Chiefs Rumors & News

  • Shaun Smith’s pre-game routine included two blunts

    Kansas City Star "Shaun Smith's nine-year NFL career ended with the last of his two stints with the Chiefs. Smith, a defensive tackle, had played for the Saints, Bengals and Browns before he joined the Chiefs for the 2010 season. It was his best as a pro as he played in all 16 games for the only time and had one..." April 22

  • Defensive help could be coming for Chiefs via draft

    Kansas City Star "Chiefs general manager Brett Veach held the first pre-draft news conference of his career Friday and made at least one thing perfectly clear. When the NFL Draft starts Thursday, the Chiefs won't be shy about improving their defense. “I don’t think as an evaluator, as a personnel member,..." April 21

  • Chiefs GM Brett Veach: Reggie Ragland 'can be a star' "The price to gain a potential star linebacker apparently only cost the Chiefs a fourth-round pick. In his pre-draft news conference Friday, Kansas City general manager Brett Veach gushed over Reggie Ragland, calling the player the Chiefs acquired from the Buffalo Bills last summer a possible..." April 21

  • Chiefs expect to improve their defense in the draft

    Kansas City Star "Chiefs general manager Brett Veach held the first pre-draft news conference of his career Friday and made at least one thing perfectly clear. When the NFL Draft starts Thursday, the Chiefs won't be shy about improving their defense. “I don’t think as an evaluator, as a personnel member,..." April 20

  • Saturday flex could be a strong hint for the next MNF deal

    Pro Football Talk "The 2018 schedule includes the inevitable flexing of two late-season Sunday games to Saturday. This is not, in my own personal view uninfluenced by anything I’ve heard or not heard from anyone at NBC, an insignificant development. For the first time ever (except in the event of inclement..." April 20

  • Chiefs-Rams set for second MNF game from Mexico City

    ESPN "The Los Angeles Rams will host the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football from Mexico City on Nov. 19, the Rams announced Wednesday, one day before the NFL unveils the rest of the 2018 regular-season schedule. Kickoff is set for 8:15 p.m. ET on ESPN from Estadio Azteca for what will be the..." April 19

  • Strahan, Bradshaw, Long to work Thursday night pregame for FOX

    Pro Football Talk "FOX still hasn’t announced who will be in the booth on Thursday Night Football this season, but it has announced who will be on the pregame set. Michael Strahan, Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long will work the pregame show on Thursday nights, FOX announced today." April 18

  • NFL to release 2018 regular-season schedule Thursday "The 2018 NFL regular-season schedule will soon be here. The schedule will be announced exclusively on NFL Network during the 2018 NFL Schedule Release Presented by Verizon at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday as part of a two-hour long special. The special will be hosted by Scott Hanson and feature NFL..." April 18

  • Mahomes, Chiefs receivers met over the winter to get work in

    247 Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs got their offseason workout schedule underway this week, but Patrick Mahomes and other members of the Chiefs offense had been getting their share of work in long beforehand as Mahomes would occasionally meet with them over the winter to get some throwing in. Mahomes told..." April 17

  • NFL, NFLPA announce ban of 10 helmet models after laboratory study

    CBS Sports "The NFL and NFLPA released a joint statement Monday that they have banned 10 helmet models from being used in the future. Six of the 10 helmet models are banned immediately, while four are only permitted to be worn by the players that wore them in 2017. The results of the laboratory testing,..." April 16

  • The Star’s seven-round Chiefs NFL draft projection, version 1.0

    Kansas City Star "It’s that time of year again, folks! The NFL draft is right around the corner, and even though the Chiefs don’t have a first-round pick (at least at the moment), that doesn’t mean there’s not plenty to be gleaned from this exercise. So here it is, the first of three seven-round mocks I’ll be doing..." April 15

  • Kerwynn Williams will sign with Chiefs

    CBS Sports "Williams is slated to sign a one-year deal with the Chiefs, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Williams joins a crowded Kansas City backfield that is headed by Kareem Hunt and at least for now also includes Charcandrick West, Spencer Ware, Damien Williams and Akeem Hunt." April 15

  • Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson on why he named movie character after Chiefs great

    Kansas City Star "When Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson learned his character in the movie "Rampage" would have ties to a Nigerian family, he had a request. Could the character's name be in honor of former Chiefs running back Christian Okoye? Okoye, whose nickname was the "Nigerian Nightmare," rushed for 4,897..." April 14

  • Cornelius Lucas visits Chiefs

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs may be in the market for some veteran depth on the offensive line. Field Yates of ESPN reports that the team had free agent tackle Cornelius Lucas in for a visit. Lucas, who played his college ball nearby at Kansas State, entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie with the Lions in..." April 11

  • The NFL is reportedly dumping its Color Rush uniforms this year

    Awful Announcing "NFL fans expecting to see the ridiculously colored “Color Rush” uniforms during Thursday Night Football this season appear to be in for a rude awakening. According to sports radio guru Jason Barrett of Barrett Sports Media, Fox Sports EVP of Programming, Research and Content Strategy Bill..." April 11

  • Indianapolis Colts sign cornerback Kenneth Acker

    247 Sports "The Indianapolis Colts announced the signing of former Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers cornerback Kenneth Acker to a free agent contract Wednesday. Terms of the contract were not immediately reported. The 26-year-old Acker (6-0, 195) entered the league in 2014 as a sixth-round draft..." April 11

  • Chiefs bring Kerwynn Williams in for a visit

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs weren’t exactly shorthanded in the backfield, but they continue to look for options. Per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Chiefs brought former Cardinals running back Kerwynn Williams in for a visit." April 06

  • FOX Sports Working on Plan to Have Michael Strahan Host 'Thursday Night Football' Pregame Show in New York

    SI "A source tells that FOX’s plan for its “Thursday Night Football” pregame show is to bring it to New York City with a scaled down version of its regular “FOX NFL Sunday” cast. The network, whose Sunday NFL pregame show is based Los Angeles, is expected to air Thursday’s show from the Big..." April 06

  • Colts Meet With CB Kenneth Acker

    Pro Football Rumors "Former Chiefs and 49ers cornerback Kenneth Acker visited the Colts on Tuesday, Field Yates of tweets. Acker could help to provide support in what is a very thin positional group. The Colts re-signed corner Pierre Desir this season, but they watched Rashaan Melvin leave in free agency..." April 03

  • No Sweatpants in Public: Inside the Rule Books for N.F.L. Cheerleaders

    New York Times "Cheerleaders for the Carolina Panthers, known as the TopCats, must arrive at the stadium on game days at least five hours before kickoff. Body piercings and tattoos must be removed or covered. Water breaks can be taken only when the Panthers are on offense. TopCats must leave the stadium to change..." April 02

  • Andy Reid: A year with Alex Smith will help Patrick Mahomes greatly

    Pro Football Talk "Alex Smith is gone and Patrick Mahomes takes over as the quarterback in Kansas City, after one year of Mahomes sitting on the bench. That time waiting, watching, and learning could be very useful to Mahomes. “Patrick couldn’t have paid Alex Smith enough to have been in that room with him,”..." March 30

  • Chiefs add backup quarterback Matt McGloin

    Pro Football Talk "For the second time this month, the Chiefs have brought in a backup quarterback for Patrick Mahomes. Matt McGloin signed with the Chiefs today, the team announced. McGloin joins the newly signed Chad Henne as backups behind Mahomes, last year’s first-round draft pick who will be the starter..." March 30

  • Chiefs’ Andy Reid would give up a toe for Super Bowl title

    Sportsnaut "The sacrifices those in the NFL world make are by now well known. Long hours in the office or training room. No real time for the family. A very short break during the offseason. It’s one of the reasons they get paid the big bucks. Having coached in the NFL for more than a quarter century,..." March 30

  • Kareem Hunt has gained respect he didn’t get this time a year ago

    Pro Football Talk "Kareem Hunt had a record-setting rookie season, but he’s greedy. The Chiefs running back wants more. The Chiefs made Hunt the 86th overall pick, and in Week 1, he showed he was drafted too low. His 246 yards from scrimmage in the season opener were the most ever in a player’s debut. “I feel..." March 29

  • Goodell: Helmet should be for protection, not a weapon "A day after the NFL broadened the helmet-hit rule, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell expanded on the decision the league hopes will help make the game safer. "Our focus is how to take the head out of the game and make sure that we're using the helmet as protection, and it's not being used as a..." March 28

  • NFL Competition Committee may consider eliminating kickoffs

    Larry Brown Sports "Kickoffs may be the next NFL stalwart to go out the window in the name of player safety. Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy, a member of the NFL Competition Committee, said that if nobody can find a way to reduce injuries on kickoffs, the committee will strongly consider eliminating them..." March 28

  • NFL institutes 15-yard penalty, possible ejection for lowering head to make hit

    ESPN "NFL owners passed an unexpected rule Tuesday that will expand penalties for helmet-to-helmet contact, one that is more significant and far-reaching than the NCAA's targeting rule. Under the change, a player will be penalized 15 yards and potentially ejected any time he lowers his head to..." March 27

  • NFL gives officiating office authority to eject players remotely

    Pro Football Talk "Ejections are no longer at the sole discretion of the on-field officials. The NFL’s owners voted today on a new rule that authorizes a designated member of the officiating department to instruct on-field game officials to eject a player who commits “a flagrant non-football act,” if a foul for..." March 27

  • CBS says fewer ad breaks in NFL games will stay for the 2018 season

    Awful Announcing "Last season, the NFL and its television partners reduced the amount of ad breaks from five per quarter to four. That was in hopes of stopping the silly score-commercial-kickoff-commercial sequence. While it did reduce the number of those silly sequences, the change didn’t get rid of them..." March 27

  • Owners unanimously approve simplified catch rule

    ESPN "NFL owners approved new rules and bylaws on Tuesday, including unanimously approving the proposal to change the league's catch rule and authorizing in-game ejections from the league's officiating office. The owners also made permanent the rule change that teams start from the 25-yard line after..." March 27

  • Pass interference rule unlikely to be changed to 15-yard penalty

    ESPN "A proposal to change the NFL's defensive pass interference rule to a 15-yard penalty, rather than a spot foul, does not appear to have enough support to pass this week at the league's owners meetings. New York Giants co-owner John Mara said that he was one of the few competition committee..." March 26

  • NFL not considering rule change on fumbles through the end zone

    Pro Football Talk "The rule that says a fumble into the end zone and out of bounds goes to the defense on the 20-yard line seems illogical. But it’s not going anywhere. Among the many rules changes the league will consider at next week’s owners’ meeting, there’s nothing about the fumble touchback rule, which many..." March 23

  • NFL considering ‘McDaniels rule’ allowing assistants to take new jobs during playoffs

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL would probably like to avoid ever seeing the Josh McDaniels coaching fiasco ever happen again, and a subsequent rule change would ensure that it doesn’t. NFL Competition Committee chairman Rich McKay confirmed that the league is considering a rule change that would allow assistant..." March 23

  • Chiefs expected to sign running back Damien Williams

    Kansas City Star "The Chiefs are expected to sign running back Damien Williams, a source told The Star on Thursday. Williams, 25, will add depth to a running back group that already includes the NFL's leading rusher, Kareem Hunt, who is coming off a dynamite rookie season. Hunt took over the No. 1 job in..." March 22

  • Report | Chiefs working to sign Benjamin Watson

    Fanrag Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs are working on a deal with free-agent tight end Benjamin Watson, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Watson would be a nice addition to a Chiefs offense that is expected to be led by young quarterback Patrick Mahomes next season. The 37-year-old is coming off a..." March 21

  • Ex-NFLers say league is trying to ‘rig’ concussion settlement, dementia claims are going unpaid

    New York Daily News "Victims of NFL concussions are tired of waiting for their money. Frustrated that their clients aren't getting paid fast enough, lawyers for players entitled to a share of the league's billion-dollar class-action concussion settlement said the NFL needs help finding its wallet. Specifically,..." March 21

  • West Coast teams want NFL rule limiting early kickoffs

    Pro Football Talk "Teams that play in the Pacific time zone are tired of early kickoffs on the East Coast (and even earlier kickoffs in London), and they want the NFL to limit them. Toward that end, the 49ers, Chargers and Cardinals have proposed a rule to be discussed at next week’s league meeting that would..." March 20

  • Spring league Alliance of American Football to launch in 2019 on CBS

    CBS Sports "The XFL, the controversial football league founded by Vince McMahon in 1999 that lasted just one season, is set to return in 2020. But it won't be the only new professional football league -- or even the first to begin play. Charlie Ebersol -- the son of NBC executive Dick Ebersol, McMahon's..." March 20

  • NFL VP Troy Vincent confirms changes to NFL catch rule

    ESPN "The NFL's competition committee is expected to propose a new catch rule that would eliminate the "going to the ground" distinction in addition to reinforcing a high standard for overturning calls via replay, league executive vice president Troy Vincent confirmed Tuesday to the Washington..." March 20

  • Proposed rule could allow officials at NFL office to eject players after instant replay

    Sporting News "Egregious “non-football acts" could be subject for ejection next season even if referees don't call for expulsion on the field. Troy Vincent, executive vice president of football operations, told USA Today Sports on Monday that the league’s competition committee will propose a rule allowing..." March 20

  • Chiefs visit with RFA Xavier Williams

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals made the decision to tender defensive tackle Xavier Williams as a restricted free agent and they may have to make another contractual decision about him soon. Field Yates of ESPN reports that Williams visited with the Chiefs this weekend. If they sign him to an offer sheet, the..." March 18

  • Andy Reid, now that he can say his new quarterback’s name, is ready to work with him

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs have a new quarterback. And coach Andy Reid’s first order of business was unrelated to actually coaching him. “First I had to learn how to say his last name,” Reid told reporters on Thursday in a joint press conference with Patrick Mahomes. “Instead of McHomes it is Mahomes.” The..." March 16

  • Former Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls to visit Chiefs on Friday

    USA Today "In a bit of surprising news, the Chiefs will be bringing in a running back for a visit Friday. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, former Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls will visit Kansas City on Friday. Rawls was a restricted free agent but Seattle chose not to give him his tender, making him an..." March 16

  • The changes to the Chiefs' defense follow two specific themes

    Kansas City Star "The hope was to be scouting the New England Patriots, formulating a game plan to carry the Chiefs into the AFC Championship Game. Instead, in the middle of January, coach Andy Reid and general manager Brett Veach were looking at film of their own team, embarking on an early offseason. Because..." March 16

  • Chiefs sign Chad Henne

    Pro Football Rumors "The Chiefs are signing quarterback Chad Henne to a two-year deal, a source tells Mike Garafolo of (on Twitter). Henne, 33 in July, will serve as the No. 2 QB behind Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs have been on the lookout for a backup/mentor to pair with Mahomes. They had interest in..." March 16

  • Sammy Watkins on Patrick Mahomes: We can get better together

    ESPN "For all of his size, speed and receiving ability, Sammy Watkins is still waiting for his first monster receiving season. Between injuries, changing teams and other factors, he’s been on the brink but never quite there. That’s something Watkins acknowledged Thursday after signing as a free agent..." March 16

  • Chiefs Sign P Dustin Colquitt To New Three-Year Deal Worth Up To $9M

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Kansas City Chiefs have signed P Dustin Colquitt to a new three-year contract worth $7.5 million on Thursday that can increase up to $9 million, according to his agency. Colquitt, 28, is a former third-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2005." March 15

  • Chiefs Expected To Have Some Interest In TE Brent Celek

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Silver of NFL Media confirms that former Eagles TE Brent Celek is visiting with the Lions on Thursday and adds that the Chiefs could also have interest in signing him to a contract. Celek recently confirmed he plans to return for a 12th season in 2018, which left the Eagles in a tough..." March 15

  • Chiefs reportedly interested in Chad Henne, Matt Moore

    Yardbarker "The Chiefs will meet with Chad Henne on Thursday night, according to’s Jeff Darlington (on Twitter). The Chiefs also have interest in Dolphins free agent signal-caller Matt Moore, Darlington adds. The Titans and Dolphins are also showing interest in Henne, who has spent the last six..." March 15

  • Browns signing CB Terrance Mitchell to 3-year deal worth $12 million

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns have added some depth in the secondary, agreeing to terms on a three-year deal with former Chiefs cornerback Terrance Mitchell, a league source confirmed for Mitchell was originally drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the seventh round in 2014. The Cowboys cut him during..." March 14