Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Chiefs say they want to keep Gonzalez

Tony Gonzalez asked for a trade last fall, and there have been questions throughout the offseason about whether he would do so again.

Chiefs say they want to keep Gonzalez


Tony Gonzalez asked for a trade last fall, and there have been questions throughout the offseason about whether he would do so again.

But according to Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt, the future Hall of Fame tight end is likely to continue his career in Kansas City.

“We certainly will not seek a trade for Tony,” Hunt told Adam Teicher of The Kansas City Star. “I think he’s excited about the changes we’ve made here. I think he recognizes that with Todd [Haley] as the head coach, we’re going to have an exciting offense and one that will feature the passing game. No matter our starting quarterback, it will be someone who will look his way quite a bit.”

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One other nugget this morning.

Even though Browns GM George Kokinis acknowledged that Cleveland had spoken with the Giants about a potential Braylon Edwards deal, Giants GM Jerry Reese acted clueless.

“I have no idea what you are talking about,” he told Gary Myers of the New York Daily News when approached about the topic at the owners' meetings.

Reese did talk about New York's offseason moves and had some interesting things to say in regards to the role the Giants' loss to the Eagles in the NFC divisional round had on the team's plans, which have focused on bulking up the defensive line.

"We wanted to bolster our defensive front because it's well-documented that our defensive front had gotten worn down late in the season," Reese told Matt Mosley of "Fred Robbins and Barry Cofield weren't themselves and Justin Tuck got banged up. We couldn't knock the quarterback down, and that's a huge thing for us. In my opinion, that's why we won the Super Bowl. In the playoff game, we couldn't get [Donovan McNabb] on the ground and he made some spectacular plays. Now our people up front look formidable. But the offseason Super Bowl stuff is for losers."

Interesting last sentence there by Reese. Aren't the Redskins usually considered the offseason Super Bowl champs?

More to come later so keep checking back.

And as I mentioned yesterday, feel free to e-mail me if you have links/news/rumors that would be of interest to the group.
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