On this packed episode of Roughing the Kicker, Joshua Brisco is joined by Sam Chaverin to discuss the latest news and speculation in the Chiefs Kingdom. Starting with free agent guard Evan Mathis, RTK digs into the Chiefs’ salary cap and explains why the Chiefs could likely outbid the Broncos for the Pro Bowler, but probably shouldn’t bid at all. Then the show looks into the release of wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers, the hype of Travis Kelce, the biggest things to take away from the Chiefs’ offseason practices.
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June 17: John Clayton reports that the Chiefs are one of four teams heavily in the hunt for Evan Mathis.
June 18: Andy Reid says the Chiefs are not looking into Mathis “at all.”
It’s not that I don’t believe Andy Reid, but if they were looking to sign Mathis, Reid wouldn’t tell us until they had ink on paper. So, for this show, I will either strive to help you understand why Reid and Dorsey may have made the decision to pass, or you can ignore what Reid said (not a bad idea) and take this in as if the Chiefs are still weighing their options.
For an issue with no room for speculation, my cynicism about the future of Da’Rick Rogers proved to be accurate, even though that’s no fun. However, Adam Teicher has a very hopeful spin for this disappointing news.
Speaking of hopeful spin, I believe that we are entering the year of Travis Kelce. His national hype continues, and it’s always fun to talk about a rising star.
Then towards the end of the show, Sam and I look at some takeaways from Chiefs OTAs and minicamps, including Terez Paylor’s “All-You-Killed-It-In-OTAs Team.”