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1. What are Chiefs' remaining needs?

By Adam Teicher - ESPN

"We've broken the weekly Kansas City Chiefs' mailbag into two parts, one posting Saturday and the other Sunday. Here is this week's Sunday edition.

@adamteicher: By signing Philadelphia wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and trading for New Orleans guard Ben Grubbs, the Chiefs indeed filled two big holes. But they still have some thin spots. Wide receiver is one, even after adding Maclin. They don't have an obvious candidate as their No. 2 wide receiver, though I know they like Albert Wilson.

They would be in trouble if injuries prevent Maclin from playing for one game or more. The only true center the Chiefs have on their roster is Eric Kush, a 2013 sixth-round draft pick from tiny California University in Pennsylvania. He has hardly played in two seasons with the Chiefs. They are also thin at offensive tackle and cornerback."    READ MORE…

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2. Imagine Jamaal Charles, LeSean McCoy as teammates in Kansas City

By Adam Teicher - ESPN

"For those with ESPN Insider access, analyst Mel Kiper Jr. has an interesting look at the 2009 NFL Draft and what teams would do if they could do that one over, knowing what they know now.

The Kansas City Chiefs that year were coming off a 2-14 season and had the third overall pick. Under new general manager Scott Pioli, they drafted LSU defensive end Tyson Jackson. The Chiefs had just switched to a 3-4 defensive system and needed ends to play in it. That selection was the classic case of making a mistake because of drafting for need.

In his redo, Kiper gives the Chiefs with that third pick running back LeSean McCoy of Pittsburgh. The Chiefs wouldn't have taken McCoy a year after drafting Jamaal Charles. Recall that the Chiefs also had Larry Johnson at that time."    READ MORE…

3. Borland repaying 49ers part of bonus

By Paul Gutierrez - ESPN

"Chris Borland, who sent shockwaves through the NFL with his retirement last week after one season with the San Francisco 49ers due to fears of future brain injuries, told CBS News' "Face the Nation" on Sunday morning that he was giving back part of his signing bonus.

Borland, 24, made the comment after he was asked if he had any buyer's remorse.

"Absolutely not. To play one year, it's not a cash grab as I've been accused of. I'm paying back three-fourths of my signing bonus. I'm only taking the money I've earned," he said."    READ MORE…

4. Chuck Bednarik dies at age of 89

By ESPN Wire - ESPN

"Chuck Bednarik, a Pro Football Hall of Famer and one of the last great two-way NFL players, died early Saturday, the Philadelphia Eagles said. He was 89.

Bednarik, known as "Concrete Charlie," epitomized the tough-guy linebacker and also was an outstanding center for the Eagles from 1949 to 1962.

He is best remembered for a game-saving tackle at the 9-yard line on the final play of the 1960 title game, and it was typical Bednarik. He threw Green Bay running back Jim Taylor to the ground and refused to let him up while the final seconds ticked off as the Eagles held on for a 17-13 win."    READ MORE…

5. Kroenke designs 2-team L.A. stadium

By ESPN Wire - ESPN

"An NFL team owner has designed a Los Angeles-area stadium for two clubs -- with two home locker rooms, identical sets of office space and two owners' suites.

St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke doesn't need to partner with a second team to finance the $1.86 billion venue in Inglewood, but the league considers Los Angeles a two-team market and wants a stadium that could accommodate both, according to the Los Angeles Times.

His plan competes with one by the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders, who want to share a stadium in Carson."    READ MORE…

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