Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs

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Date: Team: Pos:

The Chiefs remain in long-term talks with with-year QB Alex Smith.

Smith has hinted he's willing to continue talks beyond Week 1. At this point, the Chiefs are probably best off letting their 30-year-old quarterback play out his contract. At worst, they can use the franchise tag if Smith has another strong campaign.
Aug 26 - 6:51 PM

Chiefs SS Eric Berry (heel tendinitis) has resumed practicing.

The Chiefs were simply being cautious with their All-Pro. He'll be ready to rock for Week 1.
Aug 25 - 5:03 PM

Chiefs placed S Sanders Commings on injured reserve, ending his season.

Commings fractured his ankle and fibula while trying to tackle Jamaal Charles in practice. Husain Abdullah is now locked in as the starting free safety in a shaky secondary.
Aug 25 - 8:52 AM

WR Dwayne Bowe was held out of the Chiefs' third preseason game with a quad injury.

He was injured in the team's second preseason game and has not practiced all week. Already suspended one game to start the season, the Chiefs cannot afford Bowe to miss any more time than necessary. Bowe has six catches for 72 yards (12 YPR) this preseason.
Aug 24 - 12:00 AM

Anthony Fasano caught 5-of-5 targets for 41 yards in the Chiefs' third preseason game Saturday night against Minnesota.

Fasano has become more of a roadblock to Travis Kelce than an independent fantasy option, but to this point the Chiefs have shown no signs of tweaking the depth chart. Fasano is the No. 1, and Kelce is the No. 2, mixing into two-tight end sets but never working as a featured player in Kansas City's passing attack. A lot of people want Kelce to break out this year, but it's conceivable Fasano's presence prevents that from happening fully.
Aug 23 - 11:48 PM

WR Donnie Avery caught 2-of-4 targets for 15 yards in the Chiefs' third preseason game.

Avery worked as the No. 1 receiver with Dwayne Bowe injured. He now has 3 catches on 9 preseason targets. Avery is painfully inefficient, but faces no real challenger in the Chiefs' undermanned wide receiver corps.
Aug 23 - 11:48 PM

Knile Davis rushed 12 times for 27 yards and caught 2-of-4 targets for 37 yards in the Chiefs' third preseason game Saturday night.

He got the start with Jamaal Charles resting a sore foot. Davis remains the every-down handcuff to Charles, but was an inefficient ball carrier last year, and has just 85 yards on 23 carries (3.70 YPC) this August. Davis would be a high-volume, every-week RB1 in the event of a Charles injury. We still have questions about how effective Davis would be in a long-term starter role.
Aug 23 - 11:43 PM

Travis Kelce caught 4-of-6 targets for 49 yards in the Chiefs' third preseason game Saturday night against Minnesota.

Kelce did mix in with the first-team offense, but he's still pretty clearly behind Anthony Fasano on the depth chart. The Chiefs need to change that quick to maximize their offensive talent. Through three preseason affairs, Kelce has reeled in 10-of-13 targets for 185 yards and two touchdowns. He's still only a TE2 in re-draft leagues, but is an elite long-term Dynasty prospect.
Aug 23 - 11:33 PM

Alex Smith completed 14-of-24 passes for 140 yards and two interceptions in the Chiefs' third preseason game Saturday night against the Vikings.

He added three carries for 21 yards. Playing with Donnie Avery, Frankie Hammond, and UDFA Albert Wilson at wideout, Smith was picked in the first quarter on a throw intended for Hammond, and later on a pass meant for Travis Kelce. Both interceptions came on red-zone plays. Smith is 31-of-51 passing for 286 yards, and three turnovers this preseason. He lost a fumble in Kansas City's exhibition opener, and has not accounted for any touchdowns.
Aug 23 - 10:10 PM

Second-year UDFA WR Frankie Hammond Jr. will start in Kansas City's third preseason game.

Hammond is having a strong start to the preseason, with four catches for 67 yards on six targets. He's been filling in for Dwayne Bowe (quad) at Z receiver, and has "been a star during the offseason and training camp." Hammond is a virtual lock to make the Chiefs' final roster. With Bowe suspended for the first game, Hammond could be the Week 1 starter opposite Donnie Avery.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 23 - 4:11 PM

NFL suspended Chiefs RT Donald Stephenson four games for violating the league's policy against performance-enhancing drugs.

Stephenson was a below-average starter to begin with, but it's still a big hit to an already shaky Kansas City line. LT Eric Fisher has been pulverized in preseason games after a rough rookie year, while the Chiefs' interior line isn't much better. In Zach Fulton, Kansas City has a sixth-round rookie penned in at right guard. Line-play differential is one reason to support LeSean McCoy over Jamaal Charles as the No. 1 overall pick in 2014 fantasy drafts.
Aug 22 - 2:37 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports there is "not a chance" the Chiefs agree to a long-term deal with OLB Justin Houston before this season is over.

La Canfora reports the sides are "far apart," echoing a similar story from PFT published earlier this month. Houston is clearly seeking top-pass-rusher dollar, which is understandable after a dominant 2013 season. Still only 25 years old, Houston would surely break the bank on the 2015 free agent market.
Aug 22 - 1:09 PM

Jamaal Charles (foot) isn't expected to play in Saturday's third preseason game.

Neither is Dwayne Bowe. Charles' foot is no longer an issue; he's simply getting the Adrian Peterson treatment. The Chiefs have experienced plenty of turnover on the offensive line, but Charles is still a top-three fantasy back.
Aug 22 - 10:37 AM

Chiefs ILB Joe Mays is undergoing surgery to repair a torn tendon in his wrist.

Mays suffered the injury in last week's preseason game against the Panthers. It is unclear when he will return. For now, he should be considered doubtful for Week 1. Mays is slotted in opposite Derrick Johnson. James-Michael Johnson is the next man up on the depth chart if Mays isn't ready for the opener.
Aug 21 - 4:36 PM

Jamaal Charles (bruised foot) returned to Chiefs practice Thursday.

Charles will sit out Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings, but is over his dorm-room "injury." As you were.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 21 - 3:40 PM


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