Chiefs Rumors & News

  • Report: NFL thinking about eliminating the preseason

    Sportsnaut "The NFL preseason isn’t for everyone. The casual fan really isn’t interested in watching training camp bodies play in a meaningless game. Though, it’s still a cash cow. Interest is there. Stadiums sell out. The cost of television rights remain relatively high. In reality, it makes very..." August 28

  • Andy Reid expects more kickoff returns “than ever” before

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL has repeatedly adjusted kickoff rules in recent years in an attempt to decrease the potential danger of the play. But after adding an additional five yards to a touchback ahead of the 2016 season, it would appear as if their plan is about to backfire. Through two weeks of the preseason,..." August 27

  • Jamaal Charles, Tamba Hali among several Chiefs stars out for third preseason game

    The Topeka Capital-Journal "The third preseason game is usually the dress rehearsal for the regular season, the one time in the four-game series when starters play into the third quarter as if the outcome mattered. It will be hard for the Kansas City Chiefs to approach Saturday’s game in Chicago that way. Chiefs coach..." August 27

  • Chiefs use ball control offense, stingy defense to beat Bears

    The Sports Xchange "Alex Smith completed first-half passes to eight different receivers and the Kansas City Chiefs combined ball control offense with a stifling defense to beat the Chicago Bears 23-7 in a preseason game Saturday at Soldier Field. It was the Chiefs' first preseason victory after a pair of..." August 27

  • 49ers trade CB Kenneth Acker to Chiefs for seventh-round pick

    Today's Pigskin "The San Francisco 49ers have traded former starting cornerback Kenneth Acker to the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday for a seventh-round selection in 2018 according to sources. Although terms of the deal are agreed upon, Acker must still pass a physical for the trade to be executed. The move..." August 27

  • Andy Reid still expects Eric Berry to play Week One

    Pro Football Talk "As the drama with Joey Bosa and the Chargers has dominated headlines, another unsigned player in the AFC West has received less attention: Chiefs safety Eric Berry. Berry, the All-Pro safety who has still not signed his franchise tag, remains out of Chiefs camp. And yet with only 16 days before..." August 26

  • Eric Berry to end holdout, rejoin Chiefs next week

    NFL.com "Eric Berry's return to the Kansas City Chiefs is coming soon. The Pro Bowl safety has been staying away from the team after the sides couldn't agree on a long-term contract extension last month. Berry was slapped with the franchise tag, but hasn't signed the tag, so he's not currently under..." August 26

  • Chris Conley strengthens Chiefs’ receiving corps

    Kansas City Star "The quest for a second weapon at wide receiver was advanced in the Chiefs’ second preseason game. Chris Conley was that sharp. Conley, the second-year pro from Georgia, hauled in three passes for a team-best 66 yards, including a 37-yarder over the top from quarterback Alex Smith on the second..." August 23

  • Chiefs' Tamba Hali: Activated from PUP list

    CBS Sports "Hali has been removed from the Chiefs' PUP list and will begin practicing this week. Hali will only return to action on a limited basis, but that's a good sign after missing Kansas City's preparations to date following offseason knee surgery" August 22

  • Goff rallies Rams past Chiefs 21-20

    The Sports Xchange "Rookie quarterback Jared Goff threw his first touchdown pass, rallying the Rams to a 21-20 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Goff, the No. 1 pick of this year's NFL draft, connected with Malcolm Brown for a 10-yard scoring pass with 10:30..." August 21

  • NFL drops “probable” from injury report, redefines “questionable” and “doubtful”

    Pro Football Talk "It’s definite that “probable” no longer will be part of the NFL injury lexicon. As first noted (as best we can tell) by Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald and as the league office confirms, the widely-misconstrued P-word has been dumped from the injury reporting procedures. “The ‘Probable’..." August 21

  • Can Chiefs overtake Broncos in AFC West?

    Sportsnet "Last year’s record: 11-5 Head coach: Andy Reid Core players: Jamaal Charles (RB), Jeremy Maclin (WR), Alex Smith (QB), Travis Kelce (TE), Dontari Poe (DT), Justin Houston (LB), Tamba Hali (LB), Derrick Johnson (LB), Eric Berry (S), Marcus Peters (CB) 2016 is about… surpassing the Broncos..." August 21

  • Maclin, Joyner ejected from Chiefs-Rams game for fighting

    SI "A Saturday night preseason football game in Los Angeles between the Rams and Chiefs featured a double ejection as Jeremy Maclin and Lamarcus Joyner were thrown out of the game for fighting in the final minute of the first half. " August 21

  • Snoop Dogg Rips NFL for Allowing Players to Own Guns But Preventing Them From Smoking Weed

    Complex "Deep down, the NFL is probably not OK with its players owning guns. In the past, there have been quite a few players who have gotten themselves into trouble as a result of carrying guns, so if the league had its way, it would likely force all players to stop purchasing guns. They can’t legally..." August 18

  • NFLPA exec says NFL has 'zero credible evidence' for interview demands

    Sporting News "The NFL has threatened to suspend players mentioned in an Al Jazeera America report that alleges steroid use if they don't submit to an interview. The union isn't about to give in so easily. NFL Players' Association executive George Atallah told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" on Wednesday the..." August 18

  • Chiefs rookie OT Zach Sterup suspended for violating PED policy

    Arrowhead Pride "Nebraska OT Zach Sterup we hardly knew ye. The NFL announced that Sterup, the Chiefs rookie undrafted free agent, is facing a four game suspension for violating the league’s performance enhancing drugs policy." August 17

  • Charles makes first appearance since ACL tear

    News-Press "For the first time since he tore his ACL, Kansas City Chiefs star running back Jamaal Charles returned to practice. Charles made a 20-minute appearance, going through team stretching and individual work before retreating to the indoor practice facility to continue to rehab after his removal..." August 17

  • Chiefs QB Aaron Murray is delivering the ball with flair again

    Kansas City Star "When Chiefs quarterback Aaron Murray is feeling good about himself — when he’s in a rhythm and throwing with both velocity and touch — it’s not hard to tell. All you have to do is pay attention to the way he delivers the ball. That’s right. When Murray is feeling it — really feeling it — he..." August 16

  • Jamaal Charles off PUP, practices today

    Pro Football Talk "Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is back to work. The team has announced that Charles is off the physically unable to perform list and will practice today. Charles tore his ACL in October, so it’s been about 10 months. That’s usually long enough for a player to return to action, although..." August 16

  • Chiefs say Tyler Bray is injured, no timetable on his return

    Arrowhead Pride "We have an explanation as to why Tyler Bray was not participating in Kansas City Chiefs training camp practice this morning. The Chiefs say Bray has a chip fracture in his spine. If you’re like me, you freak out when you hear spine but the Chiefs say it’s not as serious as it sounds." August 15

  • NFL considers early week ’18 opener in China

    Sports Business Daily "The NFL could open the 2018 season on a Tuesday or Wednesday in China, with its traditional Thursday night season-opening game following later that same week, according to the league’s top international executive planning the proposed game. Intent on staging a game in China despit... " August 15

  • Seahawks score on final play to edge Chiefs

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The first eight minutes of play between the Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday afternoon provided plenty of action at Arrowhead Stadium. So did the game's final minute. In between, the preseason opener for both teams was a snoozer. But then nobody should..." August 13

  • Andre Rison: I'm a good dad. I hurt daily. Marijuana candy helps.

    Detroit Free Press "Editor's note: This story has been updated with information from Racquel Blanks, the mother of Andre Rison's son. Ex-Michigan State University football star Andre Rison has endured plenty of tough hits, both on and off the field. But being labeled a bad dad, he says, is a crushing blow he..." August 11

  • Nick Foles still has plenty of work to do as Chiefs’ backup quarterback

    Kansas City Star "Chiefs coach Andy Reid stepped to the microphone Wednesday, addressed a few minor injury situations and quickly proceeded to give the strongest indication yet that Nick Foles will enter the season as the Chiefs’ No. 2 quarterback. With the Chiefs set to play their first preseason game at 3:30..." August 11

  • Chiefs' GM expects Eric Berry, Jamaal Charles and Tamba Hali to be ready for opener

    Kansas City Star "Chiefs training camp has played to mostly positive reviews, but it should be remembered several roles are being performed by understudies. Safety Eric Berry hasn’t appeared at Missouri Western after he and the Chiefs were unable to come to terms on a long-term contract agreement. Running back..." August 10

  • Chiefs hope rookie Eric Murray develops into a weapon at safety

    Kansas City Star "The first big hit of the Chiefs’ 2016 training camp was delivered by rookie safety Eric Murray, who flattened receiver Rod Streater on a drag route one week ago. Thing is, Murray was only trying to knock the ball out. “I wasn’t trying to kill him or anything,” Murray said. Still, it was a..." August 08

  • Report: Chiefs to sign Jeron Johnson

    The Score "The Kansas City Chiefs are reportedly adding depth to their defensive backfield amid Eric Berry's contract holdout. The Chiefs are set to sign free-agent safety Jeron Johnson, after hosting him for a visit on Wednesday, a source told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Johnson, who played the first..." August 05

  • Chiefs' Foles only wanted to play for Andy Reid

    ESPN "To get his career back on the track it was on a couple of years ago, quarterback Nick Foles believed there was only one place he could go, one coach he could play for. That’s why Foles, in a way, returned to his NFL roots by signing with the Kansas City Chiefs. His NFL career began in 2012,..." August 05

  • Foles' Chiefs deal contains '17 team option worth up to $16M

    The Score "The Kansas City Chiefs reportedly added Nick Foles to their quarterback group Wednesday, presumably as a backup to Alex Smith. But the Chiefs may view Foles as more than just an ordinary backup based on his contract. Foles is set to earn $1.75 million in 2016 plus incentives, reports ESPN's..." August 04

  • Report: Chiefs agree to terms with Nick Foles

    The Score "The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to terms with free-agent quarterback Nick Foles, reports NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, citing a source. Foles will be reunited with head coach Andy Reid, who drafted him to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2010. The Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Cowboys, who lost..." August 04

  • Report: Chiefs interested in signing Nick Foles

    The Score "The Kansas City Chiefs are among the teams "now vying to sign" free-agent quarterback Nick Foles, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Foles was originally drafted by Chiefs head coach Andy Reid with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2012." August 03

  • Chiefs say Knile Davis remains their top kick returner

    Arrowhead Pride "It’s hard to believe that a guy who returned the opening kickoff in a playoff game back to the house might not be back in the same spot but that’s the case with Knile Davis. Offseason reports suggested the Chiefs could potentially trade him but obviously they did not. So where does Knile stand..." August 02

  • Andy Reid predicts ongoing improvement from Eric Fisher

    Pro Football Talk "At a time when the Chiefs have been unable to get a contract done with Eric Berry, they worked out a deal with Eric Fisher. On Saturday, coach Andy Reid explained the decision to pay Fisher with two years left on his rookie deal. “It’s an important position — they all are,” Reid told reporters..." July 31

  • Travis Kelce -- I REALLY Found Love ... On Reality Dating Show

    TMZ "Travis Kelce says he's REALLY dating one of the women he met on his reality dating show -- but had to weed out the fame-hungry thots before he could find his special lady. The KC Chiefs tight end just finished taping "Catching Kelce" -- where 50 chicks from 50 states competed for his love,..." July 31

  • Eric Fisher agrees to 4-year, $63M extension with Chiefs

    ESPN "Former No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher has reached an agreement on a four-year, $63 million extension that includes $40 million in guaranteed money with the Kansas City Chiefs, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter." July 30

  • Chiefs, Dontari Poe unlikely to reach contract extension before season, per report

    Arrowhead Pride "The Kansas City Chiefs trying to extend Dontari Poe before the season wasn’t really on my radar but apparently they have talked. This according to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora who says while they have talked it’s unlikely they strike a deal before the season. I didn’t realize there was a chance..." July 28

  • Chiefs safety Eric Berry expected to skip most of preseason

    Kansas City Star "It appears Chiefs safety Eric Berry is primed to skip the preseason. According to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Berry plans to miss most — if not all — of the preseason. Such a move would be a way for the Pro Bowl safety to show his displeasure with team’s inability to reach a long-term..." July 28

  • This delay for Jamaal Charles was not a part of the plan

    ESPN "The Kansas City Chiefs indicated early in the offseason that with no setbacks, Jamaal Charles would be ready to participate when training camp started. Charles returned to practice on a limited basis late in the offseason, and even last week on his blog wrote "everything is going according to..." July 27

  • Who reaches Super Bowl LI? 2016 NFL record projections for all 32 teams

    USA Today "Heading into training camps, all 32 NFL teams have essentially taken shape. So before injuries, benchings, firings, (more) suspensions and hot streaks start shaping the 2016 season, here's USA TODAY Sports' annual projection of how the season will unfold with record projections for each team based..." July 27

  • Chiefs Place RB Jamaal Charles On PUP List

    NFL Trade Rumors "Chiefs HC Andy Reid announced Wednesday that they’re placing RB Jamaal Charles on the active/PUP list to open training camp, per Herbie Teope. Reid did, however, says that Charles is on track and they just want to be careful with him. Players placed on the active/PUP list can return to..." July 27

  • Andy Reid: Justin Houston expected to miss camp

    NFL.com "Franchise player Eric Berry won't be the only Kansas City Chiefs defensive star missing from the start of training camp. Coach Andy Reid told reporters Tuesday that he doesn't expect outside linebacker Justin Houston to participate in camp. Houston underwent surgery in February to "fix" an..." July 27

  • Chiefs' Berry not planning to report for training camp

    The Score "Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry isn't planning to report for training camp, sources told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The news isn't a big surprise, as Berry has yet to sign his franchise tag, and thus isn't subject to team fines for skipping camp. What remains unclear is whether Berry,..." July 26

  • Jamaal Charles’ workload won’t be limited if healthy

    Sportsnaut "Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles should be a workhorse again in 2016, provided he is healthy and returns to form. Coming off a season-ending ACL injury last year, many have wondered if the dynamic dual-threat back will be limited all all as he enters his ninth NFL..." July 26

  • 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