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12-4, 1st in AFC West

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

With a big lead in the process of slipping away in the second half against Minnesota, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo called guard Cassius Winston over to the sideline during a break for a quick message. "I told him it was time for him to take over." Izzo said. Winston listened. Over the next 1 1/2 minutes, Winston scored seven points and had two steals to extend Michigan State's lead from nine to 16 points. Winston just shrugged off the stretch. "That's my role for this team."

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan-Montana is mercifully winding down. The last game of the day in Des Moines was not the best, with Montana struggling offensively all night except for a brief period late in the first half. Michigan has emptied its bench with three minutes remaining and a 72-49 lead. Michigan will move on to play Florida in Saturday's second round.

Kellerman: Mahomes deserves biggest contract in sports (1:17)

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Bashaud Breeland's deal with the Chiefs includes a $1.15 million signing bonus, an $805,000 base salary and a $45,000 workout bonus. In addition to that $2 million, he could earn up to $3 million more in incentives. Last year, he took home $608,823 in his partial season with the Packers.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs addressed their biggest remaining positional need by signing cornerback Bashaud Breeland. Among their top three cornerbacks from last season, Steven Nelson signed with the Steelers as a free agent and the Chiefs have shown no interest in re-signing Orlando Scandrick. The Chiefs also have two younger cornerbacks in Charvarius Ward and Tremon Smith but they can plug Breeland in as one starter along with Kendall Fuller. Corner still remains a position to watch for the Chiefs in the draft but it's no longer a necessity.

Investigation involving Chiefs WR Hill underway (1:05)

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs' contract agreement with Alex Okafor gives them a veteran defensive end for their new 4-3 base defensive system. Okafor, who has 22 sacks in six NFL seasons with the Cardinals and the Saints, hasn't been a prolific pass rusher. But they believe he can improve his production. He had four sacks in 16 starts last season for New Orleans.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

"You can acquire as many great players and as many talented players as you like but until you have the catalyst to make it go, things will never work out the way you want them. This was the catalyst we had to have.'' -- Chiefs GM Brett Veach on the signing of safety Tyrann Mathieu.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

It's officially official when they hold up a jersey.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

General manager Brett Veach called Tyrann Mathieu “the ultimate chess piece'' and suggested his versatility was the reason the Chiefs had him as the highest rated safety in free agency. “There were a lot of safeties out there but I don't think there's any (other) safety out there that can really do everything on the field – call the show, run everything back there, play in the box, play slot, blitz off the edge, play center field,'' Veach said. “When you get a guy like that, guys like that aren't cheap. You have to make a financial commitment to those guys.''

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Chiefs general manager Brett Veach said the $39 million in cap savings plus the acquisition of an additional second-round draft pick in 2020 were the main reasons the Chiefs released Justin Houston and Eric Berry and traded Dee Ford. He said the Chiefs wanted the cap flexibility to extend the contracts of some of their best young, Tyreek Hill and Chris Jones this year and Patrick Mahomes as soon as next year. “All of those guys could help us (but) just being real, the cap (was) an issue,'' Veach said. “You have to take that into consideration. You look at can they help us at the cost of what it would take to do that, knowing that contracts and extensions are looming behind here. What can we do now to put ourselves in a good position not just for next year but for the next three, four, five six years? You go back to where we'll be with both draft capital and cap space, this put us in a really good position in regards to potential extensions coming up and it put us in a position to maneuver around the draft and to potentially do things outside the box from now until the start of the season.''

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11d

Chiefs release oft-injured Berry after 9 years

Safety Eric Berry, who has spent his entire career with Kansas City, was released by the Chiefs at the start of the new league year on Wednesday. The move comes with the team set to add Tyrann Mathieu, who agreed to a deal this week.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Eric Berry's release has been designated a post-June 1 cut, meaning he will instead save the Chiefs about $9.5 million against their cap. But those savings won't begin until June 2.

Team Stats

Passing Yards309.73rd
Rushing Yards115.916th
Points For35.31st
Points Against26.324th