Kansas City Chiefs Wiretap

Chiefs, Texans Could Be Favorites For Tony Romo

Feb 20, 2017 7:39 AM

If the Dallas Cowboys release Tony Romo, there is already a list of teams that are rumored to be potential destinations.

The Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans make the most sense, according to Peter King.

Romo doesn't want to play for a rebuilding team and with a third child on the way he wouldn't want to be too far from his family.

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Chiefs 'Right Now' See Jamaal Charles Remaining With Team In 2017

Feb 9, 2017 3:03 PM

Jamaal Charles has played in only eight games over the past two seasons due to knee injuries, but he wants to continue his playing career in 2017.

The Kansas City Chiefs could save over $6 million under the cap by releasing Charles.

“He’s working like the dickens to get himself ready for ’17,” John Dorsey said, via Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star. “We’ll see what happens in March, but right now I see him as a Chief.”

Kansas City would surely like to renegotiate their contract with Charles.

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Eric Berry Says He Won't Play Under Franchise Tag In 2017

Feb 3, 2017 8:15 AM

Eric Berry played last season under the Kansas City Chiefs' franchise tag, but he isn't willing to do so again.

"I'm definitely not going to play under the franchise tag this year," Berry told the NFL Network. "I want to end my career in Kansas City. I want to play there. I love the city, I love the vibe. I love my teammates. I really look at them more than teammates. We've been through a lot, and they supported me a lot.

"But I don't feel comfortable playing under the franchise tag this year."

The Chiefs designated Berry as their franchise player last year after the sides couldn't agree on a long-term contract. He made $10.8 million.

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Alex Smith Feels 'Sense Of Urgency' From Andy Reid

Jan 30, 2017 8:33 AM

After another playoff loss, Alex Smith says he feels a "sense of urgency" from Andy Reid as the Kansas City Chiefs try to take the next step in the postseason.

"We've talked a lot, and for sure, the talk was just the sense of urgency -- [him saying] 'let's go get it, you and me,'" Smith said. "For both of us, I think you realize the opportunities are less and less. You can't take them all for granted. We all felt like we had an awesome opportunity and we didn't get it done. So even more so, let's press on the gas and let's go."

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Colts Hire Chris Ballard As General Manager

Jan 30, 2017 8:29 AM

The Indianapolis Colts have found a replacement for Ryan Grigson.

The Colts have named Chris Ballard their new general manager. Grigson was fired Jan. 21 after five seasons with the organization.

"Chris has a solid reputation throughout the National Football League as a heavyweight executive and our extensive discussions with him confirmed that reputation," Jim Irsay said in a statement. "He's a savvy, organized, and thorough talent evaluator, but beyond that, he's a terrific person our community will be proud of."

Ballard joined the Kansas City Chiefs as director of player personnel in 2013 and was later promoted to director of football operations.

The Colts, who will have more than $50 million in salary-cap space during free agency, are coming off back-to-back seasons in which they missed the playoffs with 8-8 records.

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Chiefs Want To Use Tyreek Hill More Often In 2017

Jan 27, 2017 8:38 AM

Tyreek Hill scored 12 touchdowns as a rookie and the Kansas City Chiefs want even more next season.

Andy Reid says the Chiefs plan on using Hill more and they also expect him to be more productive with those extra touches.

"We use him a lot on special teams obviously," Reid said. "When he came to us, that's what we originally thought we had. He then said, 'Listen I can do this offensive thing.' He's innately a smart kid. We kept adding to it and he got it.

"I'd expect him to learn that whole [playbook] by the end of all the OTAs and training camp and then be even more of a threat."

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Steelers-Chiefs Draws Record Audience For Primetime

Jan 16, 2017 2:51 PM

The NBC-only broadcast of Steelers-Chiefs, the first-ever Sunday NFL Playoff game to kick off after 8 p.m. ET, averaged 37.1 million viewers – ranking as the most-watched primetime game ever in the NFL’s Divisional and Wild Card Playoff rounds. TV viewership for Steelers-Chiefs peaked at 39.1 million from 9-9:30 p.m. ET.

Sunday's viewership topped by 8% the prior primetime NFL Wild Card/Divisional Playoff record set three years ago by NBC’s Saints-Eagles NFC Wild Card telecast (34.4 million viewers on Jan. 4, 2014) and was 10% higher than NBC’s primetime Saturday Divisional Playoff game last year (33.7 million for Packers-Cardinals).

The start time was moved due to an ice storm in Kansas City.

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Travis Kelce On Two-Point Conversion: That Wasn't A Hold

Jan 16, 2017 7:44 AM

Travis Kelce didn't hold back in his criticism of referee Carl Cheffers for the holding penalty that cost the Kansas City Chiefs what would have been the tying two-point conversion late in their 18-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night.

"Referee No. 51 shouldn't even be able to wear a zebra jersey ever again," Kelce said. "He shouldn't even be able to work at f---ing Foot Locker."

Alex Smith agreed with Kelce.

"I've seen a lot worse not called," Smith said.

Cheffers called Eric Fisher for holding on the play that momentarily tied the game. Kansas City failed to get the two-point conversion after being pushed back to the 12-yard line. Pittsburgh kept the ball for the rest of the game after the kickoff.

"For it to end like that, with the referee literally taking it out of our hands, that hurts," Kelce said. "You try to play this game with integrity, to the end of the whistle, and when the refs want to take over the game and make it their own platform, there's nothing you can do about it. That wasn't a hold on my guy Eric Fisher. I hope [Fisher] doesn't go the entire offseason thinking it was his fault. That was horses---, flat out."

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Chiefs-Steelers Moved To Primetime To Avoid Ice Storm

Jan 13, 2017 3:53 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs have moved the start time for their divisional round playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers to 8:20 PM ET.

The game was supposed to begin at 1:05 p.m. ET.

The worst of a winter storm that is predicted to dump as much as a half-inch of ice on Kansas City will pass through the area early on Sunday. 

"Moving the game from the original 1:05 p.m. ET start time will provide local authorities more time to clear roads in the area as the weather is expected to improve throughout Sunday,'' the statement said.

"The decision to make this time change was made in consultation with state and local officials as well as the Chiefs and the Steelers.''

The Steelers said in a statement they have been monitoring Kansas City-area weather and "fully support the NFL's decision to move the game to Sunday night."

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Chiefs Will Attempt To Extend Andy Reid In Offseason

Jan 8, 2017 11:00 AM

The Kansas City Chiefs will attempt to sign Andy Reid to a contract extension in the offseason.

Reid will be entering the final year of his contract next season, and teams usually prefer not to have their head coaches, particularly successful ones, head into the last year of their deal.

Reid is 43-21 with the Chiefs and 173-114 overall, including his 14 years as head coach of the Eagles.

Reid initially signed a five-year deal with the Chiefs in 2013.

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Chargers To Interview Matt Patricia, Dave Toub, Mike Smith
Matt Patricia is defensive coordinator of the Patriots while Dave Toub is special-teams coordinator for the Chiefs.

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Andy Reid Compares Tyreek Hill To DeSean Jackson
For the second time in his coaching career, Andy Reid has a dynamic rookie on offense that can impact the game in multiple ways.

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No Teams Finish 2016 In Top-10 In Both Offensive, Defensive DVOA
Last season, the Seahawks, Panthers, Cardinals, Bengals and Chiefs ranked in the top-10 on both sides of the ball.

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Only Steelers Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA (Infographic)
Pittsburgh ranks third in total DVOA and first in Weighted DVOA.

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Jamaal Charles Hopes To Return By Playoffs
Jamaal Charles is eligible to return from the injured reserve in Week 17 and hopes to be on the field in the postseason.

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Derrick Johnson Suffers Ruptured Left Achilles
The Chiefs linebacker had to be helped off the field without putting any weight on his foot.

Adam Teicher/ESPN

Alex Smith Will Change Playing Style After Head Injury
Alex Smith has habitually gone late into his slide throughout his career.

Adam Teicher/ESPN

Jamaal Charles Could Return For Playoffs
Jamaal Charles underwent a surgery to trim his meniscus.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Jamaal Charles Placed On Injured Reserve By Chiefs
Spencer Ware has been productive for the Chiefs in place of Jamaal Charles.

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Chiefs Believe Alex Smith Didn't Suffer Concussion
Alex Smith will see an independent neurologist in Kansas City this week.

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Chiefs Lose Alex Smith, Spencer Ware To Concussions
Alex Smith left the game in the first quarter to be checked for a possible concussion and then suffered another head injury in the third quarter.

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Jamaal Charles Out For Week 8 With Knee Soreness
Spencer Ware has 35.9 percent of Kansas City's total yards in 2016.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Packers Acquire Knile Davis From Chiefs
The Packers have acquired Knile Davis from the Chiefs for a conditional late-round draft pick.

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Jamaal Charles To Make Debut In Week 4
Jamaal Charles, who is recovering from a torn ACL suffered less than a year ago, will make his season debut Sunday night, according to a source.

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Jamaal Charles Out For Week 2 As Precaution, Expected To Play Week 3
Spencer Ware took most of the carries, finishing with 70 yards rushing, 129 yards receiving and a touchdown in Week 1 for the Chiefs.

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Justin Houston, Chiefs Restructure Contract To Create More Cap Space
Justin Houston signed a six-year, $101 million deal in 2015.

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Chiefs Likely To Use Running Back By Committee Approach
Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware combined for more than 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns last season, most of them after Jamaal Charles went down in Week 5.

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Jamaal Charles Could Miss Week 1
Jamaal Charles continues to rehab from an ACL tear he suffered in Week 5 last season.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Eric Berry Signs Franchise Tender With Chiefs
Eric Berry earned the 2015 AP Comeback Player of the Year Award following the 2015 season after returning to the starting lineup in Week 1 after a battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

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Chiefs Create $4M In Cap Space By Adjusting Rod Streater's Contract
The Chiefs made an adjustment to Rod Streater's contract this week that allowed them to create $4 million in cap space.

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