Chiefs Rumors & News

  • Raiders-Chiefs generates 17.4 million viewers

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders and the Chiefs don’t draw like the Cowboys, but it’s close. Thursday night’s game between the AFC West arch-rivals delivered 17.4 million TV viewers, according to NBC. It’s the first time this year that an audience of more than 17 million tuned in for back-to-back Thursday night..." December 10

  • Pro Football Focus writes Chiefs can’t win with Alex Smith, tweets the opposite 10 days later

    Awful Announcing "Pro Football Focus is one of the smartest, most evidence-based sports web sites out there, but even they’re prone to some hot-takery once in a while. On Nov. 28, PFF published an article, by a writer named Sam Monson, headlined “The Chiefs can’t win a Super Bowl with the 2016 version of Alex..." December 10

  • Chiefs KO Raiders, seize control of AFC West

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has been playing football for a couple decades now between high school, college and the NFL. Never had Smith ever heard the sounds coming out of the Arrowhead Stadium stands on Thursday night. The Chiefs beat the Oakland Raiders..." December 09

  • Travis Kelce: Marquette King told me I don’t have any rhythm

    Pro Football Talk "Tyreek Hill’s punt return touchdown was one of the biggest plays of Thursday night’s Chiefs victory and it was one that Hill’s teammate Travis Kelce celebrated in a pretty specific manner. The Chiefs tight end did his rendition of the dance that Raiders punter Marquette King breaks out after..." December 09

  • Andy Reid says he has no issue with Jack Del Rio

    Pro Football Talk "An awkward moment unfolded between Chiefs coach Andy Reid and Raiders coach Jack Del Rio after Thursday night’s game between the two teams. Reid gave Del Rio a glancing pat on the shoulder; Del Rio responded with an icy glare. So is there a problem between the two men? “Not at all,” Reid..." December 09

  • How NBC’s Spider Cam May Have Cost Raiders Home Field Advantage in Playoffs

    Black Sports Online "Something magical is happening to the Raiders this season and we can hardly contain ourselves. However, one big boo-boo by NBC’s Spider cam may be the culprit during last night’s Raiders-Chiefs game. In what was a very decisive and important game has resulted in a tie for first place in the AFC..." December 09

  • Jack Del Rio gives Andy Reid a death stare after Raiders-Chiefs

    CBS Sports "Once the clock hit zero in Kansas City after the Chiefs' 21-13 win over the Raiders on Thursday, it appears that the drama wasn't quite over at Arrowhead Stadium. When the two coaches headed to midfield to shake hands, we didn't exactly get a handshake. Instead, Chiefs coach Andy Reid gave..." December 09

  • Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson ruptures Achilles tendon "The Chiefs have lost one of their leaders on the defensive side of the ball. Derrick Johnson ruptured his Achilles tendon in Thursday's 21-13 win over the Raiders, Chiefs coach Andy Reid told reporters after the game. "It's a sad deal," Reid said. Johnson suffered the injury in the second..." December 09

  • Chiefs hoping Jamaal Charles is back for the playoffs

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs are playing for first place in the AFC West tonight despite not having the player who, when healthy, would be their best offensive playmaker. In the playoffs, they may have him on the field. The Chiefs are expecting to have running back Jamaal Charles back for the start of the..." December 08

  • Jeremy Maclin On Track To Play Thursday

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs only have one full practice this week before they take on the Raiders in a home game on Thursday night and the word from Kansas City is that wide receiver Jeremy Maclin will be a full participant in it. Coach Andy Reid broke the news when he met with the media on Tuesday and it..." December 07

  • Looking Ahead To 2017 Franchise Tags

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL’s salary cap for 2017 won’t officially be set until sometime after the Super Bowl, but based on the direction the cap has trended in recent years, we have a general idea of where it may end up. Predicting an increase of about 8.2% on this year’s $155.27MM cap, Joel Corry of" December 07

  • Coaches irked by late-season Thursday night division games?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders will square off this week in one of the most important games of the regular season, and some coaches across the NFL are reportedly unhappy that it is taking place on a Thursday night. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report spoke to some coaches who feel it is..." December 06

  • NFL players detail their painful, gritty post-game recovery routines

    SI "It’s 9:35 on a Monday morning in mid-November, 10 weeks into another NFL season and 20 hours after Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson played 67 snaps against the Texans. Sunday was all booming fighter-jet flyovers and screaming Jacksonville fans and defenders inflicting pain. Monday starts in a dimly..." December 05

  • Berry's two INTs lift Chiefs over Falcons

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Kansas City Chiefs have specialized in scoring on a variety of ways this season, but they took it to extremes on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. Eric Berry, who already had an interception return for a touchdown, picked off an attempted two-point conversion pass from Matt..." December 04

  • Eric Berry “shed a few tears” in return to Georgia

    Pro Football Talk "Chiefs safety Eric Berry grew up in Georgia and returned to Atlanta for treatment after he was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2014, but he never played an NFL game in the state until Sunday. It was worth the wait. Berry returned an interception for a touchdown in the first half and then became the..." December 04

  • Chiefs' Maclin downgraded to out vs. Falcons

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs will continue to have a big absence on their offense during tomorrow’s big game in Atlanta. Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin will miss tomorrow’s game against the Falcons, the Chiefs announced today. Maclin has previously been listed as questionable but is not making the trip to Atlanta..." December 03

  • Fans rip NFL for featuring player who pleaded guilty to domestic abuse on Twitter

    CBS Sports "One of the most impressive performances of Week 12 came from Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill. During Kansas City's 30-27 overtime win over Denver, Hill had one of the best games of any player all season. In the win, Hill scored three touchdowns and became the first rookie since 1965 to have a..." December 03

  • Suspect in shooting death of Joe McKnight released as investigation continues

    ESPN "The man accused of shooting Joe McKnight three times from inside his car was released from custody overnight and has not been formally charged in the death of the former USC Trojans and New York Jets running back, authorities said Friday. "Ronald Gasser was released overnight and has not been..." December 02

  • Trump takes credit for NFL ratings slide, again

    Pro Football Talk "Thirty years after Donald Trump took on the NFL and lost, he has taken on the NFL and won. According to him. Via SportsBusiness Daily, the President-Elect declared during his first public rally since the election that the NFL’s ratings dropped because of the election. “[T]heir ratings were..." December 02

  • NFL expected to hire 17 full-time officials, league exec says

    Sporting News "Help appears to be on the way for NFL officiating. Amid a season of questionable calls, NFL executive Troy Vincent told The Associated Press on Thursday that the league is expected to hire as many as 17 full-time officials. The new batch of hires will increase game-day officiating crews from..." December 01

  • Joe McKnight, former NFL player, killed in Terrytown shooting

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "A shooting in Terrytown Thursday afternoon (Dec. 1) left a man dead after an argument at an intersection, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. Family members at the scene identified the victim as Joe McKnight, former NFL player and local high school football standout. McKnight,..." December 01

  • Andy Reid on containing Julio Jones: ‘You hope he misses the bus’

    Sportsnaut "The Kansas City Chiefs are facing an extremely important matchup against the Falcons in Atlanta this upcoming weekend. At a surprising 8-3 on the season, Kansas City currently holds the top wild card spot in the AFC and is just one game behind the Oakland Raiders in the AFC West. One of the..." December 01

  • NFL chooses player who strangled his pregnant girlfriend as league's newest poster boy

    Daily Mail "The NFL is using a player who was sacked from his college team after he strangled his pregnant girlfriend on the league's Twitter banner following the most recent round of games. Tyreek Hill of the Kansas Chiefs became the first rookie to pull off a run, pass reception and kick return hat-trick..." December 01

  • Adam Schefter signs five-year extension with ESPN

    CBS Sports "ESPN Insider Adam Schefter missed on breaking possibly the biggest news of the night Wednesday. Then again, when you are the news, there might be a different protocol. Filed to by media critic Richard Deitsch Wednesday evening, the four-letter network out of Bristol, CT has extended the..." December 01

  • Report: NFL will ditch early-morning London games

    Pro Football Talk "When it comes to making the NFL’s product more attractive by making it more scarce, the NFL claims it won’t consider ditching or limiting Thursday Night Football. However, it reportedly will be ditching another fairly recent broadcasting practice. Via Joe Flint of the Wall Street Journal, the..." November 29

  • Chiefs' second OT field goal caps rally vs. Broncos

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Cairo Santos' second overtime field goal, a 34-yarder that bounced through after hitting the left upright, lifted the Kansas City Chiefs past the Denver Broncos 30-27 Sunday night. Quarterback Alex Smith twice drove the Chiefs to within field-goal range in overtime and engineered..." November 28

  • Chiefs now say CB Nelson won’t play Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs announced that cornerback Steven Nelson is now doubtful for Sunday night’s game at Denver. Nelson has a neck injury. He didn’t practice Thursday or Friday but had originally been listed as doubtful." November 26

  • Von Miller gearing up for 'biggest game of the year'

    Pro Football Talk "When the 7-3 Broncos host the 7-3 Chiefs on Sunday night Football, the stakes will be high. The winner will keep pace with (or catch) the 8-2 Raiders, and the loser will have to worry about being leapfrogged by someone like the Dolphins. Broncos linebacker Von Miller appreciates the..." November 26

  • Chiefs rule out three starters for Sunday night's big battle with the Broncos

    CBS Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs are key participants in what is arguably the NFL's most impactful game this weekend. They're taking on the Denver Broncos on "Sunday Night Football," a game both teams enter with identical 7-3 records. The Chiefs currently hold the tiebreaker for the AFC's No. 5 seed over..." November 25

  • John Madden on Thursday football: “It just doesn’t work”

    East Bay Times "One of Thanksgiving’s greatest traditions was listening to John Madden talk football and, even though he retired from the broadcast booth in 2009, Madden can still bring it. Madden, 80, is “feeling great” after battling multiple health issues, starting with heart surgery exactly a year..." November 24

  • Competition Committee to explore sideline cameras "Two controversial sideline calls in two weeks have provoked questions as to how the league should review close plays along the boundaries. On Monday night, DeAndre Hopkins was ruled out of bounds on an early catch-and-run touchdown when it looked like his right foot had touched the white..." November 23

  • 9 NFL coaches who could be fired this season

    Fox Sports "Four straight losses have Mike McCarthy moving closer to the top of our hot seat rankings The unofficial second half of the NFL season begins this week as Thanksgiving is upon us. With it comes a clearer postseason picture and a whole bunch of teams that have no shot at the playoffs. Not..." November 23

  • Shannon Sharpe: NFL officiating so bad some fans think games are fixed

    Sporting News "NFL officiating has become so bad some fans think games are fixed. That was the serious charge leveled by Shannon Sharpe on FS1's "Undisputed" Tuesday after poor officiating marred the Raiders' 27-20 win Monday night against the Texans in Mexico City. The Pro Football Hall of Famer and..." November 23

  • Chiefs Waive Bishop Sankey

    Pro Football Rumors "Bishop Sankey‘s tenure with the Chiefs has come to an end. According to’s Doug Kyed (via Twitter), Kansas City has waived the running back. Sankey was signed off the Patriots practice squad in early November, but the running back didn’t end up making a single appearance with his new..." November 22

  • Peters officially out, Houston in for Chiefs

    Pro Football Talk "As expected, Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters won’t play Sunday vs. the Buccaneers. Peters had been officially listed as questionable but he didn’t practice at all last week due to a hip injury. Today marks the first game he’s missed in his two-year career. Peters has 13 interceptions in 25..." November 20

  • Winston plays letter-perfect game in Buccaneers' win

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jameis Winston turned in one of the best days of his young career on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 19-17 upset win on the road. It was a winning performance that began Wednesday when the second-year quarterback distributed a..." November 20

  • Chiefs LS James Winchester set to play after father’s funeral on Saturday

    Kansas City Star "On Saturday morning, Chiefs long snapper James Winchester buried his father, Michael Winchester, who was killed in a shooting Tuesday at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City. But he did not have to do it alone. Not only did friends and family attend the funeral services in Purcell,..." November 20

  • NFL discussing moving start times of London games

    ESPN "In a continued effort to try to improve ratings, one idea the NFL is discussing is moving the 9:30 a.m. ET games played in London to a 1 p.m. ET start time, according to league sources. The idea would be to close a viewing window the NFL had created that extended the day and possibly detracted..." November 20

  • Report: Chiefs’ Justin Houston to make season debut on Sunday

    Fanrag Sports "Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston is expected to make his season debut on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after being activated off the PUP list earlier in the week. Despite his questionable designation due to his knee injury, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Houston will be on the..." November 20

  • Jeremy Maclin out again for Chiefs, Justin Houston questionable

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs may get a key defensive player back in the lineup this weekend, but they’ll be without their top wide receiver for the second straight game. Jeremy Maclin has been ruled out for Sunday’s matchup with the Buccaneers after missing the entire week of practice with a groin injury. The..." November 19

  • Andy Reid says ‘there’s a good chance’ Justin Houston will play Sunday

    Sportsnaut "The long awaited return of Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston may finally be over. On Friday, head coach Andy Reid told reporters the talented pass rusher could finally play when the Chiefs host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While he wouldn’t make any commitment, Reid said..." November 18

  • NFL changing schedule process for greater flexibility with international games

    Sporting News "Within the next two weeks, the NFL should know how many international games will be played in 2017 and the participating teams. But when it comes to announcing when and where those games will be played, the public and teams will have to wait. NFL executive vice president/International Mark..." November 17

  • Jamaal Charles undergoes another knee surgery

    Sportsnaut "When the Kansas City Chiefs placed running back Jamaal Charles on injured reserve earlier this month, there was hope that he’d be able to return for the playoffs. That can now pretty much be thrown out the window after Charles reportedly underwent surgery on his other knee. “Jamaal Charles had..." November 17

  • Chiefs thinking Justin Houston plays this week against Bucs

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs activated outside linebacker Justin Houston a week ago, and it appears he’s going to be active this week. Chiefs coach Andy Reid just told reporters that Houston was practicing today, which is a good sign. Asked whether he expected Houston to play this week against the Buccaneers,..." November 16

  • Father of Chiefs Long Snapper James Winchester Reportedly Shot Dead at Oklahoma City Airport

    Complex "Tragic news has struck the Kansas City Chiefs organization and the family of the team's second-year long snapper James Winchester. His father, Mike Winchester, 52, was reportedly shot to death at Will Rogers Airport in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on Tuesday. Winchester was a employee of Southwest..." November 16

  • NFL players headed to Capitol Hill to talk police relations and race issues, may meet with Paul Ryan

    ESPN "Five NFL players on Wednesday will travel to Capitol Hill to discuss police brutality and race issues with members of Congress, including a possible meeting with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. The meetings were conceived by Detroit Lions wide receiver Anquan Boldin, who is known for his..." November 15

  • Reid on Chiefs rookie Tyreek Hill: 'He is freaky fast' "Down 17 points to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs needed a spark to pull out their improbable 20-17 win. They got one in the form of Tyreek Hill, the fifth-round wideout who dialed up 10 catches for 89 yards, the most grabs by any Chiefs player in a game all..." November 15

  • Chiefs’ Andy Reid on Justin Houston’s return: ‘We’re close’

    Kansas City Star "Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Monday that outside linebacker Justin Houston, who continues to work his way back from offseason knee surgery, is nearing a return to action. “We’re pretty close here,” Reid said. The Chiefs activated Houston from the physically-unable-to-perform list last..." November 15

  • NFL announces Week 12 schedule change involving Patriots-Jets, Chiefs-Broncos

    Washington Post "The NFL announced Monday that it has flexed out the Sunday night game scheduled for Week 12. The game between the Patriots and the Jets, originally scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 27, at 8:30 p.m. EST, has been moved to 4:25 p.m. on CBS. Taking its place in NBC’s prime-time slot is the Chiefs-Broncos..." November 14

  • About Marcus Peters, the Chiefs’ remarkable cornerback and ad-lib punter...

    Kansas City Star "The Marcus Peters-iest play of all the Marcus Peters-y plays you’ve ever seen comes with 29 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Already by now, he’s strutted and danced and been hurt and come back and defended some passes and extended an eventual touchdown drive with a penalty and allowed another..." November 14