Team Notebook: Kansas City Chiefs

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Chiefs | Dontari Poe had surgery
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:58:45 -0700

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs DT Dontari Poe (back) underwent surgery on his herniated disk July 15. Poe will miss training camp, but head coach Andy Reid said there's a chance Poe is able to return in the early part of the season depending on how he recovers.

Chiefs | Dontari Poe has back injury
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:47:48 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs DT Dontari Poe (back) is dealing with a herniated disk in his back and has had two epidurals. The extent of and timetable for the injury were not disclosed.

Chiefs | Albert Wilson expected to start
Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:30:13 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs WR Albert Wilson is projected to be the No. 2 wide receiver behind WR Jeremy Maclin, according to's Adam Teicher.

Chiefs | Sean Smith suspended
Fri, 24 Jul 2015 06:55:50 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs CB Sean Smith was suspended three games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

Chiefs | Chris Conley fitting in
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 20:31:40 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs WR Chris Conley has shown a great deal of potential heading into training camp and the preseason. He has been working to master head coach Andy Reid's complex playbook, a task he said included flash cards and hotel-room route running.

Chiefs | Demetrius Harris' status uncertain
Fri, 17 Jul 2015 14:36:30 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs TE Demetrius Harris' (foot) status for the start of training camp is uncertain because he underwent foot surgery earlier this offseason.

Chiefs | Justin Houston contract update
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:29:32 -0700

Updating previous reports, Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston will earn $21.5 million next season, $36.5 million after two years, $53 million after three years, $68 million after four years, $83.5 million after five years and finally reach $101 million after six years. And in addition to his $32.5 million that's fully guaranteed, Houston has rolling guarantees that add up to $43 million guaranteed by March, 2016, and will reach $52.5 million in March, 2017. Houston will also receive some of his 2017 base guaranteed money in 2016.

Chiefs | Justin Houston seeing large check soon
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 06:35:39 -0700

Updating previous reports, Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston will receive $12 million of his $20.5 million signing bonus within 20 days of signing his deal. The other $8.5 million is deferred until April 1, 2016.

Chiefs | Justin Houston would have held out
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 10:42:31 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston said he likely would have not reported to training camp if he did not receive a long-term contract before the deadline.

Chiefs | More on Justin Houston deal
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 09:40:53 -0700

Updating an earlier report, Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston received a $20.5 million signing bonus with $32.5 million in fully guaranteed money. He has $52.5 million guaranteed in the contract.

Chiefs | Justin Houston signs new deal
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 08:58:20 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston signed a six-year, $101 million deal that includes $52.5 million guaranteed Wednesday, July 15. The deal is the richest in franchise history and the largest deal ever for a linebacker.

Chiefs | Justin Houston talks progress
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 08:54:55 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston's negotiations on a long-term deal with the team continues to progress, and he could land a deal similar to Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt. Watt's six-year, $100 million deal included $50 million in guarantees.

Chiefs | Justin Houston and KC have optimism
Tue, 14 Jul 2015 16:45:27 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston is considered to be the most likely of all the franchise tag situations to sign a long-term deal prior to the deadline. There isn't anything certain in place, but the two sides have made a big commitment to getting a deal done.

Chiefs | Justin Houston contract update
Tue, 14 Jul 2015 11:38:19 -0700

Updating previous reports, Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston and the Chiefs are expected to continue talks regarding a long-term deal Tuesday, July 14. Houston was given the one-year franchise tender worth $13.1 million. The deadline to get a long-term deal done is Wednesday, July 15.

Chiefs | Justin Houston confident in pass rush
Mon, 13 Jul 2015 14:50:06 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston believes he and LB Tamba Hali make up the best pass-rushing duo in the NFL. Over the past two seasons, Houston and Hali have combined for 50 sacks, including 22 from Houston last season.

Chiefs | Talks with Justin Houston progressing
Mon, 13 Jul 2015 13:14:10 -0700

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston's talks with the team have supposedly progressed significantly regarding a long-term deal. An agreement could be reached this week.

Chiefs | Alex Smith working with feet
Mon, 13 Jul 2015 12:16:01 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith has been focusing on footwork and technique this offseason, particularly with his downfield passes. "For me, footwork is something that never goes away," Smith said. "You're constantly trying to get better with your feet."

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles feeling young again
Mon, 13 Jul 2015 12:01:51 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles said he's feeling healthy, is eating right and doing yoga. "I'm doing everything I am supposed to do to keep my body up at my age. Charles added that he feels like he's 20 or 21 years old again.

Chiefs | Derrick Johnson ready to play
Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:10:58 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson (knee) said he's looking forward to training camp after missing all but one game last year with a torn Achilles' tendon. Johnson had missed practices during organized team activities with knee inflammation, but should be full go once training camp starts.

Chiefs | Expected to resume talks with Justin Houston
Mon, 13 Jul 2015 10:34:49 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston is expected to resume contract talks with the Chiefs Tuesday, July 14, according to a source. The two sides have until Wednesday, July 15, to reach a long-term deal.

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles the total package
Sun, 12 Jul 2015 17:15:23 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles has ranked in the top three in total touchdowns in each of the last two seasons, recording a league-high 19 in 2013 and 14 last year.

Chiefs | Justin Houston confident in KC pass rush
Sun, 12 Jul 2015 14:34:01 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs DL Justin Houston believes that he and DL Tamba Hali make up the league's best pass-rushing duo. "I'd say so. I think everybody should think the same way," Houston said. "I think you should think that as an NFL player, think you're the best and believe you're the best. I really do think we are." Since Houston was drafted in 2011, he and Hali have combined for 86.5 sacks - by far the most in the NFL over that stretch.

Chiefs | Alex Smith to restructure?
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 20:37:37 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith's contract could be restructured to clear up to $8.175 million in cap space, according to former NFL agent Joel Corry. "Knock that base down to a million, and that's what you can get," Corry said. "(But) you raise his cap numbers in the future, which creates more dead money. That's been the one that I thought they might do for a long time."

Chiefs | Sign Jeret Smith
Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:09:07 -0700

Undrafted free-agent WR Jeret Smith (McMurry) signed an undisclosed contract with the Kansas City Chiefs Friday, June 19.

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles taking week off
Thu, 18 Jun 2015 13:54:58 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles will be taking a week off from football now that minicamp is over. Following the hiatus, Charles will begin an intense workout regimen. Charles said he would try to come back early and work with the Chief's strength and conditioning coach to get more in shape and back in the groove.

Chiefs | Evan Mathis not a target
Thu, 18 Jun 2015 13:13:29 -0700

Free-agent OG Evan Mathis (Eagles) is not being pursued by the Kansas City Chiefs, according to head coach Andy Reid.

Chiefs | Chris Conley receiving starter looks
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 20:15:00 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs WR Chris Conley has been receiving a lot of snaps with the starting offense, with satisfactory results. Conley also started with the first-team offense recently when WR Jeremy Maclin (foot) sat out with a sore foot.

Chiefs | Da'Rick Rogers cut
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 07:08:40 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs WR Da'Rick Rogers was released Tuesday, June 16.

Chiefs | Justin Houston to skip minicamp
Mon, 15 Jun 2015 13:51:14 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston will not attend mandatory minicamp Tuesday, June 16.

Chiefs | Eric Kush leader for center job
Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:49:07 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs C Eric Kush is expected to enter training camp as the favorite for the starting center job.

Chiefs | Marcus Peters will take part in minicamp
Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:34:14 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs CB Marcus Peters will be allowed to participate in the mandatory minicamp this week after he was held out of the organized team activities because of NFL rules.

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles plans on playing a while
Sun, 14 Jun 2015 16:08:19 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles will turn 29 by the end of the 2015 season, but he said he has no plans on slowing down and wants to play another six years. "(The game) has changed," Charles said. "They've got all kinds of technology now, all kinds of medicine people have come up with to stay healthy."

Chiefs | Albert Wilson practices
Thu, 11 Jun 2015 13:30:03 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs WR Albert Wilson (hamstring) returned to practice as a limited participant Thursday, June 11. He had missed the last three practices with a strained hamstring.

Chiefs | Derrick Johnson back at practice
Thu, 11 Jun 2015 13:23:36 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson (knee) was a full participant in practice Thursday, June 11, after missing the last five practices with knee inflammation.

Chiefs | Jeremy Maclin returns to practice
Thu, 11 Jun 2015 13:21:30 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin (foot) returned to practice as a full participant Thursday, June 11. He missed practice Wednesday, June 10, with inflammation in his foot.

Chiefs | Alex Smith being asked to go deep
Sun, 07 Jun 2015 19:37:53 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith has been asked to take more shots down the field this season. "I like where Alex is," offensive coordinator Doug Pederson said. "But now in the spring, we want to see any quarterback shoot the ball down the field and at least test it. That gives him the comfort level the next time he's in that situation."

Chiefs | De'Anthony Thomas preparing for new role
Sun, 07 Jun 2015 17:15:46 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs WR De'Anthony Thomas has shed weight in order to maximize his speed as he transitions from running back to wide receiver. "I just got a lot stronger and I feel like I'm good right now where I'm at," Thomas said. "I weigh about, probably, 167."

Chiefs | Dontari Poe expected to be fine
Sun, 07 Jun 2015 07:29:56 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs DT Dontari Poe (back) is expected to be fine even though he missed some practice last week, according to head coach Andy Reid.

Chiefs | Talking contract with Justin Houston
Thu, 04 Jun 2015 09:16:52 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston's representatives have been talking with the Chiefs about a long-term contract, but there has not been a lot of progress in the talks.

Chiefs | De'Anthony Thomas switching positions
Wed, 03 Jun 2015 12:40:20 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs WR De'Anthony Thomas has switched from a running back to a wide receiver this offseason. Thomas likes the change. "It makes me more valuable to the offense. It lets defenses look for me, see where I'm at on the field," Thomas said. "It just gives them a different look. I believe it's a great thing." Thomas only ran for 113 yards and one touchdown on 14 attempts behind RBs Jamaal Charles and Knile Davis last season.

Chiefs | Albert Wilson leaves early
Wed, 03 Jun 2015 11:57:13 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs WR Albert Wilson (hamstring) left organized team activities early Wednesday, June 3, because of a hamstring injury.

Chiefs | Dontari Poe misses practice
Wed, 03 Jun 2015 11:12:37 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs DT Dontari Poe (back) did not participate in organized team activities Wednesday, June 3. Poe's back injury does not appear to be serious.

Chiefs | Two defenders miss workout
Tue, 02 Jun 2015 15:15:27 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson (knee) and DT Dontari Poe (back) missed organized team activities Tuesday, June 2. Johnson sat with knee inflammation while Poe sat with back pain.

Chiefs | Tamba Hali recovering
Tue, 26 May 2015 16:08:39 -0700

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.

Chiefs | Albert Wilson could start
Fri, 22 May 2015 14:45:35 -0700

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

Kansas City Chiefs

Abdullah Husain SS
Alexander D.J. LB
Allen Jeff OT
Ault Chris TO
Avant Jason WR
Bailey Allen DL
Ballard Chris TO
Berry Eric SS
Bieniemy Eric AC
Binns Armon WR
Branch Tyvon SS
Brasher Tommy AC
Bray Tyler QB
Brown Da'Ron WR
Catapano Mike DL
Charles Jamaal RB
Childress Brad AC
Chung Eugene TO
Colquitt Dustin P
Commings Sanders CB
Conley Chris WR
Cook Kenny WR
Cooper Marcus CB
Crittenden Travis AC
Culley David AC
Daniel Chase QB
Daniels Travis CB
Davis Knile RB
Dean Vernon AC
DeVito Mike DL
Dorsey John GM
Duvernay-Tardif Laurent OT
East Andrew LS
Fanaika Paul OG
Fisher Eric OT
Fleming Jamell CB
Ford Dee DL
Frye Garrett C
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
Harold Sage LB
Harris Al AC
Harris Demetrius TE
Heck Andy AC
Hemingway Junior WR
Hester Aaron CB
Hill Keshawn RB
Hochstein Russ OG
Houston Justin LB
Howard Jaye DL
Irving David DL
Johnson Derrick LB
Johnson James-Michael LB
Kelce Travis TE
Ketchum Michael AC
Kush Eric C
Luckett Donatella WR
Maclin Jeremy WR
March-Lillard Justin LB
Martin Josh LB
Martin Vaughn DL
Matthaei Corey AC
Mauga Josh LB
McCray Kelcie FS
Melvin Tom AC
Morse Mitch OG
Moses Dezman LB
Munyer Daniel C
Murray Aaron QB
Nagy Matt AC
Nelson Steven CB
Nunez-Roches Rakeem DL
O'Shaughnessy James TE
Olatoye Deji CB
Olivo Brock AC
Parker Ron SS
Pederson Doug OC
Penny Kenneth CB
Peters Marcus CB
Poe Dontari DL
Price Ricky SS
Pughsley Jarrod OT
Reed Marcus OL
Reid Andy HC
Reid Britt AC
Rodgers Kacy X. DB
Rooks Tavon OT
Rubin Barry AC
Rucker Martin TE
Salazar Brent AC
Santos Cairo PK
Schiltz Adam TE
Sherman Anthony FB
Sherrod Derek OT
Short Kevin CB
Siler Brandon LB
Smith Alex QB
Smith Jeret WR
Smith Otis AC
Smith Sean CB
Smith Shaun DL
Sorensen Daniel FS
Stephenson Donald OT
Sutton Bob DC
Taylor Ryan TE
Thomas De'Anthony WR
Thomas Emmitt AC
Toub Dave ST
Tuaau Charles DL
Ware Spencer FB
West Charcandrick RB
Williams Fred WR
Williams Leon LB
Williams Nick X. DL
Wilson Albert WR
Wilson Rakim LB
Worthy Jerel DL
Zombo Frank LB
Zorn Jim AC