Chiefs Rumors & News

  • NFL concussion settlement takes nasty turn

    ESPN "The $1 billion NFL concussion settlement -- nearly six years in the making yet still to deliver a penny to former players and their families for brain injuries stemming from football -- is revealing the underbelly of the legal system to former players and their families. As they finally close..." March 29

  • NFL: Concussions dropped by around 10 percent

    Fanrag Sports "According to the NFL, concussions dropped in 2016, falling by around 10 percent. That would make it appear that the strict concussion protocol has been working. Since the lawsuit, the NFL has been working to cut back on concussions. They originally rose with the new protocol, but the NFL..." March 28

  • 2017 NFL schedule: League reportedly hoping to unveil full schedule in late April

    CBS Sports "The release of the NFL schedule has become much more than an announcement with a long list of football games to be played in the future. It’s become a full-blown spectacle, with a three- or four-hour television program planned around it on multiple networks. This despite everyone already knowing..." March 28

  • Leaping block attempts on field goals, extra points expected to be banned

    ESPN "NFL owners are expected to pass a rule on Tuesday that will prohibit players from leaping over linemen to try to block field goal and extra-point attempts, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Sources said the league feels the play is too dangerous and a player could get flipped over and..." March 28

  • NFL Owners Approve Raiders' Relocation Proposal

    NBC New York "NFL owners have given the Oakland Raiders the green light to continue with their current home in the East Bay in favor of Las Vegas. Stay tuned for updates. Monday could be the day many fans of the "Silver and Black" have feared for years. NFL owners stationed in Phoenix could vote as..." March 28

  • The NFL has an odd rule about refs visiting Las Vegas during the regular season

    CBS Sports "If the Raiders want to have an officiating crew at the first game they play in Las Vegas, then the NFL is going to have change one of its weirdest rules, which you probably didn’t even know about: NFL refs aren’t allowed to visit Sin City during the season. Under current league policy, every..." March 27

  • NFL owners to rake in absurd money in Rams, Chargers and Raiders relocation fees

    Sportsnaut "NFL owners are in Phoenix, Arizona for the Annual League Meeting, and they’re expected to approve a proposal that would send the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. Now we have at least one idea about why there is so much overwhelming support for the proposed move, as it means more money in the..." March 27

  • Colin Kaepernick still has 6 possible routes to NFL employment

    Sporting News "Colin Kaepernick still has the skill set to be an NFL quarterback somewhere in 2017. But between his regression as a highly-paid starter and the controversy he now carries with his bold off-field stances, his value as an NFL free agent — fair or not — has dwindled down to a cheap backup option for..." March 24

  • Free-agent guard Andrew Tiller visits Chiefs, leaves without deal

    Kansas City Star "Former San Francisco 49ers guard Andrew Tiller recently visited the Chiefs but left without a contract agreement, a source with knowledge of the visit told The Star. Tiller, 28, played in 15 games with the San Francisco 49ers last season, starting seven. The 6-foot-4, 324-pounder also started..." March 23

  • ESPN formally announces Suzy Kolber, Samantha Ponder, Trey Wingo to head NFL studio shows

    Awful Announcing "Three weeks ago, Jim Miller reported that ESPN would replace Chris Berman with a trio of studio hosts: Trey Wingo, Suzy Kolber and Samantha Ponder. On Thursday, ESPN finally confirmed the news, announcing that Kolber will host Monday Night Countdown, Ponder will lead Sunday NFL Countdown and Wingo..." March 23

  • Chiefs bring back defensive lineman Jarvis Jenkins

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs made one big change on their defensive line, but they’ve brought another key part back. According to a tweet from his agent, Chiefs defensive end Jarvis Jenkins has re-signed for another year. The Chiefs brought Jenkins in after he was cut by the Jets in November, and he provides..." March 22

  • Chiefs Hosting G Andrew Tiller On Visit

    Pro Football Rumors "49ers free agent guard Andrew Tiller is visiting the Chiefs today, a league source tells Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee (on Twitter). Tiller has started 14 games over the last two seasons for San Francisco. The Chiefs presently have three true guards on the roster in Laurent..." March 21

  • With draft still ahead, Chiefs' roster already in good shape

    ESPN "The Kansas City Chiefs could, if this was necessary, line up and play a game tomorrow and be competitive with many if not all teams they might face. Tomorrow is almost six months away from when the Chiefs will have to play their next regular season game. But their roster, with whatever remains..." March 20

  • 5 reasons why the Chiefs let Dontari Poe become a free agent

    Atlanta Falcons Blog "Back in my days in law school at the University of Cincinnati along with renowned announcer Cris Collinsworth — we took Tax and Corporations together — I learned a lot of new and fancy words. Seldom do I get to use my pretty words in the sports vernacular , but today I do. Two of those..." March 19

  • Slim pickings remain in free agency

    Pro Football Talk "There aren’t many big moves left to make in free agency. Sure, there’s still the question of whether our No. 1 free agent, Le’Veon Bell, will sign a long-term deal in Pittsburgh or play this season on the franchise tag. And there are big names out there like Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles and..." March 18

  • Chiefs reach pay cuts with Derrick Johnson, Anthony Sherman

    ESPN "The Kansas City Chiefs, who were tight to the salary cap, have agreed to a pay cut with linebacker Derrick Johnson, a league source told ESPN's Field Yates. Johnson was due a base salary of $4.75 million for 2017 and up to $1 million in per-game roster bonuses. Under the new terms, Johnson..." March 17

  • Nick Foles glad to be back in town that sometimes booed him

    Philly.com "Nick Foles misses the Philadelphia boos. "I have nothing but great things to say about the city, the fans," Foles said Thursday. "I miss running out at the Linc and being a part of that on game day. Crazy enough, you miss the boos from time to time. I laugh just thinking about playing and..." March 17

  • Chiefs sign safety Marqueston Huff

    Kansas City Star "The Chiefs added to their competitive depth at safety on Thursday by signing veteran Marqueston Huff. Huff, 24, was selected in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans. The 5-foot-11, 196-pounder – who also played cornerback collegiately at Wyoming – has appeared in 41..." March 17

  • Poe to visit Dolphins for next stop on free-agency tour

    Miami Herald "Dontari Poe will come to the Miami Dolphins training facility Wednesday and the team will do everything it can to convince the free agent defensive tackle that South Florida is the right place and the Dolphins are the best team for him. It is going to be a warm and inviting visit. It is going to..." March 15

  • Jamaal Charles to meet with Seahawks despite Lacy signing

    Larry Brown Sports "Seattle’s signing of running back Eddie Lacy does not eliminate the team’s interest in Jamaal Charles. Charles is set to visit with the Seahawks on Wednesday, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. Charles was one of many running backs the Seahawks were taking a look at once free agency..." March 14

  • Falcons expect Dontari Poe visit in “next 24 hours”

    Atlanta Falcons Blog "Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff let it be known that the team is very interested in signing free agent defensive tackle Dontari Poe on Monday. “It’s been reported about Poe coming into visit,” Dimitroff said while appearing on the team’s flagship radio station, 92.9 The Game with John..." March 13

  • Nick Foles returning to Eagles on two-year deal

    ESPN "Former Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Nick Foles is returning to the Philadelphia Eagles on a two-year deal, the team announced Monday. Foles will serve as the backup to second-year starter Carson Wentz. The Chiefs declined Foles' option on Thursday, making him a free agent. Foles, who..." March 13

  • Dontari Poe's Colts Visit Reportedly 'Went Well,' DT to Visit with Jaguars

    Bleacher Report "Following a visit with the Indianapolis Colts, free-agent defensive tackle Dontari Poe is reportedly set to meet with the Jacksonville Jaguars. According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, Poe's visit with the Colts "went well," but no deal has been struck, which will allow him to speak with the..." March 13

  • Dontari Poe close to signing with Colts

    NFL.com "The Colts could be looking to upgrade their patchwork defensive line. In what would make one of the most obvious pairings of the free agent season, the Colts are bringing in former Chiefs first-round pick Dontari Poe for a visit, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. CBS first..." March 12

  • Bucs eye Nick Foles as new backup QB

    Tampa Bay Times "The Bucs are seeking a more experienced backup quarterback in free agent Nick Foles, as ESPN reported a "mutual interest" between the two. Foles, 28, would be reunited with new Bucs receiver DeSean Jackson, who was his top target when he had a Pro Bowl season in 2013, throwing 27 touchdowns..." March 11

  • Chiefs extend Daniel Sorensen for four years, $16 million

    Kansas City Star "Chiefs safety Daniel Sorensen will be in the mix for some time. On Saturday, the team agreed to a four-year, $16 million extension with almost half that guaranteed with a little more than $2 million in incentives, a source confirmed to The Star. The total deal is worth $18.4 million, and is..." March 11

  • Dontari Poe Market Heating Up

    Pro Football Rumors "Although he hasn’t yet found a new home, free agent defensive tackle Dontari Poe is in “high demand,” tweets Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com. Poe will meet with the Colts on Sunday, while the Jaguars, Raiders, Dolphins, and Falcons also want to set up visits. The 49ers and Redskins have..." March 11

  • Tony Gonzalez Training K.C. Chiefs TE Prodigy ... With Sly Stallone!

    TMZ "Tony Gonzalez is still giving back to the Chiefs -- training one of the team's young tight ends who's currently wearing TG's 88 jersey!!! The future Hall of Famer rolled into Jay Glazer's Unbreakable gym in L.A. this week to train up Ross Travis -- a former Penn State basketball player who..." March 10

  • Chiefs want to extend safety Daniel Sorensen

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs put a second-round tender on safety Daniel Sorensen, which effectively took him off the market. But they apparently want to keep him for longer than one year. According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, the Chiefs want to “bang out” an extension for Sorensen soon. (And #bangout..." March 10

  • Falcons Being Linked To DT Dontari Poe

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jason La Canfora continues to hear the Falcons being linked to free agent DT Dontari Poe. Although, La Canfora says that there’s a “very good” chance Poe will sign a one-year contract and test the open market again in 2018. Last night, ESPN’s Ed Werder mentioned that there are some concerns..." March 10

  • Jamaal Charles will visit Seattle next week

    Pro Football Talk "The Seahawks have no immediate interest in running back Adrian Peterson. They have plenty of immediate interest in running back Jamaal Charles. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Charles will visit Seattle next week. If signed, he would join a depth chart currently led by Thomas..." March 09

  • Rams add backup quarterback Aaron Murray

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams were plagued by poor quarterback play last season, and now they’ve added a new quarterback. Not that they’re expecting him to play. Aaron Murray, who has bounced around the league but never played in a regular-season game, has signed with the Rams. Murray was a 2014 fifth-round pick..." March 09

  • Chiefs decline option on QB Nick Foles

    Fanrag Sports "It’s been reported for some time now that QB Nick Foles was likely not staying with the Kansas City Chiefs. They had an option on his contract and weren’t expected to pick it up for a backup QB. Today, that move has officially happened. Foles is a free agent and can sign anywhere that he’d..." March 09

  • Kansas City Chief Demetrius Harris arrested for marijuana possession

    KMBC "Harris was charged with felony possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia, according to a Missouri Highway Patrol report. He was sent to the Bates County Jail where he was later released. Bates, 25, was arrested at 4:22 p.m. No other details were released. KMBC 9 News has..." March 08

  • Reports: Tony Romo interested in Chiefs, but feeling isn’t mutual

    Fanrag Sports "With a potential Tony Romo trade or release likely coming soon, the quarterback is believed to have three teams on his list of preferential destinations. But one doesn’t share the interest in the Cowboys’ backup passer. The Kansas City Chiefs are not interested in acquiring Romo, James Palmer..." March 08

  • Report: Dontari Poe seeking $10 million per year

    Sportsnaut "Heading into free agency, defensive tackle Dontari Poe is reportedly seeking upwards of $10 million per season. And he just might get it. However, as noted by Jordan Raanan of ESPN, other players like Johnathan Hankins could potentially be in line for even more money. This is especially true..." March 07

  • Ready or not, Chiefs still interested in this year’s rookie QB crop

    Kansas City Star "After spending the entire weekend reporting about the Chiefs’ interest in quarterbacks, I was alerted Monday morning to the following quote from Chiefs general manager John Dorsey about the readiness of this year’s quarterback class. Here’s what Dorsey told Albert Breer of MMQB.com: “First..." March 07

  • Chiefs GM John Dorsey confirms Alex Smith is his quarterback for 2017: 'Case closed'

    CBS Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs are one of the top teams being mentioned when it comes to possible landing spots for likely free agent Tony Romo. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora previously reported K.C. would be one of Romo’s preferred destinations, even though Alex Smith is on the roster...." March 03

  • Chiefs will not pursue Tony Romo?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs are one of the teams that has been consistently linked to Tony Romo since the NFL offseason began, but they continue to insist Alex Smith is their guy. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports spoke with Chiefs general manager John Dorsey on Thursday, and Dorsey made it clear that..." March 02

  • NFLPA boss DeMaurice Smith says he wants weed treated as health issue, like concussions

    USA Today "The NFL Players Association plans to propose updates to the collectively bargained substance abuse policy that repositions marijuana use as a player health and safety issue, along the same lines as revisions to concussion protocol in recent years. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith told..." March 02

  • Andy Reid criticizes Travis Kelce for reality show, likes him ‘as a football player’

    Sportsnaut "Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid criticized the team’s star tight end Travis Kelce on Wednesday for his reality TV show Catching Kelce. “I could really do without reality TV shows, I like him as a football player,” Reid said. The show is a Bachelor-like series where one girl from every..." March 01

  • Pederson confirms Eagles will explore signing Jamaal Charles

    Newark Star-Ledger "A day after the Kansas City Chiefs released running back Jamaal Charles, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said his connection with Charles is strong and he would consider bringing him to Philly. Pederson made his comments as he addressed the media at the NFL Scouting Combine. Charles played..." March 01

  • No franchise tag expected for Dontari Poe

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs assured that safety Eric Berry would stay off the open market by signing him to a six-year extension on Tuesday that will make Berry the highest-paid safety in the league and allow them to avoid doing the franchise tag dance for the second year in a row. It appears they will also..." March 01

  • Competition Committee discussing centralizing review system

    NFL.com "The NFL's Competition Committee is discussing two proposals that would significantly alter officiating -- whether to make referees full-time employees and how to centralize the replay review system. According to one league official familiar with the committee's conversations during its meetings..." March 01

  • League considering full-time referees, again

    Pro Football Talk "The issue of full-time officials has percolated from time to time over the past five years. Indeed, the 2012 labor deal between the league and the NFL Referees Association gave the NFL the right to hire up to 17 full-time officials. The NFL once again is considering whether to finally follow..." March 01

  • Chiefs say farewell to “future Hall of Famer” Jamaal Charles

    Pro Football Talk "It’s the end of an era, in both Minnesota (possibly) and Kansas City (most likely). On the same day the the Vikings announced the team won’t pick up the 2017 option on running back Adrian Peterson’s contract, the Chiefs terminated the contract of running back Jamaal Charles. The official..." February 28

  • Fantasy football involvement caused NCAA suspension of UR baseball players

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "Two of the University of Richmond’s best baseball players are among five who have begun this season suspended for NCAA rules violations related to fantasy football involvement. Right-hander Keenan Bartlett, a junior who Baseball America recognized in the preseason as the A-10’s third-best..." February 28

  • Jamaal Charles Looking To Join a Contending Team That Was In Postseason Last Year

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the Chiefs didn’t have any discussions with veteran RB Jamaal Charles before releasing him on Tuesday. According to Garafolo, playing for a contender will be the top priority for Charles moving forward and is looking at teams who were in the playoffs..." February 28

  • Kansas City Chiefs to part ways with Jamaal Charles

    NFL.com "After nine seasons in Kansas City, Jamaal Charles is hitting the free agency market. The Chiefs are set to release the running back on Tuesday, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported. For the first time in his career, Charles will have the ability to test his value on the open market. The..." February 28

  • Eric Berry, Chiefs finalizing six-year, $78 million deal

    NFL.com "Eric Berry was adamant about not playing under the franchise tag again next season, and the Chiefs made sure Tuesday he will start the 2017 season with a new contract in his back pocket. Kansas City is finalizing a six-year, $78 million deal with Berry, making him the highest-paid safety in the..." February 28