Safety Tyvon Branch remains hot commodity. Visited w/IND and is meeting with WSH and KC is scheduled for his next visit. Plenty of interest
Chiefs re-signing LB Josh Mauga to a 3-year deal worth close to $8 million, per source.
Pro Football Talk "The days before the start of the new league year routinely feature teams creating cap space by moving on from contracts with cap numbers they no longer can justify. On Thursday, the Chiefs did just that with veteran linebacker Joe Mays." March 05
One player not yet on the free agent market: #Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe. The expectation is that he will be, unless Chiefs can trade him.
Chiefs GM John Dorsey: Team will look at "long-term options" with Houston. "Our goal is to reach a deal that is mutually beneficial."
Officially: Dez Bryant, Justin Houston, Jason Pierre-Paul, and Demaryius Thomas have been franchise tagged, sources say.
Game of tag is underway: Chiefs officially placed their franchise tag on LB Justin Houston, per team source.
Cincy Jungle "The Bengals have already set up a visit with James Casey after Philadelphia cut him, and they could target another tight end who was just released in Anthony Fasano. The nine-year veteran was on tap to make $2.8 million next season, and Fasano finished his two-year run in Kansas City with 48..." March 01
Fox Sports Kansas City "Matt Herkenhoff has walked more than a few yards in Eric Fisher's spikes. Big No. 60 played 125 games with the Kansas City Chiefs from 1976-85, starting 122, primarily as a left tackle. He loved, lost and wrestled with the Alzados and the Matuszaks and the Gastineaus in between. And the take on..." March 01
Pro Football Talk "Rarely (if ever) does a guy finish his rookie contract with a 20-plus-sack season. Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston did just that, and now the question becomes whether the Chiefs will find a way to keep him with a long-term deal or apply the franchise tag. An agreement seems unlikely at this..." February 28
A source tells me the #Chiefs met with C Rodney Hudson’s representative at the combine, and talks will continue between the two sides.
ESPN.com "The Kansas City Chiefs might need to decide soon whether between Aaron Murray and Terrelle Pryor they have a No. 2 quarterback they're comfortable with. The backup to Alex Smith for the past two season has been Chase Daniel, but his $4.8 million salary-cap figure could be too much of a burden..." February 20
Covers.com "The NFL expects this year's salary cap to be between $140 million and $143 million, at least $1.5 million higher than projected, ESPN reported Wednesday. League sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the NFL notified teams Wednesday. The league had informed team executives at the owners..." February 19
SB Nation "Last offseason, it appeared the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell were intent on reaching an agreement to expand the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams. However, a report in the Washington Post suggests a potential change is now unlikely to arrive in time for the 2015 season. "I think it's..." February 19
Arrowhead Pride "It's not a good day for receivers in Kansas City. The Chiefs have now formally announced the release of Donnie Avery and also announced that WR AJ Jenkins has been released, too. Avery's release was reported a little earlier and you can see the Chiefs fans reactions to that news here. As for..." February 17
Elsewhere on the tag front, expect it for Justin Houston. He and KC have never been close on a deal. Also he might not sign it right away.
Source: #Chiefs are cutting veteran WR Donnie Avery, which saves them $3.4M against the cap. Expected to target that position this week.
San Jose Mercury News "Alex Smith heard the shouts Saturday as he walked toward No. 17 green at Pebble Beach. "Come back to us, Alex!" someone yelled. "We love you." Smith was grateful for the affection. But the former 49ers quarterback is now a fixture in Kansas City after two seasons there with the Chiefs, the..." February 16
Pro Football Talk "In the past, the Chiefs and linebacker Justin Houston have tried, without success, to work out a new contract. In the near future, they’ll try again. Per a league source, the Chiefs and Houston’s agent, Joel Segal, will make another attempt early in the week at making progress on a long-term..." February 16
Kansas City Star "Former Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel is confident he’ll remain with the Chiefs next season after proving his value as a backup quarterback in week 17. For the second straight season, Daniel, who has been Alex Smith’s backup the last two years, started the Chiefs’ regular-season finale..." February 16
BTW, @jmac_18 was inducted into Mizzou HOF last night, & was asked about rejoining Andy Reid in KC. Reiterated that he wants to be an Eagles
Deadspin.com "Even before the release of next season's schedule (which should happen in April, about a week before the draft) we already know who everyone will be playing in 2015. That means it's possible to calculate who'll have the toughest row to hoe, and who gets a break. The Falcons will face the..." February 12
Kansas City Star "Rodney Hudson knows what it’s like to suffer a serious injury, work your way through the self-doubt and survive to come out clean on the other side. In many ways, his performance this season offered proof that Hudson, a fourth-year center, is finally back to being the player he was, physically,..." February 08
Kansas City Star "1 Tampa Bay QB Marcus Mariota, 6-4, 219, Oregon The Josh McCown experiment was a disaster, and Mike Glennon was not drafted by this current regime. That makes Mariota the early favorite to go No. 1 overall, despite concerns about how his skill set will translate from Oregon’s up-tempo,..." February 02
Pro Football Talk "The Pro Football Hall of Fame cleared the decks of a number of finalists who had been debated for years, as they ushered in an eight-man class to Canton Saturday night. First-year eligible linebacker Junior Seau was elected to the Hall of Fame, along with running back Jerome Bettis, defensive..." February 01
SB Nation "The league is still considering reducing the width of the goal post and will review the "Calvin Johnson Rule" this offseason. The NFL competition committee will examine reducing the width of the goal post uprights this offseason, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Each year the..." January 30
USA Today "For the first time, the NFL Players Association plans to issue its own projections for the 2015 salary cap to counter what it perceives as deflated league projections that can impact teams' budgeting and, in turn, hold down spending. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith made the..." January 30
KCChiefs.com "He’s too small, too short. That’s the knock on Kansas State receiver Tyler Lockett, who measured in at 5-foot-9 and 181 pounds last week at the National Scouting Weigh-In at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. Lockett, who became the most prolific receiver in Kansas State history this past..." January 27
A league source says Justin Houston's agent, Joel Segal, and #Chiefs GM, John Dorsey, were spotted meeting at the Senior Bowl.
Kansas City Star "The start of free agency is still nearly a month and a half away (March 10), but the Chiefs’ primary needs are crystal clear — offensive line, receiver and linebacker — and it’s never too early to take a look at pending free agents who might look good in red and gold. Here are seven players who..." January 26
Kansas City Star "Scratch Duron Carter off the list of potential new wide receivers for the Chiefs. A source told The Kansas City Star that the Chiefs won’t sign Carter, who is the son of Hall of Famer Cris Carter. Duron Carter worked out for the team earlier this month. He also worked out for Minnesota,..." January 24
Kansas City Star "Linebacker Tamba Hali reiterated Thursday that he would like to stay in Kansas City. Hali, who said after the Chiefs’ season finale that he would “love to be here” in 2015, told 610 Sports Radio the same thing in an interview with Danny Parkins and Carrington Harrison, adding that he would be..." January 23
Pro Football Talk "Early morning football from London is here to stay. The NFL announced today that all three London games in 2015 will kick off at 9:30 a.m. Eastern. The three early games are Jets-Dolphins on October 4, Bills-Jaguars on October 25 and Lions-Chiefs on November 1." January 22
Arrowhead Pride "Let's use this as an excuse to remember the good 'ol days, before we had 21-year old playoff winless streaks. The KC Star's Sam Mellinger said it best: The Chiefs playoff winless streak is now old enough to drink its misery away. The last time the Chiefs won a playoff game came 21 years ago..." January 16
Kansas City Star "The Chiefs scheduled a workout on Thursday afternoon for former Minnesota Vikings inside linebacker Erin Henderson, according to sources. Henderson, 28, was a three-year starter at Minnesota, last playing in 2013 when he was credited with 112 tackles, four sacks and two..." January 09
Source: #Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles is scheduled now to interview with the Chicago Bears on Thursday.
Since the Chiefs' last playoff win, four franchises have been created and four others have moved. Each of them has won a playoff game.
Kansas City Star "The list of positive football characteristics that describe Tamba Hali is a long one. He is a hard worker with a passion for rushing the quarterback. Hali, a nine-year veteran, is a technician in that regard, and he’s also a tough guy who always plays hard. Personnel men call this combination..." January 05
ESPN.com "Two new names have emerged in the New York Jets' search for John Idzik's successor. The Jets have requested permission to interview Kansas City Chiefs director of player personnel Chris Ballard and Miami Dolphins director of college scouting Chris Grier for their general manager vacancy,..." January 03
Pro Football Talk "Via USA Today and NFL.com, here is the first-team All-Pro squad as announced by The Associated Press on Friday. Fifty NFL writers compose the AP’s voting panel: OFFENSE Quarterback: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay. Running back: DeMarco Murray, Dallas; Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh. Fullback: John..." January 02
Fox Sports Kansas City "As fans start playing salary-cap Tetris, Dwayne Bowe is usually the first big block they toss to the side. But he isn't cheesed by the notion that most of Kansas City has Big No. 82 pegged to get 86ed. "I only control the kind of person, the kind of player I am," the Chiefs wide receiver told..." December 30
Kansas City Star "Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston broke the franchise record for sacks in a single season. But he was downcast and admittedly heartbroken. Backup quarterback Chase Daniel won his first start of a six-year NFL career. But he was visibly disappointed. The Chiefs finished the regular..." December 29
ESPN.com "Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has a lacerated spleen and will miss Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers, trainer Rick Burkholder said Friday. " December 27
Meanwhile Reid said Dwayne Bowe would play Sunday
#Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (hamstring/ankle), TE Anthony Fasano (knee), CB Phillip Gaines (illness) & LB Joe Mays (knee) were limited today.
NFL.com "The rosters for the 2015 Pro Bowl, which will be Jan. 25, 2015 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN in Glendale, Arizona, the site of Super Bowl XLIV, were announced Tuesday. Like last year, it's the unconferenced format with players selected without regard to conference in voting by fans, coaches and..." December 24
Dwayne Bowe has shoulder sprain, Zach Fulton has a foot sprain, Philip Gaines has flu-like symptons, Josh Martin has hand contusion. #Chiefs