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State of the Franchise: Chiefs must win title for ‘19 to be success | NFL

This is such a fun time to be a Chiefs fan. There aren’t many times when you can say you have the best player in the sport on your team. I was at a “Madden” tournament last year and nearly every kid was using the Chiefs. So, it’s cool to be a part of the buzz of the NFL. But none of that is going to matter if they don’t get a Super Bowl title.

2019 NFL schedules by distance: Raiders hit the hardest by travel miles, Jets have it easiest | CBS Sports

The Raiders will be traveling more miles in 2019 than the Bills, Giants and Jets combined

17. Chiefs: 14,298**

The Patriots’ entire 2019 schedule, sorted by 9 types of revenge games | SB Nation

We got so mad about last year’s playoff loss we traded the guy responsible for it

Kansas City Chiefs (Week 14)

The Chiefs looked to have their first Super Bowl appearance since 1969 wrapped up last January. Defensive back Charvarius Ward hauled in a tipped pass intended for Rob Gronkowski to seemingly give Kansas City the ball with a 28-24 lead and only 61 seconds left in the AFC title game, sending an already frenzied crowd at Arrowhead Stadium into Beatlemania-style apoplexy.

And then the referees piped up to accurately point out that outside linebacker Dee Ford had lined up in the neutral zone.

AFC West 2019 offseason grades: Broncos’ shrewd offseason helps close gap on Chargers, Chiefs | CBS Sports

Kansas City Chiefs

Even with the major trade for Clark, because of the losses of Ford, Houston -- likely Eric Berry -- and no reinforcements added at cornerback, along with the Hill situation, the Chiefs had the most lackluster offseason of any team in the AFC West.

Offseason grade: C

The Biggest Risk Every NFL Team Is Taking in 2019 | Bleacher Report

Kansas City Chiefs: Relying on a Scheme Change to Fix the Defense

Spagnuolo is going to oversee the change to a base 4-3 defense, which may better fit the team’s personnel but will also require a transition period. If the defense stumbles out of the gate and the Chiefs accrue some early losses, they could spend the remainder of 2019 chasing the Los Angeles Chargers in the AFC West.

What connects Eric Bieniemy, Tony Gonzalez, two Dorseys and Boomer Grigsby? | Kansas City Star

The 2020 College Football Hall of Fame ballot reveals a distinct Chiefs flavor.

Will Frank Clark live up to the high price the Chiefs paid to acquire him? | ClutchPoints

The answer is a resounding yes. His numbers and production speak for themselves. Clark is undoubtedly one of the best pass rushers in the NFL and the thing is: he is only 25-years old and continuing to get better.

After the Chiefs landed Clark, they immediately signed him to a long-term deal. Clark signed the deal, which was worth $104 million over five years. The contract also includes $62.3 million in guarantees. That type of contract comes with lofty expectations but Clark is ready to show that he is worth the risk.

Around the league

Brady’s age a factor in Adam Humphries’ FA decision | NFL

Humphries’ reasoning, which he shared as part of an in-depth profile feature story at The Athletic, on why he selected Tennessee over catching passes from Brady might surprise a lot of people.

”Obviously, he’s the G.O.A.T. That’s that simple,” Humphries said, via Travis Haney of The Athletic. “But there’s so much that factors into a decision. It was a four-year deal. Who knows how many (years) he’s got left? There’s a lot that goes into it.

Ex-Bucs DT McCoy chooses to play for Panthers | ESPN

McCoy, a six-time Pro Bowler, is getting a one-year deal worth up to $10.25 million that includes a $4 million signing bonus, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Goodell: Four preseason games may not be necessary | NBC Sports Pro Football Talk

Goodell said, via Josh Reed of WIVB, that he’s spoken to coaches who don’t believe having four games in the summer is necessary to evaluate players ahead of the regular season. Goodell also said he doesn’t think that the games provide “great value” to the fans.

Le’Veon Bell reports to Jets mandatory minicamp | Yahoo! Sports

The Jets posted a video to Twitter on Monday afternoon; Bell is manning the camera, wearing his green Jets jersey and talking to fans.

Jared Goff Isn’t Hiding From That Super Bowl Stumble | Sports Illustrated

The supercharged Rams managed just three points against the Patriots on the big stage, but their young quarterback is using those failures to learn and move on—and up—this offseason. Plus, Andy Dalton’s fresh start in Cincy, Cam Newton’s progress, Odell’s no-show and more as June sets in.

Seahawks’ Russell Wilson ‘just getting started,’ goal to play ‘til 45 | NFL

“Seven years has gone by so fast,” Wilson said. “You think about just turning 30 years and what I have for the rest of my career -- for the next 10-15 years -- I’m just fired up about it. You think about some of the best quarterbacks of all time, guys like Drew (Brees), guys like Tom (Brady), who (are playing into their 40s). I really look up to those guys. There’s so much more to do.”

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Ranking the five best revenge games on the Chiefs’ 2019 schedule

It’s Revenge Week at SB Nation. We’re marking it with a ranked look at the revenge games on the Kansas City Chiefs’ upcoming schedule.

Report: Chiefs sign defensive lineman Khalen Saunders

With Saunders’ contract official, the Chiefs have now signed all six of their draft picks signed.

Patrick Mahomes to participate in Big Slick weekend in KC

The Chiefs quarterback will join the Big Slick team in its efforts to raise money for Children’s Mercy in Kansas City.

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