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Good morning Chiefs Kingdom! Grab yourself a cup o’ Joe and get in the Huddle!

Chiefs news for June 16, 2022

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Good morning AG!

Busy day in Chiefs Birthday History: JJ Birden born in 1965, Kendrick Lewis – 1988, Bryan Witzmann – 1990, Trey Smith – 1999, and Austin Blythe in 1992

After all that cake, it’s time for the news…

Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman doesn’t feel ‘pressure’ to help fill Tyreek Hill void | NFL.COM

https://www.nfl.com/news/chiefs-wr-mecole-hardman-doesn-t-feel-pressure-to-help-fill-tyreek-hill-void

The Kansas City Chiefs reshuffled the wide receivers room this offseason, trading Tyreek Hill to Miami and seeing Byron Pringle and Demarcus Robinson leave in free agency. The AFC West champs then signed JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling in free agency and drafted Skyy Moore in the second round of the draft.

As an added bonus, there’s a video of a guy picking our wins/losses for the year. Spoiler: you won’t agree

Chiefs Host All-American WR, 1 Other for Tryouts: Report | Heavy.com

Hazelton finished his collegiate career at Missouri after playing two seasons at Virginia Tech. During his lone season at Missouri in 2020, he caught 30 passes for 397 yards and 1 touchdown in 8 games played, according to Sports Reference. He entered the NFL undrafted in 2021, and played for the Houston Texans and Green Bay Packers last summer, but didn’t perform well enough to make either team’s 53-man roster.

George Karlaftis eager to learn from, play beside Chiefs DT Chris Jones | Chiefswire

At 27 years old, Jones is now one of the elder statesmen of the defensive line group in Kansas City. Young players will be looking toward him for advice and guidance, including Chiefs rookie DE George Karlaftis.

Determined Juan Thornhill Expecting ‘All-Pro’ Season in 2022 | Fresno Bee

https://www.fresnobee.com/sports/nfl/article262536457.html

After facing adversity for years, Thornhill is all-in on the upcoming campaign. The Kansas City Chiefs’ defense got off to a notoriously rough start last season, and a large chunk of it came with safety Juan Thornhill watching from the sidelines.

Chiefs’ Thornhill seeks to fill Honey Badger’s void | AP via Yahoo

https://sports.yahoo.com/chiefs-thornhill-seeks-fill-honey-193436225.html

The prevailing narrative was that the Kansas City Chiefs signed Justin Reid away from the Houston Texans in free agency when they decided to move on from three-time All-Pro safety Tyrann Mathieu.

It was a one-for-one substitution, nice and tidy.

Chiefs injury, absence updates from second day of mandatory minicamp | Chiefswire

Several players were still absent from practice on Wednesday, including LT Orlando Brown Jr., DE Frank Clark, WR Justyn Ross, CB Rashad Fenton, TE Blake Bell and DE Malik Herring. 

RANKING THE NFL’S MOST-VALUABLE NON-QUARTERBACKS | Fox

https://www.foxsports.com/stories/nfl/ranking-the-nfls-most-valuable-non-quarterbacks

Raise your hand if you’re surprised that Kelce is included. No one?

Photos: Day One of Chiefs Minicamp

https://www.chiefs.com/photos/photos-day-one-of-chiefs-mini-camp#8dc087db-916d-4e8d-845c-ca0da8c60b74

Kansas City Chiefs players and coaches work on the first day of Chiefs Minicamp

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zulu trader
zulu trader
06/16/2022 11:54 am

Nate Taylor
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Patrick Mahomes on Orlando Brown Jr.’s situation ahead of the July 15th franchise-tag: “I’m very confident. I was with him yesterday, actually. He loves the Chiefs. I know he’s trying to get (the contract) handled. We were just hanging out. It wasn’t about football.”

zulu trader
zulu trader
06/16/2022 11:30 am
larch
06/16/2022 10:37 am

The Chiefs OL may inspire a cool nickname at some point but right now it seems like four men and a maybe.

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  larch
06/16/2022 11:56 am

Wiley is not a “maybe”

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater
06/16/2022 10:03 am

Do all Adam’s hate the chiefs?

10-7 and miss the playoffs? 3-3 in the division? Please give me some of what you are smoking.

Nasrani
Nasrani
06/16/2022 9:15 am

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larch
06/16/2022 7:29 am

Happy birthday to the bulldozer Trey Smith.

ChiefDog
06/16/2022 5:02 am

Happy Thursday Coffee
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vvet818
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06/16/2022 5:35 am

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rip58
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06/16/2022 7:42 am
vvet818
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Leaf
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06/16/2022 11:40 am
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