Morning Huddle: Big Red Hero

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In the morning Chiefs Kingdom! Grab yourself a cup o’ joe and get in the Huddle!

Chiefs news for 25 July 2020

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Andy Reid ‘Unsung Hero’ in NFL, NFLPA Negotiations | AR

Rapoport tweeted later that Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid was an “unsung hero” in the CBA negotiations. Reid was even a guest of Goodell’s on the owners call on Friday to explain to the owners what camps could look like.

Report: Players will get stipend if they opt out of 2020 season | PFT

The opt out is irrevocable, and players in either plan will receive a stipend. Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports that those NFL players considered high risk to COVID-19 can earn $350,000 and an accrued NFL season if choose to opt out of the 2020 season. Players without risk can earn $150,000 for opt-out with no accrued season.

Tom Brady thinks 7 Super Bowl rings is not unrealistic for Chiefs | ChiefsWire

“Totally agree with [Tyreek Hill],” Brady wrote on Twitter. “Why not go seven rings…”

Brady, of course, is in pursuit of his seventh Super Bowl ring. He currently has six Super Bowl rings at age 42. Brady has no choice but to believe that someone can win seven Super Bowl rings because that’s exactly what he’s trying to do in his 21st NFL season.

Practice squad expansion to 16 approved | PFT

According to Mark Maske of the Washington Post, the NFL approved a proposal which would expand practice squads to 16 players.

Contract breakdown for Chiefs DT Chris Jones’ extension | ChiefsWire

Jones’ contract also carries $5 million in sack incentives over the life of the contract. He gets $1.25 million in bonus money every year that he reaches 10 sacks or more. Jones has only once had a season with 10 or more sacks, which occurred in 2018 when he had 15.5 sacks. It’s unlikely that he’ll hit this incentive number every season, but you won’t see anyone in Kansas City complaining if he does hit those incentive goals.

Former Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy wants to reach 12,000 career rushing yards | ChiefsWire

Right now, McCoy is currently sitting at 11,071 rushing yards in his 11-year career. He earned that many yards on 2,447 carries, which gives him a career average of 4.5 yards/carry. He also has 73 rushing touchdowns in that span. What’s made McCoy even more dangerous is his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield as well, as illustrated by his 503 career catches for 3,797 yards and 16 more scores.

Proposed $175M salary cap would have Chiefs $25.7M over the cap in 2021 | ChiefsWire

According to projections from Over The Cap’s Jason Fitzgerald, the Kansas City Chiefs would be $25.7 million over the salary cap with a $175 million salary cap in 2021. It’s good for the fourth-worst salary-cap situations in the NFL under the new proposal. That number doesn’t include the cap charges for the Chiefs’ unsigned 2020 rookie draft class. Also, consider that it comes before Kansas City has re-signed any pending free agents for 2021. That list includes players such as Sammy Watkins, Bashaud Breeland, Mike Pennel, Tanoh Kpassagnon, Daniel Sorensen, Austin Reiter, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and so on.

Breaking News: Laurent Duvernay-Tardif Opts Out of 2020 Season | FanSided

The decision obviously wasn’t an easy one for LDT, as it means he won’t suit up and play for the Super Bowl defending champs, but it makes sense for him and no one can blame him – or anyone else – who makes the same decision.

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07/25/2020 11:22 am

LDT is the REAL Big Red Hero

07/25/2020 10:31 am

Great job on Morning Huddle…as per usual. Haven’t even started 2020 and I’m worried about 2021 :). Salary cap is going to be a big issue.

07/25/2020 10:13 am

LDT is setting an example for how we should approach this pandemic. Some people are willing to sacrifice their current career to help with this fight, others are willing to put children in danger to further their careers. The guy has become my favorite Chief, excluding our QB of course.

07/25/2020 8:39 am

A tip of the hat to you LDT..

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07/25/2020 8:29 am

…and that is how unsung legends are made. The Chiefs have a proud history of players that are bigger than football.

07/25/2020 7:09 am


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