Marcus Peters' recent inclusion on the NFL Network's top 100 list -- he checked in at No. 65 on the latest episode , which appeared Wednesday -- was yet another indication of how strong his rookie season was. In 2015, only five rookies -- Giants receiver Odell Beckham, Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans, Raiders linebacker Khalil Mack, Ravens linebacker C.J. Mosley and Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald -- made the list, which is voted on by the league's players.
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This week, Chiefs executives met with representatives from six Kansas City-area domestic-violence advocacy groups, ostensibly in hopes of stepping up dialogue about domestic-violence awareness. Chiefs rookies recently completed 15 one-hour sessions that highlighted topics about the "community, Chiefs traditions and Chiefs processes and policies," according to a statement from the team.
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Last year, the Kansas City Chiefs took a chance on a first-round cornerback who was dismissed from the University of Washington. Jan 9, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid speaks during a press conference after defeating the Houston Texans in a AFC Wild Card playoff football game at NRG Stadium.
Led by an elite-level defense and a balanced and productive offense, the Chiefs went 11-5 before bowing out to the New England Patriots in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. With Smith, Maclin and tight end Travis Kelce , the Chiefs have the makings of a strong passing offense. He even caught a touchdown pass in the Chiefs' 30-0 victory over the Houston Texans in the AFC Wild Card Playoffs.
According to Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star, Maclin left practice early in what Chiefs head coach Andy Reid described as a "tweaked" ankle. Maclin is preparing for his second season with the Kansas City Chiefs after five with the Philadelphia Eagles . The next-leading wide receiver was Albert Wilson with 35 catches.
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid wrapped up the three-day rookie minicamp on Monday afternoon, discussing Donnell Alexander (the son of Derrick Thomas), quarterback Kevin Hogan and the play of the team's three cornerbacks selected in last month's NFL Draft. Air Force TE Garrett Griffin, a native of Louisburg, Kan., explains what it meant to tryout for the Chiefs this weekend.
The Chiefs finished their first practice week on Thursday and conducted all three sessions with the same starting offensive line: Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz at tackle, Zach Fulton and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif at guard and Mitch Morse at center. He was signed to play right tackle, where he will be asked to block some of the AFC West's best pass-rushers, including Oakland's Khalil Mack , Denver's Von Miller and San Diego's Melvin Ingram .
Ware and West leapfrogged Davis on the depth chart following Jamaal Charles' season-ending knee injury last October and combined for 10 touchdowns and a 4.5 yards-per-carry average as the club went 11-1 without Charles. Yet Davis remains in Kansas City, where he sits fourth on the depth chart. And Davis was displaced as kick returner for two November games by De'Anthony Thomas.
Tuesday's practice, which marked the first of 10 voluntary practices the Chiefs will hold over the next month, was the first time the Chiefs have gone 11-on-11 since their 27-20 loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC divisional round. Meanwhile, coveted free-agent right tackle Mitchell Schwartz is being counted on to help solidify an offensive line that surrendered 46 sacks, tied for sixth-most in the league Add it all together, and players say there's a belief the Chiefs -- who finished 27th in total offense and ninth in points scored a year ago -- have the pieces in place to take the next step.
Besides Poe, wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and cornerback Marcus Peters fessed up to spending some time in a Vinyasa, Ashtanga or slow burn class. "I 'namaste' too," said Peters, quoting a typical yoga instructor's session-ending salutation. Poe, 25 and a two-time Pro Bowl participant, may not be typical of the person who unfurls a mat in class.