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Good morning AG and any Star Wars Geeks out there. Today in Chiefs history, Marc Boerigter was born in 1978 and Ryan Sims in 1980…

5 most competitive position groups on Chiefs’ 90-man offseason roster | usatoday

The Kansas City Chiefs have made a number of additions to the roster this offseason, now having completed both free agency and the 2022 NFL draft. There are several position groups that are gearing up for a great fight during the course of the 2022 offseason program in Kansas City. Brett Veach has added some serious depth on both sides of the ball, especially at certain position groups that have seen major departures this offseason.

Lonnie Johnson discusses role with Chiefs, reunion with Justin Reid | usatoday

While speaking with Pro Football Network’s Aaron Wilson, Johnson revealed that he will play cornerback in Kansas City after three seasons of playing a hybrid role in Houston. The veteran is excited to have a single and secure role for a change.

Man, I think they’re going to be able to use me the right way, go out there, be physical and have me lock down one position,” Johnson said. “To set a foundation with a team and position, I’m just overall happy and blessed”

Chiefs acquire CB Lonnie Johnson Jr. from Houston Texans | kshb

https://www.kshb.com/sports/chiefs-acquire-cb-lonnie-johnson-jr-from-houston-texans

After using seven of its 10 draft picks on defensive players in the NFL Draft, the Chiefs acquired corner back Lonnie Johnson Jr. from the Houston Texans on Monday.

NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport reports the Texans will receive a 2024 conditional seventh round pick.

New KC safety Lonnie Johnson had hilarious message for Travis Kelce, given their history | yahoo

https://www.yahoo.com/news/kc-safety-lonnie-johnson-had-133938749.html

During his decorated career with the Kansas City Chiefs, tight end Travis Kelce’s best game just may have come in the 51-31 divisional playoff victory over the Houston Texans after the 2019 season.

Kelce caught 10 passes for 134 yards and three touchdowns, and he routinely burned Houston defensive back Lonnie Johnson on that January day at Arrowhead Stadium. Johnson also twice was flagged for defensive pass interference while defending Kelce.

Justyn Ross’ Injury Misfortune and Kansas City Chiefs’ Draft Savvy Could Be the Perfect Match | sportcasting

https://www.sportscasting.com/justyn-ross-injury-misfortune-kansas-city-chiefs-draft-savvy-could-be-perfect-match/

During his first campaign at Clemson, Ross pulled in 46 catches for 1,000 yards and nine touchdowns. As a sophomore, he caught 66 passes for 865 yards and found the end zone eight times. Then, for his junior campaign, the stat line is completely blank.

As explained by ESPN’s Adam Teicher, that absence came when the wideout “was diagnosed with a congenital fusion in his spine in the spring of 2020.” Despite warnings that he might never play football again, Ross underwent surgery and missed the entire 2020 season before returning to the Tigers in 2021. While he did make it back to the field, a stress fracture in his foot sent him back to the sidelines.

Chiefs began Phase 2 of NFL’s offseason workout program Monday | yahoo

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/chiefs-began-phase-2-nfl-205529126.html

Phase Two consists of the next three weeks of the program. On-field workouts may include individual or group instruction and drills, as well as ‘perfect play drills,’ and drills and plays with offensive players lining up across from offensive players and defensive players lining up across from defensive players, conducted at a walk through pace. No live contact or team offense vs. team defense drills are permitted.”

Brett Veach Is the King of Rebuilding Position Groups | si.com

https://www.si.com/nfl/chiefs/gm-report/kc-chiefs-gm-brett-veach-is-the-king-of-rebuilding-position-groups

Following Kansas City’s embarrassing Super Bowl LV loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Veach saw a position group that was in desperate need of a rebuild: the offensive line. He immediately went to work, cutting bookend tackles Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz and making a huge free agency splash on guard Joe Thuney. 

Veach’s work wasn’t done there. Just before the 2021 NFL Draft, he pulled off a blockbuster trade for former Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl tackle Orlando Brown Jr. Veach selected center Creed Humphrey and guard Trey Smith in the draft, later adding depth around them to even things out. The aforementioned four new additions, along with the returning-from-opting-out Lucas Niang, formed an all-new starting five to begin the season.

Over the course of the 2021 season, it became abundantly clear that the Chiefs’ receiving corps wasn’t up to snuff. Behind superstar wideout Tyreek Hill, no one was separating themselves from the pack on or off the field. On the defensive side of the ball, it was well known that cornerbacks Charvarius Ward and Mike Hughes, as well as safeties Tyrann Mathieu, Daniel Sorensen and Armani Watts, were set to hit the open market. Instead of attempting to patch up what he already had, Veach went back to the drawing board as he did the previous year. 

Xs and Os: Chiefs OL Darian Kinnard impresses in ‘Big Boys Club’ film room | yahoo

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/xs-os-chiefs-ol-darian-164559252.html

Ahead of the 2022 NFL draft, Kinnard joined former Chiefs OL Geoff Schwartz on his show on FOX NFL, the “Big Boys Club.” If you’ll recall, Chiefs starters Creed Humphrey and Trey Smith are also members of this club after appearing on the inaugural season of the show last year.

Not only did Kinnard impress by sharing the story of his troubled childhood, but he casually flaunted his mastery of the Xs and Os. Schwartz broke down a ton of film with Kinnard, mostly from a pass-blocking standpoint, but you can see how some of his nastiness and aggression will transfer to the run game. They talked about how they approach running back chips. They talked about trash-talking. They talked about defending against twists and stunts.

Chiefs scouts gush over Day 3 draft picks | yahoo

https://sports.yahoo.com/chiefs-scouts-gush-over-day-164554534.html

As much as we love Thursday, our staff loves Friday and Saturday even more,” Veach told reporters after the first round. “This is when we have a lot of fun the next few days and we’re looking forward to it.”

As the Chiefs made selections throughout Day 3, they gave their scouting staff a chance to speak to the media about the newly selected players. Here is a look at what scouts had to say about some of the newest players they added:

Chiefs GM Brett Veach provides injury update on CB Rashad Fenton | usatoday

In doing so, Veach revealed some news on an injury that hadn’t previously popped up before. Fourth-year CB Rashad Fenton, who dealt with a back injury that kept him out of some games late last year, is currently rehabbing from a surgical procedure done this offseason.

“Fenton is a guy that we’re obviously very high on and very confident in,” Veach said. “He’s going through a little bit of a rehab now, so hopefully we get him for the start of training camp.”

Why Chiefs fans should be excited about George Karlaftis | yahoo

https://sports.yahoo.com/why-chiefs-fans-excited-george-172130110.html

Karlaftis is a long, powerful edge defender who is still fairly new to the sport, leaving a massive upside that he could turn into consistent 10-plus sack production every year. He is sudden off his first step, slapping into his opponent’s chest and speeding past them or through them with haste. He’s patient in the run game, allowing the play to come to him, and using that same power to leverage himself inside, locking down the ball carrier with secure tackling.

Kansas City Chiefs’ Justyn Ross ‘will have a shot’ at making roster, GM Brett Veach says | kshb

https://www.kshb.com/sports/kansas-city-chiefs-justyn-ross-will-have-a-shot-at-making-roster-gm-brett-veach-says

“He’s cleared,” Chiefs General Manager Brett Veach told reporters on Zoom Tuesday. “Our doctors did a great job of exhausting all the information.”

Veach added that a late-season foot injury may have caused the 6 feet, 3 inches tall wideout to slide off most team’s draft boards.

“I know how good our medical staff is, if they tell me yes, I feel good. If they tell me no, I don’t try to become a doctor all of a sudden, and say, ‘Well, this team said this and that,'” Veach said. “If our doctors say good, we’re good.”

2022 NFL DRAFT GRADES: CHIEFS USE EXTRA PICKS TO NAB TOP AFC WEST CLASS | foxsports

https://www.foxsports.com/stories/nfl/2022-nfl-draft-grades-chiefs-use-extra-picks-to-nab-top-afc-west-class

Grading a draft immediately after it concludes is like giving your compliments to the chef before the meal has been served. Sure, the food might sound good (or bad) based on the description on the menu, but the true evaluation won’t come until after the product has been tested.

It will be at least three years before we can truly assess how the 32 teams fared in the 2022 NFL Draft. But what is readily apparent is the different approaches that were taken, from going for the best available talent to focusing on team needs to gambling on character concerns and long-term potential.

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05/04/2022 2:19 pm

MasterChief
MasterChief
05/04/2022 1:24 pm

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NovaChiefs
05/04/2022 12:04 pm

Today’s feel good moment. He never even thought about it.

Budahmon
Budahmon
05/04/2022 12:03 pm

The drafting of Leo Chenal has me thinking about the old Eagles Jim Johnson defenses and specifically how they used Trent Cole and Jason Babin. Chenal being Babin….Babin floated around the NFL, but one year he registered 18 sacks for the Eagles out of that 4-3 defense as a SOLB. The Chiefs have never had 3 capable lbers for awhile now…..Could Spagnola be going back to his roots and playing a more conventional Jim Johnson defense?

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  Budahmon
05/04/2022 1:05 pm

It will be fun to see

Budahmon
Budahmon
Reply to  zulu trader
05/04/2022 5:40 pm

I went and watched a few games, the year Babin had 18 sacks he played DE in the wide 9 set. Trent Cole was the other DE. Babin had some bend, but he had a constant motor. They blitzed their LBers and Safeties a lot in that defense.

ArrowFan
ArrowFan
05/04/2022 11:01 am

What does the UFA tender mean? Can we count on Ingram being a Chief now? That would be great.

pompano
Reply to  ArrowFan
05/04/2022 11:29 am

This means if Ingram signs with a new team before July 22 or the first day of training camp (whichever is later), he would count toward the NFL’s draft compensatory formula.

This tender also means the Chiefs are offering Ingram a one-year contract worth $4.4 million, which is 110% of his 2021 pay. Ingram can sign that contract any time he wants and remain with the Chiefs for 2022.

Nasrani
Nasrani
05/04/2022 8:26 am
pompano
05/04/2022 7:42 am

rip58
Reply to  pompano
05/04/2022 7:51 am

Haha, so true . I have to open the pretzel bag in another room ..

Tony Sommer
05/04/2022 7:30 am

Super bummed the Chiefs aren’t playing in Germany this year. I thought for sure they would be.

rip58
Reply to  Tony Sommer
05/04/2022 7:34 am

You had me fooled ..😀

Tony Sommer
Reply to  rip58
05/04/2022 7:39 am

I was so sure it was going to happen. I really don’t understand the decision to send the Seahawks over the Chiefs. What’s the point of playing international games to try and convince other countries to start watching football if you then send them Drew Lock instead of Mahomes?

Nasrani
Nasrani
Reply to  Tony Sommer
05/04/2022 8:27 am

The Chiefs will be in the Land of Chocolate soon enough.

NovaChiefs
Reply to  Tony Sommer
05/04/2022 9:53 am

This means when we DO go, we will likely lose a home game

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  Tony Sommer
05/04/2022 3:05 pm

Next year we will have the extra home game. I would expect us to lose it in exchange for “hosting” a game in Germany.

They have us as 1 of 4 teams earmarked as German market teams.

NovaChiefs
Reply to  Tony Sommer
05/04/2022 9:52 am

I’d have lost my house on that bet

vvet818
05/04/2022 5:58 am

Because I just woke up all sore and achy, my ear hurts, and i’m generally not feeling well, all I have to say is fuck the raiders and tom brady in no particular order.

rip58
Reply to  vvet818
05/04/2022 6:27 am

That may disappear in a minute or two
Please stay tuned to your regular channel…..🙄

vvet818
Reply to  rip58
05/04/2022 6:48 am

ok

Nasrani
Nasrani
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05/04/2022 8:31 am

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zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  vvet818
05/04/2022 1:07 pm

Fuck the raiders

ChiefDog
05/04/2022 5:34 am

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Nasrani
Nasrani
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05/04/2022 8:24 am

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