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Hyde may fill the RB2 spot occupied at the end of last season by Spencer Ware, who is headed to free agency. But he could eventually claim a significant amount of playing time from Damien Williams, who for now at least is the Chiefs’ featured back. Hyde, at 235 pounds is a big, versatile back of the type favored by general manager Brett Veach. “We certainly like bigger backs,” Veach said at the NFL combine. “I kind of have a thing for 220-pound backs that can run and catch and block.” The Chiefs could also draft a back, although it’s not the necessity it was before the Hyde signing
The 28-year-old Ohio State product is a veteran of five seasons. Hyde was taken by the 49ers in the second round of the 2014 NFL draft and spent his first four seasons in San Francisco. After starting the 2018 season in Cleveland on a three-year deal, the Browns sent Hyde to Jacksonville for a fifth-round pick in October.
Two NFC rivals, the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers, have expressed interest in acquiring Ford, a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport on Saturday.
Ford is slated to make around $15.4 million on the tag in 2019, a price tag that the Packers ($36 million in cap space) and 49ers ($66.7 million) are clearly both willing and able to pay, at least for this season.
Reid was chosen for this year’s award largely because of the breakout season of superstar QB Patrick Mahomes. No one expected Mahomes to come in and light the league on fire in the way that he did. Reid did a heck of a job coaching up the first-year starter. Reid also rallied one of the NFL’s most electrifying offenses around Mahomes.
As Mahomes stood in a corner talking to local media after accepting the AFC Offensive Player of the Year Award, a long line of people formed in front of the quarterback. Only a few were able to snap photos before Mahomes had to return to his spot on the dais to give his second acceptance speech of the night, this one for the team MVP Award named in honor of Derrick Thomas. It’s that community and support, Mahomes said in his acceptance speeches, that makes Kansas City so endearing.
“It is a tremendous honor, a tremendous honor to get this award, to be a part of this community,” Mahomes said. “That’s the biggest thing I’ve learned in my short amount of time here so far. It’s that this community is special and hopefully I’ll be a part of it for a long time and hopefully we have a lot of success on the football field as well.”
Unfortunately, the differences between Reiter and Morse don’t end with their strength. Reiter is significantly less athletic than Morse, which shows up on multiple occasions in the run game when he’s asked to get to the second level or pull laterally toward the sideline. He would often end up a few yards short of where Morse would get to on a similar play, which can be the difference between a clean block and a free defender.