Team Notebook: Kansas City Chiefs

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Chiefs | Marcus Mariota a fit in KC?
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:53:46 -0700

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.


Chiefs | KC wants a bigger Travis Kelce
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:47:00 -0700

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.


Chiefs | Donald Stephenson to start at RT?
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:45:41 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs OT Donald Stephenson is first in line to start at right tackle in 2015, according to head coach Andy Reid.


Chiefs | Jeff Allen an option at multiple spots
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:43:20 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs OT Jeff Allen will be next in line to start at right tackle in 2015, and he will also compete to be the starter at right guard. He played mostly tackle in college but played mostly guard since being drafted in 2012.


Chiefs | Ben Grubbs to start at LG
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:41:33 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs OG Ben Grubbs will start at left guard in 2015, according to head coach Andy Reid.


Chiefs | Eric Kush to start at center
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:41:09 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said C Eric Kush will enter the 2015 season as the starting center. C Rodney Hudson was lost in free agency to the Oakland Raiders. "We drafted Kush and we said, 'Well, maybe in a year or two this guy has an opportunity to be a starter if he continues to progress' and now he has that opportunity," Reid said. "Not that we weren't going to try to sign Rodney back."


Chiefs | Awarded four compensatory picks
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:23:53 -0700

The Kansas City Chiefs were awarded four compensatory picks in the 2015 NFL Draft, with a third-round pick (98th overall), two fifth-round picks (172nd and 173rd overall) and a sixth-round pick (217th overall).


Chiefs | Travis Kelce studying Gonzo
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:09:39 -0700

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.


Chiefs | Ron Parker financials
Sat, 14 Mar 2015 23:39:31 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs SS Ron Parker's five-year, $30 million contract includes $8 million in guaranteed money. The guarantee includes a $5 million signing bonus. Parker can also earn $5 million in playing time incentives.


Chiefs | Ron Parker re-signs
Sat, 14 Mar 2015 10:24:59 -0700

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


Chiefs | Richard Gordon, Kelcie McCray re-sign
Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:57:23 -0700

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


Chiefs | Jason Avant returns to KC
Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:52:10 -0700

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


Chiefs | Dwayne Bowe released by Chiefs
Thu, 12 Mar 2015 19:59:44 -0700

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


Chiefs | Paul Fanaika agrees
Thu, 12 Mar 2015 11:55:01 -0700

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.


Chiefs | Will release Dwayne Bowe
Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:52:56 -0700

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


Chiefs | Acquire Ben Grubbs
Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:26:59 -0700

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.


Chiefs | Demetrius Harris retained
Wed, 11 Mar 2015 16:38:45 -0700

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


Chiefs | Jeremy Maclin signs with Chiefs
Wed, 11 Mar 2015 10:11:22 -0700

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


Chiefs | Dwayne Bowe likely to be cut
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 10:20:43 -0700

Updating previous reports, Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe is likely to be cut this week.


Chiefs | More on Tyvon Branch's deal
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 10:06:47 -0700

Updating previous reports, Kansas City Chiefs SS Tyvon Branch's one-year deal is worth $2.1 million with a $200,000 signing bonus. He has a $870,000 salary, a $30,000 workout bonus and can earn $62,500 per game in active roster bonuses. He can earn $1.5 million in playing time incentives, a $250,000 incentive for interceptions and $300,000 for making the Pro Bowl.


Chiefs | Tyvon Branch contract details
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 07:49:14 -0700

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs SS Tyvon Branch agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract Tuesday, March. 10.


Chiefs | Sign Tyvon Branch
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 07:39:02 -0700

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.


Chiefs | KC to give Jeremy Maclin big money
Mon, 09 Mar 2015 11:05:12 -0700

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.


Chiefs | Tamba Hali to restructure
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 19:17:49 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Tamba Hali has agreed to restructure his contract, according to a league source.


Chiefs | Jeremy Maclin expected to sign with KC
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 17:53:43 -0700

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


Chiefs | Dezman Moses agrees
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 00:39:04 -0800

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


Chiefs | Josh Martin receives tender
Sat, 07 Mar 2015 23:16:58 -0800

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


Chiefs | Slightly over the cap
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:06:16 -0800

The Kansas City Chiefs currently have 63 players under contract for 2015 and the third least open space of all teams, registering $1.68 million over the $143.28 million NFL salary cap.


Chiefs | Unlikely to sign Ndamukong Suh
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:45:37 -0800

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


Chiefs | KC interested in Brian Hartline
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:41:46 -0800

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


Chiefs | Josh Mauga likely to start
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:38:29 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs LB Josh Mauga is likely to join LB Derrick Johnson as a starter at inside linebacker in 2015.


Chiefs | Tyvon Branch to visit
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 11:12:43 -0800

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


Chiefs | Re-sign Josh Mauga
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 11:07:01 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs LB Josh Mauga agreed to a three-year contract extension worth close to $8 million, according to a league source.


Chiefs | Vance Walker to be released
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 10:27:05 -0800

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


Chiefs | Joe Mays released
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:03:54 -0800

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


Chiefs | Kansas City may cut Dwayne Bowe
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 08:31:02 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe may be cut if the team cannot trade him.


Chiefs | KC might take run at Randall Cobb
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:24:47 -0800

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.


Chiefs | Will work out Kevin Dorsey
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:43:02 -0800

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


Chiefs | Justin Houston has non-exclusive tag
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:41:00 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston has the non-exclusive franchise tag, meaning other teams can pursue him if they so choose.


Chiefs | Justin Houston update
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:55:23 -0800

Updating a previous item, Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston is scheduled to make $13.195 million this year after having the franchise tag placed on him Monday, March 2, according to a source. The Chiefs have until July 15 to agree on a long-term deal with Houston.


Chiefs | Justin Houston could sit first nine weeks
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 07:48:46 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston is considering waiting until Week 10 to sign the franchise tender with the team, according to a source.


Chiefs | Justin Houston franchise tagged
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 06:40:19 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston had the franchise tag placed on him Monday, March 2, according to a source.


Chiefs | Justin Houston moving closer to tag status
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:18:09 -0800

Free-agent LB Justin Houston (Chiefs) is moving closer to franchise tag status with the Kansas City Chiefs. There were rumors talks on a new deal had begun, but sources indicate the rumors are false and the team will likely slap the tag on Houston.


Chiefs | Meet with Kurt Coleman's rep
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:27:51 -0800

Free-agent SS Kurt Coleman (Chiefs) had his representative meet with the Kansas City Chiefs at the NFL Scouting Combine, and talks were positive. Coleman is likely seeking a deal that pays up to $2 million per season.


Chiefs | Travis Kelce to have bigger role
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:36:05 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce, who led the team with 67 catches and 862 receiving yards in 2014, is expected to be a more prominent part of the passing offense in 2015 after the team released TE Anthony Fasano Thursday, Feb. 26. Kelce was in the lineup for roughly 65% of the snaps last year. However, the Chiefs were most effective with three tight ends in the lineup last year, so they may shop for another tight end in the draft of in free agency.


Kansas City Chiefs

Abdullah Husain SS
Allen Jeff OT
Ault Chris TO
Avant Jason WR
Bailey Allen DL
Ballard Chris TO
Barden Brandon TE
Berry Eric SS
Bieniemy Eric AC
Binns Armon WR
Branch Tyvon SS
Brasher Tommy AC
Bray Tyler QB
Catapano Mike DL
Charles Jamaal RB
Childress Brad AC
Chung Eugene TO
Colquitt Dustin P
Commings Sanders CB
Cooper Marcus CB
Crittenden Travis AC
Culley David AC
Daniel Chase QB
Daniels Travis CB
Davis Knile RB
Dean Vernon AC
DeVito Mike DL
Dickson JoJo LB
Dorsey John GM
Duvernay-Tardif Laurent OT
Fanaika Paul OG
Fangupo Loni DL
Feigt Curtis OT
Fisher Eric OT
Fleming Jamell CB
Ford Dee DL
Fulton Zach OG
Gaines Phillip CB
Gibbs Gary AC
Gordon Richard TE
Gray Cyrus RB
Grubbs Ben OG
Hali Tamba LB
Hammond Jr. Frankie WR
Harris Al AC
Harris Demetrius TE
Hartson Brandon LS
Heck Andy AC
Hemingway Junior WR
Henry Ricky OG
Hester Aaron CB
Hochstein Russ OG
Houston Justin LB
Howard Jaye DL
Hus Jorgen LS
Johnson Derrick LB
Johnson James-Michael LB
Kelce Travis TE
Ketchum Michael AC
Kush Eric C
Louks Corbin WR
Maclin Jeremy WR
Martin Josh LB
Martin Vaughn DL
Matthaei Corey AC
Mauga Josh LB
McCray Kelcie FS
Melvin Tom AC
Moses Dezman LB
Murray Aaron QB
Nagy Matt AC
Olatoye Deji CB
Olivo Brock AC
Parker Ron SS
Pederson Doug OC
Poe Dontari DL
Price Ricky SS
Pryor Terrelle QB
Pughsley Jarrod OT
Reid Andy HC
Reid Britt AC
Richardson Shaquille CB
Rodgers Kacy X. DB
Rogers Da'Rick WR
Rubin Barry AC
Rucker Martin TE
Salazar Brent AC
Santos Cairo PK
Schiltz Adam TE
Sherman Anthony FB
Sherrod Derek OT
Siler Brandon LB
Smith Alex QB
Smith Otis AC
Smith Sean CB
Smith Shaun DL
Sorensen Daniel FS
Stephenson Donald OT
Sutton Bob DC
Thomas De'Anthony RB
Thomas Emmitt AC
Toub Dave ST
Ware Spencer FB
West Charcandrick RB
Williams Fred WR
Williams Leon LB
Williams Nick X. DL
Wilson Albert WR
Worthy Jerel DL
Zombo Frank LB
Zorn Jim AC