4. Kansas City Chiefs
Primary tight ends: Travis Kelce, Blake Bell, David Wells
Like the 49ers, the Chiefs are mostly a one-man show — but it’s one hell of a show. Kelce proved a perfect complement to Patrick Mahomes’ improvisation-heavy style, using his athleticism to post career bests in receptions (103), receiving yards (1,336), and touchdowns (10). Wells and Bellhave 30 career NFL catches between them, but they’ll each get the opportunity to add to that total now that Demetrius Harris has left Missouri for a spot in our No. 6 TE rotation.
“I’m coming to win. That’s my key word — win. That’s what I go by ... It’s not about winning a game. It’s about winning against everything that was against me. I just work with that positive energy and positive mindset.”
Mecole Hardman, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
If Hardman is asked to replace Tyreek Hill in the Chiefs offense, he could post the receiving and return yards needed to catch the eye of voters. This is especially true if the Chiefs are one of the NFL’s best teams again.
The Chiefs have the weekend off, but one player hit the practice field this morning for a different reason.
The reigning NFL MVP was in attendance for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final and, like most Blues fans, had little to cheer for with the home team being dominated. Mahomes made the most of the situation, however, downing a beer with impressive form and speed.
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“Oh man! Whatever I say, it doesn’t matter,” Gronkowski said according to Mike Reiss of ESPN.com. “It will always be crazy out there, but you can put them to rest. I’m feeling good. [In a] good place. It’s great to be back here.”
“Daniel Jones went crazy yesterday in practice. He had himself a day. I believe in him,” Barkley told reporters Saturday, per SNY. “Right now, ‘oh, you’re an awful pick,’ but when he wins two Super Bowls, everyone’s going to be like, ‘he was the greatest pick of all time.”
Beckham cleared the air later on Friday on an Instagram post. After many fans commented, asking him to go to practice, Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot pointed out Beckham’s response of “I’ll be there on the 3rd, u coming?”
The Green Bay Packers have their first major injury of the offseason program: coach Matt LaFleur.
The first-year head coach, who has shown a hands-on approach in practice, tore his Achilles tendon.
A source confirmed that LaFleur was injured on the basketball court inside the Packers’ headquarters at Lambeau Field, as NFL.com first reported.
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Another Chief — right tackle Mitchell Schwartz — made the second team, behind the Colts’ Braden Smith:
When the clock struck midnight on Sunday morning, Chiefs GM Brett Veach got more money to use in 2019
Bieinemy was caught on camera comparing Hardman to Chad Johnson, a six-time Pro Bowler.
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