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  • Justyn Ross Improving

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    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Justyn Ross has looked good in offseason workouts and is gaining the trust of quarterback Patrick Mahomes at organized team activities, according to head coach Andy Reid. "Justyn is coming along. He feels good, his foot feels good (and) the surgery that he had worked out well up to this point. He's made some nice plays for us out here. I know Pat's (Mahomes) got trust in him, so that's good to see," Reid said. The 23-year-old's foot injury kept him on Injured Reserve for his entire rookie season in 2022, but he appears to be making up for lost time this offseason. The 6-foot-4, 210-pounder is a big target, but he'll have to earn playing time in 2022 alongside Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Kadarius Toney, Skyy Moore, Richie James and rookie Rashee Rice. For now, he's just a name to watch heading into training camp.

    Jun 1 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Justyn Ross
  • Bills, Chiefs Had "Substantive Talks" About Trading for DeAndre Hopkins

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    According to Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated, only the Bills and Cardinals had "substantive" talks with the Cardinals about trading for DeAndre Hopkins. Of course, nobody made a move, and Arizona released him on Friday. Since the multi-time Pro Bowler became a free agent, several teams have emerged as potential suitors. However, other clubs like the Browns appear uninterested, meaning a reunion between Hopkins and Deshaun Watson probably won't happen. The Chiefs have since expressed their faith in Kadarius Toney to become the top wideout on the depth chart, while the Bills may not have the cash to make a move, considering Hopkins could command more than the $15 million Odell Beckham Jr. received from Baltimore. Nonetheless, there will be plenty of updates and speculation moving forward. But it will be hard to tell how Hopkins will look from a fantasy standpoint until he officially inks a new deal

    May 27 · Source via Buffalo Bills Kansas City Chiefs DeAndre Hopkins
  • Clyde Edwards-Helaire Impressing At OTAs

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    Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire is in great shape this offseason, and head coach Andy Reid noticed he looks quick and strong during organized team activities this week. Edwards-Helaire caught a touchdown down the left sideline from quarterback Patrick Mahomes in 7-on-7 drills on Wednesday. The 24-year-old is stepping up early in the offseason with Isiah Pacheco (hand, shoulder) sidelined. The former first-round pick in 2020 has been a bust for the Chiefs and is basically buried on the depth chart in KC heading into the 2023 season behind Pacheco and Jerick McKinnon, but he appears to be motivated. Injuries have mostly been to blame, as he played in just 10 games due to an ankle sprain in 2022 and finished with just 302 rushing yards. Right now, he's hard to justify drafting in standard leagues.

    May 25 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Clyde Edwards-Helaire
  • Felix Anudike-Uzomah Officially Signs With Chiefs

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    On Friday, rookie defensive end Felix Anudike-Uzomah signed a four-year, nearly $12 million deal with Kansas City. The 21-year-old was the last pick in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft. He spent three seasons at Kansas State, where he amassed 20.5 sacks and eight forced fumbles during his collegiate career. The former Wildcat underwent thumb surgery before the draft. However, he should be ready to roll for the Thursday night, Week 1 meeting with the Detroit Lions. The rookie also has a chance to see playing time right off the bat, so IDP dynasty managers should take notice.

    May 20 · Source via NFL Draft Kansas City Chiefs Felix Anudike-Uzomah
  • Chiefs Prioritizing New Deal For Chris Jones

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    Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach is focused on signing defensive tackle Chris Jones to a new deal. "That's on the list of things to do," commented Veach while speaking to the media after the NFL Draft. "Those things usually take a little bit of time here, so we have a little bit of a runway now until the start of training camp to hopefully get something done." Jones is coming off a monster 2022-23 campaign, ending the regular season with 44 total tackles, 15.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles, meaning he will likely become one of the highest-paid players in the league at the position. Nevertheless, regardless of what happens with contract negotiations, the 28-year-old should remain a top IDP option.

    May 17 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Chris Jones
  • Chiefs Cuts Byron Cowart

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    The Kansas City Chiefs cut defensive tackle Byron Cowart on Wednesday. Cowart agreed to an undisclosed one-year deal with the Chiefs in March, but he won't even make it to training camp with the team before going back on the open market. Cowart was originally a fifth-round selection in 2019 by the New England Patriots out of Maryland. He spent the first two seasons of his career with the Patriots before playing in 17 games (zero starts) for the Indianapolis Colts last year. The 26-year-old finished 2022 with only 12 tackles (four solo) with the Colts. Cowart will now look to latch on with another organization for the 2023 campaign.

    May 11 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Byron Cowart
  • Chiefs View Rashee Rice As JuJu-Smith-Schuster Replacement

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    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice will be tasked with helping replace JuJu Smith-Schuster, who departed to join the New England Patriots this offseason. Chiefs general manager Brett Veach said "We did lose JuJu..... it makes sense to find a guy who can do a lot of things (JuJu) can do on the inside. He's almost a running back after the catch." Rice caught 96 passes for 1,355 yards and 10 touchdowns last season at SMU before being selected in the second round of the 2023 NFL Draft by Kansas City. Veach also mentioned Skyy Moore as a player to watch, but if Rice is viewed as the starting slot receiver, he could have a big fantasy impact as a rookie.

    May 10 · Source via NFL Draft Kansas City Chiefs Rashee Rice
  • Felix Anudike-Uzomah Has Path To Immediate Playing Time

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    Based on his talent and draft position in the first round, Kansas City Chiefs rookie defensive end Felix Anudike-Uzomah has the easiest path in the team's draft class to get on the field in 2023 and contribute early on. Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo loves to add pass-rushers in the draft to develop, and Anudike-Uzomah should grow alongside fellow defensive end George Karlaftis, who was a first-rounder in 2022. Anudike-Uzomah could be most effective on third downs, when the Chiefs could move pass-rusher Charles Omenihu inside next to superstar defensive tackle Chris Jones. The 21-year-old had thumb surgery before the draft, but he should be ready for training camp this summer and Week 1 of his first NFL season this fall.

    May 9 · Source via NFL Draft Kansas City Chiefs Felix Anudike-Uzomah Chris Jones George Karlaftis Charles Omenihu
  • Donovan Smith To Start At Left Tackle

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    Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid confirmed on Monday that offensive tackle Donovan Smith will head into offseason workouts as the team's starting left tackle. "He's been a left tackle at a high level. He's a good player. He'll be with the left side with the ones. Jawaan Taylor will move over to the right," Reid said. This was the expectation when the Chiefs signed Smith to a one-year, $9 million contract last Wednesday. Smith will have a pretty important job, protecting All-Pro quarterback Patrick Mahomes' blind side in his first year in Kansas City in 2023.

    May 8 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Patrick Mahomes
  • Felix Anudike-Uzomah Has Thumb Surgery

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    Kansas City Chiefs rookie defensive end Felix Anudike-Uzomah (thumb), who was the team's first-round pick in this year's draft, had thumb surgery before the draft but could be back for organized team activities. It sounds like a minor injury, and obviously it didn't affect his draft stock too much, as he was taken 31st overall to close out the first round just a few weeks ago. The 21-year-old pass-rusher stands at 6-foot-3, 255 pounds, which is a bit undersized at his position, but he was extremely productive at Kansas State with 19.5 sacks in his last two seasons. Anudike-Uzomah might not start immediately in his rookie season, but he could eventually develop into a productive three-down role for KC's pass rush.

    May 8 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Felix Anudike-Uzomah
  • Isiah Pacheco Doing Well After Surgeries

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    Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said that running back Isiah Pacheco (hand), who had offseason surgeries to fix a broken bone in his hand and a torn labrum he played most of last season with, is doing well. However, there is no timeline for his return to football activities this early after his surgeries. The Chiefs will likely take it slow for the 24-year-old, who really impressed in his rookie campaign in 2022 with 170 carries for 830 yards and five touchdowns while adding 13 receptions for 130 yards in 17 regular season games (11 starts). Barring a setback, Pacheco should be good to go for Week 1. The return of Jerick McKinnon isn't great for Pacheco, but he should still have a sizeable role in one of the best offense's in football in his sophomore season.

    May 8 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Isiah Pacheco
  • Kadarius Toney Chiefs' No. 1 Wideout?

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    According to ESPN's Adam Teicher, the Chiefs believe wide receiver Kadarius Toney is the favorite to be the team's No. 1 option on the depth chart. The 24-year-old began his career with the Giants. However, after things didn't work out in New York, Kansas City landed him in a trade in October. In seven regular-season games with the Chiefs, he had 14 catches for 171 yards and two touchdowns. He also had another score on the run. That said, Toney certainly has the skills necessary to be a potent wideout, even if he hasn't consistently had the stats to support that notion. But, with some more time under his belt to perfect his understanding of the offense and the departures of Mecole Hardman Jr. and JuJu Smith-Schuster, Toney has an excellent chance of having a breakout season.

    May 7 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Kadarius Toney
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