Chiefs news for June 1, 2023
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We have nothing today in Chiefs history.
The inventor of the jet engine, Frank Whittle, was born in 1907. Marilyn Monroe was born in 1926. Morgan Freeman was born in 1937. Helen Keller died in 1968. The Czech Republic had the bright idea to pass a law addressing light pollution in 2002. Conan O’Brien began hosting The Tonight Show in 2009.
What news there is follows.
Patrick Mahomes discusses ‘smooth transition’ from Eric Bieniemy to Matt Nagy | ChiefsWire
Nagy spent five seasons as the Chiefs’ quarterbacks coach from 2013-15 before being promoted to co-offensive coordinator with Brad Childress in 2016. He became the sole offensive coordinator during Alex Smith’s best season back in 2017 before moving on to become head coach of the Chicago Beras in 2018.
Chiefs UDFA Spotlight: Marshall S Isaiah Norman | ChiefsWire
Norman would spend the next four years of his career with the Governors before transferring to Marshall for his final year of eligibility in 2022. After proving he could play at the FCS level at a high level, he wanted to do the same at an FBS school before taking the opportunity to go pro in the NFL.
Here’s a key similarity between Chiefs RBs Isiah Pacheco, Deneric Prince | ChiefsWire
Late Round Fantasy Football’s JJ Zachariason releases weight-adjusted speed scores for NFL draft prospects each year. Players who hit the 40-yard dash time threshold have their height/weight measured against their speed to come up with a composite score. It has proven to be a more accurate way to measure a running back’s speed than simply throwing out the 40-yard dash time they produced at the combine or their pro day.
Way-too-early 53-man roster projection for Chiefs | ChiefsWire
There’s a lot to be determined between now and when the Chiefs trim their roster down to 53 players later this summer. The next several months will tell the tale of who makes the squad as players get prepared for the upcoming season during the course of the offseason training program.
Chiefs dead cap: Frank Clark accounts for $7.6 million | ChiefsWire
Right now, the Chiefs rank near the bottom of the NFL in effective salary cap space, with around $650K available per Over The Cap. One of the reasons that their cap space is in such a poor spot is that they were unable to come to an agreement on a reworked deal with Frank Clark this offseason. Had they been able to accomplish that, it’s likely their dead money would have been less than $100K with seven players contributing to the pool.
Chiefs Check-in: Second week of OTAs are underway | ChiefsWire
Phase three of the offseason workout program is continuing with the second week of OTA practices. Quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Blaine Gabbert are establishing a rapport, and two Chiefs caught our attention on Pro Football Focus.