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Sal Paolantonio of ESPN (via Chris Mortensen’s Twitter page) reports that a settlement is now on the fast track. Chris Mortensen of ESPN (via Chris Mortensen’s Twitter page) reports that, at the current pace, a deal could come within the next 24-to-48 hours.

The preseason-opening Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, is scheduled for Aug. 7 between the St. Louis Rams and Chicago Bears, who are supposed to start training camp at the end of next week. But camps won’t open without a new CBA in place, and disruptions to the preseason schedule would decrease the league’s overall revenue pie by tens or hundreds of millions of dollars, depending on how many games are canceled

But, I think the Chiefs value is higher. Whether it passes $1 billion I’m not so sure, but the magazine has the Chiefs behind Carolina, Tampa Bay, Cleveland, Miami, Pittsburgh, Tennessee and Seattle. I believe the Hunts’ financial picture is better than the Panthers, Buccaneers, Browns and Titans. They should be ranked No. 15 or 16 in the league, despite their small market size. They’ve always had a good lease situation at Arrowhead Stadium. The Hunts contributed to the renovations that open a lot of new revenue streams for the team, but the majority of the bill was picked up by the taxpayers of Jackson County.

It’s another label, however, that drew the attention of fantasy owners: big-play weapon. Said Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli, “He’ll add a dynamic to our team in the red zone.” Certainly Baldwin can’t hurt; only one Kansas City receiver was targeted more than 10 times in the red zone last year.

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