Morning Huddle: Hall Of Fame Game Canceled

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In the morning Chiefs Kingdom! HOF Game canceled and there is lots of Chris Jones talk. Grab yourself a cup o’ joe and get in the Huddle!

Chiefs news for 26 January 2020

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NFL cancels Hall of Fame game, delays inductions until 2021 | FoxSports

“This is the right decision for several reasons, first and foremost the health and welfare of our Gold Jackets, incoming centennial class of 2020 members, hall personnel and event volunteers,” said David Baker, the hall’s CEO. “We also must consider the most appropriate way to fulfill the first tenet of our mission: To honor the heroes of the game. This decision meets that duty.”

NFL expects on-time start for training camps next month | PFT

The target date is a July 28 opening to training camps for the full roster to keep teams on a “normal schedule”, Pash said. Rookies are expected to start a week earlier with quarterbacks following July 23, according to Panthers coach Matt Rhule.

Report: Chiefs fan attendance could be dictated by local Missouri authorities | ChiefsWire

With the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, many believed the NFL would not allow fans to be permitted into games during the upcoming season. According to a new report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the NFL is considering allowing local authorities for all 32 NFL teams to dictate their own fan attendance levels for the upcoming season. That’d mean the number of fans allowed in Arrowhead Stadium to see the Chiefs play, could be up to the state of Missouri and Jackson County.

NFL tells teams to tarp off first 6-8 rows of seats in every stadium | TouchDownWire

Under a plan shared with team presidents on Tuesday, the first six to eight rows of seating in every stadium — including on-field suites — will be off limits to fans this season. That move is officially to protect players, coaches and team staff from coronavirus exposure, but it would also free up that space to become lucrative sponsorship assets.

Sources said those seats will be covered by tarps that could include sponsor logos, similar to how EPL teams repurposed empty seating sections for ads during its return to play last week. The plan will be presented to owners at a meeting tomorrow, who are not expected to oppose it. An NFL spokesman did not reply to a request for comment.

Chiefs’ Chris Jones seeking about $21 million per season on new contract, per report |

When the Chiefs traded for defensive end Frank Clark last season, they gave the former Seahawks standout a five-year deal worth $105.5 million, with $63.5 million in guaranteed money. That was the kind of money Jones was looking for last August … It’s (now) even harder to believe he’s not clamoring for an even bigger package than what Kansas City gave Clark … Jones improved enough as a willing run defender in 2019 — that part of his game had consistently been seen as a major weakness — that he has every right to want a deal in the average salary range of $21 million.

Trading Chris Jones This Late in the Offseason Doesn’t Make Sense | ArrowheadReport

The only scenario where Jones would be traded before the season this year would come if Jones absolutely refuses to play on the tag and all contract talks are hopeless. Only then would the Chiefs trade Jones, and even in this scenario, the Chiefs will need an offer equal to Buckner’s compensation to move Jones.

Ranking top 10 EDGE rushers, defensive linemen in NFL: TJ Watt, Aaron Donald lead the way |

[2. Chris Jones] Jones, who turns 26 on July 3, had nine last season and 15.5 the season before that. For the second straight year he was the NFL’s No. 2 interior pass rusher, according to PFF. He’s currently playing on the $16.1 million franchise tag but a lucrative long-term deal is in his future.

Building the best NFL team money can buy under the 2020 salary cap |

The best team money can buy has a quarterback on a rookie contract. Any world that allows for Patrick Mahomes to be had for $5.3 million is a kind one. The Super Bowl LIV MVP was the first and easiest decision on the roster (trust that this was not an easy task overall). Yes, Jameis Winston threw for a league-high 5,109 yards and 33 touchdowns in 2019. The problem lies in his league-leading 30 interceptions. However, the lone member of the 30-30 club as a backup for $2.86 million? The price made those 30 picks seems a little more tolerable when I put this roster together. Rolling into game day with Minshew Mania and his starting experience as an inactive QB3 is comforting enough.

Tyreek Hill thinks he’d crush this college football player in a footrace, but we’re not so sure | FTW

Adam Theilen was among those interested. But another compelling competitor emerged: Anthony Schwartz. He’s a college sprinter and wide receiver for the Auburn Tigers. While he has no official 40-yard dash time, Schwartz’s personal best on the 60-meter is 6.59 seconds, which is better than what Hill ran in track at Oklahoma State in 2014 (6.68 second).

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The players’ side believes the league has no legal position to hold this year’s money in escrow. The NFLPA is adamant about borrowing for future years to offset a potential salary cap drop in 2021. To them, flat caps for a few years > giving back money in 2020.

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National Talking Heads:

"There's definitely a personal responsibility and a personal accountability to be taken."

@J_ManPrime21, @scottpioli51, Professor David Wall Rice and @PatrickClaybon on education being an essential tool in battling systemic racism.

"It undermines everything Stephen Jackson said so eloquently on behalf of Black Lives Matter."

@realmikewilbon says Stephen Jackson "has no credibility" as a voice for equality after making anti-Semitic statements

.@marlon_humphrey's favorite play of his career so far?
It's a good one.

Happy birthday to the @Ravens CB! 🎂 (via @NFLFilms)

Spoke with @TesslerSports about RB Raheem Mostert and his trade demand from #49ers. His request was simply to bring Mostert in line with the highest paid RBs on the team. Tevin Coleman makes $4.55M in 2020 and that’s where Mostert wants to be. He has two years left on his deal.

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06/26/2020 10:56 am

I don’t see 21 mill for CJ being insurmountable or a major problem. I thought he was wanting more than that. Especially if say only 15 is guaranteed and the rest is earned through actual production.

06/26/2020 10:10 am

Wear a flipping mask!!!

Reply to  probablyamistake
06/26/2020 10:52 am

If you are running a fever!

Reply to  ArrowFan
06/26/2020 4:43 pm

*very, very wrong.

Reply to  probablyamistake
06/26/2020 12:12 pm

Just stay away from people it’s easy on the face and more effective

06/26/2020 10:05 am

Hey, are they gonna have slot machines in the new faider stadium? That would be funny, by the middle of the 3rd quarter everyone will be gambling.

Reply to  probablyamistake
06/26/2020 12:25 pm

Seeing as how every business on the strip, including grocery stores, has slots, I wouldn’t be surprised.

06/26/2020 10:02 am

At least training camp hasn’t been postponed. That’ll give us something different to yell at each other about. 😁

06/26/2020 7:37 am


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