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  Chiefs | Knile Davis willing to stay in KC    Thu May 26, 09:34 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Knile Davis denies requesting a trade this offseason, but he said he looks forward to the opportunity to show what he can do on the field.

Footballguys view: Jamaal Charles is getting healthy while Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West got extensions, so if he did ask for a trade, we couldn't blame Davis. With that much talent ahead of him there's no point in having him on your roster this year.

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  Chiefs | Jeremy Maclin suffers ankle injury    Thu May 26, 03:27 PM

Kansas City Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin (ankle) injured his ankle in practice Thursday, May 26, according to head coach Andy Reid. Reid said Maclin's injury is of no concern, though.

Footballguys view: They'll be careful with him, and we'll watch this for improvement or further problems, but we're not too worried. He should be a solid WR2 in fantasy this season.

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  Chiefs | Phillip Gaines may miss workouts    Mon May 23, 10:29 PM

Kansas City Chiefs CB Phillip Gaines (knee) may not participate in offseason workouts because he is still recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles limited in OTAs    Thu May 19, 01:24 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) will be limited in organized team activities, according to head coach Andy Reid.

Footballguys view: They'll be cautious with him to make sure he's OK to go for the season and we see him as a borderline RB1/RB2 this year. After turning 30, we hope he can regain the form that had him lighting up fantasy leagues last season, but we aren't 100% sure it can happen. He remains a very productive and talented back.

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  Chiefs | Amini Silatolu visits Chiefs    Thu May 19, 10:30 AM

Free-agent OG Amini Silatolu (Panthers) visited the Kansas City Chiefs recently, according to a source.

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  Chiefs | Two players waived    Tue May 10, 07:52 PM

Kansas City Chiefs OT Laurence Gibson and DB Jordan Kovacs were waived Tuesday, May 10.


  Chiefs | Chris Jones not expected to start    Tue May 10, 01:08 AM

Kansas City Chiefs DT Chris D. Jones is not expected to serve as an immediate starter along the defensive front, although that could change with a strong training camp and preseason.

Footballguys view: Jones has incredible strength at the point of attack. He can stuff the run, but he's also quick enough to get some push and interior pressure. The Chiefs have an outstanding starting front seven, and Jones gives them a strong rotational player as a rookie.

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  Chiefs | Five draft picks locked up by KC    Fri May 6, 11:07 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs signed OL Parker Ehinger, QB Kevin Hogan, LB Dadi Nicolas, WR Demarcus Robinson and DB D.J. White to contracts Friday, May 6. Financial terms of the deals were undisclosed.

Footballguys view: Hogan is an interesting developmental QB with toughness, moxie and strong leadership qualities. He needs a ton of mechanical work, but we like the Chiefs taking a chance on him. Robinson is incredibly fast and can fly by a defense. Big plays are old hat for Robinson, and he can flip the field in the blink of an eye. We'll see if he can finally play up to his potential after a career with the Florida Gators that was marred by four suspensions.

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  Chiefs | Ben Clarke, Vernon Harris join Chiefs    Fri May 6, 11:07 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs announced they have signed undrafted free-agents C Ben Clarke (Hawaii) and CB Vernon Harris (Dartmouth) Friday, May 6.

Footballguys view: Harris is a tall/physical corner who is known as a sound tackler. If he doesn't make the 53-man roster with the Chiefs, he could at least make the practice squad. The Chiefs front seven on defense is set, but there are some questions marks throughout their secondary.

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  Chiefs | Chris D. Jones signs rookie contract    Thu May 5, 01:41 PM

Kansas City Chiefs DT Chris D. Jones signed his rookie contract Thursday, May 5.

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  Chiefs | Fred Williams waived    Wed May 4, 05:19 PM

Kansas City Chiefs WR Fred Williams was waived Wednesday, May 4.


  Chiefs | Waive two players    Tue May 3, 05:10 PM

Kansas City Chiefs S Jimmy Wilson and LB Cameron Gordon were waived Tuesday, May 3.

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  Chiefs | Eric Fisher's option picked up    Mon May 2, 01:07 PM

Kansas City Chiefs OT Eric Fisher had the fifth-year option in his contract exercised Monday, May 2.

Footballguys view: The option is worth $11.9 million, but it's only guaranteed for injury so there's no guarantee that Fisher would make the Chiefs in 2017. The first-overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft, Fisher has struggled to be even an adequate starter.

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  Chiefs | Four sign with Chiefs    Mon May 2, 09:03 AM

Undrafted free-agents OG Jake Bernstein (Vanderbilt), CB Tre Jones (Mount Union), WR Mitch Matthews (BYU) and S Shakiel Randolph (Southern Methodist) signed undisclosed deals with the Kansas City Chiefs.

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  Chiefs | Terrance Smith signs with Chiefs    Sun May 1, 12:34 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs agreed to terms with undrafted free-agent LB Terrance Smith (Florida State) on an undisclosed deal Sunday, May 1.

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  Chiefs | KC selects Chris Jones 37th overall    Fri Apr 29, 07:38 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs selected Mississippi State DT Chris D. Jones with the No. 37 overall pick in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft on Friday, April 29.

Footballguys view: Jones is a bit inconsistent, but with Dontari Poe in the last year of a contract, the team needs to look for potential replacements.

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  Chiefs | Knile Davis could be moved    Wed Apr 27, 08:24 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Knile Davis is being shopped to other teams.

Footballguys view: Davis had a few shining moments in the past and his size/speed combination is rare, but he lacks the vision to be more than a backup on his likely new team. If the Chiefs can't get a pick for him, he might get released with three running backs under contract ahead of him.

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  Chiefs | Paul Fanaika waived    Tue Apr 26, 04:55 PM

Kansas City Chiefs OG Paul Fanaika was placed on no-recall waivers Tuesday, April 26.


  Chiefs | Signing Mike Williams    Mon Apr 25, 04:03 PM

Free-agent WR Mike Williams (Bills) is signing a one-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs Monday, April 25, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Williams is a big/physical receiver, but injuries and off-field problems have made him bounce around the league since coming into the NFL as a fourth-round pick in 2010. The Chiefs are one of the most WR-needy teams in the league, so Williams is worth watching if he can regain the form he showed earlier in his career.

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  Chiefs | Justin March-Lillard praised    Fri Apr 22, 09:27 PM

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin March-Lillard (knee) said his rehab is going well, and he was called an 'up-and-coming young linebacker' by LB Derrick Johnson, who consider March-Lillard his protégé.

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  Chiefs | Justin Houston will play in 2016    Fri Apr 22, 12:36 PM

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston (knee) was given assurances by doctors that he will play in 2016, according to general manager John Dorsey.

Footballguys view: Houston had surgery to repair an ACL/LCL injury earlier this year. It sounds like he's ahead in the recovery process and may be available to the team later in the season. When he returns, Houston is unlikely to be at full strength. Without Houston, we'll see Dee Ford get a larger role.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles has been running    Tue Apr 19, 01:43 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) has been running but isn't cutting in his rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee. 'I'll be ready,' Charles said of being back out there for training camp. 'I can't wait.'

Footballguys view: Charles is going to be one of the best backs in the league again this year. However, his workload could be cut into by Charcandrick West. Fantasy owners need to recognize that West is too talented to be left on the sideline, and this will impact the fantasy value of both.

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  Chiefs | Two sign tenders    Mon Apr 18, 05:58 PM

Kansas City Chiefs exclusive rights free-agent FS Daniel Sorensen and DE Nick X. Williams both signed their tender offers to return to the Chiefs Monday, April 18. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

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  Chiefs | No OTAs for Jamaal Charles    Mon Apr 18, 02:25 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) said he probably won't participate in organized team activities, but he should be ready for training camp.

Footballguys view: Zero surprise here. Charles should be ready to go for training camp, and he'll once again be the lead back for the Chiefs. However, Charcandrick West is too talented to keep off the field. We'll see some sort of RBBC that features both RBs in 2016.

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  Chiefs | Big plays rare for De'Anthony Thomas     Fri Apr 15, 12:48 AM

Kansas City Chiefs WR De'Anthony Thomas' longest play from scrimmage in 22 games is 36 yards, and he is averaging just 7.4 yards per catch.

Footballguys view: Thomas is not the player the Chiefs thought he would be. We're not expecting any sort of turnaround in 2016 or after that.

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  Chiefs | Justin Houston recovering nicely    Thu Apr 7, 01:42 PM

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston (knee) posted an Instagram video of himself working out less than two months after he had surgery to 'fix' an injured anterior cruciate ligament in his knee. 'Show me someone doing this seven weeks after full ACL and LCL surgery, and I'll show you God's work. I hope y'all watching,' Houston wrote.

Footballguys view: They need Houston back, so this is good news. It's going to be quite the horse race in the West this year, and defense will be a huge part of Kansas City's success or failure against the Broncos, Raiders and Chargers.

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  Chiefs | Derrick Johnson needs to prove himself    Wed Apr 6, 11:09 PM

Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson signed a three-year, $21 million deal in the offseason with a $5.25 million signing bonus. If age catches up to him, he might not make the $2 million skill guarantee he has awaiting him in 2017. He could be a one-and-done casualty after this season.

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  Chiefs | Two work out for Chiefs    Tue Apr 5, 08:48 AM

Free-agent DE Da'Quan Bowers (Buccaneers) and CB Phillip Adams (Falcons) worked out for the Kansas City Chiefs Monday, April 4.

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  Chiefs | Stevie Brown, Andy Mulumba signed    Sat Apr 2, 12:21 PM

Free-agent FS Stevie Brown (Giants) and LB Andy Mulumba (Packers) signed with the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday, April 2. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Chiefs | Jimmy Wilson agrees to terms    Fri Apr 1, 07:58 PM

Free-agent SS Jimmy Wilson (Chargers) agreed to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs Friday, April 1, on a one-year deal, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Wilson was an ineffective starter for the Chargers, and that's why he was cut in December. He'll give the Chiefs veteran depth and can play slot corner if needed.

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  Chiefs | Charcandrick West contract details    Thu Mar 31, 02:50 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Charcandrick West was signed to a two-year contract extension worth $3.6 million with $2.35 million guaranteed.

Footballguys view: West will probably split time with Jamaal Charles, who is returning from an injury. We think down the road when Charles moves on, West will take over the lead position. At the moment with both players expected to have a significant role, they are no more than RB2s at best. If a clear-cut leader emerges, that guy will have RB1 value in all likelihood.

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  Chiefs | Knile Davis on the way out    Thu Mar 31, 12:39 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Knile Davis is involved in active trade discussions that the team has been working on for several weeks.

Footballguys view: Davis is the odd man out after Jamaal Charles, Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware. If the Chiefs can get value for him, they will. He's shown flashes of talent and could be an interesting starting back (and fantasy back) in 2016.

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  Chiefs | Spencer Ware contract details    Thu Mar 31, 12:32 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware received a two-year extension worth $3.6 million for 2017 and 2018. The deal can be worth up to $9.6 million based on yards and touchdowns, and he's guaranteed $2.5 million.

Footballguys view: He's likely to be a role player behind Charcandrick West and Jamaal Charles, a change of pace guy who gives the other two a breather. He's unlikely to have much - if any - value barring an injury.

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  Chiefs | Charcandrick West, Spencer Ware extended    Thu Mar 31, 12:16 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RBs Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware are both signing contract extensions Thursday, March 31, after the two combined for more than 1,000 yards in 2015 after RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was out for the season. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: That leaves Knile Davis as a likely odd man out. West will split the load with Jamaal Charles while Ware is likely to be a change of pace guy. West might have some decent RB2 play, but Ware will be no more than a handcuff barring an injury.

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  Chiefs | De'Anthony Thomas not in trade talks    Tue Mar 29, 04:29 PM

Kansas City Chiefs WR De'Anthony Thomas has not been involved in trade talks with the San Francisco 49ers, according to Chiefs general manager John Dorsey.

Footballguys view: Why in the world would the 49ers want Thomas? He's yet to play a full season as a pro, and his skill set is not unique. Thomas is more of a slot receiver and part-time player than he is any sort of playmaker.

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  Chiefs | Justin Houston didn't have setback    Tue Mar 29, 04:28 PM

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston (knee) did not re-injure his knee when he returned to action in the playoff win over the Houston Texans in January, according to general manager John Dorsey.

Footballguys view: Good news for the Chiefs here. Houston had surgery to fix an ACL in his knee earlier this month. The impact pass-rusher was dealing with a hyperextended knee in the playoffs.

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  Chiefs | Husain Abdullah retires    Mon Mar 28, 01:57 PM

Kansas City Chiefs SS Husain Abdullah announced his retirement Monday, March 28. Health was the primary reason, as he suffered five concussions in his seven-year career.

Footballguys view: Undrafted out of Washington State in 2008, Abdullah worked hard to become a quality starter for the Vikings and the Chiefs. We'll continue to see more of these early retirements due to brain injuries and the long-term impact it can have on a player's life.

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  Chiefs | Paxton Lynch meeting with Chiefs    Thu Mar 24, 05:30 PM

Memphis QB Paxton Lynch will meet with the Kansas City Chiefs Friday, March 25, according to a source.

Footballguys view: The Chiefs might be looking past Alex Smith towards the future but we're not seeing them spend a first round pick on the position. As always, team visits usually mean nothing during the draft process, and that seems to be the case here.

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  Chiefs | Justin Houston progressing nicely    Tue Mar 22, 01:25 PM

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston (knee) is making good progress in his rehab and is off crutches, according to a source.

Footballguys view: That's a bit of good news on a day that has been bad for Chiefs fans out there. Houston may be ready by the start of the regular season, but we imagine the Chiefs will limit his snaps if he's able to return.

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  Chiefs | Justin Houston out 6-12 months    Tue Mar 22, 10:34 AM

Updating an earlier report, Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston (knee) will be out six to 12 months after arthroscopic surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament in February.

Footballguys view: Bad news for the Chiefs here. The recovery time puts Houston's availability around the start of the regular season. If (a big IF) he's ready by that point, the Chiefs should ease him in as a part-time player so they don't re-aggravate the injury.

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  Chiefs | Justin Houston had ACL work done    Tue Mar 22, 09:17 AM

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston (knee) had his anterior cruciate ligament 'fixed' in February, according to head coach Andy Reid.

Footballguys view: The ACL wasn't torn, but it wasn't functioning the way it should. Reid said it was too early to tell if Houston would be ready for the start of the 2016 season.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles will be ready    Tue Mar 22, 09:16 AM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) has been working out at the team's facility and will be ready for training camp.

Footballguys view: Charles played in five games last year before injuring his knee and missing the rest of the season. In 2016, Charles should get back his starting job but fantasy owners need to realize that Charcandrick West will also play a role. Filling in for an injured Charles, West proved last year that he's too good to keep off the field.

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  Chiefs | KC appealing Jeremy Maclin penalties    Mon Mar 21, 04:51 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs have officially filed their appeal against the NFL's tampering rule, according to chairman Clark Hunt. The Chiefs were stripped of two draft picks and were fined for allegedly violating the league's anti-tampering policy in last year's pursuit of WR Jeremy Maclin during free agency. The two draft picks the Chiefs have lost are this year's third-round pick and next year's sixth-round pick.

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  Chiefs | Still want secondary help    Sat Mar 19, 03:26 PM

With the loss of Arizona Cardinals SS Tyvon Branch to the Cardinals and the loss of free-agent SS Husain Abdullah (Chiefs) to free agency, the Chiefs are still in the market for veteran defensive backs.

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  Chiefs | Rod Streater joins Kansas City     Sat Mar 12, 02:29 PM

Free-agent WR Rod Streater (Raiders) signed a one-year deal worth up to $4.8 million with the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday, March 12, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Injuries and inconsistencies have held Streater to just 10 catches over the last two years. If healthy, Streater could at least be a deep threat for the Chiefs thin WR corps.

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  Chiefs | Kansas City re-signs Jamell Fleming    Fri Mar 11, 04:02 PM

Free-agent CB Jamell Fleming (Chiefs) has re-signed with the Kansas City Chiefs, according to a source. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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  Chiefs | Mitchell Schwartz officially signs    Thu Mar 10, 06:33 PM

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs OT Mitchell Schwartz officially signed his five-year deal Thursday, March 10. Financial terms were undisclosed.

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  Chiefs | Ben Grubbs released    Thu Mar 10, 11:18 AM

Kansas City Chiefs OG Ben Grubbs was released Thursday, March 10.

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  Chiefs | KC working to retain Sean Smith    Wed Mar 9, 09:36 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs are working hard to re-sign free-agent CB Sean Smith, according to a source.

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  Chiefs | Jaye Howard re-signs    Wed Mar 9, 08:24 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs agreed to a two-year deal worth up to $12 million with DT Jaye Howard Wednesday, March 9, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Howard had a career-high 5.5 sacks last year for the Chiefs. They can move him all over the defensive line, and that's what they should do with him again this season.

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