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  • John Schnatter: ‘Papa John’s Doesn’t Want To Do Business With Roger Goodell’

    Total Pro Sports "ohn Schnatter clearly has a wish to end everything he has worded for up to this point, and it’s taken just under a year for him to completely destroy his image. The Papa Johns founder is already at rock bottom, but he decided to dig an even bigger hole on Friday during a recent..." July 15

  • NFLPA exec: 'There are serious consequences' to legalized sports betting

    The Score "NFLPA vice president of business and legal affairs Casey Schwab stated that legalized sports betting could have immense ramifications concerning player privacy. The U.S. Supreme Court voted 7-2 in May that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act is unconstitutional,..." July 15

  • ESPN ranking of NFL offensive arsenals has Chiefs at No. 1

    Kansas City Star "As if Chiefs fans weren't already amped about the upcoming season, now comes an ESPN ranking of each NFL team's rushing and receiving talent. ESPN's Bill Barnwell authored the story, which had the headline "NFL's best and worst offensive arsenals: 32-1 weapons..." July 12

  • NFLPA Files Grievance Over NFL’s Anthem Policy

    Pro Football Rumors "The players’ union is filing a grievance against the NFL’s new anthem policy, the NFLPA announced on Tuesday. The union argues that the new policy violates the rights of players.  “Our union filed its non-injury grievance today on behalf of all players..." July 10

  • Chiefs Speedster Tyreek Hill is Officially the Fastest Player in Madden 19

    12 Up "How do we rank today's NFL stars? Combine performance? Film breakdown? Fantasy football rankings? Whatever ESPN tells us? Cold, hard stats alone? Nope, ?a video game helps us assess the talent across the league instead. The Madden franchise takes..." July 10

  • Amid Hall of Fame campaign, Chiefs great Johnny Robinson stands for something more

    Kansas City Star "Johnny Robinson has absorbed, endured and otherwise navigated a form of rheumatoid arthritis in his spine that doctors once deemed “incurable,” thyroid cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a quadruple heart bypass and a severe stroke. He figures the latter may have had something..." July 08

  • Charcandrick West jokes with Von Miller: Stay away from Mahomes

    247 Sports "Von Miller dropped a hint this week he'll have his sights set on Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes this season, although Chiefs running back Charcandrick West might be hoping the All-Pro pass rusher goes easy. Mahomes posted a photo of himself with the caption "Coming..." July 07

  • NFL adds 15-yard penalty for grounds crew clearing snow for a field goal

    Pro Football Talk "Just before Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri lined up for a game-tying extra point on a snowy day last season in Buffalo, the Colts sent some sideline personnel onto the field to attempt to remove snow from the area where the kick would be lined up, and help Vinatieri get better footing...." July 06

  • NFL Still Has a Cheating Problem

    Bleacher Report "There's never been a player who quietly inspired more love, and potentially more hate, among NFL wide receivers than the Patriots' Julian Edelman. For years, there have been two differing opinions about Edelman. Some believed he was special—a..." July 06

  • Trump: NFL’s new anthem policy is ‘worse’ than old one

    New York Post "President Donald Trump is not done with the NFL yet, saying the league’s new national anthem policy is “worse” than the original one. During a campaign rally in Great Falls, Mont., Trump took aim at the NFL’s new policy again, which was passed in May and..." July 06

  • The NFL coaches likely on the hot seat

    Houston Chronicle "NFL teams are preparing for training camp and the 2018 season. There are coaches who seem to be on the proverbial hot seat. Three divisions – AFC South, NFC North and NFC West – don't have coaches who have trouble sitting as they enter crucial seasons. It'll be..." July 06

  • Fully-guaranteed NFL deal would result in shorter contracts

    Pro Football Talk "It’s the annual NBA free-agency frenzy, featuring B-level players getting more money than A-list NFL stars. Among other things, the money handed out to basketball players renews calls for fully-guaranteed NFL contracts. This year, Chargers left tackle and NFLPA executive..." July 04

  • Chiefs’ 8.5 win total suggests not everyone is sold on Patrick Mahomes

    Pro Football Talk "All the talk coming out of Kansas City about new starting quarterback Patrick Mahomes: The Chiefs loved Mahomes when they moved up in last year’s first round to draft him, they loved what they saw of him as a rookie enough to trade Alex Smith to Washington, and there are already..." June 30

  • NFL saw 73 percent rise in preseason concussions last year

    Pro Football Talk "When training camps open around the league next month, the NFL wants teams to be mindful of the spike in preseason concussions last year. The NFL found that preseason concussions were up 73 percent from 2016 and that most of them occurred in 11-on-11 drills conducted in practices..." June 29

  • Former Chiefs LB Tamba Hali Likely To Retire

    Pro Football Rumors "Former Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali sounds like he’s ready to retire. In an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio (Twitter link), Hali indicated that he might be ready to move on.  “I just need to continue to work out and do my music,” Hali..." June 27

  • Sammy Watkins: Andy Reid helping me become complete WR "Wide receiver Sammy Watkins' acclimation process has gone well since joining the Kansas City Chiefson a three-year, $48 million free-agent deal in March. Despite being on a new team, Watkins turned heads during organized team activities and he embraces the..." June 27

  • NFL tells Laurent Duvernay-Tardif he can’t have “M.D.” on his jersey

    247 Sports "The NFL may not be granting Kansas City Chiefs guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif’s request to have “M.D.” printed on the back of his jersey, based on a tweet to surface earlier this week. Neither Duvernay-Tardif nor anyone from the Chiefs have spoken on the subject..." June 24

  • Danny Kanell has concern about Mahomes living up to expectations

    247 Sports "Patrick Mahomes will be heading into the 2018 season surrounded by a heavy amount of hype and expectations, and one former NFL quarterback, Danny Kanell, wonders if he'll be able to live up to all of it when the time comes.  Kanell, who played seven NFL seasons with the..." June 23

  • Terrell Owens would love to play for ‘favorite’ coach Andy Reid again

    Larry Brown Sports "Terrell Owens has not played in an NFL game since the 2010 season, but the Hall of Fame wide receiver has hinted that he wants to attempt a comeback on numerous occasions over the past several years. He’s back to talking about it again, and it sounds like he has a specific team in..." June 21

  • Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones trying to make noise this season

    Pro Football Talk "Chris Jones isn’t quiet on the field or off, but the Chiefs defensive lineman wants to become a more vocal leader in the locker room and make more noise on the field. Jones, the 37th overall pick in 2016, made 32 tackles, 6.5 sacks and an interception, defensed seven passes and..." June 19

  • In Chiefs' secondary makeover, a bounce back season from David Amerson is key

    Kansas City Star "With the exception of quarterback, no Chiefs position group got as big a makeover since the end of last season than cornerback. The moves started loudly. Kendall Fuller from Washington in the Alex Smith trade. Wow. Fans marveled at the prospect of Fuller joining Marcus Peters in the..." June 16

  • DT Roy Miller Suspended 6 Games

    CBS Sports "Miller has been suspended for the first six weeks of the 2018 season, Field Yates of ESPN reports. At this point it's unclear why Miller has been suspended or if he'll appeal. The free agent defensive lineman played with the Chiefs for seven games last season, recording six..." June 15

  • Mike Pereira: If the new rules don’t reduce concussions, the kickoff is gone

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s new rules designed to reduce the impacts on kickoffs represent a last-gasp effort to keep the play in the sport. That’s the word from former head of officiating Mike Pereira, who believes that if this year’s rule changes don’t result in the desired..." June 15

  • Chiefs' Chris Conley well ahead of timetable for recovery from Achilles injury

    Kansas City Star "Chris Conley has been through the ringer the past couple of months. The adversity he has faced following his torn Achilles last season has tested the Chiefs wide receiver's patience and love for football. Various surgeries, working through therapy and getting in the..." June 14

  • Kansas City Chiefs sign DT Derrick Nnadi, three free agents

    247 Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs announced a series of roster moves Thursday, signing defensive tackle and third-round draft pick Derrick Nnadi to his rookie contract while also signing running back Algernon Brown, wide receiver Josh Crockett, and offensive tackle Bentley Spain and..." June 14

  • Report: NFLPA exploring legal options for fighting new anthem policy

    The Score "It appears the NFLPA is preparing for a legal battle with the NFL over its new anthem policy. The NFLPA has hired multiple law firms to begin researching potential avenues to fight the league's policy, a source told Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio. Florio..." June 14

  • Chiefs HC Andy Reid says Kareem Hunt will be ‘OK’ for the start of training camp

    Clutch Points "In the last few weeks of the offseason workouts for the Kansas City Chiefs, Pro Bowl running back Kareem Hunt has been notably absent from the practice field due to a hamstring injury with the team taking the precautionary approach with the situation. According to Matt Derrick of..." June 14

  • 911 call from alleged Kareem Hunt assault released

    Larry Brown Sports "The 911 call in the wake of Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt’s alleged February assault has gone public. TMZ Sports obtained audio of the call in which a 19-year-old woman accused Hunt of assaulting her in Cleveland. The woman sounds tearful, telling the..." June 13

  • Saints Hosting RB Jamaal Charles For Visit

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter reports that the Saints are hosting veteran RB Jamaal Charles for a visit on Wednesday. This is the first reported interest in Charles since the free agent market officially opened back in March. The Saints are also trying out veteran RB Tim..." June 12

  • Here's Brett Favre explaining how he basically invented RPOs because he was bored

    CBS Sports "Over the last few seasons, the run-pass option (RPO) has become increasingly popular in the NFL. The way it allows an offense to react to how the defense lines up and then reacts off the snap of the ball makes it easy to avoid negative plays that flow right into what the defense is doing, and..." June 11

  • Donald Trump asks NFL players to suggest people he should pardon

    WEEI Boston "Donald Trump discussed his plan for presidential pardons on Friday and made an offer to NFL players to suggest to him people he should pardon. "What I'm thinking to do, you have a lot of people in the NFL in particular ... they're not proud enough to stand for..." June 08

  • Branden Albert Arrest Video Shows NFL Star Hit With Taser Twice

    TMZ "TMZ Sports has obtained police body cam footage from Branden Albert's arrest -- when he was hit with a taser TWICE as he barreled his way out of a jewelry store back in February.  We broke the story ... the Pro Bowl offensive tackle was arrested for assault in..." June 07

  • Kareem Hunt In Alleged Physical Altercation at Ohio Resort

    TMZ "Another alleged physical altercation involving Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt... this time, he allegedly punched a man at an Ohio resort. TMZ Sports has learned Hunt was at the Bay Lodging Resort in Put-in-Bay, Ohio over the weekend -- where he had..." June 06

  • Patrick Mahomes turned down endorsements, wants to prove it on the field first

    ESPN "Patrick Mahomes' social calendar was full during May in town. He was spotted at a Jason Aldean concert, threw out the first pitch at a Royals game and wore jorts and a sleeveless baseball jersey to a NASCAR race. It's not that Mahomes didn't indulge in some Kansas City..." June 02

  • Some Chiefs players have been swept up in the 'Fortnite' phenomenon

    Kansas City Star "Just how big is the video game "Fortnite"? In March, "Fortnite" hosted 3 million concurrent users, according to, and brought in $126 million just in the month of February. Also, Epic Games announced it will be offering $100 million in prizes for..." June 02

  • The Best Remaining NFL Free Agents

    Pro Football Rumors "The biggest names in this year’s free agent class such as Kirk Cousins, Sammy Watkins, Allen Robinson, and Trumaine Johnson have long been spoken for, but plenty of notable players remain on the board here in June. With a hat tip to James Palmer of" June 01

  • Chiefs re-sign wide receiver Jordan Smallwood

    Pro Football Talk "Two weeks ago, the Kansas City Chiefs waived wide receiver Jordan Smallwood in order to sign another receiver, East Carolina’s Davon Grayson. The Chiefs reversed course on Wednesday as they re-signed Smallwood and waived Grayson with an injury designation. " May 31

  • Kareem Hunt working to improve his receiving skills "Fresh off leading the league in rushing as a rookie, Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Huntwants to be more than just a rusher. The second-year pro has used organized team activities to focus on increasing his versatility out of the..." May 30

  • Terrell Owens mentions Chiefs as possible comeback destination

    247 Sports "Terrell Owens has made no secret over the past few years about making himself available for a possible NFL comeback, a discussion that was sparked again recently as a result of some of his posts on social media. Owens first posted footage of himself working out earlier in the spring, then..." May 30

  • NFL Owner Admits He Changed His Mind On National Anthem Policy Because of Trump

    12 Up "NFL owners may not all be in lock-step over issues surrounding player protests during the National Anthem, but it's clear that the American president has been a driving force in the conflict-- and has influenced at least a few owners' positions on the matter. Former..." May 30

  • Chiefs Sign Third-Round LB Dorian O’Daniel

    Pro Football Rumors "The Chiefs inked another one of their draft picks today. ESPN’s Adam Teicher reports that the team has signed linebacker Dorian O’Daniel. The Clemson product, who was selected with the 100th-overall pick, followed up a stellar 2016 campaign with an even better 2017 season...." May 29

  • That's Dr. Duvernay-Tardif to you: Chiefs lineman graduates from medical school

    Kansas City Star "Laurent Duvernay-Tardif could be paged next season. Duvernay-Tardif, the Chiefs' starting right guard, took part in a graduation ceremony on Tuesday at McGill University in Montreal, where he obtained his doctorate in medicine. The degree completes seven years of..." May 29

  • Jon Gruden: 'We love stealing from the Chiefs'

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Jon Gruden is back to coaching the Raiders this season -- the beginning of a 10-year contract -- for the first time since 2001. And he's already ramping up the Raiders' rivalry with the Chiefs.  "Last time I was here at Oakland we stole Rich Gannon from Kansas City,..." May 29

  • Chiefs’ Linebacker Justin Houston: “We Have a Bigger Goal in Mind” "There’s little debate that when Kansas City Chiefs’ outside linebacker Justin Houston is healthy, he’s one of the very best at getting after the passer in the National Football League. That was certainly on display at times last season, as the seven-year veteran..." May 27

  • Eric Berry’s return provides a boost to the Chiefs

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs need a healthy Eric Berry. Kansas City is 38-16 since 2013 when it has Berry in the lineup and only 15-11 without him. The safety missed 15 games last season after tearing his Achilles in Week 1 against the Patriots. “It’s great to have him out here..." May 26

  • Chiefs coach Andy Reid plans to help raise money for Kansas governor candidate

    Kansas City Star "The coach of the Kansas City Chiefs is pitching in to help Gov. Jeff Colyer's campaign for governor. Colyer's campaign announced Friday afternoon that Andy Reid will join him at two events, on June 4 in Wichita and on June 6 in Mission Hills. Chiefs officials did not..." May 26

  • Patrick Mahomes on rocky practice: Now’s the time to make mistakes

    Pro Football Talk "Chiefs coach Andy Reid said that he wants quarterback Patrick Mahomes to “massage each play and see how it works against different coverages” in practices leading up to his first season as the team’s starter and that process is going to work out better some days than..." May 25

  • Gruden on LB Johnson: We love stealing from Chiefs "The Kansas City Chiefs parted ways with longtime linebacker Derrick Johnson, opting to get younger on defense. That opened the door for the AFC West rival Oakland Raiders to swoop in and sign the linebacker. Speaking on a Raiders' season ticket holders conference call earlier this..." May 25

  • DeMaurice Smith: Anthem rule is about exerting control over players

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith says the league’s owners are less interested in showing respect for America than in showing they can control their employees with the new rule requiring players who are on the field for the national anthem to..." May 25

  • Chiefs get second-rounder Breeland Speaks under contract

    Pro Football Talk "Linebacker Breeland Speaks is the latest Chiefs draft pick to agree to a contract. The Chiefs announced on Thursday that second-round pick Breeland Speaks has signed a four-year deal with the team. The linebacker is the third of six picks to sign with the team. Speaks was..." May 24