Chiefs Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Report: Chiefs RB Knile Davis on trade block

    Sportsnaut "The Kansas City Chiefs are reportedly shopping running back Knile Davis during the NFL draft, per Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. It’s likely they’ll get plenty of calls for a trade, too. La Canfora notes “the Chiefs may have a trick or two up their sleeves” during the draft. Landing a draft..." April 27

  • Mike Nolan explains call to take Alex Smith over 'cocky' Rodgers

    NFL.com "Leading up to the 2005 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers gave an edge to eventual No. 1 pick Alex Smith thanks to his humble nature and a litany of perceived flaws in Aaron Rodgers -- cockiness, arrogance and a goofy throwing motion among them. "The other thing as Alex at the time was a good..." April 27

  • Chiefs cut Paul Fanaika ahead of 2016 NFL Draft

    Arrowhead Pride "So long Paul Fanaika, we hardly knew ye. The Kansas City Chiefs have reportedly cut offensive lineman Paul Fanaika. Friend of the site Herbie Teope of Chiefs Digest is confirming the news. Herbie reports Fanaika was asked to take a pay cut. He was signed to a three-year deal last year but..." April 26

  • From DeflateGate to tampering, how 4 teams forfeited picks in the 2016 NFL Draft

    SB Nation "Forfeited draft picks are a rare occurrence in the NFL, but they do happen -- just not as frequently as they did this year. In fact, the 2016 NFL Draft will have four teams forced to give up a pick due to various infractions. This is the biggest amount of lost picks since 2012, when the New..." April 26

  • Report: Mike Tirico is leaving ESPN for NBC

    Sports Business Daily "Mike Tirico, one of ESPN’s best known on-air voices, is leaving the network for NBC, according to several sources. Tirico has been a mainstay with ESPN since '91, and given his many roles at ESPN, he will be an incredibly difficult talent to replace. Tirico has been ESPN's on-air face of the NFL,..." April 25

  • Chiefs Signing Veteran WR Mike Williams To A One-Year Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that veteran WR Mike Williams is signing a one-year contract with the Chiefs on Monday. Williams actually worked out for the Bengals a few weeks ago, but they elected to go in a different direction at receiver. Before that, Williams worked out for the Patriots." April 25

  • Chiefs will make decision on Eric Fisher option after draft

    Pro Football Talk "Three years ago, the Chiefs had to choose between tackles Luke Joeckel and Eric Fisher at the top of the draft. They took Fisher. The only good news is that Joeckel hasn’t become a cornerstone left tackle, either. With fifth-year option decisions on 2013 first-round picks due by Tuesday, May..." April 24

  • NFL players investing in cannabis pain-management

    Denver Post "The former Broncos’ quarterback and other retired and active NFL players believe Cannabidiol, or CBD, a nonpsychoactive compound in cannabis, could be an alternative to potent painkillers used by players in the league. Nestled at the base of the Flatirons and tucked behind a dog park is Jake..." April 23

  • Chiefs G.M. confident Justin Houston will play this year

    Pro Football Talk "Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey might not drop much draft news during his press conference today, but he did give his fans something to look forward to. Via Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star, Dorsey offered some positive news about outside linebacker Justin Houston, saying he was ahead of..." April 22

  • Jamaal Charles is Chiefs' featured back, but team has options

    ESPN "Jamaal Charles tried to defuse the situation with humor, joking about the Kansas City Chiefs and their crowded backfield on the first day of the offseason program. "I hope coach can put a four-running back package together," Charles said. There seems to be little question that Charles,..." April 21

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    Terez A. Paylor @TerezPaylor

    The #Chiefs have been informed that the NFL has denied the #Chiefs' appeal for tampering. The loss of the third-round pick stands.

  • NFL $765 Million Concussion Accord Upheld by Appeals Court

    Bloomberg "The National Football League’s $765 million concussion settlement was given the all-clear by a federal appeals court. The ruling sets in motion the resolution of thousands of lawsuits covering more than 20,000 retired players. About 1 percent of players opted out of the settlement, which is to..." April 18

  • Andy Reid finally gets new knee

    Kansas City Star "Chiefs coach Andy Reid underwent successful knee replacement surgery on Wednesday, the club announced Friday. " April 17

  • 9 franchise tag talks: 1 can alter NFL draft, 2 others could get ugly

    Yahoo! Sports "In an NFL draft class robust with defensive linemen, a player who has already proven to be among the NFL elite might be the name to watch on the opening night of the draft: the New York Jets' Muhammad Wilkerson. If Wilkerson, a defensive end, is traded, the Jets' asking price will be a first-round..." April 13

  • Maurice Jones-Drew: The Chiefs Are My Super Bowl Favorite

    NFL.com "Retired NFL running back and current analyst Maurice Jones-Drew recently sat down with studio analyst Akbar Gbajabiamila to discuss their early predictions for Super Bowl LI, and the former Jacksonville Jaguar and Oakland Raider selected the Kansas City Chiefs as his pick. “I’m going to go with..." April 13

  • Study: Over '40 percent' of ex-NFLers tested had traumatic brain injury

    CBS Sports "The medical community continues to make strides in the study of concussions and one study, according to the American Academy of Neurology, claims "more than 40 percent" of retired NFL players studied had some sign of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The study conducted tests on 40 different former..." April 12

  • Players with low Wonderlic scores are more likely to be arrested

    Pro Football Talk "The Wonderlic intelligence test that has long been part of the NFL’s pre-draft screening process is mocked by many as irrelevant to a player’s football playing ability. But one group of researchers says the Wonderlic can be valuable in predicting how a player will fare off the field. A paper..." April 12

  • NFL won’t stream any London games this year

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s live-stream of last year’s London game between the Jaguars and Bills was so wildly successful that the NFL will be doing it again. Sorry, that should be the NFL will not be doing it again. According to Jessica Toonkel of Reuters, the NFL won’t stream any of the three 2016 London..." April 12

  • Arbitrator upholds NFL's use of paid leave for players under personal conduct policy

    ESPN "An arbitrator has ruled against the NFL Players Association in its grievance, filed more than a year ago, that the league's personal conduct policy implemented in late 2014 violated terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The union had challenged the authority granted to commissioner..." April 11

  • New Chiefs Safety Stevie Brown Excited for Another Opportunity

    NFL.com "What does it mean for you to get another opportunity in the NFL? BROWN: “It means a lot to me. After last season, not really playing that much, just being able to get an opportunity to get a workout in for the Chiefs to actually sign me. It means a lot. It’s like coming in as a rookie all over..." April 06

  • Report: NFL ditching rookie symposium, teams responsible

    Sportsnaut "In a strange move that could portent unintended negative consequences, the NFL has reportedly ditched its rookie symposium, per Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer. The rookie symposium has been held every year for all the drafted rookies around the league the past 20 years. It is..." April 05

  • Roger Goodell returned to Twitter and NFL fans let him have it

    Fox Sports "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell returned to Twitter Tuesday for the first time in nearly two years to announce the league's new plan to stream Thursday night games on Twitter. Within seconds of Goodell's tweet, however, it was immediately apparent why the commissioner hasn't been on social media..." April 05

  • Twitter Said to Win NFL Deal for Thursday Streaming Rights

    Bloomberg "Twitter Inc., making a strategic push into online programming, won a deal to show Thursday night National Football League games online, a person familiar with the matter said. The social-media company was said to be bidding against a slate of heavyweights including Verizon Communications Inc.,..." April 05

  • Roger Goodell says expanded NFL playoffs will 'likely' happen

    CBS Sports "The topic of expanding the NFL postseason seems to come up every year, and every year, the league ends up nixing the idea. Don't be surprised if that changes soon, though. During a meeting with Jaguars season-ticket holders over the weekend, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that the NFL..." April 05

  • What is the NFL’s actual position on the link between football and CTE?

    Pro Football Talk "So does the NFL concede that there’s a link between football and CTE? The answer isn’t as clear as it could be, or should be. NFL executive V.P. of player health and safety Jeff Miller recently told a Congressional committee that a link exists. Multiple owners have since questioned Miller’s..." April 04

  • Chiefs announce coaching staff changes, elevate Andy Reid’s son

    Pro Football Talk "The “N” in NFL often stands for nepotism, a fact of football life for as long as ownership of franchises has passed from one generation to the next. It’s become a reality in the coaching profession, and Chiefs coach Andy Reid has joined Patriots coach Bill Belichick as the latest examples of top..." April 02

  • Jimmy Wilson swaps out Chargers for Chiefs

    Pro Football Talk "Free agency continues to move forward, with a smattering of signings still happening. The latest has occurred in Kansas City, where former Chargers safety Jimmy Wilson has joined the Chiefs. Per a league source, Wilson signed a one-year deal." April 02

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    Terez A. Paylor @TerezPaylor

    Looks like safety Stevie Brown is signing with the #Chiefs. https://t.co/WCKYrXWRCu

  • Andy Mulumba has signed with Chiefs

    Kansas City Star "The Chiefs are adding to their depth at outside linebacker. The club has signed Andy Mulumba to a one-year deal, his agent, Tom Tafelski, confirmed to The Star on Friday. “He's very excited to be there,” Tafelski said. “He loves barbecue — that made it even better.” " April 02

  • Chiefs' West, Ware surprised by each other's signings

    ESPN "Running backs Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West flew separately to Kansas City on Wednesday so they could sign their contract extensions with the Chiefs on Thursday. But neither was initially aware the other was signing a contract, too. “Once we got into town and I had seen we were staying..." April 01

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    Jason Cole @JasonColeBR

    Hearing #Chiefs working on a trade of RB Knile Davis.

  • Report: Chiefs ‘working on’ trading Knile Davis

    Larry Brown Sports "The Curse of Too Much Backfield Depth has afflicted the Kansas City Chiefs, and now they’re looking long and hard for a remedy. After announcing contract extensions for both running backs Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware on Thursday, the Chiefs are “working on” trading away third-year back..." March 31

  • Miami Dolphins have talked to KC Chiefs about trading for a RB

    Miami Herald "The Miami Dolphins have been shopping for a running back for several weeks, and that includes conversations with multiple teams about doing a trade. And a league source tells me one of those teams the Dolphins have been talking to is the Kansas City Chiefs, who happen to have four experienced..." March 31

  • Chiefs Sign West & Ware to Contract Extensions

    NFL.com "The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Thursday that the team has signed running backs Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware to contract extensions. Terms of the contracts will not be released by the club. “Charcandrick and Spencer both stepped in and were very effective for us offensively last..." March 31

  • Report: NFL cancels veteran combine

    The Score "The NFL cancelled the veteran combine this year, according to Yahoo Sports' Eric Edholm. In an initiative built to provide veterans with a chance to re-enter the league, the league debuted the inaugural NFL Veteran Combine last March. Unfortunately, the combine did little to bolster the..." March 31

  • Chiefs deny Justin Houston reinjured his knee in January playoff game

    CBS Sports "In February, Justin Houston underwent ACL surgery. He'll miss anywhere between six to 12 months, which places his 2016 season in jeopardy. Considering Houston first injured his knee -- it was called a hyperextension -- during the regular season, considering he ended up returning for the Chiefs'..." March 30

  • New York Times has no public response to retraction demand from NFL

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has launched an extensive attack on the New York Times in response to a double-barreled article regarding flawed concussion research and alleged ties to the tobacco industry. In response, the New York Times has nothing to say publicly. Contacted by PFT Live with a request for a..." March 30

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    Terez A. Paylor @TerezPaylor

    Dorsey, when asked if the #Chiefs are planning on Houston being ready pretty early: “Yeah, absolutely."

  • NFL demands retraction of Times article on player concussions

    Capital New York "The National Football League is demanding The New York Times retract an article published last week about the league's research into concussions among pro football players. In a letter that was sent to the Times' legal counsel Monday and obtained by POLITICO, an attorney for the NFL, Brad S...." March 29

  • Lingering CTE debate launches new lawsuit against NFL

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has been unable to get certain owners to not spout off nonsense about the link between football and Chronic Traumatic Encephelopathy. The good news is that the league now has a sufficiently compelling reason for telling the members to quit putting their feet in their mouths regarding..." March 29

  • Husain Abdullah's versatility will be difficult for Chiefs to replace

    ESPN "Safety Husain Abdullah was a lot of things to the Kansas City Chiefs in his three seasons with the team. He was a part-time starter who jumped in now and then as a nickelback and he also had enough pass-rush skills that the Chiefs often felt comfortable sending him on the blitz. The Chiefs will..." March 29

  • Loss of Sean Smith hurts, but Chiefs have pieces to fortify secondary

    Kansas City Star "Nearly three weeks into free agency, the Chiefs — who lost starting corner Sean Smith to AFC West rival Oakland and have not re-signed starting safety Husain Abdullah — still haven’t added any depth in the defensive backfield. But if the Chiefs are indeed done with their significant moves —..." March 28

  • Former Chiefs, Vikings safety Husain Abdullah retires due to concussion concerns

    The Score "Veteran safety Husain Abdullah announced Monday that he's retiring from the NFL after seven seasons. The former Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings defensive back cited personal health as the leading factor in his decision in a post on his Instagram page. The 30-year-old free agent says..." March 28

  • NFL used flawed data, left out at least 100 concussions in studies

    CBS Sports "On Thursday the New York Times released a bombshell of a report on the NFL's research into concussions, claiming the data the league used is "incomplete," "flawed" and "faulty." These assertions are made largely in part because of missing information from the concussion research the league began..." March 24

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