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Chiefs Land Three Players on Under 25 Team

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Jan 6, 2018; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Chris Jones (95) enters the field during player introductions before the game against the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Arrowhead stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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Here is your Chiefs News for the week of 5/21/2018

Three Chiefs makes PFF’s “Top 25 Under 25” list

For a long time, Chiefs fans have been made aware of general manager Brett Veach’s plan to keep the roster young and talented for the near future. The football analytics site Pro Football Focus, seems to think that Veach has set the team up well for the future.

Pro Football Focus senior analyst Mike Renner put together a list of the top 25 players in the NFL under 25 years old. The Chiefs, Titans, and Saints have the most players on the list with three players each. For the Chiefs, wide receiver Tyreek Hill came in at 18, defensive lineman Chris Jones at 14, and running back Kareem Hunt at 13.

The rest of the AFC West combined had two players on the list, both players belonging to the Los Angeles Chargers.

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Chiefs get beer trademarks 

According to Josh Gerben, a trademark attorney, the Chiefs could be bringing their very own beer into Arrowhead. On Monday, Gerben tweeted an image from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. “@Chiefs have apparently entered the beer market.

On May 16 the organization filed a #trademark application for a brand of beer… KINGDOM BLONDE ALE,” read the caption under the photo. “KC Blonde Ale” has also been trademarked by the Chiefs according to the Justia Trademarks website.

“A search of USPTO records indicates the Chiefs are the only NFL team to ever apply for their own brand of beer (either be it with the team name/logo, or, related branding such as Kingdom for the Chiefs).

That makes this filing pretty interesting,” Gerben wrote in an email to the Kansas City Star. While the producer of said beer is not known yet, it is likely the Chiefs will stay local.

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Swanson does a Breakdown of QB Chase Litton

Arrowheadpride.com contributor Kent Swanson did a film breakdown of Chiefs quarterback Chase Litton in his latest installment of the Lottery Tickets series. In his article, Swanson declares that the main reason the undrafted free agent didn’t get drafted is because he is not that great of an athlete.

“Litton isn’t the most athletic player you’ve ever seen,” wrote Swanson. “When he isn’t able to throw on time and has to go off script, he struggles at times to get a solid base to deliver the ball at times.” Swanson also points out that the QB does not have the best arm.

“His arm strength is average and he struggles to consistently drive the ball when he’s forced to do it from the pocket.” Litton does have some promise though according to Swanson. “When the structure of the play is stable, he can execute, shows decisiveness and can put the ball where it needs to be. Litton was able to do that with a little pressure in his face as well.

He had the toughness to execute through the contact. He can execute some of the simple things at a high level.” In the end, Swanson declares that Litton has a real chance to be the Chiefs backup quarterback for years to come, if he can develop his good tendencies, and eliminate the bad.

Article is from ArrowheadPride.com

Chargers coach calls Chiefs “team to beat” in division

During an appearance on the NFL Network’s “Up to the Minute” show, Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn responded to comments from John Elway about the “team to beat” in the AFC West. Elway previously called the Chargers the team to beat in the division even though the Chiefs have won the AFC West title two years in a row.

“We know Kansas City won this division,” said Lynn. “They had a good draft, they brought in some key free agents. To me, that’s still the team to beat in this division. Until we beat Kansas City, we can’t even talk about playoffs and things like that.”

The Chargers have not won a game against the Chiefs in the last four seasons, and Lynn is convinced beating the Chiefs will be essential to his teams’ success. “We’ve got to beat Kansas City. I took [what Elway said] as a compliment, but we’ve got a lot of work to do. I like this football team.”

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Flashback to 2014 for Kelvin Benjamin’s Draft Science

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He was a poster Child… literally the image at the top of the 2014 Draft Science article on the Wide receivers in that years’ NFL Draft.

Now, He’s a Kansas City Chief…

 

Here’s the pdf of the original Draft breakdown… Draft Science 2014 – the WRs

 

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A Chief becomes a doctor and Kansas City could host an NFL draft

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Here is your Chiefs News for the week of 5/30/2018

Chiefs offensive guard Duvernay-Tardif graduates from medical school 

On May 29, Kansas City Chiefs Offensive guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, officially became a doctor. Duvernay-Tardif has been spending the past eight years working on his degree at McGill University in his native Montreal. “It’s been eight years that I’ve been working for that moment,” Duvernay-Tardif said. “Since the day I got drafted, I promised myself I was going to finish my studies and get that M.D. while I was still playing. It’s one of those life projects that you promise yourself you’re going to accomplish, and I’m on the verge of doing it, so I’m pretty excited.” He spent four of those eight years playing offensive linemen for the Chiefs, and has started 38 games while allowing only two sacks in that time span. “Right now, football is my main priority,” he said to ESPN. “I want to focus and see how good I can be. I’m putting medicine on hold in order to really maximize my opportunity in the NFL. I love playing football.”

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Four reasons the Chiefs should win the AFC West

With the Chiefs switching their starting quarterback, and the AFC West as whole making a lot of improvements, many believe that the Chiefs are not the favorites to win their division this year. There are many reasons why the back-to-back division champs should not be counted out though. The first reason being that the Chiefs will have a very strong offense this year. With Patrick Mahomes now at quarterback for the Chiefs, the offense will throw the ball all over the field to the likes of Travis Kelce, Sammy Watkins, and Tyreek Hill. The new and improved offense will also get fans excited at Arrowhead stadium, meaning that home field advantage will be stronger than ever. Also, the Chiefs have been dominant over their division rivals in recent years. They have not lost to the Los Angeles Chargers in four seasons, and haven’t lost to the Denver Broncos since 2015. While they did lose in Oakland to the Raiders last year, they have won eight of the last 10 games against the Raiders. Lastly, Kareem Hunt could have another fantastic season. The running back broke all kinds of records for the Chiefs last year, and there’s no reason why he should not have another great year.

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Jon Gruden laments stealing Derrick Johnson from the Chiefs

In a conference call Wednesday with Raiders season-ticket members, Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden talked about the Raiders recent acquisition of  former Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson. “Well, we feel like we have solidified the middle of our defense big time,” Gruden said. “We added Derrick Johnson, the all-time leading tackler in Kansas City Chief history. He started every game for them last year, they were the division champions. Last time I was here in Oakland, we stole (quarterback) Rich Gannon from Kansas City, we took (receiver) Andre Rison from the Chiefs, we took (defensive back) Albert Lewis from the Chiefs. We love stealing from the Chiefs.” Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie was also on the call, and was asked about how he felt about seeing his son Kahlil get drafted by the Chiefs. “Even though it’s my boy, it’s still Raiders versus Chiefs on that day,” Reggie McKenzie said. “I’m happy and proud of him at this point, but on game day, it is what it is. That rivalry will never end, and he knows that. He’s being indoctrinated in Kansas City as we speak, in that regard. It was great seeing him get drafted, but it’s going to be fun when we play them, that’s for sure.”

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NFL draft coming to Kansas City?

After Nashville, Tennessee was selected to host the NFL draft for 2019, Peter O’Reilly, the NFL’s senior vice president of events, said it was reasonable to assume that the other finalist cities (including Kansas City) will have an opportunity to host the draft. “Yeah, I’d say that’s reasonable,” O’Reilly told Yahoo Sports. “A market like Kansas City has been very interested for a while and has taken it very seriously. It’s not a decision I necessarily make but that certainly helps them, given the commitment they’ve made to hosting the draft.” The other finalists for the 2019 bid were Cleveland/Canton, Denver, and Las Vegas with Cleveland/Canton specifically indicating that they will be bidding for the 2020 draft.

Article is from sports.yahoo.com

Chiefs sign rookie LB Dorian O’Daniel

The Chiefs signed their third-round pick Dorian O’Daniel to a rookie contract on Tuesday. O’Daniel was a notable pick in the draft for the Chiefs because he and Chiefs’ corner Kendall Fuller were high school teammates and are good friends. In his last year at Clemson, O’Daniel started 14 games for the Tigers and racked up over 100 tackles, including 11 tackles for losses and five sacks. O’Daniel is the fifth of the Chiefs rookie class to sign his contract, leaving only defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi as the remaining draft pick left unsigned.

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Chiefs make several changes and Bovada predicts 8 wins

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Here is your Chiefs News for the week of 5/14/2018

Chiefs make several personnel and staff changes

Last Wednesday, Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach announced several staff promotions and a couple of new additions to the team’s personnel.

The seven promotions in the staff include Mike Borgonzi now serving as the club’s Director of Football Operations, Chris Shea being promoted to Football Operations Counsel and Personnel Executive and Ryan Poles elevating to Assistant Director of Player Personnel.

Also, Ryne Nutt will be the Director of College Scouting, Trey Koziol and Rob Francois will serve as a National Scouts, and Jason Lamb has been promoted to College and Pro Scout. Finally, the Chiefs made two additions to the staff.

They added Mike Bradway as the Assistant Director of Player Personnel and they added Greg Castillo as a College Scouting Coordinator. “I have a lot of familiarity with Mike from our time together in Philadelphia,” said Veach in the press release. “He’s got a great football mind and is a talented evaluator.

Greg’s work ethic and attitude give him a really high ceiling in this profession and he’ll be an asset to our department moving forward. Both of these guys will fit in seamlessly to our staff.”

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Chiefs rookies officially have their jersey numbers

The six rookies the Chiefs drafted in the 2018 draft have officially received their jersey numbers. According to Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star, the rookies’ jersey numbers are as follows: #57 Breeland Speaks, #91 Derrick Nnadi, #44 Dorian O’Daniel #25, Armani Watts, #39 Tremon Smith, #67 Kahlil McKenzie.

Chiefs fans might notice that the nose tackle from Florida State Derrick Nnadi will be wearing former Chief Tamba Hali’s old number. Similarly, Armani Watts will be wearing Jamaal Charles’ old number. While the jersey number announcement is official, the rookies’ could change their number before the start of the season

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Former Chief gets diversion in drug case

Former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis reached an agreement with Johnson County prosecutors to get his marijuana possession charge dropped. The diversion calls for the charges to be dismissed only if the 26-year-old completes a probationary term of one year.

The now New York Jet was charged in January after he was pulled over by a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper for an expired license tag on his Tesla. According to court documents, Pierre-Louis had marijuana, marijuana edibles, a THC inhaler, two THC vape pens, THC wax, a scale, a grinder and rolling papers, in his vehicle during the stop.

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Bovada predicts Chiefs get 8 wins

Oddsmakers at Bovada predicted that the Kansas City Chiefs will win eight games next season with their new quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Along with that prediction, the oddsmakers have the Chiefs tied for second in the AFC West with the Oakland Raiders who are also predicted to have eight wins, and right below the Los Angeles Chargers who are predicted to have nine wins.

The Denver Broncos are predicted to finish last in the AFC West with only seven wins, and the New England Patriots are projected to win the AFC with 11 wins.

Article is from Chiefswire.usatoday.com

Chiefs sign Armani Watts and Kahlil McKenzie

Monday the Chiefs announced that they have signed draft selections Armani Watts and Kahlil McKenzie. Watts, a safety, participated very little during the rookie minicamp due to a bruised shoulder, and McKenzie, who played defensive tackle in college, made the switch to offensive linemen during rookie minicamp and reportedly looks comfortable in the position.

The Chiefs have three draft picks left to sign this offseason.

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