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Andy Reid ‘grateful’ for departed trio’s contribution | NFL.com

“That’s the name of this game right now,” Reid told NFL Network’s Steve Wyche on Saturday in a one-on-one sitdown. “I mean, the NFL now … it’s hard to hold on to players for as long as you’d like to. I mean these are three of my favorite guys and good football players who can still do this thing. But, you have this influx of young guys, you have this whole salary cap thing that you’ve got to try to juggle. You have to be half-a-genius to put this thing together and make it sustained.”

Kansas City Chiefs hosted tight end Neil Sterling | Arrowhead Addict

Sterling has actually been with the Chiefs before as a practice squad player in 2017, but the New York Jets signed him away. He’s been with the Jets for the last two years after spending two years with the Jacksonville Jaguars as well. As a fullback/tight end option, Sterling played in 35 career games with both franchises. He has no career rushing attempts, but he’s caught 24 passes for 239 yards.

Hidden gem free agent options for Chiefs | Chiefs Wire

Darius Stewart FS Denver Broncos
The Chiefs need to continue adding bodies and creating competition in their secondary. Darian Stewart was drafted by the Rams when Steve Spagnuolo was head coach. He could help install a new system during the offseason at the very least.

Chiefs 2019 free agency signing and departure tracker | Chiefs Wire

As of Saturday, March 23rd the Chiefs have officially signed five players since the start of free agency. On top of that they’ve made the decision to retain one of their own. They’ve also released, traded, and let several players leave to join other teams. Below you’ll find our signing and departure trackers updated with the very latest information. We’ll continue to keep you updated as the Chiefs make more moves throughout the course of free agency.

Morning Bowl of (T)Weeties:

As I mentioned yesterday, I wanted to try a new way of delivering tweets that would not only provide more information but also help me get the Huddle out quicker each morning. I asked you to provide feedback on what you thought and I’ve read through all of the comments. A lot of people weren’t fans of the scrolling tweets and it seemed that the majority of that was because it was difficult to scroll past and some didn’t like the side by side scrolling tweets (on desktop). Today I’ve provided just one scrolling section of tweets (AG’s timeline) and one section of non-scrolling tweets from @Rapsheet’s timeline as examples. I believe I have a fix for the scrolling issue as I’ve created “jump” sections that can get you to the tweets, to the comments, etc. Again, I appreciate any and all feedback as I will take it and use it to decide how to continue going forward. If everyone really hates the scrolling tweets, no problem – we can go back to the old version. I just want to offer you new and different ways to get your Chiefs/NFL fix each morning but it’s a process that I want you to be involved in. So again, I ask for you to leave feedback in the survey below, both good and bad, to help me give you the best product possible. Thanks!

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#Seahawks star DL Jarran Reed spent this morning undergoing surgery at the hand of Dr. William Meyers in Philly to fix a sports hernia, source said. He’ll be fine with plenty of time for training camp, as the recovery is 4-6 weeks. One of the players Seattle may look to pay

Just heard from new #Chiefs pass-rusher Frank Clark, after his trade to KC and his $105.5M contract extension. He said, “🥳🥳🥳🥳.”

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4thQtrMagic
4thQtrMagic

Diving into draft prospects for our mock draft. I don’t keep up much on college ball, so I have a lot of (fun) homework to do so I can make an honest or not so honest attempt.
I just ran across Darrell Henderson, probably most of you are familiar with. I think this dude would look seriously good in red. He might be had in the 3rd-5th rounds.
He has burst, a second gear, and can break tackles. Looks a lot like Hunt to me, the way he runs. What do you people think?

Height: 5-8. Weight: 208. Arm: 31.00. Hand: 8.63.
40 Time: 4.49.
Bench: 22. Vertical: 33.5. Broad: 10-1.
Projected Round (2019): 3-5.

KC_SunDevil
KC_SunDevil

I think we’ve all pretty much agreed he’s a great 3rd round selection for the Chiefs.

upamtn

I think whatever’s easiest for Sporting … it’s a lot of thankless work compiling these on a daily basis, and for very little pay (as in zero)

zulu trader
zulu trader

RIGHT!

Leaf
Leaf

You mean tony is pocketing all the cash?

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ElPasoJason
ElPasoJason

Tony be like …
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Makin it rain with all that AG money!

Leaf
Leaf

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Anthony Stratton

I’d say maybe use the AG twitter feed, then still sprinkle in a few hand selected ones from Chiefs, Rap, Shefter, etc…

Mitko
Mitko

Welp it’s officially spring. I spent 2 hours outside and now I’m dying

Anthony Stratton

lol getting in some yard work?

Mitko
Mitko

No, that would kill me, went to my coworkers’ baby’s 1st birthday at the park. My wife was in charge of the cake. Then helped some friends move.

Anthony Stratton

Gotta love seasonal allergies…

KCChef
KCChef

Nothing like a Good Morning double digit set of running nose sneezes to start your day ,,,

vvet818
vvet818

So, Doug Pederson is day to day?
Sorry, couldn’t help myself.

upamtn

good to know he should be ready to go in time for that golf tournament … that’s the important date

KC_SunDevil
KC_SunDevil

Correct my math here, but as of now, the Chiefs have lost 17 players, added 5, have 8 picks in the draft so they are a net -4. Accounting for draft picks that don’t make the team, let’s say 2, that means there are about 6 spots to fill with trades, FA signings and UFA pickups. I’m ignoring Sherman who resigned and the practice squad/futures contracts as those are technically free agents. I’m not sure where someone like Ripkowski would fit because I don’t know the details of that type of deal

Regardless, as of now people who claim the roster is worse than it was a year ago are right. As of now. But there are still a lot of holes to fill on the roster as well as in the lineup.

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed

While I agree on the overall thought of the roster, I don’t know if you counted IR returning players in your formula. Pringle and Watts. So we are only at -2.

I think we have improved the floor level of our defensive roster while lowering the ceiling. Right now we have a defense that is probably able to be ranked about 20.

WaywerdSon
WaywerdSon

20 might be good enough. just not 30>

Chiefsfan115
Chiefsfan115

A few teams have won the Super Bowl with the 20th ranked Defense. I hope the Chiefs do it next.

ElPasoJason
ElPasoJason

We also added a bunch of futures deals so we may be in the black as far as bodies go but we still need to add more higher end talent IMO.

backbone313
backbone313

Just using the numbers provided…

It is were the Ben Niemans of the league come from. UDFA finds. After the draft, they host what 20+? players for tryouts.

Then cuts from other teams after the draft from teams believing their 6th rounder this year is a better fit then the 4th rounder from the year before.

90 man training camp is a long way from being anything of sort worth writing home about.

BleedingRedAndGold

Very much this ^^^ FA may have slowed down, but it’ll be ongoing until the season begins. Between now and then, we have the Draft, then UDFAs, followed by the Camp cut-downs, and I may have forgotten something, as well. Oh yeah, the AAF players coming available, as well. Worrying about the roster now is creating an automatic, arbitrary, and artificial sense of time pressure to fill perceived “holes” in the roster when we don’t even know where Spags feels there are holes that need to be filled. Not only is that needlessly stressful while accomplishing little, it mucks up your thinking, which is visible in the fact that when most of the people who are biting furiously at their fingernails try to plug those perceived “holes” all in one category, such as all the mocks discussion leaning heavily toward an all-defensive draft. That’s short-sighted. The reality is that while KC will probably focus more on defensive players in the draft, they’ll have the flexibility to allow them to snag any choice O-side prospects that fall into their pick range. Put too much focus on “fixing the defense” in that way and it won’t be long until you’ll be fixing the offense while neglecting the defense. Management by crisis management never leads to anything sustainable because by definition, the immediate crisis takes priority over everything else. Ever worked in a place run that way? I have, and it sucks. However, back when I was effectively acting lead tech of the board repair section of the Sabre customer return line, I replaced the previous guy’s crisis management style with a system designed to stay ahead of crises. Didn’t mean that there weren’t any, but when they did come up, instead of being frazzled, my team was ready to step up and come out swingin’. And being a good team, they consistently knocked it out of the park when that happened, but the key was that there weren’t crises very often, due to the planning on my part. Compared to the guy who’d previously been repairing boards for the line, I was… Read more »

Anthony Stratton

Its not the head count thats the issue, its the quality of players that affect the quality of the roster. We’ve lost 22 sacks between Houston and Ford last year and replaced it with 7 total sacks between Okafor and Mathieu. Sadly, one of those guys is a safety and he accounts for 3 of those 2018 sacks.

legal_kush
legal_kush

I don’t recall many significant sacks translating to wins in games we lost (duh) or game-changers in close games. The Rams loss may have been one where the defense had an impact (and we gave up 54) and provided the offense a chance to win.
This will be the second year in a row where doom and gloom is predicted because of our defense before the season begins.
/insert Chargers to win division rant due to them being “loaded” with defensive talent and edge rushers here…

Leaf
Leaf

Last year we were ranked #1 in sacks and NE ranked #30. That means we won the SB right?

upamtn

this^^^

Anthony Stratton

Hmmm, you might wanna go re-watch a few games. Baltimore and Indy come to mind immediately where the defense, specifically Ford and Houston pressures/sacks, was critical to getting the W.

Leaf
Leaf

But did having he #1 pass rush help us win a SB? Having the third worst sure didn’t hurt NE.

upamtn

and this is why the whole “scheme meme” thing …

backbone313
backbone313

But #capspace

But #theywerealwaysinjured

But #theyneverplayeduptotheircontracts

But #myplanwasvetterthenVeach

Anthony Stratton

We actually didn’t need the cap space. We’re at like $22mil now and doing nothing with it, that goes up to ~$30mil June 1. I don’t have any issue cutting guys, but I think they should have kept at least 1 between Houston/Ford (Houston IMO). Even without Ford and Berry, had we kept Houston this roster would be looking a lot better, and we wouldn’t be staring at a huge and obvious need at EDGE going into the draft.

backbone313
backbone313

But #2ndroundpicksdeveloping

But #draftpickswillsolveeverything

But… ya know what, fuck this! Was not down with cutting Houston. But #behindthescenesdontknow

KCChef
KCChef

But #Belichekiangambits

Leaf
Leaf

You know and I know that a good chunk of that $22 mil was going to hill, but things have stalled for the time being. Acting like there was no reason to clear cap space is being disingenuous.

ElPasoJason
ElPasoJason

I agree with this, you could have made the cut the day someone was signing a deal. Cutting in the anticipation of signing someone you don’t have a deal with or at least massively close to a deal seems irresponsible. I would assume that the cuts were in anticipation of Matthieu/ Earl Thomas signings and the Hill/Jones extensions.

We still need to add more talent in FA.

go_saleaumua
go_saleaumua

That’s Hill’s unspent money, IMO. And/or Jones’.

Savagerider
Savagerider

So i dont know if this means anything. Im sure a few here would like to know. But again i say none of this means anything. But to me it could be a good sign about tyreek hill. Since news broke he has been radio silent. But last night he posted on his personal snapchat time to get back to work and him in gym

KC_SunDevil
KC_SunDevil

I don’t know what it means (other than I am no good at reading tea leaves) but I appreciate the update

upamtn

psssssssssst … those leaves are supposed to be DRY when you read them

zulu trader
zulu trader

yeah, don’t you smoke them?

pompano
pompano

not often

go_saleaumua
go_saleaumua

No news/good news…And back to the gym feels like a focus on the season.

I’m liking it so far. Fingers crossed.

Anthony Stratton

I’d like to think its a good sign. Of course, thats just me reading into it what I want.

Leaf
Leaf

I hear ya there. I can see the argument for either way. I just hope for all parties that there’s not much to the stories.

go_saleaumua
go_saleaumua

hear hear

ElPasoJason
ElPasoJason

I hope there is nothing there for thw kid’s sake. No child deserves to be abused.

Leaf
Leaf

That was kind of my point. If there is nothing to these stories, the kids is in a safe home, hill gets a fat check, the chiefs offense remains virtually unstoppable, and us fans get to keep watching an incredibly dynamic player. Everyone wins. Well everyone except the media who jumped on accusing the guy.

KC_SunDevil
KC_SunDevil

Refined. This is a huge improvement.

Well done!