May 2019 - Kansas City Chiefs Wiretap

Chiefs Say Damien Williams Is Their Starting Running Back

May 31, 2019 8:31 AM

The Kansas City Chiefs are trying to avoid a running back controversy.

Damien Williams will be the team's starting running back, says offensive coordinator Eric Bienemy.

"Damien Williams is our starter. We expect him to excel in that role," Bienemy said.

Kansas City signed Carlos Hyde this offseason. An opening was created when Kareem Hunt was released.

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Patrick Mahomes: Chiefs Never Stop Adding Plays To Offense

May 24, 2019 8:36 AM

Patrick Mahomes says the Kansas City Chiefs have already made significant additions to their playbook this offseason.

"We've added a lot. We never stop adding plays here. That's the best thing about this team, this offense: We're never satisfied with where we're at. We're always trying to get better, finding ways to get better as a team, as an offense," Mahomes said.

He was named the NFL's MVP in his first season as Kansas City's starter.

"There's still a ton that I need to improve on. There really is. I made a lot of plays happen kind of off-script, but there were times I should have just made the easy completion for the first down. So I have to keep finding that line of when I want to make the big play happen and when I should take the easy completion," Mahomes said.

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NFL Draft Headed To Cleveland, Kansas City

May 23, 2019 8:27 AM

The NFL has awarded the 2021 draft to Cleveland and the 2023 draft to Kansas City following an owner's meeting in Key Biscayne, Florida.

The 2020 draft was previously awarded to Las Vegas.

The league was not ready to move on bids for the 2022 draft, saying about 20 cities are interested in hosting that year.

The league said last month that more than 600,000 people attended the draft over the three days in Nashville, eclipsing the 250,000 who attended in Philadelphia.

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Jets Trade Darron Lee To Chiefs For Sixth-Round Pick

May 16, 2019 10:12 AM

The New York Jets have agreed to trade linebacker Darron Lee to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for a 2020 sixth-round pick, according to a source.

The move came just hours after Mike Maccagnan was fired as general manager and coach Adam Gase was elevated to interim GM.

Maccagnan picked Lee in the first round of the 2016 draft with the 20th pick.

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EJ Manuel Retires From NFL

May 14, 2019 11:20 AM

EJ Manuel has retired from the NFL.

Manuel signed with the Kansas City Chiefs this offseason to compete for their backup quarterback job.

Manuel was a first round pick by the Buffalo Bills in 2013.

Manuel signed as a free agent with the Oakland Raiders in 2017 and appeared in two games with one start that season. The Raiders released him before the start of last season.

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Tyreek Hill's Attorney Issues Letter Denying Child Abuse Allegations

May 3, 2019 9:05 AM

Tyreek Hill's attorney issued a detailed letter denying child abuse allegations. The letter also alleges that Hill's fiancee, Crystal Espinal, abused their three-year-old son.

In the recording, Espinal says, "He kept saying, 'Daddy punches me,' which you do when he starts crying. What do you do? You make him open up his arms, and you punch him in the chest."

Attorney N. Trey Pettlon addresses that accusation, writing there have been times when Hill has tapped his son on the chest and told him to "man up, buddy" or "don't cry, my man" while denying grabbing his son's arms as part of physical discipline.

"He [Hill] categorically denies he has ever 'punched' his son in the chest or anywhere on his body, or otherwise touched him in the chest in a mean-spirited manner or as a form of discipline," Pettlon wrote.

Hill is willing to meet with NFL investigators, Pettlon said, and will cooperate with the investigation "to the extent that he can under the law."


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