1. Jeremy Maclin embraces role as Chiefs' No. 1 receiver
By Terez Paylor - Kansas City Star
"It has become a customary sight during the Chiefs' organized team activities this spring — Jeremy Maclin, the team's new No. 1 wide receiver, going all out to catch a pass.
Whether the pass is too high, too low or too far in front of him, Maclin has consistently tried to haul in every one, even if he sometimes goes to the ground because of that effort.
"You try to stay off the ground, but when that's ball in the air, it's a different story," Maclin said. "It's instincts and reaction."" READ MORE…
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2. Marcus Mariota's jersey was NFL's top seller in May
By Paul Kuharsky - ESPN
"For years, Tennessee Titans fans seeking to support their team with the traditional jersey purchase were torn: Whose name and number warranted the investment?
Defensive lineman Jurrell Casey and tight end Delanie Walker remain safe purchases as they are very good players who will be around. But the marketing punch that comes with a Heisman Trophy winner and the No. 2 draft pick has provided a big new option." READ MORE…
3. Chiefs staying busy with changes to PAT rules
By Adam Teicher - ESPN
"The Kansas City Chiefs have frequently worked on placekicking during their offseason practices and inevitably they do so with the line of scrimmage at the 15, the ball placed at the 23 and the kick being from 33 yards.
That's the distance of the point-after touchdown under the new NFL rule. The Chiefs are hoping kicker Cairo Santos is more than comfortable from that distance by the time the regular season begins.
"We've really got to practice it,'' special teams coordinator Dave Toub said. "You have to make that 33-yard extra point mentally seem just like [a 20-yard kick]. We've been doing it a lot. On Monday, it was a non-OTA day. We had 32 kicks out there and almost half of them were PATs.''" READ MORE…
4. The Life and Career of Chiefs OC Doug Pederson
By BJ Kissel - KCChiefs.com
"As Favre came jogging to the sideline during a stoppage of play in that particular game, Reid noticed where Favre went first, which solidified in his mind the coaching future of the now—Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator.
"I'll tell you when I really saw it—his second stint at Green Bay," Reid recalled of the moment he knew Pederson would be a great coach one day. "I watched (Brett) Favre come off the field and he went right to Doug.
"At that moment, I go, 'You know what? This guy. He can do this. He can be a coach.'"
In a simple moment in which many football fans could have easily overlooked, Reid was unknowingly putting together a future coaching staff." READ MORE…
5. Chiefs' Alex Smith building rapport with center Eric Kush
By Terez Paylor - Kansas City Star
"It remains to be seen who the Chiefs' starting center will be come the fall — let's face it, the battle between third‐year pro Eric Kush and second‐round rookie Mitch Morse won't be decided until they can start hitting in training camp." READ MORE…
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