Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs

Player News - Chiefs

Date: Team: Pos:

The Kansas City Star reports the Chiefs and free agent S Kurt Coleman have "mutual interest" in a new deal.

The Chiefs met with Coleman's player rep at the Combine. The Star previously reported Coleman is expected to seek in the neighborhood of $1.5-$2 million annually. Coleman was a playmaker as the Chiefs' No. 4 safety last season.
Feb 26 - 3:17 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora expects free agent C Rodney Hudson to net at least $7 million annually on the open market.

Hudson is aiming to become one of the league's highest-paid pivots. Only Maurkice Pouncey, Alex Mack, Ryan Kalil, and Nick Mangold earn $7 million-plus annually. Hudson doesn't turn 26 until July and was PFF's No. 3 center last season. La Canfora reports the Raiders are "looking hard" at Hudson.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 25 - 3:04 PM

The Chiefs are expected to approach LE Mike DeVito about taking a pay cut.

DeVito tore his Achilles' in Week 1 and will turn 31 in June. The Chiefs are up against the cap and need to make room for free agent OLB Justin Houston either via a long-term deal or the franchise tag. DeVito is scheduled to count $5.4 million against the cap, and Kansas City can clear $4 million by releasing him. DeVito reportedly feels comfortable hitting the open market. He's a quality run defender in the 3-4 defense. The Chiefs have some depth on the defensive line.
Feb 25 - 10:57 AM

The Chiefs met with free agent Rodney Hudson's representative at the Combine.

Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star says the talks are ongoing. Hudson is seeking to become the highest-paid center in the NFL. This offseason is going to be quite the juggling act for the Chiefs as they look to re-sign Hudson and NFL sack-leader Justin Houston. The latter is likely to receive the franchise tag.
Feb 23 - 5:18 PM

Free agent S Ron Parker's initial asking price is roughly $6 million per year.

Parker and his representatives have been in contact with the Chiefs and it sounds like the two sides are working on a deal. Of course, Kansas City's finances are tied directly to Justin Houston, who is in for a huge payday after leading the league in sacks in 2014. Once Houston is squared away, the rest of Kansas City's offseason dominoes will fall into place. Regardless, $6M/year for Parker -- our No. 13 free agent safety available -- isn't happening.
Feb 20 - 9:52 AM

Chiefs GM John Dorsey says he's had "ongoing" talks with free agent OLB Justin Houston's player rep at the Combine.

Despite the "ongoing" talks, the Chiefs are fully expected to apply the franchise tag to their All-Pro edge rusher. "Like I’ve said all along, I envision Justin being a Chief," was Dorsey's response when asked about the tag. The Chiefs have until March 2 to designate Houston as their franchise player.
Feb 19 - 7:50 PM

FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reports the Chiefs have "never been close" to a long-term deal with free agent OLB Justin Houston, and are expected to apply the franchise tag.

The tag has been expected for the 2011 third-rounder, who led the league with 22 sacks in 2014. Per Garafolo, Houston may wait a while before signing. Previous reports had suggested Houston would "immediately" sign the one-year tender, but he apparently wants to make the Chiefs sweat as the sides negotiate a long-term pact. Houston turned 26 last month.
Feb 17 - 3:03 PM

The Chiefs will meet with the representatives of free agent OLB Justin Houston at the NFL Combine this week.

Per the K.C. Star's Terez Paylor, the Chiefs will hold off on franchise tagging Houston until the sides meet. The team is certainly targeting a long-term deal, but only at their price. If the sides can't come to an agreement, the Chiefs will tag Houston and he intends to sign the tag shortly thereafter.
Feb 15 - 3:16 PM

Chiefs signed CB Shaquille Richardson.

A fifth-round pick by the Steelers last season, Richardson was unable to crack Pittsburgh's 53-man roster out of training camp and spent most of the season on the practice squad. He was released with an injury settlement in October. Richardson has the size (6'0/194) and athletic ability to be an NFL starter, but it is concerning he could not find a home in Pittsburgh's terrible secondary.
Feb 14 - 9:56 AM

The Chiefs are expected to use the franchise tag on free agent OLB Justin Houston.

The two-week window to apply the tag opens Monday. Given that there have been no meaningful talks on a long-term deal yet, it's an easy call for the Chiefs to use it on our No. 1 free agent edge player. PFT says that Houston will "immediately" sign the tender, which means he's OK with playing on a one-year deal for roughly $11.4M.
Feb 12 - 8:34 AM

The Kansas City Star expects free agent S Kurt Coleman to seek $1.5-$2 million annually.

Coming off a year where he played only 74 defensive snaps for the Eagles, Coleman was highly effective as the Chiefs' No. 4 safety in 2014. He notched 37 tackles, three interceptions and a forced fumble despite playing a modest 396 snaps. Still only 27 (in July), Coleman could get a chance to compete for a starting job, but is still best suited to a reserve role.
Feb 10 - 3:18 PM

The Kansas City Star expects free agent C Rodney Hudson to seek $7 million per year on the open market.

Hudson is the top free agent center available, but this would be a steep price tag for any center, and likely price Hudson out of the cap-strapped Chiefs' range. Not yet 26 years old, Hudson is a highly athletic and consistent pivot with room to get better. Buffalo's Eric Wood currently has the priciest contract for a center in the league. He makes $6.3 million per year.
Feb 8 - 12:16 PM

Chiefs signed DE Vaughn Martin.

Martin, 29 in April, hasn't appeared in a game since Week 3 of the 2013 season with the Dolphins. He needed hernia surgery and was released by the Dolphins that October. Martin started 27 games for San Diego from 2011-2012.
Feb 4 - 8:43 AM

The player rep for free agent Justin Houston was seen meeting with Chiefs GM John Dorsey at last week's Senior Bowl.

It's a slow news day, indeed. Houston is repped by Joel Segal, who will surely seek top dollar for his client, arguably the top outside-edge pass rusher on the market. If Segal and Dorsey indeed met regarding Houston in Mobile, it's believed it was the first meeting of its kind since the Chiefs' season ended. Houston is going to want over $10 million per year.
Jan 26 - 4:46 PM

Tamba Hali says he'd be willing to take a pay cut to remain in Kansas City.

Cutting Hali would free up $9 million in space for the cap-strapped Chiefs. "At this stage of my career, it isn’t about money," Hali, 31, said. "The Kansas City Chiefs have taken care of me. ... So I’m not one of those guys who gets all bent out of shape over money. I love playing the game, I want to win a championship in Kansas City." It's about as straightforward of a pay-cut sentiment as you're ever going to see. Hali didn't attach any strings to his statement. The question is if the Chiefs can keep him at any price. Justin Houston needs to get paid, and Dee Ford was a 2014 first-rounder.
Jan 22 - 7:10 PM


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