Chiefs Rumors & News

  • Chiefs' Kareem Hunt promises to 'get better' after Rookie of the Year debut

    Sporting News "Kansas City running back Kareem Hunt knows the Chiefs have questions to answer heading into 2018. Hunt, named PFWA Rookie of the Year on Thursday, took an afternoon to enjoy his memorable rookie season. Hunt spent Friday signing cards at a Panini America event at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in..." January 21

  • 2018 Salary Cap Could Exceed $180M?

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Jurecki recently spoke to a source who suggested that the 2018 NFL salary cap could end up exceeding $180 million once it’s finalized for the upcoming league year. Last we heard, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported a month ago that the NFL distributed 2018 salary cap projections to teams..." January 19

  • NFL could reportedly force players to stay in locker room during anthem in 2018

    Larry Brown Sports "Forcing players to stand for the national anthem has never really been an option for the NFL, but the league could still explore other means of preventing protests prior to the 2018 season. According to ESPN’s Jim Trotter, the NFL is considering implementing a policy that would require players..." January 18

  • Darrelle Revis hopes to continue with Chiefs in 2018

    Pro Football Talk "Cornerback Darrelle Revis had a delayed start to the 2017 season as he went unsigned for over eight months after being released from the Jets early in the offseason. His wait for another job ended when the Chiefs signed him in November and Revis went on to play six games before the Chiefs’..." January 15

  • Chiefs hire Deland McCullough to be next RBs coach, per report

    247 Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs have hired Deland McCullough as their next running backs coach, reports Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star. The Chiefs were reported earlier this evening by Paylor to be interviewing McCullough, and news of the hire followed just a couple hours later. McCullough will be..." January 12

  • Alex Smith could provide veteran option for Browns at quarterback

    ESPN "New Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey concedes that the NFL is a quarterback-driven league. In past years, the Browns have driven the position into a brick wall. This offseason, the Browns have a rare chance to address the position for both the short and long term. Part of the..." January 12

  • Could the Jets pursue Alex Smith in the offseason?

    SNY TV "Last week, we discussed the possibility of the Jets targeting Kirk Cousins if he hits the open market. However, the various pros and cons connected with such a move would become moot if Cousins doesn't hit the open market. A less-attractive alternative more likely to be available is Kansas..." January 10

  • Matt Nagy went straight from heartbreak to a new job

    Pro Football Talk "After the Chiefs blew a 21-3 lead in a game during which Matt Nagy called all of the offensive plays, leaving Nagy “numb,” the Bears offered to delay by a day or two his interview, in order to allow him to process the disappointing end to his team’s season. When presented with that opportunity,..." January 09

  • Chiefs promote Eric Bieniemy to offensive coordinator "Andy Reid wasted no time replacing his departed play-caller. On the same day that former Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy was introduced as Chicago's next head coach, K.C. pegged running backs coach Eric Bieniemy to replace him. "I've known Eric a long time, both as a..." January 09

  • Chiefs DL Chris Jones Torn His MCL On Saturday, Out 8-10 Weeks

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter reports that Chiefs DL Chris Jones suffered a torn MCL during Saturday’s loss to the Titans and will undergo surgery in the coming days. According to Schefter, Jones is looking at a recovery period of 8-10 weeks. Jones, 23, is a former second-round pick of the Chiefs back in..." January 08

  • Chiefs assistant Brad Childress to retire, per report

    247 Sports "Kansas City Chiefs assistant head coach Brad Childress is planning on heading into retirement, according to a report out Monday from the NFL Network. Childress, who has been an assistant with the Chiefs since 2013, would be the second coach to depart from head coach Andy Reid's staff following..." January 08

  • Eric Bieniemy favorite to become Chiefs’ offensive coordinator

    Pro Football Talk "Chiefs running backs coach Eric Bieniemy has the “inside track” to replace Matt Nagy as the Chiefs’ offensive coordinator, Ian Rapoport reports. The Bears hired Nagy as their head coach Monday, creating the vacancy in Kansas City. Chiefs assistant head coach Brad Childress is planning to..." January 08

  • NFL wild card ratings all drop by double digits, continuing a bad year for the league

    Awful Announcing "The ratings news is in for the first round of the NFL playoffs, and it doesn’t look great for the networks and the NFL, with every single game suffering double-digit drops year over year relative to comparable slots. First, the Tennessee Titans-Kansas City Chiefs broadcast on ESPN and ABC..." January 08

  • Chiefs Expected To Trade Alex Smith

    Pro Football Rumors "Just yesterday, we learned that the Chiefs would be open to trading QB Alex Smith this offseason, but that they would not actively seek out trade partners. But a lot can change in a day. Ian Rapoport, who reported yesterday that Kansas City would be willing to listen to offers on Smith, says..." January 08

  • Andy Reid Messed Up Yet Again By Forgetting About Kareem Hunt

    The Big Lead "The Kansas City Chiefs led the Tennessee Titans 21-3 at halftime. The 18-point spread didn’t accurately convey how thoroughly the home team outplayed the visiting one. The Arrowhead faithful, hardened by five consecutive home playoff losses, were poised to savor this one. Then, as it so often..." January 07

  • Alex Smith not ready to talk about his future

    Kansas City Star "If this was Alex Smith’s last stand with the Kansas City Chiefs, it will have ended with perhaps his most painful loss. The Chiefs went scoreless in the second half of their 22-21 defeat to the Tennessee Titans in the Wild Card playoff round on Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium. Gone was a deep..." January 07

  • Chiefs’ Derrick Johnson says he’s ‘definitely playing ball’ next season

    Kansas City Star "Derrick Johnson’s future in a Chiefs uniform might be in doubt, but his plans to prolong a 13-year NFL career are not. In the aftermath of the Chiefs’ playoff loss to the Titans on Saturday, Johnson said he will play at least one more NFL season — even if it’s not in Kansas City. “I’m..." January 07

  • Darrelle Revis called out for pathetic effort

    Larry Brown Sports "Darrelle Revis gave a pathetic effort in a crucial situation late in the Titans-Chiefs playoffs game on Saturday that led to jeers and ridicule from many. One colleague even called for him to retire after seeing the play. With the wild card playoff game on the line, Derrick Henry rushed for a..." January 07

  • Albert Wilson active for Chiefs vs. Titans

    Pro Football Talk "Chiefs wide receiver Albert Wilson is good to go today against the Titans. Wilson, the Chiefs’ No. 2 wide receiver with 42 catches during the regular season, is active today. He had been listed as questionable with a hamstring injury. The Titans, as expected, won’t have their starting..." January 06

  • Rodney Harrison has harsh criticism for Andy Reid

    Larry Brown Sports "Rodney Harrison had some harsh criticism for Andy Reid after the Kansas City Chiefs blew Saturday’s playoff game to the Tennessee Titans. The Chiefs were up 21-3 at halftime over the Titans, but they got shutout in the second half and lost 22-21. While providing commentary for NBC after the..." January 06

  • Titans Rally to Beat Chiefs 22-21 in Playoffs "OK, it was no Music City Miracle. But it was a heck of an ending on Saturday for the Tennessee Titans, who rallied for an improbable 22-21 victory here against the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Wild Card round. The Titans scored 19 straight points to end it, shocking fans at Arrowhead..." January 06

  • Andy Reid on the refs: I don’t have anything good to say, don’t want to get fined

    Pro Football Talk "Chiefs coach Andy Reid was not happy with the officials after today’s loss to the Titans. Asked after the game about the officiating, and specifically referee Jeff Triplette ruling that Marcus Mariota‘s forward progress had been stopped on what appeared to be a fumble, Reid said he couldn’t..." January 06

  • Chiefs TE Travis Kelce ruled out with concussion after helmet-to-helmet hit

    USA Today "Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce left Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans and later was ruled out after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit in the second quarter. After hauling in a 12-yard pass from Alex Smith, Kelce took a hit to the head from Titans safety Johnathan Cyprien. He was..." January 06

  • Five potential landing spots if Chiefs trade Alex Smith

    CBS Sports "If any team out there is looking for a playoff-caliber quarterback, you might want to give the Chiefs a phone call this offseason. It appears that they'll be more than willing to dump Alex Smith for the right price. According to, the Chiefs will be "open" to trading Smith once their..." January 06

  • Chiefs ‘open’ to trading Alex Smith this offseason

    Sportsnaut "The Kansas City Chiefs are reportedly amenable to potentially trading quarterback Alex Smith this offseason, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. Rapoport, speaking Saturday morning ahead of the Chiefs’ playoff game against the Tennessee Titans, said that the Chiefs won’t be actively looking to trade..." January 06

  • Matt Nagy set for interviews with Bears, Colts on Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs will kick off the 2017 playoffs with a game against the Titans on Sunday afternoon and we’ll have to wait to find out if they’ll continue playing next weekend. Whether they win or lose, offensive coordinator Matt Nagy is going to have a busy day on Sunday. Albert Breer of" January 06

  • Rams and Chiefs to play in Mexico City next season

    Sportsnaut "According to a report by Televisa Deportes, the Los Angeles Rams are likely to host the Kansas City Chiefs in a Mexico game next season. The Chiefs’ slate of games for 2018 calls for a road game with the Rams. As such, the Rams, according to their relocation agreement, must forfeit one home..." January 06

  • Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill could return kickoffs Saturday against Titans

    Kansas City Star "Tyreek Hill could be in line for a return to the kickoff team. The Chiefs lost two of their return men Sunday in Denver, with injuries to De’Anthony Thomas and Akeem Hunt ending each of their seasons. On Wednesday, as special teams coordinator Dave Toub met with the media, he was greeted with a..." January 04

  • Albert Wilson questionable, Rakeem Nunez-Roches doubtful for Chiefs

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs handed in their final injury report before Saturday’s Wild Card game against the Titans and no one has been ruled out for the game. There are some injury issues, however. Wide receiver Albert Wilson is listed as questionable to play due to a hamstring injury. Wilson, who is second..." January 04

  • Chiefs Place CB Phillip Gaines On IR

    Pro Football Rumors "The Chiefs announced that they have placed cornerback Phillip Gaines on injured reserve. This means that Gaines will not be in action for Saturday’s Wild Card game against the Titans or any other potential playoff games. Gaines saw a good amount of time to start the season, but slipped on the..." January 03

  • Terrell Owens, Randy Moss headline 15 finalists for Hall of Fame class of 2018

    CBS Sports "From 108 to 27 to 15. The list of candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2018 continues to shrink. On Tuesday night, the Pro Football Hall of Fame whittled down the list of candidates for the Class of 2018 to 15 all-time greats. The process started with 108 nominees in September...." January 03

  • Is Chiefs veteran Tamba Hali leaning toward retirement? Maybe ...

    Kansas City Star "Over the past three years, Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali has wavered on the concept of retirement. The wear and tear on his knees is real, yet he loves the game of football so much that it’s hard for him to imagine life without it. When asked Tuesday if this will be his final season, the..." January 02

  • Chiefs Re-Sign Veteran RB C.J. Spiller

    NFL Trade Rumors "Terez A. Paylor reports that the Chiefs have re-signed veteran RB C.J. Spiller to a contract on Tuesday. Spiller, 30, is a former first-round pick of the Bills back in in 2010. He spent five years in Buffalo before signing a four-year, $16 million contract that included $9 million guaranteed..." January 02

  • Colts expected to interview Josh McDaniels, Matt Nagy, Dave Toub

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts are one of the teams looking for a new head coach and a few names of interest have surfaced a day after they relieved Chuck Pagano of his duties. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Colts are expected to interview Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Chiefs offensive..." January 01

  • Chiefs rookie Kareem Hunt takes his one carry to NFL rushing title

    Kansas City Star "An economy of effort paid off for rookie running back Kareem Hunt on Sunday in the Chiefs’ 27-24 victory over the Denver Broncos. Entering the game in second place among the NFL’s rushing leaders, Hunt needed just 13 yards to match the L.A. Rams’ Todd Gurley. Plus, Hunt was one yard ahead of..." January 01

  • For some Chiefs, Sunday’s experience at Broncos will be invaluable

    Kansas City Star "Andy Reid didn’t exactly peel back a layer of the mystery surrounding the Chiefs’ lineup and rotation for Sunday’s game at the Denver Broncos. Actually, when announcing earlier in the week that rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes would get his first NFL start, Reid may have revealed more than he..." December 31

  • With Pagano likely out, the Colts could look to Chiefs to find next head coach

    CBS Sports "After years of hedging and wavering between making coaching or front office changes, the Colts are preparing to conduct a coaching search this week, with sources close to Chuck Pagano saying the head coach expects to be relieved of his duties after the season. Owner Jim Irsay nearly made this..." December 31

  • How Patrick Mahomes impressed the Chiefs’ No. 1 defense

    Kansas City Star "Patrick Mahomes will be making his first career start against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, and if you talk to his Chiefs teammates, it doesn’t take long to see that many of them cannot wait to brag about the rookie quarterback’s natural gifts. Take inside linebacker Derrick Johnson, for..." December 30

  • Alex Smith will make history on Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will make history on Sunday without playing. In fact, the only way he won’t make history is: (1) if he plays; and (2) if he throws five interceptions. As noted by NFL Football Operations, Smith is one game away from a fifth straight season of at least 3,000 yards..." December 30

  • Fan claims he buried Chiefs flag at site of Raiders stadium

    The Sports Daily "A Chiefs fan appears to have stuck it to the Raiders with a slow burn. Chris Scherzer, a Chiefs fan who apparently has been working at the construction site of the new Raiders stadium in Las Vegas, appeared to leave a gift for the team’s division rival. Scherzer claims that he buried a..." December 30

  • Chiefs’ illness bug returns as three players miss practice Thursday

    Kansas City Star "The illness bug that hit the Chiefs last week is back. Three players didn’t work out because of illness: running back Charcandrick West, defensive end Rakeem Nuñez-Roches and cornerback Kenneth Acker. " December 29

  • Tyreek Hill will miss Sunday’s game

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs have ruled out receiver Tyreek Hill for Sunday’s game. The team may have rested Hill anyway, with Kansas City already locked into its playoff seed, but the second-year player had a death in the family, via Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star. Hill played 776 offensive snaps in the..." December 29

  • Andy Reid: Patrick Mahomes has “come a long way” since preseason

    ESPN "In their perfect world, the Kansas City Chiefs planned for Patrick Mahomes II to sit and learn for his entire rookie season before taking over as their starting quarterback in 2018. Their new plan is even better. The Chiefs were presented with the opportunity to play him in a low-pressure..." December 29

  • Patrick Mahomes to start for Chiefs vs. Broncos "Rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes will make his Kansas City Chiefs debut against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Wednesday. With the Chiefs clinching the AFC West title on Sunday, Alex Smith will serve as the backup." December 27

  • Kicker Harrison Butker missed three games. He’s still setting Chiefs season records

    Kansas City Star "Maybe Harrison Butker’s right leg was just tired. After kicking five field goals, and booting kickoffs after all Chiefs scores Sunday, Butker came up short on a 46-yarder into a cold breeze in the fourth quarter on Sunday. By then, the Chiefs had salted away a 29-13 triumph over the Miami..." December 26

  • Chiefs’ offense has improved since Andy Reid handed off to Matt Nagy

    Pro Football Talk "Heading into December, the Chiefs’ offense was in a tailspin and coach Andy Reid decided to hand play calling to offensive coordinator Matt Nagy. The results have been impressive. In the four games before Reid gave up play calling, the Chiefs were 1-3 and had averaged 16 points a game and 300..." December 26

  • Chiefs’ Marcus Peters gives away 300 coats to local youths for Christmas

    Kansas City Star "Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters climbed out of the truck, walked to the back and immediately started getting to work. This was Saturday afternoon, in front of the Gregg/Klice Community Center located near 18th and Vine, and Peters’ first Kansas City Christmas Coat Giveaway was about to..." December 24

  • Unsung hero of Chiefs’ offense? Look no further than fullback Anthony Sherman

    Kansas City Star "Quarterback Alex Smith is having the best season of his career. Tyreek Hill’s numbers as a wide receiver are up over last year. With one more interception, cornerback Marcus Peters will match last year’s totals. Linebacker Justin Houston has surpassed his sack total from 2016. The statistics..." December 23

  • Enthusiasm and effort has helped this Chief earn respect

    Kansas City Star "Jarvis Jenkins won’t forget his first day as a Chief anytime soon. Rakeem Nunez-Roches is a big reason for that. This was November 2016, shortly after the Chiefs signed Jenkins, a five-year veteran at that point who knew better than to assume he’d be welcomed by his fellow D-line teammates with..." December 22

  • NFL announces 2018 Pro Bowl rosters "The Pittsburgh Steelers led all teams with a league-best eight selections in the 2018 Pro Bowl, per rosters released by the NFL on Tuesday. The Killer B's -- Antonio Brown, Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell and Chris Boswell -- along with linebacker Ryan Shazier (who suffered a season-ending..." December 19