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Why I picked Wake Forest CB Kevin Johnson for Chiefs

Why I picked Wake Forest CB Kevin Johnson for Chiefs

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Why I picked Wake Forest CB Kevin Johnson for Chiefs
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  • Eagles exercise option on fifth year of Fletcher Cox’s contract

    Eagles exercise option on fifth year of Fletcher Cox’s contract

    profootballtalk.com 7 hours ago
    When the Chiefs took Dontari Pow with the 11th pick of the 2012 draft, they kicked off a run that saw two more defensive linemen come off the board in the next three picks. Now it looks like all three of those players will have their options for the 201…
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  • Kevin Johnson could be the first cornerback taken

    Kevin Johnson could be the first cornerback taken

    profootballtalk.com Apr 26 (yesterday)
    Our first (perhaps only) mock draft of the year had Wake Forest cornerback Kevin Johnson going 18th overall to the Chiefs, two spots below cornerback Trae Waynes, to the Texans. The order of their depature from the draft board ultimately could be flippe…
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  • Report: Chiefs exercise 2016 option on Dontari Poe’s contract

    Report: Chiefs exercise 2016 option on Dontari Poe’s contract

    profootballtalk.com Apr 24 (3 days ago)
    When MDS ran through the pending fifth-year team options for 2012, he listed Chiefs defensive tackle Dontari Poe as one of the players who would have their options exercised. It seems the Chiefs agree with his assessment of the situation. Albert Breer o…
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  • Chiefs have spoken to Justin Houston’s representatives in “last…

    Chiefs have spoken to Justin Houston’s representatives in “last three days”

    profootballtalk.com Apr 24 (3 days ago)
    Mike Florio reported last week that the Chiefs had yet to start contract talks with linebacker Justin Houston about a long-term contract since using the franchise tag on their top pass rusher before the start of free agency. Those talks have apparently …
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  • Dwayne Bowe returns to Kansas City for funeral of Chiefs fan

    Dwayne Bowe returns to Kansas City for funeral of Chiefs fan

    profootballtalk.com yahoo.com Apr 23 (5 days ago)
    Dwayne Bowe took a break from the first week of the offseason program in Cleveland this week, for one of the most admirable reasons possible. Bowe, who spent eight seasons with the Chiefs, returned to Kansas City on Tuesday for the funeral of Betty John…
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  • Chiefs waive 2014 Steelers fifth-rounder Shaquille Richardson

    Chiefs waive 2014 Steelers fifth-rounder Shaquille Richardson

    profootballtalk.com Apr 21 (6 days ago)
    It’s not a great sign for a long NFL career when the team that drafts you in the fifth round in May drops you from the roster before the start of your rookie season. That was cornerback Shaquille Richardson’s fate with the Steelers, however, and things …
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  • Dorial Green-Beckham visiting the Chiefs today

    Dorial Green-Beckham visiting the Chiefs today

    profootballtalk.com Apr 21 (7 days ago)
    While many pre-draft visits are for the sake of smokescreen, or to firm up medical information, many of them are for teams to look a player in the eye. Likely along those lines, the Chiefs are bringing in one of the most talented players in the 2015 NFL…
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  • Andy Reid on Justin Houston: It will all work out

    Andy Reid on Justin Houston: It will all work out

    The Chiefs and linebacker Justin Houston haven’t been talking about a long-term contract since the Chiefs used the franchise tag to keep Houston from becoming an unrestricted free agent last month, but that’s not causing coach Andy Reid to lose his opti…
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  • Jamaal Charles looking for upgrades on Chiefs offensive line

    Jamaal Charles looking for upgrades on Chiefs offensive line

    Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles called the 2014 season the most frustrating of his career because of the impact injuries had on his ability to perform at his desired level. Health isn’t the only front where Charles is looking for improvement this yea…
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  • No talks between Chiefs, Justin Houston

    No talks between Chiefs, Justin Houston

    In February, the Chiefs applied the franchise tag to linebacker Justin Houston, who piled up 22 sacks in 2014. The two sides negotiated (unsuccessfully) not long before the tag was imposed. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, no talks have hap…
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  • Sean McGrath planning return to football

    Sean McGrath planning return to football

    Tight end Sean McGrath didn’t report to Kansas City Chiefs training camp last year as he elected to retire from football to deal with personal issues. A year later, McGrath is trying to return to his football career. According to Terez A. Paylor of the …
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  • Dwayne Bowe's release moves Jamaal Charles up on Chiefs' senior…

    Dwayne Bowe's release moves Jamaal Charles up on Chiefs' seniority list

    ESPN.com Apr 15
    Dwayne Bowe's release moves Jamaal Charles up on Chiefs' seniority list
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  • With Sean Smith news, cornerback makes more sense for Chiefs in…

    With Sean Smith news, cornerback makes more sense for Chiefs in draft

    ESPN.com Apr 15
    With Sean Smith news, cornerback makes more sense for Chiefs in draft
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  • Sean Smith gets two years probation after DUI plea

    Sean Smith gets two years probation after DUI plea

    Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith was arrested last June for driving under the influence and other charges after he crashed his car in Kansas City and he went to court recently to resolve the matter. The Kansas City Star reports that Smith pleaded guilty to …
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  • Jamaal Charles: Last year was my most frustrating season

    Jamaal Charles: Last year was my most frustrating season

    Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles had another very good year in 2014, topping 1,000 yards with a 5.0-yard average, joining Jim Brown and Barry Sanders as the only players in NFL history who have totaled 1,000 yards and averaged five yards a carry in fi…
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  • Report: Jets to sign inside linebacker Joe Mays

    Report: Jets to sign inside linebacker Joe Mays

    The Jets’ free agent shopping continues. The club is likely to sign linebacker Joe Mays, ESPN’s Adam Caplan reported Friday morning. The 29-year-old Mays notched 20 tackles in eight games (three starts) for the Chiefs a season ago. He has also had stint…
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  • Former Panthers whipping boy Byron Bell gets Chiefs workout

    Former Panthers whipping boy Byron Bell gets Chiefs workout

    At the moment, the top three tackles on the Panthers roster are Michael Oher, Jonathan Martin and Mike Remmers. There’s a real chance none of them are very good. But that may also show how tough a spot the Panthers were in last year, and a slow free age…
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  • Battles for Chiefs starting spots shaping up at wide receiver, …

    Battles for Chiefs starting spots shaping up at wide receiver, offensive line

    ESPN.com Apr 8
    Battles for Chiefs starting spots shaping up at wide receiver, offensive line
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  • Eric Berry “doing really good” in fight against lymphoma

    Eric Berry “doing really good” in fight against lymphoma

    Health updates are a frequent topic as offseason workouts open around the league, but not all of them run on the familiar track of surgery, rehab and a gradual resumption of football activities over the course of the spring and summer. Chiefs safety Eri…
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  • Chiefs re-sign LB Josh Martin

    Chiefs re-sign LB Josh Martin

    Chiefs exclusive-rights free agent Josh Martin re-signed with the club on Monday, per the NFL’s personnel notice. A backup outside linebacker, the 23-year-old Martin notched 14 tackles in 14 games for Kansas City in 2014. A Columbia product, Martin (6-3…
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  • Bengals bring back Brandon Tate

    Bengals bring back Brandon Tate

    Wide receiver/kick returner Brandon Tate visited with the Chiefs this week and the prospect of losing him may have spurred the Bengals into taking action to ensure Tate’s return to the team for the 2015 season. The Bengals announced Wednesday that they …
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  • Saints extend Jahri Evans through 2017 season

    Saints extend Jahri Evans through 2017 season

    The Saints entered the offseason with two guards carrying big cap hits for the 2014 season, but they got rid of one when they traded Ben Grubbs to the Chiefs. On Wednesday, they announced a contract extension for Jahri Evans that should alleviate much o…
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  • Dead money reason why Broncos have more cap room than Chiefs

    Dead money reason why Broncos have more cap room than Chiefs

    ESPN.com Mar 31
    Dead money reason why Broncos have more cap room than Chiefs
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  • Chiefs meeting with free agent center Tim Barnes

    Chiefs meeting with free agent center Tim Barnes

    The Chiefs are in need of some help at center with Rodney Hudson making the move to Oakland as a free agent and they’re meeting with a candidate on Monday. Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Tim Barnes is visiting with the team after…
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  • Chiefs are third in NFL in QB spending

    Chiefs are third in NFL in QB spending

    ESPN.com Mar 30
    We’ll start here a position-by-position look at how the Kansas City Chiefs are utilizing their salary-cap space with the quarterbacks. ESPN Stats and Information showed the Chiefs to have about $2.9 million in available cap space, which is 30th among th…
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  • Donald Stephenson gets a clean slate in Kansas City

    Donald Stephenson gets a clean slate in Kansas City

    Last year, Donald Stephenson was expected to start at right tackle for the Chiefs. A four-game suspension for violating the league’s PED policy derailed that plan. Entering 2015, G.M. John Dorsey says Stephenson gets a fresh shot at becoming the startin…
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  • Chiefs see Andy Reid and Alex Smith as a Super Bowl combination

    Chiefs see Andy Reid and Alex Smith as a Super Bowl combination

    The Chiefs are confident that they have the two most important pieces in place to win a Super Bowl. Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said that in head coach Andy Reid and quarterback Alex Smith, Kansas City has exactly what it needs to get a title. “We’ve got a …
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  • Video - NFL Nation mock draft: Chiefs select CB Kevin Johnson 01:49

    NFL Nation mock draft: Chiefs select CB Kevin Johnson

    Apr 27
    Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher breaks down his first-round selection.
  • Video - Dwayne Bowe comes back to Kansas City to honor fan 01:40

    Dwayne Bowe comes back to Kansas City to honor fan

    Apr 23
    ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher discusses Dwayne Bowe's return to Kansas City for the funeral of Betty Johnson.
  • Video - Chiefs need to make a run 01:28

    Chiefs need to make a run

    Apr 17
    ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher talks about Jamaal Charles' desire to win big this season and the importance of not letting the window close without a title.
  • Video - Chiefs need solid draft in late rounds 01:15

    Chiefs need solid draft in late rounds

    Apr 10
    ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher says the team needs to hit on its draft picks in rounds four through seven.

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    Apr 23
    Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay went head to head making picks for the first three rounds of next week's NFL draft. So who'd they grab for your team?
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