Team Notebook: Kansas City Chiefs

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Chiefs | Jeremy Maclin working with Alex Smith
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:15:05 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin and QB Alex Smith played catch for the first time since Maclin was acquired this offseason. Maclin said everything was smooth and that he was simply trying to get a feel for how Smith threw the football. Smith said he believes Maclin's transition into the Chiefs' offense will be relatively smooth since he has already played for head coach Andy Reid in Philadelphia.


Chiefs | Talk with Justin Houston's reps
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:30:26 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston's representatives recently talked with the team about a possible long-term contract, according to general manager John Dorsey. Houston is not participating in offseason workouts while he waits for a new contract.


Chiefs | Pick up Dontari Poe's option
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:29:24 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs DT Dontari Poe's fifth-year option in his contract has been picked up by the team, according to a source.


Chiefs | Shaquille Richardson released
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:20:46 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs CB Shaquille Richardson (undisclosed) was released Tuesday, April 21, with a failure to disclose physical condition designation.


Chiefs | Dorial Green-Beckham visiting KC
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:10:17 -0700

Oklahoma WR Dorial Green-Beckham is visiting with the Kansas City Chiefs Tuesday, April 21.


Chiefs | Alex Smith medically cleared
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:31:58 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith (spleen) was medically cleared for the start of offseason practice, Monday, April 20. The Chiefs don't begin full-squad practices until May, 26.


Chiefs | Two players sign tenders
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:31:04 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs WRs Frankie Hammond Jr. and Junior Hemingway signed their exclusive rights free-agent tenders Monday, April 20.


Chiefs | Mike DeVito will participate in workouts
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:03:34 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs DE Mike DeVito (Achilles') will be able to participate in offseason workouts, according to head coach Andy Reid.


Chiefs | Derrick Johnson ready for workouts
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:57:42 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson (Achilles') will be able to participate in offseason workouts, according to head coach Andy Reid.


Chiefs | Akeem Hunt drawing interest in KC
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 06:31:01 -0700

Purdue RB Akeem Hunt has drawn interest from the Kansas City Chiefs.


Chiefs | Jamaal Charles wants team to address OL
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 04:23:11 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles wants the team to address the offensive line situation in the upcoming NFL Draft. Charles told media "it was challenging last year playing with guys... some got hurt, some got suspended. So it was hard playing. I never knew how crucial it was to my career that I needed linemen."


Chiefs | Justin Houston talks non-existent
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:55:57 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston hasn't been the subject of contract extension talks since the franchise tag was placed on him in February.


Chiefs | Brandon Hartson waived
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:33:12 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LS Brandon Hartson was waived Thursday, April 16.


Chiefs | Host Raheem Mostert
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:58:36 -0700

Purdue RB Raheem Mostert privately worked out for the Kansas City Chiefs Thursday, April 16, according to his agent.


Chiefs | Sean McGrath waived
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:26:06 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs TE Sean McGrath was placed on no-recall waivers Wednesday, April 15, after being reinstated.


Chiefs | Sean Smith pleads guilty to DUI charge
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:01:43 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs CB Sean Smith pleaded guilty to a charge of driving under the influence in Kansas City and received two years probation. He also pleaded guilty for failing to provide proof of insurance and was fined $895. Smith could be suspended two games by the NFL for this case.


Chiefs | Byron Bell works out
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 03:57:26 -0700

Free-agent OT Byron Bell (Panthers) worked out for the Kansas City Chiefs this week, according to league sources.


Chiefs | Eric Berry doing well
Wed, 08 Apr 2015 10:54:28 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry (illness) is doing really well in his battle with Hodgkin lymphoma, according to his brother, Evan Berry. "He's doing really good," Evan Berry said. "I think he has three more treatments left. To be honest, I don't really see it affecting him. He's a very strong person, and he's continued to keep strong." Berry's disease is considered to be highly curable.


Chiefs | Josh Martin signs tender
Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:10:09 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Josh Martin signed his one-year exclusive-rights tender off Monday, April 6. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.


Chiefs | Junior Sylvestre visits
Sat, 04 Apr 2015 23:29:36 -0700

Toledo ILB Junior Sylvestre visited the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday, April 3.


Chiefs | Alex Smith could be restructured
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:37:50 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith's $10.9 million salary could be converted into a bonus to help the team create some salary cap space in 2015. That would create upwards of $8.2 million in salary cap room.


Chiefs | Derrick Johnson likely to stay
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:37:24 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson (Achilles') and DE Mike DeVito (Achilles') are both pushing each other in their rehabs from torn Achilles' tendons. Both players also have a year left on their contracts. DeVito agreed to a pay cut that dropped his salary to $2.9 million. Johnson has a salary cap number of $5.2 million, and the Chiefs are only around $2.85 million under the 2015 cap. Kansas City could create more room by releasing Johnson, but the Chiefs are expected to hang onto him.


Chiefs | Brandon Tate visits
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:47:52 -0700

Free-agent WR Brandon Tate (Bengals) visited the Kansas City Chiefs Monday, March 30, according to a source.


Chiefs | Tim Barnes visits
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:08:04 -0700

Free-agent C Tim Barnes (Rams) is visiting with the Kansas City Chiefs Monday, March 30.


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.


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
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
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