Chiefs Rumors & News

  • Chiefs Annouce Roster Moves "The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Tuesday that the club has waived three players in order to meet the NFL’s mandated 75 player roster by 3 p.m. today. The league’s final roster cutdown to 53 players must take place before 3 p.m. CT on Aug. 30. The following players have been waived by the club:" August 26

  • NFLPA hopeful Sean Gilbert proposes $1M minimum salary, 18 games, other changes

    Yahoo! Sports "Sean Gilbert and DeMaurice Smith need to go at it, town-hall style battle-royale style in a debate. After all, these are the two men who could go head-to-head for the NFLPA executive director spot soon, even if the sitting executive director Smith has no plans of leaving his post. Gilbert, the..." August 26

  • Chiefs Annouce Roster Moves "The Kansas City Chiefs announced Monday the release of 11 players. Additionally, the team has placed safety Sanders Commings on injured reserve. The club’s active roster currently sits at 78 players. Each NFL roster must be cut down to a maximum of 75 players by Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 3 p.m. CT...." August 25

  • First-team defense continues to shine, Vikings beat Kansas City

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Mike Zimmer has acknowledged that he probably won’t be able to fix the Vikings defense overnight. But in their third preseason game Saturday night, a 30-12 win over the Kansas City Chiefs, his starters showed flashes of the smothering unit he one day expects them to become. “We get better and..." August 24

  • Donald Stephenson banned 4 games "Kansas City Chiefs right tackle Donald Stephenson on Friday was suspended for the season's first four games for violation of the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. "I'm extremely sorry that I failed to check with the NFL, NFLPA, or Chiefs medical team before I took a medication..." August 23

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Chiefs remain so far apart in negotiations w/Justin Houston that I'm told there is not a chance a deal gets done. He'll play out his deal

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Andy Reid not expecting Jamaal Charles, Dwayne Bowe to play. He joked if not playing in preseason OK for Adrian Peterson, fine for Jamaal.

  • Joe Mays to have surgery on injured wrist

    Pro Football Talk "The Kansas City Chiefs will have to get by without the services of linebacker Joe Mays for the immediate future. According to Dave Skretta of the Associated Press, Mays is set to have surgery on a wrist injury suffered last week against the Carolina Panthers." August 22

  • Cassel isn't worried about reception from Chiefs fans

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "As the Vikings hit the road for the first time in the preseason on Saturday, general fan displeasure toward the quarterback is expected to shift from third-stringer Christian Ponder to presumed regular-season starter Matt Cassel. But Cassel doesn’t sound worried or eager to prove anyone wrong..." August 22

  • Chiefs are adjusting to leaguewide crackdown on overly physical defensive play on receivers

    Kansas City Star "Chiefs coach Andy Reid has made it clear that his team has certainly taken its fair share of lessons from their first two preseason games. But following the Chiefs’ 28-16 loss to Carolina on Sunday, both Reid and his players made it clear that one new reality — the NFL’s crackdown on overly..." August 22

  • Rishaw Johnson acquired by Buccaneers from Chiefs "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers acquired guard Rishaw Johnson in a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for safety Kelcie McCray on Thursday. The trade continues the Bucs' overhaul of the offensive line. Johnson, an undrafted player in 2012, started the regular-season finale at right guard..." August 22

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    Terez A. Paylor @TerezPaylor

    Jamaal Charles returned to practice today. Got some scout team work too

  • Chiefs’ Demetrius Harris could be a slam-dunk at tight end

    Kansas City Star "Chiefs tight end Demetrius Harris couldn’t resist temptation. He knew what he was about to do was illegal, but he still couldn’t help himself. After leaping high and hauling in a touchdown pass from Tyler Bray in practice last week, Harris, a converted college basketball player, soared even..." August 20

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams "Just because the auction of the Buffalo Bills is having a tough time drawing bids above $1 billion two years after the Cleveland Browns sold for $987 million, and just weeks after the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers were sold for $2 billion, doesn’t mean the National..." August 20

  • Dwayne Bowe, Jamaal Charles and Eric Berry not practicing for Chiefs

    Arrowhead Pride "The Kansas City Chiefs opened up the third week on the 2014 NFL preseason schedule with three rather important players not practicing. Among them is Dwayne Bowe, who has a quad injury, according to Chiefs Spin's Herbie Teope. Just last week, Andy Reid informed the media that Bowe's finger was..." August 19

  • Chiefs' Charles hurts foot in move from dorm "Jamaal Charles might want to hire someone to move him out of the dorm at Kansas City Chiefs training camp next year. It turns out that Charles bruised his foot while carrying a box from Scanlon Hall, the players' dorm at Missouri Western State University, to a nearby parking lot last week when..." August 18

  • Jamaal Charles to miss game Sunday "Running back Jamaal Charles will not play for the Kansas City Chiefs in tonight's preseason game against the Carolina Panthers because of a bruised foot. Charles did not accompany the team to Charlotte for the game. The Chiefs didn't appear concerned that the injury was serious. " August 17

  • Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin expects double coverage from Chiefs

    Charlotte Observer "After catching his first touchdown pass last week against the Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers rookie wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin expects to see more press coverage at the line of scrimmage, and more double coverage in Sunday’s exhibition against the Kansas City Chiefs. Rivera said the..." August 16

  • Chiefs defensive tackle Jaye Howard looks to twin newborns for motivation

    Kansas City Star "During the dog days of training camp, when the heat is on and the novelty of padded practices has finally worn off, Chiefs players have different motivations to get through Andy Reid’s three-hour workouts. Winning. Playing time. Money. You know, the usual. But whenever Chiefs defensive..." August 16

  • Bowe’s suspension could result in his depature

    Pro Football Talk "The one-game suspension of Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe could, in hindsight, become the domino that ultimately gives the Browns a replacement for Josh Gordon. The suspension most likely voids the remaining fully guaranteed money in Bowe’s contract: $8.75 million in 2014 and $1.5 million in..." August 16

  • Dwayne Bowe apologizes for mistake that led to suspension

    Pro Football Talk "Dwayne Bowe issued the standard apology for being suspended for a week for a violation of the league’s drug policy. “I am extremely sorry that I can’t be on the field for the first game of the 2014 season because I made an error in judgment,” he said. “I take responsibility for my mistake, and..." August 15

  • Chiefs receiver Kyle Williams bounces back from lost season

    Kansas City Star "One game. Four plays. No touches of the ball. That encapsulated Chiefs wide receiver Kyle Williams’ first year in Kansas City in 2013. Williams, who was claimed on waivers from San Francisco last November, appeared briefly on special teams Nov. 17 at Denver before suffering a torn ACL in..." August 15

  • Reid: Dwayne Bowe's 'finger is shot' "Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid revealed a finger injury to wide receiver Dwayne Bowe that could explain why Bowe has dropped a lot of passes during camp. "His finger is shot," Reid said Thursday. "It's been thrown out of place about 15 times, and he's not catching the ball. But he's..." August 15

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    As @Rand_Getlin said, Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe has been suspended for the team's opener.

  • Reid: Bowe finger injury may explain drops "Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid revealed a finger injury to wide receiver Dwayne Bowe that could explain why Bowe has dropped a lot of passes during camp. "His finger is shot," Reid said Thursday. "It's been thrown out of place about 15 times, and he's not catching the ball. But he's getting..." August 14

  • Who should you draft with the No. 1 pick in fantasy football?

    USA Today "LeSean McCoy is in the best position to succeed Tim Heaney, senior fantasy writer: Why blindly pick last year’s top running back at No. 1? Jamaal Charles is a first-rounder, but 12 rushing scores and 70 receptions are hard to repeat, even with Andy Reid running things. After his monumental..." August 13

  • Chiefs' Eric Berry injured again; Tendinitis in his heel

    Arrowhead Pride "Chiefs S Eric Berry left Tuesday's practice early with what Chiefs coach Andy Reid called tendinitis in his heel. We all freaked out a couple of weeks ago when Eric Berry left the Kansas City Chiefs practice field with a heel injury. We are in possible freak-out mode with another Berry injury..." August 12

  • Ryan Succop’s injury may give Cairo Santos a leg up in kicking competition

    Kansas City Star "The battle for the Chiefs’ kicking job is still too close to call. But rookie Cairo Santos may have taken the lead going into this week because of an untimely groin injury to veteran Ryan Succop. Both kickers performed well in the Chiefs’ 41-39 victory over Cincinnati on Thursday. Succop..." August 11

  • Jamaal Charles hopes to debunk the perception of aging RBs

    USA Today "Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles doesn't see any reason carrying one of the NFL's heaviest loads should take a toll on his longevity. The two-year contract extension Charles, 27, signed last month runs through the 2017 season, and the three-time Pro Bowl pick sees himself..." August 10

  • Derrick Johnson decks Jamaal Charles; Chiefs coach Andy Reid loves it

    USA Today "Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson leveled teammate Jamaal Charles in practice Sunday with as big a hit as you'll see in a modern NFL training camp, then strutted toward the sideline as other defensive players joined the celebration. Coach Andy Reid didn't appear happy on the field,..." August 10

  • Chiefs' Alex Smith doesn't want Andy Dalton's deal

    USA Today "The Kansas City Chiefs and the agent for quarterback Alex Smith have talked contract in the days since quarterback Andy Dalton got his extension from the Cincinnati Bengals. But Smith indicated Saturday he's not interested in the type of pay-as-you-go pact signed in recent months by Dalton and..." August 10

  • Steve Gregory announces retirement "Veteran safety Steve Gregory, who played six seasons with the San Diego Chargers and the last two with the New England Patriots, announced his retirement on Saturday. The 31-year-old Gregory, who was released by the Patriots on Feb. 28, had signed with the Kansas City Chiefs on July..." August 09

  • Sean Smith’s play a bright spot in otherwise dreary Chiefs secondary performance

    Kansas City Star "It’s tempting to tamp down anything that happens in an NFL preseason game. It’s also impossible to know how to process much of the mishmash of the Chiefs’ 41-39 victory over Cincinnati on Thursday. But there was no rationalizing or averting the eyes from this: They began their game at..." August 08

  • Return game sparks Chiefs to 41-39 win over Bengals in preseason opener

    Kansas City Star "Even in the preseason, the return game came to the rescue of the Chiefs once again. While the Chiefs’ first-team offense had trouble picking up first downs, and the secondary had problems as feared Thursday night, the return game was in fine form in a 41-39 victory over Cincinnati in a wild..." August 08

  • When will NFL consider marijuana reform?

    USA Today "The NFL has not yet ruled on what’s next for Cleveland’s Josh Gordon, but the Cleveland Plain-Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot is reporting the Browns are bracing for the star wide receiver to be out eight games. Gordon appealed his positive drug test earlier this week. His appeal is based on the..." August 08

  • Chiefs preparing for leaguewide crackdown on defensive holding and illegal contact

    Kansas City Star "When a small crew of officials visited the Chiefs at training camp a little over a week ago, they were sure to thoroughly review the rules against defensive holding and illegal contact, both of which will be a point of emphasis for referees in 2014. Considering the amount of bump-and-run..." August 06

  • “Huge” gap exists between Chiefs, Justin Houston

    Pro Football Talk "Linebacker Justin Houston was sufficiently upset with the lack of a new contract to skip the offseason program. But he showed up for training camp, realizing that the best way to get paid is to complete the final year of his rookie deal. The Chiefs rewarded Houston for honoring his current..." August 05

  • Chiefs’ Anthony Fasano gunning for a bounce-back year after an injury-plagued 2013

    Kansas City Star "Tight end Anthony Fasano and safety Daniel Sorensen both went up for a pass during a red zone drill on Sunday, but only one of them would come away with it. Fasano, a veteran who has two inches and 47 pounds on the rookie safety, not only ripped it away from Sorensen’s grasp in the back of the..." August 04

  • Chiefs’ Joe Mays has inside track at linebacker

    Kansas City Star "The Chiefs’ Joe Mays faces the same quandary as many inside linebackers in today’s NFL. The better he plays, the sooner he’s taken out of the game. Mays, in his first season with the Chiefs, fills the role of run-stuffer. If the base 3-4 defense is successful on stopping the run on first or..." August 02

  • Eric Berry out a couple of days with heel injury, Sanders Commings fractured his fibula

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs got good news and bad news on the two safeties that were injured during practice this week. Coach Andy Reid said that Eric Berry injured his right ankle on Thursday, but the team updated that on Friday. Herbie Teope of the Associated Press reports that the team is now calling it a..." August 01

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    Terez A. Paylor @TerezPaylor

    S Sanders Commings also broke his fibula. No timetable on his return.

  • Jamaal Charles puts literal ankle-breaking move on Sanders Commings

    Sporting News "It’s usually said in jest. A player gets juked, falls to the ground and oooohhhh! Unfortunately, this ankle breaking open-field move was real. The Chiefs’ Sanders Commings has had ankle surgery, the injury result of a move in Wednesday’s practice by incredibly shifty tailback, Jamaal Charles." August 01

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    Terez A. Paylor @TerezPaylor

    Eric Berry is being carted off the practice field.

  • Andy Reid says Chiefs’ negotiations with Alex Smith are ongoing

    Kansas City Star "The Chiefs are a little more than a week away from their first preseason game, and they still have no extension in place with quarterback Alex Smith. Last week, a source told The Star that there were “significant differences” between the team and player as it relates to a new contract, and..." July 29

  • Tight end Demetrius Harris confident he can catch on with the Chiefs

    Kansas City Star "Sean McGrath’s retirement probably means Demetrius Harris will land a spot on the Chiefs’ 53-man roster for the season opener Sept. 7 against Tennessee at Arrowhead Stadium. Harris — a raw but intriguing 6-foot-7 prospect, who played basketball in college — might have beat out McGrath..." July 28

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    Terez A. Paylor @TerezPaylor

    Reid announces that TE Sean McGrath is going to retire.

  • Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe has injury scare in practice

    Kansas City Star "Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe got tangled up with cornerback Chris Owens on the first play of seven-on-seven and hobbled to the sidelines. But he was back on the field after a few plays and wasn’t bothered by the contact. “The defensive back had a good break on the ball,” Bowe said. “Everybody is..." July 26

  • Charles gets $8.3 million guaranteed

    Pro Football Talk "Omitted from the news regarding the new contract obtained by running back Jamaal Charles from the Chiefs was the amount of the four-year, $28 million contract that is guaranteed. It was possibly omitted because it wasn’t an eye-popping number. Per a league source, only the first year of the..." July 25

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    Adam Teicher @adamteicher

    CB Sean Smith is still running with 2nd team. He ended spring practice that way

  • Chiefs’ Alex Smith wants offense to pick up where it left off

    Kansas City Star "After two days of work, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith was given the day off Wednesday from practicing with the rookies and selected veterans. But when Smith returns to the practice field on Thursday afternoon for the official start of training camp, he knows what he wants to from his offense:..." July 24