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Top 5 Headlines 3/11: Plenty of Free Agency Signings, Trades on Day One

Daily headlines to keep you up-to-date on the latest Chiefs news from local and national media


1. Seahawks trade for Jimmy Graham

By news services - ESPN

"The New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a trade sending Pro Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham and a fourth-round draft pick to Seattle for center Max Unger and the 31st pick in the 2015 draft, the teams announced.

The trade is pending passed physicals by both players.

Graham, 28, is regarded as one of the best pass-catching tight ends in the NFL, a player who often lines up as a wide receiver. He has 4,752 receiving yards and 51 touchdowns since entering the NFL as a third-round pick in 2010. In his five seasons with the Saints, Graham had more receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns than any other tight end in team history."    READ MORE…

New Chiefs safety Tyvon Branch

The Kansas City Chiefs announced the signing of safety, Tyvon Branch

2. Chiefs signing of veteran safety Tyvon Branch makes sense

By Adam Teicher - ESPN

"The Kansas City Chiefs were short on experienced bodies at safety, so their contract agreement with former Oakland Raider Tyvon Branch makes sense.

The Chiefs, at the moment, have only Husain Abdullah and Eric Berry as experienced safeties. Berry is undergoing treatment for lymphoma near his home in the Atlanta area."    READ MORE…

3. QBs Bradford, Foles swap teams

By Phil Sheridan - ESPN

"The St. Louis Rams and Philadelphia Eagles have swapped starting quarterbacks on Tuesday, the first day of the NFL's new league year.

Nick Foles, who emerged as the Eagles' starter in 2013, goes to the Rams in exchange for Sam Bradford, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft. Trade talks were first reported by ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

In addition to Foles, the Rams will also get Philadelphia's fourth-round pick in 2015 and second-round pick in 2016. The Eagles will get St. Louis' fifth-round pick in 2015 in addition to Bradford."    READ MORE…

4. Darrelle Revis back to Jets for $70M

By Rich Cimini - ESPN

"The blockbuster deal came five hours after Revis became a free agent. The Patriots declined to exercise a $20 million option for 2015, but they had retained exclusive negotiating rights until 4 p.m. ET.

It was a stunning blow to the Patriots, who lost their most accomplished defensive player -- a vital cog in their Super Bowl championship.

Many figured Revis had found a permanent home in New England and wouldn't want to change teams for the third straight season, but he was lured back to New York by Woody Johnson's money."    READ MORE…

5. Ravens trade NT Haloti Ngata

By Michael Rothstein - ESPN

"The Detroit Lions have found their replacement for Ndamukong Suh, acquiring nose tackle Haloti Ngata in a trade with the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday.

The Ravens will receive 2015 fourth- and fifth-round picks from the Lions for Ngata and a seventh-round selection this year, sources said.

"Haloti is a great player but an even better person," Baltimore coach John Harbaugh said. "He has been an anchor of our success for many years. We appreciate everything he has done for our organization and the Baltimore community. We wish he and his family nothing but the best.""    READ MORE…

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