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'NFL Total Access' recap: Remembering Pat Summerall

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Did you miss Tuesday's edition of "NFL Total Access" on NFL Network? Catch up with this recap:

Summerall, legendary broadcaster, dies at 82


The passing of legendary broadcaster Pat Summerall dominated the show's opening and it was mentioned throughout the broadcast with special guests sharing their fondest memory. Summerall called a record 16 Super Bowls on network television and spent over 40 seasons as an NFL broadcaster, a career that came after a decade as a player in the NFL.

State of the Franchise: Chiefs


Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson joined the show from Chiefs Cam. Johnson said there's renewed optimism in the building with the new regime and recent free agent acquisitions. Johnson praised the acquisition of quarterback Alex Smith, saying Smith is a manager who won't lose games -- a change from Matt Cassel, who seemingly enjoyed throwing the ball to opposing teams.

Next, Shaun O'Hara and Daniel Jeremiah broke down options for the Chiefs with the No. 1 overall pick in next week's 2013 NFL Draft. There has been plenty of talk about the Chiefs drafting an offensive tackle with the top pick, but which one? Jeremiah likes Luke Joeckel as the top tackle. Jeremiah said Joeckel has great balance, great feet and will only get stronger as a run/pass blocker. O'Hara agreed, adding he likes Joeckel's upside.

Haslam update


Omar Ruiz joined the show from Berea, Ohio with an update on Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam's company's run-in with the FBI. Ruiz also had an update on who the Browns might plan to draft with the No. 6 pick, which Haslam said remains the team's priority. The Browns have met more than once with quarterback Geno Smith -- this after drafting Brandon Weeden in the first round last year. Another name generating a lot of buzz in mock drafts is Dee Milliner, who would pair nicely alongside Joe Haden in the defensive backfield.

Best 2013 'homecoming' games


Looking ahead to Thursday's NFL schedule release, the panel discussed which homecoming game they're looking forward to the most. Darren Sharper made an obvious choice and picked Peyton Manning's return to Indianapolis when the Denver Broncos visit the Colts. O'Hara went off the board and chose Andy Reid returning to Philadelphia when the Kansas City Chiefs visit the Eagles. O'Hara chimed in that he doesn't believe Reid will be booed like the infamous scene involving Santa Clause. Sadly for Drew Stanton, nobody voted for the Cardinals-Colts game in which he gets his chance to exact revenge against his former team.

Be sure to tune into "NFL Total Access" every Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. ET on NFL Network.

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