Chiefs news for 4 July 2020
The Patriots Signed Cam Newton, but Chiefs Fans Shouldn’t Worry | ArrowheadReport
With the New England Patriots’ signing of Cam Newton last weekend, many see the Patriots as a true AFC contender again. Should the Kansas City Chiefs be afraid of the new Patriots quarterback? Maybe if 2015 Cam Newton returns, but anything short of that should not scare the Chiefs in 2020.
According to a new report from NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, NFLPA members voted against playing preseason games in 2020 during a conference call on Thursday afternoon. The union vote comes after reports that the NFL would be cutting the preseason down to two games. League ownership will still have to agree with the NFLPA’s vote for the NFL to cancel the preseason, but it’s hard to believe they’ll put up much of a fight given the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the NFLPA still opposed to preseason games, one possible camp schedule the union has discussed: 3 days: medical/equipment 21 days: strength & conditioning 10 days: unpadded practice 14 days: practice (10 max/8 padded) Then it’d be straight into Week 1.
This has nothing to do with how good I think these guys will be. It’s more so a commentary on how good they’ll need to be to win the award. Again, these awards are tied to storylines, and either of these guys just being awesome again probably won’t be enough. They’ll have to top what they’ve done before, and that won’t be easy.
Mahomes and Chiefs star tight end Travis Kelce will both be playing at Edgewood Tahoe, near Lake Tahoe, in a televised event (ABC) to raise money for COVID-19 relief, social justice organizations and local Tahoe-area charities. President of American Century Jonathan Thomas was particularly excited to bring Mahomes to the annual celeb event for the first time.
Need a player to block downfield to help bust open a play? Check; that’s Robinson. What about contributing on special teams? Another check. And if he’s ever needed to step up because of an injury, look no further what he did in Week 2 last fall, filling in for Hill.
Per McKenzie Nelson of KSHB in Kansas City, Life Line Financial Group confirmed Clark “had been in contact with Taliferro’s mother, Charron Powell, about helping cover the costs.”