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Chiefs’ Alex Smith takes good-natured ribbing from teammates for new deal

Very little is sacred in an NFL locker room. Not personal appearance, not on-field performance and certainly not contract status, as Alex Smith can attest. The Chiefs' quarterback was already a very rich man prior to his new four-year, $68 million contract extension, which was announced on Sunday, but tell that to his teammates, who started harassing their good-natured leader from the moment he entered the team's training facility on Monday.

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NFL Week 1: Ten burning fantasy football questions

Trust your draft preparation, don’t succumb to the knee-jerk trade offers and avoid impulsive waiver-wire moves. Instead, join me in pondering these 10 burning questions that should begin to be answered as the 2014 opening weekend unfolds.

Michael Sam cut by Rams, awaits new team

Michael Sam, the former Mizzou All-American defensive end, was cut by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday just before the NFL deadline to reduce rosters to 53 players for opening week.

NFL Week 1: Ten burning fantasy football questions

Trust your draft preparation, don’t succumb to the knee-jerk trade offers and avoid impulsive waiver-wire moves. Instead, join me in pondering these 10 burning questions that should begin to be answered as the 2014 opening weekend unfolds.

Michael Sam cut by Rams, awaits new team

Michael Sam, the former Mizzou All-American defensive end, was cut by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday just before the NFL deadline to reduce rosters to 53 players for opening week.

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The Star’s 53-man Chiefs roster prediction

With NFL teams mandated to get down from 75 to 53 man by 3 p.m. Saturday, The Star’s Terez Paylor takes a stab at a roster prediction, with the caveat the Chiefs will likely scour the market for upgrades at the backend of the roster.