Reports: Chiefs acquire Seahawks' Clark, agree on $105M deal
The Seattle Seahawks agreed to trade franchise-tagged defensive end Frank Clark to the Kansas City Chiefs for a 2019 first-round pick, a 2020 second-round pick and a swap of 2019 third-round picks, according to multiple reports on Tuesday.Clark, who must pass a physical for the trade to become official, has also agreed in principle with the Chiefs on a five-year, $105.5 million contract with $63.5 million guaranteed, according to multiple reports.The Seahawks tagged Clark earlier this offseason, and both sides expressed a desire to keep him in Seattle long-term, but multiple outlets reported over the weekend that he could be dealt before the draft was set to begin Thursday.The Seahawks now have two first-round picks -- their own at No. 21 and the Chiefs' at No. 29.Clark, who turns 26 in June, was set to make $17.1 million on the franchise tag in 2019. He posted career highs of 13 sacks and 27 quarterback hits last season while starting all 16 games for the first time in his career.The Chiefs traded their own franchise-tagged edge rusher, Dee Ford, to the San Francisco 49ers earlier this offseason, receiving a second-round pick in return. Ford, deemed an imperfect fit as Kansas City switches from a 3-4 defense to a 4-3 under new coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, signed a five-year, $85.5 million extension with the 49ers after the trade.Kansas City also released long-time edge rusher Justin Houston this offseason, before signing former New Orleans Saints defensive end Alex Okafor in free agency and trading for Cleveland Browns defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah.Clark has 35 sacks and 72 QB hits through 62 games (33 starts) over four seasons since being drafted in the second round by Seattle in 2015.
Report: Son of Chiefs' Hill removed from parents' custody
The son of Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill was recently removed from the custody of Hill and the boy's mother, The Kansas City Star reported Thursday evening, amid an investigation into two March incidents.According to The Star, the Kansas Department for Children and Families would not confirm the child's removal from custody. The report adds that Hill and the boy's mother -- Crystal Espinal, Hill's fiancee -- are in a family court process called a "child in need of care" case, which evaluates a child's safety and care and can result in removal from parental custody.Authorities have been investigating incidents -- one on March 5 for child abuse and neglect, and one on March 14 for battery -- at Hill's home in Overland Park, Kan. Both police reports indicated a juvenile was involved.Hill, 25, has not been charged with any crimes. He reported to the first day of the Chiefs' offseason workouts earlier this week."I don't want to make judgment on anything other than he is here and he is working," head coach Andy Reid said when asked about Hill's situation. "If there is anything to comment on, we will always put it out there for you. We are not hiding it."Added general manager Brett Veach on Thursday: "I think it's going to work itself out here, and we'll deal with the information as it comes. Like I said, there's nothing I'd probably be in a position to say right now on that."The NFL requested documents from Overland Park Police on March 12, before the second incident, according to The Star. Hill could be subject to discipline from the NFL, whether or not he is charged with a crime, and the league could consider his domestic violence history.Hill reportedly choked and punched Espinal, then his girlfriend, when she was pregnant in December 2014. Hill was arrested and dismissed from the Oklahoma State football team. He later pleaded guilty to domestic assault and battery by strangulation and received three years' probation.
Report: Chiefs WR Hill to attend offseason workouts
Kansas City receiver Tyreek Hill was in attendance as the Chiefs opened offseason workouts Monday, Yahoo Sports reported.Authorities have been investigating two incidents of suspected child abuse last month at Hill's home in Overland Park, Kan. Hill, 25, has not been charged with any crimes.A three-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time first-team All-Pro, Hill set career highs with 87 catches for 1,479 yards and 12 touchdowns last season.Hill is under investigation for an alleged March 14 battery incident involving a juvenile, according to multiple published reports. The Kansas City Star reported that Hill's 3-year-old son suffered a broken arm in the incident.Overland Park police responded to the same address on March 5 to investigate a report of child abuse or neglect. Hill's name is listed on the report.His fiancee, Crystal Espinal, is listed on the March 14 report under the category of "others involved." The Star reported that Espinal is pregnant with twins and that she is the mother of the 3-year-old whose arm was broken.
Man cited for aiming laser at Brady in AFC title game
A 64-year-old Missouri man was cited for allegedly aiming a laser pointer at New England quarterback Tom Brady's face during the AFC Championship game at Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium.Dwyan Morgan of Lee's Summit was ticketed for disturbing the peace and faces up to a year in jail or a fine up to $1,000, Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said Tuesday in a news release.The incident happened in the fourth quarter of the Patriots' 37-31 overtime win against the Chiefs on Jan. 20.
Chiefs agree to deal with LB Attaochu
The Kansas City Chiefs have reached agreement with linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu, according to the sports agency that represents the 26-year-old.SportsTrust tweeted out a photo of Attaochu while announcing he has joined the Chiefs."@JAttaochu45 -> @Chiefs. Back to the AFC West. Congrats, Jerry!"
CB Reaser joins Chiefs as 1st AAF player to sign NFL deal
Cornerback Keith Reaser became the first player from the Alliance of American Football to move to an NFL team, signing Thursday with the Kansas City Chiefs, according to multiple reports.The AAF announced earlier Thursday that league players now could sign with NFL teams.In the wake of the suspension of play of the struggling AAF on Tuesday, the NFL had told its teams not to contact AAF players because they remained legally under contract and had not yet been released.The AAF played eight of its 10 scheduled weeks of the regular season.Reaser, who played for the Orlando Apollos, was a fifth-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in the 2014 NFL Draft. In three-plus seasons with the 49ers, he played in 29 games with 30 tackles and one quarterback sack. He also played one game for the Chiefs in 2017, making four tackles, but was placed on the waived-injured list in 2018.
Report: Chiefs to sign ex-Packers CB Breeland
The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to sign cornerback Bashaud Breeland to a three-year contract, ESPN reported on Monday.The 27-year-old Breeland played seven games with the Green Bay Packers last season, starting five, after originally agreeing to a three-year, $24 million free-agent deal with the Carolina Panthers last March. That agreement was nixed because of a failed physical (foot).A former fourth-round pick of the Washington Redskins, Breeland has played in 67 career games (63 starts), collecting 10 interceptions and 64 passes defensed while forcing seven fumbles in five NFL seasons.
Investigation into Chiefs WR Hill continues
The investigation into allegations of battery against Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill remains open.Steve Howe, the district attorney in Johnson County, Kan., acknowledged in a written statement Monday that his office "has received numerous requests for information" about the the status of the investigation into Hill but could provide no additional details."While we understand the public's concern, the investigation is still ongoing. It would be irresponsible to make definitive ‘official' statements before the investigation is complete," according to the statement.The 25-year-old Hill has not been charged with any crimes.Hill is under investigation for an alleged battery incident involving a juvenile, according to multiple published reports. The Kansas City Star reported that Hill's 3-year-old son suffered a broken arm in the incident.The report from police in Overland Park, Kan., where Hill lives, is dated March 14. It is unclear if the incident occurred that day.Overland Park police also responded to the same address on March 5 to investigate a report of child abuse or neglect. Hill's name is listed on the report.His fiancee, Crystal Espinal, is listed on the March 14 report under the category of "others involved." The Star reported that Espinal is pregnant with twins and that she is the mother of the 3-year-old whose arm was broken.
Reports: Chiefs WR Hill under investigation for battery on juvenile
Kansas City Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill is under investigation for an alleged battery incident involving a juvenile, according to multiple published reports.The Kansas City Star reported that Hill's 3-year-old son suffered a broken arm in the incident.Police responded to a home in Overland Park, Kan., according to a police report by the Overland Park (Kan.) Police Department.The report is dated March 14. It is unclear if the incident occurred that day.The Chiefs know about a situation involving Hill."The club is aware of the investigation involving Tyreek Hill," the Chiefs said in a statement to The Kansas City Star. "We're in the process of gathering information and have been in contact with the league and local authorities. We'll have no further comment at this time."KCTV said it contacted Hill's agent, who "would also not comment on the matter and hung up the phone on KCTV5's investigative reporters."Overland Park police also responded to the same address on March 5 to investigate a report of child abuse or neglect. Hill's name is listed on the report.Hill's fiance, Crystal Espinal, is listed on the March 14 report under others involved. The Star reports that Espinal is pregnant with twins. Espinal is the mother of the 3-year-old son whose arm was broken.Hill reportedly choked and punched Espinal when she was pregnant in December 2014. Hill was arrested and dismissed from the Oklahoma State football team.
Reports: Chiefs agree to deal with DE Okafor
The Kansas City Chiefs continued to rework their defense as they agreed Thursday to a three-year, $24 million deal with defensive end Alex Okafor, according to multiple reports.A six-year veteran who played the last two seasons in New Orleans, Okafor arrives on the heels of the Chiefs also adding safety Tyrann Mathieu, whose deal was officially signed Thursday.Kansas City opened up cap space recently with the release of linebacker Justin Houston and defensive back Eric Berry. The Chiefs also traded franchise-tagged pass rusher Dee Ford to the San Francisco 49ers, citing a poor fit in new coordinator Steve Spagnuolo's 4-3 defense.
Chiefs release S Berry, saving $9.55 million
The Kansas City Chiefs announced the release of longtime safety Eric Berry on Wednesday, shortly after the new league year opened at 4 p.m. ET.According to Pro Football Talk, the release comes with a post-June 1 designation, which means the Chiefs will save $9.55 million of Berry's $16.5 million cap figure in 2019, pushing an additional $8 million of dead money into 2020. Without that designation, Kansas City would have absorbed all of the $14.95 million in dead money in 2019.Berry, 30, signed a record-setting six-year, $78 million extension for a safety in February of 2017, but he has played in just two regular-season games since then. He tore his Achilles in the 2017 season opener and then missed all but two games last season while battling lingering heel pain.Drafted fifth overall in 2010, Berry has spent nine seasons with the Chiefs, earning five Pro Bowl nods and three first-team All-Pro selections. His 2014 season was ended prematurely after he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, but he beat the disease and returned in 2015 to author back-to-back All-Pro seasons.
Reports: Chiefs trading LB Ford to 49ers
The Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday agreed to trade pass-rushing linebacker Dee Ford to the San Francisco 49ers for a 2020 second-round pick, according to multiple reports.Just last week, the Chiefs put a franchise tag on Ford, though reports indicated a deal was in the works.A source told ESPN that Ford is expected to receive a multiyear deal in the range of five years, $87.5 million from the 49ers. The deal will become official on Wednesday, when the new league year begins.Moving Ford seemed inevitable after the Chiefs decided to switch from a 3-4 base defense to a 4-3 under new coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. An undersized defensive end didn't exactly seem to be the right fit."Still kind of assessing that," Spagnuolo said in February when asked about Ford. "The one thing he can do, and we all know this, he is an explosive football player that makes a lot of plays. He's had some production and if he is here with us, I'll be excited to have him and be excited to work with him."
Reports: Chiefs to sign Mathieu for 3 years, $42M
Safety Tyrann Mathieu intends to sign a three-year, $42 million deal with the Kansas City Chiefs, according to multiple reports Monday.Mathieu, 26, started all 16 games during his only season with the Houston Texans in 2018 and registered 89 tackles and two interceptions.Mathieu spent his first five seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, earning Pro Bowl and All-Pro first-team honors in 2015.He signed a one-year deal with the Texans for $7 million in March 2018.Mathieu has appeared in 82 games (73 starts) and tallied 394 tackles, 49 passes defensed, 13 interceptions and seven sacks.
Chiefs release OLB Houston
The Kansas City Chiefs released outside linebacker Justin Houston on Sunday, saving $14 million in salary cap space.Multiple outlets reported the Chiefs tried to trade Houston, but no team was willing to take on his $15.5 million salary for 2019. Houston was set to count $21.1 million against the cap, which will be reduced to a dead-money hit of $7.1 million."Justin has made a lasting impact on this franchise and I can't thank him enough for his contributions over the years," general manager Brett Veach said in a statement. "These decisions are never easy. I have a great deal of respect for Justin as a player and person and I wish him and his family the best moving forward."Houston, 30, missed four games to injury in 2018 but still managed nine sacks and 12 quarterback hits, after posting 9.5 and 20, respectively, in 15 games in 2017. However, he has missed 21 games to injury over the last four seasons and hasn't made the Pro Bowl since 2015.A third-round pick out of Georgia in 2011, Houston made four straight Pro Bowls from 2012-15, earning first-team All-Pro honors by notching 22 sacks -- a half-sack shy of the NFL single-season record -- in 2014. His 78.5 career sacks rank fourth all-time in Chiefs history since the statistic became official in 1982.
Chiefs sign RB Hyde to one-year deal
Running back Carlos Hyde signed a one-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs, the team announced Saturday.The deal is worth $2.8 million with $1.6 million guaranteed, according to ESPN.Hyde, 28, was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday. He split last season with the Cleveland Browns and Jaguars and rushed for a combined 571 yards and five touchdowns in 14 games.
Report: Packers, 49ers interested in Chiefs' Ford
Two prospective suitors have cropped up in the days since the Kansas City Chiefs placed the franchise tag on outside linebacker Dee Ford with a potential eye toward making a trade.Ford was one of several top pass rushers who were tagged Monday, including the Dallas Cowboys' DeMarcus Lawrence, the Houston Texans' Jadeveon Clowney, the Atlanta Falcons' Grady Jarrett and the Seattle Seahawks' Frank Clark.Both NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Chiefs are looking to deal the pass-rushing specialist.Now, Rapoport reports that the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers have expressed interest in dealing for Ford.Ford, 27, earned about $8.7 million in 2018 after the fifth-year option of his contract was exercised. The one-year franchise tag for linebackers is worth $15.44 million in 2019.
Chiefs put franchise tag on pass rusher Ford
The Kansas City Chiefs placed the franchise tag on outside linebacker Dee Ford on Monday with a potential eye toward making a trade.Both NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Chiefs are looking to deal the pass-rushing specialist.The Chiefs are switching from a 3-4 base defense to a 4-3 under new coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, with Ford likely moving to defensive end if he stays with Kansas City.Ford has 30.5 career sacks in five seasons, all with the Chiefs, including a personal-best 13 in 2018, when he attained career firsts by starting all 16 regular-season games and being selected to the Pro Bowl. He also forced a league-high seven fumbles.
Reports: Chiefs still shopping OLB Houston
Not so fast on the idea that the Kansas City Chiefs have released Justin Houston. Multiple reports indicated Monday that the outside linebacker remains on the team, which is still exploring its options.The Chiefs continue to look for a trade partner for Houston, according to the NFL Network.With notable pass rushers getting hit with franchise tags Monday -- the Houston Texans' Jadeveon Clowney, the Dallas Cowboys' DeMarcus Lawrence, the Seattle Seahawks' Frank Clark -- the market for Houston could be on the rise, at least for the time being.
Report: Chiefs to tag LB Ford, listen to offers
The Kansas City Chiefs are planning to place their franchise tag on outside linebacker Dee Ford and envision keeping him in the lineup, but they still could trade the 2018 Pro Bowl selection, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.The Chiefs' decision to switch their base defensive scheme to a 4-3 this season under new coordinator Steve Spagnuolo would affect where Ford plays, with a probable move to defensive end in 2019 if the Chiefs keep him. Ford, who has spent five seasons with the Chiefs, played the position at Auburn and has the ability to be an edge rusher in a 4-3.He has 30.5 career sacks with the Chiefs, including a personal-best 13 in 2018, when he attained career firsts by starting all 16 regular-season games and being selected to the Pro Bowl.Ford earned approximately $8.7 million in 2018 after the fifth-year option of his contract was exercised. The one-year franchise tender is expected to be around $15.8 million for linebackers, and Ford said late last season that signing it would be a "no brainer."
Chiefs, Reid want guaranteed possession for both teams in OT
Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid is developing a proposal that would guarantee both teams having a chance to get the ball in overtime games next season.Chiefs general manager Brett Veach announced the development on Pro Football Talk Live on Friday.Guaranteeing each team an offensive possession in overtime would prevent outcomes like in January's AFC Championship Game, when the Chiefs lost 37-31 to the New England Patriots, who won the coin toss, then scored a touchdown on the opening possession of the extra period to end the game."I think everybody wants a chance for guys to do what they do," Veach told Pro Football Talk. "I don't really see the downside of having that. Especially when you have a player like (Chiefs quarterback) Pat Mahomes. It would have been a lot of fun. I think people, if they weren't already tuned in for a great game, would have turned on that overtime."