shirt star that is Metcalf made his first mark on a Seattle Seahawks practice. The second-round sensations came away with rave reviews.

Cowboys have no timetable for Ezekiel Elliott extension, still expect deal to get done | Yahoo! Sports

After the three years he’s had in the NFL, Elliott has more than earned it. Don’t expect that deal to get done anytime soon, however.

“Well, I think those [deals] are all a work in progress,” Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones said on Pro Football Talk on Friday. “Certainly we’ve got a couple years there with Zeke to get that done. We certainly want to get him done. He’s the straw, if you will, that stirs our drink. He’s a key part of what we’re about.

Bobby Wagner: ‘I’m Preparing’ Like 2019 Will Be My Final Season with Seahawks | Bleacher Report

“I’m preparing like this is my last year as a Seahawk,” Wagner told NFL Network’s Omar Ruiz on Saturday while revealing he has not had extension talks with the club. “If it is, I want to make sure I go out with a bang and make sure I give the city something to remember.”

Giants’ Shurmur: Eli is ‘staying in the moment’ | ESPN

The New York Giants drafted a quarterback with the sixth overall pick in the NFL draft, and coach Pat Shurmur hasn’t seen Eli Manning flinch.

”He’s had no response,” Shurmur said. “I will say this again: I’ve never been around a person that can stay in the moment better than Eli. And I think that is something that is really, really unique about him. He’s staying in the moment.”

Rashan Gary makes Packers debut with brace, No. 52 | NFL

Whether Gary takes the reins as the Packers’ next great pass rusher remains to be seen, much the same as the quandary in regards to his shoulder holding up. Either way, Friday was the first day for a new No. 52 in Green Bay.

Fox, NFL Agree to Cut Down on Super Bowl LIV Commercial Breaks | Sports Illustrated

According to Ourand, the NFL and Fox have agreed to run four ad breaks per quarter during next year’s game instead of the five they had run for the past three decades. The breaks will be longer, with each running for two and a half minutes instead of just two.

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Forget the comparisons to Tyreek Hill—Mecole Hardman wants to be Mecole Hardman

The Chiefs may have traded up for Hardman because of the ongoing situation with Tyreek Hill, but the rookie wide receiver isn’t looking for any comparison.

Expect Chiefs rookie Nick Allegretti to compete for team’s starting center position

The Chiefs see the seventh-rounder as a potential starter.

Andy Reid rookie minicamp roundup: Tight end room, late draft picks and Jamal Custis

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid spoke to the media Saturday ahead of rookie minicamp, which takes place at the team’s practice facility on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. We have the full rookie minicamp roster here.

Rookies Juan Thornhill and Khalen Saunders: different paths to the same road to KC

Juan Thornhill and Khalen Saunders spoke to media ahead of Chiefs rookie minicamp on Saturday; they shared insight into their new lives in Kansas City, what it took to get here and their potential roles with the Chiefs.

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