Chiefs Rumors & News

  • Andy Reid says Chiefs’ negotiations with Alex Smith are ongoing

    Kansas City Star "The Chiefs are a little more than a week away from their first preseason game, and they still have no extension in place with quarterback Alex Smith. Last week, a source told The Star that there were “significant differences” between the team and player as it relates to a new contract, and..." July 29

  • Tight end Demetrius Harris confident he can catch on with the Chiefs

    Kansas City Star "Sean McGrath’s retirement probably means Demetrius Harris will land a spot on the Chiefs’ 53-man roster for the season opener Sept. 7 against Tennessee at Arrowhead Stadium. Harris — a raw but intriguing 6-foot-7 prospect, who played basketball in college — might have beat out McGrath..." July 28

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    Terez A. Paylor @TerezPaylor

    Reid announces that TE Sean McGrath is going to retire.

  • Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe has injury scare in practice

    Kansas City Star "Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe got tangled up with cornerback Chris Owens on the first play of seven-on-seven and hobbled to the sidelines. But he was back on the field after a few plays and wasn’t bothered by the contact. “The defensive back had a good break on the ball,” Bowe said. “Everybody is..." July 26

  • Charles gets $8.3 million guaranteed

    Pro Football Talk "Omitted from the news regarding the new contract obtained by running back Jamaal Charles from the Chiefs was the amount of the four-year, $28 million contract that is guaranteed. It was possibly omitted because it wasn’t an eye-popping number. Per a league source, only the first year of the..." July 25

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    Adam Teicher @adamteicher

    CB Sean Smith is still running with 2nd team. He ended spring practice that way

  • Chiefs’ Alex Smith wants offense to pick up where it left off

    Kansas City Star "After two days of work, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith was given the day off Wednesday from practicing with the rookies and selected veterans. But when Smith returns to the practice field on Thursday afternoon for the official start of training camp, he knows what he wants to from his offense:..." July 24

  • NFL in LA? It could happen sooner than you think

    Sporting News "At long last, after a 19-year absence, the NFL is ready to return to Los Angeles. It's no longer a matter of if, but when. Expect the NFL to announce a return to America's entertainment capital and the second-biggest market in the next 12 months, with one or two teams debuting in Los Angeles no..." July 24

  • Chiefs make Jamaal Charles NFL's second-highest paid running back "Jamaal Charles' holdout is over before it ever really even got a chance to start. The Chiefs running back agreed to a new deal with the team Wednesday that will add two years to his current contract, CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora has confirmed. The deal means Charles won't be missing..." July 24

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    Jamaal Charles @jcharles25

    I had no intention on holding out...I just ran out of gas on the way to camp and my cell phone battery died. It was a long walk I tell ya.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Barring a contract breakthru, #Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles will not report for training camp today. He believes he’s outplayed his current deal

  • Jamaal Charles will reportedly hold out from training camp

    SB Nation "The Chiefs running back is reportedly looking for more money. The Kansas City Chiefs got a dose of bad news on Tuesday with word that running back and offensive centerpiece Jamaal Charles is reportedly holding out from the team's training camp, per KCTV's Brad Fanning. ESPN's Adam Teicher..." July 23

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    Terez A. Paylor @TerezPaylor

    #Chiefs coach Andy Reid said RB Joe McKnight had his knee scoped during the break and is making progress in his recovery.

  • Alex Smith hopes his long-term future is with the Chiefs

    Kansas City Star "Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith still isn’t assured of what his future holds beyond the upcoming season. But Smith, who has one year left on his contract, wants to sign an extension and continue his career in Kansas City. “I’d love to have it done,” Smith said in a phone interview on Thursday...." July 18

  • Justin Houston expected to report for start of Chiefs camp, even without new contract

    Kansas City Star "Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston’s holdout may not stretch deep into training camp after all. Houston, who skipped the Chiefs’ offseason training activities, is expected to report for the start of training camp, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to The Star on..." July 17

  • Still upset with Chiefs, Justin Houston is currently expected to report

    Pro Football Talk "Of all the 2011 draft picks who entered the NFL as rookie wage-scale guinea pigs, none of the guys who lost the most have shown an inclination to hold out of training camp in order to get a new contract. So far, only one of the guys drafted that year has taken a stand — Chiefs linebacker Justin..." July 16

  • Dwayne Bowe lightens up in hopes of regaining old form

    USA Today "Kansas City Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe says the way he's running routes right now is no illusion: he's lighter, faster and prepared to rebound in a big way this season. "I made the initiative to be in better shape," Bowe told USA TODAY Sports on Monday. "I'm getting older, and talking to the..." July 15

  • Dwayne Bowe lightens up in hopes of regaining old form

    USA Today "Kansas City Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe says the way he's running routes right now is no illusion: he's lighter, faster and prepared to rebound in a big way this season. "I made the initiative to be in better shape," Bowe told USA TODAY Sports on Monday. "I'm getting older, and talking to the..." July 14

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    Rob Rang @RobRang

    Draft started and is over with no players being selected.

  • Federal Judge Approves NFL Concussion Settlement

    Slate "A federal judge on Monday gave preliminary approval to the concussion compensation deal between the NFL and former players. The ruling comes two weeks after U.S. District Judge Anita Brody raised questions over whether the $675 million cap on damages paid by the league was sufficient to cover the..." July 08

  • De’Anthony Thomas: I’m a player no one’s ever seen before

    Pro Football Talk "While in college at Oregon, running back De’Anthony Thomas contended for national titles and individual awards thanks to his game-breaking ability on offense and special teams. He’s taking a step up in class this year after being selected by the Chiefs in the fourth round of the draft in May,..." July 06

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    Tamba Hali @TambaHali91


  • 26d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Chiefs OL Rokevious Watkins is suspended for the 1st 4 games of 2014 for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.

  • Brandon Flowers: “I am the best corner in football”

    Pro Football Talk "Good news, Chargers fans: Your team just acquired the best cornerback in the NFL. At least in his own mind. Brandon Flowers, the veteran who was cut by the Chiefs and signed by the Chargers this month, has declared himself the single best player in football at his position. “First off, let..." July 01

  • Remembering Joe Delaney, 31 years later

    Pro Football Talk "Have you heard of Joe Delaney? If not, you need to read this. And if you have, it’s time for the annual reminder of who he was and what he did, 31 years ago today. Delaney, a Chiefs running back who had spent two years in the NFL as of June 29, 1983, noticed that a trio of young boys had..." June 29

  • NFL agrees to blank check to pay concussion damages

    New York Post "The NFL’s stalled concussion settlement with 4,500 former players appeared to pick up steam again Wednesday when the league agreed to lift the cap on money available to eligible victims. Under the new agreement, the NFL must pay claims for the next 65 years while no longer limiting the fund for..." June 26

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Chargers have agreed to terms with CB Brandon Flowers

  • Kansas City Chiefs’ Jeff Allen and Donald Stephenson are stronger, more confident thanks to offensive-line guru

    Kansas City Star "Late last season, Chiefs guard Geoff Schwartz sat at his locker and searched for his phone. In the midst of a career year, Schwartz had been talking at length about LeCharles Bentley, the man who had helped him get there, and he couldn’t wait to find a clip of what his offensive-line guru used..." June 22

  • Chiefs need to put Thomas’ speed to use "Rookie De'Anthony Thomas hasn’t been a constant at Kansas City Chiefs' offseason practice, which concludes Thursday. He had to skip 10 of their 16 practices because of NFL rules prohibiting players from participating while their college was still in session, as Oregon was until last week. But..." June 22

  • Reid might not be panicking about Chiefs' corners, but the rest of us are

    Fox Sports "You can almost picture it now, can't you? It's Week 2 at Sports Authority Field, and Peyton Manning strides to the line with that John Wayne gait of his and turns his head from side to side, scanning the Kansas City Chiefs defense in front of him. In the corner of one eye, Marcus Cooper. In the..." June 22

  • Why Advertisements are Probably Coming to NFL Jerseys

    ACME Packing Company "The Green Bay Packers wear some of the most iconic uniforms in all of sports. They're simple, clean, a palette of football nostalgia that harkens back to the days where you could drink scotch at work, smoke on airplanes and mustaches were a defining feature of one's manliness. If you like these..." June 22

  • Chiefs sign wide receiver Mark Harrison

    Arrowhead Pride "The Kansas City Chiefs added another player into the mix at wide receiver with the announced signing of Mark Harrison. Harrison signed as an undrafted free agent with the New England Patriots after the 2013 NFL Draft and was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list with a broken foot. He..." June 20

  • NFLPA collusion lawsuit to proceed "A court overturned a decision to dismiss the NFLPA's lawsuit against the NFL for collusion stemming from salary cap penalties toward the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins in 2012. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Wednesday reportedly overturned a decision by Judge David..." June 20

  • Chiefs backup quarterback Tyler Bray has grown on and off the field

    Kansas City Star "During a recent practice, Chiefs quarterback Tyler Bray spotted receiver Darryl Surgent sprinting down the numbers and dashing toward the end zone. Surgent was locked in single coverage, which is sometimes as good as open in the NFL, and Bray — who knows this — promptly unleashed a beauty of a..." June 15

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    Erika Esola @emesola

    The Jets have already reached out to Brandon Flowers, per local source. Chiefs - Jets tried to work out a trade in May but Idzik said no.

  • Chiefs release CB Brandon Flowers "The Kansas City Chiefs have seen enough of Brandon Flowers. The cornerback confirmed Friday that he's been released by the team through his Twitter account. The team later confirmed the release of the former Pro Bowl cover man. Around the League will have more soon." June 13

  • Chiefs' Sean Smith arrested for DUI

    Arrowhead Pride "Kansas City Chiefs CB Sean Smith was arrested early Monday, June 9 on three charges, including driving under the influence. Earlier today we wondered why at Kansas City Chiefs OTAs, CB Sean Smith was moved back to the second team in place of CB Ron Parker. Maybe this is related. KCTV-5,..." June 11

  • Chiefs' mass free agent exodus creates several competitions

    The Topeka Capital-Journal "There might as well be a sign propped up on the road outside Arrowhead Stadium that reads “Casting Call,” considering the number of jobs that are up for grabs. There’s the spot at free safety that opened up when Kendrick Lewis hit free agency. There are the spots along the offensive line that..." June 07

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    Brian McCarthy @NFLprguy

    focusing on 3 cities for now to potentially host next year's Draft (NYC, Chi, LA). other cities remain in the mix

  • Roman numerals holiday: NFL not using them for Super Bowl 50

    Sporting News "There will be no Super Bowl L. Oh, don't worry, the NFL's annual championship game and crossover sports spectacle will still take place at the San Francisco 49ers' new Levi's Stadium in 2016. It just won't be labeled with a Roman numeral that translates to English shorthand for "loser." The..." June 05

  • Report: NFLPA mulls change on how players get paid

    Fox Sports "The NFL Players Association is proposing an idea, which would assist players in managing their money by changing the pay cycles of their base salaries, according to a USA Today Sports report. The proposal would mean players would be paid on a bi-weekly schedule over a 52-week calendar year,..." June 03

  • Former Eagles coach Andy Reid returns to Philadelphia with advice for prospective coaches, general managers "Andy Reid's secret to success in the NFL is honesty. Seventeen months after he was fired by the Eagles, Reid was in Philadelphia on Saturday to speak at the NFL's career development symposium at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. Reid, who led the Kansas City Chiefs..." June 01

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Key “problem” for #Chiefs/Smith: There is no 2nd-tier QB market. It’s franchise QB or… not. Why he’s pushing to be paid like a top-tier QB

  • Doubts cast on Chiefs’ optimistic comments about Alex Smith deal

    Pro Football Talk "Publicly, the Chiefs are saying nothing but positive things about talks with quarterback Alex Smith about a new contract. But behind the scenes there are reasons to believe the sides are far apart. The public comments include Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey expressing confidence about..." May 28

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    Terez A. Paylor @TerezPaylor

    I’m told that extension talks between the #Chiefs & Alex Smith have been "almost nonexistent” in recent months, per a league source.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Chiefs star OLB Justin Houston skipped OTAs today. I’m told he wants a new contract. He has a year left on his rookie deal at $1.4M.

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    Terez A. Paylor @TerezPaylor

    Laurent Duvernay-Tardif said he weighed in at 307 pounds. He’s a lean-looking dude, though - I think he could EASILY gain 10-15 pounds

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    Terez A. Paylor @TerezPaylor

    Rice corner Phillip Gaines said he weighed in at 183 pounds. He’s a lanky dude with long arms. He has room to grow physically, too

  • No limitations on Aaron Murray at rookie minicamp

    Pro Football Talk "Chiefs quarterback Aaron Murray fell to round five in large part because of a torn ACL suffered last year at Georgia. So are there any physical limitations with Murray because of a knee that was surgically repaired on November 25? “No,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid told reporters on Saturday. “I..." May 25

  • Dee Ford pays homage to Derrick Thomas

    Pro Football Talk "After the Chiefs selected pass rusher Dee Ford in round one, owner Clark Hunt came dangerously close to comparing Ford to the late Derrick Thomas. Ford has opted for a more direct reference. With Ford’s college number 30 unavailable at the next level due to the league’s jersey rules, Ford went..." May 25