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Former Chiefs camp favorite is finally getting his shot. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints:  In the wake of losing their top running back options, the Saints have promoted former Chiefs camp standout fullback Toben Opurum and former 49er running back Kendall Hunter to help bolster their ground game.  However, running back and kick returner Marcus Murphy is now headed to Injured Reserve.

New York Giants:  The Giants have made an addition to their defensive line by bringing in veteran nose tackle Barry Cofield.  However, the Giants decided that they had seen enough from veteran safety Brandon Meriweather who has not played well for them.

New York Jets:  The Jets may be out of the quarterback market in 2016 as rumors are coming out that there is mutual interest in signing Ryan Fitzpatrick to an extension.  There is no question that Fitzpatrick has played well this season and is a major reason for the Jets success.  There is also no question that we have seen this before, and it didn’t end well.

Oakland Raiders:  The Raiders and Chargers have re-committed to their joint effort to move to Carson City.  This is obviously the preferred move for the Spanos family at this point, and has the backing of some prominent NFL owners.  However, it is widely believed that there are enough owners that don’t want to help Mark Davis that may try to block him.  The Raiders made a swap at long snapper when Jon Condo had to go to Injured Reserve.  In his place, Oakland has signed former Chiefs stalwart Thomas Gafford.

Chiefs’ take

: That’s funny, Tommy Boy.  Seems like not too long ago “

no one like(d) the Raiders


Can you imagine the awkward silence in Philly? Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles:  There has been a lot of talk about the Eagles moving on from quarterback Sam Bradford this offseason, but apparently the feeling might be mutual.

Pittsburgh Steelers: William Gay is going to be fined for his excessive celebration after a pick six this past weekend.  Worth it.  That may have been the most epic series of celebrations ever.  And besides…after you get the flag, why stop?  You can afford it.

San Diego Chargers:  Just about every bit of speculation on the LA move is mentioning San Diego, which makes them front-runners in the effort.  There is even some talk of them moving by themselves.  On the field, the Chargers offensive line situation has gotten so bad that they are turning to former Chiefs guard Jeff Linkenbach who was just released by the Dolphins.

Chiefs’ take

: Linkenbach should stand as a firm reminder to Chiefs fans that it can always be worse.

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