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Bradford has a well-earned reputation for being injury prone. With contract negotiations in the balance, he needs to prove that’s in the past. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles:  New Eagles quarterback, Sam Bradford, is expected to return to the field for training camp.  In the meantime, the Eagles have entered into long-term contract talks with Bradford.  After making what was a puzzling decision to trade for Bradford, Chip Kelly really needs this to work out.

San Diego Chargers:  The Chargers took another big step towards relocating to Los Angeles when they declined a December ballot measure that would allow the city of San Diego to build a new stadium.  There has been a lot of skepticism about the city’s ability and intent to come up with a suitable proposal to keep the Chargers, and it seems all but certain that the team will be moving.

  • Chiefs’ take: At this point, it is almost certain that the Chiefs will have a divisional opponent in Los Angeles within the next year or two.

San Francisco 49ers:  Nobody retired this week!  I’m sure the 49ers will take that at this point.

Nick Foles and Sam Bradford will be forever compared now…kind of like a much less talented Phillip Rivers and Eli Manning. Mandatory Credit: Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Rams:  The Rams have begun contract negotiations with their new quarterback, Nick Foles.  For as long as both Foles and Sam Bradford are in the NFL, the two will always be compared and connected due to the trade earlier this offseason.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers:  A year after trading him to the Patriots, the Bucs re-claimed tight end Tim Wright off of waivers.  Wright was part of a deal with New England that brought offensive guard Logan Mankins to Tampa.  Getting back a piece you traded for another player is some “Draft Day” level GMing.

Well that does it for me Chiefs fans.  As we head into the lull before training camps start up, there likely won’t be much going on around the NFL…except for contracts.