Team chairman Clark Hunt is optimistic the Chiefs can sign Justin Houston to a long-term deal, as Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star writes. Hunt told reporters in Arizona that he wants Houston “to be a Chief for life” and GM John Dorsey also expressed confidence that a deal will come together. The Chiefs hit the linebacker with the nonexclusive franchise tag in early March and there hasn’t been major progress since then. Here’s more from the AFC..
- ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper believes that embattled Nebraska pass rusher Randy Gregory could fall to the Browns at No. 12 overall, but Tom Reed of the Northeast Ohio Media Group isn’t so sure that they should take the risk.
- Bill Williamson of ESPN.com ran down the Raiders‘ remaining free agents and where they stand. He notes that even though the Raiders told Tarell Brown that they want to try and get younger at the cornerback position, the veteran could still return on a team-friendly deal.
- Earlier today, the Bengals signed veteran defensive tackle Pat Sims.