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Fri, 28 Sep 2001 13:37:20 -0700
Len Pasquarelli reports for ESPN.com the Kansas City Chiefs continue to show an interest in free agent WR Derrick Mayes. He is asking that Kansas City guarantee his contract for the balance of the season and the team is balking at that request.
Thu, 27 Sep 2001 13:40:14 -0700
The Kansas City Chiefs official site reports head coach Dick Vermeil has spoken to WR Derrick Mayes and stated bringing him in would depend on WR Derrick Alexander (Achilles) and his health status. At this point bringing him in is not expected as Alexander has been upgraded to probable.
Tue, 25 Sep 2001 15:28:32 -0700
SportsLine.com's Jay Glazer reports the Kansas City Chiefs are showing some interest in signing WR Derrick Mayes. They cut him in the pre-season. They will contact him to see how he is doing mentally and physically. They Chiefs are thin at WR. Rookie WR Marvin Minnis is likely out for this weekend as the effects of the head trauma lingers. Coach Dick Vermeil indicated that WR Derrick Alexander will try to practice Wednesday but will not start unless he is 100 percent. The team could move TE Mikhael Ricks back to WR. Team sources said Mayes was originally released because he did not fit into the high-speed vertical game the Chiefs have tried to pattern after the Rams attack.
Sun, 02 Sep 2001 14:20:34 -0700
KCChiefs.com reports the Kansas City Chiefs released WR Derrick Mayes, DT Steve Martin, RB Frank Moreau, WR/KR Tony Horne, LB Richard Jordan, CB Corey Harris, CB George McCullough, G Victor Allotey, DE Jabbar Treats, DT Thomas Washington, OT Jim Stull, WR Ricky Hall, LB Casey Tisdale, C/G Brad Kubik, FB Pete Muther, FB George Layne, TE Billy Baber, S Shaunard Harts and WR Dave Klemic.
Mon, 27 Aug 2001 21:51:39 -0700
The Kansas City Star reports Kansas City Chiefs rookie WR Marvin Minnis took most of the snaps with the first unit in practice. He could start not only Friday's final pre-season game at St. Louis, but also against the Raiders on opening day. Minnis replaced Derrick Mayes as the starter at split end early in practice Monday. Mayes returned to the lineup while WR Derrick Alexander sat out the latter portion of practice because of a sore Achilles' tendon. Coach Dick Vermeil said to keep the starting job Minnis had to do ""The same thing I saw out of him last Thursday night -- just keep getting better, and when the ball comes to him, catch it."
Sat, 25 Aug 2001 23:55:32 -0700
The Kansas City Star reports Kansas City Chiefs rookie WR Marvin Minnis received some more work with the first team during Saturday's practice. He could start instead of Derrick Mayes against the Rams in this week's pre-season game. Coach Dick Vermeil said he hadn't decided on a starter but did indicate he was impressed with Minnis' progress. Mayes may start against Oakland in the season opener. There is also some speculation Mayes might not be around for week one. Some of the team's options for the WR spot do not include Mayes.
Sun, 12 Aug 2001 21:29:07 -0700
Mark Maske reports for the Washington Post the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Washington Redskins tonight, 20-0. Redskins QB Todd Husak completed 3 of 10 passes for 27 yards and an interception. The Redskins had two first downs and 32 yards of total offense in the first half. For the Chiefs, QB Trent Green hit WR Derrick Mayes with a 29-yard TD pass. Dante Hall returned a punt 92-yards for the Chiefs other TD. PK Todd Peterson kicked a 23-yard FG to open the scoring for the Chiefs. PK Lawrence Tynes's 22-yard FG completed the scoring for Kansas City.
Sat, 11 Aug 2001 13:20:17 -0700
The Kansas City Chiefs official training camp site reports the team did not practice today, but rather they held their final walkthrough for tomorrow's pre-season game. WR Derrick Mayes took snaps with the first team offense along side Derrick Alexander. Players did not wear pads or helmets, only jerseys and hats.
Sat, 04 Aug 2001 06:35:42 -0700
Updaing an earlier story, the Capital Journal reports Kansas City Chiefs WR Marvin Minnis was limping noticably and wearing an air cast on his injured leg on Friday after he turned an ankle in Thursday's evening practice. Coach Dick Vermeil said he will be back in a "couple of days" and that the injury is not serious. The team's other starting WR, Derrick Alexander, missed a second straight day with a strained Achilles' tendon. WRs Derrick Mayes and Chris Thomas took most of the reps in their place.
Mon, 30 Jul 2001 17:45:24 -0700
The Kansas City Chiefs official training camp site reports WR Derrick Mayes, TE Mikhael Ricks, S Brad Trout, and DL Terdell Sands and Dan Williams all missed the team's afternoon practice today. WR/KR Tony Horne was added to the injury report with a strained hamstring. He also missed the afternoon practice today.
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