Kansas City Chiefs News and Rumors

  • The Joe Delaney “30 for 30″ premieres in August as a digital sh…

    The Joe Delaney “30 for 30″ premieres in August as a digital short

    profootballtalk.com Updated Jun 29 (3 days ago)
    Yes, ESPN is producing a “30 for 30″ documentary on Chiefs running back Joe Delaney, who died 32 years ago today while trying to save three drowning boys. No, it won’t be a full-blown “30 for 30″ documentary. It won’t even be televised. An ESPN spokesma…
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  • Jeremy Maclin: Alex Smith has “a guy he can trust”

    Jeremy Maclin: Alex Smith has “a guy he can trust”

    profootballtalk.com Jun 29 (3 days ago)
    Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin had some familiarity with the Chiefs’ offensive scheme when he arrived in Kansas City this offseason because of his past working relationship with coach Andy Reid and offensive coordinator Doug Pederson, but he’d never played…
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  • Adding Jeremy Maclin, Ben Grubbs gives Chiefs above-average off…

    Adding Jeremy Maclin, Ben Grubbs gives Chiefs above-average offseason grade

    ESPN.com Jun 24
    Adding Jeremy Maclin, Ben Grubbs gives Chiefs above-average offseason grade
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  • AFC West Q&A: Will Jeremy Maclin be enough to propel Chiefs…

    AFC West Q&A: Will Jeremy Maclin be enough to propel Chiefs' passing attack?

    ESPN.com Jun 23
    AFC West Q&A: Will Jeremy Maclin be enough to propel Chiefs' passing attack?
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  • Andy Reid hopes Justin Houston will sign before camp

    Andy Reid hopes Justin Houston will sign before camp

    Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston does not have a contract, has not signed the franchise tag and did not attend this week’s minicamp. But coach Andy Reid is still optimistic he’ll see Houston at training camp. “Whether he’s here or not, that just depends…
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  • Marcus Peters, Mitch Morse, Chris Conley could start for Kansas…

    Marcus Peters, Mitch Morse, Chris Conley could start for Kansas City Chiefs

    ESPN.com Jun 19
    Marcus Peters, Mitch Morse, Chris Conley could start for Kansas City Chiefs
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  • Chiefs safety Sanders Commings lost a cousin in Charleston shoo…

    Chiefs safety Sanders Commings lost a cousin in Charleston shooting

    Football’s a frivolous enough pursuit that we can sometimes duck into it and find a moment of refuge from tragedy. But it’s also a small enough world that it can’t escape that tragedy, either. Chiefs safety Sanders Commings knows first hand this week, a…
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  • Jamaal Charles won't take much time off before Chiefs head to c…

    Jamaal Charles won't take much time off before Chiefs head to camp

    ESPN.com Jun 18
    Jamaal Charles won't take much time off before Chiefs head to camp
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  • Travis Kelce is demanding the ball, and that's a good thing for…

    Travis Kelce is demanding the ball, and that's a good thing for Chiefs

    ESPN.com Jun 17
    Travis Kelce is demanding the ball, and that's a good thing for Chiefs
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  • Chiefs waste no time getting Marcus Peters involved

    Chiefs waste no time getting Marcus Peters involved

    ESPN.com Jun 16
    Chiefs waste no time getting Marcus Peters involved
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  • Chiefs waive Da’Rick Rogers

    Chiefs waive Da’Rick Rogers

    Thanks to his on-field exploits at Tennessee and Tennessee Tech, wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers hit the league with a bit more fanfare than the average undrafted free agent when he signed with the Bills in 2013. Rogers didn’t get drafted because his off-f…
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  • Chiefs don’t expect Justin Houston for mandatory minicamp

    Chiefs don’t expect Justin Houston for mandatory minicamp

    As the standoff continues between the Chiefs and franchise-tagged linebacker Justin Houston, the team doesn’t expect to see Houston at its mandatory minicamp. “He probably won’t be [here],” coach Andy Reid said last week, via the Associated Press. “We j…
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  • Jamaal Charles feels “a lot more comfortable” with offensive li…

    Jamaal Charles feels “a lot more comfortable” with offensive line

    In April, Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles said that he “definitely” wanted the Chiefs to address their offensive line in the draft because of how “crucial” blockers are to his ability to succeed. The Chiefs drafted center Mitch Morse in the second ro…
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  • Travis Kelce: Eric Berry looks “really good”

    Travis Kelce: Eric Berry looks “really good”

    Chiefs coach Andy Reid provided an update on safety Eric Berry’s medical status late last month when he said that Berry was waiting to sit down with doctors to find out how his fight against Hodgkin lymphoma stands after he completed his treatments. Rei…
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  • Will Chiefs have enough pass rush if Justin Houston is a no-sho…

    Will Chiefs have enough pass rush if Justin Houston is a no-show?

    ESPN.com Jun 12
    Will Chiefs have enough pass rush if Justin Houston is a no-show?
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  • Knile Davis doesn’t see a gap in ability with Jamaal Charles

    Knile Davis doesn’t see a gap in ability with Jamaal Charles

    The Chiefs have leaned heavily on running back Jamaal Charles for offensive production over the last six years, something that’s usually worked out well for them thanks to Charles’s ability to make big plays as both a runner and receiver. Charles has ha…
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  • Chiefs working to “retrain, rethink” approach to throwing deep …

    Chiefs working to “retrain, rethink” approach to throwing deep on offense

    The Chiefs had just four pass plays that went for 35 yards or more last season, which was the lowest total in the league, and that statistic illustrates the issues they had with their passing offense all of last season. They addressed one of the perceiv…
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  • De’Anthony Thomas moves to receiver for Chiefs

    De’Anthony Thomas moves to receiver for Chiefs

    De’Anthony Thomas served as a return specialist and part-time running back as a rookie last season for the Kansas City Chiefs. However, Thomas was more effective coming out of the backfield as a receiver than he was in the running game. With that in min…
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  • Chiefs, Justin Houston talking but not making significant progr…

    Chiefs, Justin Houston talking but not making significant progress

    All players restricted by the franchise tag have until July 15 to sign long-term contracts with their current teams. After that, they can accept only one-year deals to stay put. As to the Chiefs and linebacker Justin Houston, who racked up 22.0 sacks in…
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  • After year out of football, Sean McGrath signs with Colts

    After year out of football, Sean McGrath signs with Colts

    After a year out of the league, tight end Sean McGrath signed with the Indianapolis Colts on Tuesday. McGrath didn’t show up for the start of training camp with the Kansas City Chiefs last year as he elected to retire to tend to a personal matter. He sp…
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  • Jamaal Charles wants to play six more years

    Jamaal Charles wants to play six more years

    Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is coming off a season in which he played through nagging injuries all year. But at age 28, he doesn’t think his body is breaking down. In fact, Charles thinks he’s going to keep playing through 2020, defying age and g…
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  • Andy Reid claims nothing’s wrong with Eric Fisher

    Andy Reid claims nothing’s wrong with Eric Fisher

    Eric Fisher has gone from first overall pick to second string, but Chiefs coach Andy Reid says there’s nothing to worry about. Fisher, the top pick in the 2013 NFL draft, has not played well in his first two NFL seasons. So when Fisher worked with the s…
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  • Travis Kelce fine with higher expectations this season

    Travis Kelce fine with higher expectations this season

    There may not have been much to like about the Chiefs passing game last season, but tight end Travis Kelce certainly qualified as a positive. Kelce caught 67 passes for 862 yards and five touchdowns in 2014, leading the team in all three categories a ye…
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  • Is lack of a vertical passing game still Chiefs' biggest defici…

    Is lack of a vertical passing game still Chiefs' biggest deficiency?

    ESPN.com May 28
    Is lack of a vertical passing game still Chiefs' biggest deficiency?
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  • Andy Reid says Eric Berry has completed cancer treatments

    Andy Reid says Eric Berry has completed cancer treatments

    It’s been six months since Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, a form of cancer, and head coach Andy Reid said Tuesday the All-Pro is “doing well.” “He’s going to get his big end-of-the-school [year] exam down here.…
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  • Chiefs short at tight end after Demetrius Harris has surgery

    Chiefs short at tight end after Demetrius Harris has surgery

    ESPN.com May 26
    Chiefs short at tight end after Demetrius Harris has surgery
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  • Chiefs sign tight end Ryan Taylor

    Chiefs sign tight end Ryan Taylor

    The Chiefs have added another tight end to the mix. The NFL’s daily transaction report brings word that Kansas City has signed veteran Ryan Taylor to their roster. Taylor was released by the Dolphins earlier this month. Taylor entered the league as a 20…
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  • Video - Chiefs solid at cornerback 01:20

    Chiefs solid at cornerback

    Jun 26
    ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher talks about a team going six deep at cornerback this season.
  • Video - Chiefs address issues at receiver, offensive line 01:24

    Chiefs address issues at receiver, offensive line

    Jun 19
    ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher grades a Kansas City offseason that saw the Chiefs sign Jeremy Maclin, trade for Ben Grubbs and draft Mitch Morse.
  • Video - Chiefs LB Houston sits out offseason workouts 02:03

    Chiefs LB Houston sits out offseason workouts

    Jun 18
    Jerome Bettis discusses how linebacker Justin Houston's holdout affects team chemistry.
  • Video - Chiefs drop troubled WR Da'Rick Rogers 02:35

    Chiefs drop troubled WR Da'Rick Rogers

    Jun 16
    ESPN NFL Insider Field Yates discusses the Chiefs' release of WR Da'Rick Rogers.

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    Jul 1
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  • Mel Kiper's top 2016 prospects by position - NFL

    Jun 29
    With the 2015 college football season nearly here, Mel Kiper turns his attention to the 2016 draft, ranking the top 10 prospects at each position.
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    Jun 23
    Editor’s note: This is part of our summer series, The MMQB 100, counting down the most influential people for the 2015 season. It’s a strange task, picking the 100 most influential people in the NFL for 2015. Highly subjective, of course. You can make a…