Chiefs Rumors & News

  • Chiefs bolster running game by drafting Kareem Hunt at No. 86

    CBS Sports "With the 86th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, acquired via trade with the Vikings, the Chiefs select running back Kareem Hunt out of Toledo. To move up to No. 86, the Chiefs swapped third-rounders with the Vikings and threw in their fourth- and seventh-round picks too, according to Terez A...." April 29

  • Patriots trade with Chiefs for TE James O’Shaughnessy

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots have picked up a tight end ahead of the start of the final day of the 2017 NFL Draft. The Patriots traded a fifth-round pick (No. 183 overall) to the Chiefs for tight end James O’Shaughnessy and a sixth-round pick (No. 216 overall) on Saturday morning. The Chiefs now have three..." April 29

  • Chiefs think Patrick Mahomes can be “truly great”

    Pro Football Talk "Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey said he traded up to pick quarterback Patrick Mahomes with the 10th overall pick in the draft for a simple reason: He thinks Mahomes is a franchise-changing player. “He has got unbelievable talent,” Dorsey said. “He’s got the skill set to be one of those truly..." April 28

  • Giants 'very disappointed' to miss out on Patrick Mahomes

    Fanrag Sports "The New York Giants were reportedly “very disappointed” that they were unable to land quarterback Patrick Mahomes in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, according to Anita Marks of ESPN New York. Mahomes, the 6-foot-3 gunslinger out of Texas Tech, was one of the trendiest prospects leading..." April 28

  • Seahawks targeted Pat Mahomes, interested in QB on Day 2

    Sportsnaut "As things turned out in Round 1 of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs traded up to the 10th pick to select quarterback Patrick Mahomes. If things had not played out that direction, the Seattle Seahawks would have reportedly considered drafting Mahomes had he fallen to late in the first..." April 28

  • 10 best players still available in 2017 NFL Draft

    Larry Brown Sports "The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft has officially come to a close and 32 players now have a new home. But what about all the players who remain? What about those who unexpectedly fell? And just how far will those with question-mark players continue to fall? Each of those are legitimate..." April 28

  • Kansas City Chiefs trade up, take QB Patrick Mahomes at No. 10 in NFL Draft

    Fox Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs traded up to take Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes II at No. 10 in NFL Draft on Thursday night. The Buffalo Bills received the 27th pick, a third-rounder (No. 91) and a 2018 first-rounder. More to come." April 28

  • Chiefs entertaining trade up into top 10 for Patrick Mahomes

    Sportsnaut "While the quarterbacks in the 2017 NFL Draft are not that highly regarded by some, they may be off of the board early. Texas Tech signal caller Patrick Mahomes has generally been ranked between the second and fourth best quarterback in the draft, but he could be gone quickly. Not only are the..." April 27

  • Chiefs’ Albert Wilson signs restricted free-agent tender

    Kansas City Star "Chiefs receiver Albert Wilson has signed his restricted free-agent tender, according to the NFL’s transaction wire. The Chiefs placed an original-round tender on Wilson, who joined the club as an undrafted free agent in 2014. As a restricted free agent — a players with three years of accrued..." April 27

  • With Alex Smith in fold, Chiefs still open to drafting QBs

    The Topeka Capital-Journal "Alex Smith has seen the young quarterbacks walking through the doors of the Chiefs’ facility the last few weeks, each wanting nothing more than to one day take his job. He’s not worried about it in the least. The veteran quarterback is firmly entrenched as the starter in Kansas City,..." April 26

  • Chiefs GM John Dorsey Opens Up About Possibility of Draft-Day Trade "With 10 draft picks in total, could the Chiefs be on the move again this year? It’s the goal of every NFL personnel staff to be forced into tough decisions when having to trim down their roster to just 53 players at the conclusion of the preseason. The deeper the roster, the more difficult..." April 25

  • 'Bloodbath' in Bristol: ESPN could cut 70 people

    Sporting News "The layoffs at ESPN might turn out worse than predicted, sources tell Sporting News. The Worldwide Leader in Sports could cut around 70 TV/radio anchors, reporters, analysts and online writers over coming days and weeks, sources said. That would be worse than the 40 to 50 on-air talents..." April 25

  • Jamaal Charles’ agent reminds teams his client is available

    Pro Football Talk "Adrian Peterson has agreed to a deal with the Saints, leaving the free agent market with one less veteran back with the draft getting underway in a couple of days. One of the remaining unsigned backs is trying to drum up interest in his services as well. Agent David Mulugheta posted a video of..." April 25

  • Albert Wilson signs RFA tender with Chiefs

    Pro Football Talk "The deadline for restricted free agents to sign with other teams has come and gone, which leaves players yet to sign their tenders with little reason not to do so. Chiefs wide receiver Albert Wilson is among the latest to come to that conclusion. The NFL’s transaction wire brings word that..." April 24

  • Chiefs should avoid another controversial draft pick, like Joe Mixon

    Kansas City Star "Preparation for the NFL Draft is an endlessly arduous process, Chiefs general manager John Dorsey will tell you, albeit one he revels in. If you accept literally the results of a study he said he commissioned, he and his staff will have put in about 60,000 hours toward the cause by the time the..." April 23

  • Chiefs release DL Jaye Howard

    ESPN "The Kansas City Chiefs have released veteran defensive lineman Jaye Howard, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Howard, 28, spent the last four seasons with the Chiefs and was scheduled to make $3.7 million in base salary in 2017, including $2.5 million in guarantees. The Chiefs released..." April 22

  • Chiefs have NFL-high 12 more net rest days than their opponents

    Pro Football Talk "Chiefs coach Andy Reid has a long track record of doing well after bye weeks, which has to make Kansas City fans thrilled with the NFL’s schedule makers this year. The NFL schedule gives the Chiefs a league-high 12 more net rest days than their opponents, according to Brian Burke of ESPN. That..." April 21

  • Alex Smith knows the Chiefs will add a QB soon

    The Sports Daily "Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith knows the team will look for a quarterback soon. Smith is a 32-year-old veteran who has been put through the ringer, including five offensive coordinators in as many years while being asked to manage games. So the man understands the realities of the..." April 21

  • Chiefs’ Chris Jones teams up with Smithfield to set world grilling record

    Kansas City Star "Calling all grilling enthusiasts: It’s time to bust out those barbecue tongs. At 6 p.m. Thursday, April 27, Smithfield will team up with two world-class barbecue pros and Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Chris Jones at Arrowhead Stadium to attempt to set the Guinness World Record for largest..." April 21

  • Chiefs play host to D-III hybrid linebacker/safety on Tuesday

    Kansas City Star "The Chiefs were host to hybrid safety/linebacker Nicholas Morrow on Tuesday, a source told The Star. Morrow, who checked in at 6 feet and 216 pounds at his pro day, played at Greenville College, a Division III school in Greenville, Ill. Morrow, a three-year starter, also ran a 4.52 40-yard..." April 20

  • Patriots to open season vs. Chiefs

    247 Sports "Tom Brady and the rest of the New England Patriots now know their opponent for Week 1 of the NFL season. According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, the Kansas City Chiefs will stroll into Gillette Stadium for the first game of the 2017 regular season to play the defending Super Bowl..." April 20

  • NFL owners chipped in millions to fund President Trump’s inauguration events

    Sporting News "Redskins owner Daniel Snyder was among many high-rolling sports figures to contribute to President Donald Trump's inaugural festivities, including six other NFL owners who donated $1 million, The Washington Post reported, citing a Federal Election Commission filing it obtained. The Republican..." April 20

  • Phil Simms joining CBS’ The NFL Today as studio analyst

    Sportsnaut "CBS announced Wednesday that Phil Simms will be joining the show The NFL Today as a studio analyst. Simms had previously made it clear he wasn’t done working in broadcasting after being bumped for Tony Romo in the live booth next to Jim Nantz. A consummate professional, we expect Simms to..." April 19

  • Poll: 87 percent of NFL fans oppose their team drafting player with history of violence against women

    Sportsnaut "According to one poll, the majority of NFL fans aren’t on board with their favorite team drafting a player who has physically abused a woman. “A Marist poll conducted for HBO’s Real Sports found that the vast majority of fans — 87 percent — say that they would oppose their favorite NFL team..." April 19

  • Alex Smith thinks Chiefs will add a quarterback in the draft

    Sportsnaut "There had been some speculation following the 2016 season that the Kansas City Chiefs would look to replace Alex Smith over the short term. The team was linked to both Jimmy Garoppolo and Tony Romo on the trade block, but nothing came from those rumors. Now with Smith entrenched in as the..." April 18

  • Davis Webb adds Chiefs to list of visits

    Pro Football Talk "Cal quarterback Davis Webb will be making another stop on Monday before visiting the Jets on Tuesday. Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that Webb will visit with the Chiefs. Webb, who said he’s heard from double-digit teams that he’s a first-round pick, has also worked out for the 49ers and visited..." April 17

  • Joey Bosa, Tyreek Hill among players most likely to suffer sophomore slump "Ezekiel Elliott, Dak Prescott and Joey Bosa set the tone for all rookies in 2016. Elliott was the league's rushing champion with 1,631 yards, while Prescott received Offensive Rookie of the Year honors after posting a 104.9 passer rating. Following a holdout, Bosa racked up double-digit sacks in..." April 17

  • Patriots-Chiefs expected to open season, Falcons at home on SNF

    Pro Football Talk "The schedule for the 2017 season is set to be announced this week, which means that we will find out which team will be visiting Gillette Stadium to play the Patriots in the first game of the season. The Falcons are on New England’s home schedule this year, but it doesn’t look like the NFL will..." April 16

  • Chiefs try Lindenwood’s Connor Harris at fullback during local pro day

    Kansas City Star "When Connor Harris was told he’d received an invitation to be one of 19 college players to attend the Chiefs’ local pro day, which was held on April 7, he was thrilled. Harris, however, was also a bit surprised when he looked at the itinery and saw he was listed as a fullback and..." April 14

  • Chiefs could draft big-play threat from loaded crop of running backs

    Kansas City Star "It’s easy to forget now — and borderline crazy to believe — that in the 2008 NFL Draft, eight running backs were selected before the Chiefs snapped up Jamaal Charles with the 73rd overall pick. The Chiefs, of course, certainly won’t complain about their good fortune. Charles was released this..." April 13

  • NFL players on the trading block: Big names who could get dealt

    ESPN "Of all the potential NFL offseason storylines, "Seahawks trade Richard Sherman" would have ranked among the least believable two or three months ago. Yet, here we are. Sherman and the Seahawks, one of the most beautiful and successful pairings of player and NFL organization in the past..." April 12

  • NFL Relocation Fees Are Revenues The Players Will Never Touch

    Deadspin "NFL owners are poised to rake in a fortune from the recent franchise relocations of the Rams, Chargers, and Raiders. Those owners naturally won’t be sharing a penny from that windfall with the players. As a condition of approving all three franchise moves in the last 15 months, the league..." April 11

  • NFL releases 2017 preseason schedule "The NFL released the entire 2017 preseason schedule Monday. The 65-game slate features eight nationally televised matchups, including a game between the Chargers and Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. ET. The 2017 preseason will kick off Thursday, Aug. 3 (NBC, 8 p.m...." April 11

  • NFL Fining Players Who Participated In Vegas Arm Wrestling Event

    CBS Pittsburgh "Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is reportedly getting fined by the NFL, but not for what you might think. Over the weekend Harrison and dozens of other current and former NFL players reportedly participated in the Pro Football Arm Wrestling Championship at the MGM Grand Hotel &..." April 10

  • Eric Berry used gaming to keep him sharp during cancer battle

    Sportsnaut "While Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry was sidelined during the 2014 NFL season with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, he never lost faith, or focus. After beating the disease and returning to football, Berry was back to his old form in short order, notching consecutive First-Team All Pro nods in 2015..." April 07

  • With no consensus on the draft’s top quarterback, Chiefs could have plenty to choose from

    Kansas City Star "As many as four quarterbacks have been mentioned as possible first-round selections in this year’s NFL Draft. But there is no consensus on how they rank, and that’s about all the NFL analysts and decision makers agree on. “I thought I had a little bit of a consensus on (Mitchell) Trubisky,”..." April 07

  • Chiefs host QB DeShone Kizer for pre-draft visit "Clemson's Deshaun Watson and North Carolina's Mitchell Trubisky aren't the only top quarterback prospects getting a close look from the Kansas City Chiefs. The club also recently hosted Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer on a pre-draft visit, as well, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The Chiefs..." April 05

  • Amazon Scores With Live-Streaming Rights For NFL 'TNF' Package

    Sports Business Daily "Amazon will replace Twitter in live streaming the NFL’s “Thursday Night Football.” The company will livestream the 10 “TNF” games carried by CBS and NBC as part of a one-year deal that the league announced late Tuesday. Amazon paid $50M for the rights, substantially more than the $10M that Twitter..." April 05

  • Hard Knocks will remain on HBO with new four-year deal

    Awful Announcing "When it comes to sports documentaries, HBO’s Hard Knocks was revolutionary. It may be impossible to believe it now, but Hard Knocks has been around since 2001 when the Baltimore Ravens first took the plunge to allow HBO cameras into their training camp. Since that time the NFL has had a team..." April 03

  • Chiefs still doing research on Joe Mixon, but selecting him won’t be easy sell

    Kansas City Star "The National Football League is about making money and winning football games. Period. So when teams see a player like Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon, a big, fast, bull of a runner, they see a guy who can help them accomplish both of those goals … if only it wasn’t for his past..." April 03

  • Chiefs president: Kansas City 'serious' about hosting NFL Draft "The league's recent foray into hosting the NFL Draft in cities other than New York has one Midwestern metropolis getting its hopes up. Kansas City Chiefs president Mark Donovan told the Kansas City Star that the organization is "serious" about hosting the draft in the near future. The annual..." April 02

  • No Deal Imminent Between Chiefs, Maualuga

    Pro Football Rumors "The Chiefs brought in former Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga for a visit earlier this week, but Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports that Maualuga left without a contract, and it does not appear as though there is anything imminent between the two sides at this time. Kansas City also..." April 02

  • Tight end Gavin Escobar visiting Chiefs today

    Pro Football Talk "Most of the free agent action is taken care of, but the guys without deals are still out there looking. And Dallas could be losing yet another one. According to Adam Caplan of ESPN, Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar is visiting the Chiefs today." March 31

  • Chiefs set to sign TE Gavin Escobar

    Pro Football Talk "Receiving tight end Gavin Escobar never truly caught on during four seasons in Dallas. He found a fresh start on Friday. The former Cowboys second-round pick will sign a one-year deal with the Chiefs, Adam Caplan of ESPN reported. Escobar caught fewer than 10 passes in each of his years with..." March 31

  • Chiefs have started process of expanding their reach into St. Louis

    Kansas City Star "When the Rams left St. Louis for Los Angeles, Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt and team president Mark Donovan made it clear they were interested in expanding the Chiefs’ brand to the other side of Missouri. But they also simultaneously expressed the need to be “respectful” and “patient” because of St...." March 31

  • Andy Reid expects bigger offensive role for Tyreek Hill "The Kansas City Chiefs' plan to improve their offense is simple: Get Tyreek Hill more involved. "Growing Tyreek in the offense will be important," coach Andy Reid said this week at the Annual League Meeting in Phoenix, via Hill played just 401 offensive snaps in the regular season,..." March 30

  • Chiefs coach Andy Reid: ‘There’s something special about Oakland’

    Kansas City Star "The Las Vegas Raiders will be a reality before long, and while Chiefs coach Andy Reid understands why the move was made, he also sympathizes with the Oakland fans who are about to lose their team. “There is something special about Oakland — I’m not going to tell you different,” Reid said at..." March 30

  • NFL concussion settlement takes nasty turn

    ESPN "The $1 billion NFL concussion settlement -- nearly six years in the making yet still to deliver a penny to former players and their families for brain injuries stemming from football -- is revealing the underbelly of the legal system to former players and their families. As they finally close..." March 29

  • NFL: Concussions dropped by around 10 percent

    Fanrag Sports "According to the NFL, concussions dropped in 2016, falling by around 10 percent. That would make it appear that the strict concussion protocol has been working. Since the lawsuit, the NFL has been working to cut back on concussions. They originally rose with the new protocol, but the NFL..." March 28

  • 2017 NFL schedule: League reportedly hoping to unveil full schedule in late April

    CBS Sports "The release of the NFL schedule has become much more than an announcement with a long list of football games to be played in the future. It’s become a full-blown spectacle, with a three- or four-hour television program planned around it on multiple networks. This despite everyone already knowing..." March 28