Chiefs Rumors & News

  • Sunday’s date with the Giants begins a very easy late-season schedule for the Chiefs

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs have lost three of their last four games after starting the season 5-0, but there’s good news in Kansas City: The schedule is ridiculously easy the rest of the way. On Sunday the Chiefs play the 1-8 Giants, and the schedule is only a little bit harder after that: The Chiefs’ next..." November 18

  • Chiefs’ Marcus Peters to distribute turkeys to needy families in KC

    Kansas City Star "Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters will be giving away 250 turkeys — plus sides — to those in need in advance of Thanksgiving. Peters, who is working in conjunction with his Oakland-based Fam 1st Family Foundation, will be distributing the turkeys from 12-3 p.m. Monday at the Gregg/Klice Community..." November 18

  • Tamba Hali, Dee Ford out for Chiefs

    Pro Football Talk "Linebacker Tamba Hali made his first appearance of the 2017 season when the Chiefs faced the Cowboys in Week Nine, but he’ll have to wait at least one more week before making appearance No. 2. Hali was ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Giants because of the knee issues that kept him on the..." November 17

  • Players to Goodell: We'd like a jet, lifetime insurance and $50 million, too

    ESPN "ESPN reported Sunday that commissioner Roger Goodell had asked for a salary of $49.5 million a year, lifetime use of a private jet and lifetime health insurance for his family in negotiations for a contract extension. Here’s how NFL players are reacting to Goodell’s reported demands: Oakland..." November 16

  • Chiefs explored adding Martellus Bennett before Patriots claimed him

    Kansas City Star "It’s been a whirlwind week for veteran tight end Martellus Bennett, who was waived by the Green Bay Packers on Wednesday and immediately claimed by the New England Patriots, for whom he caught three passes for 38 yards in a 41-16 win over the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Did the Chiefs, who love..." November 15

  • Papa John's tweets apology for being 'divisive' when ripping NFL

    USA Today "A couple weeks after CEO John Schnatter blamed the NFL for sagging pizza sales, Papa John's is trying to tone down the vitriol. Tuesday, the company apologized, said it supports players' protests and denounced neo-nazis, via its Twitter account On the company's earnings call earlier this..." November 15

  • For Chiefs’ Kareem Hunt, giving back pays forward the help he received

    Kansas City Star "On a day he might otherwise be fighting for extra yards, Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt was going the extra mile for kids. The team’s open week provided Hunt an opportunity to help youth football players buy equipment at Academy Sports and Outdoors in Overland Park on Sunday. He went from..." November 13

  • Chiefs sign Cam Thomas to take Roy Miller’s roster spot

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs moved quickly to replace Roy Miller on the roster, signing veteran defensive tackle Cam Thomas on Monday, Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star reported. The Chiefs released Miller on Monday, two days after his arrest on domestic battery charges. Thomas, 30, spent the offseason..." November 13

  • Roy Miller’s wife accused him of pulling hair out, in front of kids

    Kansas City Star "The wife of Chiefs defensive tackle Roy Miller told police he grabbed her hair and shoved her, leading to his arrest early Saturday morning, according to a Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office report. Miller, 30, is being investigated for domestic battery by the state attorney’s office in Florida. He..." November 13

  • Chiefs look to hit ground running after bye week

    The Topeka Capital-Journal "If running the ball and playing defense is a recipe for success, the Kansas City Chiefs will have to improve greatly in the second half of the season. While the Chiefs (6-3) started the year fairly strong in both those areas, each has taken a step back over the past month. But the Chiefs..." November 12

  • Chiefs' Roy Miller arrested in Jacksonville on battery charge

    ESPN "Kansas City Chiefs nose tackle Roy Miller was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with domestic battery. According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Department of Corrections, Miller was booked into the Duval County Jail at 4:53 a.m. ET. He is scheduled to have a first appearance in..." November 11

  • NFL: Owners voted unanimously to extend Goodell’s contract in May

    Pro Football Talk "Perhaps the most important point regarding the ongoing effort by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to block the extension of Commissioner Roger Goodell relates to a decision that all 32 owners made in May, including Jones. “I’d say that, on the issue of extending the Commissioner’s contract that in the..." November 09

  • Marcus Peters almost burnt Marshawn Lynch's house down

    CBS Sports "Marshawn Lynch didn't need a show called "No Script" to describe his life, but he's gifted it to us anyway. The incomparable Oakland Raiders running back was seen in October on his Bleacher Report special doing things like driving a tank, poking fun at a scientist and pranking the show's..." November 09

  • Roger Goodell “Furious” Over Contract Delay

    Pro Football Rumors "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is reportedly “furious” over the league’s insistence that he accept a contract that includes performance-based incentives that could still allow him to reach his prior salaries, according to Don Van Natta Jr. and Seth Wickersham of A potential Goodell..." November 09

  • Roger Goodell: NFL fans don’t come to stadiums ‘to be protested to’

    Sportress of Blogitude "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell perhaps made his strongest remarks regarding the league’s national anthem protest controversy by stating, “People come to our stadiums to be entertained and have fun, not to be protested to.” Goodell was a speaker at Bloomberg’s The Year Ahead Summit in New York..." November 08

  • NFL TV numbers decline infecting ESPN's 'Sunday NFL Countdown,' other pregame shows

    Sporting News "Sunday NFL pregame shows are known for their hearty laughter. But there has been little to guffaw about this season. The NFL's TV numbers slide has infected long-running pregame shows on ESPN, NBC Sports and CBS Sports. The hardest hit has been ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown" (10 a.m. to 1 p.m...." November 08

  • Bob Costas on the future of football: 'This game destroys people's brains'

    USA Today "As far as longtime sports broadcaster Bob Costas is concerned, the future of football in the United States is clear — and bleak. “The reality is that this game destroys people’s brains," he said Tuesday night. Speaking at a roundtable discussion at the University of Maryland, Costas, who..." November 08

  • Chiefs return to their initial home on Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Whenever the Chiefs and Cowboys get together, it’s a reminder of the early days of the AFL-NFL war that culminated in the merger of the two leagues. In 1960, the AFL launched with a franchise in Dallas. Named the Texans. Red uniforms with white numbers, and an outline of the state of Texas on..." November 05

  • Chiefs’ Derrick Johnson is gaining confidence in surgically-repaired Achilles

    Kansas City Star "When Derrick Johnson turns on the film, he sees the progress in small doses. “It’s being able to shoot a gap and not get hit because I’m a little bit faster,” said the Chiefs’ 34-year-old inside linebacker, who is still working his way back into form following the second Achilles tear of his..." November 05

  • Why the Kansas City Chiefs are the reason David Irving is now a star for the Dallas Cowboys

    Sports Day "David Irving is grateful for the Kansas City Chiefs. If not for the franchise the Cowboys will face Sunday at AT&T Stadium, Dallas' starting defensive tackle doubts he'd be in the NFL. "I look back all the time," Irving said. "It's crazy how it turned out. It's changed my life." After Irving..." November 05

  • Dee Ford out, Tamba Hali active for Chiefs

    Pro Football Talk "Linebacker Tamba Hali returns to the field for the first time since the Chiefs’ playoff loss. He is active after Kansas City activated him Saturday. The Chiefs already had ruled out linebacker Dee Ford and wide receiver Albert Wilson, and Frank Zombo will start in Ford’s spot. Kansas City’s..." November 05

  • Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt has met with Marcus Peters, others, about protests during anthem

    Kansas City Star "A year ago, Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt made it clear that, as an organization, the Chiefs believe players should stand for them anthem. On Sunday, before the Chiefs’ game against the Dallas Cowboys, Hunt reiterated that belief, adding that he’s spoken to to team leadership, including..." November 05

  • Andy Reid doesn’t sound optimistic about Tamba Hali’s chances of playing Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Andy Reid was non-committal regarding linebacker Tamba Hali‘s status for Sunday, but the Chiefs coach didn’t sound optimistic. “He’s literally just knocking the rust off,’’ Reid said, via Adam Teicher of ESPN. “We’re literally taking this day by day and seeing. Let’s just see what..." November 04

  • The disconnect between the 6-2 Chiefs and the fatalism of so many of their fans

    Kansas City Star "You could not find many places more schooled in watching bad teams, or more familiar with the markers of a future disappointment than Kansas City. Just in this century we’ve seen the 2003 Royals blow a seven game lead at the All-Star break. We’ve seen the 2003 Chiefs earn a bye and a home..." November 04

  • Chiefs add LB Tamba Hali to active roster

    ESPN "The Kansas City Chiefs have activated linebacker Tamba Hali from the physically unable to perform list and have added him to the team's active roster, it was announced Saturday. It remains uncertain if Hali, who returned to practice Friday for the first time since the end of last season, will..." November 04

  • Chiefs, Tamba Hali Adjust Contract

    Pro Football Rumors "Tamba Hali is set to return from the PUP list shortly. When he does, he’ll be doing so under a revised contract. The Chiefs outside linebacker will now receive a $250K signing bonus for the 2018 season while also having $1MM of his 2018 salary moved from base pay to a March 1 roster bonus (Twitter..." November 03

  • Marcus Peters fined $12,154 for dunking over goalpost

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL didn’t mind using Marcus Peters‘ celebration for promotional purposes. But they were careful to fine him for it. The Chiefs cornerback was fined $12,154 for unsportsmanlike conduct, after he dunked the football over the goalpost following his fumble return touchdown last week against..." November 03

  • NFL owners called for depositions, cellphone records in Colin Kaepernick collusion case

    ESPN "Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, among others, will be deposed and asked to turn over all cellphone records and emails in relation to the Colin Kaepernick collusion case against the NFL, a league source told ESPN's Adam..." November 03

  • CBS boss Les Moonves: NFL player protests not affecting advertising

    Sporting News "While Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter is blaming “poor leadership” at the NFL, vis a vis player protests during the national anthem, for a decline in the company’s pizza sales, CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves insists there is no evidence of advertiser erosion during broadcasts of the league’s..." November 03

  • Tamba Hali returns to practice a day later than expected

    Pro Football Talk "Better late than never seems to be the headline for Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali this week. Hali was supposed to be back at practice for the Chiefs on Wednesday, but never made it onto the field and coach Andy Reid said after the session that he wasn’t sure “exactly what’s going on” with the..." November 02

  • Chiefs Activating OLB Tamba Hali From PUP List

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Adam Schefter, the Chiefs are activating OLB Tamba Hali (knee) from the PUP list on Wednesday and he will return to the practice field later today. Hali was placed on the PUP list during the preseason and the Chiefs elected to keep him there to open the season, which cost them at..." November 01

  • James Andrew Miller: Why ESPN Could Abandon NFL Football

    The Hollywood Reporter "It’s not outlandish to entertain a previously unthinkable prospect: Might ESPN elect to go without rights to NFL games? ​In a span of less than five years, industry giant ESPN has seen its narrative transformed from that of a mighty colossus into the hard-luck tale of a ragtag warrior. As it..." October 30

  • Why NFL trade deadline does not produce NBA-, MLB-like blockbuster deals

    Sporting News "Every year as the NFL trade deadline nears, we speculate about player trades. And every year, the trade deadline comes and goes with almost no action. To many, it seems odd that the NFL has not embraced trades the way other leagues have. Bad teams in other sports become sellers, and the trade..." October 30

  • Justin Houston is questionable for Monday night

    Pro Football Talk "Though the Chiefs are getting healthy in some areas, they have a new injury issue. Which is actually an old injury issue. Linebacker Justin Houston is questionable for Monday night’s game against the Broncos after missing practice on Saturday and practicing on a limited basis on Thursday and..." October 29

  • Problems with Chiefs’ defense stretch from Sutton to players to injuries

    Kansas City Star "Andy Reid is a master of the news conference, which is what happens when a smart man has been doing the same thing three times a week for 19 years. The Chiefs’ coach is actually hilarious and brilliant, but in front of a microphone he turns all of that off like a spigot. The only goal to say as..." October 28

  • Marcus Peters fined $9,115 for hit on Derek Carr

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch earned a suspension for his role in a scrum last week. Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters drew a fine. Peters, who began the disagreement between the teams with a hit on Derek Carr, was fined $9,115 for unnecessary roughness, via Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. In..." October 27

  • Travis Kelce: Mahomes does “unbelievable” things in practice

    Pro Football Talk "Everyone knows it’s just a matter of time before Patrick Mahomes supplants Alex Smith as the quarterback of the Chiefs. And even though Smith is having one of the best years of his carer, anticipation is building for the debut of Mahomes. Fueling the anticipation? High praise from key offensive..." October 26

  • Chris Christie calls NFL “hypocrisy” on gambling “overwhelming”

    Pro Football Talk "As the NFL paves the way for putting a team in Las Vegas, it continues to push back against the ongoing effort to pave the way for sports wagering in all 50 states. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, whose state’s effort to launch sports wagering sparked the lawsuit that will be resolved by the..." October 25

  • Chiefs To Bring CB Steven Nelson Off IR

    Pro Football Rumors "The Chiefs intend to bring cornerback Steven Nelson off injured reserve, according to Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star (Twitter link), who reports Nelson’s status has been changed to reserve/injured with a designation to return. Nelson suffered a core muscle injury during the summer, but..." October 24

  • Marcus Peters testifies Marshawn Lynch was trying to calm him down

    ESPN "NFL appeals officer James Thrash heard Marshawn Lynch's appeal Monday for his one-game suspension for physical contact with an official, according to sources. A decision is expected Tuesday. Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters spoke on Lynch's behalf during the appeal hearing, which..." October 24

  • Kansas City Chiefs release RB C.J. Spiller, per report

    247 Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs have released running back C.J. Spiller, per a report from Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star. This marks the fourth time the Chiefs have released Spiller. The Chiefs originally signed him to a one-year deal in February, then released him at the end of the preseason in..." October 23

  • President Trump notes players still kneeling during national anthem

    Pro Football Talk "President Trump’s push to keep NFL players who don’t stand during the national anthem a major storyline continued on Monday morning. Players from the Giants, Seahawks and 49ers did not stand for the anthem before Sunday’s games and the President took note of it as well as the fact that the..." October 23

  • Chiefs' Peters to testify for Raiders' Lynch during suspension appeal

    Fanrag Sports "Well, here’s something you don’t see every day. Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters will testify on behalf of Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch during his suspension appeal hearing. Lynch was suspended for one game for shoving a referee during the Raiders’ win over the very..." October 22

  • Reinforcements could soon be on the way for the Chiefs, ‘a pretty good football team’

    Kansas City Star "Consecutive losses to Pittsburgh and Oakland have caused some consternation among Chiefs fans, but Andy Reid has been doing this head coaching thing long enough — 19 years now — to know this: In the NFL, things are never as good — or bad — as you think they are. And thus, it’s easy for the..." October 21

  • Kareem Hunt is first player ever with 100 scrimmage yards in first seven games

    Pro Football Talk "Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt gained 87 yards rushing and 30 yards receiving on Thursday night, putting him in exclusive company in NFL history. Hunt is the only player ever to gain 100 yards from scrimmage in each of his first seven NFL games. He was already the first player ever to gain 100..." October 21

  • Marshawn Lynch Suspended 1 Game for Pushing Referee

    Bleacher Report "Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch was suspended one game Friday for making contact with an official during Thursday's 31-30 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. During the second quarter of the game, Lynch ran onto the field to get involved in a scrum that started after Chiefs cornerback..." October 20

  • Raiders' Donald Penn: Marshawn Lynch was protecting cousin Marcus Peters in Thursday melee

    ESPN "Marshawn Lynch was protecting Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters when the Oakland Raiders running back ran off the sidelines and onto the field in the middle of a melee in the Raiders' 31-30 victory Thursday, said Raiders left tackle Donald Penn. Peters had just been flagged for a late..." October 20

  • Donald Trump’s Petition Seeks ‘Stand For National Anthem’ Supporters

    NESN "Donald Trump now is trying to combat an athletes’ movement with one of his own. The president released a petition Thursday on the Republican National Committee website, in which he asks people to register their support for standing for the national anthem. “The President has asked for a..." October 20

  • Big Mike Mitchell fine wasn’t for hit on Alex Smith

    Pro Football Talk "On Thursday, there was a report that Steelers safety Mike Mitchell was appealing a $48,620 fine for hitting Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith late and low during last Sunday’s game. Mitchell was fined that amount, but it wasn’t for hitting Smith. PFT has confirmed with the league that Mitchell..." October 20

  • Chiefs Waive DB Jacoby Glenn From IR With Settlement

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Kansas City Chiefs officially waived DB Jacoby Glenn from injured reserve with a settlement on Wednesday. Glenn, 24, originally signed on with the Bears as an undrafted free agent out of Central Florida in 2015. He was unable to crack Chicago’s 53-man roster coming out of the preseason..." October 19