Chiefs Rumors & News

  • Chiefs’ Phillip Gaines questionable for Sunday’s game against the Jets

    Kansas City Star "Phillip Gaines, one of the Chiefs’ three best cornerbacks, popped up on the injury report on Friday with a knee issue. He is questionable for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets. Gaines played extensively in the Chiefs’ first two games as the third corner behind Marcus Peters and Steven..." September 24

  • Chiefs list Jamaal Charles as doubtful this week

    Pro Football Talk "Kansas City’s likely going to have to wait another week to get Jamaal Charles back on the field. The Chiefs are listing Charles as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Jets, and that designation points toward him not returning, as some speculated he might this week." September 24

  • Andy Reid hints Jamaal Charles has chance to play in Week 3

    Larry Brown Sports "Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles still has yet to make his 2016 season debut, but we many not have to wait for much longer to see it happen. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid left the door open on Friday for Charles to play Sunday against the Jets, saying that he thinks the former..." September 24

  • Ex-NFLer Napoleon Harris repels robbery, leads police to murder suspects

    CBSChicago.com "A south suburban state lawmaker appears to have played a role in the capture of three murder suspects from Georgia after being the victim of a mugging earlier this month. State Sen. Napoleon Harris (D-Harvey) owns two Beggars Pizza franchises in Oak Forest and Harvey; and decided to give his..." September 23

  • Chiefs receivers look to get on the same page with Alex Smith

    Kansas City Star "Something has been on Alex Smith’s mind since Sunday. A loss, like the Chiefs’ 19-12 defeat at the hands of the Houston Texans, tends to do that. But the issue nagging at Smith — his general lack of cohesion with his receivers — is unusual, at least since receiver Jeremy Maclin joined the..." September 22

  • Why are NFL ratings plummeting this season?

    Sportsnaut "The National Football League remains the single most watched entity in North American professional sports. It’s not necessarily close. Really, the other three major sports leagues are simply battling for second place. Take the 2015 calendar year as an example of this. According to Sports..." September 21

  • Coaches complained about lack of offensive holding calls in Week One

    Pro Football Talk "Most coaches complain when too many penalties are called. Following Week One of the 2016 regular season, many coaches complained about the absence of one specific type of penalty. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, complaints arose from the absence of holding calls. And for good..." September 21

  • 'Flop’ by Texans cost Chiefs a kickoff return touchdown, Andy Reid says

    Kansas City Star "Tyreek Hill and the Chiefs believed they had a kickoff return touchdown in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game at Houston. A day later the Chiefs still believe it was a touchdown, or at least coach Andy Reid disagreed with the holding penalty that wiped out what would have been a 105-yard..." September 20

  • Andy Reid expects Jamaal Charles to be same player when he returns

    Kansas City Star "Chiefs coach Andy Reid has consistently said the Chiefs will take a cautious approach with running back Jamaal Charles, who continues to recover from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Reid continued to toe that line Monday following a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter that said Charles is..." September 19

  • Texans ride defense to win over Chiefs

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler and his Houston offensive teammates were doing just enough Sunday that any small measure of extra productivity proved more than sufficient to complement yet another stellar defensive effort. Carried by a stifling defense and aided by a staunch..." September 18

  • Source: Chiefs' Charles out Sunday, eyes Week 3

    ESPN "Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles will miss Sunday's game against the Houston Texans but is expected to make his season debut in Week 3, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Charles, who missed most of last season after tearing the ACL in his right knee in Week 5, is ready to play" September 18

  • Jamaal Charles ‘doubtful’ for Week 2

    Sportsnaut "The Kansas City Chiefs played without star running back Jamaal Charles last week. And it would appear they must prepare to do the same in Week 2. Charles has been listed as “doubtful,” according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. Charles has been practicing but only on a limited basis due to..." September 17

  • Jamaal Charles At 80 or 90 Percent; Playing Running Back For Chiefs Scout Team

    CBS Houston "Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson joined SportsRadio 610’s In The Loop with former Chiefs star Dante Hall, John Lopez and Cody Stoots on Thursday, ahead of their game against the Houston Texans this Sunday. Johnson said that the Chiefs superstar running back Jamaal Charles is almost..." September 16

  • Bengals Claim KeiVarae Russell Off Waivers

    Pro Football Rumors "The Bengals have claimed rookie defensive back KeiVarae Russell, according to Rand Getlin (on Twitter). The Chiefs surprised everyone in the football world when they released the third-round rookie earlier this week. To make room, the Bengals cut guard Trey Hopkins. Getlin reported yesterday..." September 15

  • 'Harambe' back in business after temporary jersey ban

    ESPN "Fans who want to customize their favorite team's jersey with "Harambe" on the back can do so once again as of Thursday, after the word mistakenly appeared on a retailer's list of banned words. ESPN has learned that an official with a Major League Baseball team, concerned that fans were..." September 15

  • Chiefs release third-round pick KeiVarae Russell

    USA Today "The Kansas City Chiefs have released third-round pick KeiVarae Russell and brought back linebacker Dezman Moses in a surprise move just one week into the regular season. Russell, a cornerback, had been passed over by sixth-round pick D.J. White and recent acquisition Kenneth Acker on the depth..." September 14

  • Chiefs Restructure Justin Houston’s Contract

    Pro Football Rumors "The Chiefs have freed up some cap space with the help of outside linebacker Justin Houston. Houston has agreed to turn $7.5MM of his $14.9MM base salary into a bonus, as Field Yates of ESPN.com tweets. The maneuvering will give KC an additional $6MM in cap space, money that was badly needed as the..." September 14

  • Harambe's legacy not respected by NFL Shop

    Sporting News "There are plenty of names you can't put on the back of jerseys at NFL Shop. BuzzFeed compiled a list of 50, and it includes names such as Ron Mexico (Michael Vick's alias), Carruth (as in Rae Carruth, the NFL player who conspired to murder his pregnant wife), He Hate Me (the popular XFL jersey)..." September 14

  • Roger Goodell says eliminating kickoffs remains possible if the NFL can’t make them safer

    Washington Post "The NFL has enacted rule changes to try to make the kickoff safer for players. That effort will continue with further safety-related tinkering with the play, according to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. But if such maneuvers fail, the elimination of the kickoff from the sport remains a future..." September 14

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams 2016

    Forbes.com "Relocation and new stadiums drove NFL team values 19% higher over the past year, to an average of $2.34 billion. The Rams doubled in value, to $2.9 billion, after moving from St. Louis to Los Angeles. The Rams are scheduled to play three seasons at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum before..." September 14

  • NFL to launch new $100 million concussion initiatives to improve player safety

    Washington Post "The NFL is launching a new set of concussion-related initiatives under which the league will devote $60 million to technological development, aimed in part at improving helmets for players, and an additional $40 million toward funding medical research into the effects of head injuries,..." September 14

  • Lady Gaga Reportedly in Talks to Perform at Super Bowl 51 Halftime Show

    Complex "Lady Gaga is reportedly in talks to play the Super Bowl 51 halftime show in Houston in February 2017. According to Billboard, the singer could clinch the biggest stage of the year because the NFL was impressed by her performance of The Star-Spangled Banner at the 2016 Super Bowl. The last year..." September 13

  • NFL tabs Sam Rapoport to help open job 'pipeline' for women at team level

    ESPN "The NFL has created a position to address the lack of women in coaching and scouting roles at the team level and named former women's football pro tackle player Sam Rapoport as director of football development. Rapoport's role will be to identify women who are knowledgeable about the game and..." September 13

  • Jamaal Charles could sit out Week 2

    Sportsnaut "Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles could be out another week as he recovers from ACL surgery, per Ed Werder of ESPN." September 13

  • Donald Trump Wants All NFL Protesters to Leave America

    Black Sports Online "Remember Donald Trump’s campaign slogan is “Make America Great Again”. That means he obviously thinks America isn’t that great at the moment, so it is quite ironic that he wants others who have problems with the country to leave, but not himself. “Well, I think it’s a lack of respect for our..." September 12

  • Eric Berry added to Chiefs active roster

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs and Chargers each had players with roster exemptions this week, but only one of them has been activated ahead of Sunday’s kickoff. The Chiefs activated safety Eric Berry on Saturday, putting him on the active roster for the first time since he signed his franchise tender and reported..." September 11

  • Chiefs rally from 21-3 deficit, tip Chargers in OT

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Alex Smith scrapped himself off the Arrowhead Stadium turf and he wanted to let all the emotion of a crazy afternoon of season opening football flow. But, the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback knew he had to wait. Smith had just scored on a 2-yard run a little over five..." September 11

  • Chiefs CB Marcus Peters Raises His Fist During Playing of National Anthem

    Total Pro Sports "While it seemed nobody elected to kneel on 9/11, Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters decided to just raise his fist in the air instead." September 11

  • Jamaal Charles officially ruled out for Week 1

    UPI "If you haven't already scrambled to lock up Charcandrick West or Spencer Ware on your fantasy football roster, you're probably too late. But if you did, you could have a top-10 running back this week in Spencer Ware. On Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs officially ruled out running back Jamaal..." September 11

  • Chiefs don't expect to have Justin Houston back before November

    CBS Sports "Chiefs pass rusher Justin Houston, one of the premier defenders in the NFL, is opening the season on the PUP list, which puts him out at least six weeks. However, according to a team source, the Chiefs are not expecting him back on that timetable. Houston, who signed a massive contract..." September 11

  • Chiefs’ Spencer Ware is the thunder to Charcandrick West’s lightning

    Kansas City Star "By the time Charcandrick West returned to the locker room near the end of the Chiefs’ 33-3 rout over San Diego last November, the outcome of the game was not much in doubt. Fellow running back Spencer Ware — who replaced West when he left the game in the third quarter because of a hamstring..." September 09

  • Jamaal Charles doubtful for Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs will open the season without their top offensive weapon. Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles, who is still recovering from the knee injury that ended his 2015 season, is officially listed as doubtful for the opener against the Chargers on Sunday." September 09

  • Former NFL head of officiating alleges Roger Goodell assaulted him

    Sportsnaut "With the NFL season mere hours away from kicking off, it’s possible the league could find itself in the midst of yet another scandal. No. It doesn’t surround a players’ off-field issues. It’s also not involving a spat between the union and league over discipline. Instead, it’s all about NFL..." September 08

  • Every NFL Team's Best Weed Story

    Complex "You may not know this, but a lot of Americans smoke weed. And, contrary to what the National Football League wants you to believe, some of those Americans are professional football players. With the NFL season kicking off, let's take a moment to look back and appreciate some of the league's..." September 08

  • The NFL Has an Age Problem

    The Ringer "If you’re worried about the level of play in the NFL, you have an unlikely ally: coaches and executives. “Everything from defensive linemen not knowing where their eyes should be looking, not knowing where blocks are coming from,” said Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh. “Defensive backs..." September 07

  • Chiefs' Reid: Charles unlikely to play Week 1

    Larry Brown Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs may have to begin the 2016 season without their most explosive offensive player, as head coach Andy Reid said Monday that Jamaal Charles is unlikely to be ready for Week 1. “I think it’s a stretch for him to play on Sunday,” Reid told reporters. Charles tore his ACL..." September 05

  • Chiefs cut Kevin Hogan along with Aaron Murray

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs opened the day with five quarterbacks on their roster, but they’re down to three after the cut to 53 players. In addition to the previously reported departure of Aaron Murray, the Chiefs have also cut 2016 fifth-round pick Kevin Hogan. That leaves Tyler Bray and Nick Foles behind..." September 04

  • Report: Chiefs cutting Jeron Johnson

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs plan to release veteran safety Jeron Johnson, NFL Network reported Friday. Johnson signed with the Chiefs in April but was listed third on the team’s unofficial depth chart, and the return of Eric Berry made Johnson expendable. " September 03

  • 49ers trade for another receiver, ex Raider Rod Streater

    Sacramento Bee "A week after trading for receiver Jeremy Kerley, the 49ers landed another veteran receiver, Rod Streater, from Kansas City. Meanwhile, the team also traded safety L.J. McCray to division rival Seattle and released preseason standout Marcus Rush. Coach Chip Kelly said that Kerley was acquired to..." September 03

  • Chiefs end preseason by beating Packers

    The Sports Xchange "With all the familiar names on the bench, the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs closed out their preseason Thursday night at Arrowhead Stadium. The "who-they?" Chiefs grabbed a 17-7 victory over the "what's-his-name?" Packers. There were no offensive starters on the field for either..." September 02

  • Andy Reid: Jamaal Charles needs more time to work himself back

    Pro Football Talk "Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was cleared to practice two weeks ago, but he may not be ready to play next week. Charles was activated from the physically unable to perform list on Aug. 16, after tearing his ACL last October. “I think Jamaal is going to need a little time to keep working..." September 02

  • Chiefs cut Aaron Murray loose

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs had tried to trade quarterback Murray. They didn’t find a partner, so now they have parted ways with the 2014 fifth-round pick. Murray, a fifth-round pick in 2014, has been waived, per a source with knowledge of the situation." September 02

  • Chiefs trade cornerback Marcus Cooper to Cardinals

    Arizona Cardinals "The struggles finding a cornerback across from Patrick Peterson – and more importantly, the struggles of potential cornerbacks in Thursday night’s preseason finale – made a move by the Cardinals inevitable. General Manager Steve Keim didn’t wait long after both Brandon Williams and Cariel..." September 02

  • Report: Jamaal Charles might not play Week 1

    Sportsnaut "The long-awaited return of Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles might not be coming in Week 1. According to Adam Teicher of ESPN, (h/t SiriusXMFantasy) it looks like Charles might not play in the season opener. “If he plays it won’t be a lot. He certainly won’t be the..." September 01

  • Blacks Represent 70 Percent Of NFL Players, Fan Base 83 Percent White

    Real GM Football "Seventy percent of African-American men comprise NFL rosters despite representing only six percent of the United States' population. While the majority of NFL players are black, the NFL fan base is 83 percent white and 64 percent male. The NFL has no African-Americans who are a majority..." August 30

  • Justin Houston (knee) to start 2016 season on PUP

    NFL.com "The Kansas City Chiefs will start the season without Justin Houston. The linebacker was placed on the physically unable to perform list, the team announced Tuesday. Houston will miss at least the first six games of the season. The 27-year-old pass rusher battled knee issues in 2015, missing..." August 30

  • Chiefs' Josh Mauga: Out for season

    CBS Sports "Mauga (shoulder) will be sidelined for the remainder of the season, BJ Kissel of chiefs.com reports. Mauga will miss the entire 2016 season due to a labral tear. The Chiefs' veteran linebacker was expected to be a catalyst of this year's defense. Ramik Wilson will have a chance to earn a..." August 30

  • Chiefs willing to trade Aaron Murray, in case anyone’s interested

    Pro Football Talk "Teams have to take their rosters from 90 to 75 by this afternoon, and then to 53 this weekend. So if you’ve got extra stuff you don’t want sitting around the garage, you might as well put it on Craigslist and see if anybody else wants it. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the..." August 30

  • Paul Kruger to visit Saints, Chiefs

    ESPN "Paul Kruger has already found at least a couple of interested suitors in the wake of his surprising release by the Cleveland Browns. The veteran pass-rusher is scheduled to visit the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday, according to a league source. He then will visit the Kansas City Chiefs, a source..." August 30

  • Chiefs' Berry signs franchise tag, will practice Monday

    NFL.com "Eric Berry is officially back. The Kansas City safety reported Sunday and signed his franchise tender, the team announced. Berry will practice with the Chiefs on Monday. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport first reported on Friday that Berry would return early this week. " August 28