Chiefs news for 28 January 2020
“I have never seen a guy that big, that athletic, that strong of an arm, that good at decision-making, that many clubs in his bag,” a head coach said of Mahomes. “He’s got touch, he’s got zip, he can throw the long-ass bomb, he can avoid guys, he knows where his issues are protection-wise. He is a guy I really enjoy watching play.”
What Chiefs are getting in new OG Kelechi Osemele in 4 plays | ChiefsWire
It didn’t take long for me to find a standout play from Osemele from the 2019 season. I started with his first preseason game for the New York Jets and three plays into it he’d already impressed me. Osemele is an enforcer in pass protection. He doesn’t just sit back and wait for the play to come to him. Instead, he’s always looking for ways that he can impact the play, even if that means going beyond his initial assignment within the framework of the play.
Five Takeaways from Training Camp on Saturday | Chiefs.com
“My feeling is I’m ready to get back after it. I think that’s the biggest thing, once you hit this first day, it’s all starting over again,” Mahomes said. “It’s been a different offseason. Obviously, it started with the Super Bowl win and being on a high level, then dealing with a pandemic and other movements that have kind of gone on throughout our nation. You’ve had to try to keep your head on straight and deal with it in the best way possible for you and the community around you. Now, I’m glad to be back in the facility, back with the guys that are my teammates – guys that we’ve built this culture together. Now, it’s about restarting the process and doing it over again. We understand it’s going to be hard – it’s going to be a day-to-day process – but we’re going to go out there with the mindset of being the best team that we can be every single day.”
The league’s daily transaction report shows that they waived defensive back Javaris Davis and wide receiver Cody White. Both were waived with non-football injury designations. They also put cornerback BoPete Keyes on the non-football injury list and wide receiver Aleva Hifo was the player who landed on the COVID-19 list.
Contract breakdowns for all six Chiefs draft picks | ChiefsWire
Edwards-Helaire’s contract includes $9.9 million in guaranteed money. He will earn $2.7 million APY on his rookie deal. The contract comes in as the No. 26 contract for running backs. That shows you just how much the NFL values running backs that a rookie contract ranks so highly.
The COVID-19 global pandemic continues to affect the National Football League in a number of ways, including the wishes of some players to even attempt to suit up in 2020. The NFL has given players the chance to officially opt out for a year in the face of the coronavirus, and De’Anthony Thomas of the Baltimore Ravens is the third player to decide to do so.
The non-football injury list means that Keyes does not have COVID-19 (a separate reserve designation exists for that in 2020), but it does mean that Keyes suffered an injury of some type away from the Chiefs. It could mean anything from an issue from practicing on his own before returning to the team’s training camp, or it could be some sort of random injury or illness. Expect the Chiefs to clarify Keyes’ condition to the media at some point on Monday.