Kansas City Chiefs Wiretap

Andy Reid Tells Tamba Hali Not To Complain On Twitter

Jul 25, 2017 8:38 AM

Andy Reid wasn't happy that Tamba Hali used Twitter as a platform to complain about his snap count during last season's playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

"We don't want him doing it through the social media part of it,'' Reid said. "If you have a problem, let's talk about it."

Hali lined up for just seven snaps as the Kansas City Chiefs lost.

"One thing you love about Tamba is he loves to play," Reid added. "I can't tell you he's getting any younger. I can't tell you that. But I do love the fact he bugs on you that he wants to play. As coaches, we have to make the decision and so we make the decision whether he plays seven plays or 27 plays or 47 plays. That's what we do.

"Is a player always going to be happy about that? No. That's not how it works. But do I love the fact he loves to play? Yeah. He's going to be 50 years old and probably still tweeting out those things that he wants to get in his plays."

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Chiefs Promote Brett Beach To General Manager

Jul 10, 2017 7:38 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs promoted co-director of player personnel Brett Veach to general manager on Monday.

Veach's promotion comes after the Chiefs and former general manager John Dorsey made the surprising decision to part ways on June 22 -- the same day the team signed coach Andy Reid to a contract extension.

Reid gave Veach his first big shot in the NFL a decade ago with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt formally introduced Veach as the team's new GM in a statement:

"After a comprehensive search process, I am pleased to announce that we have hired Brett Veach to serve as the next general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs," Hunt said. "Brett has a sharp football mind, a tremendous work ethic and a keen eye for finding talent. Over the last four seasons he's played a critical role in building our football team. I look forward to working with him to continue to build on the strong foundation we have in place."

Veach will report to Hunt on all player personnel matters, the team announced. He thanked both Hunt and Reid in his own statement.

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Tamba Hali Wasn't Pleased With John Dorsey's Exit

Jun 27, 2017 8:03 AM

Tamba Hali was among those shocked, and upset, when the Kansas City Chiefs and John Dorsey parted ways last week.

"From a subjective opinion, I wasn't too pleased," Hali said Monday on Good Morning Football. "I'm really fond of John. Mr. Dorsey, he's done a tremendous job since he's been with the organization so everything that happened the past week really caught a lot of us off guard. But I'm sure the Hunt family knows exactly what they're doing with the re-signing of our coach Andy Reid. I think everything will be fine but Mr. Dorsey will be missed with the Chiefs."

Hali has seen the Chiefs make the playoffs in three of the four years since Reid and Dorsey arrived.

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Louis Riddick Denies Chiefs Called Him About GM Opening

Jun 26, 2017 7:22 AM

Louis Riddick has denied a report that the Kansas City Chiefs reached out to him about their vacant general manager job.

The Chiefs dismissed John Dorsey last week.

Riddick took to social media on Sunday, writing on Twitter: "The Kansas City Chiefs have not contacted me and there is no interview set up for this week. Source? Me."

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Chiefs Part Ways With John Dorsey

Jun 23, 2017 11:02 AM

The Kansas City Chiefs have decided to part ways with general manager John Dorsey.

The Chiefs made the decision not to extend Dorsey's contract beyond the 2017 season.

"After consideration, we felt it was in his best interests and the best interests of the team to part ways now," chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said in a statement. "This decision, while a difficult one, allows John to pursue other opportunities as we continue our preparations for the upcoming season and the seasons to come.''

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Andy Reid Agrees To Extension With Chiefs

Jun 22, 2017 3:50 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to sign Andy Reid to a contract extension.

“My family and I have been very pleased by the success the franchise has sustained over the last four seasons under Coach Reid,” Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said. “He has already established himself as one of the best coaches in the league, and he is well on his way to solidifying a place among the all-time greats. We are proud to have him leading our football team, and I look forward to working with him to bring a championship to Chiefs Kingdom.”

Reid, entering his 19th season as an NFL head coach, owns a career regular season record of 173-114 (.602). He’s won 184 total games including the playoffs, the second-most victories among active NFL head coaches (Bill Belichick – 260), and is 10th all-time in wins among head coaches in NFL history.

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Jeremy Maclin Played Through Last Season With Groin Injury

Jun 22, 2017 10:53 AM

Jeremy Maclin, who was released by the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this offseason, says he played through last season with a groin injury.

Maclin told Adam Schefter on his Know Them From Adam podcast that he played most of 2016 with a torn groin.

"So I missed about four weeks there with the torn groin, and I came back and I was able to play, but I can't sit up here and tell you I was 100 percent," he said of his injury. "But I'm also not going to sit up here and make excuses, so at the end of the day, I didn't play as well as I could have last year. I think that's ultimately what happened."

Maclin finished last season with career worsts in receptions (44), yards (536) and touchdowns (2).

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Former NFL Player Ryan O'Callaghan Comes Out As Gay

Jun 20, 2017 1:31 PM

Ryan O'Callaghan, former offensive tackle for the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs, has come out as gay.

O'Callaghan came out to himself in junior high school but he decided that he would never let anyone know.

“If you’re a gay kid and you hear someone you love say ‘fag,’ it makes you think that in their eyes you’re just a fag too,” O’Callaghan told Outsports on a recent visit to Los Angeles for his first-ever Pride celebration. “That got to me a lot.”

O'Callaghan had planned to commit suicide when his NFL career ended until a small group of people in the Chiefs' organization helped him.

No one is going to assume the big football player is gay,” he said. “It’s why a football team is such a good place to hide."

O’Callaghan can’t recall a single time during his six NFL seasons that he heard someone use a gay slur.

When injuries ended O'Callaghan's career, he began abusing painkillers.

“I started spending all my money to put myself in a position where it would be impossible, or at least extremely difficult, to back out of killing myself,” said O'Callaghan. 

While methodically sabotaging his own life, O’Callaghan was going to physical therapy at the Chiefs facility. David Price, Kansas City's head trainer, began noticing O'Callaghan was acting erratically. 

Price encouraged O’Callaghan to spend some time with Susan Wilson, a woman who worked with the Chiefs and the NFL counseling players on drug abuse.

“David saw the pain pills as the problem, and they were,” O’Callaghan explained. “But the real problem was why I was abusing them. And it wasn’t just the injuries.”

Wilson became the first to whom he confided he was gay. As O'Callaghan ended his drug abuse, he came out to Scott Pioli.

“People like me are supposed to react a certain way, I guess,” Pioli told Outsports. “I wasn’t minimizing what he was telling me, but I’m waiting for the other shoe to drop. He built this up and built this up to the point where he said he was nearly suicidal. What Ryan didn’t know is how many gay people I’ve had in my life.”

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Jeremy Maclin Learned Of Release By Chiefs Via Voicemail

Jun 15, 2017 2:40 PM

Jeremy Maclin was upset and shocked to learn of his release from the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this month via voicemail.

"Through a voicemail," Maclin said asked how he learned of the news. "[From G.M.] John Dorsey. I was upset, I was shocked. Apparently, they had been trying to trade me for two or three months. Which who knows if that’s true or not? I would just think that ... a guy who is going into his ninth year would know if he's being shopped or not. It is what it is. I still have respect for Big Red, still have respect for the organization. I'm not going to bad mouth anybody or talk any dirt on anybody. It was an unfortunate situation. They felt like they didn’t want me as a player anymore, so it is what it is. I'm happy with where I am right now, and I think that might be the last time I talk about what I call my former life. So I don't think I want to talk about that anymore."

Maclin added that the Chiefs never asked him to take a pay decrease to remain with the club.

"There was not a discussion with me or my team," he said. "I've heard a lot of rumors coming out of there. I've heard they thought I lost a step, my price tag was too high. Whatever the case may be, I'm ready to play some football. That flame that burns inside of a competitor, that thing got a lot brighter."

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Jeremy Maclin Agrees To Sign With Ravens

Jun 12, 2017 4:45 PM

Jeremy Maclin has agreed to sign with the Baltimore Ravens on a two-year deal.

Maclin was surprisingly cut by the Kansas City Chiefs on June 2nd. Maclin also visited the Buffalo Bulls.

Maclin also considered signing with the Philadelphia Eagles.

The addition of Maclin gives Joe Flacco the best available wide receiver on the free-agent market and significantly improves a Baltimore passing attack that lost two of its top three targets.

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Chiefs Release Jeremy Maclin
The Chiefs have released Jeremy Maclin.

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Alex Smith Doesn't Think Chiefs Are Committed To Him Beyond 2017
Alex Smith has acknowledged that his time as Kansas City's starting quarterback might soon be finished.

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Patrick Mahomes Uninjured After Being Robbed
The Chiefs selected Patrick Mahomes out of Texas Tech with the 10th pick in the NFL draft last month.

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Patrick Mahomes On Playbook: 'A Lot Harder Than I Thought'
Patrick Mahomes has spent just a few days with the Chiefs, but he's already a little overwhelmed by the team's playbook.

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Jamaal Charles To Meet With Broncos
Jamaal Charles had arthroscopic surgery on both knees last season.

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Giants Tried To Trade Up For Patrick Mahomes
Ben McAdoo reportedly loved what he saw from Pat Mahomes and was "very upset it didn't happen."

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Andy Reid: Patrick Mahomes Will 'Take Some Time'
The Chiefs traded up to the 10th pick to take Patrick Mahomes, but Andy Reid is already tempering expectations for the rookie quarterback.

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Full List Of 2017 NFL Draft, First Round
John Ross went ninth overall, one of three wide receivers selected in the top-9.

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Chiefs Trade Up To No. 10 With Bills To Pick Patrick Mahomes
The Chiefs moved up to No. 10 to pick Pat Mahomes.

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Patriots To Host Chiefs For NFL's Opening Game Of 2017
The Patriots and Chiefs were each playoff teams last season with New England winning the Super Bowl.

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Chiefs-Patriots Expected To Open 2017 Season
The 2017 regular season schedule is set to be announced this week and it is expected that the Chiefs and Patriots will open the season.

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Andy Reid Vows To Get Tyreek Hill More Involved In Offense
Andy Reid wants the Chiefs to get Tyreek Hill more involved on offense after the rookie scored 12 touchdowns on just 138 touches as a rookie.

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Chiefs Signing Bennie Logan To One-Year Deal
Signing Bennie Logan likely means the end of Dontari Poe's run with the Chiefs.

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Tony Romo Covets Texans, Chiefs, Broncos With 49ers, Rams Interested
Tony Romo would like to join a playoff contender as Peyton Manning did with the Broncos.

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Jamaal Charles Released By Chiefs
Jamaal Charles has battled injuries each of the past two seasons.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Eric Berry Agrees To Six-Year, $78M Deal With Chiefs
The contract will make Eric Berry the NFL's highest paid safety.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Chiefs Working To Make Eric Berry Highest-Paid Safety
The Chiefs are negotiating with Eric Berry to make him the highest-paid safety in the NFL, according to a report.

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Laurent Duvernay-Tardif Finalizing $41.25M Extension With Chiefs
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif has become one of the NFL's best run blockers at right guard.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Owner Endorses Alex Smith As Chiefs' Quarterback
Clark Hunt is fine with the Chiefs sticking with Alex Smith as their starting quarterback.

Terez Paylor/Kansas City Star

Eric Berry Isn't Optimistic About Long-Term Deal With Chiefs
Eric Berry, who played under the franchise tag with the Chiefs last season, isn't optimistic about agreeing to a long-term deal prior to the 2017 campaign.

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