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Good morning, Chiefs fans. Here is your weekly update on news from around the NFL. While the headlines have been dominated by Deflategate, there have been a number of other significant situations playing out around the league. From suspensions to injuries to transactions, there is always something going on in the NFL.

So let’s get to it…

Arizona Cardinals:  The Cardinals are taking a safe approach toward Carson Palmer’s offseason workouts. Palmer has been limited in 11-on-11 drills thus far, and Bruce Arians stated that it will continue until minicamp next month. The Cardinals know all too well the importance of keeping their quarterback healthy. And with Palmer’s history, they are taking extra precautions.

The Bills will be without All Pro defensive tackle, Marcell Dareus for week one thanks to an arrest for synthetic marijuana. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Bills:  Defensive tackle, Marcell Dareus, will be suspended for one game for violating the NFL Substance Abuse Policy. The violation stems from an arrest for possession of synthetic marijuana in May 2014. While it will be a blow for the Bills to lose him for a game, the Buffalo defense has more than enough talent to get by.

Denver Broncos:  Broncos defensive end, Antonio Smith, is under investigation for child abuse. There are rumors that the allegations stem from sexual misconduct. In a statement, the Broncos claim that this is the first they have heard of this investigation. This puts the Denver front office in a difficult situation. If information that indicates guilt emerges, public pressure will be on for Smith to be cut.

Chiefs’ take

:  I would like to make jokes at the expense of the Broncos, but sexual abuse of a child is nothing to joke about. This situation could become the big headline of the 2015 season.

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Kansas City Chiefs:  Wide receiver, Da’Rick Rodgers, was sentenced for his 2014 DUI arrest. While he will certainly face a suspension for the incident, it is unlikely to affect whether or not he makes the roster. Since the DUI happened in 2014, the Chiefs clearly already knew about it. The Chiefs are currently expecting another DUI-based suspension for corner Sean Smith.

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