Kansas City Chiefs News

Chiefs sign veteran DT Danny Shelton

Chiefs sign veteran DT Danny Shelton

The Kansas City Chiefs signed veteran nose tackle Danny Shelton on Monday.Shelton, who turns 29 on Saturday, had 31 tackles in 13 games for the New York Giants last season.A first-round pick (12
Chiefs S Justin Reid kicks PAT in preseason game

Chiefs S Justin Reid kicks PAT in preseason game

Kansas City Chiefs safety Justin Reid successfully kicked an extra point during Saturday's preseason opener against the host Chicago Bears.His PAT with 20 seconds remaining in the first half gave t
Legendary Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson enters hospice care

Legendary Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson enters hospice care

Legendary Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson, the MVP of Super Bowl IV, has entered hospice care, according to multiple news organizations in the Kansas City area.Dawson, 87, was inducted in
Reports: Chiefs release former NFL first-round pick DeAndre Baker

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
Reports: Chiefs LT Orlando Brown to report, sign franchise tender

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
Agent: DE Carlos Dunlap signing with Chiefs

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
Reports: Chiefs tweak TE Travis Kelce's contract

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 Ke
Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire opens camp on PUP list

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
Chiefs WR Justyn Ross (foot) will miss rookie season

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 bega
Ex-Chiefs Pro Bowl LB Jim Lynch dead at 76

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
Reports: Chiefs, Orlando Brown fail to reach long-term deal

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 ha
Former Chiefs, Browns T Mitchell Schwartz retires at 33

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
Report: RB Jerick McKinnon returning to Chiefs

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 C
Buccaneers host Chiefs in Week 4 for Brady-Mahomes VI

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
Chiefs CB Rashad Fenton recovering from shoulder 'cleanup'

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
Texans sign DE Mario Addison, trade CB Lonnie Johnson to Chiefs

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 tackl
NFL admits missed taunting call on Tyreek Hill vs. Bills

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.Execut
Report: Chiefs signing RB Ronald Jones to 1-year deal

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.

He gained more than 1,000 yards from scrimmage in both 2019 and 2020 and helped the Bucs win Super Bowl LV.

Jones has 2,174 rushing yards, 571 receiving yards and 19 total touchdowns in 55 career games (25 starts).

Reports: Chiefs sign WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling

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.

Valdes-Scantling has 123 catches for 2,153 yards and 13 TDs in 59 career games (39 starts) for the Packers. He played in the shadow of Davante Adams all four years in Green Bay.

The 6-foot-4 Valdes-Scantling ran his 40 at the scouting combine in 4.37 seconds. Hill has 4.29 speed.

Dolphins' SB, Tua's MVP odds shorten with Tyreek Hill

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.

The Chiefs agreed to the deal after being unable to agree on a contract extension with Hill. Kansas City will receive a bushel full of five draft picks in return for their dynamic playmaker, but how that might help them stay atop the uber-competitive AFC West won't be known until draft day.

BetMGM said it did not adjust the Chiefs' divisional odds, either, but they did move from +120 to +150 to win the AFC West at BetRivers and from +140 to +160 at WynnBet.

WynnBet also shifted Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes' MVP odds slightly from +700 to +750.

Reports: Chiefs give WR Tyreek Hill permission to seek trade

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.

He earned his sixth Pro Bowl appearance in 2021 after catching 111 passes for 1,239 yards and nine TDs.

The Chiefs selected Hill in the fifth round of the 2016 draft.

Report: Chiefs re-sign WR Josh Gordon for 2022 season

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.

Gordon missed two entire seasons to suspension in 2015 and 2016, returned in 2017 and played in Cleveland until 2018. He then suited up for parts of 2018-19 with the New England Patriots before moving on to Seattle for five games in 2019.

He then missed the 2020 season due to multiple suspensions. After joining Kansas City last season, Gordon had five receptions for 32 yards and a score in 12 games (seven starts).

Gordon has 252 career receptions for 4,284 yards and 21 touchdowns in 75 games (63 starts).

Chiefs use franchise tag on LT Orlando Brown

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.

Signed to a three-year, $42 million deal in 2019, Mathieu was an All-Pro pick in his first two seasons in Kansas City.

A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Mathieu has 26 career interceptions and 10 sacks in 129 career games. He has played for the Chiefs, Texans and Arizona Cardinals.

Veach said he met with reps for Mathieu in Indianapolis but painted a wait-and-see picture that implied the Chiefs would let Mathieu entertain other offers while keeping the door open for his return.

Contract talks with Mathieu were complicated when the Minnesota Vikings and 32-year-old Harrison Smith signed a four-year deal worth $16 million per season in 2021.

Chiefs bring back Matt Nagy as senior assistant, QB coach

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.

The Chiefs signed current offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy to a one-year contract this week.

Nagy joined the Chiefs under head coach Andy Reid in 2013 as quarterbacks coach and was elevated to co-offensive coordinator in 2016. He was offensive coordinator in Kansas City in 2017, but Reid remained the primary play-caller.

Report: Eric Bieniemy to return as Chiefs' offensive coordinator

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.

The New Orleans Saints interviewed him but chose instead to promote their defensive coordinator, Dennis Allen, to replace Sean Payton.

Bieniemy has served as the Chiefs' offensive coordinator since 2018 after five years as their running backs coach. In his four seasons as OC -- coinciding with Patrick Mahomes' four seasons as the starting quarterback -- the team has never finished outside the top six in the NFL in either total offense or scoring offense.

Chiefs release LB Anthony Hitchens to save $8.4M

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."

The Chiefs signed Hitchens to a five-year, $45 million contract in March 2018.

Hitchens has 685 career tackles, two interceptions, four forced fumbles and 5.5 sacks in 119 games (107 starts) with the Dallas Cowboys (2014-17) and Chiefs. The Cowboys took Hitchens in the fourth round of the 2014 draft.

Chiefs' Chris Lammons faces battery charges in Alvin Kamara incident

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.

The 26-year-old Lammons played in 12 games in 2021 for the Chiefs, mostly on special teams. He was on the field for 13 defensive snaps.

Lammons has 19 defensive tackles and one interception in 26 NFL games with the Miami Dolphins (2019) and Chiefs (2020-21).

Chiefs, Bills lead way as Super Bowl LVII betting favorites

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.

Caesars Sportsbook nudged Kansas City slightly ahead of Buffalo, with the Chiefs at +650 and the Bills at +700. After the Rams (+1000), Bengals (+1200) and 49ers (+1400), the sixth-shortest odds at Caesars belonged to the Packers at +1500. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers earned his fourth NFL MVP award this week, but it is uncertain whether he still desires to leave the team.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Detroit Lions, Houston Texans and New York Jets tied for the longest odds at BetMGM at +15000. The Jacksonville Jaguars owned the worst record in the NFL in 2021, but they may have gotten a boost from hiring Super Bowl champion coach Doug Pederson this offseason; the Jaguars opened at +10000.

Report: Eric Bieniemy's future up in the air in Kansas City

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.

Frequently interviewed for head-coaching jobs around the NFL, Bieniemy, 52, was passed over once more in the 2022 hiring cycle. The New Orleans Saints reportedly interviewed him but chose instead to promote their own defensive coordinator, Dennis Allen, to replace Sean Payton.

Bieniemy has served as the Chiefs' offensive coordinator since 2018 after five years as their running backs coach. In his four seasons as OC -- coinciding with Patrick Mahomes' four seasons as the starting quarterback -- the team has never finished outside the top six in the NFL in either total offense or scoring offense.

Report: Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy on expiring contract

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.

Coach Andy Reid calls the Chiefs' offensive plays rather than Bieniemy.

NFL teams with offensive coordinator vacancies as of Super Bowl week include the New England Patriots, the Detroit Lions and the San Francisco 49ers. The Patriots' Josh McDaniels and the 49ers' Mike McDaniel took head-coaching gigs elsewhere, while the Lions lost OC Anthony Lynn to the 49ers in an assistant coach role. The Los Angeles Rams also will reportedly lose their offensive coordinator, Kevin O'Connell, after Super Bowl LVI to take over the Minnesota Vikings.

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