Chiefs news for April 1, 2021
Good Morning, AG! Today in Chiefs history, Pompano was born… year unknown…
Kansas City Chiefs must look to draft for Sammy Watkins’ replacement | ESPN
Contract details for new Chiefs C Austin Blythe | yahoo.com
The Kansas City Chiefs have continued to add pieces during the 2021 free agency period on some very affordable contracts.
The latest player to fall in that category is former Los Angeles Rams C Austin Blythe, who agreed to terms with the Chiefs on Tuesday. According to Houston Chronicle beat writer Aaron Wilson, Blythe’s one-year deal with the Chiefs includes a $990K fully-guaranteed base salary and an additional $760K in playtime and performance incentives. That number comes in under the qualifying number of $1.75 million for the NFL’s compensatory pick formula.
What does Chiefs’ signing of free agent DT Jarran Reed mean for Chris Jones? | yahoo
So what does Reed’s signing indicate, specifically for the Chiefs’ top defensive tackle on the roster? Well, Jones is already saying that it has the potential to be, “something special.” Let’s discuss what exactly it means for Jones during the 2021 NFL season.
Chiefs DT Jarran Reed ready for ‘good, old school football | kshb.com
“Those guys put a staple in this league,” Reed said. “Now I want to put a staple on this team as well. I’m just coming in and joining those guys, doing what I can. I’m gonna do my best, be the best me I can be. The goal is to come in and wreak havoc and just play some good football, man. Some good, old school football.”
Chiefs sign Elijah McGuire | nbcsports
Everyone should feel that way!!!
Blake Bell says returning to Chiefs ‘was a no brainer’ | kshb.com
“I wanted to get back. Great front office, great coaches, great fan base and with my uncle playing there and just growing up a Chiefs fan, it was a no brainer,” said Bell.
Around the AFC WEST:
Raiders playing the odds loading up on flyers at defensive tackle | yahoo
This offseason the Raiders went kinda nuts at defensive tackle. Usually, at a position of such need, the plan is to go hard after at least one big-ticket guy. The Raiders didn’t do that. They skipped that aisle and went straight for the clearance rack and cleaned the place out in the hopes that they’d stumble upon a bargain.
**Grammar lesson for the day: The word “NOT” should NOT be used in the following sentence:**
Yannick Ngakoue: ‘You’d have to be a fool not to want to play for the Raiders | raiders.com
I’m going with a defensive coordinator that’s used to my style of play,” Ngakoue said, referring to new Raiders DC Gus Bradley. “You’d have to be a fool to want to play for the Raiders, just their tradition, the history behind the Hall of Famers they have. I aspire to be a Hall of Famer someday.”
**There. I fixed it!**