Sammy Watkins returns kicks during Chiefs practice

May 24, 2018

The Kansas City Chiefs acquired Sammy Watkins this offseason to stretch the field and bring even more speed to an offense already stockpiled with versatile weapons. But in signing the wideout to a three-year deal, has Kansas City also found its next great return man? During organized team activities Thursday, Watkins was among a large group of Chiefs players spotted returning kicks, per ESPN’s Adam Teicher. A speedy receiver returning…

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Free agency roundup: Giants waive RB Paul Perkins

May 10, 2018

Dave Gettleman continued his overhaul of the New York Giants‘ running back room by jettisoning Paul Perkins on Thursday. The former 2016 fifth-round pick entered this past season with some hype after a promising rookie year, but injuries limited him to just 11 games, and poor play (2.2 yards per carry) made him expendable when Gettleman decided the position needed change. The new Giants general manager had a busy offseason…

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Derrick Johnson: Jon Gruden was ‘big factor’ in signing

May 9, 2018

Derrick Johnson said he had offers from “three or four teams” to join their squads this offseason, but he picked the Raiders over them all mainly for one big reason: Chucky. “He’s a big factor,” Oakland’s newest linebacker said of coach Jon Gruden during an interview on NFL Up to the Minute on Wednesday. “He’s a very inspiring man. He’s a guy who can get the players to play at a…

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Browns sign Eric Berry’s brother, Evan Berry, as UDFA

May 4, 2018

John Dorsey can’t bring Eric Berry with him in his move from Kansas City to Cleveland, so he’s trying the next closest thing: The safety’s brother. The Cleveland Browns announced the general manager signed 13 undrafted free agents Friday, one of whom was Tennessee’s Evan Berry. Evan Berry, who played defensive back in college just like his older brother, is being brought on as a wideout. The younger Berry was…

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Free agency roundup: Derrick Johnson visiting Raiders

May 3, 2018

The Oakland Raiders are kicking the tires on a longtime great of one of their archrivals. Ex-Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson is visiting Oakland today, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported, per a source informed of the trip. ESPN first reported the news. Johnson spent the past 13 years in K.C. after becoming a first-round pick in 2005. The Chiefs decided not to re-sign the 35-year-old linebacker earlier this offseason,…

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Browns trade Randall Telfer to Chiefs for Dadi Nicolas

May 2, 2018

John Dorsey hasn’t been afraid to wheel and deal with his new Cleveland Browns roster this offseason, and that certainly didn’t change with the end of the NFL draft over the weekend. The general manager dealt tight end Randall Telfer on Tuesday to the Chiefs for linebacker Dadi Nicolas, Kansas City announced. If there’s anyone in Cleveland that should be familiar with Nicolas, it’s Dorsey, who as Chiefs general manager…

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Chiefs select Raiders GM’s son, Kahlil McKenzie

April 28, 2018

The rivalry between the Raiders and Chiefs just got a lot more interesting. Kansas City selected the son of Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie, defensive lineman Kahlil McKenzie, with pick No. 198 in the sixth round Saturday afternoon. They traded up from the seventh round with the New England Patriots to do it. The Chiefs‘ faith in him spurred McKenzie to share a special post-draft message with his father. “I…

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Chiefs GM Brett Veach: Reggie Ragland ‘can be a star’

April 21, 2018

The price to gain a potential star linebacker apparently only cost the Chiefs a fourth-round pick. In his pre-draft news conference Friday, Kansas City general manager Brett Veach gushed over Reggie Ragland, calling the player the Chiefs acquired from the Buffalo Bills last summer a possible future household name. “I think we’re all excited about him and we think he can be a star,” Veach said, via the team’s website….

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Sammy Watkins’ Chiefs deal has $21M signing bonus

March 13, 2018

The Kansas City Chiefs have landed a big-name receiving threat for young quarterback Patrick Mahomes. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported K.C. has agreed to a three-year, $48 million deal with wide receiver Sammy Watkins, according to sources informed of the deal. The deal includes a $21 million signing bonus in addition to a fully guaranteed $30 million, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. He’ll making a whopping $34 million over…

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Marcus Peters doesn’t agree with Alex Smith trade

February 27, 2018

Marcus Peters didn’t seem fazed by the trade that will send him from Kansas City to Los Angeles next month. The other blockbuster trade the Chiefs will complete once the new league year begins on March 14, though? That one Peters has a hard time understanding. Speaking with Michael Robinson on NFL Total Access on Monday, the soon-to-be-ex-Kansas City Chiefs DB said he would have never pulled the trigger on…

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