new defensive end of the 49ers Dee Ford on the trade of garments: "I needed it, brother" | Yahoo! Sport
For Ford, the cold, hard money is the tangible proof that it is, in effect, a good player, someone who has been on top of his role as an absolute choice n. 23 in 2014, although the team that designed it (Kansas City) didn't appreciate it enough to question.
"I feel appreciated," said Ford, who had just come out of a phone call with 49ers brass and his agent and mentor, Adisa Bakari, a few minutes before. "I know I believe in me … talking to the GM, talking to the owner, talking to the coach … they could not wait [for me to get there]."
The addition of Tyrann Mathieu adds a defensive chess piece to Chief Defense | Pro Football Focus
One of the most unique aspects of his game, and probably one of the reasons why the Chiefs had it as the maximum security available on their free agency board, is Mathieu's defensive versatility. The Honey Badger played at least 300 snaps each in the box (419), as a slot angle (352), and in safety (301), and as his general vote would suggest, he played quite well in all those roles to finish the season in the top 25 percent of all securities throughout the league. This kind of positional fluidity will allow leaders to move it based on the situation or matchup – a valuable commodity in today's NFL.
Minutes of Mellinger: the real makeover of the garments, downloading Dee Ford and much more | Kansas City Star
Look, the leaders deserve credit for being aggressive in redoing this defense. A year ago, they made the lips. They traded Marcus Peters, Derrick Johnson cut, retained the defensive coordinator and defined a cultural makeover. It was nonsense, and they should have known … Now they're making drastic moves to maximize what's left of Patrick Mahomes' beginner contract. We can discuss the details, but give them credit for the effort, at least.
Mathieu is a versatile director who will strengthen a minor secondary. He has a deserved reputation for causing chaos, a trait that was seriously lacking without Peters. Mathieu offers garment options. Different ways to attack. But, at least until we see what happens with Ford's cap space, this is a step forward and a step backwards.
The Chiefs got worse by exchanging an effective pass rusher for a second round pick in a project over a year later. The sentences issued in real time should reflect this fact.
The leaders were good at exchanging Dee Ford based on the current situation of cap, defensive list | Pro Football Focus
We are already seeing the fruits of this increase in space, with Kansas City accepting the terms with Tyrann Mathieu for a three-year deal at the beginning of the week. Although it is unclear, with Kendall Fuller at the Kansas City sheepfold, what role Mathieu will play, he has been over a 0.33 win in five of his six seasons and over half the victory in three of them. As with the Ford agreement, the Chiefs have a selection of the second round this year from the Peters trade last year, so they have ammunition to stock up on cover players in the draft as well as in free agency, with players like Ronald Darby and Pierre Desir still available if they follow this path.
The Chiefs are not far from where they want to be defensive, but being an inadequate defense and at the same time being financially connected is much less acceptable than being a defense in need of talent and at the same time possessing the freedom that this Ford trade gives their .
Can Dee Ford rival Joe Montana in the history of the 49ers-Chiefs? | Enterprise-Record
Every now and then in the history of the 49ers, a trade happens with the Chief Kansas City for a marquee player. The last is an agreement for the pass runner Dee Ford, which can become official when the league year begins at 13:00. Wednesday. How does one stack up with others, at least in terms of size? This could work as the best. Let's take a look:
1. Goodbye, Joe Montana. The 49ers most loved player sought out the Chiefs as their destination after years of the most legendary NFL controversy with Steve Young. Montana was a 37-year-old, four-time Super Bowl winner when the 49ers packed it, David Whitmore's security and a 1994 pickup for the Chiefs for the 18th overall pick in 1993, which they turned into Dana Stubblefield tackle.
Travis Kelce: pumping the brakes saying that the offense of Browns is better than the leaders | Kansas City Star
Does the Browns' arsenal rival the Chiefs? Some national writers were making the case. However, Travis Kelce's close bosses were not buying him.
Andrew Hawkins of ESPN tweeted a list of Cleveland skill position players on Kelce. Kelce, who is from the Ohio, replied: "Don't start that hawk! We've already got the best attack in the league here !! @Chiefs #ChiefsKingdom"
The best free NFL agents left at the start of the 2019 season | SB's nation
It is likely that this trend – the older players who accept offers before the start of the free agency – will continue. That being said, there are still a lot of good guys out there waiting to find a team for the 2019 season. Below, we'll show you the best yet available – in alphabetical order – at every offensive and defensive position.
Signed: Anthony Chickillo, Frank Clark (franchised tag), Jadeveon Clowney (franchise tag), Dee Ford Trey Flowers, Dante Fowler Jr., Brandon Graham , DeMarcus Lawrence (franchise tag), Steven Means, Brooks Reed, John Simon, Preston Smith, Za & Darius Smith, Terrell Suggs, Cameron Wake
The best available: Ezekiel Ansah, Shaq Barrett, Markus Golden, Justin Houston Clay Matthews, Shane Ray
Around the league
Jaguars releases QB Blake Bortles after signing Foles | NFL
As officially inaugurated the new year of the NFL, the mandate of Blake Bortles with the Jacksonville Jaguar has officially closed.
NFL rumors: Earl Thomas, Ravens agree to the $ 55 million four-year contract | Yahoo! Sports
The 49ers defensive backfield will not constitute half of the famous Seattle Boom Legion, after all
The safety of free agent Earl Thomas agreed to end Wednesday morning with a four-year contract, $ 55 million with the Baltimore Ravens, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported .
Jason McCourty returns to Patriots in a two-year deal | NFL
The McCourty twins are back at Foxborough
Jason McCourty is with the New England Patriots for a two-year deal, a source told NFL Network's Mike Garafolo on Wednesday 19659035] Patriots twin brother of longstanding security Devin McCourty, Jason was traded to the Pats in the last year of his last off-season contract, having never won a Super Bowl or even made the postseason. Well, mission accomplished.
Source: 49ers to sign Coleman, increase the depth of the RB | ESPN
The San Francisco 49ers are signing Tevin Coleman for a two-year deal worth $ 10 million, a source told AdPP & # 39; s Adam Schefter.
Coleman, known as an explosive and big-play threat, has the best career of 4.8 yards per carry as he started 14 of the 16 games for the Atlanta Falcons in 2018, when two-time Pro Bowler Devonta Freeman underwent the End-of-season groin surgery. Coleman ended the season with 800 yards and four touchdowns on 167 attempts, and also took 32 passes for 276 yards and five TDs.
The addition of Antonio Brown has "changed everything" for the Raiders | Yahoo! Sport
"He did everything in his power to be the best he can be on and off the pitch," Gruden said. & # 39; & # 39; His body of work is not only impressive, but fun to watch. It is thrilling after the capture, is a great competitor, wins the 50-50 ball, is exceptional in short areas. You have a great imagination as a football coach when you teach a man like this. He can play at two points, he can play with the flanker, he can play in the slot. He can repay punishment and sell popcorn at the first time. We are excited about this guy. "
Brown is one of the many additions the Raiders have made to start the new season. They have agreed a four-year $ 66 million deal with Trent Brown to strengthen the line and a four-year contract, $ 42 million with security Lamarcus Joyner during the negotiation period.
Josh Rosen Trade Rumors: Cardinals QB | Bleacher Report
Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reported on the direction of the Giants on Wednesday night and said the team might be interested in explore a trade for the second-year Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen:
"The sources said they would explore a trade for the Arizona Josh Rosen, if the Cardinals decide to make it available, but they are not still unsure if this will happen or if they would be sure to make an offer for Rosen if they did. "
Bridgewater meets with dolphins; no deal made | ESPN
The Miami Dolphins met with free agent quarterback Teddy Bridgewater Wednesday night, but no deal was announced at the conclusion of the # 39 ; meeting.
Bridgewater will probably have to decide between a stay in New Orleans as a backup and potentially a long option to replace Drew Brees when Brees retires or leaves for Miami, where he will have the opportunity to start in 2019.  In case they lost to Arrowhead Pride
Breaking: Chiefs release Eric Berry
The Kansas City Chiefs released security Eric Berry the team  announced on his account official Twitter .
Veach & # 39; s offered the war victory the texas of Houston for stellar security Tyrann Mathie u on Monday probably made Veach, Reid and the bosses quite at ease to move from a situation that eventually became a real distraction.  Report: free agent c obackback Ronald Darby is scheduled to visit the Chiefs Wednesday night
The former defender Philadelphia Eagles Ronald Darby is scheduled to visit Kansas City Chiefs Wednesday night, as reported for the first time by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network .
Darby 25 years old, is a 5-foot, 11-foot, 193-kilo cornerback that first entered the NFL as a second choice from Buffalo Bills in 2015 NFL Draft . Darby was sold to the Eagles after two seasons with the Bills and was on the team for the Super Bowl of the organization LII conquered New England Patriots .  Browns signs Demetrius Harris, Steelers signs Steve Nelson
While Kansas City Chiefs was negotiating a deal to send linebacker Dee Ford to the San Francisco 49ers for a pick at the second round of 2020 two 2018 leaders were working on negotiations with new teams.
The first arrived Tuesday night when cornerback Steve Nelson signed with Pittsburgh Steelers . NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said Nelson signed a $ 25.5 million three-year contract
Report: Leaders offered three exclusive rights agents
According to Matt Derrick of Chiefs Digest  the heads of the Kansas City Chiefs offered three of their exclusive agents for exclusive rights – placekicker Harrison Butker wide receiver Marcus Kemp and defensive plate Justin Hamilton.
What does it mean? Here is the short answer: do not go anywhere .
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