Chiefs star Chris Jones’ holdout and what it means for his future | Kansas City Star
There can be no way to know exactly how this will go, but at least at the moment nobody should be surprised if Jones doesn’t show up for the start of training camp.
It appears Jones has a choice: he can take the financial security now and sign for slightly more than he’d be in line for by playing well the next two seasons.
Rosenthal: Four takeaways from OTAs/minicamps | NFL
3) Tyreek Hill remains a Kansas City Chief
”Barring any further developments, there is every reason to believe that Tyreek Hillwill be back with the Chiefs before training camp begins late next month,” NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero said last week. “Now of course the NFL could intervene here, they could apply the Commissioner’s Exempt List to Hill while their investigation continues.”
Andy Reid’s advice for Chiefs before break: Don’t come back on crutches | Kansas City Star
The only down time for NFL players arrived with the end of Chiefs minicamp on Thursday and the bar of expectations has been set for the team that will reconvene for training camp at Missouri Western State University in late July.
“Don’t come back on crutches,” coach Andy Reid said. A noble goal, but quarterback Patrick Mahomes and other team leaders added a couple of layers.
“We told them we’re not going backwards when we get to training camp,” Mahomes said. “When you’re at training camp you’re adding on and getting better every single day. You don’t want to lose all the stuff you’ve work for in OTAs and minicamp. So go out and enjoy the break but make sure you come back ready to go the first day.”
Patrick Mahomes is not a curse like Drake, thank god | SB Nation
With the Blues’ win over the Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final, a team Mahomes was rooting for finally won a championship in 2019.
Ranking Every NFL QB’s Supporting Cast for 2019 | Bleacher Report
12. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
It looks as though Hill might return, with NFL Network’s Tom Pelisse roreporting recently that, “barring further developments,” he should be back for training camp. If he and Kelce are active, this is automatically a top-10 supporting cast from a talent standpoint. But there’s not a lot else to get excited about, and it’s hard to trust Hill right now.
PFF50: The NFL’s 50 best players entering the 2019 season | Pro Football Focus
6. QB PATRICK MAHOMES, KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
20. DI CHRIS JONES, KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
28. TE TRAVIS KELCE, KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Ranking NFL divisions by running backs: Saquon Barkley, Ezekiel Elliott can’t lift NFC East above AFC North | CBS Sports
4. AFC West
Chiefs: Damien Williams, Carlos Hyde, Darwin Thompson
The AFC West has a superstar (Gordon), a player on the cusp of stardom (Lindsay), a rookie worthy of hype (Jacobs), and a balanced backfield (Kansas City) that is good enough to put up big numbers in an awesome offense.
Around the league
Rams’ Sean McVay: Jared Goff extension ‘will get done’ | NFL
“Whether it ends up happening this year or next year, there is a zero percent chance this guy’s not gonna get an extension he’s worthy of,” McVay said. “All the narratives out there are wrong. Jared and I couldn’t be more connected, and I couldn’t be more appreciative of him as our leader. He is so vital and important to us and our success. That extension will get done. It’s a matter of when, not if.”
Cardinals cut David Amerson | NBC Sports Pro Football Talk
Amerson started the last five games of last season and was expected to open this season as a starter as well, especially after the Cardinals’ top cornerback, Patrick Peterson, was suspended for the first six games of the season.
Patriots keep trying to fill Rob Gronkowski retirement void, this time trading with old friends | CBS Sports
New England swapped a late-round pick to the Lions for tight end Michael Roberts
NFL expects refs to call late reviews, including PI | ESPN
According to an update sent to its teams and tweeted Thursday, the league said it expects to have the replay official initiate all potential reviews -- including pass interference -- in the final two minutes of each half and overtime.
Eagles’ Howie Roseman adds GM to his title | NFL
Philadelphia’s longtime exec has been in a de facto role for the past four seasons after being promoted to executive vice president of football operations in 2015. The Eagles on Thursday announced Roseman -- their GM from 2010-2014 -- will add general manager to his official title once more as part of several promotions within the front office.
Bears kickers convert under high stakes for team | ESPN
“We put a little heat -- shocking -- on the kickers for conditioning for the team,” Nagy said. “They both nailed two 40-yarders down the middle, so our guys got out of gassers, which was nice. So if you heard any cheering, that’s why.
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