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.
Chiefs bring back Matt Nagy as senior assistant, QB coach
Fired by the Chicago Bears in January, Matt Nagy rejoined the Kansas City Chiefs as a senior assistant and quarterbacks coach.Nagy was the offensive coordinator for the Chiefs before he spent four seasons as head coach of the Bears.Mike Kafka, the Chiefs' quarterbacks coach last season, was named offensive coordinator of the New York Giants.Quarterback Patrick Mahomes said when Nagy left Kansas City that he was influential in helping him "play fast, be myself" in the NFL.
Report: Eric Bieniemy to return as Chiefs' offensive coordinator
The Kansas City Chiefs anticipate Eric Bieniemy will return for a fifth season as their offensive coordinator in 2022, FanSided reported Thursday.Bieniemy coached last season on a one-year contract and the two sides have not yet signed a new deal "but belief is it will get done," per the report.Frequently interviewed for head-coaching jobs around the NFL, Bieniemy, 52, was passed over once more in the 2022 hiring cycle.
Chiefs release LB Anthony Hitchens to save $8.4M
The Kansas City Chiefs released starting linebacker Anthony Hitchens on Tuesday, a move that will save the club roughly $8.4 million against the 2022 salary cap.Hitchens, 29, recorded 80 tackles -- four for loss -- and an interception in 15 starts last season. He started all 59 games he played over four seasons in Kansas City. He also started all 11 of the Chiefs' postseason games in that span."I really enjoyed the opportunity to coach Anthony over the last four years," coach Andy Reid said in a statement. "He's as tough as they come in this league and is a team-first player."
Chiefs' Chris Lammons faces battery charges in Alvin Kamara incident
Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Chris Lammons appeared in court in Las Vegas on Thursday after being charged with battery resulting in substantial bodily harm and conspiracy to commit battery earlier this week.The charges are related to the Feb. 5 incident in Las Vegas in which New Orleans Saints star running back Alvin Kamara is accused of felony suspicion of battery with substantial bodily harm. Kamara was arrested one day later.Lammons' attorney told ESPN that his client posted $5,000 bail and will next appear in court on March 8.The incident occurred while Kamara was in town to play in the Pro Bowl. According to police, a man identified as Darnell Greene was assaulted at a nightclub in the 3500 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard and knocked unconscious and sustained a orbital fracture to his right eye.Video of the incident displayed Greene was punched eight times by Kamara. After Greene fell, he was stomped on by others in Kamara's group.
Chiefs, Bills lead way as Super Bowl LVII betting favorites
The Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills are co-favorites at BetMGM to win Super Bowl LVII.Both AFC contenders opened with +750 odds Sunday night, after the Los Angeles Rams capped off the 2021 NFL season by defeating the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 in Super Bowl LVI.The Chiefs and Bills, featuring two of the game's best young quarterbacks in Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen, dueled in an epic overtime game in the AFC divisional round, with the Chiefs winning 42-36. Kansas City won the Super Bowl two years ago and also opened the 2021 season as betting favorites.The Rams opened with the third-shortest odds, and the shortest in the NFC, at +1100. The Bengals and Dallas Cowboys were tied at +1200.At DraftKings, the Chiefs and Bills had the same +750 odds Sunday night. The Rams stood at +1000 and three teams were tied at +1400 -- Cincinnati, Dallas and the San Francisco 49ers, who reached the NFC Championship Game and lost to the Rams.
Report: Eric Bieniemy's future up in the air in Kansas City
Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy and head coach Andy Reid are due to meet soon to discuss Bieniemy's future in Kansas City, ESPN reported Sunday.Bieniemy's one-year contract is expiring and he might want to pursue coaching in college, other NFL opportunities or taking the next season off, per the report.The Chiefs offensive staff already has undergone a change this offseason, with quarterbacks coach Mike Kafka leaving to take the offensive coordinator job with the New York Giants.
Report: Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy on expiring contract
Offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy's contract with the Kansas City Chiefs is expiring following the 2021 season, NFL Network reported Monday night.Bieniemy still may re-up with the Chiefs with a new contract, but his status means he could choose to pursue offensive coordinator jobs elsewhere as a de facto coaching free agent.Frequently interviewed for head-coaching jobs around the NFL, Bieniemy was passed over once more in the 2022 hiring cycle. The New Orleans Saints reportedly interviewed Bieniemy for eight hours on Sunday, but they chose instead to promote their own defensive coordinator, Dennis Allen, to replace Sean Payton.Bieniemy has served as Kansas City's offensive coordinator since 2018 after five years as their running backs coach. In his four seasons as OC -- coinciding with Pat Mahomes' four seasons as the starting quarterback -- the Chiefs have never finished outside the top six in the NFL in either total offense or scoring offense.
Bengals stun Chiefs in OT to clinch long-awaited Super Bowl return
Evan McPherson sent the Cincinnati Bengals to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1989 with a 31-yard field goal in overtime, capping an 18-point rally en route to a 27-24 upset of the host Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday.Cincinnati, which had the worst record in the NFL two seasons ago, overcame a 21-3 first-half deficit against Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City, holding the high-powered Chiefs to three points after halftime.Joe Burrow threw for 250 yards and two touchdowns and the rookie McPherson went 4-for-4 on field goals for the fourth-seeded Bengals, who will face either the Los Angeles Rams or San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl on Feb. 13.Mahomes passed for 275 yards, three touchdowns and two picks for Kansas City. The second-seeded Chiefs, who got the ball first in overtime last weekend and drove for the winning touchdown against Buffalo, once again won the overtime coin toss Sunday.However, Mahomes was intercepted on the third play on a deep ball that was broken up by Jessie Bates III and intercepted by Vonn Bell. Burrow and Joe Mixon helped move the ball deep into Kansas City territory, and McPherson drilled his kick to stun the home crowd.With the game tied 21-21, McPherson snuck a 52-yard field goal inside the left upright with 6:07 to play in the fourth quarter, giving the Bengals their first lead of the game.That, of course, left more than enough time for Mahomes, who drove the Chiefs inside the Cincinnati 10 with a chance to tie or win the game.On the next-to-last play of regulation, Mahomes attempted to buy time deep in the pocket before he was stripped by Sam Hubbard. Kansas City recovered, but it forced Harrison Butker to attempt a 44-yard field goal, which he drilled at the buzzer to force overtime.
Chiefs' Tyrann Mathieu to play vs. Bengals
Kansas City Chiefs star safety Tyrann Mathieu was removed from the injury report and will play in Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the visiting Cincinnati Bengals.Mathieu was listed as questionable on Friday, five days after sustaining a concussion in the team's divisional-round victory over the Buffalo Bills.Mathieu was a full practice participant on Thursday and Friday.Mathieu, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, had 76 tackles, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries in 16 of the team's 17 regular-season games this season.The Chiefs also listed running back Darrel Williams (toe) as questionable on Friday. Williams missed the Buffalo game after being hurt the previous week in the wild-card round against the Pittsburgh Steelers.Williams was a limited practice participant on Friday.
Chiefs S Tyrann Mathieu (concussion) questionable for AFC title game
The Kansas City Chiefs could have star safety Tyrann Mathieu on the field for Sunday's AFC title game against the visiting Cincinnati Bengals.Mathieu was listed as questionable on Friday, five days after sustaining a concussion in the team's divisional round victory over the Buffalo Bills. He is still in the concussion protocol.Mathieu was a full practice participant for the second straight day and coach Andy Reid indicated a decision on his status could come Saturday."Tyrann is still in the protocol, but he did practice," Reid said after Friday's workout. "We think he'll be ready to roll in a day or so."Mathieu, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, had 76 tackles, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries in 16 of the team's 17 regular-season games this season.The Chiefs also listed running back Darrel Williams (toe) as questionable. Williams missed the Buffalo game after being hurt the previous week in the wild-card round against the Pittsburgh Steelers.Williams was a limited practice participant on Friday.Williams rushed for 558 yards and six touchdowns and caught 47 passes for 452 yards and two scores in 17 regular-season games.As for the Bengals, defensive tackle Josh Tupou (knee) was listed as questionable after missing both his team's first two playoff games. He was a limited practice participant for the third straight day.