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Chiefs headlines for Friday, February 14

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Former NFL defensive back sees Broncos’ Chris Harris Jr. as good fit for the Chiefs | Kansas City Star

“But you just think of the kind of player Chris Harris is. You saw what Tyrann Mathieu brought to that Kansas City defense. Chris Harris is the same type of player. He plays every level, whether it’s in the box, the nickel position, safety position, and he is a smart football player. You want to add as many smart football players as you can to the fold.”

Michael Johnson Says Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill Couldn’t Make US Olympic Sprint Team | Bleacher Report

“He knows what his sport is,” Johnson said. “That sort of thing picks up steam from other people saying, ‘Oh, he can be in the Olympics.’”

Johnson continued:

”Honestly the sport is much more complex than people think. These guys are all fast and they’re struggling to pick up the concept of a simple start position. Simple to me. Not simple for them. Just like if I went in and tried to be a running back. It looks simple, just take the ball and avoid the defense. It looks simple. It’s not simple.”

2020 NFL Mock Draft: Browns trade Odell Beckham to Patriots, Chiefs land star running back | CBS Sports

Round 1 - Pick 32

J.K. Dobbins RB

Ohio State

Kansas City

Damien Williams was awesome in the playoffs, but the Chiefs still need to improve the depth at running back. Dobbins is a monster with breakaway speed who would thrive in Andy Reid’s scheme. Reid isn’t afraid to double down on offense either.

All the reasons Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy should and shouldn’t take the Colorado job | SB Nation

Why Bieniemy should take the Colorado job

It’s a head coaching job. If Bieniemy is sick of the low-key disrespect that’s come from getting passed over in NFL coaching searches, he can jump ship and call his own shots with a return to the Buffaloes. It would give him the opportunity to prove he’s capable of the role he’s been passed over for repeatedly the past two seasons.

He’d get a raise. While he’s making solid money as an assistant in Kansas City — though how much isn’t disclosed — he’d almost certainly earn a significant raise in a head coaching position. Tucker made $2.675 million in his sole season at Colorado. Bieniemy would be a higher profile hire and could demand an even bigger starting salary.

‘Why would I not?’: Kansas City Chiefs cornerback says he’s looking forward to White House | Washington Examiner

Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Bashaud Breeland expressed excitement Wednesday about the newly crowned Super Bowl champions’ upcoming visit to the White House.

“Why would I not [go], man?” he said to TMZ. “It’s an experience that everybody, every kid would want to go to.”

“I want to go see what the White House is like!” he added.

After Renewing His Season Tickets Early, a Father and Son Enjoyed the Experience of a Lifetime at the Pro Bowl | The Mothership

“I’ve never won anything in my life,” Franke recalled. “When I got off the phone, I looked at my wife and just remember saying, “This can’t be real.’”

Disbelief aside, Franke was headed to Orlando in January to enjoy the Pro Bowl and the various festivities surrounding the annual All-Star game alongside his son, Cooper. Franke – who originally became a Season Ticket Member back in 1989 – primarily utilizes his Chiefs season tickets as a way of spending time with Cooper, making it no surprise that the teenager would accompany his dad to Orlando.

”He’s at the stage right now where we don’t have as much that we get to do together, but Chiefs’ football has been a huge thing for our family,” Franke said, emphasizing that he renewed his tickets last year because of his son. “We’re always talking about it, thinking about it and watching it. It’s a way for us to connect.”

Chiefs’ DT Derrick Nnadi is Making a Difference One Dog at a Time | The Mothership

The story has swept the nation, but for Nnadi, this young pit bull was where it all began.

”Everything scared him. If I dropped my phone and it hit the ground, he’d run away,” Nnadi recalled. “Because of that, I started taking him anywhere and everywhere I went. I introduced him to new surroundings, people and other dogs just to help him come out of his shell a little bit. Going through all that, it got me thinking about other dogs and what they’re going through - abused animals and dogs living in shelters that can’t seem to find a home. That’s how I got the idea.”

Around the NFL

NFL Front Office Survey: Which Available QB–Veteran or Draft Prospect—Would You Take? | SI

NFC Exec: “I would go with older QB, build up the core of the team and draft a young QB this year. [Who?] Rivers, because if the QB isn’t there this year, you still feel good enough about him for another year. I don’t see the other younger guys willing to do a shorter-length deal.”

What Kind of Market Will There Be for Andy Dalton? | The Ringer

Quarterbacks including Joe Flacco and Alex Smith have moved before free agency started the past few years. They would seem to be the closest analogues for someone like Dalton—a solid, but unspectacular veteran who could offer an instant upgrade for the right team. However, it’s virtually impossible to project where he could land until we see how the rest of the QB landscape shakes out. The Bengals and Dalton are both seemingly motivated to get this done, but if the market for him never materializes, the best move may be for him to stay in Cincinnati and mentor Joe Burrow or whomever the team takes at the top of the draft.

Lions GM Bob Quinn emphatically shoots down Matthew Stafford trade rumors | Larry Brown Sports

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reached out to Quinn for his thoughts on the report, and Quinn shot it down in no uncertain terms. The GM told Birkett in a text message that the rumors are “100% false!!”

Myles Garrett again alleges Mason Rudolph called him a racial slur, sparking brawl | ESPN

“He called me the N-word,” Garrett told Outside The Lines’ Mina Kimes during an interview that airs Thursday night on SportsCenter. “He called me a ‘stupid N-word.’”

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Recipients could also include players who never made it to the regular season due to injury. Breeland Speaks and John Lovett went on injured reserve during training camp. Both are still under contract through 2021 — and although neither played in 2019, you can make a case they should get rings — especially Speaks.

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