Kansas City Chiefs News and Rumors

  • Justin Houston, D'Anthony Thomas honored; Gary Green picked for…

    Justin Houston, D'Anthony Thomas honored; Gary Green picked for Chiefs hall

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Feb 28 (yesterday)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Linebacker Justin Houston was named 2014 Most Valuable Player and De'Anthony Thomas rookie of the year by the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday. Cornerback Gary Green, who played for the Chiefs from 1977 through 1983, is this year’s ent…
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  • Chiefs release veteran tight end Fasano

    Chiefs release veteran tight end Fasano

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Feb 26 (4 days ago)
    Tight end Anthony Fasano was released by the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, saving the club about $2 million against their salary cap.
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  • Report: Chiefs likely to ask Mike DeVito to take a pay cut

    Report: Chiefs likely to ask Mike DeVito to take a pay cut

    profootballtalk.com Feb 25 (5 days ago)
    It’s the time of year when teams offer players the option to take a pay cut or get cut and it looks like defensive end Mike DeVito will be weighing those options in Kansas City. DeVito missed 15 games last season after tearing his Achilles in the season…
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  • PFT Live: Shaun King, Chargers/Chiefs offseason to-do lists

    PFT Live: Shaun King, Chargers/Chiefs offseason to-do lists

    profootballtalk.com Feb 24 (6 days ago)
    There will be an AFC West flavor to Tuesday’s edition of PFT Live. The Chargers and Chiefs were two of the teams to finish just outside of the playoffs in the AFC in 2014 and we’ll be taking a look at what they need to do in the offseason to finish a bi…
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  • A little piece of Chiefs dies if Raiders, Chargers move

    A little piece of Chiefs dies if Raiders, Chargers move

    ESPN.com Feb 20
    INDIANAPOLIS -- I'm going to suspend my NFL scouting combine coverage temporarily to weigh in on this no good, horrible, very bad news that the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers might be moving to Los Angeles. One of the joys of following the Kansa…
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  • Dorial Green-Beckham not only first-round WR in spotlight

    Dorial Green-Beckham not only first-round WR in spotlight

    ESPN.com Feb 20
    INDIANAPOLIS – Dorial Green-Beckham wasn’t the only wide receiver who could be available to the Kansas City Chiefs with the 18th pick of this year’s draft who answered media questions at the combine. Ohio State’s Devin Smith and Michigan’s Devin Funches…
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  • John Dorsey: I envision Justin Houston as a Chief next year

    John Dorsey: I envision Justin Houston as a Chief next year

    The Chiefs met with linebacker Justin Houston’s representatives at the combine in Indianapolis this week and General Manager John Dorsey indicated Thursday that there will be many more conversations between the two sides in the near future. Some of thos…
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  • GM John Dorsey addresses Justin Houston, Dwayne Bowe, Tamba Hal…

    GM John Dorsey addresses Justin Houston, Dwayne Bowe, Tamba Hali

    ESPN.com Feb 19
    INDIANAPOLIS -- I had the chance to pull Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey aside at the NFL combine and ask him about linebackers Justin Houston and Tamba Hali and wide receiver Dwayne Bowe. Regarding Houston, I asked whether the Chiefs wou…
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  • Andy Reid: A.J. Jenkins “just learning”

    Andy Reid: A.J. Jenkins “just learning”

    The Chiefs parted ways with wide receiver A.J. Jenkins on Tuesday, closing the books on his two-season tenure in Kansas City. Asked Wednesday about Jenkins, Kansas City head coach Andy Reid indicated the 2012 first-round pick was a work-in-progress. “AJ…
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  • Laurent Duvernay-Tardif figures in Chiefs' OL plans

    Laurent Duvernay-Tardif figures in Chiefs' OL plans

    ESPN.com Feb 19
    INDIANAPOLIS – Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is a name that many Kansas City Chiefs fans have already forgotten. No reason to recall it last year, really. Duvernay-Tardif, an offensive lineman and a sixth-round draft pick last year, didn’t get into a single g…
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  • Andy Reid decides to take a knee, an artificial one

    Andy Reid decides to take a knee, an artificial one

    Chiefs coach Andy Reid has a knee. A new one, specifically. Reid’s never one to talk much about injuries, but it was hard to avoid the topic when he took to the podium with a cane yesterday at the NFL Scouting Combine. “All right, so we’ve only got one …
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  • Denver's indecision over Peyton Manning only helps Chiefs

    Denver's indecision over Peyton Manning only helps Chiefs

    ESPN.com Feb 18
    INDIANAPOLIS -- You be the judge whether this should be taken as good news or bad for the Kansas City Chiefs. Given the way Peyton Manning looked when last season finished, which was injured and old, it may be up for some debate. In any event, Denver Br…
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  • Chiefs, Houston to talk Tuesday

    Chiefs, Houston to talk Tuesday

    As expected, the Chiefs and linebacker Justin Houston will make one last effort to work out a long-term deal, before Kansas City applies the franchise tag. Per a league source, Chiefs G.M. John Dorsey and Houston’s agent, Joel Segal, are scheduled to me…
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  • Chiefs release WR Avery, waive WR Jenkins

    Chiefs release WR Avery, waive WR Jenkins

    The Kansas City Chiefs began to rebuild at wide receiver Tuesday by releasing veteran Donnie Avery.
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  • Chase Daniel thinks Chiefs will keep him, at $4.8 million

    Chase Daniel thinks Chiefs will keep him, at $4.8 million

    Not many backups make $4.8 million, but Chiefs backup quarterback Chase Daniel thinks he’s proven that he’s worth that much. Daniel is heading into the third year of a three-year, $10 million deal, and he’s due $4.8 million for the 2015 season. Consider…
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  • Chiefs have two on list of top 20 potential free agents

    Chiefs have two on list of top 20 potential free agents

    ESPN.com Feb 13
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It’s never a good thing when your team has two players on a list of the top-20 prospective free agents but also has work to do in order to comply with the NFL’s salary cap. But that’s the situation the Kansas City Chiefs find themsel…
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  • Chiefs' salary cap to get boost of more than $2.2 million

    Chiefs' salary cap to get boost of more than $2.2 million

    ESPN.com Feb 12
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs will carry over more than $2.2 million of unused 2014 salary-cap funds to 2015, according to the ESPN Stats & Information group. The exact figure is $2,246,790. The additional salary-cap room will be useful…
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  • Justin Houston likely will be tagged, definitely will sign it

    Justin Houston likely will be tagged, definitely will sign it

    Wednesday’s Pro Football Talk on NBCSN includes a discussion of the AFC West teams. As to the Chiefs, the question arose regarding the status of linebacker Justin Houston. His rookie contract has expired, and no meaningful talks have occurred on a long-…
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  • Kiper Jr. gives yet another WR to Chiefs

    Kiper Jr. gives yet another WR to Chiefs

    ESPN.com Feb 11
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. has posted his second NFL mock draft of the season for those with Insider access. The position for the Kansas City Chiefs hasn't changed from his initial mock but the player has. This time, Kiper gives Ohio…
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  • Justin Houston's contract situation much different than that of…

    Justin Houston's contract situation much different than that of Jared Allen

    ESPN.com Feb 10
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The chances that the Kansas City Chiefs allow linebacker Justin Houston to leave as a free agent are slim. The Chiefs know how important Houston is and, at age 26, that he should have many good seasons left in him. Still, it's worth …
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  • What if Chiefs don't draft WR in first round?

    What if Chiefs don't draft WR in first round?

    ESPN.com Feb 6
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Seems like most NFL mock drafts have the Kansas City Chiefs going with a wide receiver in the first round. ESPN's Todd McShay weighed in with another example this week when he gave former Missouri and Oklahoma wide receiver Dorial Gr…
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  • Video - Chiefs Make Moves To Improve At Receiver 01:19

    Chiefs Make Moves To Improve At Receiver

    Feb 23
    ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher says the team made the right decision to release a pair of receivers and discusses the Chiefs' future with Dwayne Bowe.
  • Video - To Tag Or Not To Tag? 03:02

    To Tag Or Not To Tag?

    Feb 19
    ESPN Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold, Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher and Raiders reporter Bill Williamson discuss contract, franchise tag, personnel and draft decisions to be made around the AFC West.
  • Video - Draft Is Huge For Chiefs 01:23

    Draft Is Huge For Chiefs

    Feb 11
    ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher says the team will need to get a lot out of their possible 11 draft picks and the combine is key.
  • Video - Chiefs Need Big Plays From Unheralded Players 01:05

    Chiefs Need Big Plays From Unheralded Players

    Feb 6
    ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher says the team needs to develop the players at the bottom of their roster to make game-changing plays.

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