Chiefs Rumors & News

  • What does Travis Kelce mean by “a different style of offense”?

    Arrowhead Pride "Travis Kelce joined the Rich Eisen Show to talk about Catching Kelce and they were able to fit in a little bit of talk about the Kansas City Chiefs offense. Kelce said something that piqued my interest. Rich Eisen was giving him a hard time about Alex Smith not throwing the ball deep when Kelce..." July 20

  • An Overwhelming Number Of People Don’t Think Kids Should Play Tackle Football

    Uproxx "The true toll that playing football takes on the brain has come into focus over the last several years. We’ve reached a point where even the NFL is saying that playing can cause irreparable brain damage (Tell the truth! Tell the truth!), so it’s clear that America will need to reckon with the..." July 20

  • Despite Rooney Rule, minority NFL coaches still aren't hired often enough

    Sporting News "The number of minority coaches and assistants in the NFL has flatlined to an incredibly low number, ESPN.com reports. In the past five years, 22 new coaches have been hired, with Todd Bowles being the only minority coach hired despite the parameters set by the Rooney Rule in 2003. Former NFL..." July 19

  • NFL reportedly won't keep track of PSI numbers with microchips in footballs

    CBS Sports "Even after two years of tedious debate over whether or not Tom Brady and the Patriots could have masterminded a plot to mildly deflate some footballs, the NFL does not plan to use microchips installed in footballs to track PSI numbers. The NFL is putting microchips in footballs, though. The..." July 19

  • NFL teaches officials to rule all 'bang-bang' passes incomplete 'when in doubt'

    CBS Sports "Some good news in regards to the constantly confusing catch-rule emerged Monday: NFL officials finally received a simpler way to rule on passes that result in unclear outcomes. Some bad news, however, also surfaced: More incomplete passes might be coming this season. As ESPN's Kevin Seifert..." July 18

  • Roger Goodell never called Mark Wahlberg to complain about 'Ballers', NFL spokesperson says

    USA Today "In an appearance on Mike & Mike last week, Mark Wahlberg claimed that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took time out of fighting with Tom Brady in court and the other things he does as the NFL Commissioner to call and complain about HBO’s Ballers, which uses a number of storylines from the league..." July 18

  • Aaron Rodgers says 49ers drafted Alex Smith because he was polite

    The Score "The San Francisco 49ers selection of quarterback Alex Smith over California native Aaron Rodgers at the 2005 NFL Draft has long been a topic of discussion among 49ers fans and NFL observers alike. Rodgers famously slid all the way to 24th overall before the Green Bay Packers scooped him up to..." July 17

  • Franchise tag not a bad deal for Cousins, Jeffery, Berry and Johnson

    Pro Football Talk "NFL players don’t like getting the franchise tag, and it’s easy to understand why: The franchise tag keeps them from finding out how much money they’d actually command on a free market. But for the four players who will play this season on the franchise tag, it’s not a bad deal. Washington..." July 16

  • Former NFL players suing Riddell need to understand their own guilt, too

    Sporting News "The customer is not always right, as those who work or have worked in the service industry know. Riddell Inc., America's largest football helmet distributor and official provider for the NFL from 1989-2014, is dealing with some unhappy customers who are both right and wrong. Former Pro Bowl..." July 15

  • Report: Chiefs wanted disability policy in Eric Berry contract

    Sportsnaut "Some very interesting information came out on Friday in regards to relations between Eric Berry and the Kansas City Chiefs. Mike Garofolo of NFL Network is reporting the Chiefs wanted Berry to pay for a disability policy in a long-term contract. Rand Getlin of NFL Network is reporting that..." July 15

  • Chiefs, Berry still working on extension ahead of deadline

    The Score "The Kansas City Chiefs are hoping to hash out an 11th-hour deal with a franchise-tagged player for the second time in as many years. As Friday's 4 p.m. negotiation deadline fast approaches, the Chiefs are still discussing a long-term extension with star safety Eric Berry, reports Ian Rapoport..." July 15

  • Chiefs and Eric Berry are far apart on deal

    Kansas City Star "The Chiefs and safety Eric Berry remain far apart on a contract extension, a source confirmed to The Star on Thursday. The two sides have until 3 p.m. Friday to get an extension done. In the absence of a new deal, the 27-year-old Berry would play the 2016 season under the one-year, $10.8..." July 15

  • Polian: Next NFL CBA will focus on commissioner power

    Sportsnaut "Roger Goodell has irked the NFLPA with his actions during this current term for the Collective Bargaining Agreement. While the agreement runs through 2021, issues are already popping up as hot topics for the upcoming NFL CBA, set to be negotiated in five years. Bill Polian suggests that the..." July 14

  • Eric Berry, Chiefs unlikely to reach deal barring change

    NFL.com "Fresh off an unprecedented comeback season, Eric Berry finds himself among the select group of players battling the franchise tag. As the deadline for players to sign their tags looms, it looks as though Berry will land in the group that will play under the tag in 2016. Unless there is a..." July 13

  • Chiefs are sued over 2013 beating death outside Arrowhead Stadium

    Kansas City Star "The family of a Smithville man beaten to death in 2013 in a parking lot outside Arrowhead Stadium has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the Kansas City Chiefs. Kyle Van Winkle died after he was beaten outside the stadium during a December 2013 game. An Independence man, Joshua T...." July 13

  • Chiefs chances of signing Eric Berry pegged at 50 percent

    Arrowhead Pride "What are the odds the Kansas City Chiefs will sign Eric Berry to a long-term deal before Friday’s deadline? If Jason La Canfora is taking your bet, it’s 50 percent. La Canfora went through all the franchise tagged players and gave his assessment of how likely it is to get done. With Berry,..." July 12

  • Study finds Patriots have the best fans, Jaguars the worst

    The Score "New England Patriots fans have something else to brag about. A study conducted by Emory University professor Michael Lewis has Patriots fans ranked as the best in the NFL, followed by the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, and Philadelphia Eagles. The results of the study..." July 12

  • Fantasy: 10 breakout candidates to target in your draft

    The Score "Every fantasy owner wants to discover the star player no one saw coming. It gives you bragging rights over the competition and puts you in position to make a run at the title. With only a few weeks left until players report to training camp, let’s take a look at this year’s breakout..." July 11

  • Olympic long jumper set to tryout with Chiefs after Rio 2016

    The Score "Henderson told ArkansasMatters.com he'll try out for the Kansas City Chiefs after competing in the Summer Games in August." July 10

  • Chiefs' Eric Berry ‘a bit surprised’ on lack of extension progress

    Kansas City Star "LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST REDDIT PRINT ORDER REPRINT OF THIS STORY Against the backdrop of approximately 352 kids laughing, jumping and playing on a humid summer night, Chiefs safety Eric Berry wore a smile on his face as he stood on the turf at North Kansas City High School and explained..." July 09

  • The NFL's Catch Rule Got A Little More Complicated

    Deadspin "The NFL published its updated 2016 rulebook this week, and here’s a list of some of the bigger changes. But c’mon, we all want to see what the ever-evolving, always-baffling catch rule looks like now, so we can pretend we have any idea what we’re talking about when there’s a catch..." July 07

  • Eric Fisher: 'I see myself on a steady incline'

    NFL.com "Living up to the expectations after being selected as the top overall pick in the NFL Draft isn't easy. Just ask 2013 No. 1 selection Eric Fisher, who several people were eager to declare a bust after struggling mightily over his first two seasons. Fisher stepped up big time in Year 3 though,..." July 04

  • Ex-Chiefs D-lineman says his wife convinced him to retire due to conussion concerns

    CBS Sports "Mike DeVito, a defensive lineman that played nine seasons for the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs, retired earlier this offseason. On Sunday, he revealed the reason he decided to call it a career at 31 years old to Siriux XM NFL Radio: DeVito's wife convinced him to hang up his spikes because..." July 04

  • Report: Goodell earned $32M in 2015

    The Score "The NFL paid commissioner Roger Goodell $32 million for 2015, according to a tax filing obtained by Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal. Since the NFL changed its status from a non-profit to a profitable venture, this is the last year Goodell's salary will be on public record. " June 30

  • NFL offseason arrests less frequent than years past

    Sportsnaut "Negative press dominates headlines, but the NFL is seeing a positive development when it comes to players getting arrested in the offseason. As detailed by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, only nine NFL players have been arrested this year since January 1, which is down from 13 last year, 21..." June 27

  • NFL owners haul in $222.6 million each for 2015 shared revenue

    Sportsnaut "The NFL, and its owners, just keep getting richer. In a report by Eben Novy-Williams of Bloomberg, the league divided up $7.1 billion in revenue, which is an increase of six percent from the previous year. ESPN’s Darren Rovell has done the math, and as we can see each NFL team owner received a..." June 27

  • The Chiefs once wanted to sign Wilt Chamberlain

    Arrowhead Pride "Let’s file this one under: It’s new to me. Way, way back in the day, Super Bowl winning Chiefs coach Hank Stram offered a contract to ... Wilt Chamberlain. Yes, that Wilt Chamberlain. This tryout was mentioned briefly in an article in our Arrowheadlines this week and I did some Googling..." June 26

  • Should Eric Berry Become the Highest-Paid Safety in the NFL?

    Bleacher Report "On Tuesday, ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler reported that Eric Berry—unsurprisingly—has a chance to become the NFL's highest-paid safety. "Berry knows he has one chance at this and has eyes set on a big number," wrote Fowler of the four-time Pro Bowler. "He would need to surpass Harrison's Smith..." June 24

  • NFL takes unusual step of involving position coaches in looking at more kickoff rule changes

    USA Today "The NFL is assessing the viability of further rules changes on kickoffs with unprecedented input from the league’s special teams coordinators, who want to save the exciting play from extinction. Dean Blandino, the NFL’s vice president of officiating, recently held a conference call with special..." June 21

  • Chiefs' Reid: Jamaal Charles may not be healthy for start of camp

    The Score "Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles has progressed steadily in his return from a torn ACL in 2015, but that doesn't mean he'll be healthy enough for the start of training camp. Head coach Andy Reid urged caution when asked about Charles during the Chiefs' OTAs on Thursday, noting the..." June 18

  • Chiefs to begin training camp without Justin Houston

    ESPN "The Kansas City Chiefs will begin training camp next month without one of their most important defensive players. Outside linebacker Justin Houston, who had ACL surgery in February, won’t be ready to participate when camp begins in late July at Missouri Western State University. “When you’re..." June 18

  • Bears sign tight end Tony Moeaki

    Chicago Tribune "The Bears devoted considerable time looking for tight end options after Zach Miller and added another option Thursday when local product Tony Moeaki was signed to a one-year contract. Moeaki, whose career got off to a fast start with the Chiefs after they drafted him in the third round in 2010,..." June 17

  • Chiefs QB Alex Smith says he doesn’t want to call plays in two-minute drill

    Kansas City Star "Chiefs fans can probably remember the final drive of last season. Down 14 points with 6:29 left, it took the Chiefs 16 plays and 5 minutes, 16 seconds to drive 80 yards and put seven points on the board. The drive seemed to plod along as the seconds ticked away, narrowing the Chiefs’ window to..." June 15

  • Jamaal Charles going through drills at Chiefs practice

    Arrowhead Pride "It's not exactly a training camp practice but Jamaal Charles has been spotted at the Kansas City Chiefs mandatory minicamp. Jamaal was spotted at an earlier practice but he was working out on his own then. This time around he's actually participating in some drills. Now, this is non-contact and..." June 14

  • Ben Grubbs facing early retirement due to neck injury

    NFL.com "Ben Grubbs appears at the end of his NFL career. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Grubbs, a former Pro Bowl guard who spent last season with the Chiefs, has likely played his last down because of a neck injury, according to a source informed of his condition. Grubbs..." June 13

  • Bulked-up this year, Chiefs center Mitch Morse ready to take the next step

    Kansas City Star "Mitch Morse can remember the exact moment last season when he realized his weight had become a concern. It was Week 4, against Cincinnati, and Morse, the Chiefs’ then-rookie center, was matched up against one of the game’s elite defensive tackles, Geno Atkins. On one play, Atkins used his..." June 11

  • Chiefs’ Jamaal Charles could participate in on-field drills at practice next week

    Kansas City Star "The Chiefs’ three-day mandatory minicamp starts Tuesday, and it appears a few notable injured players — including star running back Jamaal Charles — might take part in on-field drills for the first time this offseason. Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Charles, who is recovering from a torn ACL, and..." June 11

  • Chiefs churn roster as OTAs wrap up

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs brought a new player to the roster for the final day of OTAs. The team announced Friday that they have signed defensive back Bryce Cheek to the 90-man roster. Safety Peni Vea was waived to make room for Cheek." June 10

  • Chiefs bring back Dezman Moses, cut Efe Obada

    Arrowhead Pride "The Kansas City Chiefs cut two players and signed two players on Tuesday. A few of these names should be familiar starting with LB Dezman Moses, who was re-signed. Moses was with the Chiefs the last three seasons but was not re-signed after the season. He re-joins a defense he should be..." June 07

  • NFL owners, coaches say a developmental league is needed and here's what's brewing

    CBS Sports "The limos were lined up bumper-to-bumper around the sprawling driveway and the private planes waited on tarmacs nearby as NFL owners scrambled to get back home after wrapping up another league meeting. In a nearby ballroom, commissioner Roger Goodell began addressing the media, his statements..." June 07

  • NFL Twitter Hacked, Announces Roger Goodell's Death

    Deadspin "Some gremlin got access to the NFL’s Twitter account today and announced the death of commissioner Roger Goodell. NFL PR flack Brian McCarthy quickly corrected the record: The other two tweets were also deleted. The NFL appears to have regained control of its account. The fake cause of..." June 07

  • 20 Different Players to Take Part in Celebrity Family Feud NFL Edition This Summer

    Total Pro Sports "If you enjoyed the Gronkowski Family‘s appearance on Celebrity Family Feud last summer, you’ll love what the NFL has in store for you this year. ABC is mixing up the format of Celebrity Family Feud for Season 2. While many of the episodes will feature celebrities and their actual families, a..." June 07

  • NFL curious about marijuana as potential medical alternative

    Sporting News "While it’s not saying so publicly, the NFL is exploring the viability of marijuana as a medical option for its players. In a profile on Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe’s marijuana advocacy, the Washington Post reports NFL senior vice president for player health and safety Jeff Miller and..." June 07

  • Chiefs complete draft class signings

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs signed third-round cornerback KeiVarae Russell to his rookie contract Friday. Russell had two interceptions last season at Notre Dame. He was an immediate starter and Freshman All-American in 2012 and again a productive player in 2013. He sat out the 2014 season as part of an..." June 03

  • Running back Jamaal Charles, rehabbing a torn ACL, appears at practice

    Kansas City Star "Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles made an appearance at practice Wednesday for the first time since offseason practices began on May 24. Charles, who tore his anterior cruciate ligament last October, was present but did not practice. He wore his jersey and shorts but did not have a helmet. " June 02

  • With filming done for dating reality show, Chiefs’ Travis Kelce is focused on football

    Kansas City Star "Travis Kelce’s whirlwind offseason has come to a close. His focus is on the Chiefs’ workout program. The 26-year old made his first Pro Bowl and became one of the richest tight ends in the league in January, courtesy of a five-year, $46 million extension he signed that same week. And oh,..." June 01

  • Knile Davis Wants To Remain With Chiefs

    ESPN "Knile Davis thought his time to establish himself as a productive player for the Kansas City Chiefs had arrived during January’s playoff game against the New England Patriots. Injuries to Jamaal Charles, Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West had given the Chiefs no choice but to go with Davis as..." May 26

  • Roger Goodell on NFL’s concussion issue: ‘This is our No. 1 priority’

    Sportsnaut "Holding a press conference at this week’s NFL spring meetings, commissioner Roger Goodell had to answer questions involving an Outside the Lines report suggesting that the league attempted to influence a government study on concussions. Primarily focusing on what seems to be league-mandated PR..." May 25

  • Tyler Bray opens Chiefs OTAs as No. 2 QB

    Chiefs Digest "Whether based on injuries or an open job, the Chiefs have lived the “next man up” mentality the past three seasons. The latter scenario applies to the backup quarterback position with Chase Daniel now with the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Chiefs need to identify a No. 2 signal caller to starter..." May 25

  • Jamaal Charles will see limited action at OTAs

    The Sports Daily "Jamaal Charles will take the next step toward returning from his ACL injury next week at the Chiefs’ OTAs. Coach Andy Reid said Charles will be a limited participant in the practice sessions, according to Chiefs.com. The practices will be held Tuesday through Thursday. The 29-year-old..." May 19