Chiefs Rumors & News

  • 15 NFL players who could be cut before free agency

    Larry Brown Sports "The official start to the new league year is less than a month away, which means all 32 NFL teams are gearing up for their annual free agency frenzy. In preparation for said frenzy, each team is currently deep in evaluation mode, looking not just at the crop of impending free agents, but also..." February 21

  • Fox is reportedly pushing for a stronger TNF schedule, might move some Sunday matchups to Thursday

    Awful Announcing "Whether Fox’s move to acquire rights to Thursday Night Football for the next five years at an estimated rate of $550 million per year is a good one or not may have a whole lot to do with how good the schedule is. TNF has taken a lot of criticism over the past few years for a weaker schedule than..." February 20

  • NFL Rumors: Who will get cut in 2018 among former Pro Bowl players?

    Sporting News "Plenty of talented veterans will be available in the current 2018 NFL free agency pool. But those players will soon get some big-time company on the open market from notable names cut by their teams to help save money under the salary cap. For some teams, cutting a former Pro Bowler or two make..." February 20

  • Chiefs OL petitioning NFL to add ‘M.D.’ to his jersey

    Larry Brown Sports "Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is proving himself to be a true Renaissance man. The Kansas City Chiefs right guard, who is currently in PyeongChang covering the Olympics for an outlet in his native Canada, spoke to Aaron Rose of the Kansas City Star in an interview that ran over the weekend. In the..." February 20

  • More ‘chatter’ that Marcus Peters could be traded

    Sportsnaut "The Kansas City Chiefs could be on the verge of trading star cornerback Marcus Peters. Last week, a report came out that executives around the league were questioning whether Kansas City’s recent moves were a precursor to such a deal, and now another NFL insider is chiming in. The recent moves..." February 19

  • Chiefs lineman makes it to the Olympics, as a reporter

    Kansas City Star "Laurent Duvernay-Tardif never thought he’d be working at an Olympics. “I don’t think football is going to be at the Olympics any time soon,” he quipped. When he was young, the Chiefs’ right guard from Canada quit the only Olympic sport in which he participated, cross-country skiing, because..." February 19

  • Is Marcus Peters available in trade?

    Pro Football Talk "With the Chiefs adding veteran cornerback David Amerson and, officially in three weeks, acquiring cornerback Kendall Fuller as part of the Alex Smith trade, some in league circles are wondering whether the Chiefs will be making another transaction involving a cornerback. The question being..." February 18

  • Chiefs sign David Amerson "David Amerson will remain in the AFC West in 2018. The Kansas City Chiefs announced Friday they've signed the free-agent cornerback. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports Amerson joins on a one-year deal worth up to $6 million, according to a source informed of the situation. The..." February 16

  • Chiefs' Fuller 'a little emotional' after trade from Redskins

    247 Sports "As news of a mystery player involved in the trade that saw Alex Smith sent to the Washington Redskins, almost immediately speculation began about who it could possibly be. Names like Preston Smith and Su'a Cravens were suggested, but almost no one assumed it would be Kendall Fuller, least of all..." February 14

  • NFL free agency rumors: Who will get cut in 2018 among former Pro Bowl players?

    Sporting News "Plenty of talented veterans will be available in the current 2018 NFL free agency pool. But those players will soon get some big-time company on the open market from notable names cut by their teams to help save money under the salary cap. For some teams, cutting a former Pro Bowler or two make..." February 14

  • Justin Houston won't be among veteran cuts by Chiefs

    Pro Football Talk "The purge has begun in Kansas City. It’s unclear who will be next after cornerback Darrelle Revis and linebacker Derrick Johnson. It is clear who won’t be. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, linebacker Justin Houston won’t be among those getting a one-way ticket out of town. Yes,..." February 13

  • Chiefs Will Allow LB Derrick Johnson To Test Free Agency

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Kansas City Chiefs announced Tuesday that they will allow veteran LB Derrick Johnson to test free agency in the coming months. “Few players in recent history have meant more to the Chiefs franchise and the Kansas City community than Derrick Johnson,” Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said...." February 13

  • NFL Rumors: Who will be most active teams in NFL Free Agency?

    Fanrag Sports "We’re roughly one month from the NFL‘s annual free-agent shopping spree, when — despite general managers’ best efforts to build rosters primarily through the draft — executives often cannot resist the temptation of landing splashy free agents. With Kirk Cousins, Ziggy Ansah, Le’Veon Bell and..." February 13

  • Woman says Kansas City Chiefs player Kareem Hunt "shoved and pushed" her in downtown Cleveland, police say

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "A Middleburg Heights woman told police that Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt "shoved and pushed" her in a weekend dispute at The Metropolitan at the 9 in downtown Cleveland, according to a police report. No charges were filed against Hunt as of 3 p.m. Monday. A spokesperson for the..." February 12

  • Chiefs will make 'significant' cuts to get younger

    Sportsnaut "After featuring one of the worst defenses in the NFL last year, new Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach is reportedly going to make some changes. According to Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star, these changes will be “significant” and will likely result in the release of a few..." February 11

  • Kansas City purge could be coming, on defense

    Kansas City Star "The biggest difference between Brett Veach and the man he replaced as Chiefs general manager is communication. Veach talks constantly with those who work around and below him. Decisions are not surprises. That’s important, but it’s also quiet, behind the scenes, hard for fans to track. The..." February 11

  • Could Alex Smith trade fall through?

    Pro Football Talk "When the information robots began to simultaneously declare that the Chiefs had traded quarterback Alex Smith to Washington, the more accurate characterization was that the two teams and Smith had struck tentative deals both to trade Smith and to extend his contract. Even now, more than a week..." February 10

  • Chiefs are confident in leadership abilities of young Patrick Mahomes

    Kansas City Star "Chiefs coach Andy Reid stepped to the microphone and awaited the questions about Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes, the club’s first-round pick in 2017, had just aced his first career start, completing 22 of 35 passes for 284 yards and leading the Chiefs’ game-winning drive in a 27-24 victory at Denver..." February 10

  • Darrelle Revis Reportedly Released by Chiefs

    Bleacher Report "The Kansas City Chiefs reportedly cut cornerback Darrelle Revis on Thursday, according to ESPN's Field Yates. The Chiefs initially signed Revis to a two-year, $11 million contract on Nov. 22. By releasing him now, the Chiefs will save $4.5 million in 2018. That cap figure would have become..." February 08

  • Chiefs weren’t interested in trading Alex Smith to Broncos

    NBC News 9 Colorado "Cleaning out the Super Bowl notebook and wondering whatever happened to Rulon Jones … It’s unclear whether the Broncos made an attempt to acquire quarterback Alex Smith in a trade from Kansas City, but they wouldn’t have got far if they did. Chiefs owner Clark Hunt told 9NEWS Saturday he..." February 07

  • Travis Kelce is already swapping Patrick Mahomes for Alex Smith on 'Madden'

    CBS Sports "Every year at the Super Bowl, EA Sports throws a killer shindig that features high-level music being played along with the "Madden Bowl," a battle between competitive gamers and professional athletes to see who is better at virtual football. This year's party involved a couple of Pro Bowl..." February 03

  • NFLPA: More concussion evaluations says we’re smarter about delivering care

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL announced last month that players were diagnosed with 281 concussions in 2017, which represented a new high since the league started tracking total concussions six years ago and was a number that NFL Chief Medical Officer Allen Sills called a “disappointment.” During a press conference..." February 02

  • Chiefs' Kareem Hunt talks up Patrick Mahomes after Alex Smith trade

    Sporting News "Kareem Hunt says he was “shocked” when he found out about Alex Smith getting traded to Washington. Nevertheless, the Chiefs running back is fully confident in what Patrick Mahomes brings as the presumptive starting quarterback in Kansas City next season. The Chiefs trading away their..." February 01

  • Chiefs put all their faith in Patrick Mahomes

    Pro Football Talk "The late-night agreement to trade Alex Smith to Washington has made it clear: Patrick Mahomes is the man in Kansas City. The Chiefs made it clear that they saw Mahomes as their starter of the future on draft day last year, when they used two first-round picks to move up and draft Mahomes. What..." January 31

  • Travis Kelce: Chiefs can win Super Bowl with Patrick Mahomes

    Larry Brown Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs just traded away their longtime franchise quarterback — but at least one of their star offensive players is still very confident in the team’s future. Tight end Travis Kelce had no second thoughts when asked if he believed Patrick Mahomes — who he already has a nickname..." January 31

  • D.J. Swearinger blasts Redskins for trading 'best defender' Kendall Fuller

    ESPN "Washington Redskins safety D.J. Swearinger made it clear via social media that he did not like the team's decision to trade cornerback Kendall Fuller as part of the deal for quarterback Alex Smith. A number of teammates expressed their support for Fuller on Twitter after the Redskins traded him..." January 31

  • Chiefs-Rams to play in Mexico City next season "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Wednesday the Kansas City Chiefs will play the Los Angeles Rams in Mexico City next season. "Over the past two seasons, we have seen the extraordinary passion that exists for NFL football in Mexico," Goodell said in a statement. "We are excited for..." January 31

  • Report: Chiefs Turned Down Monster Broncos Trade Offer for Alex Smith

    12 Up "The Denver Broncos are in desperate need of a quarterback under center and could've had it with Alex Smith. The Chiefs made a shocking move to send Smith to the Redskins for a 2018 third-round pick and cornerback Kendall Fuller. But according to reports, Chiefs general manager Brett Veach..." January 31

  • Report: Fox paying $550 million a year for Thursdays

    Pro Football Talk "Here’s why Thursday Night Football isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon. According to John Ourand of Sports Business Daily, the winning bid submitted by Fox for the NFL’s Thursday Night Football package is worth $550 million a year. He also reports that the top Fox broadcast team of Joe Buck and..." January 31

  • The NFL Lost $30 Million In Ad Revenue Thanks To Plummeting TV Ratings in 2017

    Total Pro Sports "It has been an ongoing issue for two seasons now with the NFL losing viewers for various reasons. While many pointed to Colin Kaepernick and his stance to kneel during the National Anthem which caused hundreds of other players to follow suit, you’d also have to count in the fact that many people..." January 31

  • Alex Smith gets four-year contract extension from Redskins

    Larry Brown Sports "The Washington Redskins clearly have a lot more confidence in Alex Smith as a quarterback than Kirk Cousins. Word emerged via the Kansas City Star’s Terez A. Paylor on Tuesday that the Chiefs and Redskins had agreed to a trade involving Smith. The deal has two serious ramifications: Kansas City..." January 31

  • Fox reportedly near deal to win broadcast rights to Thursday Night Football

    Awful Announcing "Scott Soshnick and Lucas Shaw of Bloomberg report that Fox is close to a deal for the broadcast rights to Thursday Night Football. Fox’s Thursday Night Football bid is reportedly higher than the $45 million per game price ($450 million over 10 games) that CBS and NBC combined to pay last..." January 31

  • Redskins Trading CB Kendall Fuller To Chiefs As Part Of Alex Smith Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "Field Yates reports that the Redskins are sending CB Kendall Fuller to the Chiefs as part of the trade for Alex Smith. This means that the official trade details are: Chiefs receive: CB Kendall Fuller 2018 third-round pick Redskins receive: QB Alex Smith The trade agreement with..." January 31

  • Chiefs trade Alex Smith to Redskins

    Kansas City Star "Quarterback Alex Smith has a new home, as sources tell The Star that the Chiefs have reached agreement to trade their veteran starter of the last five seasons to Washington. There is no word on the compensation yet, and any trade involving Smith can’t be completed until the first day of the new..." January 30

  • Alex Smith: After 13 seasons, I know I have a lot more left in me

    Pro Football Talk "Alex Smith was the first overall pick in the 2005 NFL draft, meaning he’s heading into his 14th year in the league. He thinks he has a lot more years left in him. Smith said on PFT Live that he felt great during his 13th season, and he doesn’t see any reason he should retire any time..." January 30

  • Alex Smith intrigued by Browns? 1-31 'sounds amazing'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "If Browns GM John Dorsey plans to bring his old friend Alex Smith to Cleveland, he'll have to do an amazing sales pitch beforehand. During an interview Tuesday on The Dan Patrick Show from the Super Bowl in Minneapolis, the 14th-year pro didn't sound eager to try to turn around the Browns if..." January 30

  • Roger Goodell: NFL is prepared for legalized gambling

    Sportsnaut "The NBA might very well be fully supportive of legalized sports gambling around the United States, but that doesn’t mean the NFL will fall in line. The league has consistently opposed any expansion of legalized sports gambling, something that’s not going to change any time soon. But NFL..." January 30

  • Chiefs Looking For Second-Round Pick & Another Future Pick In Trade For Alex Smith?

    NFL Trade Rumors "Tom Pelissero of NFL Media mentioned during an appearance on 1500 ESPN (per Matthew Coller) that after speaking to people at the Senior Bowl, the Chiefs could be looking for a second-round pick and another future pick in a trade for QB Alex Smith. Smith figures to be a popular name mentioned in..." January 30

  • Report: Alex Smith for Aqib Talib trade not happening

    Sportsnaut "The upcoming NFL offseason figures to be an interesting one for both Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith and Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib. Both Smith and Talib are prime candidates to be traded. The two are currently being talked about in trade rumors together, but according to one..." January 30

  • Report: Broncos interested in Aqib Talib-for-Alex Smith trade?

    247 Sports "Aqib Talib playing for the Kansas City Chiefs? Alex Smith rocking the blue and orange? It's not out of the realm of possibility, says Mike Klis. In a radio interview on Monday, the 9News Broncos insider suggested Denver would send the Pro Bowl cornerback along with a second-round pick to..." January 29

  • Report: Browns likely to make play for Alex Smith, draft QB at No. 1

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Browns won’t get out of the NFL’s basement until they land a quarterback. The franchise knows this and has already stated the No. 1 priority this offseason is fixing the quarterback situation. Now, per Mary Kay Cabot of, we have an idea about how the Browns will look..." January 29

  • Roger Goodell 'concerned' about NFL catch rule "The confounding catch rule is the bane of many football fans' existence. Count NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as one of those perturbed viewers fixated on simplifying and clarifying the rule this offseason. "I'm not just somewhat concerned. I am concerned," Goodell told FOX Sports' Colin..." January 29

  • How much do Super Bowl commercials cost in 2018?

    Sporting News "Super Bowl 52, also known as Super Bowl LII, is set for Sunday, Feb. 4, at U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings since the 2016 season. The game will be the first Super Bowl hosted by Minnesota since Super Bowl XXVI on Jan. 26, 1992. This year it's the Eagles vs. the Patriots, but..." January 29

  • NFL Pro Bowl ratings up 28% from last year

    247 Sports "The NFL's decision to move the Pro Bowl to an afternoon slot paid dividends when it comes to the game's ratings. A considerable amount of people tuned into watch this year's Pro Bowl than in 2017, as the league decided to kickoff their all-start game this past Sunday at 3:00 p.m. The Pro Bowl..." January 29

  • Which quarterbacks will be released or traded?

    Sporting News "Free agency and quarterbacks normally are not words used together, but this year could be different, as a few passers should make their way to the open market. Here we look at some of the top quarterback free agents and players who could be released or traded in 2018. Kirk Cousins,..." January 29

  • Chiefs Expected To Promote Mike Kafka To QBs Coach

    NFL Trade Rumors "Terez A. Paylor reports that the Chiefs are expected to promote Mike Kafka to quarterbacks coach at some point in the near future. Kafka served as the Chiefs’ offensive quality-control coach for the 2017 season. Kansas City has lost a few coaches this offseason including Matt Nagy, who is..." January 26

  • Chiefs will induct Tony Gonzalez into team’s Hall of Fame

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs announced they will induct former tight end Tony Gonzalez into the team’s Chiefs’ Hall of Fame in 2018. He becomes the 48th individual and 44th player to earn the honor, which the Chiefs will celebrate during the 48th annual 101 Awards banquet in Kansas City on February..." January 26

  • Alex Smith on his future: “I don’t think anybody totally knows”

    Kansas City Star "The Pro Bowl is meant to be a celebration of the NFL’s best players, and as such encourages a fun, laid-back atmosphere. Players enjoy cracking jokes with each other and the coaches between jogging through practice reps at Disney’s Wide World of Sports. It’s through that upbeat lens that Chiefs..." January 26

  • NFL ratings decline leads to an increase in makegoods, $300 million drop in ad revenue

    Awful Announcing "Whatever the reasons behind the NFL’s decline in ratings, and they’re likely myriad, it was always going to be tough for that big of a drop to not impact the bottom line. According to AdWeek, that’s exactly what happened: It didn’t happen until the final month of the regular season, but the..." January 26

  • Chiefs’ Pierre-Louis pleads not guilty to misdemeanor marijuana possession

    Kansas City Star "Chiefs linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis was arrested Thursday night and charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, THC and drug paraphernalia, driving without a valid driver’s license and failure to display a valid license plate or current registration. Kansas Highway Patrol made the..." January 26

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