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Orlando Scandrick is looking for more money, and it appears the Cowboys are ready to pay. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys:  The Cowboys are hoping to come to terms on the contract of veteran defensive back Orlando Scandrick. Scandrick has been avoiding the Cowboys offseason workouts, which stands to cost him $500k in bonus money if a new contract is not worked out. The Cowboys have invested a lot in their cornerbacks already, without much to show for it.

  • Chiefs’ take:  While there is virtually no chance that Scandrick would be released this year, he could end up being a 2016 option for the Chiefs depending on his contract status and that of Sean Smith for Kansas City.

Denver Broncos:  The Broncos have lost third-round pick, Jeff Heuerman, to a torn ACL. The loss of a middle-round pick isn’t a huge deal, but given how much the Broncos work their tight ends into their offense, this may prove to be a minor setback for them. One less available option for replacing Julius Thomas.

  • Chiefs’ take:  The Broncos losing any offensive weapons is a plus for the Chiefs.

Detroit Lions:  The Lions signed former Steelers and Saints wide receiver Lance Moore and former Chiefs cornerback Chris Owens. Moore has filled in for almost every possible role a wide receiver could have. He will likely find a backup role with the Lions. Owens will probably have a chance to help a Lions secondary that has struggled in recent years.

  • Chiefs’ take:  Moore probably was not on the Chiefs’ radar at this point in the offseason, but he is one less available option at wide receiver. That puts more pressure on the Chiefs’ current group to step up. The Chiefs allowed Owens to walk and seemingly replaced him with third-round pick, Steven Nelson

Jacksonville Jaguars: Jaguars first-round pick, Dante Fowler, suffered an ACL tear on the first day of rookie mini camp and will miss the entire season. The Jags were definitely expecting a major contribution from the number four overall pick, so this is a huge setback.

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