Chiefs Rumors & News

  • Chiefs To Start GM Search Immediately

    Pro Football Rumors "After firing general manager John Dorsey earlier today, the Chiefs intend to begin their search for a new GM immediately, according to Field Yates of (Twitter link). Kansas City will consider both internal and external candidates for the position, per Yates, and has a “loose goal” of..." June 22

  • Andy Reid signs extension with Chiefs "The Kansas City Chiefs announced a contract extension for coach Andy Reid on Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Reid had been headed into the fifth and final year of his contract, signed in 2013. "My family and I have been very pleased by the success the franchise has sustained..." June 22

  • Kansas City Chiefs and General Manager John Dorsey part ways effective immediately

    KMBC "The Kansas City Chiefs have announced the team and General Manager John Dorsey have agreed to part ways - effective immediately. “I notified John that we would not be extending his contract beyond the 2017 season, and after consideration, we felt it was in his best interests and the best..." June 22

  • Jeremy Maclin played with torn groin, was disappointed Chiefs told him of release via voicemail

    ESPN "Jeremy Maclin was surprised by how the Kansas City Chiefs told him he was being released, a move that came after a season in which he played through an injury for most of it. The veteran wide receiver told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on his Know Them From Adam podcast that he played most of..." June 22

  • New study: Cowboys have best fans, Chiefs fans are the worst

    Sportsnaut "According to a new study by Emory University, which compiled its annual NFL Fandom Report for 2017, the Dallas Cowboys have the best fans. That probably comes as little surprise considering the Cowboys are nicknamed “America’s Team.” Not surprisingly the New England Patriots come in second..." June 21

  • Ryan O’Callaghan: NFL teams would accept a gay player

    Pro Football Talk "Former Patriots and Chiefs offensive lineman Ryan O’Callaghan didn’t come out when he was an active player. But he’s sure that if a player does, he’ll be accepted. O’Callaghan, who revealed this week that he’s gay, said on the Dan Patrick Show that he has no doubt that in this day and age, gay..." June 21

  • Jeremy Maclin reveals he played through torn groin in 2016

    Larry Brown Sports "Jeremy Maclin was surprisingly released by the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this month, though the veteran wide receiver was coming off the worst statistical season of his career. How big of a role did his groin injury play in that? A very significant one, it would seem. Maclin missed four..." June 21

  • Former Patriots and Chiefs tackle Ryan O’Callaghan comes out as gay "Ryan O’Callaghan’s plan was always to play football and then, when his career was over, kill himself. Growing up in Redding, Calif., he didn’t see any other option. From a deep red corner of a blue state, the conflicted young man had decided in high school that he would never — could never —..." June 20

  • Chiefs announce training camp schedule; first workout July 28 includes autograph session

    Kansas City Star "The Chiefs announced their schedule for training camp on Friday, a slate of workouts that begin on July 28 in St. Joseph, Mo. The camp will be back at Missouri Western State University this year. Most sessions will be open to the public and admission most days is free of charge. Exceptions..." June 18

  • Chiefs make roster moves, including signing Donald Hawkins

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs signed offensive tackle Donald Hawkins and cornerback Trevon Hartfield. To make room, they released offensive lineman Corin Brooks and cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste. Hawkins, 25, worked out with the Chiefs during their three-day minicamp this week. The former University of Texas..." June 17

  • Several Chiefs will be testing out a new, potentially safer, helmet in training camp

    Kansas City Star "When the Chiefs brought out a new, state-of-the-art football helmet by Vicis this offseason, receiver Chris Conley saw it and had one thought. “Whenever they bring something new and shiny in, I’m like ‘Can I get one?’” Conley said with a laugh. “I’m like, ‘It’s a new helmet, I just cut my hair,..." June 17

  • Chiefs punter predicts Goodell will “be on our side” in game at New England

    Pro Football Talk "The 2017 regular season will begin what the Chiefs visiting the Patriots. That game will include Commissioner Roger Goodell visiting New England. For now, Goodell is visiting Kansas City. And during a Friday fan event at Arrowhead Stadium, Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt made a prediction for the..." June 16

  • Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes focusing on learning, consistency during minicamp

    Kansas City Star "Chiefs rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes believes he’s shown consistent improvement since organized team activities began a couple weeks ago. After the Chiefs traded their 2018 first-round pick and moved up 17 spots to draft Mahomes with the 10th overall selection, experts marveled about his..." June 15

  • Jeremy Maclin was upset, shocked that he learned of his Chiefs release by voicemail

    Pro Football Talk "New Ravens receiver Jeremy Maclin joined PFT Live for a Skype interview on Thursday, immediately after the last offseason practice ended. And the discussion included some eye-opening details regarding the manner in which Maclin’s tenure with the Chiefs ended, 13 days ago. If you were surprised..." June 15

  • Chiefs’ Santos leads ‘I believe’ chant, then meets Sporting KC’s Brazilians

    Kansas City Star "After enduring two weeks of offseason practice, Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos needed a break from the football field. So he spent his day off Saturday returning to his first, true passion — soccer. Santos, who grew up playing soccer like most Brazilians, attended Sporting Kansas City’s 1-1 draw..." June 12

  • Jeremy Maclin signs two-year deal with Baltimore Ravens "Jeremy Maclin has found his new NFL home. The veteran wide receiver signed a two-year with the Baltimore Ravens, the team announced Monday. The agreement comes after Maclin visited with the team Thursday following a meeting with the Bills earlier in the week. In addition to the Ravens and..." June 12

  • Chiefs need Tyreek Hill to be more Steve Smith than Devin Hester at receiver

    Kansas City Star "NFL coaches hate to compare players. Even the Chiefs’ Andy Reid, who is pretty affable compared to his peers, will grumpily dismiss any prompts to do so. So when Dave Toub says he sees some Devin Hester in Tyreek Hill, that’s an enormous compliment. And a gutsy one. But if anyone has the clout..." June 11

  • Chiefs’ Daniel Sorensen doesn’t expect much to change at mandatory minicamp

    Kansas City Star "Over the past few weeks, most of the Chiefs have been at the team’s training facility near Arrowhead Stadium for voluntary practices called organized team activities. On Tuesday, the entire team is required to report for a three-day mandatory minicamp. Defensive stars Eric Berry, Marcus..." June 10

  • Some Chiefs WRs need to overachieve, as their position coach once did

    ESPN "When he sees the group of wide receivers he coaches for the Kansas City Chiefs, Greg Lewis undoubtedly sees some of himself, seven years removed. Lewis went undrafted out of college at Illinois in 2003 but carved out an eight-season career as a receiver, mostly for the Philadelphia Eagles, where..." June 09

  • Chiefs add Cam Thomas to defensive line

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs closed out last week by releasing wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, which was a much splashier move than any of the ones they made this Friday. The team announced four moves with the signing of defensive tackle Cam Thomas standing as the headliner. Thomas had 15 tackles and a sack..." June 09

  • Tyreek Hill to see bigger role on offense, smaller role on special teams

    Pro Football Talk "Tyreek Hill burst onto the scene in Kansas City last season as a jack of all trades who was a threat to score as a receiver, running back, punt returner or kickoff returner. This year his role will be a little different. After the Chiefs cut Jeremy Maclin, Hill is expected to be their No. 1..." June 09

  • With Maclin gone, Chris Conley assumes leadership role for young Chiefs receivers

    Kansas City Star "Shortly after he was informed about his surprising release from the Chiefs on Friday, Jeremy Maclin dialed up fellow receiver Chris Conley and dispensed one last important instruction. “That we needed to take the things he’s taught us and move forward with it,” Conley said. “I told him ‘Thank..." June 08

  • Patrick Mahomes “exactly” where he should be in development

    Pro Football Talk "Patrick Mahomes’ head is spinning as the Chiefs’ offseason winds down. Everything is new for the first-round pick who ran the spread system at Texas Tech. But Mahomes has time to remake himself as the Chiefs’ plan for him is to sit, watch and learn behind Alex Smith and Tyler Bray. “Right..." June 08

  • Eagles not interested in Jeremy Maclin “at this time”

    Pro Football Talk "Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin’s former Eagles teammate LeSean McCoy has been recruiting Maclin to join him in Buffalo, but Eagles coach Doug Pederson won’t be doing the same in hopes of a return to Philadelphia. Pederson, who coached Maclin in Philly and Kansas City, said on Thursday that the..." June 08

  • Salary conflict could keep Jeremy Maclin from signing with Bills

    Yardbarker "Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin surprisingly wound up a free agent on June 2. It did not take long for a receiver-needy Buffalo Bills to reach out to host Maclin for a visit. Though, according to a report by, it is speculated that a salary conflict could be the reason that Maclin left New..." June 08

  • Ex-NFL running back Darrin Reaves arrested on felony charges

    USA Today "Police in Illinois arrested former NFL and University of Alabama-Birmingham running back Darrin Reaves after a confrontation at a woman’s residence earlier this week, according to police and courts records. Reaves, 24, allegedly blocked the doorway to prevent the woman from leaving a room and..." June 08

  • Players' union believes language in many rookie deals violates CBA

    ESPN "The NFL Players Association has identified language in about 160 of this year's rookie contracts that it believes violates the collective bargaining agreement and is considering filing grievances to have the deals voided. "The union has undergone a comprehensive review of rookie contracts and..." June 07

  • Chiefs sign Tanoh Kpassagnon

    Fanrag Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs got to work in locking up defensive end Tanoh Kpassagnon on Tuesday as the club signed the second-round pick to his rookie deal. Kpassagnon was Kansas City’s second-round selection at pick No. 59. He was one of the FCS darlings during the latest draft process, playing his..." June 06

  • With Jeremy Maclin gone, which wide receiver will lead Chiefs in catches?

    ESPN "In light of Jeremy Maclin's release, it’s a good time to look at which wide receiver might lead the Kansas City Chiefs in catches next season. Maclin, who caught a career-high 87 passes for the Chiefs in 2015 before slumping last season (44 catches), was the obvious choice until Friday. That’s..." June 06

  • ‘4-5 serious contenders’ to land Jeremy Maclin

    Sportsnaut "Free agent wide receiver Jeremy Maclin will reportedly have his pick between four and five “serious contenders” interested in his services. The Buffalo Bills, already in preliminary talks with Maclin, are said to be tempting for him as well. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo followed up on Sal..." June 06

  • Who will lead Chiefs in rushing: Spencer Ware or Kareem Hunt?

    ESPN "It’s premature with the Kansas City Chiefs only halfway through offseason practice to be making a prediction about which back will lead the team in rushing this season. The Chiefs won’t start working in any significant way on the running game until training camp, which unlike spring OTAs can for..." June 05

  • Chiefs sign third-rounder Kareem Hunt

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs aren’t going to shock anyone with this transaction. Via Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star, the Chiefs have signed third-round running back Kareem Hunt. Hunt could quickly earn a role in the Chiefs backfield after the release of Jamaal Charles, and could pair with Spencer Ware..." June 05

  • Even Alex Smith says he's 'shocked' by the Chiefs' decision to cut Jeremy Maclin

    CBS Sports "We weren't the only ones shocked by the Chiefs' decision to cut Jeremy Maclin on Friday night. So was the team's starting quarterback. On Saturday, Alex Smith reflected on the roster move. It shouldn't necessarily come as a surprise to learn that Smith isn't exactly happy with the team's..." June 04

  • Ravens make sense for Jeremy Maclin, if they have the cap space

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs’ surprising decision to cut receiver Jeremy Maclin on Friday instantly makes Maclin the most attractive free agent on the market, a player who will have multiple offers. One of those offers will surely come from Baltimore. The Ravens were already in need of a receiver after losing..." June 03

  • Kansas City Chiefs release Jeremy Maclin; will Eagles be interested?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Kansas City Chiefs made a surprising move on Friday night, releasing wide receiver Jeremy Maclin. The move will save the Chiefs $10 million in salary cap space this season. Maclin, 29-years old, finished last season with 44 catches for 536 yards and two touchdowns. Will the Eagles..." June 03

  • Could the Detroit Lions make a run at signing Jeremy Maclin?

    Michigan Live "The first major surprise post-draft cut hit the NFL on Friday when the Kansas City Chiefs parted with Jeremy Maclin. A team hungry for the playoffs cut a 29-year-old wide receiver who was by far their most talented and developed option, all to save $10 million. Jeremy Maclin Jeremy Maclin..." June 03

  • Potential landing spots for Jeremy Maclin "Now that we've had time to digest Kansas City's Friday evening release of Jeremy Maclin, it's time to project where the veteran could be headed. At 29 years old, one would think he's got at least a couple more years of effective football left in him. As we detailed Friday, his stats did see a..." June 03

  • Is The NFLPA Still Preparing For A Lockout?

    Pro Football Rumors "We learned back in May that the NFLPA’s board of representatives had approved a plan that would set aside millions of dollars into a “work-stoppage fund,” allowing the players to make some money if an NFL season is cancelled or delayed. Now, it sounds like the Players Association wants the..." June 03

  • The NFL will allow liquor ads during their games this year

    The Comeback "You’re about to start seeing liquor ads during NFL games this season. According to the Wall Street Journal, the NFL has relented on allowing liquor ads during games, though the total spots will be limited to just four per game and two during pre and postgame shows. The NFL said it will accept..." June 03

  • Jeremy Maclin sends message to Chiefs fans, and many are upset he’s gone

    Kansas City Star "Former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin* didn’t take long to say goodbye to fans after he learned of his release on Friday. *Didn’t expect to type those words today Maclin tweeted a message to Chiefs fans and he seemed surprised by the move. He wrote on Twitter: “Crazy business..." June 03

  • Chiefs took a risk by cutting Jeremy Maclin after five OTAs

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s adoption of the ability to cut players in March with a post-June 1 designation was aimed in part at allowing teams to move on from a big cash and cap number without being required to let the player risk injury during offseason workouts. The Chiefs assumed that risk anyway with receiver..." June 03

  • Chiefs tried to trade Maclin before release, didn't seek pay cut

    Pro Football Rumors "The Chiefs “dabbled” in trade negotiations to evaluate interest in wide receiver Jeremy Maclin before releasing him, according to Mike Garafolo of (Twitter link). That Kansas City wasn’t able to find any takers is rather unsurprising, as any club that acquired Maclin would have been..." June 03

  • Jeremy Maclin released by Chiefs; team saves $10M against cap

    ESPN "The Kansas City Chiefs announced Friday they have released wide receiver Jeremy Maclin. The move, which came after the Chiefs wrapped up the second week of voluntary workouts, saves them $10 million in salary cap space because Maclin was cut after June 1; they had just $3.5 million available..." June 03

  • Chiefs sign Orson Charles, Damariay Drew

    Pro Football Talk "The Kansas City Chiefs signed tight end Orson Charles and defensive back Damariay Drew on Thursday. Charles was a fourth round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2012. He appeared in 29 games with the Bengals over the next two seasons, catching just nine passes for 109 yards before being..." June 02

  • Andy Reid bristles a bit at questions about absent players

    Pro Football Talk "A trio of big-name Chiefs defensive players have been staying away from offseason workouts. They’ve been joined by another. Linebacker Dee Ford, a pass rusher who had 10 sacks last year and is eligible for a new contract, has been away. On Thursday, coach Andy Reid was asked about his absence...." June 02

  • The education of Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes continues on and off the field

    Kansas City Star "The two-minute drill is easily the most interesting part of any Chiefs offseason practice. The pace is fast, the players are into it, and more often than not, big plays are made — especially if the offense isn’t sharp. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes learned this the hard way on Wednesday,..." June 01

  • Patrick Mahomes thinks he may not be that far away from NFL ready

    Larry Brown Sports "Kansas City Chiefs rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes is feeling pretty good after starting OTAs. So good, in fact, that he is beginning to wonder just how far away from being NFL ready he really is. “I don’t know if I’m that far away, it’s more about me continuing to work and keep getting..." June 01

  • John Clayton cracks joke after being laid off by ESPN

    Sportsnaut "With ESPN since 1995, long-time NFL reporter John Clayton received news that he was the latest victim of layoffs from the sports leader. It’s just the latest example of ESPN cutting its budget as a way to make up for sagging ratings and profits. In confirming the news on Wednesday, the..." May 31

  • NFLPA wants players to start saving money in advance of next work stoppage

    Pro Football Talk "It’s already been six years since the last NFL work stoppage. Which means that it’s only four years until, possibly, the next one. The NFL Players Association wants its players to be ready for it then by saving money now. “We wound up in a situation where unfortunately [savings] didn’t..." May 31

  • 11 recent NFL Draft picks on the verge of becoming busts

    Fox Sports "Every year, a handful of players taken in the first round turn out to be busts. It’s a disappointing trend in the NFL, but it’s the harsh reality teams and players have to face. There are a number of guys taken in recent drafts who are on the verge of becoming draft busts. Whether it’s due to..." May 31