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A Tyreek Hill suspension is possible without proof of violence | NBC Sports Pro Football Talk

So even without proof of violence, Hill can be suspended. He can be suspended for threats or emotional abuse of Espinal, Hill’s son, or both.

Chiefs’ Tyrann Mathieu says he’s ‘trying to build a defense with an attitude’ in KC | Kansas City Star

“Just really trying to build a defense with an attitude,” Mathieu said. “I think anytime you can have 10, 11 guys with a chip on their shoulder — an edge, a certain kind of presence, a certain kind of attitude, a kind of swagger — you create a collective identity. I think that’s what we’re trying to do. Definitely not trying to do something that’s outside of our characteristics. I think we wake up each and every day and we live that way — just with an attitude and a chip on our shoulder. Like I said, it can rub off on the guys around you.”

Madden NFL 20 Reveals X-Factor System, Playbook Upgrades, More at EA Play | Bleacher Report

Cruz also noted player development will include weekly challenges that will help bolster attributes, while general gameplay will also be upgraded through the addition of Superstar X-Factor abilities.

For example, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the game’s cover athlete, has an exclusive Bazooka talent because of his monster right arm.

Best ball value picks based on current ADP information | Pro Football Focus

DAMIEN WILLIAMS, RB, KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (ADP: NO. 29, RB14)

Williams has legitimate top-five (and league-winning) potential if he’s going to be used as Kansas City’s bell cow this year. All evidence since the release of that article seems to indicate that this will indeed be the case.

NFL Players Set to Make a Significant Impact on Their New Teams | Bleacher Report

DE Frank Clark, Kansas City Chiefs

Clark logged six pass breakups and an interception through four seasons in Seattle. Don’t expect new defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo to drop him into coverage frequently, but he can disrupt the short passing game with split-second reads on the quarterback.

NFL’s top 5 pass-rushing tandems; Eagles wise to extend Wentz | NFL

5) DeForest Buckner and Dee Ford, San Francisco 49ers: The 49ers quietly have assembled a top-flight “bullpen,” with No. 2 overall pick Nick Bosa joining a frontline that features Buckner and Ford, who was acquired in a trade with the Chiefs this offseason. Buckner -- a long, rangy ex-Oregon standout -- notched 12 sacks a season ago while emerging as a dominant force between the tackles. Ford is an electric edge rusher with explosive first-step quickness and an assortment of speed-rush moves that keep blockers on their heels. He’s at his best crashing off the edge from the open side with an unobstructed runway between himself and the quarterback.

Around the league

Texans Fire General Manager Brian Gaine 17 Months Into Five-Year Contract | Sports Illustrated

Gaine was given a five-year contract to become as Houston’s general manager in January 2018. He was previously the vice president of player personnel with the Bills. Gaine worked as Houston’s director of player personnel from 2014-17 before his one-year stint with Buffalo.

Dolphins WR Albert Wilson expects to return by Week 1 | NFL

There’s no reason why I shouldn’t be out there Week 1,” Wilson said, per the Miami Herald.

Cam Newton scheduled to throw at Panthers minicamp | NFL

The veteran quarterback is scheduled to throw in all quarterback drills when the Panthers open minicamp Tuesday, the team announced Saturday.

Jets hire Douglas from Eagles as their new GM | ESPN

New York is giving Douglas a six-year deal, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Friday.

The Ravens are fully behind Lamar Jackson, but don’t expect the offense to turn into a pass-happy attack | CBS Sports

“I can’t give away any secrets,” said backup quarterback Robert Griffin III, who has become a mentor to Jackson. “But at the end of the day, the way we ran the football at end of last year was pretty special. We went from near the bottom of the league to basically the best in the league (once Jackson took over) … So our focus is on developing our passing game and what we are good at there so it can aid our running game. Don’t get it twisted -- we’re going to run the ball a bunch. And we’ll also have to throw it.”

Texans’ DeAndre Hopkins was ‘most banged up’ in 2018 | NFL

The Houston Texans wide receiver revealed to John McClain of The Houston Chronicle this weekend that he was battling not only foot, ankle, hamstring and thumb injuries that were listed on the injury report in the 2018 season but also a shoulder injury suffered in the campaign’s final week.

”Last year was tough, not just physically but mentally,” Hopkins said. “It’s the most banged up I’ve ever been playing football.

Johnny Manziel wants to play for XFL’s Houston team, reunite with coach June Jones | CBS Sports

As the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain reported Saturday, the former NFLquarterback wants to reunite with June Jones, who briefly coached him in the Canadian Football League and now serves as coach and general manager for the revived XFL’s Houston team. That means he’s officially interested in joining his fifth professional football league in six years.

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