Sunday, June 24, 2018
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Chiefs eye tackle with first pick, reports say

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs are expected to buck the trend in tonight's first round of the draft.

Quarterbacks have gone first overall the past four years and 10 of the past 12. But analysts believe there isn't one available worthy of the selection. In addition, Kansas City acquired Alex Smith from San Francisco this offseason.

So the Chiefs might opt for an offensive tackle, Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel or Central Michigan's Eric Fisher. Only two offensive tackles have been picked No. 1 since 1970, Orlando Pace to St. Louis in 1997 and Jake Long to Miami in 2008.

Kansas City is fielding calls about trading the pick but will take Fisher if it keeps it, Fox Sports and nfl.com reported.

Complicating matters is the status of Chiefs left tackle Branden Albert. The Chiefs put the franchise tag on him, and he signed the one-year tender worth about $9.3 million. But the Chiefs have granted the Dolphins permission to speak with Albert about a long-term deal. First-year Chiefs general manager John Dorsey said the major obstacle to a trade is compensation. Multiple media reports have Kansas City seeking a second-round draft pick, and Miami has two of them.

Dorsey and coach Andy Reid, also in his first season with Kansas City, have not given any indication of their draft plans, saying only they intend to choose whomever they believe is the best player.

"I'll explore every option and available thing," Dorsey said. "You have all the way up until that last minute."

Commissioner, Browns owner talk

NEW YORK — Commissioner Roger Goodell said he has met with Browns owner Jimmy Haslam about the investigation into the Haslam family's truck stop chain. The FBI alleges fraud of customers at Pilot Flying J, the country's largest diesel retailer.

Goodell didn't disclose details of the conversation. "Jimmy's doing everything he's asked. He's cooperating. He wants to make sure that he's doing all the right things in that regard, and he's assured us he's going to."

More Browns: Linebacker Quentin Groves pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct after being cited for soliciting a prostitute. The citation was issued last week in Orange, Ohio, a Cleveland suburb. Groves, who signed after spending 2012 with Arizona, was fined $365. In a statement, he apologized to his teammates, his family and the city of Cleveland.

Redskins: Coach Mike Shanahan said he will make sure quarterback Robert Griffin III "never plays if he's not 100 percent." Griffin is recovering from reconstructive surgery after reinjuring his right knee during a playoff loss to Seattle last season. Shanahan was criticized for not removing Griffin when he was limping earlier in the game. "Sometimes you make the right call," Shanahan said. "Other times you don't. But at the end of the day, you're always hoping that you learn from your mistakes."

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