Chiefs Rumors & News

  • Resilient defense protects Broncos' 24-17 win over Chiefs

    Denver Post "Terrance Knighton knew in his head, in his heart and on his chest that his moment would arrive. The Broncos have talked for six months about how they are tougher on defense. They added attitude at safety, leadership at rush end and a cornerback who covers receivers like Saran Wrap. They believe..." September 15

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    BJ Kissel @ChiefsReporter

    "It doesn't look to be a real severe one, but it does have the component of a high ankle sprain." #Chiefs coach Andy Reid on Jamaal Charles

  • X-rays negative for Jamaal Charles, MRI likely

    Pro Football Talk "Good news, Chiefs fans. Per a league source, X-rays were negative on the ankle injured by Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles on Sunday. It doesn’t mean Charles will be back in action next week. An MRI on Monday is likely, which will reveal the extent of any damage to the ligaments holding the..." September 15

  • Chiefs lose Eric Berry, Jamaal Charles to ankle injuries

    Pro Football Talk "Two of the Chiefs’ best players are out for the rest of today’s game in Denver. Kansas City has confirmed that both safety Eric Berry and running back Jamaal Charles have left the game with ankle injuries." September 14

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    Michael Fabiano @Michael_Fabiano

    Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles questionable to return with ankle injury. The injuries just keep mounting...

  • Keep an eye on Chiefs rising star Travis Kelce

    USA Today "Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry doesn't compare teammate Travis Kelce to New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski. Berry has covered Kelce enough in practice – or at least tried to cover him – to say the 6-foot-5, 260-pound former quarterback doesn't compare to any other tight end in the..." September 14

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    Terez A. Paylor @TerezPaylor

    Jeff Allen is having surgery on his elbow. Reid said he is most likely out for the season.

  • For Chiefs coach Reid, there's a difference between Rice and Vick

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Andy Reid believes in second chances. But in the same breath, he also believes that fans and media shouldn't equate Ray Rice with Michael Vick. "As far as Michael's situation, that was a bit of a different situation," the Kansas City Chiefs' coach said today at the team's training complex when..." September 10

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    BJ Kissel @ChiefsReporter

    De'Anthony Thomas will not practice today, per coach Reid. #Chiefs

  • NFL Leads Push For Franchise in Europe "This NFL season has kicked off with more fanfare than ever before, and excitement for the sport isn't limited to the United States. For the first time in the league's history there will be three regular-season games played abroad, all of them at Wembley Stadium in London. The games will come on..." September 09

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    Terez A. Paylor @TerezPaylor

    Reid: "Not giving 25 the ball more than seven times is negligence on my part."

  • Chiefs' Derrick Johnson tears Achilles "Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson tore his Achilles tendon Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, according to a source. Johnson was taken from the Arrowhead Stadium playing field in a motorized cart with an injury to his Achilles tendon." September 08

  • Chiefs announce ruptured Achilles tendons for Derrick Johnson, Mike DeVito

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs lost a game on Sunday and they lost two defensive starters with injuries that are likely season enders. Coach Andy Reid announced after the game that linebacker Derrick Johnson and defensive end Mike DeVito both ruptured their Achilles tendons during the 26-10 loss to the..." September 07

  • Titans begin Whisenhunt era with 26-10 win over Chiefs

    Tennessean "Ken Whisenhunt is off to a good start with the Titans. Whisenhunt, who replaced Mike Munchak as head coach in January, saw Jake Locker throw two touchdown passes and Ryan Succop kick four field goals as the Titans posted a 26-10 victory over the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday. Locker..." September 07

  • Two Chiefs defensive starters suffer Achilles injuries

    Pro Football Talk "The news out of Kansas City is not good for the Chiefs. Two starters on the Chiefs’ defense, linebacker Derrick Johnson and defensive end Mike DeVito, have left the game with Achilles injuries." September 07

  • Chiefs reconnect with their past as a bridge to their future

    Kansas City Star "As Chiefs general manager John Dorsey scouted players at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in January, he was approached by a procession of former Kansas City players and coaches who were coaching in the game. One by one, they offered two words to Dorsey, whose first Chiefs team was coming off a..." September 07

  • Chiefs’ Jeff Allen accepts challenge of fortifying right tackle spot

    Kansas City Star "After an uneven overall performance during the preseason, it’s safe to say the Chiefs’ offensive line will be in the spotlight during their season opener Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. Of the five players expected to start, only one — center Rodney Hudson — is an incumbent starter from..." September 06

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    BJ Kissel @ChiefsReporter

    Coach Reid said "it'd be a stretch" for De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring) to play on Sunday vs #Titans. Frankie Hammond would return punts.

  • Brian Waters retires from the NFL: ‘I will always be grateful’

    Dallas Morning News "Six-time Pro Bowl offensive guard Brian Waters, who spent last season with the Dallas Cowboys, has decided to retire from the NFL. Waters, 37, played high school football at Waxahachie and college football at North Texas. He went undrafted in 1999, and the Cowboys signed him as an undrafted..." September 02

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Take two: Former Eagles, Vikings safety Kurt Coleman signing with the Chiefs, his agent @blakebaratz tweets.

  • Chip Kelly's Eagles thriving with Reid Era holdovers

    CSN Philly "We’re now two years removed from the Andy Reid Era. Chip Kelly has come in, cleaned house, gutted the roster, brought in his own guys. All that remains on his record-setting offense from his predecessor is four starting offensive linemen, an all-pro running back, one of the best tight ends in..." September 02

  • Alex Smith wanted deal prior to season "Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith said Monday he didn't want to go into the season without a contract extension. He won't have to after signing a four-year extension a day earlier. "I was really hoping that it would get done before [the start of the regular season]," Smith said. "I didn't want to..." September 02

  • Alex Smith, Chiefs deal worth $68M "The Kansas City Chiefs have signed Alex Smith to a four-year contract extension that will keep him as their quarterback for the long term, sources told ESPN on Sunday. ESPN and various media reports have the extension worth about $68 million. The Kansas City Star was the first to report the..." September 02

  • Chiefs claim Damion Square, sign nine to practice squad

    Pro Football Talk "When you see a player move from the Eagles to the Chiefs, the impulse is to say that Chiefs coach Andy Reid made the move because of some knowledge he gleaned while he was still in Philadelphia. That’s not the case with defensive lineman Damion Square, however. Square didn’t join the Eagles..." September 01

  • Titans expected to sign kicker Ryan Succop, sources say

    Tennessean "The Titans have a strong interest in former Chiefs kicker Ryan Succop and indications are they could sign him as early as Monday, according to sources familiar with the situation. Succop would replace kicker Travis Coons on the roster. The Titans elected to keep Coons – and release Maikon..." September 01

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    Terez A. Paylor @TerezPaylor

    #Chiefs GM John Dorsey said they will continue to negotiate with Justin Houston. “It’s one step at a time,” he said.

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    Brian McIntyre @brian_mcintyre

    Chiefs release K Ryan Succop, who had 3-yrs, $7.7M remaining on contract ($1.95M this year). Cairo Santos is signed for 3-yrs, $1.532M total

  • Packers 34, Chiefs 14

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "This much we know. The Green Bay Packers will enter the regular season with a capable backup quarterback. Just as Vince Young got exposed last August in the exhibition finale against the Kansas City Chiefs, Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien enhanced their chances to be the No. 2 behind Aaron Rodgers..." August 29

  • Chiefs' bus gets in a fender-bender on way to team hotel near Green Bay

    Fox Sports Kansas City "Suspensions, injuries, sacks, turnovers -- and now, a bus crash. For the Kansas City Chiefs, August can't end soon enough. According to multiple news reports in eastern Wisconsin, one of the Chiefs' team buses was involved in a "minor crash" today in Appleton, Wis., where the squad arrived..." August 28

  • Chiefs Annouce Roster Moves "The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Tuesday that the club has waived three players in order to meet the NFL’s mandated 75 player roster by 3 p.m. today. The league’s final roster cutdown to 53 players must take place before 3 p.m. CT on Aug. 30. The following players have been waived by the club:" August 26

  • NFLPA hopeful Sean Gilbert proposes $1M minimum salary, 18 games, other changes

    Yahoo! Sports "Sean Gilbert and DeMaurice Smith need to go at it, town-hall style battle-royale style in a debate. After all, these are the two men who could go head-to-head for the NFLPA executive director spot soon, even if the sitting executive director Smith has no plans of leaving his post. Gilbert, the..." August 26

  • Chiefs Annouce Roster Moves "The Kansas City Chiefs announced Monday the release of 11 players. Additionally, the team has placed safety Sanders Commings on injured reserve. The club’s active roster currently sits at 78 players. Each NFL roster must be cut down to a maximum of 75 players by Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 3 p.m. CT...." August 25

  • First-team defense continues to shine, Vikings beat Kansas City

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Mike Zimmer has acknowledged that he probably won’t be able to fix the Vikings defense overnight. But in their third preseason game Saturday night, a 30-12 win over the Kansas City Chiefs, his starters showed flashes of the smothering unit he one day expects them to become. “We get better and..." August 24

  • Donald Stephenson banned 4 games "Kansas City Chiefs right tackle Donald Stephenson on Friday was suspended for the season's first four games for violation of the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. "I'm extremely sorry that I failed to check with the NFL, NFLPA, or Chiefs medical team before I took a medication..." August 23

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Chiefs remain so far apart in negotiations w/Justin Houston that I'm told there is not a chance a deal gets done. He'll play out his deal

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Andy Reid not expecting Jamaal Charles, Dwayne Bowe to play. He joked if not playing in preseason OK for Adrian Peterson, fine for Jamaal.

  • Joe Mays to have surgery on injured wrist

    Pro Football Talk "The Kansas City Chiefs will have to get by without the services of linebacker Joe Mays for the immediate future. According to Dave Skretta of the Associated Press, Mays is set to have surgery on a wrist injury suffered last week against the Carolina Panthers." August 22

  • Cassel isn't worried about reception from Chiefs fans

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "As the Vikings hit the road for the first time in the preseason on Saturday, general fan displeasure toward the quarterback is expected to shift from third-stringer Christian Ponder to presumed regular-season starter Matt Cassel. But Cassel doesn’t sound worried or eager to prove anyone wrong..." August 22

  • Chiefs are adjusting to leaguewide crackdown on overly physical defensive play on receivers

    Kansas City Star "Chiefs coach Andy Reid has made it clear that his team has certainly taken its fair share of lessons from their first two preseason games. But following the Chiefs’ 28-16 loss to Carolina on Sunday, both Reid and his players made it clear that one new reality — the NFL’s crackdown on overly..." August 22

  • Rishaw Johnson acquired by Buccaneers from Chiefs "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers acquired guard Rishaw Johnson in a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for safety Kelcie McCray on Thursday. The trade continues the Bucs' overhaul of the offensive line. Johnson, an undrafted player in 2012, started the regular-season finale at right guard..." August 22

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    Terez A. Paylor @TerezPaylor

    Jamaal Charles returned to practice today. Got some scout team work too

  • Chiefs’ Demetrius Harris could be a slam-dunk at tight end

    Kansas City Star "Chiefs tight end Demetrius Harris couldn’t resist temptation. He knew what he was about to do was illegal, but he still couldn’t help himself. After leaping high and hauling in a touchdown pass from Tyler Bray in practice last week, Harris, a converted college basketball player, soared even..." August 20

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams "Just because the auction of the Buffalo Bills is having a tough time drawing bids above $1 billion two years after the Cleveland Browns sold for $987 million, and just weeks after the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers were sold for $2 billion, doesn’t mean the National..." August 20

  • Dwayne Bowe, Jamaal Charles and Eric Berry not practicing for Chiefs

    Arrowhead Pride "The Kansas City Chiefs opened up the third week on the 2014 NFL preseason schedule with three rather important players not practicing. Among them is Dwayne Bowe, who has a quad injury, according to Chiefs Spin's Herbie Teope. Just last week, Andy Reid informed the media that Bowe's finger was..." August 19

  • Chiefs' Charles hurts foot in move from dorm "Jamaal Charles might want to hire someone to move him out of the dorm at Kansas City Chiefs training camp next year. It turns out that Charles bruised his foot while carrying a box from Scanlon Hall, the players' dorm at Missouri Western State University, to a nearby parking lot last week when..." August 18

  • Jamaal Charles to miss game Sunday "Running back Jamaal Charles will not play for the Kansas City Chiefs in tonight's preseason game against the Carolina Panthers because of a bruised foot. Charles did not accompany the team to Charlotte for the game. The Chiefs didn't appear concerned that the injury was serious. " August 17

  • Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin expects double coverage from Chiefs

    Charlotte Observer "After catching his first touchdown pass last week against the Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers rookie wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin expects to see more press coverage at the line of scrimmage, and more double coverage in Sunday’s exhibition against the Kansas City Chiefs. Rivera said the..." August 16

  • Chiefs defensive tackle Jaye Howard looks to twin newborns for motivation

    Kansas City Star "During the dog days of training camp, when the heat is on and the novelty of padded practices has finally worn off, Chiefs players have different motivations to get through Andy Reid’s three-hour workouts. Winning. Playing time. Money. You know, the usual. But whenever Chiefs defensive..." August 16

  • Bowe’s suspension could result in his depature

    Pro Football Talk "The one-game suspension of Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe could, in hindsight, become the domino that ultimately gives the Browns a replacement for Josh Gordon. The suspension most likely voids the remaining fully guaranteed money in Bowe’s contract: $8.75 million in 2014 and $1.5 million in..." August 16

  • Dwayne Bowe apologizes for mistake that led to suspension

    Pro Football Talk "Dwayne Bowe issued the standard apology for being suspended for a week for a violation of the league’s drug policy. “I am extremely sorry that I can’t be on the field for the first game of the 2014 season because I made an error in judgment,” he said. “I take responsibility for my mistake, and..." August 15