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The Chiefs’ reconstructed offensive line continues to dominate: Here are five things we learned from the team’s preseason win over the Cardinals.

Every NFL preseason game is a huge step toward the regular season, the games that count and decide a team’s success — or failure.The Chiefs came in Arizona on Thursday for their second of three exhibition games, and they left late Friday night after defeating the Cardinals, 17-10, in a victory that exhibited plenty of promising indicators.
12 arrives, and the Chiefs face the Cleveland Browns in their first regular-season game. O-linemen Smith and Niang were exceptionalOnce again, the most telling information gained by coach Andy Reid in this preseason game is that the Chiefs have done a good job rebuilding their offensive line.
The new lineman — left tackle Orlando Brown Jr., left guard Joe Thuney, rookie center Creed Humphrey, rookie right guard Trey Smith, and right tackle Justin Houston — had an extensive run of 32 snaps with superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

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As the investigation into Deshaun Watson continues, the NFL says there are no limits on him.

The NFL announced in a statement to The Athletic on Tuesday that quarterback Deshaun Watson’s involvement in Houston Texans activities is currently “unrestricted,” while the league continues to examine sexual assault and misconduct allegations against him.
“The NFL’s investigation into the severe allegations leveled against Deshaun Watson is still continuing and active,” according to the statement.
The NFL has not been given access to meet with many of the plaintiffs in the 22 civil complaints filed against Watson, or to relevant third parties, according to a league source.
The league also lacks access to evidence acquired by authorities as part of their ongoing criminal investigation.
On Monday, a spokeswoman for Watson’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, confirmed to The Athletic that ten women had made police complaints against Watson.
According to the spokeswoman, eight of the women are among the 22 women who have filed legal complaints against him.
Watson has not been sued civilly by two women who filed complaints with Houston police.
The Houston Police Department stated that an investigation is underway, but would to say how many people had filed complaints.
Watson has refuted all charges through his counsel.
Watson reported to Texans training camp on Sunday, despite a source told The Athletic on Sunday that he has still requested a trade.
Houston will start practicing on Wednesday.
Watson is still being investigated by the NFL for a possible violation of the league’s personal conduct policy.
The league has not indicated when they might talk to Watson, according to a representative for Hardin’s office.
Watson could still be placed on the commissioner’s exempt list if no criminal charges are filed, depending on the outcome of the NFL’s own investigation.