Chiefs Rumors & News

  • Country star Luke Bryan to sing national anthem in Houston

    CBS Sports "The NFL announced Sunday that country music star Luke Bryan will perform the national anthem ahead of Super Bowl LI in Houston. Bryan, a two-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, will take center stage on Sunday, Feb. 5, to belt out "The..." January 22

  • NFL teams may have to jam cell signals in locker rooms

    Pro Football Talk "As the Antonio Brown Face Book Live fiasco prepares to yield to an actual football game (during which it will be “fair or not” to point out the potential social-media infraction distraction if Brown struggles), there’s a lingering question about the situation that gave rise to the..." January 22

  • Chiefs' Travis Kelce fined for postgame comments about referee

    ESPN "Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has been fined a total of $21,615 for his actions during and after last week's 18-16 playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, a source confirmed to ESPN. Kelce was fined $12,500 for his postgame comments about referee Carl Cheffers, who penalized Chiefs..." January 21

  • Travis Kelce fined for shoving Ross Cockrell

    Pro Football Talk "Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce ripped the officials in last Sunday’s playoff loss to the Steelers for a holding call on left tackle Eric Fisher on a two-point conversion attempt in the fourth quarter and said that referee Carl Cheffers wasn’t fit to wear a striped shirt for Foot Locker. The NFL..." January 20

  • Chiefs G.M. is “best bet” to be next Packers G.M.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "News on Thursday regarding Eliot Wolf and Brian Gutekunst won't be much of a factor in identifying the Green Bay Packers’ next general manager. When the time comes for Packers President Mark Murphy and the executive committee to choose a successor for Ted Thompson, titles and salaries and years..." January 20

  • Broncos hire Brock Olivo as special teams coach

    Pro Football Talk "The Broncos interviewed Chiefs special teams coach Dave Toub for their head coaching opening. They hired his assistant to be one of their assistants. According to Mike Klis of KUSA, the Broncos are hiring Brock Olivo to coach their special teams." January 19

  • Sean Davis says he was fined for hit on Chris Conley

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers safety Sean Davis got flagged for a hit to the head of Chiefs wide receiver Chris Conley last Sunday night and said Wednesday that he has been fined by the league. Davis said he was fined around $24,000 — the NFL’s fine schedule calls for a $24,309 fine for a first helmet-to-helmet hit..." January 18

  • Could Alex Smith be a surprising option for the Jets?

    Newark Star-Ledger "File this one under: Make of it what you will. A day after the Chiefs' demoralizing, two-point, playoff-eliminating loss to the Steelers, media members pressed coach Andy Reid on the status of starting quarterback Alex Smith. Basically, will Smith be Kansas City's QB 1 in 2017? Reid was,..." January 17

  • Boswell boots Steelers past Chiefs, into AFC title game

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It's not the type of performance that wins many games in the NFL playoffs. Going for 60 minutes without a touchdown generally leads to a sorrowful end to postseason hopes. At least it did until Sunday night at Arrowhead Stadium. The Pittsburgh Steelers did not score a..." January 16

  • Andy Reid: Loss wasn’t all about Alex Smith

    Pro Football Talk "The final four teams playing this season are quarterbacked by Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger and Matt Ryan, a group that was described as three Hall of Famers and the favorite for MVP this year in a question posed to Chiefs coach Andy Reid at a Monday press conference. Reid was..." January 16

  • Antonio Brown on postgame scuffle: 'I'm not an MMA fighter'

    ESPN "Wide receiver Antonio Brown was approached by an angry Kansas City Chiefs player following the Pittsburgh Steelers' 18-16 divisional playoff win Sunday. Brown said a Chiefs defensive back -- not Marcus Peters -- "tried to provoke me to get a little aggressive." Steelers coaches appeared to..." January 16

  • Chiefs TE Travis Kelce: Ref shouldn't even work at Foot Locker

    USA Today "The Kansas City Chiefs' season ended Sunday night, and tight end Travis Kelce wasn't ready to move past a critical call. The Pittsburgh Steelers staved off a fourth-quarter comeback by the Chiefs to hold on for an 18-16 win and advance to the AFC Championship Game. After running back Spencer..." January 16

  • Steelers' plan for Tyreek Hill: 'Make him feel it'

    ESPN "Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce can take over a game, but Tyreek Hill can take over a scouting report. The Pittsburgh Steelers are keenly aware of what the Chiefs' rookie playmaker can do -- and how many seconds it takes Hill to flip the momentum of a game. Around 4.24 seconds for..." January 15

  • NFL confirms game in Kansas City set for 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL moved today’s kickoff in Kansas City from the early afternoon to prime time. It won’t need to move it again. The league confirmed this morning that the game will kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET. It was originally scheduled for 1:05 p.m. ET, but an ice storm in Kansas City resulted in the..." January 15

  • Steelers offensive coordinator Haley hopes to quiet his former home

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Todd Haley has stood on both sidelines for games at Arrowhead Stadium. He knows the noise that holds the Guinness World Record for loudest crowd roar can be a disrupting factor on visiting teams. Ignoring the roar won't be the only distraction the Steelers offensive coordinator must combat..." January 13

  • NFL makes Steelers-Chiefs a night game due to ice storm warning

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has adjusted its playoff schedule as a result of severe weather in the forecast in Kansas City. “Due to public safety concerns in light of the forecasted storm this weekend in the Kansas City area, Sunday’s Steelers-Chiefs Divisional Playoff game on NBC has been moved to 8:20 p.m. ET,”..." January 13

  • Lawrence Timmons on Tyreek Hill: Have to stop him before he starts

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons says the key to stopping the speedy Chiefs playmaker Tyreek Hill is never to let him reach top speed. Timmons said this morning on PFT Live that the Steelers have discussed the importance of hitting Hill immediately when he gets the ball, before he has a..." January 13

  • Tomlin, players give Arrowhead noise its due

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The first topic Mike Tomlin broached when addressing the team during its Wednesday meeting wasn't assistant coach Joey Porter's leave after his Sunday arrest. It wasn't gameplan-specific or a motivational nugget, either. According to rookie Artie Burns, it was the mystique of Kansas City's..." January 12

  • The NFL's Drug of Choice

    Bleacher Report "They didn't ask questions. If something hurt, NFL players simply stepped in line behind dozens of others waiting for the same drug. One by one, for years, players have taken a shot of Toradol to the rear or swallowed the drug in pill form to play football on Sunday. The game-day ritual was..." January 11

  • Pacific Pro Football League for non-NFL-eligible players to debut

    ESPN "A new pro football league announced Wednesday it plans to begin hiring players in winter 2017 and staging games in summer 2018. The Pacific Pro Football League is for players who have graduated from high school but aren't in college and haven't been out for three years in order to make..." January 11

  • Alex Smith trade drastically changed the fortunes of Chiefs, 49ers

    Sporting News "Alex Smith is rarely regarded by the football public and punditry as one of the game's great quarterbacks. He's not glamorous. He's not loud. He goes about his business in a seemingly humble manner. But the numbers say he's smart, talented and deadly-efficient. And at the helm of the Kansas..." January 11

  • Considering his heinous past, is it OK to cheer for Tyreek Hill?

    SI "The Tyreek Hill Conundrum: How can we cheer for a player with such a heinous past? QUICKLY Few NFL players are more exciting than Tyreek Hill—but few have an incident on their record as disturbing as his 2014 domestic violence arrest for choking his pregnant girlfriend. How can fans..." January 11

  • Super Bowl ad spending for first 51 years totals almost $5 billion

    Awful Announcing "The Super Bowl is an event where the ads are almost as important as the game. Over the years, attention to the commercials has grown to the point where you can preview them on YouTube and other sites before the Big Game. Because the Super Bowl draws the year’s biggest television audience, it’s no..." January 11

  • How should fans reconcile Tyreek Hill’s incredible skill with his checkered past?

    Fox Sports "On Dec. 8 at Arrowhead Stadium, Tyreek Hill caught a 36-yard touchdown pass from Alex Smith and returned a punt 78 yards for another score as the Chiefs beat the Raiders 21–13 in Week 14’s nationally televised Thursday Night Football game. The latter score clinched the win, putting Kansas City in..." January 10

  • Jamaal Charles Injury Update: Chiefs RB Discusses Injured Knee and Future

    Bleacher Report "Following a regular season that saw him miss all but three games due to a knee injury, Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles provided an update on his health in an open letter on his website Monday. Charles—who has twice torn his ACL during his NFL career—revealed he suffered a torn..." January 10

  • Mike Tomlin: What happened in regular season is of little importance

    Kansas City Star "A Chiefs season that has pivoted on inconceivable reversals of fortune hinges now on what might appear to be another: Making for a formidable challenge, the Pittsburgh team that on Oct. 2 jackhammered the Chiefs 43-14 (a misleadingly close final score) paved its way to Arrowhead Stadium next week..." January 09

  • Chiefs will reportedly try to extend Andy Reid's contract this offseason

    CBS Sports "Andy Reid is often criticized for his dubious game-management decisions and his conservative play-calling, but he's also been a wildly successful NFL coach, both in Philadelphia and now in Kansas City. The Chiefs are currently the No. 2 team in the AFC, and in his four seasons with the team,..." January 08

  • Chiefs GM John Dorsey emerges as a potential Packers chief "When the Packers face the Giants in Sunday's wild-card game, the focus will be on the field. But the future of the man who built the Packers is one that is being fiercely debated in Green Bay. How long 63-year-old general manager Ted Thompson, with two years left on his contract, continues in his..." January 08

  • Chiefs blocked Chris Ballard from interviewing with 49ers

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers entered the process of searching for a G.M. with one primary target in mind: Chiefs director of player personnel Chris Ballard. He was, as one source put it, San Francisco’s “first choice, second choice, and third choice” for the position. Reports that Ballard wouldn’t interview for..." January 08

  • Toub finishes head coach interview with Broncos; Shanahan next

    NBC News 9 Colorado "The process of making the most important decision of the Denver Broncos’ immediate future had moved to the Westin Hotel at Crown Center in downtown Kansas City. It was Kansas City Chiefs’ special teams coordinator Dave Toub interviewing with five members of the Broncos’ hierarchy: Team..." January 07

  • Denver Broncos begin their coaching search with these three candidates

    Fox Sports "One year after winning the Super Bowl, the Denver Broncos are looking for a new coach — their third in six seasons. Coach Gary Kubiak retired this week citing health concerns, so John Elway is hitting the road this week to interview candidates for what most NFL insiders consider the best..." January 07

  • Chris Berman stepping down from ESPN NFL studio role

    Larry Brown Sports "Sundays are going to look and feel a lot different at ESPN next fall, as longtime broadcaster Chris Berman is stepping down from his current in the network’s NFL studio. ESPN announced on Thursday that Berman will no longer be hosting ESPN’s NFL studio programming following the playoffs. He..." January 05

  • NFL TV viewership dropped an average of 8 percent this season

    ESPN "Broadcasters of NFL games saw television viewership drop by an average of 8 percent for the 2016 regular season, as a typical game was watched by 1.4 million fewer people than last season (16.5 million versus 17.9 million), according to league data obtained by ESPN. Prime-time broadcasts were..." January 05

  • It's no joke: A barista and a farmer walk into a Vegas sportsbook, and come out with $1.2 million "So, a barista and a farmer walk into the Las Vegas Superbook… It sounds like the setup for a great joke, right? Well, it’s no joke, although the barista and the farmer are now laughing all the way to the bank. That’s because the two finished No. 1-2 in the prestigious SuperContest, the..." January 05

  • Agent's Take: 10 NFL stars who could be in different uniforms in 2017

    CBS Sports "A player getting released because his performance doesn't justify his salary is a way of life in the NFL, where contracts aren't fully guaranteed. When a player is released or traded, the remaining proration of the salary components that are treated like signing bonus immediately accelerate into..." January 04

  • Finalists for 2017 Hall of Fame class include LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor, Brian Dawkins

    ESPN "First-year eligibles LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor and Brian Dawkins are among 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also making the finals are Morten Andersen, Tony Boselli, Isaac Bruce, Don Coryell, Terrell Davis, Alan Faneca, Joe Jacoby, Ty Law, John Lynch, Kevin..." January 04

  • Chiefs LB Dadi Nicolas out for season with ruptured patellar tendon

    Fanrag Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs enter the playoffs relatively healthy, especially compared to most teams in the AFC, but Kansas City did lose linebacker Dadi Nicolas to a ruptured patellar tendon in Week 17 against the San Diego Chargers, according to head coach Andy Reid. Although the Chiefs have yet to..." January 03

  • Chiefs beat Chargers to clinch AFC West crown

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- For the first time in five years, there's an AFC West champion not named the Denver Broncos. For the first time in four years, Mike McCoy isn't the Chargers' coach after he was fired. Alex Smith threw two touchdown passes and ran for another as the Kansas City Chiefs beat the..." January 01

  • Chiefs’ Marcus Peters doesn’t engage in war of words over Keenan Allen’s tweets

    Kansas City Star "If San Diego Chargers receiver Keenan Allen was trying to get under Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters’ skin with his Twitter rant on Thursday, it doesn’t appear it worked. When quizzed about Allen’s tweets, Peters sat as his locker Friday and kept the focus on the team. “It don’t even matter —..." January 01

  • Demetrius Harris fined for celebration after Dontari Poe TD pass

    Pro Football Talk "At 6’7″ and 230 pounds, Chiefs tight end Demetrius Harris is usually larger than the player throwing him the ball but that wasn’t the case last Sunday night. That’s when Harris caught a two-yard touchdown pass from defensive tackle Dontari Poe, who checked into the game to take a snap in a..." December 31

  • Reid: Travis Kelce has taken his game 'to another level' "Travis Kelce has always been good with the ball in his hands. Now, the premier run-after-catch tight end in the NFL has upgraded his game. Last week against Denver, Kelce set the Chiefs' record for receiving yards in a game by a tight end with 160. Anytime someone blasts past records set by..." December 31

  • Justin Houston out, Spencer Ware a game-time decision

    Pro Football Talk "Things were trending toward Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston missing his second straight game because of swelling in his knee all week and nothing changed on Friday. Houston missed another practice and he has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Chargers. It’s the 11th game Houston has..." December 30

  • Chargers' Keenan Allen calls out Chiefs 'bum' Marcus Peters

    Sporting News "Keenan Allen won't be playing in Sunday's game between the Chargers and Chiefs, but that isn't stopping him from trash talking. While he didn't mention any names, that tweet was directed toward Kansas City cornerback Marcus Peters. Before tearing his ACL, Allen caught six passes for 63 yards..." December 29

  • Hall of Fame game moved to Thursday night to start preseason

    ESPN "The Hall of Fame game will be played on Aug. 3 -- a Thursday night -- next summer, two days before the inductions into the pro football shrine. On Wednesday, the hall announced the change in schedule. Previously, the game was played on a Sunday, one night after the inductions. Participants..." December 28

  • Chiefs trying to be cautious with injured stars

    Kansas City Star "Chiefs running back Spencer Ware wanted to return to Sunday night’s game against the Broncos after leaving early in the fourth quarter with an injury to his ribs. Coach Andy Reid decided against it. “He could have played,” Reid said Monday. “I decided to keep him out. He was sore.” Reid..." December 27

  • Playoff-bound Chiefs end Broncos' postseason hopes

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- After chasing them for the last six seasons, the Kansas City Chiefs finally harpooned their white whale in the AFC West Sunday night with a 33-10 victory over the Denver Broncos at a soggy and windy Arrowhead Stadium. The 11-4 Chiefs are headed to the playoffs and the 8-7..." December 26

  • Chiefs' Ware undergoing MRI on sore ribs

    Kansas City Star "Running back Spencer Ware and wide receiver Chris Conley made the injury list announced by Andy Reid after the Chiefs’ 33-10 victory over the Broncos on Sunday night at Arrowhead Stadium. Reid said Ware, who rushed for 62 yards on 13 carries, had sore ribs and is scheduled to have an MRI on..." December 26

  • Most teams had Tyreek Hill off the board

    Pro Football Talk "One of the most dynamic rookies in the NFL could have ended up not even getting a chance to perform on the sport’s biggest stage. As one league source told PFT during Tyreek Hill’s latest stellar performance in his first season with the Chiefs, most teams had Hill off their draft boards. His..." December 26

  • Poe breaks JaMarcus Russell’s record, heaviest to throw a TD pass

    Pro Football Talk "When Chiefs defensive tackle Dontari Poe pulled a bloated Tebow last night, he broke a record previously set by JaMarcus Russell: Heaviest player ever to throw a touchdown pass. Russell, the former Raiders quarterback who was a bust as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 NFL draft, didn’t..." December 26

  • Herm Edwards: Dontari Poe's Tebow-like TD shows a lack of sportsmanship by Chiefs

    CBS Sports "The Chiefs demolished the Broncos on Christmas night, 33-10. But the score just as easily could have been 27-10, or maybe even 30-10, if not for a late fourth-quarter touchdown that included the convoluted series of events that began with Kansas City defensive lineman Dontari Poe and ended with..." December 26