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Kansas City Chiefs News – 4/18/2018

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Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Here is your Chiefs News for the week of 4/18/2018. 

The Rock honors Christian Okoye in new movie

The blockbuster film “Rampage” hit theaters this weekend staring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Chiefs fans that watch the movie might have noticed that the main character of the movie played by Johnson is named Davis Okoye. According to a tweet posted by Johnson, this is a direct reference to Chiefs legend Christian “The Nigerian Nightmare” Okoye. “Since my character was adopted by a Nigerian family, I wanted his last name to pay homage to one of my all time fav @NFL football players – the “Nigerian Nightmare” Christian Okoye,” tweeted Johnson. When Okoye got wind of this, the two-time Pro Bowler was surprised. “I said, ‘Man, he remembered me,’” Okoye said according to Chiefs.com. “It’s funny how you don’t know how much of an impact you’re having on other people. It made me feel good when I read it.”

Article is from Chiefs.com

 

Chiefs 2018 preseason schedule released

The NFL released the preseason schedule for all 32 NFL teams last Wednesday. The Chiefs’ preseason schedule starts with a home game against Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans. The Chiefs will then head to Atlanta to play the Falcons, and then Chicago to face former offensive coordinator Matt Nagy and the Bears. The Chiefs will end the preseason with a home game against the Green Bay Packers. Dates and times for the games will be released on a later date, and the schedule for the regular season is anticipated to be announced sometime this month.

Article is from kansascity.com

Chiefs sign running back Kerwynn Williams

The Chiefs have signed another running back this offseason, as first reported by Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. The Chiefs have signed Kerwynn Williams to a one year deal and the amount of money the contract is worth has not been reported yet. The 26-year-old running back has compiled 218 rush attempts for 971 yards and four touchdowns over the course of his career. Williams was attracted to “the fresh start” Kansas City presented according to Rapoport. Williams will join the enormous running back roster of Kareem Hunt, Charcandrick West, Spencer Ware, Akeem Hunt and Damien Williams.

Article is from arrowheadpride.com

Chiefs offseason workouts begin this week

Monday the Chiefs officially began offseason workouts. While workouts have officially began, the Chiefs are not expected to do any practicing today as players are still reporting to the team. Head coach Andy Reid might speak to media once workouts begin along with a couple of players, and general manager Brett Veach will hit the podium later on Friday at 11:30 a.m.

Article is from Chiefswire.usatoday.com

Kiper has Chiefs taking WR in 2018 Draft

ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. created his latest two-round mock draft. In this latest version, Kiper has the Chiefs using their second round pick on a wide receiver. “The Chiefs gave a big free-agent deal to Sammy Watkins, but they shouldn’t be finished. New starter Patrick Mahomes needs some help,” Kiper said. Specifically, he has the Chiefs taking James Washington, the receiver out of Oklahoma State. Kiper’s thoughts surprised a lot of Chiefs fans, seeing as the Chiefs are seemingly loaded on the offensive side of the ball. Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, Kareem Hunt, and Spencer Ware, are just a few of the weapons Mahomes will have going into next year. Despite this seemingly crazy prediction, Chiefs fans have seen crazier things happen.

Article is from kckingdom.com

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