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The Rams are in the middle of a major youth movement for their offensive line. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Rams:  The Rams turned to the Supplemental Draft to continue their offensive line youth movement by selecting Isaiah Battle of Clemson with a fifth round bid.  The Supplemental Draft works a bit like a silent auction with every team submitting their highest offer.

  • Chiefs’ take: With John Dorsey’s history of being active in the offseason, and the Chiefs question marks on the offensive line, making a bid on Battle was not an unthinkable option.  However, unless the Chiefs tell us, it is very unlikely that we’ll ever know if they made a bid.  What we do know is that they did not bid a 4th or higher round pick.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers:  Bucs cornerback CJ Wilson was involved in the second fireworks incident of the weekend.  However, Wilson lost two fingers as opposed to JPP’s one.  And for a defensive back, who is expected to catch the ball, fingers are undoubtedly important.  Wilson is not the star the Pierre-Paul is, which means the results of this could be far more drastic.  Teams don’t often go the extra mile for backup players.

Tennessee Titans:  Quarterback Marcus Mariota remains the only unsigned draft pick in the NFL.  The team and Mariota remain divided over offset language that may or may not be based on the Hawaiian’s love of surfing.  While there is still plenty of time to get the deal done, Mariota was not the highly drafted quarterback that everyone thought would have contract issues.

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Washington Redskins:  The Redskins are being pushed closer to a name change as a federal judge ruled that the term “Redskins” is disparaging, and thus upheld the cancelling of their trademark.  The Redskins have been facing a renewed push for them to change their name.

  • Chiefs’ take: The lead plaintiff against the Redskins, Amanda Blackhorse, has included the Chiefs in her list of offensive team names.  So if and when the battle in Washington comes to an end, Kansas City can likely expect to be among her next targets.

That’s it for me Chiefs fans.  Not a ton of news this week, but we certainly made up with quality.  Just a quick reminder that next week’s issue will definitely have some big news as the deadline for players on the Franchise Tag to sign a new deal is coming on Wednesday.