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  Chiefs | Tamba Hali recovering     Tue May 26, 07:08 PM

Kansas City Chiefs LB Tamba Hali (knee) said he is feeling good as he recovers from a knee scope he underwent this offseason to remove loose cartilage.

Footballguys view: There's no word on when the scope happened, but it sounds like Hali is going to be ready to go when training camp starts. Hali took a $3 million pay cut earlier this year, and he's looking to bounce back from a disappointing 2014 where he compiled only six sacks.

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  Chiefs | Albert Wilson could start    Fri May 22, 05:45 PM

Kansas City Chiefs WR Albert Wilson will be given the first chance to win the starting wide receiver job opposite WR Jeremy Maclin.

Footballguys view: No offense to Wilson, but that's not an exciting option. We like rookie Chris Conley to eventually take over as a starter opposite Maclin. However, the passing game still hinges on Alex Smith. Outside of Maclin as a WR3, fantasy owners should be looking elsewhere for help.

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  Chiefs | Ryan Taylor signed    Fri May 22, 02:30 AM

The Kansas City Chiefs signed TE Ryan Taylor on Thursday, May 21. OG Ricky Henry was released to make room for Taylor on the roster.

Footballguys view: Originally a seventh-round pick by the Packers in 2011, Taylor spent last season on three different rosters. If he makes the Chiefs roster, he'll mainly be a special teams player.

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  Chiefs | Keshawn Hill signed    Tue May 19, 05:23 PM

Undrafted free-agent RB Keshawn Hill (Sam Houston State) signed an undisclosed deal with the Kansas City Chiefs Tuesday, May 19.

Footballguys view: Hill measures in at 5'9" 211 pounds and he rushed for over 1,000 yards and 18 touchdowns last year for Sam Houston State. He's a long-shot to make the final roster, but he could prove himself as a return man for the Chiefs.


  Chiefs | Two players waived    Tue May 19, 05:12 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Manasseh Garner and TE Earnest Pettway were waived Tuesday, May 19.


  Chiefs | Marcus Peters signed    Fri May 15, 06:22 PM

Kansas City Chiefs CB Marcus Peters signed a four-year deal with the team Friday, May 15. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Peters had a falling out with coaches at Washington, but most stories about him pre-draft said he is a good teammate. Andy Reid has plenty of experience with different personalities and should help Peters fit in as a rookie. He's a massive upgrade to the Chiefs cornerback position long term.

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  Chiefs | Chris Conley signs rookie deal    Wed May 13, 12:31 PM

Kansas City Chiefs WR Chris Conley signed his rookie four-year deal Wednesday, May 13.

Footballguys view: Conley is one of our favorite rookie receivers in this class--and not only because he made a sweet Star Wars fan film called "Retribution." He didn't put up gaudy numbers in Georgia's run-heavy offense, but Conley can certainly produce when called upon. He has the speed to get on top of the defense in a hurry, and he does a good job of tracking the ball over his shoulder. Conley has the footwork and body control to snare passes near the sidelines or at the back of the end zone. He'll compete for the starting job opposite Jeremy Maclin this year.

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  Chiefs | Terrelle Pryor released    Tue May 5, 04:14 PM

Kansas City Chiefs QB Terrelle Pryor was released Tuesday, May 5.

Footballguys view: Pryor just isn't going to make it in the NFL. He's had multiple opportunities to prove himself as a passer in the pros, and Pryor has struggled. We can't imagine teams lined up to add him, and Pryor may have to go to Canada to continue his pro football career.

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  Chiefs | KC trades up for Chris Conley    Fri May 1, 10:17 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs traded up to pick University of Georgia WR Chris Conley in Round 3 (No. 76 overall) Friday, May 1. The Minnesota Vikings traded down to get more picks.

Footballguys view: The Chiefs need receivers and Conley is a decent one. Also, a guy who wrote and directed a Star Wars fan film, which will make him a favorite around the Footballguys office. He's exceptionally quick and is great after the catch. We could see a lot of him in his rookie season across from Maclin.

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  Chiefs | Marcus Peters selected 18th overall    Thu Apr 30, 10:06 PM

Washington CB Marcus Peters was selected 18th overall by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2015 NFL Draft Thursday, April 30.

Footballguys view: The Chiefs are continuing to build a decent defense. They still lack a wide receiver besides Jeremy Maclin, but there are plenty of those in the second round.


  Chiefs | Jeremy Maclin working with Alex Smith    Mon Apr 27, 03:15 PM

Kansas City Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin and QB Alex Smith played catch for the first time since Maclin was acquired this offseason. Maclin said everything was smooth and that he was simply trying to get a feel for how Smith threw the football.

Footballguys view: Smith said he believes Maclin's transition into the Chiefs' offense will be relatively smooth since he has already played for head coach Andy Reid in Philadelphia. While that's true, he didn't play with a quarterback like Smith. We see Smith as a player who is reluctant to attack a defense vertically....and that's the best thing that Maclin does. We'll see if Smith can play better and hit Maclin on those deep targets.

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  Chiefs | Pick up Dontari Poe's option    Fri Apr 24, 04:29 PM

Kansas City Chiefs DT Dontari Poe's fifth-year option in his contract has been picked up by the team, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Poe had a bit of a down year in 2014, though he had a career high six sacks. The Chiefs will probably try and work out a long-term deal over the next year as Poe has become one of the best nose tackles in the NFL.

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  Chiefs | Shaquille Richardson released    Tue Apr 21, 05:20 PM

Kansas City Chiefs CB Shaquille Richardson (undisclosed) was released Tuesday, April 21, with a failure to disclose physical condition designation.

Footballguys view: A fifth-round pick by the Steelers just last year, Richardson was picked up by the Chiefs earlier this year in February. An injury-riddled preseason with the Steelers led Richardson to being placed on the team's practice squad. The two sides reached an injury settlement last November which left Richardson free to sign anywhere. It's not a good sign that he made it exactly one day into the offseason program with the Chiefs.

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  Chiefs | Dorial Green-Beckham visiting KC    Tue Apr 21, 10:10 AM

Oklahoma WR Dorial Green-Beckham is visiting with the Kansas City Chiefs Tuesday, April 21.

Footballguys view: The Chiefs need help at the wide receiver position, and Green-Beckham is incredibly talented. The problem with him are the off-field concerns and maturity questions. If he stays out of trouble and focused, Green-Beckham could be one of the 10 best receivers in the league. The natural talent is there, but character concerns will keep his draft stock down around the late first round.

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  Chiefs | Alex Smith medically cleared    Mon Apr 20, 06:31 PM

Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith (spleen) was medically cleared for the start of offseason practice, Monday, April 20. The Chiefs don't begin full-squad practices until May, 26.

Footballguys view: Good news for the Chiefs here. Smith is not superstar, but he's a capable starter who should have better talent around him this season. Fantasy owners shouldn't be expecting much from Smith, and he's an uninspiring QB2....a low-end one at that.

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  Chiefs | Two players sign tenders    Mon Apr 20, 05:31 PM

Kansas City Chiefs WRs Frankie Hammond Jr. and Junior Hemingway signed their exclusive rights free-agent tenders Monday, April 20.

Footballguys view: Awesome, more pedestrian wide receivers for the Chiefs. They need to upgrade the position, and that's why they went out and got Jeremy Maclin in free agency this offseason. Even with the addition of Maclin, we think the Chiefs draft a wide receiver with a premium pick in this talent-rich WR class. Hammond and Hemingway will fight for reserve positions and have little fantasy value.

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  Chiefs | Mike DeVito will participate in workouts    Mon Apr 20, 02:03 PM

Kansas City Chiefs DE Mike DeVito (Achilles') will be able to participate in offseason workouts, according to head coach Andy Reid.

Footballguys view: Achilles' injuries just aren't are serious as they used to be. The Chiefs should take it easy on DeVito as he continues to recover.

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  Chiefs | Derrick Johnson ready for workouts    Mon Apr 20, 01:57 PM

Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson (Achilles') will be able to participate in offseason workouts, according to head coach Andy Reid.

Footballguys view: Getting Johnson back will be a huge boost for the Chiefs defense. They just didn't look the same without him last year, and Johnson can roam around and make plays as a run-defender or in coverage.

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  Chiefs | Akeem Hunt drawing interest in KC    Mon Apr 20, 09:31 AM

Purdue RB Akeem Hunt has drawn interest from the Kansas City Chiefs.

Footballguys view: Hunt is your classic triple threat who often draws comparisons to Darren Sproles (Eagles). At 183 pounds, Hunt is a smaller back with explosive playmaking capability as an outside runner, receiver out of the backfield (or the slot) and kick/punt returner.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles wants team to address OL    Mon Apr 20, 07:23 AM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles wants the team to address the offensive line situation in the upcoming NFL Draft. Charles told media 'it was challenging last year playing with guys... some got hurt, some got suspended. So it was hard playing. I never knew how crucial it was to my career that I needed linemen.'

Footballguys view: Message! We'll see if the Chiefs respond to their superstars request. Charles barely rushed for over 1,000 yards last season, but he still was able to average 5.0 yards per carry. With improved offensive line play, we could see Charles produce more like he did in 2012 when he finished with over 1,500 yards on the ground.

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  Chiefs | Brandon Hartson waived    Thu Apr 16, 05:33 PM

Kansas City Chiefs LS Brandon Hartson was waived Thursday, April 16.

Footballguys view: Just cutting the fat from the roster. A long snapper who has moved around the league a little, Hartson may find some work this summer.

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  Chiefs | Byron Bell works out    Sat Apr 11, 06:57 AM

Free-agent OT Byron Bell (Panthers) worked out for the Kansas City Chiefs this week, according to league sources.

Footballguys view: A right tackle for the most of his career, Bell moved to the left side for 2014 and struggled. He'll likely be looked at as a right tackle with any team that's interested.

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  Chiefs | Josh Martin signs tender    Mon Apr 6, 08:10 PM

Kansas City Chiefs LB Josh Martin signed his one-year exclusive-rights tender off Monday, April 6. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

Footballguys view: An undrafted free agent out of Columbia in 2013, Martin is a backup linebacker who can play an important role on special teams. In 2014, Martin collected 14 tackles in 14 games for the Chiefs.

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  Chiefs | Derrick Johnson likely to stay    Tue Mar 31, 02:37 PM

Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson (Achilles') and DE Mike DeVito (Achilles') are both pushing each other in their rehabs from torn Achilles' tendons. Both players also have a year left on their contracts. DeVito agreed to a pay cut that dropped his salary to $2.9 million. Johnson has a salary cap number of $5.2 million, and the Chiefs are only around $2.85 million under the 2015 cap. Kansas City could create more room by releasing Johnson, but the Chiefs are expected to hang onto him.

Footballguys view: Johnson can clean up as a run-stuffer if healthy. The Chiefs would be wise to keep him around even though his cap number is a bit higher than they perhaps would like it to be.

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  Chiefs | Marcus Mariota a fit in KC?    Wed Mar 25, 05:53 PM

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota would be a perfect fit for the Kansas City Chiefs and head coach Andy Reid, even if the team is committed to QB Alex Smith, in the opinion of NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. Kiper cites the success of former QB Donovan McNabb as Reid's quarterback with the Philadelphia Eagles. However, Mariota is expected to be gone when KC picks at 18 overall, and the Chiefs are unlikely to trade up to take him. Reid said he didn't have a chance to meet with Mariota, either.

Footballguys view: Mariota would be a fit because he's essentially Alex Smith (if he plays up to his potential). There's no way the Chiefs could land him at their current spot, and they'd have to move up to get him. This is the team that hasn't won a game with a quarterback they've drafted since 1987 (Todd Blackledge).

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  Chiefs | KC wants a bigger Travis Kelce    Wed Mar 25, 05:47 PM

Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce played at roughly 250 pounds in 2014, but head coach Andy Reid wants Kelce to report bigger in 2015, and Reid thinks Kelce can pack on an extra 15 pounds without losing any of his speed or quickness. Kelce led the team in catches (67) and receiving yards (862) last season.

Footballguys view: Kelce has a skill set similar to that of Rob Gronkowski (Patriots) because of his size and speed. Adding more size would help him stay durable, and it would make him tougher to bring down after the catch.

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  Chiefs | Travis Kelce studying Gonzo    Fri Mar 20, 02:09 PM

Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce has been studying former NFL TE Tony Gonzalez's game tape to creatively find ways to improve Kelce's game, focusing on the fundamentals in relation to instinctual play.

Footballguys view: Kelce has the natural talent and upside to be a top-3 tight end. The Chiefs have worked to make their passing game better this offseason, and we'll see if it pays off in 2015.

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  Chiefs | Ron Parker re-signs    Sat Mar 14, 01:24 PM

Kansas City Chiefs SS Ron Parker has re-signed to a five-year deal worth $30 million, according to a source.

Footballguys view: A good move for the Chiefs here, but man that price tag is higher than most expected. Parker proved last year that he could play both corner and safety...and he's a better safety than he is corner. Expect him to line up there once again in 2015.

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  Chiefs | Richard Gordon, Kelcie McCray re-sign    Fri Mar 13, 05:57 PM

Free-agent TE Richard Gordon and SS Kelcie McCray have re-signed with the Kansas City Chiefs. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

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  Chiefs | Jason Avant returns to KC    Fri Mar 13, 05:52 PM

Free-agent WR Jason Avant has re-signed with the Kansas City Chiefs. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: It's a decent move, but not a great move the Chiefs. They need better help at the wide receiver position. Yes, they added Jeremy Maclin but they need more. That's why we think they'll look at wide receivers in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft.

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  Chiefs | Dwayne Bowe released by Chiefs    Thu Mar 12, 10:59 PM

Free-agent WR Dwayne Bowe was released by the Kansas City Chiefs Thursday, March 12.

Footballguys view: It's now official. Bowe is decent when he is healthy and he cares. He's had trouble with both of those things during his pro career. Bowe needed a fresh start--and he does have talent--but we don't think the market will be white-hot for his services on the open market.

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  Chiefs | Paul Fanaika agrees    Thu Mar 12, 02:55 PM

Free-agent OG Paul Fanaika (Cardinals) agreed to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs Wednesday, March 11. He's slated to sign his contract Friday, March 13, pending a physical.

Footballguys view: The Chiefs continuing to add talent up front with this move. Fanaika lists at 6'5, 327 pounds. He has a lot of starting experience in the trenches with the Cardinals over the last two seasons with 30 total games started. This is the second guard they've added on Thursday as they traded the Saints for Ben Grubbs earlier in the day.

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  Chiefs | Will release Dwayne Bowe    Thu Mar 12, 01:52 PM

Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe is expected to be released Thursday, March 12.

Footballguys view: As expected, Bowe is getting bounced because the team added Jeremy Maclin in free agency. When he cares, Bowe can be a decent player. Getting him to care takes some doing. We'll see if a fresh start does him good.

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  Chiefs | Acquire Ben Grubbs    Thu Mar 12, 01:26 PM

New Orleans Saints OG Ben Grubbs was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for a 2015 5th round draft pick Thursday, March 12.

Footballguys view: A good move for both sides here. Grubbs was due $9.6 million this season, so he was likely to get cut by the Saints. The Chiefs have lost four starters on the offensive line over the last two years. It is a good move to add a talent like Grubbs up front.

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  Chiefs | Demetrius Harris retained    Wed Mar 11, 07:38 PM

Kansas City Chiefs TE Demetrius Harris had his exclusive-rights tender retained Wednesday, March 11.

Footballguys view: Harris is yet another basketball convert with length and ball skills. He could get some more targets this year with Anthony Fasano no longer a part of the Chiefs, but Travis Kelce is the obvious candidate for a big leap in fantasy production at the tight end position for Kansas City.


  Chiefs | Jeremy Maclin signs with Chiefs    Wed Mar 11, 01:11 PM

Free-agent WR Jeremy Maclin (Eagles) officially signed with the Kansas City Chiefs Wednesday, March 11. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Maclin goes from an offense that prioritizes taking deep shots to one that rarely throws downfield and did not complete a TD pass to a wide receiver last year. Maclin is getting paid, but those that rely on him in fantasy leagues in 2015 might not.

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  Chiefs | Dwayne Bowe likely to be cut    Tue Mar 10, 01:20 PM

Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe is likely to be cut this week.

Footballguys view: Zero surprise here. If Bowe cares, he can be an effective starter. Too often in Kansas City it seemed like Bowe didn't care, and his stats reflected that. We can't imagine teams falling all over themselves to get Bowe, but there will be some interest on the open market.

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  Chiefs | Sign Tyvon Branch    Tue Mar 10, 10:39 AM

Free-agent SS Tyvon Branch (Raiders) agreed to a one-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs Tuesday, March 10. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: The Chiefs had to do something at the safety position because their cupboard was bare. Branch has proven to be an effective starter when healthy. Expect Kansas City to make another move or two at safety before the start of the camp.

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  Chiefs | KC to give Jeremy Maclin big money    Mon Mar 9, 02:05 PM

Philadelphia Eagles impending free-agent WR Jeremy Maclin is expected to sign a contract with the Kansas City Chiefs that is close to the $10 million a year Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb received from the Packers, according to a source. Maclin could even receive a little more than Cobb received in his contract.

Footballguys view: Maclin getting more than Cobb is certainly an eye-opener. The Chiefs are desperate at wide receiver, so overpaying a bit for a WR1 was in the cards.

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  Chiefs | Jeremy Maclin expected to sign with KC    Sun Mar 8, 08:53 PM

Impending free-agent WR Jeremy Maclin (Eagles) is expected to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Footballguys view: Maclin is going to reunite with Andy Reid here, and he gives the Chiefs a real threat at the wide receiver position. Reports indicate the Chiefs are giving Maclin a deal worth around $11 million annually. That's a price tag larger than expected. Kansas City was desperate for WR help after no wideout scored a touchdown for them last year. We'll see if Alex Smith can get the ball enough to Maclin to support that price tag.

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  Chiefs | Dezman Moses agrees    Sun Mar 8, 03:39 AM

Free-agent OLB Dezman Moses (Chiefs), a restricted free agent, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Footballguys view: An elbow injury forced Moses to miss all of the 2014 season. We'll see if he can get his career back on track after flashing some ability during his time with the Packers in 2012.

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  Chiefs | Josh Martin receives tender    Sun Mar 8, 02:16 AM

Free-agent OLB Josh Martin (Chiefs), an exclusive-rights free agent, was tendered to a one-year contract by the Kansas City Chiefs.

Footballguys view: The Chiefs like what Martin can do on special teams. That's why they tendered him a one-year contract.

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  Chiefs | Unlikely to sign Ndamukong Suh    Fri Mar 6, 05:45 PM

Detroit Lions impending free-agent DT Ndamukong Suh is unlikely to be signed by the Kansas City Chiefs.

Footballguys view: The Chiefs should be focused on the offensive side of the ball. They've franchise tagged OLB Justin Houston, and now they'll see if they can keep center Rodney Hudson and perhaps add a WR like Jeremy Maclin in free agency.

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  Chiefs | KC interested in Brian Hartline    Fri Mar 6, 05:41 PM

Free-agent WR Brian Hartline (Dolphins) is attracting interest from the Kansas City Chiefs.

Footballguys view: Of course he is. The Chiefs are desperate for WR help, and Hartline's price tag won't be out of this world. If added, the Chiefs could still have interest in a big-money free agent WR like Randall Cobb or Jeremy Maclin.

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  Chiefs | Tyvon Branch to visit    Fri Mar 6, 02:12 PM

Free-agent S Tyvon Branch (Raiders) is scheduled to meet with the Kansas City Chiefs.

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  Chiefs | Vance Walker to be released    Fri Mar 6, 01:27 PM

Kansas City Chiefs DE Vance Walker has been informed he will be released Friday, March 6.

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  Chiefs | Joe Mays released    Thu Mar 5, 05:03 PM

Kansas City Chiefs LB Joe Mays was cut Thursday, March 5.

Footballguys view: Mays is shot out of a cannon as a run-defender, but he guesses--and guesses wrong--a lot. Some team may be interested in the two-down thumper.

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  Chiefs | Kansas City may cut Dwayne Bowe    Thu Mar 5, 11:31 AM

Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe my be cut if the team can not trade him.

Footballguys view: Bowe comes with a $14 million cap hit this year. There's $9 million left in dead money on his contract. Bowe is a good wide receiver when motivated, but that has been a problem for him during his pro career. We can't imagine a ton of teams interested in adding Bowe with his contract being that big.

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  Chiefs | KC might take run at Randall Cobb    Wed Mar 4, 10:24 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to make a run at Green Bay Packers impending free-agent WR Randall Cobb should he hit the open market.

Footballguys view: The Chiefs need as much help as they can get at the WR position. No wide receiver caught a touchdown pass for the Chiefs in 2014, and they need to work diligently to change that. We could see Cobb or Jeremy Maclin (Eagles) be targets for the Chiefs. They also may target a wide receiver in the 2015 NFL draft.

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  Chiefs | Will work out Kevin Dorsey    Tue Mar 3, 11:43 AM

Free-agent WR Kevin Dorsey (Packers) will work out for the Kansas City Chiefs.

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