Chiefs Rumors & News

  • Goodell blames fans for not understanding NFL’s domestic violence policy

    The Comeback "Roger Goodell gave an interview to BBC Sports, in which he essentially says the league’s handling of domestic violence suspensions is fine. He blames fan ignorance or narrow-mindedness for the perception that he’s not going far enough. Roger Goodell is essentially the man behind the curtain,..." October 22

  • Introduces “Roster Options,” Which Is Basically a Way to Profit Off People Cheating at Fantasy Football

    Total Pro Sports "One of the key components of fantasy football is agonizing over your weekly roster, trying to decide which players are due for a big game and which should remain on the bench. It’s what makes fantasy football gratifying. If we didn’t have to use knowledge and instinct to make tough choices, we..." October 22

  • Jamaal Charles questionable with swelling in knee

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs took their time bringing running back Jamaal Charles back from a torn ACL in the early weeks of this season before he returned to the lineup for the last two games. Charles’ continued immersion back into the lineup has hit a bit of a snag this week. Charles is listed as questionable..." October 21

  • Philadelphia Eagles Should Trade For Chiefs' RB Jamaal Charles

    Inquisitr "The Philadelphia Eagles are one of the bigger surprises in the NFC this season and appear to have a shot at making the NFL playoffs. If they want to make that leap, they will need to make an upgrade ahead of the NFL trade deadline on November 1. Carson Wentz has been playing at Rookie of the..." October 21

  • The NFL is cracking down hard on illegal celebrations. Players and fans ask, why?

    Washington Post "Twerking? Don’t do it, Antonio Brown. Shooting a fake bow and arrow? No way, Josh Norman and Brandin Cooks. Taking off your helmet? Nope, Odell Beckham Jr. Shooting a jump shot over the crossbar? Forget about it, Vernon Davis. NFL officials are throwing penalty flags for illegal..." October 20

  • Sagging NFL TV ratings leave owners scrambling for answers

    USA Today "It’s an election year, silly. That wasn’t the entire company line, but the impact of the dramatic presidential election cycle was certainly a prevailing sentiment as NFL owners gathered Tuesday for their quarterly meeting and assessed the league's unusual and precipitous dip in TV..." October 19

  • Packers nab RB Knile Davis from Chiefs in trade "Green Bay acquired running back depth. The Packers traded for Kansas City Chiefs reserve running back Knile Davis, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday, per a source informed of the swap. The Kansas City Star first reported the news. Green Bay was in desperate need of..." October 18

  • Sean McDonough rips NFL officiating, blames it for ratings decline

    Larry Brown Sports "The Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets did not exactly put on a great show Monday night, and the officiating didn’t help. Head official Jerome Boger and his crew threw a whopping 19 penalty flags, making the game — which was never close — extremely hard to watch. Ratings have been down across..." October 18

  • Chiefs' Reid: Charles still not ready for full workload

    Kansas City Star "It was hard not to notice how hard Jamaal Charles ran in the Chiefs’ 26-10 win over Oakland on Sunday. You could argue Charles, 29, showed flashes of his old self, the man who averaged 5.5 yards throughout his NFL career. Charles rushed for 33 yards on nine carries, showing quickness, burst..." October 18

  • Marcus Peters takes shot at Derek Carr’s arm strength

    Sportsnaut "Marcus Peters is steadily developing into one of the NFL’s best players at the cornerback position, and he isn’t shying away from the microphone while doing so. Following the Chief’s 26-10 win over the Oakland Raiders on a rain-soaked field, a game in which Marcus Peters picked off Oakland star..." October 17

  • Raiders' Del Rio: Throwing the ball not Alex Smith's strong suit

    San Francisco Chronicle "Alex Smith is 8-1 against the Raiders after Sunday’s win and he married a former Raiderette, so he doesn’t really need their respect. But the Chiefs’ quarterback thoroughly outplayed Raiders counterpart Derek Carr at the Oakland Coliseum, and deserved a little better from Oakland head coach..." October 17

  • Chiefs maintain mastery of Raiders

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Kansas City Chiefs had two weeks to fix what went wrong in a 43-14 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers before facing the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. The Chiefs put their time to good use. Spencer Ware rushed for a career-high 131 yards and a touchdown, quarterback..." October 16

  • Raiders' stadium hallways flood before game vs. Chiefs

    Fox Sports "The Oakland Raiders are attempting to move to Las Vegas, and while it’s no sure thing at this point in time, it’s becoming increasingly likely. After seeing the current status of their stadium, it’s easy to see why they want out of Oakland. Before Sunday’s game, the Oakland Coliseum was flooded..." October 16

  • Jamaal Charles Will Be Full Participant in Practice This Week "The last time Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles participated fully in a team practice was a little more than a year ago. That was, until Wednesday afternoon. “I feel good,” Charles said, smiling as he met with a little more than a dozen media members at his locker Wednesday..." October 13

  • Donald Trump makes fun of NFL concussion protocol

    247 Sports "Donald Trump is apparently not a fan of the NFL's concussion protocol. The Republican nominee for president made fun of the amount of time players miss now due to head injuries. The NFL has made significant changes in its concussion protocol over the past few years. While players often miss a..." October 13

  • Justin Houston cleared for football activities

    Pro Football Talk "There’s been uncertainty about when and if Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston would be ready to return to the team this season after having surgery on his ACL early in the offseason, but it looks like we can drop if from the list of options. Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder announced on Wednesday..." October 12

  • How can an NFL player go broke?

    Sporting News "How can an NFL player go broke? Originally answered on Sept. 7, 2016. This question originally appeared on Quora , the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. You can follow Quora on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+ . Any number of..." October 08

  • Chiefs Sign Former Colts LB Sio Moore, Cut LB Dezman Moses

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Kansas City Chiefs announced Friday that they’ve signed LB Sio Moore to a contract and placed OLB Dezman Moses on waivers. Moore, 26, is a former third-round pick of the Raiders back in 2013. He spent two years in Oakland before he was traded to the Colts in return for a 2016 sixth round..." October 07

  • Chiefs’ Alex Smith eager to again gash teams with his rushing ability

    Kansas City Star "Early last week, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith was casually watching a football game in which he saw the quarterback take off and scramble. For a fleeting moment, it felt like a shot to the gut. “I’m like gah, I think I have like zero rushing yards in three games,” said Smith, who actually had..." October 07

  • Report: NFL Threatens To Fine Teams If They Use Too Much Footage On Social Media

    Deadspin "Buried in Albert Breer’s column for MMQB this morning was a nugget suggesting just how seriously the NFL is taking their declining primetime TV audiences. Ratings in the 18-t0-49 demographic have fallen between 12 and 16 percent for Thursday, Sunday, and Monday night games, and the NFL,..." October 07

  • Ratings Fumble for NFL Surprises Networks, Advertisers

    Pro Football Talk "Fewer people have been watching the NFL on TV this year. The NFL previously had said nothing about it. Now, the NFL has. And it’s along the lines of, “All is well.” “We’re missing some stars out there,” NFL media chief Brian Rolapp said, via the Wall Street Journal. Indeed they are, in part..." October 07

  • Travis Kelce's new dating show 'Catching Kelce' is absurd

    Fox Sports "As we learned with Aaron Rodgers' brother in the last season of The Bachelorette, any "professional athlete" (seriously, he called himself that) can star in a dating show if he/she is attractive and shameless enough. During Wednesday night's premiere of Catching Kelce on E!, it became clear..." October 06

  • Steelers ride Roethlisberger's 5 TDs to rout of Chiefs

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Coach Mike Tomlin called it Redemption Sunday following Pittsburgh's worst loss in 27 years. As usual, Ben Roethlisberger was the Steelers' redeemer. Roethlisberger threw touchdown passes on three consecutive passes in the first half while tossing four of his five scoring..." October 03

  • Jamaal Charles’ return to action is a bummer as Chiefs get hammered in Steel City

    Kansas City Star "It was not a triumphant return for Jamaal Charles. The Chiefs’ career rushing leader had been aching to return to the field. And some 51 weeks after tearing his ACL, Charles finally got back into the game on Sunday. But the Chiefs were steamrolled 43-14, and Charles had little to do with the..." October 03

  • Jamaal Charles questionable sunday but is expected to play "Jamaal Charles' return to game action is near. The Chiefs running back is questionable to play Sunday night against the Steelers. Charles had been ruled doubtful the prior three weeks, so his improved status for this week's matchup is promising. " September 30

  • Senator introduces anti-online gambling bill to Congress

    Sportsnaut "Judicial and political systems at the state level continue to take up online gambling and daily fantasy sports. We’ve seen multiple instances in the past where online gaming itself has been banned at the state level. The most recent examples of this include daily fantasy sports in New York,..." September 29

  • Chiefs coach Andy Reid on Jamaal Charles’ return: ‘We’re getting closer’

    Kansas City Star "It remains to be seen when star running back Jamaal Charles hits the field again for the Chiefs. But on Monday, coach Andy Reid made it sound like it might not be that far off. “We’ll see — he’s getting closer here,” Reid said. “We’ve probably been overly cautious, but there’s a chance he’s out..." September 27

  • Chiefs’ Phillip Gaines questionable for Sunday’s game against the Jets

    Kansas City Star "Phillip Gaines, one of the Chiefs’ three best cornerbacks, popped up on the injury report on Friday with a knee issue. He is questionable for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets. Gaines played extensively in the Chiefs’ first two games as the third corner behind Marcus Peters and Steven..." September 24

  • Chiefs list Jamaal Charles as doubtful this week

    Pro Football Talk "Kansas City’s likely going to have to wait another week to get Jamaal Charles back on the field. The Chiefs are listing Charles as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Jets, and that designation points toward him not returning, as some speculated he might this week." September 24

  • Andy Reid hints Jamaal Charles has chance to play in Week 3

    Larry Brown Sports "Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles still has yet to make his 2016 season debut, but we many not have to wait for much longer to see it happen. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid left the door open on Friday for Charles to play Sunday against the Jets, saying that he thinks the former..." September 24

  • Ex-NFLer Napoleon Harris repels robbery, leads police to murder suspects "A south suburban state lawmaker appears to have played a role in the capture of three murder suspects from Georgia after being the victim of a mugging earlier this month. State Sen. Napoleon Harris (D-Harvey) owns two Beggars Pizza franchises in Oak Forest and Harvey; and decided to give his..." September 23

  • Chiefs receivers look to get on the same page with Alex Smith

    Kansas City Star "Something has been on Alex Smith’s mind since Sunday. A loss, like the Chiefs’ 19-12 defeat at the hands of the Houston Texans, tends to do that. But the issue nagging at Smith — his general lack of cohesion with his receivers — is unusual, at least since receiver Jeremy Maclin joined the..." September 22

  • Why are NFL ratings plummeting this season?

    Sportsnaut "The National Football League remains the single most watched entity in North American professional sports. It’s not necessarily close. Really, the other three major sports leagues are simply battling for second place. Take the 2015 calendar year as an example of this. According to Sports..." September 21

  • Coaches complained about lack of offensive holding calls in Week One

    Pro Football Talk "Most coaches complain when too many penalties are called. Following Week One of the 2016 regular season, many coaches complained about the absence of one specific type of penalty. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, complaints arose from the absence of holding calls. And for good..." September 21

  • 'Flop’ by Texans cost Chiefs a kickoff return touchdown, Andy Reid says

    Kansas City Star "Tyreek Hill and the Chiefs believed they had a kickoff return touchdown in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game at Houston. A day later the Chiefs still believe it was a touchdown, or at least coach Andy Reid disagreed with the holding penalty that wiped out what would have been a 105-yard..." September 20

  • Andy Reid expects Jamaal Charles to be same player when he returns

    Kansas City Star "Chiefs coach Andy Reid has consistently said the Chiefs will take a cautious approach with running back Jamaal Charles, who continues to recover from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Reid continued to toe that line Monday following a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter that said Charles is..." September 19

  • Texans ride defense to win over Chiefs

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler and his Houston offensive teammates were doing just enough Sunday that any small measure of extra productivity proved more than sufficient to complement yet another stellar defensive effort. Carried by a stifling defense and aided by a staunch..." September 18

  • Source: Chiefs' Charles out Sunday, eyes Week 3

    ESPN "Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles will miss Sunday's game against the Houston Texans but is expected to make his season debut in Week 3, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Charles, who missed most of last season after tearing the ACL in his right knee in Week 5, is ready to play" September 18

  • Jamaal Charles ‘doubtful’ for Week 2

    Sportsnaut "The Kansas City Chiefs played without star running back Jamaal Charles last week. And it would appear they must prepare to do the same in Week 2. Charles has been listed as “doubtful,” according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. Charles has been practicing but only on a limited basis due to..." September 17

  • Jamaal Charles At 80 or 90 Percent; Playing Running Back For Chiefs Scout Team

    CBS Houston "Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson joined SportsRadio 610’s In The Loop with former Chiefs star Dante Hall, John Lopez and Cody Stoots on Thursday, ahead of their game against the Houston Texans this Sunday. Johnson said that the Chiefs superstar running back Jamaal Charles is almost..." September 16

  • Bengals Claim KeiVarae Russell Off Waivers

    Pro Football Rumors "The Bengals have claimed rookie defensive back KeiVarae Russell, according to Rand Getlin (on Twitter). The Chiefs surprised everyone in the football world when they released the third-round rookie earlier this week. To make room, the Bengals cut guard Trey Hopkins. Getlin reported yesterday..." September 15

  • 'Harambe' back in business after temporary jersey ban

    ESPN "Fans who want to customize their favorite team's jersey with "Harambe" on the back can do so once again as of Thursday, after the word mistakenly appeared on a retailer's list of banned words. ESPN has learned that an official with a Major League Baseball team, concerned that fans were..." September 15

  • Chiefs release third-round pick KeiVarae Russell

    USA Today "The Kansas City Chiefs have released third-round pick KeiVarae Russell and brought back linebacker Dezman Moses in a surprise move just one week into the regular season. Russell, a cornerback, had been passed over by sixth-round pick D.J. White and recent acquisition Kenneth Acker on the depth..." September 14

  • Chiefs Restructure Justin Houston’s Contract

    Pro Football Rumors "The Chiefs have freed up some cap space with the help of outside linebacker Justin Houston. Houston has agreed to turn $7.5MM of his $14.9MM base salary into a bonus, as Field Yates of tweets. The maneuvering will give KC an additional $6MM in cap space, money that was badly needed as the..." September 14

  • Harambe's legacy not respected by NFL Shop

    Sporting News "There are plenty of names you can't put on the back of jerseys at NFL Shop. BuzzFeed compiled a list of 50, and it includes names such as Ron Mexico (Michael Vick's alias), Carruth (as in Rae Carruth, the NFL player who conspired to murder his pregnant wife), He Hate Me (the popular XFL jersey)..." September 14

  • Roger Goodell says eliminating kickoffs remains possible if the NFL can’t make them safer

    Washington Post "The NFL has enacted rule changes to try to make the kickoff safer for players. That effort will continue with further safety-related tinkering with the play, according to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. But if such maneuvers fail, the elimination of the kickoff from the sport remains a future..." September 14

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams 2016 "Relocation and new stadiums drove NFL team values 19% higher over the past year, to an average of $2.34 billion. The Rams doubled in value, to $2.9 billion, after moving from St. Louis to Los Angeles. The Rams are scheduled to play three seasons at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum before..." September 14

  • NFL to launch new $100 million concussion initiatives to improve player safety

    Washington Post "The NFL is launching a new set of concussion-related initiatives under which the league will devote $60 million to technological development, aimed in part at improving helmets for players, and an additional $40 million toward funding medical research into the effects of head injuries,..." September 14

  • Lady Gaga Reportedly in Talks to Perform at Super Bowl 51 Halftime Show

    Complex "Lady Gaga is reportedly in talks to play the Super Bowl 51 halftime show in Houston in February 2017. According to Billboard, the singer could clinch the biggest stage of the year because the NFL was impressed by her performance of The Star-Spangled Banner at the 2016 Super Bowl. The last year..." September 13

  • NFL tabs Sam Rapoport to help open job 'pipeline' for women at team level

    ESPN "The NFL has created a position to address the lack of women in coaching and scouting roles at the team level and named former women's football pro tackle player Sam Rapoport as director of football development. Rapoport's role will be to identify women who are knowledgeable about the game and..." September 13