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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

Chiefs GM John Dorsey said Eric Berry (Hodgkin lymphoma) is "doing well."

At age 26, Berry was diagnosed with cancer in November after complaining of chest discomfort. His case is said to be very treatable. "He looked great," Dorsey said after making the trip with chairman Clark Hunt to see their safety. "He was E.B. He was talking about ball. We were talking as friends." Dorsey declined to say if Berry is on track to return to football in 2015.
Jan 22 - 8:52 AM

Reserve Chiefs QB Tyler Bray has been diagnosed with a torn left ACL.

That might just about do it for Bray's Chiefs career. The 2013 UDFA spent all of 2014 on injured reserve with a high-ankle sprain, and has never attempted an NFL pass. The Chiefs have Alex Smith, Chase Daniel and Aaron Murray ahead of Bray on the depth chart, and recently signed Terrelle Pryor. It's unclear when or how Bray tore up his knee, but he's unlikely to be healthy enough to compete for a roster spot next summer.
Jan 20 - 4:02 PM

Chiefs Digest's Herbie Teope reports there have been "zero talks" between the Chiefs and free agent OLB Justin Houston.

The Chiefs made a big mistake by not locking up Houston last offseason. Houston was likely looking for something like the five-year, $66 million deal Clay Matthews signed in 2013, but that was before he came within a half a sack of the NFL's single-season record. Already up against the 2015 cap, Kansas City will find it difficult to match Houston's new asking price. Houston has 33 sacks the last two seasons.
Jan 17 - 10:58 AM

Chiefs coach Andy Reid believes LT Eric Fisher made "big strides" in 2014.

Fisher started all 16 games as a sophomore, playing 1,030 of a possible 1,032 snaps on Alex Smith's blindside. He still graded out as one of Pro Football Focus' worst tackles, but improved on 2013 despite making the switch from the right side to the left. Staying on the field was a big step in the right direction for the No. 1 overall pick of the 2013 draft, but Fisher needs to prove in 2015 that he's not destined for a career of turnstile duties.
Jan 15 - 9:56 PM

Chiefs signed WR Da'Rick Rogers, formerly of the Colts.

Rogers dominated the SEC as a 20-year-old, and runs 4.52 with a 39 1/2-inch vertical and 11-foot broad jump at 6-foot-2, 217. He checks every box physically, but has been a persistent off-field headache and was cut by the Colts in September following a DUI arrest. If Rogers keeps his head on straight, he'll position himself to make the Chiefs' roster in 2015 training camp.
Jan 7 - 10:36 PM

Chiefs signed QB Terrelle Pryor to a one-year contract.

He'll join Alex Smith, Chase Daniel, Aaron Murray, and Tyler Bray in the Chiefs' offseason quarterback room. Essentially a more athletic Tim Tebow, Pryor has completed just 56.3 percent of his 302 career passes with a 6.5 YPA and 9:12 TD-to-INT ratio. Although he is physically imposing, Pryor's passing ability is backup caliber at best, and an NFL coach would have to design an extremely run-heavy offense to make him viable as a short-term starter. We'd be surprised if he ultimately landed a 53-man roster spot in Kansas City.
Jan 7 - 10:13 PM

Free agent QB Terrelle Pryor indicated on his Twitter page that he has signed with the Chiefs.

Pryor can be seen holding a playbook at what appears to be the Chiefs' facility. We knew he worked out for the team on Wednesday, and ostensibly they signed him, probably to a "reserve/future" contract. Former Colts and Bills WR Da'Rick Rogers also indicated on his Instagram that he's signed with the Chiefs.
Jan 7 - 10:02 PM

Free agent QB Terrelle Pryor is working out for the Chiefs on Wednesday.

And it's as a quarterback. Pryor received some looks during the season after being among the Seahawks' final cuts last summer, but most of the teams were eyeing him as a receiver. Pryor has already admitted in the past that he can't catch a football. He's a good bet to land a reserve/future deal this winter.
Jan 7 - 12:43 PM

Chiefs GM John Dorsey said it's uncertain if Albert Wilson can be a No. 2 wideout.

The Chiefs had a fifth-round grade on the 5'9/200 Wilson as he came out of Georgia State. They were able to scoop him as a UDFA and then watched him climb the depth chart steadily. Over the last four weeks of the season, Wilson caught 12 passes for 209 yards with no touchdowns. "I think what you do is you wait to get into training camp to make that determination," Dorsey said when asked about Wilson as a No. 2. "He's got a chance to be a pretty good player." Wilson will be a part of the Chiefs' plans in 2015, but they're not doing cartwheels over him.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 6 - 11:15 AM

ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher expects Kansas City to cut WR Dwayne Bowe if the two sides can't agree on a reduced contract.

Bowe, who turns 31 in September, just wrapped up the second season of a five-year, $56M contract. He's owed an absurd $11M in 2015 salary, but just $1.75M of that is guaranteed and the salary cap ramifications of a cut are minimal because of his one-game suspension in 2014. The cap-strapped Chiefs clearly can't afford to pay $11M for a wideout who caught zero touchdowns in 2014 and three in 2013. Bowe may balk at taking a paycut, instead looking to land with a more wideout-friendly quarterback and scheme.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 5 - 9:20 AM

The Chiefs could free up $9 million in cap space by releasing OLB Tamba Hali.

The Chiefs are strapped against the cap and Hali is slowing down a bit at age 31. They also want to re-sign stud free agent OLB Justin Houston and used the No. 23 overall pick on OLB Dee Ford last May. We'll know the Chiefs' decision on Hali soon as he's owed a $2M roster bonus in March.
Jan 5 - 9:09 AM

Chiefs signed OT Derek Sherrod, DE Jerel Worthy and RB Spencer Ware to reserve/future contracts.

The Chiefs are loading up on ex-Packers draft picks. Worthy was Green Bay's second-round selection in 2012, while Sherrod was the No. 32 overall pick of the 2011 draft. His career was derailed by a severe leg injury suffered late in his rookie year. Sherrod was on the shelf for 2012-13. He's a no-risk, high-reward lotto card for Andy Reid's team. Chiefs GM John Dorsey was a member of the Packers' front office when both Worthy and Sherrod were drafted.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 06:34:00 PM

Asked to assess Dwayne Bowe's 2014 performance, Chiefs GM John Dorsey offered "I think he's a really good teammate."

Bowe, 30, finished a pedestrian 2014 season with a 60-754-0 receiving line. His stats were 57-673-5 in 2013. "His numbers were very similar to the year before," Dorsey said. "I think he’s a really good teammate." Bowe seems to have slowed down the past two seasons, but quarterback Alex Smith's ultra-conservative playing style has a way of making wide receivers look slower on the field. Bowe is owed a whopping $11 million in 2015 salary and bonuses. $1.75 million of his base salary is guaranteed.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 05:20:00 PM

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