Morning Huddle – Minicamp Updates and “The Franchise” Episode 2 Is Tonight

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Don’t forget to watch “The Franchise”, minicamp updates and injury info, Jones isn’t there, Broncos QB situation ranked a respectable #32.

Chiefs news for 12 June 2019

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Nearly 300,000 Fans Have Checked Out “The Franchise,” a New Show Providing a Behind-the-Scenes Look at All Things Chiefs | The Mothership

It’s simply must-see television for every member of Chiefs Kingdom, as fans have watched 1.4 million minutes of the show on YouTube over the last two weeks. In fact, 2,800 subscribers followed the Chiefs’ YouTube channel from the show alone.
The show will air every other Wednesday on YouTube, Facebook and Fox Sports moving forward, continuing with this week’s episode that will focus on the Scouting Combine, defensive end Frank Clark’s arrival in Kansas City and the NFL Draft.

Chiefs injury, absence updates from mandatory minicamp | Chiefs Wire

Jones wasn’t the only player absent from practice, as there are several players who are still recovering from injury. According to Chiefs Digest’s Matt Derrick there were four more players absent from practice.
Travis Kelce is still recovering from offseason ankle surgery. Andy Reid said that he didn’t expect to have Kelce for mandatory minicamp, but training camp is a possibility. Blake Bell returned to practice after missing the final OTA practices with back spasms. According to ESPN’s Adam Teicher, Bell had a few catches, but the depth behind Bell dealt with drops during 11-on-11 periods.
Second-year tight end Deon Yelder, who was the No. 2 early in OTAs is still dealing with a hamstring injury. It doesn’t appear that anyone is lining up to take his job, even though they certainly have the opportunity.
A shoulder injury still has Cameron Erving on the sidelines for the Chiefs. With each day he misses, Andrew Wylie is further cementing himself as the starter at the left guard position. There’s no indication on when Erving might be available to play. Rookie safety Juan Thornhill is still missing from practice with a calf injury. Coach Reid didn’t seem too concerned with this injury, but it wouldn’t surprise me if they shut Thornhill down until training camp.

Chiefs’ Hitchens praises Spagnuolo’s scheme, plus Watkins’ solid day, Murray injured | KC Star

“I just think that right there will make us improve so much more as a defense to not have to go back and watch film as a group. You can just do it on your own on your own time and then just ask questions when you get in the next day.”
Center Jimmy Murray was taken off the field in a cart midway through Tuesday’s practice.
Wide receivers Sammy Watkins and Gehrig Dieter had the catches of the day from quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
The tight ends, in particular, had a case of the drops during Tuesday’s practice. David Wells dropped the ball a number of times, while new signee Nick Kelzer and rookie John Lovett had at least one apiece.
Though starting running back Damien Williams participated in individual drills, he didn’t take part in the team drills later in practice.

Kansas City Chiefs are reportedly playing hardball with Chris Jones | Arrowhead Addict

The absence of Jones should not be surprising for the Chiefs, or any team for that matter, since it’s the one ounce of leverage in the hands of a player to draw attention to the contract concerns. The Chiefs have acknowledged the concern and stated their goals to ink Jones to an extension, so Jones’ absence is a way of forcing the issue. Such an absence is often used to paint the player in a negative light—look who is not a team player?!—but the reality is that Jones has everything to lose by being in mandatory minicamp with the Chiefs, a three-day event that began on Tuesday.

Berry aware: Chiefs’ Kendall Fuller understands the meaning of wearing No. 29 | KC Star

Kendall Fuller didn’t choose to change his jersey number on a whim. To him, the No. 29 worn by former Chiefs safety Eric Berry deserved the consideration.
Fuller is returning to the number he wore in Washington as a second-year pro in 2017. He started there as No. 38, changed it after his rookie season, and wore No. 23 last season with the Chiefs, when he came to Kansas City in the trade that sent Alex Smith to Washington.

Ranking every NFL team’s quarterback situation, from great (Chiefs) to abysmal (Broncos) | USA Today

1. Kansas City Chiefs…. wait for it……. 32. Denver Broncos

KC Chiefs: Best and worst case scenario for Khalen Saunders in 2019 | KC Kingdom

More than likely, Saunders rotates in for Nnadi, but taking his starting spot as a rookie would be the best case scenario here. Not for Nnadi though obviously.
With Kpassagnon being an early round pick just two years ago, his lack of production after two seasons is still fresh in everyone’s minds. That’s why Saunders replicating that failure would be the worst case scenario.

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Morning Bowl of (T)Weeties:

Mitchell Schwartz’s base salaries under the new extension #Chiefs @Jason_OTC

2019: $930k
2020: $5.32M
2021: $5.905M

Previous bases:
2019: $6M
2020: $6M
2021: Free Agent

@ArrowheadGuys has an article on Tyreek and his workout today. Never seem to shy away from coverage. Thank god someone has the balls to write about him instead of putting pieces out there about Deon Yelder....

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zulu trader
zulu trader

can we get a clock XX Days to training camp

Anthony Stratton

Maaaaaaaybe

upamtn

1. Kansas City Chiefs…. wait for it……. 32. Denver Broncos

just made my day … my whole week, my whole off-season

life is good

KCChef
KCChef

OT Question :

Should a Team be Compensated for the Poaching of a Player from their PS ? … Methinks a Comp Pick based on playing time would work. Thoughts ? …

wildcats137
wildcats137

No. That would add friction to deserving players gaining playing time and thus better pay. I’m against new rules that lessen the competition in the free market.

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed

I think an 8th rd of the draft should be used only for that reason. If you had two players snagged off your PS, you get two picks in that round. If nobody was signed off your squad, you get no picks in it.

Berserker
Berserker

I like it. Basically gives them priority pick of the UDFA pool for losing their bottom-roster players.

Anthony Stratton

Nah, they should be punished for not putting them on their own roster.

ArrowheadRed
ArrowheadRed

For anyone who thinks Drew Brees is just as good or better than Patrick Mahomes…watch the 2018 Cowboys vs Saints game or the Saints @ Panthers.

Slayer0810
Slayer0810

Who’s tuning in for Hard Knocks this season? If we already clearly see the disaster that is the Raiders organization, I can just imagine what it’ll look like with more exposure.

stjoechief
stjoechief

I’m looking forward to it. Raiders schadenfreude isn’t quite as good as Patriots schadenfreude, but it’s close.

KCChef
KCChef

I’m layin’ in a supply of Eye Bleach for the Marc Davis Iso’s … : (

ArrowheadRed
ArrowheadRed

I laugh everytime i see someone say the Raiders are going to be a good team this year.

starry1
starry1

I will try, I might even write up the episodes for the site. It all depends on if I can stomach watching Davis and Chuckie and their matching straw wigs.

Anthony Stratton

I am here for Starry’s Snarky Reviews!!!

starry1
starry1

Honestly, I would rather do All or Nothing, but as far as priorities go I think more people have Prime than have HBO, so Hard Knocks is more important to keep up with since they can watch All or Nothing for themselves.

Anthony Stratton

You should right it as a tragic Rom-Com…

starry1
starry1

Well that’s not far from the truth…

Anthony Stratton

lol I know!

Druful
Druful

Better you than me.

Dave B.
Dave B.

Is Joe Flacco really that bad or is it just the situation itself that’s bad?

rollin with mahomies
rollin with mahomies

yes

Anthony Stratton

Did John Elway acquire him? Then yes.

KCRowdy
KCRowdy

The author of that article cracks me up:

“Joe Flacco is bad and still overpaid. Drew Lock’s tape is full of red flags. The team is paying Case Keenum $7 million to not play for them. And the incompetent GM might be the best quarterback on the payroll. Other than that, the Broncos’ QB situation is decent.”

The shot at Elway cracks me up…

slackator
slackator

I mean Baltimore has a starting qb who can’t throw and was shocked when they installed a passing play into the game plan this year…and flacco lost his job to that guy

rollin with mahomies
rollin with mahomies

3 of the more well-known jersey numbers in KC:
#29
#50
#55

All belong to new faces (Fuller, Lee, Clark). Bust out the duct tape and a sharpie.
The good news is that these aren’t 3 scrubs

Anthony Stratton

55 never did quite catch on. I suspect Clark fans are gonna have to buy new.

Slayer0810
Slayer0810

Are there really Clark fans? Beyond CJ, I’m not sure there’s anyone on the defense that I’d even want their jersey right now.

stjoechief
stjoechief

CJ is my active player jersey. I’ve always liked defensive players, but if they don’t get a contract done I’ll have to switch to Mahomes like everyone else.

Savagerider
Savagerider

I think i may want honey badger. He seems lone he may be new heart of defense. The new leader

KCRowdy
KCRowdy

There very well may be by the end of the season.

Anthony Stratton

Yes, they seem to be quite abundant these days (Clark fans).

Theres a few jerseys on D I’d be down with aside from Jones. As stated, The Badge would be #2. After that Thornhill and DoD…but prolly wait before I go in on the young guns

KCRowdy
KCRowdy

I still have my Christian Okoye jersey, whom I also named my son after.. Haven’t bought a new one since and I honestly doubt I will. The only possible exception might be for Pat.

Tyrone
Tyrone

Playing hardball with a top young player…that always works out….

Anthony Stratton

Don’t worry, we only do that to our own players.

Tyrone
Tyrone

Yeah we just hand blank cheques to everyone else

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed

It is minicamp in June. I will start to worry if he holds out deep into training camp. We have all seen this before.
The thing we have going for us is Jones hasn’t had a significant payday yet. He needs the money. When Leveon held out it was after playing a year that paid him over ten million.