Team Notebook: Kansas City Chiefs

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Chiefs | Slow progress in Dontari Poe talks
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:20:35 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs DT Dontari Poe has not made much progress in contract extension talks with the Chiefs, and the two sides probably will not be able to reach an agreement before the start of the regular season.

Chiefs | Eric Berry planning lengthy holdout
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:59:10 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry appears ready to holdout through the preseason, as he is displeased with the team's inability to reach a long-term contract agreement with him this summer. Veterans are expected to report to training camp Friday, July 29, and head coach Andy Reid said Tuesday, July 26, that he has communicated with Berry via text this summer but was uncertain of Berry's plans.

Chiefs | Phillip Gaines fully practices
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:38:39 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs CB Phillip Gaines (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, July 27, for the first time since he suffered his torn anterior cruciate ligament last season. Head coach Andy Reid said Gaines is the leading candidate to start at right cornerback this season.

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles placed on PUP
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:45:15 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, July 27.

Chiefs | Justin Houston may miss games
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:45:02 -0700

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston (knee) is expected to miss some time at the start of the regular season. Houston will not participate in training camp as he is still recovering from offseason knee surgery.

Chiefs | Justin Houston unlikely for camp
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:39:29 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston (knee) is not expected to participate in training camp, according to head coach Andy Reid. Houston continues to recover from surgery on a torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered last year.

Chiefs | Eric Berry not reporting to camp
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:13:57 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry is not planning to report for the start of training camp. He has not signed his franchise tender offer at this point, so he will not be fined for missing camp.

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles won't be limited
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:22:28 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles' (knee) workload won't be limited if he's healthy and returns to the player he was before his knee injury, according to beat writer Adam Teicher.

Chiefs | Spencer Ware active in passing game
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 17:50:32 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware caught lots of passes in OTAs, according to beat writer Terez A. Paylor.

Chiefs | Spencer Ware considered the backup
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:14:27 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware is viewed as the backup running back behind RB Jamaal Charles, according to's Adam Teicher. Teicher did say that Ware and RB Charcandrick West would both play if Charles was injured.

Chiefs | Kansas City still wants Eric Berry
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 21:49:37 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry will play this season on a one-year deal, but general manager John Dorsey is hopeful that an extension beyond 2017 can be reached sometime next season.

Chiefs | No deal for Eric Berry
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 12:11:30 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry will not agree to a long-term deal before the deadline Friday, July 15, according to a source.

Chiefs | Little progress made with Eric Berry
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:26:58 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry made very little progress in contract talks Thursday, July 14, and it's unlikely a long-term deal gets done Friday, July 15.

Chiefs | Eric Berry still far apart in talks
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:12:34 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry isn't close in contract talks with the Chiefs, Thursday, July 14, but a deal hasn't been ruled out.

Chiefs | Eric Berry may not receive new deal
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:35:17 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry likely will not receive a long-term deal before Friday, July 15, unless there is major progress in contract talks between Berry and the Chiefs.

Chiefs | Long jumper to try out for Kansas City
Sun, 10 Jul 2016 20:37:07 -0700

U.S. Olympic long jumper Jeffery Henderson said he has a tryout scheduled with the Kansas City Chiefs after the Summer Olympics are complete.

Chiefs | Dee Ford focused on consistency
Sat, 09 Jul 2016 19:49:47 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Dee Ford said his focus this season is on consistency from one game to the next. "I think anybody can have a great game, but what separates the great players from the good players is doing it every week, and now I have an opportunity to do that," Ford said.

Chiefs | Eric Berry hopes for long-term deal
Sat, 09 Jul 2016 07:01:32 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry said he wants to sign a long-term deal with the Chiefs but is surprised by how slow contract talks have gone to this point. The Chiefs have until July 15 to sign Berry to a long-term deal.

Chiefs | Eric Fisher optimistic
Mon, 04 Jul 2016 11:32:12 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs OT Eric Fisher believes he's on a steady incline in his development. Fisher said the offensive line as a whole is working to get better at pass protection and to continue to block well in the run game.

Chiefs | Young WRs working with Jeremy Maclin
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 23:05:44 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin invited WR Chris Conley to work out with him at the team's training facility in the offseason. WR Albert Wilson joined them to lift weights, watch film and work on route concepts four days a week until the team's offseason workout program in mid-April. Conley and Wilson are the team's No. 2 and 3 receivers, and trying to hold off newcomers WR Rod Streater and WR Tyreek Hill.

Chiefs | KC receiver depth still unsettled
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:43:02 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs WRs Albert Wilson, Chris Conley, Rod Streater, De'Anthony Thomas and Tyreek Hill will all compete for playing time behind WR Jeremy Maclin. Head coach Andy Reid liked what he saw from Wilson and Conley during offseason workouts, though.

Chiefs | Parker Ehinger worked with first team
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:33:37 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs rookie OG Parker Ehinger worked with the first-team offense for most of organized team activities and minicamp. OG Zach Fulton should be Ehinger's primary competitor for the starting left guard position. OT Jah Reid and OT Jarrod Pughsley will also battle for the spot.

Chiefs | Eric Berry could land big deal
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 10:43:19 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry has a reasonable chance to become the highest-paid safety and top Minnesota Vikings FS Harrison Smith's $51.25 million deal.

Chiefs | Dee Ford dealing with tendonitis
Sat, 18 Jun 2016 17:07:39 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Dee Ford (knee) is dealing with tendonitis in his knee, but he practiced Thursday, June 16, in a limited capacity.

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles will not be rushed
Fri, 17 Jun 2016 16:38:05 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was able to participate in some drills during minicamp, but head coach Andy Reid said the team will not rush Charles back to the lineup.

Chiefs | Justin Houston to miss start of camp
Fri, 17 Jun 2016 16:03:50 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston (knee) will not be ready for the start of training camp because he is recovering from a knee injury.

Chiefs | Kenny Cook reverts to IR
Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:52:10 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs WR Kenny Cook (undisclosed) reverted to the Reserve/Injured list Friday, June 17, after being waived/injured Thursday, June 16.

Chiefs | Dee Ford bothered by knee
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 19:06:12 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Dee Ford (knee) exited practice with a sore knee Wednesday, June 15.

Chiefs | Four roster moves made by Kansas City
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 15:06:00 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs CB Bryce Cheek was waived Thursday, June 16. WR Kenny Cook (undisclosed) was waived/injured. Free-agents WR Seantavius Jones (Eagles) and SS Akeem Davis (Colts) were subsequently signed.

Chiefs | Four players try out
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 17:37:13 -0700

Undrafted free-agent CB Trenton Coles (Duquesne) and free-agents CB Chris Greenwood (Ravnes), WR Seantavius Jones (Eagles) and WR Devonte Robinson (Packers) tried out for the Kansas City Chiefs Tuesday, June 14.

Chiefs | Cornerbacks hurting
Sat, 11 Jun 2016 12:58:24 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs CB Phillip Gaines (knee) was given a day of rest Friday, June 10, as he continues to recover from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. CBs D.J. White and Shannon Edwards left practice Friday, June 10, with strained hamstrings.

Chiefs | Charcandrick West still sick
Sat, 11 Jun 2016 12:54:12 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Charcandrick West (illness) is making progress from an undisclosed illness, according to head coach Andy Reid, but he has missed four straight days of practice.

Chiefs | Justin Houston may be at minicamp
Sat, 11 Jun 2016 12:47:20 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston (knee) could be present for minicamp next week, although he probably won't practice, according to head coach Andy Reid. Houston is still recovering from surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Chiefs | Mike Williams ready for minicamp?
Sat, 11 Jun 2016 12:41:41 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs WR Mike Williams (hamstring) could participate in team drills in next week's minicamp, according to head coach Andy Reid.

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles could return soon
Sat, 11 Jun 2016 12:37:53 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) might participate in team drills during minicamp nextw eek, according to head coach Andy Reid.

Chiefs | Mitch Morse has added weight
Sat, 11 Jun 2016 12:24:49 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs C Mitch Morse is up to 308 pounds after weighing as low as 290 pounds last season. Morse believes it's a comfortable playing weight for him, and he will continue to watch what he eats in order to maintain that weight.

Chiefs | Marcus Cooper practices at safety
Sat, 11 Jun 2016 11:50:36 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs CB Marcus Cooper practiced at safety earlier this week. Cooper's versatility, range and intelligence will fit well in defensive coordinator Bob Sutton's different schemes, according to head coach Andy Reid.

Chiefs | Eric Berry skips workouts
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 18:53:38 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry skipped the voluntary workouts that wrapped up Friday, June 10, and it is unknown if he will show up for the three-day minicamp that begins Tuesday, June 14. He has not yet signed his franchise tender and is trying to negotiate a long-term extension.

Chiefs | KC working on two-minute offense
Tue, 07 Jun 2016 10:35:56 -0700

The Kansas City Chiefs have been working to improve their two-minute offense under head coach Andy Reid this offseason. "We could be better there," Reid said. "Both sides of the ball, we could be better. It's about our working on it and we're doing that. We've got to capitalize on a few (more) situations there." The Chiefs were one of the worst two-minute offenses in the league last year.

Chiefs | KeiVarae Russell signs
Sat, 04 Jun 2016 04:20:36 -0700

Notre Dame DB KeiVarae Russell has signed his four-year rookie contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, the last member of the team's draft class to ink a rookie deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles won't work until camp
Wed, 01 Jun 2016 22:53:57 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) made an appearance at practice Wednesday, June 1, wearing a jersey and shorts without a helmet. However, he did not practice, and he is not expected to participate in practice until training begins in July, at the earliest.

Chiefs | Justin Houston may not start season
Tue, 31 May 2016 16:43:54 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston (knee) may not begin the regular season on the active roster, in the opinion of's Adam Teicher. Houston is still recovering from surgery in February on his torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Chiefs | Knile Davis willing to stay in KC
Thu, 26 May 2016 18:34:00 -0700

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.

Chiefs | Jeremy Maclin suffers ankle injury
Thu, 26 May 2016 12:27:55 -0700

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.

Chiefs | Tyler Bray No. 2 QB for now
Tue, 24 May 2016 22:15:41 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs QB Tyler Bray is the leading candidate for No. 2 quarterback job at this point, according to head coach Andy Reid. Bray will compete with QBs Aaron Murray and Kevin Hogan for the job during offseason workouts and training camp.

Kansas City Chiefs

Adams Tyrell LB
Agen Tanner DT
Aiono Sioasi OG
Alexander D.J. LB
Ault Chris TO
Avant Jason WR
Bailey Allen DL
Ballard Chris TO
Berry Eric SS
Bieniemy Eric AC
Binns Armon WR
Bleymaier Joe AC
Brasher Tommy AC
Bray Tyler QB
Brown Da'Ron WR
Brown Stevie FS
Carr Deveron CB
Charles Jamaal RB
Childress Brad OC
Colquitt Dustin P
Conley Chris WR
Cook Kenny WR
Cooper Marcus CB
Crittenden Travis AC
Culley David AC
Daniels Travis CB
Davis Akeem SS
Davis Dominique DL
Davis Ja'Gared LB
Davis Knile RB
Dean Vernon AC
DeLeone Mark AC
Detwiler Dylan LS
Devey Jordan OG
Dorsey John GM
Duvernay-Tardif Laurent OT
Eakins Brandon WR
Edwards Shannon DB
Ehinger Parker OG
Embree Taylor AC
Fangupo Hebron DL
Fisher Eric OT
Fleming Jamell S
Ford Dee DL
Fragel Reid OT
Fulton Zach OG
Gaines Phillip CB
Gibbs Gary AC
Hairston Chris J. RB
Hali Tamba LB
Hammond Jr. Frankie WR
Harris Al AC
Harris Demetrius TE
Harris Vernon CB
Heck Andy AC
Hill Keshawn RB
Hill Tyreek WR
Hochstein Russ OG
Hogan Kevin QB
Houston Justin LB
Howard Jaye DL
Johnson Derrick LB
Jones Chris D. DL
Jones Seantavius WR
Jones Tre CB
Kelce Travis TE
Ketchum Michael AC
King David DL
Lemon Orie LB
Maclin Jeremy WR
March-Lillard Justin LB
Massaquoi Jonathan LB
Mathews Mitch WR
Matthaei Corey AC
Mauga Josh LB
Mayweather Garrick OL
Melvin Tom AC
Millard Trey FB
Moore Kashif WR
Morse Mitch C
Moses Dezman LB
Mulumba Andy LB
Munyer Daniel C
Murray Aaron QB
Murray Eric CB
Nagy Matt AC
Nelson Steven CB
Nicolas Dadi LB
Nowak Drew C
Nunez-Roches Rakeem DL
Nysewander Michael TE
O'Shaughnessy James TE
Olivo Brock AC
Parker Brian TE
Parker Ron SS
Peters Marcus CB
Poe Dontari DL
Price Ricky SS
Pughsley Jarrod OT
Randolph Shakiel S
Reaves Darrin RB
Reid Andy HC
Reid Britt AC
Reid Jah OT
Reynolds Ryan AC
Robinson Demarcus WR
Rodgers Kacy X. DB
Rubin Barry AC
Rucker Martin TE
Russell KeiVarae CB
Santos Cairo PK
Schwartz Mitchell OT
Sherman Anthony FB
Siler Brandon LB
Smith Alex QB
Smith Mike X. AC
Smith Otis AC
Smith Shaun DL
Smith Terrance LB
Sorensen Daniel FS
Staten Jimmy DL
Sterup Zach OL
Streater Rod WR
Sutton Bob DC
Ta'amu Alameda DL
Thomas De'Anthony WR
Thomas Emmitt AC
Toub Dave ST
Travis Ross TE
Ware Spencer FB
Wesley Trey DB
West Charcandrick RB
White D.J. CB
Williams Leon LB
Williams Mike WR
Williams Nick X. DL
Wilson Albert WR
Wilson Rakim LB
Wilson Ramik LB
Woodhouse Devin AC
Zombo Frank LB
Zorn Jim AC