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Chiefs Set to Ink Free Agent Safety Tyrann Mathieu to a Three-Year Deal

The Chiefs defense is going to start free agency with a major upgrade at the safety spot, as reports say the team is going to ink free agent safety Tyrann Mathieu to a three-year deal.

Adam Schefter of ESPN says that the deal for Mathieu is worth $42 million, a bargain considering the Redskins are giving safety Landon Collins a deal for six years at $84 million.

Last season Matthieu played with the Houston Texans, inking a one-year deal after being released by the Arizona Cardinals, where he started his career as a third-round pick back in 2013.

The move comes after the team announced the release of linebacker Justin Houston on Sunday.

Chiefs to Visit with Free Agent Running Back Carlos Hyde

Free agent running back Carlos Hyde will visit the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

The trip and visit comes one day after the Jags released him, after an uneventful time in Jacksonville.

Originally a second-round pick out of Ohio State by the San Francisco 49ers in 2014, Hyde was productive in his four years with the 49ers and played well after signing with the Cleveland Browns last offseason but was a complete bust in Jacksonville after being acquired in a midseason trade.

He also comes with durability concerns and has never posted a 1,000-yard rushing season in his NFL career.

The Chiefs definitely need to add depth at the position with only 2018 UDFA Darrel Williams behind postseason-standout Damien Williams at this time, but Hyde doesn’t really fit the profile of a back that could step in and play an every-down role in the event the former goes down.

The 29-year-old Hyde could, however, threaten the starter’s goal-line reps if he signs with Kansas City.

Chiefs Set to Release Veteran Linebacker Justin Houston

The Chiefs defense will look a lot different in 2019, as the team is releasing veteran linebacker Justin Houston.

Last season Houston had a productive season, putting up nine sacks and forced five fumbles in 12 games, but overall is not the same player he was.

Houston is scheduled to make $15.25 million in base salary this season. A pre-June 1 cut would result in a $7.1 million cap charge.

Houston, 30, was a third-round pick of the Chiefs in 2011. He has 78.5 career sacks and 14 forced fumbles, earning four Pro Bowl berths and one All-Pro honor.

He has not made the Pro Bowl since 2015 and hasn’t had double-digit sacks since a league-best 22 in 2014.

Unhappy Steelers WR Antonio Brown to the Chiefs? A Great Thought – But Not Going to Happen

It’s a move that would send severe shockwaves throughout the NFL, and make the Chiefs not only the number one contender in the AFC, but make them the top contender to win Super Bowl LIV in the NFL betting selection at 888 Sport NJ.

The move would be one that would net them all world wide receiver Antonio Brown, a current unhappy player stuck on a fractured team in Pittsburgh playing with the Steelers, who collapsed last season and missed out on the postseason for the first time in four seasons.

Brown is dynamic, makes crazy catches all over the field (as Chiefs fans have seen over the years), and is a game changer at a position that is more and more valuable now with the Chiefs having a MVP at quarterback with Patrick Mahomes throwing passes.

Could you imagine Brown catching passes on a weekly basis from Mahomes?

Forget about last year’s stats with the Steelers when he still had a monster year with 104 catches for 1297 yards and 15 scores, Brown in Kansas City could have well over 1700 yards catching the football and likely close to 20 scores with Mahomes zipping balls to him all over the field.

The biggest question about a possible deal that could get Brown into Arrowhead Stadium would be – what would it take to get him to Kansas City, and would the Steelers ever do such a move knowing that the Chiefs would clearly be the best team in the AFC with him on their roster.

The answer to A would be a simple one – that being what it would take to get Brown to KC? – A LOT. Think about the fact that the Steelers are already saying they want no less than a first round pick for Brown, and add another pick or two and you’re talking.

The Chiefs do have other holes on the roster to fill come draft time, and while adding a player like Brown would be fantastic, it also would cost them quite a bit to make it happen – maybe too much.

Second would be if the Steelers would ever do such a deal – and the answer to that is likely no. Pittsburgh does not want to put itself in even more of a hole in 2019, as they already appear to be getting ready to head into the offseason with Brown gone via trade and Le’Veon Bell history after he sat out all of last year due to a contract dispute.

Pittsburgh is pretty smart when it comes to dealing, so don’t think for a second they want to make the Chiefs any better than they already are.

It would be fun to think about though, and who knows, if no other team comes up shooing, maybe the Steelers would actually consider it.

Fun to think about – but almost a sure ‘no go’ for the Chiefs moving forward.

Chiefs GM Brett Veach Declares: “No more basketball for Pat (Mahomes)”

Like many fans of the Chiefs, general manager Brett Veach was concerned after seeing the recent viral video of quarterback Patrick Mahomes playing basketball, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports.

Veach said on Kansas City radio station 810 WHB on Thursday he was worried enough about the franchise quarterback risking an injury that he put in a call to Mahomes’ agent, Leigh Steinberg.

“The (Chiefs) Kingdom can be assured: No more basketball for Pat … We were able to nip that in the bud,” Veach said.

Mahomes was a star in basketball as well as baseball and football in high school in Whitehouse, Texas. Veach said he was concerned Mahomes’ competitive nature wouldn’t allow him to play basketball at something less than full effort.

“With Pat, everything he does is so competitive. … He actually was in the office yesterday and we were joking about it. He was just shooting around and all of a sudden it turns into a spin move and juking guys out. He doesn’t have that filter in his mind to just have fun and not take everything so competitively,” Veach said.

Chiefs QB Pat Mahomes Easily Wins the NFL MVP Award

Last year Pat Mahomes stood on the bench with a baseball cap watching as Alex Smith and the Chiefs fell in an AFC Wild Card game at home to the Tennessee Titans.

A deal with struck in the offseason, sending Smith to the Washington Redskins and opening the door for Mahomes, who not only walked through the door, he blew the entire building to the ground.

Mahomes took the NFL by storm in 2018 with 50 touchdowns as he led the Chiefs to the AFC’s best record and a home AFC Title game which was won by the Patriots in overtime.

For his 2018 season, Mahomes was named on Saturday night as the league’s Most Valuable Player.

The Cheifs QB received 41 votes from a nationwide panel of media members who regularly cover the league, easily beating out Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who earned nine votes.

“The play is never dead. He can find new ways to get you the ball,” Chiefs All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce said. “It may look like a screwball, a slider here or there, but it’ll get to you eventually.”

For Mahomes and the Chiefs, 2018 is just the beginning.

Chiefs WR De’Anthony Thomas Arrested for Drug Charges

Chiefs wide receiver De’Anthony Thomas was arrested Saturday on suspicion of marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia possession, according to the Allen County Sheriff’s Office, ESPN reports.

Thomas has been released from Allen County Jail on bond, according to online records.

The Chiefs told the Kansas City Star that the team was aware of Thomas’ arrest but offered no other comment.

Video: Chiefs Coach Andy Reid Speaks to the Media After the AFC Title Game Loss

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid meets with the media after the Chiefs lost in overtime to the New England Patriots 37-31 in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.

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