Team Notebook: Kansas City Chiefs
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Chiefs | Marcus Mariota a fit in KC?
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
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?
Chiefs | Jeff Allen an option at multiple spots
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
Chiefs | Eric Kush to start at center
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
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
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
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
Chiefs | Richard Gordon, Kelcie McCray re-sign
Chiefs | Jason Avant returns to KC
Chiefs | Dwayne Bowe released by Chiefs
Chiefs | Paul Fanaika agrees
Chiefs | Will release Dwayne Bowe
Chiefs | Acquire Ben Grubbs
Chiefs | Demetrius Harris retained
Chiefs | Jeremy Maclin signs with Chiefs
Chiefs | Dwayne Bowe likely to be cut
Chiefs | More on Tyvon Branch's deal
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
Chiefs | Sign Tyvon Branch
Chiefs | KC to give Jeremy Maclin big money
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
Chiefs | Jeremy Maclin expected to sign with KC
Chiefs | Dezman Moses agrees
Chiefs | Josh Martin receives tender
Chiefs | Slightly over the cap
Chiefs | Unlikely to sign Ndamukong Suh
Chiefs | KC interested in Brian Hartline
Chiefs | Josh Mauga likely to start
Chiefs | Tyvon Branch to visit
Chiefs | Re-sign Josh Mauga
Chiefs | Vance Walker to be released
Chiefs | Joe Mays released
Chiefs | Kansas City may cut Dwayne Bowe
Chiefs | KC might take run at Randall Cobb
Chiefs | Will work out Kevin Dorsey
Chiefs | Justin Houston has non-exclusive tag
Chiefs | Justin Houston update
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
Chiefs | Justin Houston franchise tagged
Chiefs | Justin Houston moving closer to tag status
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
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
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.
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