Friday “Sports Shorts”

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are bringing back cornerback Bashaud Breeland on a one-year deal that could be worth up to $4.5 million, according to a person familiar with the contract. The agreement helps alleviate one of the Super Bowl champions’ biggest concerns ahead of the NFL draft. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the deal had not been announced. Breeland helped the Chiefs win their first championship in five decades last season before joining cornerbacks Kendall Fuller and Morris Claiborne in free agency. Fuller has since signed with Washington.

Mizzou Athletic Director Jim Sterk sent an email to donors Thursday that teased an upcoming four game football series with Kansas.  Sterk said it’s ‘being contracted.”  Mizzou and KU have not played since 2011, the final season the Tigers were in the Big 12 before they left for the SEC.  The last five meetings between the schools were played at Arrowhead Stadium from 2007-2011.

Iowa DE AJ Epenesa and Hawkeye T Tristan Wirfs are two of fifty-eight prospects that have been confirmed to participate virtually in the NFL Draft, which will be April 23rd-25th.

NFL.com has ranked every player named to the All-Decade team.  The top three are QB Tom Brady of the Patriots, LB Von Miller of the Broncos and DT Aaron Donald of the Rams.  Former Hawkeye OL Marshall Yanda of the Ravens is #15, Nebraska DL Ndamukong Suh is #22, Chiefs Safety Eric Berry 23rd, TE Travis Kelce 30th, K-State alum Darren Sproles 38th, Chiefs WR/KR Tyreek Hill 41st and DB Tyrann Mathieu 42nd.