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Clemson's Justyn Ross aims to earn roster spot with Chiefs

May. 06, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have an idea when it comes to their expectations for their first-round draft picks, defensive back Trent McDuffie and defensive end George Karlaftis, at their rookie minicamp this weekend. The same goes for the rest of their draft...

Chiefs place tender on Ingram, trade for cornerback Johnson

May. 02, 2022 19:34 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs placed an unrestricted free-agent tender on defensive end Melvin Ingram and traded for Houston cornerback Lonnie Johnson on Monday, hoping to add two more pieces to a defense that was revamped during the NFL draft. The seldom-used UFA tender means...

Steelers finish on-the-fly offensive retool with draft picks

Apr. 30, 2022 21:06 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The on-the-fly retooling of the Pittsburgh Steelers offense is nearly complete. Outgoing general manager Kevin Colbert ended his 20-plus-year tenure with the organization by investing heavily in offensive skill players in his final draft, with the hope that his...

Chiefs shore up defensive shortcomings during NFL draft

Apr. 30, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Brett Veach found himself in the same vexing position as every other NFL general manager during the draft, trying to remain true to his scouting board — and all the work put in this past year — while also understanding there were glaring holes on the roster that need...

Chiefs pick WR Moore, S Bryan Cook on Day 2 of NFL draft

Apr. 29, 2022 23:45 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs traded away Tyreek Hill and watched Tyrann Mathieu depart in free agency, bidding adieu to two of the cornerstones that helped the franchise rise from mediocrity to AFC juggernaut. They spent the second night of the NFL draft finding...

Pittsburgh Steelers take WR Pickens, DL Leal in NFL draft

Apr. 29, 2022 23:41 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — George Pickens could have taken his time while rehabbing from a torn ACL in his right knee suffered last March. Could have used all of 2021 to recover. Could have taken a redshirt at Georgia and pointed toward the 2023 NFL draft. It would have been safe, sure. The...

Chiefs address defense with McDuffie, Karlaftis in 1st round

Apr. 29, 2022 00:43 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Brett Veach kept eyeing the draft board as the first round ticked away, knowing full well that two picks Thursday night and 10 more over the next couple of days gave him plenty of options on both sides of the ball. The Chiefs' general manager decided to...

Wide receivers more likely than before to deliver as rookies

Apr. 25, 2022 21:05 PM EDT

The emergence of former LSU teammates Justin Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase casts doubt on the conventional wisdom that NFL teams can’t count on rookie wide receivers. This year’s draft class is eager to continue the trend. “Those guys put on a show their rookie...

Steelers ponder changing of the guard at QB with 20th pick

Apr. 22, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert has spent more than 20 years being as vague as possible before the NFL draft. He's never met a question he didn't like to redirect or missed an opportunity to speak in broad generalities when asked about...

Steelers could tab Roethlisberger's replacement in 1st round

Apr. 22, 2022 13:30 PM EDT

20. PITTSBURGH STEELERS (9-7-1) LAST SEASON: The Steelers somehow managed to reach the playoffs in quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's swan song despite an offense and a defense that both ranked in the bottom third in the league. Pittsburgh bet on a rebuilt offensive line to keep...