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Travis Kelce will match Tyreek Hill’s donation plus give to Operation Breakthrough |

“I got your 6k and will raise you another 6k meals,” Kelce tweeted in response to Hill’s challenge.

Together, they will donate 18,000 meals to Harvesters to give to local families struggling to find food during the coronavirus outbreak

Chiefs mostly quiet during free agency so far. What does that mean? | the Kansas City Star

Free agency opened this week with plenty of movement around the NFL, especially when it comes to quarterbacks. But one of the quieter teams was the Kansas City Chiefs.

There are a few reasons for that, and beat writer Sam McDowell and columnist Vahe Gregorian break them down on this episode of SportsBeat KC, The Star’s daily sports podcast.

Yesterday was Andy Reid’s 62nd birthday | @Chiefs

QB Chad Henne signs two year deal to stay Mahomes’s backup | @Chiefs

Lineman who contributed to Chiefs’ Super Bowl championship run leaves...| Herbie Teope, KCStar

An offensive lineman who contributed to the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl run, guard Stefen Wisniewski, has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, a source confirmed to The Star.

Wisniewski took to social media Thursday evening and enthusiastically announced in a tweet: “Guess what Steelers fans.. I’m coming Home!!!!! And I’m coming to win!!!!”

Around the NFL

Former Rams RB Todd Gurley quickly signs with the Rams | CBS

The Atlanta Falcons are adding running back Todd Gurley a day after he was released, the Falcons confirmed in a tweet. Gurley will reportedly sign a one-year deal, according to Jordan Schultz of ESPN. Atlanta and Miami were two of the teams mentioned as having conversations with the Los Angeles Rams regarding a trade before Gurley was released.

Winners and losers on Day 2 of the new league year | @JeffKerrCBS

There wasn’t as much movement on Day 2 (officially) of free agency as Day 1, but plenty of teams were able to improve their rosters from last season. Here were the winners and losers on Day 2 of the new league year.

Winner: Darius Slay

Not only did Slay get out of Detroit, but he is now the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL. The Philadelphia Eagles gave Slay a three-year, $50 million extension after trading a third and fifth-round pick for the 29-year old cornerback.

Saints’ Sean Payton says he tested positive for coronavirus | ESPN

Payton, 56, is the first person in the NFL world known to test positive for the virus.

Payton said he didn’t feel well this past Sunday, took the test Monday, and received the results Thursday afternoon. Payton is resting at home, fatigued, but said he is part of the 20 percent of the cases that have no fever and no cough. But he will self-quarantine in his home through the weekend, and he said he is upbeat and optimistic about a full recovery.

Cowboys sign S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix | @AdamSchefter

WR Emmanuel Sanders would like to return to 49ers, but looking for “right fit” | @ProFootballTalk

U.S. Women’s football team stranded in Honduras | @SInow

In case you missed it at Arrowhead Pride

How the Chiefs could keep Sammy Watkins

Let’s further assume that Watkins might be amenable to getting a little less money in 2021 and 2022.

I have worked out three different structures for a two-year contract extension for Watkins. Each of these tables shows what Watkins’ current deal looks like — along with what the new deal would provide from 2020 through 2022.

Stefen Wisniewski is signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers

Wisniewski, 30, became the third player to leave the Chiefs in free agency, joining defensive lineman Emmanuel Ogbah (Dolphins) and defensive back Kendall Fuller (Redskins).

NFL Game Pass is now free

Want to re-live every game of the Kansas City Chiefs’ 2019 Super Bowl run? Well, until May 31, you can. Beginning on Wednesday, the NFL is offering complimentary access to NFL Game Pass.

NFL Game Pass offers an extensive library of football programming, including previous seasons of NFL Films series such as Hard Knocks and A Football Life, and of course, every Chiefs game of the 2019 season, concluding with the team’s Super Bowl LIV victory.

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