Reports: Chiefs release former NFL first-round pick DeAndre Baker
The Kansas City Chiefs released cornerback DeAndre Baker, multiple outlets reported Sunday.Baker was a first-round pick of the New York Giants in 2019 but was released before the 2020 season as he faced criminal charges relating to an alleged armed robbery in Florida. The charges later were dropped.The Chiefs signed Baker to the practice squad in 2020 and he saw limited game action before breaking his leg in the final game of the regular season.
Reports: Chiefs LT Orlando Brown to report, sign franchise tender
Chiefs left tackle Orlando Brown plans to be back on the field with his teammates this week, ESPN reported.That means the Kansas City offensive line anchor will report to training camp and sign his franchise tender, guaranteeing his one-year salary of $16.662 million for the 2022 season.Brown, 26, started 16 games for the Chiefs last season and was voted to his third straight Pro Bowl.Both sides worked feverishly into July but missed the mid-month deadline to work out a long-term deal. According to multiple reports, the Chiefs put a contract worth $139 million on the table that included guarantees totaling $55 million and a $30.25 million signing bonus. But Brown, per ESPN, rejected that offer because no guaranteed money went beyond the second year of the deal.Acquired before the 2021 NFL Draft from the Baltimore Ravens, Brown was drafted as a right tackle but jumped to the left side when Ronnie Stanley (ankle) suffered an injury. With Stanley due back and Brown established on the left side, he requested a trade that would allow him to stay on the blindside.
Agent: DE Carlos Dunlap signing with Chiefs
Two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Carlos Dunlap is signing a one-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs, his agent told ESPN on Thursday.Drew Rosenhaus said the contract is worth up to $8 million for the 33-year-old veteran.Dunlap posted 8.5 sacks, 14 quarterback hits and 35 tackles in 17 games (two starts) last season with Seattle.
Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire opens camp on PUP list
The Kansas City Chiefs placed running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire on the physically unable to perform list Tuesday as the team reported for training camp.It was not known what ailment in particular landed Edwards-Helaire on the PUP list. He has battled hip, ankle, knee and shoulder injuries over the first two seasons of his NFL career.Edwards-Helaire missed the end of the 2021 regular season and the Chiefs' first playoff game due to the shoulder injury, but he came back in time for the team's AFC Divisional Round playoff win over the Buffalo Bills and the AFC Championship Game loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
Reports: Chiefs tweak TE Travis Kelce's contract
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce received a bump in pay for the 2022 season to compensate for the rising market value at his position, according to NFL Network.Multiple reports indicate Kelce, who is signed through 2025, will be closer to the top tier of annual salaries for players at the position this season. The Chiefs, per NFL Network, opted to move money forward from the back end of the four-year, $57.25 million contract signed in 2020.Kelce's deal includes $49 million total salary and bonuses between 2022-25.In terms of annual average value, only San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle ($15 million per season). At $14.312 million per year, Kelce is positioned second ahead of Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews ($14 million).Kelce likely is to be the No. 1 receiver for Patrick Mahomes with Tyreek Hill shipped to the Miami Dolphins in the offseason.
Chiefs WR Justyn Ross (foot) will miss rookie season
A second foot surgery in less than a year will cost Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Justyn Ross his rookie season in the NFL.The team placed Ross on injured reserve on Monday as training camp began. The move rules the Clemson product out of the 2022 campaign.Ross underwent his first foot operation in November, then had a second procedure recently."It was a little bit off of the surgery he had before. It wasn't functioning quite the way (he wanted)," Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said last week. "It was bothering him. It wasn't working quite the way he wanted it, so they went in and re-did it. And we're hoping this works out well."Ross, 22, went undrafted this year after making 46 catches for 514 yards and three touchdowns in 10 games for Clemson last season. He missed the Tigers' final two regular-season games and their Cheez-It Bowl win over Iowa State.
Ex-Chiefs Pro Bowl LB Jim Lynch dead at 76
Former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jim Lynch, a member of the team's Hall of Fame after helping the club win its first Super Bowl, has died at age 76.No cause of death was released among several outlets which reported on his death.Lynch played all 11 NFL seasons with the Chiefs and helped form one of the league's most well-respected linebacking units along with Pro Football Hall of Famers Bobby Bell and Willie Lanier. Lynch still has the third-most interceptions (17) by a linebacker in team history, behind only Lanier (27) and Bell (26).The Lima, Ohio, native starred in college at Notre Dame, where he served as a co-captain on the national championship squad in 1966 and won the Maxwell Award as the best all-around player in college football. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1992.After being selected by the Chiefs in the second round in 1967, Lynch played in 148 straight games to begin his career, missing his only three career games in his final season in 1977. He ranks sixth in franchise history with 14 fumble recoveries and earned Pro Bowl honors in 1968, his second season.
Reports: Chiefs, Orlando Brown fail to reach long-term deal
The Kansas City Chiefs and left tackle Orlando Brown failed to reach a long-term agreement ahead of Friday's NFL deadline for franchise-tagged players, multiple outlets reported.Brown, 26, still has not signed his franchise tag tender, which would see him earn approximately $16.5 million for the 2022 season.It is unclear whether the three-time Pro Bowl selection will report to training camp on July 26. Because Brown is unsigned, he would not be subject to any fines.
Former Chiefs, Browns T Mitchell Schwartz retires at 33
Former Kansas City Chiefs and Cleveland Browns "ironman" offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz announced his retirement Thursday after nine NFL seasons.He began his career as a second-round pick with Cleveland in 2012. He did not miss a single snap until Kansas City's Nov. 10, 2019 game at Tennessee, a streak of 7,984 consecutive snaps spanning 121 games.The 33-year-old offensive lineman did not play during the 2021 season after being released by the Chiefs due to a back injury."I've enjoyed so much about my time in the NFL and am walking away feeling very fulfilled," Schwartz wrote in a lengthy post on Twitter.
Report: RB Jerick McKinnon returning to Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs are re-signing running back Jerick McKinnon to a one-year deal, ESPN reported Monday.McKinnon, 30, contributed 169 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown in 13 games with the Chiefs in 2021.He has rushed for 2,299 yards and 12 TDs, and caught 188 passes for 1,344 yards and seven scores in 87 games (18 starts) with the Minnesota Vikings (2014-17), San Francisco 49ers (2020) and Chiefs.
Buccaneers host Chiefs in Week 4 for Brady-Mahomes VI
Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes are scheduled to square off for the sixth time when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Kansas City Chiefs in October.The Week 4 game was released by the NFL on Thursday m
Chiefs CB Rashad Fenton recovering from shoulder 'cleanup'
Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Rashad Fenton is recovering from a shoulder "cleanup" procedure, general manager Brett Veach confirmed."He's going through a little bit of a rehab now, so hopefully we g
Texans sign DE Mario Addison, trade CB Lonnie Johnson to Chiefs
The Houston Texans signed free agent defensive end Mario Addison on Monday, according to multiple reports.Addison, 34, played the past two seasons with the Buffalo Bills, where he recorded 59 tackles
NFL admits missed taunting call on Tyreek Hill vs. Bills
The NFL on Tuesday conceded that game officials missed a taunting call on then-Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill in January's AFC divisional playoff game against the Buffalo Bills.Executiv
Report: Chiefs signing RB Ronald Jones to 1-year deal
The Kansas City Chiefs are signing running back Ronald Jones to a one-year deal, NFL Network reported Saturday.The report said Jones could earn up to $5 million.He played his first four NFL seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who drafted him in the second round in 2018.Jones, 24, rushed for 428 yards and four touchdowns in 16 games (three starts) last season.
Reports: Chiefs sign WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling
The Kansas City Chiefs signed free agent wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling to a three-year deal worth $30 million, ESPN and NFL Network reported Thursday.The move comes a day after the Chiefs traded Tyreek Hill to Miami for five draft picks. Valdes-Scantling was reportedly visiting the Chiefs on Wednesday.Valdes-Scantling, 27, can earn up to $36 million with incentives, per the reports.Valdes-Scantling played the first four seasons of his career in Green Bay after the Packers selected him in the fifth round of the 2018 draft.Valdes-Scantling caught 26 passes for 430 yards and three touchdowns in 11 games (seven starts) in 2021. He spent time on injured reserve last season with a hamstring injury.
Dolphins' SB, Tua's MVP odds shorten with Tyreek Hill
The latest blockbuster trade of the most dramatic NFL offseason in memory forced oddsmakers to shift their futures markets once again.After news broke Wednesday morning that Miami was acquiring All-Pro wide receiver Tyreek Hill from the Kansas City Chiefs, the Dolphins' odds shortened in several key markets.The Dolphins did move from +650 to +400 to win the AFC East at BetMGM and from +700 to +440 at BetRivers, where Miami is also now +1700 to win the AFC Championship after beginning the day at +2800.The biggest impact of the deal was felt by the MVP market.Tua Tagovailoa entered the offseason uncertain to get a third year to prove he is the long-term answer at quarterback in Miami. With the Dolphins opting not to acquire a veteran signal-caller while adding Hill along with fellow wide receiver Cedrick Wilson plus running backs Chase Edmonds and Raheem Mostert, Miami has surrounded Tagovailoa with a plethora of playmakers.
Reports: Chiefs give WR Tyreek Hill permission to seek trade
The Kansas City Chiefs have given dynamic All-Pro wide receiver Tyreek Hill permission to seek a trade amid stalled negotiations on a contract extension, NFL Network and ESPN reported Wednesday.Hill rejected an extension that would have made him one of the highest-paid receivers in the league, per the report. It's unclear how the offer compared to Davante Adams' new deal ($28.25 million annual average value) in Las Vegas.The New York Jets and Miami Dolphins are at the forefront of teams vying to acquire Hill, per ESPN.Hill is expected to get a massive extension and the Chiefs a big haul in return if a trade is completed.Hill, 28, is a three-time All-Pro in his six seasons in Kansas City. He has made the Pro Bowl every year he's been in the league. He has 479 career receptions for 6,630 yards and 56 touchdowns in 91 games (73 starts) for the Chiefs. He has another 719 yards rushing with six TDs.
Report: Chiefs re-sign WR Josh Gordon for 2022 season
The Kansas City Chiefs have re-signed former Pro Bowl wide receiver Josh Gordon.Gordon, who turns 31 next month, announced the move in a tweet Tuesday that read, "KC right where I wanna be! Ain't gon lie. I'm hype for 2022 #ChiefsKingdom" -- with NFL Media later reporting and clarifying his return to the Chiefs for the 2022 season.Gordon joined the Chiefs in September shortly after the NFL reinstated him from an indefinite suspension he had received in December 2019. Gordon had been banned for violating the league's rules on substance abuse and performance-enhancers.Gordon has been suspended six times in his career.Originally a second-round pick in the 2012 supplemental draft by the Cleveland Browns, Gordon broke through in his second season when he posted career highs with 87 receptions, an NFL-high 1,646 yards and nine touchdown catches. It marked his lone Pro Bowl selection.
Chiefs use franchise tag on LT Orlando Brown
Kansas City Chiefs left tackle Orlando Brown became the first player tagged in the NFL offseason on Monday.Brown would make approximately $16.5 million on the franchise tag in 2022 if the two sides are unable to work out a long-term deal.Acquired from the Baltimore Ravens for a first-round pick in the 2021 draft, Brown stabilized the left side of the Kansas City offensive line in a focused overhaul of the Chiefs' front wall last offseason.A third-round pick of the Ravens who began his career at right tackle, Brown is a three-time Pro Bowl selection who hiked his value by moving to the left side for the Ravens when Ronnie Stanley (ankle) was lost for the 2020 season.Tagging Brown shifts the attention of general manager Brett Veach to safety Tyrann Mathieu, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent next week.Mathieu turns 30 in May and said he would love to be back in Kansas City. But he's also expected to draw significant interest in free agency.