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Happy Friday Chiefs fans!  Need to catch up on last week’s action from around the league?  Arrowhead Addict has you covered!  Find all of your NFL news and rumors right here, plus a Chiefs spin on all stories affecting your favorite team.

With the start of Organized Team Activities, it was a pretty eventful week around the NFL.  So let’s get to it…

Arizona Cardinals:  Cardinals veteran linebacker, Daryl Washington, has applied for reinstatement after being suspended for a year due to violating the league’s substance abuse policy.  If approved, Washington would still likely face a four to six game suspension.

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Atlanta Falcons:  Brooks Reed is likely to miss the first round of OTAs for the Falcons after suffering a groin injury during minicamp.  The injury is considered minor and Reed is being kept out for precautionary reasons.

Carolina Panthers:  Second-year wide receiver, Kelvin Benjamin, will miss at least part of the Panthers offseason workouts with a hamstring injury.  The injury is not considered to be serious, and Benjamin is being held out for precautionary reasons.

Ray McDonald is back in trouble with the law again…oh, and again. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears:  Recently acquired defensive lineman, Ray McDonald, is in trouble with the law…again…and again.  McDonald, who had multiple encounters with law enforcement while with the 49ers last year, has been arrested in another instance of reported domestic violence.  As a result, the Bears have cut the veteran.

Dallas Cowboys:  The Cowboys are apparently offering tryouts to every recognizable running back left unclaimed.  Felix Jones, Ben Tate, and Daniel Thomas were all given tryouts.  This would suggest the claims that the Cowboys are confident in their current group of running backs are less than true.  Dallas also reached an agreement on an extension with Orlando Scandrick.

  • Chiefs’ take: Don’t rule out a trade situation.  General manager John Dorsey has made a late player-for-player trade in both of his years in Kansas City.  The Chiefs have a talented stable of running backs while the Cowboys have a lot of depth at defensive back.  There was some speculation that the Cowboys might be looking to trade Scandrick, but that is unlikely with his new contract.  However, that move may put another player on the block.

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