Chiefs Rumors & News

  • Chiefs wanted to see Kareem Hunt with the first team

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs gave running back Spencer Ware the first carry of their game against the Bengals on Saturday night, but that would be it for Ware in terms of touching the ball in the team’s second preseason game. Third-round pick Kareem Hunt stepped in from there and got a heavy dose of work with..." August 20

  • Report: Chiefs Have No Intention of Trading Alex Smith

    12 Up "​Alex Smith has had an unlucky NFL career, to say the least. After getting injured in San Francisco, he lost his starting job to Colin Kaepernick, and now in Kansas City, he might lose it again. Talks of the rookie Patrick Mahomes taking Smith's starting spot were spurred by the first-round..." August 18

  • Patrick Mahomes pushing Alex Smith ‘to be more aggressive’

    Sportsnaut "The quarterback situation in Kansas City heated up when the Chiefs drafted Patrick Mahomes 10th overall in April. So far, it seems Mahomes is having a positive impact on veteran Alex Smith, according to observations made at the Chiefs training camp. “Sticking with the quarterbacks, I must..." August 17

  • Alex Smith’s agent isn’t worried about him finding another home, eventually

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs are slowly nudging rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes up the line. But the agent for veteran starter Alex Smith said he’s not worried about the day when Mahomes reaches the front. Tom Condon told Pete Sweeney of “The Fuzzcast” podcast that he’s not worried about how Smith would..." August 17

  • Alex Smith: 'Crazy' that Kaepernick's still unsigned

    Bleacher Report "Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith is among those surprised to still see Colin Kaepernick available in free agency this offseason. "When I was there, he was playing at a really, really high level," Smith said Wednesday, according to Jeff Fedotin of Yahoo Sports. "Crazy to think that..." August 17

  • Could Chiefs QB Alex Smith be trade bait to a contender?

    Fanrag Sports "No one believed the Philadelphia Eagles could get a first-round pick for Sam Bradford until the Minnesota Vikings lost Teddy Bridgewater to a brutal leg injury. Minnesota believed it had a contending team, one that was a quarterback away from competing for a Super Bowl title, and made an..." August 14

  • Chiefs already promoting Patrick Mahomes to seond team

    Sportsnaut "Rookie first-round pick Patrick Mahomes took the field following Alex Smith and Tyler Bray for the Kansas City Chiefs in his preseason debut on Friday. The Texas Tech product would then go on to impress onlookers against the San Francisco 49ers, completing 7-of-9 passes for 49 yards and a..." August 13

  • Roger Goodell in favor of shortening preseason to 3 games

    WEEI Boston "Every football fan would agree, the NFL preseason is very boring, and it appears NFL commissioner Roger Goodell would agree. “When I go around to fans, that’s maybe the No. 1 thing I hear,” Goodell said, via Bob Glauber of Newsday. “The NFL should do things to the highest possible standards...." August 10

  • NFL To Hire Full Time Officials For First Time In League History

    Real GM Football "For the first time in NFL history, the league will have 21 to 24 full-time officials. Under the plan, each of the seven field officiating positions will be represented, with no more than five coming from one position. The full-time officials will come from the current roster of 124 game..." August 09

  • Former Chiefs, Chargers cornerback Brandon Flowers retires

    USA Today "Brandon Flowers, unable to find a spot on an NFL roster this offseason, announced his retirement from football over an Instagram post Tuesday. The 31-year old cornerback, a Pro Bowler in 2013, was released from the Chargers in March after a three-year stint. He also played six seasons with the..." August 08

  • Chiefs hoping to refine Tyreek Hill’s role in offense

    Pro Football Talk "Tyreek Hill surprised the Chiefs, and a lot of people, with everything he was able to do last year. So this year, they’re going to ask him to do a little less. Via Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star, the Chiefs are trying to streamline things a bit for Hill, making him more of a featured..." August 07

  • Travis Kelce misses practice with swelling in his knee

    Pro Football Talk "Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce missed practice Friday because of swelling in his knee. Chiefs coach Andy Reid, though, was unconcerned. Reid said Kelce has dealt with swelling and soreness in his right knee since undergoing microfracture surgery as a rookie. But in the past three seasons, Kelce..." August 05

  • Chiefs G.M. Brett Veach: I have final say, but I collaborate with Andy Reid

    Pro Football Talk "New Chiefs General Manager Brett Veach says his job gives him, not coach Andy Reid, final say over personnel decisions. But Veach, who was promoted to G.M. last month after the surprise firing of John Dorsey, says he and Reid are on the same page. Veach said this morning on PFT Live that he and..." August 04

  • Chiefs sign Roy Miller

    Pro Football Talk "There’s a new addition to the defensive line in Kansas City. The Chiefs announced on Wednesday that they have signed defensive tackle Roy Miller as a free agent. Miller, who was released by the Jaguars in March, recently spent time with the Bills and Dolphins in his search for a job. Miller..." August 02

  • Chiefs putting emphasis on improving run game during training camp

    Kansas City Star "The Chiefs ran a series of short-yardage drills during Monday’s training camp session, offering a glimpse of what the team hopes will be an area of improvement this season. Kansas City ranked 22nd in rushing attempts on first down (86) and 26th in first-down completion rate (20.9 percent) last..." August 01

  • Chiefs sign two wide receivers

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs added a couple of wide receivers to their roster on Monday. The team announced that they have signed Corey Washington and Robert Wheelwright to the mix at wideout. Wide receiver Antwan Goodley and tight end Emanuel Byrd were waived to make room for the newcomers. Washington has..." August 01

  • New Chiefs linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis excited to get to work with new team

    Kansas City Star "On Thursday night, Kevin Pierre-Louis went to sleep expecting to have two more days before the Seattle Seahawks opened training camp on Sunday afternoon, but then at 6:30 a.m., the phone rang. Pierre-Louis was notified he had been traded to the Kansas City Chiefs. “I was definitely..." July 30

  • With a fake mullet, leather vest and jorts, Chiefs Anthony Sherman reports for camp

    Kansas City Star "Anthony Sherman is not your typical NFL player. Since being traded to the Chiefs from the Arizona Cardinals in 2013, Sherman has become famous in Kansas City for the outfits he dons on move-in day. “I just want to be kind of funny and lighten up everyone’s mood before we start the hard times..." July 28

  • Chiefs Place OLB Tamba Hali On PUP List

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Kansas City Chiefs have placed OLB Tamba Hali on the PUP list on Friday and added Isaiah Battle, Dadi Nicolas, Parker Ehinger and Chris Jones to the non-football injury list. The Chiefs can activate Hali at any time from the list once he’s healthy and ready to practice. Hali recently..." July 28

  • Report: NFL To Walk Away From Deal To Fund Concussion Research With $16 Million Unpaid

    Deadspin "The NFL has given the National Institutes of Health less than half of the $30 million they promised for concussion research five years ago, and after repeatedly trying to influence how their “unrestricted gift” was used, the league is letting their agreement expire with no plans to finish paying..." July 28

  • Chiefs, Seahawks swap linebackers

    Pro Football Talk "The Seahawks and Chiefs made a trade on Friday involving a pair of linebackers. The Seahawks are sending Kevin Pierre-Louis to Kansas City and they will receive D.J. Alexander in return. Pierre-Louis was a fourth-round pick in 2014 and has played 34 games while making one start over his..." July 28

  • Chiefs Sign OT Bryan Witzmann To Extension

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Kansas City Chiefs announced Thursday that they’ve signed OT Bryan Witzmann to a contract extension. Witzmann, 27, originally signed on with the Texans as an undrafted free agent out of South Dakota State back in 2014. He lasted just over a year in Houston before signing on to the Saints’..." July 27

  • Rob Gronkowski, Julio Jones top pass-catchers in 'Madden NFL 18'

    Sporting News "Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski finished last year's reign as the "Madden" cover athlete rated 99 overall, despite an injury that cut his season short. For "Madden NFL 18," he'll begin at 98. Gronkowski is the highest-rated tight end in the game, with Travis Kelce, Jimmy Graham, and Delanie..." July 27

  • Chiefs owner Clark Hunt says he'd have 'no hesitation' in signing Colin Kaepernick

    USA Today "Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said he would have “no hesitation” in signing embattled quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has yet to sign with a team following a season in which he kneeled during national anthems to advocate against police brutality and racial injustice. Ironically, Chiefs..." July 27

  • Congress demands NFL pays $18 million bill

    Sportsnaut "The NFL still owes $18 million on a five-year agreement with the National Institutes of Health stemming from a concussion research program conducted by the two organizations. Back in 2012, the NFL announced that it would be handing NIH $30 million to help the Institutes study the long-term..." July 27

  • Tamba Hali explains Twitter rant: I just wanted to win

    NFL.com "After airing his grievances via Twitter over the weekend, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali switched social media gears Tuesday to Facebook Live in an effort to diffuse the situation. The twelfth-year veteran, a respected team leader, originally spoke out about his role with the club,..." July 26

  • CTE found in 99% of studied brains from deceased NFL players

    CNN "Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE, was found in 99% of deceased NFL players' brains that were donated to scientific research, according to a study published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA. The neurodegenerative brain disease can be found in individuals who have been exposed to..." July 25

  • Michael Vick working as coaching intern for Andy Reid, Chiefs

    Larry Brown Sports "Michael Vick said after he announced his retirement from football that he wants to get into coaching, and Andy Reid is giving him an opportunity to get started on that goal. As ESPN’s Adam Schefter noted, Vick is working this summer as a coaching intern for Andy Reid and the Kansas City..." July 25

  • Chiefs DL Chris Jones will start on PUP after knee surgery

    Pro Football Talk "Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list, according to Chiefs head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder, via Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star. Jones, who made 11 starts and had 28 tackles and two sacks last season, had arthroscopic..." July 24

  • Tamba Hali angry at lack of playing time in the playoffs

    Pro Football Talk "In the Chiefs’ playoff loss to the Steelers, defensive end Tamba Hali barely played: His seven snaps against Pittsburgh were by far his fewest in any game of the 2016 season. Anger at that lack of playing time has apparently been simmering all offseason, and today Hali went off. In a series of..." July 22

  • First-round pick Patrick Mahomes signs contract with Chiefs

    Kansas City Star "The Chiefs on Thursday signed their first-round draft pick, quarterback Patrick Mahomes II. A source with knowledge of the situation said the four-year rookie contract is worth $16.4 million, with a $10 million signing bonus and a fifth-year option. Mahomes, who played collegiately at Texas..." July 21

  • Parole board member bragged about plan to wear Chiefs tie on radio show Monday

    USA Today "O.J. Simpson’s parole board hearing had its share of strange moments. One friend was wearing a Heisman shirt, and a Parole Board member was wearing a Kansas City Chiefs tie while ruling on a former NFL player’s parole hearing. Sports fans took notice to the tie, but this was a calculated..." July 21

  • ESPN Has Finally Set An Official End Date For ‘Mike And Mike’

    Uproxx "When ESPN announced their new television programming lineup for 2018 would include a solo show for Mike Greenberg, fans of ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike knew the end of the show was near. The two made the official announcement of their impending breakup back in May, but even then it was a brief note..." July 17

  • Chiefs’ Cairo Santos took practice kicks at Daytona Speedway

    Kansas City Star "No matter how well the Chiefs’ season goes this fall, kicker Cairo Santos won’t be spending time in a stadium bigger than the one he was in Tuesday. Santos and Chiefs long snapper James Winchester took part in a workout at Daytona International Speedway, which seats 101,500. The Chiefs..." July 14

  • Former Chiefs OL Kevin Sampson arrested in Oklahoma

    The Oklahoman "A former NFL player in possession of over a pound of marijuana and a stolen shotgun was arrested Monday outside a gas station, officials say. Kevin Michael Sampson, 36, was arrested around 10 p.m. Monday outside a Valero gas station at 2506 S Country Club Road on complaints of possession of..." July 14

  • Britney Spears' team plans to get back to the Super Bowl

    New York Daily News "Oops, she wants to do it again. Britney Spears’ associates have had “secret discussions” with television and advertising execs tied to Super Bowl LII, according to a source close to the situation. The game will take place Feb. 4 in Minneapolis. “Britney has made it clear to her team that it..." July 12

  • Fritz Pollard Alliance comfortable with Chiefs’ GM search

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs complied with the Rooney Rule in their search for a new General Manager, although the names of the minority candidates they interviewed were never released. John Wooten, the chairman of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, said he was in contact with the Chiefs during their search and was..." July 11

  • Veach hire sensible, but Chiefs’ silence on GM turnover raises questions

    Kansas City Star "In and of itself, anyway, the Chiefs made a logical, smart and presumably safe move promoting to Brett Veach to general manager. Most recently as co-director of player personnel, Veach has been in the mortar of their turnaround the last four years under coach Andy Reid and GM predecessor John..." July 11

  • Chiefs reportedly set to hire Brett Veach as their new general manager

    CBS Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs have found their next general manager. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero, the Chiefs are set to hire Brett Veach to fill the role that was made available when they fired John Dorsey in June. Before landing the GM job, Veach was the Chiefs'..." July 10

  • Marcus Peters: Chiefs will ‘beat the dog — out of’ Marshawn Lynch

    San Jose Mercury News "Marshawn Lynch has already said that he’ll have the whole Town — that being Oakland — “riding with me” when he hits the field at the Coliseum this year. But that also extends to the brotherhood of Oakland natives playing in the NFL. “For Shawn to finish off this last little stretch of his..." July 10

  • Raiders' 2nd-round pick Melifonwu confident defense can stop Chiefs

    NFL.com "Despite the 2016 rise of the Raiders, the Chiefs quietly won the AFC West last season and beat Oakland twice in the process. In each win the Chiefs put up at least 300 yards. Coming off a bye on Oct. 16, they topped 400 yards of total offense, logged 22 first downs and didn't turn the ball over..." July 10

  • Brett Veach, Chiefs’ top internal GM candidate, made early impression on Andy Reid

    Kansas City Star "Ten summers ago, Andy Reid offered a not-yet-30-year-old a full-time NFL position with the Philadelphia Eagles. Brett Veach had to think about it. He had a prior commitment: supervisor of intercollegiate athletics events at the University of Delaware. “I remember he came to me seeking advice..." July 09

  • Chiefs waive safety Marqueston Huff

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs waived safety Marqueston Huff with a non-football injury designation. Huff, 25, was a fourth-round pick of the Titans in 2014. In three seasons, he has played in 41 games, with one start, making 23 tackles, one interception and one sack. The Titans released Huff during the final..." July 07

  • How does the Alex Smith trade look now?

    San Francisco Gate "Former 49ers quarterback Alex Smith is perched at no. 81 on NFL network’s list of the top 100 NFL players. That may not seem all that high, but consider this: No 49er cracked the top 100 players this year in the poll voted on by…the players. It makes you wonder about the trade of Smith in 2013...." July 07

  • Chiefs bring back Josh Mauga, sign Steven TerrelYeah

    Pro Football Talk "Linebacker Josh Mauga started 30 games for the Chiefs in 2014 and 2015, but missed all of last season after hurting his hip during training camp. He’ll have another chance to contribute to their defense this year. Mauga’s agent Michael Hoffman announced on Thursday that his client has re-signed..." July 06

  • Chiefs implement season-long game pass

    Pro Football Talk "As teams try to fill stadiums in the days since the death of the shell-game threat known as the local TV blackout, creativity is becoming a requirement. In Kansas City, the Chiefs have adopted a season-long game pass, which guarantees customers a ticket to each of the 10 preseason and..." July 05

  • Andy Reid ‘had little to no role’ in GM search

    Sportsnaut "Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid reportedly didn’t have much say about the team’s next general manager after John Dorsey’s exit. It was kind of a surprise that the team waited until after the draft and the bulk of free agency to let Dorsey go. But Reid not having a seat at the table..." July 05

  • Chiefs Could Promote Brett Veach To GM Before Training Camp?

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that it wouldn’t be a surprise if the Chiefs promoted Brett Veach to GM before the start of training camp in the next few weeks. This is based on what La Canfora has heard regarding the Chiefs’ GM search. All indications have been that Veach is the guy to..." July 04

  • Sam Mellinger: Chiefs owner Clark Hunt showing a ruthless side his silence often hides

    Kansas City Star "The image of Clark Hunt that’s easiest to the mind is an ultra-conservative, methodical, and smart man trying to move through the impossible legacy and expectations that come with being his father’s son. There is truth in all of that, but it’s best seen through a specific lens, an angle that’s..." July 02

  • Alex Smith is No. 4 in ESPN’s ranking of Chiefs’ all-time quarterbacks

    Kansas City Star "ESPN recently published the results of a fun project: picking the franchise quarterback for all 32 NFL teams. For some of the teams, the question is obvious. For example, the New England Patriots. For others, like the Green Bay Packers, the choice is not so clear. How about the Chiefs? It’s..." June 30

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