2. Reid also briefly discussed the Chiefs’ three free agent signees thus far this offseason.
”We’re excited about all three guys. Remmers’ wife actually just had a baby, and we welcome him aboard. He’ll add some senior leadership into that offensive line group,” Reid said. “[In regard to] Jordan, I sure liked what I saw on tape and on TV from him. He looks like a talented kid and I’m looking forward to getting him on board. I think all three guys will help us and give us good depth. Remmers, obviously, has more NFL experience than the other guys, so he’ll compete in there for that group.”
32. Kansas City Chiefs: D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia
Perhaps this is a luxury pick, as Damien Williams has been productive in the Chiefs’ offense, but Swift gives Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid another dynamic weapon. With a compact frame and exceptional lateral agility, Swift departs Athens with a career 6.56 yards per carry average and 73 career receptions in his three seasons.
Zack Baun - LB
School: Wisconsin | Year: Senior (RS)
I gave Kansas City a runner last time (and that move still makes a lot of sense to me), but here’s a chance for the Chiefs to continue to upgrade their defense. Baun has solid coverage skills and can rush the passer, too.ere’s a chance for the Chiefs to continue to upgrade their defense. Baun has solid coverage skills and can rush the passer, too.
Round 1 - Pick 32
Noah Igbinoghene CB
The Chiefs parted ways with Kendall Fuller already. Bashaud Breeland is still unsigned. So, they need a corner, badly. Igbinoghene, a former receiver, is also good against the run, which could be key, as the Chiefs have struggled to defend the run over the past couple seasons. In that sense, he could fill two needs.
Round 1: Mitchell Trubisky (No. 2), Patrick Mahomes (No. 10), Deshaun Watson (No. 12)
Round 2: DeShone Kizer (No. 52)
Round 3: Davis Webb (No. 87), C.J. Beathard (No. 104)
Round 4: Joshua Dobbs (No. 135))
Round 5: Nathan Peterman (No. 171)
Round 6: Brad Kaaya (No. 215)
Round 7: Chad Kelly (No. 253)
Notable undrafted: Taysom Hill, Nick Mullens
Bears fans will spend the next decade-plus absorbing constant reminders of general manager Ryan Pace trading up for Mitchell Trubisky while Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson went overlooked. Mahomes rides a trajectory to become the finest player of his generation. Already an MVP and Super Bowl champion, the bucket list is thinning. Watson is a Pro Bowl talent who gives the Texans a chance to win every Sunday no matter how Bill O’Brien tinkers with the roster. These are the faces of pro football’s future — and I could author one sea poem after the next describing the majesty of Taysom Hill. Beyond making football fun, he deserves a starting chance someday soon.
AFC — Pittsburgh Steelers (8-8)
This Steelers team with Devlin “Duck’’ Hodges at quarterback and the 30th-ranked offense would have qualified for the postseason. Sure Pittsburgh’s defense would have made the Steelers a tough out, but they weren’t beating the Chiefs in the wild-card round.
The first round kicks off on Friday with Gronkowski and Kostek taking on Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson and USWNT star Mallory Pugh. Amendola will take on Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce on Saturday and Seguin will take on New York Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman on Monday, April 6.
Around the NFL
On Wednesday, Titans general manager Jon Robinson said his team hoped to sign Henry to a long-term contract.
”I met with Derrick like I met with all of the guys whose contracts were going to be up at the end of the season,” Robinson said. “We told him we would start working on that but [we] couldn’t get to an agreement on that one, so we used one of the avenues that were available to us to keep Derrick.
”He’s an important part of our football team. I’ve spoken to his representatives after we’ve used the tag. And we want to continue to have those discussions and back-and-forths in hopes of reaching some kind of long-term agreement. We will kick those conversations off again probably, certainly before training camp gets ramped up and going.”
The league issued a memo, obtained by NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, informing all clubs the two scenarios currently being considered by the NFL as it pertains to this month’s draft. The first option is for clubs to operate out of their facilities, “subject to mandatory health and safety guidelines issued by Dr. (Allen) Sills, which will include limitations on the number of permitted club personnel at the facility and rigorous cleaning requirements.” The second option is for teams to operate completely remotely, in “personal residences, with a clear prohibition on any number of club personnel gathering in one residence.”
Raiders and former Saints’ CB Eli Apple were unable to finalize a contract, per sources, and Apple remains a free agent. Another one added to the list.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 2, 2020
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