Good morning, Addicts! The Kansas City Chiefs are headed into this weekend with a few loose ends in free agency (hello Mike DeVito and Husain Abdullah) but for the most part, general manager John Dorsey can feel comfortable with his team.
The Chiefs have to be thrilled with the way the AFC West is shaping up. The Oakland Raiders are certainly better but still have work to do, while the Denver Broncos have added Russell Okung, Donald Stephenson and Mark Sanchez. Good times. The San Diego Chargers have added some pieces, but that team will still struggle to crack seven wins.
Here is the news you need to know…
Chiefs sign Tautvydas Kieras, who has never played football – Adam Teicher of ESPN
"The 6-foot-3, 271-pound Lithuanian set the school record in the discus and was accomplished in the shot put. With his college career wrapping up, Kieras decided to give football a try."
Raiders, Chiefs rivalry now high stakes once again – Jim Vikers of NFL Spin Zone
"In sports, there are many great and storied rivalries. And while much ado is made about the Yankee-Red Sox, Cowboys-Redskins, and Patriots-Jets meetings, nothing, nothing, compares to the Raiders-Chiefs. This isn’t just about football, it’s personal. This is “The Blood Feud” and it’s on Raider Nation!"
Chiefs’ front seven in for battle against Raiders in 2016 – Joel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride
"Oh boy, this will be a battle. The Chiefs were, not coincidentally, much better against the run last season with Derrick Johnson back. The Chiefs also saw Jaye Howard take a leap last season as a good run defender. Even Tamba Hali had a decent season against the run while Justin Houston has always played the run well."