Chiefs News 5/26: Juan Thornhill continues to be underappreciated
NFL’s most underappreciated players: Hunter Renfrow, Chuck Clark among AFC picks | NFL. The Chiefs’ secondary changed significantly over the offseason, with the departures of Charvarius Ward, Mike Hughes, Daniel Sorensen and, most notably, Tyrann Mathieu — and Thornhill will be asked to continue the trajectory of improvement and reliable production he showed last season (remember, the defense had a big turnaround). Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes fires back at Tom Brady for ‘The Match’ troll | FanSided The trash talking begins between @TomBrady, @AaronRodgers12, @JoshAllenQB and @PatrickMahomes ahead of The Match. While Mahomes and Allen lost that chipping competition, the former is confident they’ll fare well come the actual tournament. Not going to lie pretty impressive… too bad you wasted it a week early…. Chiefs coach Andy Reid shares his little-known connection to the movie ‘Grease’ | Kansas City Star One of the more interesting answers from Reid came when he was asked if his football philosophy has changed since leaving Philadelphia and becoming the Chiefs coach in 2013. 2022 Sports Emmys: CBS Sports Lead Game Producer Jim Rikhoff Says the TV Production Rose to the Occasion of Incredible NFL Playoff Game Between Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs | Sports Video Group In the immediate aftermath of the Kansas City Chiefs thrilling overtime victory over the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs in January, many were calling it one of the greatest games in the history of professional football.
Lead game producer of The NFL on CBS Jim Rikhoff stopped immediately after accepting the award on Tuesday night to reflect with SVG on the unforgettable production and how the CBS Sports team relied on its talented team of on-air talent and behind-the-scenes crew to deliver on on a sporting event for the ages Players now eligible to return from injured reserve after four games; practice squads increased to 16 players The NFL and NFL Players Association recently agreed upon new rules for the 2022 season, notably pertaining to injured reserve and players having to miss a minimum of four games before they can return, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Wednesday evening. Players designated for return from the reserve/injured or reserve/non-football injury/illness list are eligible to come back after “four games have elapsed since the date he was placed on the applicable reserve list,” per the memo obtained by Garafolo. In addition to changes to injured reserve rules, the NFL and NFLPA recently agreed to changes for the ramp-up period for training camp and changes to practice squads, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. In another alteration to injured reserve protocol, teams will now have eight players permitted to return from IR and/or the reserve/non-football injury/illness list to the 53-man active roster or the practice squad, per season. Colin Kaepernick completes workout with Las Vegas Raiders, source says | ESPN It marked Kaepernick’s first workout with an NFL team since being exiled, and it was the first time the former star quarterback visited with a team since he flew to Seattle to meet with the Seahawks in May 2017, before they passed on the opportunity to sign him. Kaepernick played at the University of Nevada, Reno, the only school to offer him a scholarship. Raiders owner Mark Davis is following in the spirit of his late father, Al Davis, who provided many opportunities, such as hiring the NFL’s first Black head coach (Art Shell) and its first woman chief executive (Amy Trask) in the modern era.
Two women suing Cleveland Browns’ Deshaun Watson appalled by QB’s $230M guaranteed contract | ESPN Two women who have accused Deshaun Watson of inappropriate sexual conduct condemned the Cleveland Browns for giving the quarterback an NFL-record $230 million guaranteed contract after trading for him. “It’s just like a big ‘screw you,’” Ashley Solis said of the contract in an interview on HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” which aired Tuesday. Watson is facing 22 civil lawsuits from women who have accused him of inappropriate sexual conduct during massage sessions. It is an article of faith among many draft experts that it is not worthwhile to select a running back in the first round. But there isn’t much evidence that this is actually true. Even if you don’t find that to be persuasive, it is very clear that NFL general managers don’t believe in avoiding first-round running backs. But a GM’s job isn’t to “win the draft. New #APEditorsShow with @pgsween and @Arrowheadphones: Catching you up on the #Chiefs news, putting to bed the idea that CEH is a bust, and Pete's top 5 things to watch at OTA's.
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