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Chiefs news for March 31, 2021

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Good morning AG! Today in Chiefs history Steve DeBerg was acquired from Tampa Bay…. What I remember about him was he was great at play action… and also had his broken little finger:

Report: Bills had interest in Chiefs’ Jarran Reed |

The Bills evidently wanted to add another piece to their defensive line recently. The only problem is that the player ended up signing with the Chiefs instead.

Every Chiefs draft pick made by GM Brett Veach | usatoday

Following the 2017 NFL draft, the Kansas City Chiefs made Brett Veach the seventh general manager in franchise history. In his four seasons in Kansas City, Veach has made some gutsy roster decisions. Whether fans want to admit it or not, those decisions helped lead the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl title in 50 years. After back-to-back Super Bowl appearances, Veach will now be tasked with bringing in a draft class that will help keep this roster’s chances of a championship alive.

Chiefs to Host Ninth Regular Season Home Game in 2021; Packers to Visit GEHA Field at Arrowhead |

On Tuesday, the National Football League announced the expansion to a 17-game regular season schedule beginning with the 2021 season.

The league determined that the additional home game would rotate between AFC and NFC clubs on an annual basis, beginning with the AFC in 2021. The Chiefs will host nine regular season games and one preseason game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium this year. The 17th game will always feature an interconference match-up based on the prior year’s standings, with the NFC North champion Green Bay Packers scheduled to visit the AFC West champion Kansas City Chiefs this season.

Chiefs can begin first phase of OTAs on April 19 | usatoday

According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the NFL informed teams today that they’re allowed to begin Phase 1 of Organized Team Activities (OTAs) on April 19. Phase 1 as described by the NFL, “consists of the first two weeks of the program with activities limited to strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation only.”

Chiefs To Sign OL Austin Blythe | profootballrumors

The Chiefs are bringing in more outside help for their offensive line. They will sign former Rams starting center Austin Blythe, Tom Pelissero of tweets. It’s a one-year deal.

Around the AFC WEST:

Raiders give LT Kolton Miller three-year contract extension | yahoo

Well, it finally happened. The Raiders haven’t given a second-contract to a first-round pick since Darren McFadden, who they selected with the No. 4 pick in the 2008 NFL Draft

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03/31/2021 5:09 pm

So I wonder if the NFL plans to:

A) Go with an odd 17-game schedule all the way through 2030 when the CBA expires,

B) Get the players to agree to an amendment to extend the season another week, or

C) Wedge in the 18th regular season game by cutting the preseason down to 2 games.

03/31/2021 4:43 pm

Anyone up for a song & dance?

“Our team has been roundly criticized because these numerous brave women haven’t filed formal criminal complaints with HPD (although we have provided info to other organizations.) Here is my worry: When I ran for Houston mayor against the CURRENT mayor, I called for the resignation of the former police chief. I was thus reluctant initially in these important cases to provide info to HPD, at least while Art Acevedo was the Police Chief — even though my brother in law is a long-term HPD officer. Mr. Acevedo has now left Houston for Miami. Yet, I’ve since learned that my legal opponent, Mr. Hardin, has a son who is on [sic] of the exclusive Command Staff of HPD. I am not saying in any way that Deshaun Watson’s lawyer, Mr. Hardin, has a son who has a position that would compromise HPD and its investigation. I support his service, along with all Houston police officers — I think the rank and file know that. But, I am saying that me and my clients will go elsewhere to provide our evidence to investigative authorities. Stand by.”

Reply to  probablyamistake
03/31/2021 4:53 pm

Yet another story without any good guys. Only villains.

Reply to  pompano
03/31/2021 11:32 am

just like my kids but with less screaming

Reply to  pompano
03/31/2021 11:55 am

It’s a dog’s life

Reply to  pompano
03/31/2021 11:57 am

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Big Chief
Big Chief
03/31/2021 9:37 am

Steve DeBerg, what a gamer. In BA times (before Andy), I would put Steve at number 3 in my Chiefs QB hierarchy, following only Lennie and Trent. Yes, I would put him ahead of Montana. He really gave me hope because after being replaced by Montana in SF, and Elway in Denver, he said the guy who took over after him would be an elite QB, that was his fate. He missed on that one though, how could he know that Carl Peterson was allergic to developing young QBs?

03/31/2021 6:38 am

So, what would you guys think of this mock draft I did (using The Draft Network simulator)? Other than snagging a LB which I was hoping to do, I think I picked up some really really good players. In fact, my last 3 picks might turn out to be better players than my 3rd pick.

31.Jalen Mayfield, OT, Michigan
63. Brevin Jordan, TE, Miami
94. Ronnie Perkins, EDGE, Oklahoma
136. Anthony Schwartz, WR, Auburn
144. Rodarius Williams, CB, Oklahoma State
175. Tyree Gillespie, S, Missouri
181. Jaret Patterson, RB, Buffalo
207. Jimmy Morrissey, IOL, Pittsburgh

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  3rdnlong
03/31/2021 7:22 am

I don’t like the back half very much, but without knowing who was available it is hard to judge. This is my last one.

31. Liam Eichenberg OT

63. Jabril Cox LB

94. Hunter Long TE

136. Dayo Odeyingbo EDGE

144. James Wiggins S

175. Josh Imatorbhebhe WR

181. Jaelon Darden WR (Also punt returner)

207. Rachad Wildgoose Jr. CB

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Reply to  Severely Concussed
03/31/2021 8:28 am

Fair enough take on mine. I like Gillespie and Patterson – those guys I think are going to be diamonds in the rough and late round steals for whoever gets them. I’d just like them on our side. But yeah, we did need a LB early.

For yours – I love the first 2 picks. Don’t know much about the middle guys. Heard good things of the 2 wideouts, and no clue on Wildgoose other than he’s expected to go in the late rounds if at all.

Reply to  3rdnlong
03/31/2021 8:54 am

I like it up to 144. That said, I don’t see any way Perkins makes it past the second round.

Reply to  3rdnlong
03/31/2021 4:59 pm

I think it needs more WR. But I do really like Jordan, and the positions you addressed in the top half.

As far as LB goes, my newest irrational hope is we can get Dylan Moses around the late 3rd-4th. I think he’d resurrect our defunct WLB position.

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