Mike Vrabel says Titans overtime proposal came from watching Bills-Chiefs playoff game | CBS Sports
Titans head coach Mike Vrabel told reporters Monday that the proposal came from the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills in the Divisional Round, a high-scoring game in which both offenses took scored points at will in the fourth quarter. The Chiefs won the overtime toss, and sure enough, Patrick Mahomes led the offense downfield and finished the game with a touchdown. It seemed unfair to many that in this case a high-stakes playoff battle was decided in a jiffy.
“I was, unfortunately, like a lot of other teams, watching that Buffalo-Kansas City game as a fan, and I saw the end and I felt like our fans might have- to be wanted to see Josh Allen have an opportunity,” Vrabel said, via the Titans Official Site. “I felt like…if you wanted to win the football game you had to validate it with a two-point conversion and if you didn’t and you scored the extra point, the other team would have the option to have football.
5 trades likely to happen before the 2022 NFL Draft | Launderer’s report
James Bradberry at the Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs get: CB James Bradberry
New York Giants To have: 2022 fourth-round pick (No. 135)
The Kansas City Chiefs gave themselves both extra draft capital and cap space when they sent Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins. They got a 2022 first-round pick, a 2022 second-round pick, a 2022 fourth-round pick, a 2023 fourth-round pick, and a 2023 sixth-round pick and now have 22.8 million dollars in ceiling space.
The Chiefs could use a lot of that newfound capital to help recharge a secondary that ranked 27th in passing yards allowed last season and lost starting cornerback Charvarius Ward in free agency.
According to Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network, Kansas City is interested in free agent Stephon Gilmore and New York Giants cornerback James Bradberry. According to SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano, the Giants are ready to move Bradberry and running back Saquon Barkley.
ESPN Jordan Raanan reported that the Giants would only be asking for a late-round pick for Bradberry. If Kansas City can get him for the No. 135 overall pick — his last pick in the 2022 draft before the seventh round — that’s a deal worth pursuing.
Bradberry is in the final year of his contract and is expected to top out at $21.9 million. If New York is willing to eat its $11.7 million charge in a trade, the Chiefs could possibly add both Bradberry and Gilmore this offseason.
While acquiring Bradberry wouldn’t help the Chiefs replace Hill, the 2020 Pro Bowler could make them a more complete team. Thanks to the Hill trade, the option is on the table.
New KC safety Justin Reid has already crossed paths with former chief Daniel Sorensen | Kansas City Star
Sorensen knew what was coming and created this game-changing play that led to a short TD run for the Chiefs:
Who is your cult hero on the current Chiefs roster?
I’ll start with 2019 Dirty Dan Sorensen.
— Arrowheads Abroad (@KCChiefs_UK) May 20, 2020
Did you catch what CBS Sports’ Tony Romo said? Yeah, it was a Reid who ran the ball on the fake. Congratulations to those who remember that it was Justin Reid, the new head of security. Even though Reid and Sorensen play defense, their paths crossed that day.
Kansas City mayor reacts to Chiefs stadium speculation | The Yarn by Sports Illustrated
Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas has responded to reports that the Chiefs are considering new stadium options in Kansas when the Arrowhead Stadium lease expires in 2031.
“Kansas City has proudly hosted the Chiefs since the early 1960s,” Lucas wrote. “We look forward to working with the Chiefs, our Missouri State partners and local authorities to ensure the Chiefs remain at home in Kansas City and Missouri for generations to come.”
NFL Executive Vice President Says Referees Missed Taunt Penalty On Tyreek Hill For Playoff Peace Sign Celebration | Sports Illustrated
In a conversation with reporters in Florida during the league’s annual meeting, NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent admitted that referees missed a snide penalty in Tyreek Hill against the Bills in the last playoffs. Hill threw the peace sign en route to a critical fourth-quarter touchdown while with the Chiefs.
“Tyreek was the one that got missed,” he said, responding to missed taunt calls. “It was a missed call, he should have been called.”
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Seeking to reduce head contact, NFL mandates use of Guardian Cap helmet for first half of training camp | ESPN
The resolution, approved in a morning session at the NFL’s annual meetings, will require offensive and defensive linemen, tight ends and linebackers to wear Guardian caps for every preseason practice between the start of the training camp contact period and the second pre-season game.
Caps are soft-shell pads that attach to the outside of the helmet and are used with some frequency in college football. NFL teams have experimented with them sporadically in recent years. According to the manufacturer, the current version reduces head contact force by up to 20% if all players involved in the contact use it. Guardian Cap developed the technology in part through a 2017 NFL grant.
The mandate represents the first major step in the league’s efforts to eliminate all avoidable head contact, a goal that Chief Medical Officer Dr. Allen Sills announced earlier this year.
“Even though there is no change in the number of concussions with this intervention,” Sills said, “we would still consider it helpful if it reduces the amount of force each player receives.”
Ravens sign John Harbaugh to three-year extension; still no progress on Lamar Jackson deal | NFL.com
The Ravens signed Harbaugh to a three-year extension through 2025, the team announced Tuesday. On the heels of Harbaugh’s extension came new questions about Lamar Jackson’s future, which still lacks clarity.
It looks like Jackson is in no rush to strike a new deal.
“Unless he changes his mind and calls (Ravens general manager) Eric (DeCosta) and says I’m ready,” Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti told reporters on Tuesday. via Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic. “But it’s like Eric can’t keep calling him and saying, ‘Hey Lamar, you really have to come here and do this thing’.”
Roger Goodell: Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson could still face NFL discipline, but commissioner’s exemption list unlikely | ESPN
Speaking at the end of league meetings here, Goodell said Watson remains under investigation by the NFL for potential violations of his personal conduct policy. League investigator Lisa Friel is overseeing the investigation, which Goodell says has no timeline for a conclusion at this time. Once the investigation is complete, she will be referred to a jointly appointed NFL/NFLPA Disciplinary Officer who will determine whether Watson should be suspended and/or fined for any violation of the Personal Conduct Policy uncovered by the investigation.
“Obviously these are serious charges, so we’re looking at this seriously,” Goodell said. “The personal conduct policy is something very important to us, and it doesn’t need a criminal offense to prosecute it.”
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Report: Chiefs call about ‘best wide receivers,’ ESPN says
We know chefs like Beckham Jr. because they were heavily involved in the Beckham Competition when it became available in the 2021 season. Beckham ultimately chose the Los Angeles Ramswho won the superbowl, but a torn ACL in the championship game would complicate a potential contract. I still believe that Beckham choosing the Rams over the Chiefs could very well have been the deciding factor in which of the two franchises won the Lombardi Trophy. The leaders (and the Buffalo Tickets) were linked to Landy two weeks agobut he has yet to sign with a team.
Julio Jones, Will Fuller, Antonio Brown, TY Hilton, Cole Beasley and Sammy Watkins are other freelance receivers who are still pending. Chestnut would entail an obvious riskbut he is perhaps the best one-for-one temporary replacement for Tyreek Hill, who is now a member of the Miami Dolphins.
Trade candidates who would fit “best receiver” status include the Seattle Seahawks’ DK Metcalf, the New Orleans Saints‘ Michael Thomas and possibly the Houston Texans‘ Brandin Cooks – although Russini’s words indicate Metcalf or Thomas would be more of a target than Cooks.