October 2019 - Kansas City Chiefs Wiretap

Patrick Mahomes Likely To Return By Week 10

Oct 27, 2019 12:32 PM

Patrick Mahomes has an outside chance to play on Nov. 3 against the Minnesota Vikings and a realistic shot to play on Nov. 10 against the Tennessee Titans.

The original goal was for Mahomes to back by Week 11 against the Los Angeles Rams.

Mahomes practiced on a limited basis this week.

Mahomes suffered a dislocated kneecap, but suffered no tears. Mahomes is double-joined and his knee has built-in protection against injury.

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Patrick Mahomes Ruled Out For Week 8

Oct 25, 2019 2:51 PM

Patrick Mahomes has been ruled out for the Kansas City Chiefs' Week 8 game against the Green Bay Packers.

Mahomes suffered a dislocated kneecap during the Chiefs' Week 7 win at the Denver Broncos.

The Chiefs have been encouraged by the diagnosis on Mahomes.

Kansas City hosts the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football. 

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Patrick Mahomes Returns To Practice

Oct 23, 2019 1:47 PM

Patrick Mahomes returned to practice with the Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday less than a week after suffering a dislocated kneecap.

Andy Reid has yet to rule out Mahomes for Week 8 when the Chiefs host the Green Bay Packers.

The Chiefs were encouraged by the MRI Mahomes underwent last week, but he was expected to miss at least a few weeks.

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Patrick Mahomes Receives 'Best-Case Scenario' Diagnosis On Knee

Oct 18, 2019 3:25 PM

Patrick Mahomes received a "best-case scenario" diagnosis after dislocating his right kneecap.

The MRI Mahomes underwent showed no damage beyond the dislocation.

The Kansas City Chiefs are working through second opinions. 

Mahomes suffered the injury during a quarterback sneak on fourth down. As medical staff attended to him on the field, it appeared Mahomes' knee was straightened and popped back into place.

Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated reports Mahomes could be back by Week 11, which is in one month.

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Patrick Mahomes Suffers Right Knee Injury

Oct 17, 2019 9:31 PM

Patrick Mahomes suffered what appeared to be a serious right knee injury during the first half of the Kansas City Chiefs' Week 7 game at the Denver Broncos. Mahomes was able to walk off the field on his own power.

Dr. Mark Adickes believed it was a patella (knee cap) dislocation. The treatment could be for Mahomes to sit out for a weeks, but he could also have season-ending surgery with an MRI determining the course of action.

The early reports indicate Mahomes does not have a fracture.

Mahomes won the NFL MVP in 2018.

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Russell Wilson Moves Past Patrick Mahomes In MVP Odds

Oct 15, 2019 3:16 PM

Russell Wilson has moved past Patrick Mahomes to become the favorite to win the 2019 NFL MVP, according to odds from SportsBetting.ag.

The Seattle Seahawks are 5-1 while the Kansas City Chiefs are now 4-2 after losing two straight at home.

MVP Odds
Russell Wilson 2/1
Patrick Mahomes 5/2
Aaron Rodgers 9/1
Christian McCaffrey 9/1
Deshaun Watson 9/1
Jimmy Garoppolo 12/1
Tom Brady 12/1
Lamar Jackson 18/1
Carson Wentz 20/1
Dak Prescott 28/1

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Travis Kelce Regrets Shoving Offensive Coordinator

Oct 10, 2019 9:18 AM

Travis Kelce says he regrets shoving offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy on the sideline during a moment of frustration in Sunday night's loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

"We're good," the Kansas City Chiefs tight end said. "Me and Coach Bieniemy have a very close relationship. I love him. He's helped me out tremendously as a person, as a professional and I'm sure he'll keep doing that throughout the rest of my career. ... I love the guy. That will never change. I appreciate him being on my tail to get me going.

"As far as what happened on the sideline, sometimes in football you get a little heated with your brothers or your coaches."

Kelce shoved Bieniemy on the sideline after he dropped a difficult but catchable pass early in the game. The two had to separated.

"He's like a father figure, in terms of being there for me on the field,'' Kelce said. "We're wired a little bit the same when it comes to our competitive edge. ... It's something immediately I regretted and I just wanted to make it good and let him know that, 'You know what? I'm ready to rock and roll for you.'"

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Mike Tomlin, Todd Bowles, Eric Bieniemy Named Washington Candidates

Oct 7, 2019 11:30 AM

Mike Tomlin, Todd Bowles and Eric Bieniemy are three possible candidates for Washington's head coaching vacancy, according to a source close to Dan Snyder who is familiar with his thinking at the moment.

Washington fired Jay Gruden on Monday following a 0-5 start to the season.

Tomlin has been head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers since 2007.

Bowles was previously head coach of the New York Jets and is currently defensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Bieniemy is offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Brett Favre: Patrick Mahomes More Polished Than I Was

Oct 7, 2019 10:56 AM

Patrick Mahomes is often compared to Brett Favre and they were both also coached by Andy Reid early in their careers.

“He is more polished than I was,” Favre said. “I think our styles are very similar. We use our feet, use our arm strength. You never know what’s gonna come out, including me, including him.”

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Patrick Mahomes Tweaked Ankle In Loss To Colts

Oct 7, 2019 9:22 AM

Patrick Mahomes "tweaked" his ankle in Sunday night's loss to the Indianapolis Colts, according to Andy Reid.

The Kansas City Chiefs lost their first game of the season 19-13.

"Tweaked it just a little bit. I think he's going to be OK," Reid said. "He was pretty good at the end there. We'll see how that goes."

The Chiefs have a home game against the Houston Texans in Week 6.

"Just reaggravated it a little bit there in the first half and then got stepped on in the second half," Mahomes said. "Obviously it's going to be a little sore tomorrow."

He was 22-for-39 with 321 yards and a touchdown.

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