Chiefs release tight end Sean McGrath, who wants to return to NFL

Tight end Sean McGrath is plotting a return to professional football, but it won’t be with the Chiefs. McGrath’s agent, Richard John Owens, told The Star on Wednesday that he notified the Chiefs of his client’s decision to return to pro football. However, McGrath was reinstated from the reserve/did not report list and subsequently released by the team.


Chiefs release long snapper Brandon Hartson

The Chiefs released long snapper Brandon Hartson on Thursday, according to the NFL’s daily transaction report. The Chiefs signed Hartson to a reserve-futures contract in January. They now have only two long snappers on the roster in James Winchester and Jorgen Hus.


Draft analysts say Chiefs could use first pick on offensive lineman

During a conference call with reporters on Monday, NFL Network analysts Charles Davis and Daniel Jeremiah agreed on two things. First, the Chiefs' need to take a receiver in the first round has been greatly reduced by the signing of Jeremy Maclin. And second, offensive line might be the way they go, instead.


Chiefs to play Seattle, Tennessee at home and at Arizona, St. Louis in 2015 preseason

The Chiefs will open the 2015 NFL preseason with a road game against the Arizona Cardinals, followed by a home game against the Seattle Seahawks. The Chiefs will then have another home date against the Tennessee Titans before taking to the road to face the St. Louis Rams in their Governor’s Cup showdown. All four games will be shown on KCTV (Ch. 5). The dates and times for each have yet to be determined.

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The Star’s NFL mock draft, version 5.0

This is the fifth in The Star’s series of NFL first-round draft projections. The Star will release a mock draft every week from here until the draft starts April 30. The Chiefs’ pick this time: Michigan State corner Trae Waynes.

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The Star’s NFL mock draft, version 4.0

This is the fourth in The Star’s series of NFL first-round draft projections. We will release a new mock draft every week from here until the draft, with a final mock being released on April 30, the day of the draft. In the latest scenario, the Chiefs may want to consider trading down, or take Miami tackle Ereck Flowers.


Former Chiefs tight end Sean McGrath isn’t alone as other young NFL players retire

Seven months after Chiefs tight end Sean McGrath unexpectedly walked away from football, he attends art classes at Henderson State University. Several young, established players, not unlike McGrath, have recently left professional football, including Chris Borland, the star rookie 49ers linebacker who made national headlines when he retired because of concerns about the long-term effects of concussions.