Chiefs Rumors & News

  • Report: Goodell earned $32M in 2015

    The Score "The NFL paid commissioner Roger Goodell $32 million for 2015, according to a tax filing obtained by Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal. Since the NFL changed its status from a non-profit to a profitable venture, this is the last year Goodell's salary will be on public record. " June 30

  • NFL offseason arrests less frequent than years past

    Sportsnaut "Negative press dominates headlines, but the NFL is seeing a positive development when it comes to players getting arrested in the offseason. As detailed by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, only nine NFL players have been arrested this year since January 1, which is down from 13 last year, 21..." June 27

  • NFL owners haul in $222.6 million each for 2015 shared revenue

    Sportsnaut "The NFL, and its owners, just keep getting richer. In a report by Eben Novy-Williams of Bloomberg, the league divided up $7.1 billion in revenue, which is an increase of six percent from the previous year. ESPN’s Darren Rovell has done the math, and as we can see each NFL team owner received a..." June 27

  • The Chiefs once wanted to sign Wilt Chamberlain

    Arrowhead Pride "Let’s file this one under: It’s new to me. Way, way back in the day, Super Bowl winning Chiefs coach Hank Stram offered a contract to ... Wilt Chamberlain. Yes, that Wilt Chamberlain. This tryout was mentioned briefly in an article in our Arrowheadlines this week and I did some Googling..." June 26

  • Should Eric Berry Become the Highest-Paid Safety in the NFL?

    Bleacher Report "On Tuesday,'s Jeremy Fowler reported that Eric Berry—unsurprisingly—has a chance to become the NFL's highest-paid safety. "Berry knows he has one chance at this and has eyes set on a big number," wrote Fowler of the four-time Pro Bowler. "He would need to surpass Harrison's Smith..." June 24

  • NFL takes unusual step of involving position coaches in looking at more kickoff rule changes

    USA Today "The NFL is assessing the viability of further rules changes on kickoffs with unprecedented input from the league’s special teams coordinators, who want to save the exciting play from extinction. Dean Blandino, the NFL’s vice president of officiating, recently held a conference call with special..." June 21

  • Chiefs' Reid: Jamaal Charles may not be healthy for start of camp

    The Score "Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles has progressed steadily in his return from a torn ACL in 2015, but that doesn't mean he'll be healthy enough for the start of training camp. Head coach Andy Reid urged caution when asked about Charles during the Chiefs' OTAs on Thursday, noting the..." June 18

  • Chiefs to begin training camp without Justin Houston

    ESPN "The Kansas City Chiefs will begin training camp next month without one of their most important defensive players. Outside linebacker Justin Houston, who had ACL surgery in February, won’t be ready to participate when camp begins in late July at Missouri Western State University. “When you’re..." June 18

  • Bears sign tight end Tony Moeaki

    Chicago Tribune "The Bears devoted considerable time looking for tight end options after Zach Miller and added another option Thursday when local product Tony Moeaki was signed to a one-year contract. Moeaki, whose career got off to a fast start with the Chiefs after they drafted him in the third round in 2010,..." June 17

  • Chiefs QB Alex Smith says he doesn’t want to call plays in two-minute drill

    Kansas City Star "Chiefs fans can probably remember the final drive of last season. Down 14 points with 6:29 left, it took the Chiefs 16 plays and 5 minutes, 16 seconds to drive 80 yards and put seven points on the board. The drive seemed to plod along as the seconds ticked away, narrowing the Chiefs’ window to..." June 15

  • Jamaal Charles going through drills at Chiefs practice

    Arrowhead Pride "It's not exactly a training camp practice but Jamaal Charles has been spotted at the Kansas City Chiefs mandatory minicamp. Jamaal was spotted at an earlier practice but he was working out on his own then. This time around he's actually participating in some drills. Now, this is non-contact and..." June 14

  • Ben Grubbs facing early retirement due to neck injury "Ben Grubbs appears at the end of his NFL career. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Grubbs, a former Pro Bowl guard who spent last season with the Chiefs, has likely played his last down because of a neck injury, according to a source informed of his condition. Grubbs..." June 13

  • Bulked-up this year, Chiefs center Mitch Morse ready to take the next step

    Kansas City Star "Mitch Morse can remember the exact moment last season when he realized his weight had become a concern. It was Week 4, against Cincinnati, and Morse, the Chiefs’ then-rookie center, was matched up against one of the game’s elite defensive tackles, Geno Atkins. On one play, Atkins used his..." June 11

  • Chiefs’ Jamaal Charles could participate in on-field drills at practice next week

    Kansas City Star "The Chiefs’ three-day mandatory minicamp starts Tuesday, and it appears a few notable injured players — including star running back Jamaal Charles — might take part in on-field drills for the first time this offseason. Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Charles, who is recovering from a torn ACL, and..." June 11

  • Chiefs churn roster as OTAs wrap up

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs brought a new player to the roster for the final day of OTAs. The team announced Friday that they have signed defensive back Bryce Cheek to the 90-man roster. Safety Peni Vea was waived to make room for Cheek." June 10

  • Chiefs bring back Dezman Moses, cut Efe Obada

    Arrowhead Pride "The Kansas City Chiefs cut two players and signed two players on Tuesday. A few of these names should be familiar starting with LB Dezman Moses, who was re-signed. Moses was with the Chiefs the last three seasons but was not re-signed after the season. He re-joins a defense he should be..." June 07

  • NFL owners, coaches say a developmental league is needed and here's what's brewing

    CBS Sports "The limos were lined up bumper-to-bumper around the sprawling driveway and the private planes waited on tarmacs nearby as NFL owners scrambled to get back home after wrapping up another league meeting. In a nearby ballroom, commissioner Roger Goodell began addressing the media, his statements..." June 07

  • NFL Twitter Hacked, Announces Roger Goodell's Death

    Deadspin "Some gremlin got access to the NFL’s Twitter account today and announced the death of commissioner Roger Goodell. NFL PR flack Brian McCarthy quickly corrected the record: The other two tweets were also deleted. The NFL appears to have regained control of its account. The fake cause of..." June 07

  • 20 Different Players to Take Part in Celebrity Family Feud NFL Edition This Summer

    Total Pro Sports "If you enjoyed the Gronkowski Family‘s appearance on Celebrity Family Feud last summer, you’ll love what the NFL has in store for you this year. ABC is mixing up the format of Celebrity Family Feud for Season 2. While many of the episodes will feature celebrities and their actual families, a..." June 07

  • NFL curious about marijuana as potential medical alternative

    Sporting News "While it’s not saying so publicly, the NFL is exploring the viability of marijuana as a medical option for its players. In a profile on Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe’s marijuana advocacy, the Washington Post reports NFL senior vice president for player health and safety Jeff Miller and..." June 07

  • Chiefs complete draft class signings

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs signed third-round cornerback KeiVarae Russell to his rookie contract Friday. Russell had two interceptions last season at Notre Dame. He was an immediate starter and Freshman All-American in 2012 and again a productive player in 2013. He sat out the 2014 season as part of an..." June 03

  • Running back Jamaal Charles, rehabbing a torn ACL, appears at practice

    Kansas City Star "Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles made an appearance at practice Wednesday for the first time since offseason practices began on May 24. Charles, who tore his anterior cruciate ligament last October, was present but did not practice. He wore his jersey and shorts but did not have a helmet. " June 02

  • With filming done for dating reality show, Chiefs’ Travis Kelce is focused on football

    Kansas City Star "Travis Kelce’s whirlwind offseason has come to a close. His focus is on the Chiefs’ workout program. The 26-year old made his first Pro Bowl and became one of the richest tight ends in the league in January, courtesy of a five-year, $46 million extension he signed that same week. And oh,..." June 01

  • Knile Davis Wants To Remain With Chiefs

    ESPN "Knile Davis thought his time to establish himself as a productive player for the Kansas City Chiefs had arrived during January’s playoff game against the New England Patriots. Injuries to Jamaal Charles, Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West had given the Chiefs no choice but to go with Davis as..." May 26

  • Roger Goodell on NFL’s concussion issue: ‘This is our No. 1 priority’

    Sportsnaut "Holding a press conference at this week’s NFL spring meetings, commissioner Roger Goodell had to answer questions involving an Outside the Lines report suggesting that the league attempted to influence a government study on concussions. Primarily focusing on what seems to be league-mandated PR..." May 25

  • Tyler Bray opens Chiefs OTAs as No. 2 QB

    Chiefs Digest "Whether based on injuries or an open job, the Chiefs have lived the “next man up” mentality the past three seasons. The latter scenario applies to the backup quarterback position with Chase Daniel now with the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Chiefs need to identify a No. 2 signal caller to starter..." May 25

  • Jamaal Charles will see limited action at OTAs

    The Sports Daily "Jamaal Charles will take the next step toward returning from his ACL injury next week at the Chiefs’ OTAs. Coach Andy Reid said Charles will be a limited participant in the practice sessions, according to The practices will be held Tuesday through Thursday. The 29-year-old..." May 19

  • Report: NFL to move Pro Bowl to Orlando

    Orlando Sentinel "The National Football League is moving its Pro Bowl all-star game to Orlando, according to a report by The Bloomberg report cited three people familiar with the matter confirming that Orlando has beaten out the event's traditional home of Honolulu, as well as Houston and Sydney,..." May 19

  • 10 undrafted free agents who could make an impact in the NFL

    SB Nation "Carving out a spot on an NFL roster filled with veterans, free agent acquisitions and new draft selections is a lot for undrafted free agents to overcome. But every year players are able to pull it off. In 2015, there were 56 undrafted rookies who snagged a spot on a 53-man roster after..." May 17

  • NFL names new czar of discipline for on-field conduct

    Sporting News "Former All-Pro offensive tackle Jon Runyan was named the NFL's new czar of discipline for on-field conduct, the league announced Tuesday. Runyan, who also served as a congressman (R-New Jersey) from 2011-15, played 14 seasons in the NFL for four teams, most notably with the Philadelphia..." May 17

  • Ranking NFL's divisional worst-to-first contenders

    Tennessean "Optimism is never in short supply throughout the NFL offseason, even for the league's most moribund franchises. In a parity-driven league, a sudden rise never seems far off. The Washington Redskins were last season's lone worst-to-first story, but they proved it's possible to shed the standards..." May 17

  • The Chiefs might have a draft day steal in DJ White. Here's why

    Arrowhead Pride "I'm not nearly as much a fan of the draft as most NFL fans I know. The reason for this is pretty simple; I believe that vast majority of fans over-value draft picks. It seems like most people view the draft through this kind of lens: 1st round picks: You should get a star if it's top 20, and..." May 16

  • Best offseason acquisitions for all 32 NFL teams

    ESPN "From free agents to coaches and draft picks to general managers, NFL Nation reporters select the top offseason pickup for every team: AFC EAST Buffalo Bills Outside linebacker Shaq Lawson Drafting Lawson at No. 19 overall was a steal for the Bills -- general manager Doug Whaley never..." May 16

  • Dorsey: Tyreek Hill is not guaranteed a roster spot

    Pro Football Talk "Friday’s edition of PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio included a visit from Chiefs G.M. John Dorsey. The conversation eventually addressed the team’s decision to draft kick returner Tyreek Hill in round five, despite an ugly incident of domestic violence at Oklahoma State involving a then-pregnant..." May 14

  • Chiefs sign three tryout players from rookie minicamp

    Kansas City Star "Three tryout players have taken advantage of the Chiefs’ annual rookie minicamp in a big way. The club announced Tuesday that Fresno State cornerback Shannon Edwards, guard Garrick Mayweather and Nebraska tackle/guard Zach Sterup have been signed following the Chiefs’ three-day rookie minicamp,..." May 11

  • 10 players on the roster bubble heading into training camp

    The Score "The most exciting stage of free agency has come and gone, but there are still plenty of moves to be made before the 2016 season gets underway. With the NFL draft now in the books, and teams having added plenty of competition to their respective rosters, a number of veteran players will be..." May 11

  • Study reveals interesting data about NFL player suicide rate

    The Comeback "According to government research, NFL players are less likely to commit suicide than the average man in the general population. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health performed research on over 3,000 retired players, and that research showed that NFL players were less likely..." May 11

  • 10 NFL players who are destined for breakout seasons in 2016

    USA Today "As rookie camps and OTAs get going around the league, prepare yourself for hype season. You know, that’s the time of the year when you start to hear that Young Player X is dominating in practice and primed for a big year. We’ve picked out ten players who will undoubtedly create that buzz over the..." May 11

  • Kansas City Chiefs give franchise icon Derrick Thomas' son a tryout

    Fox Sports "Donnell Alexander plays on the opposite side of the line of his famous father, but he hopes to make a name for himself with the same franchise. The son of Kansas City Chiefs icon Derrick Thomas just finished a tryout during a three-day rookie minicamp with the Chiefs. Thomas, an outside..." May 10

  • Chiefs notebook: Players dealing with cramps at rookie minicamp

    Kansas City Star "Third-round cornerback KeiVarae Russell returned to practice Sunday after leaving the previous day’s practice because of cramps. Fourth-round tackle Parker Ehinger and fourth-round receiver Demarcus Robinson left practice on Sunday. Robinson limped off the field, but a team spokesman said both..." May 09

  • N.F.L. Concussion Payouts Have Lenders Circling

    New York Times "The offers seem too good to pass up: Loans worth tens of thousands of dollars with no money down and no time limit for paying it back. The main catch, sometimes buried in the fine print, is the interest rate of 40 percent or higher. “We take the weight off your shoulders,” reads one pitch,..." May 09

  • Chiefs announce signing of six draft picks

    Pro Football Talk "Count the Chiefs among the teams who are getting plenty of their rookie draft picks under contract. The Chiefs have announced deals with second-round defensive lineman Chris Jones, fourth-round offensive lineman Parker Ehinger, fourth-round receiver Demarcus Robinson, fifth-round quarterback..." May 07

  • Tyreek Hill understands fans upset, says he's trying to 'be a better man'

    ESPN "Rookie wide receiver Tyreek Hill said he understands the negative reaction of some Chiefs fans after he was drafted in the fifth round. "Those guys, those fans, they have every right to be mad at me,'' said Hill, who is on probation in Oklahoma after pleading guilty last year to choking and..." May 07

  • Does Tyreek Hill, taken by the Chiefs in the NFL Draft, deserve the trust of the team and Kansas City?

    Kansas City Star "A few hundred yards from the parking lot where domestic violence culminated with Jovan Belcher killing himself after murdering Kasandra Perkins on Dec. 1, 2012, Chiefs general manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid on Saturday tried to rationalize the startling decision to select Tyreek Hill in..." May 04

  • NFLPA warns players against meat that could trigger positive PED test

    Fox Sports "Almost every athlete who tests positive for a banned PED says he must have ingested something unknowingly, and now there’s evidence that can actually happen – if you eat a lot of meat in China or Mexico. The NFL Players Association sent a letter to its members this week warning them that eating..." May 03

  • The Chiefs, who brag about their character, draft a man who choked his pregnant girlfriend

    Kansas City Star "We normally make it a policy in this space to hold off on making immediate judgments on draft picks, but here is an exception: The Chiefs drafted Tyreek Hill, a man dismissed fewer than two years ago by Oklahoma State after pleading guilty to choking his pregnant girlfriend. The Chiefs did..." May 03

  • Chiefs pick up fifth-year option for Eric Fisher

    National Football Post "The Kansas City Chiefs picked up the fifth-year option for offensive tackle Eric Fisher. Fisher is now under contract through the 2017 season. He’s due an $11.9 million salary that year. Fisher’s salary is guaranteed for injury only. It becomes fully guaranteed the first day of the..." May 02

  • Chiefs add Kevin Hogan, reportedly tried for Paxton Lynch in first round

    Pro Football Talk "After the Broncos traded up to take quarterback Paxton Lynch in the first round of the draft, Lynch’s agent Leigh Steinberg said in an interview on 104.3 The Fan in Denver that the Chiefs joined the Cowboys as teams that tried to land his client. The Chiefs had the 28th pick in the first round..." April 30

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    Alex Marvez @alexmarvez

    Source tells me @Chiefs tried to trade up for @SuccessfulQuon, who went to @Vikings at No. 23. KC later traded out of 1st round @SiriusXMNFL

  • Cris Collinsworth to call Thursday Night Football with Mike Tirico

    Awful Announcing "It’s been widely reported that Mike Tirico will be joining NBC and calling Thursday Night Football this season. According to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson, his partner will be Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth: At the NFL owners meetings in Boca Raton last month, NBC Sports..." April 28