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Suh might not be the dominant player that he was during his days at Nebraska, but he’s still a very good defensive tackle and stays healthy. In fact, in his nine year career (can’t believe he’s been in the league that long already), Suh has only missed two games. That’s the kind of health the Chiefs need on their defense, after having injury-riddled players like Eric Berry and Justin Houston for a number of years.
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The Chiefs had one of the worst defenses in the NFL last season and it doesn’t seem like there’s any way it’s going to get much better with the team losing Dee Ford, Eric Berry, Justin Houston, and Steven Nelson since the beginning of the month. The Chiefs signed multiple defensive players to make up for their losses, but it’s starting to feel like 2019 could turn out a lot like 2018 in Kansas City: Patrick Mahomes is going to have to put up 70 points per game for the Chiefs to compete.
Key players added/re-signed: S Tyrann Mathieu, EDGE Alex Okafor, LB Damien Wilson, CB Bashaud Breelan, RB Carlos Hyde, WR Sammie Coates, QB EJ Manuel, CB Dontae Johnson
1965 WR Otis Taylor
Until 1967, the AFL and NFL had separate drafts. The AFL draft had over 30 rounds and only 14 selections in the first round. The NFL draft had 20 rounds and only 14 selections in the first round. So while Taylor wasn’t a first-round pick, he was the 29th overall selection in the 1965 AFL draft by the Chiefs. He was also selected in the NFL draft by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 15th round.
Fullback Anthony Sherman has agreed to a deal that will keep him with the Chiefs for another season, according to ESPN’s Field Yates. Sherman joined the Chiefs via trade during the 2013 season. He’s been a leader on the team ever since his arrival, and he’s beloved in the locker room. Sherman is an integral part of the Chiefs offense and a special teams maven. He’s also known as the best-dressed player at training camp every year.
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