Player News - Chiefs

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Chiefs LCB Marcus Peters was named the Associated Press' 2015 Defensive Rookie of the Year.

The No. 18 overall pick in last April's draft, Peters led the NFL with eight interceptions and 26 pass breakups, emerging as one of the league’s top playmakers. Winning handily, Peters received 45-of-50 votes for DROY. Bills CB Ronald Darby finished in second place with four votes. As Sean Smith, Eric Berry, Husain Abdullah, and Tyvon Branch are all ticketed for free agency, 23-year-old Peters is the primary long-term building block in Kansas City's secondary.
Feb 6 - 8:49 PM

Associated Press named Chiefs FS Eric Berry its 2015 Comeback Player of the Year.

Berry returned to an All-Pro level in 2015 after overcoming a cancer diagnosis. He played a major role in Kansas City’s seventh-ranked defense, grading positively in coverage and against the run while finishing as PFF’s No. 4 overall safety. Berry got 38 first-place votes, winning easily over Carson Palmer (6) and Adrian Peterson (6). An impending free agent, Berry will now push to be one of the highest paid safeties in the league.
Feb 6 - 8:41 PM

Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt said the team will "do everything we can" to re-sign impending free agent SS Eric Berry.

"Eric is somebody that’s very important to the franchise," Hunt said. "Coach (Andy) Reid and his staff think highly of him. They appreciate the leader that he’s become, and obviously personally, he had the amazing year overcoming cancer." Berry confirmed the two sides have opened contract negotiations, but he said the situation is in his "agent's hands." The Chiefs have six defensive starters set to become free agents, but Berry is clearly the top priority.
Feb 6 - 9:16 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Chiefs are "ramping up" contract talks with impending free agent SS Eric Berry.

Berry, 27, is one of the headliners of this year's free-agent crop, but he may not even make it there. If the Chiefs can't sign him to a long-term deal, it's very likely they'd use the franchise tag. Berry is Kansas City's top priority. An All-Pro talent, Berry has a case to be the league's highest-paid safety.
Feb 3 - 4:01 PM

The Kansas City Star reports the Chiefs are in talks with free agent Jaye Howard.

Howard is expected to command top defensive tackle money after posting 5.5 sacks and 31 hurries last year. He could be difficult to re-sign with Eric Berry, Tamba Hali, and Derrick Johnson free agents. 27-year-old Howard has an outside chance to be transition tagged, which would pay him roughly $9.3 million.
Jan 29 - 5:05 PM

Chiefs signed TE Travis Kelce to a five-year, $46 million extension through 2021.

It's been a good week for Zeus. First he landed a reality dating show on E! Now, he's the NFL's second highest-paid tight end behind only Jimmy Graham. Kelce has emerged as a huge weapon for Kansas City, hauling in 1,737 yards and 10 touchdowns over his last two seasons. He's been a model of consistency, as his stats from 2015 were almost identical to the ones he posted a year earlier. The deal comes with $20.5 million guaranteed. Although Kelce often frustrates fantasy owners because he isn't force fed targets by Alex Smith, he is a difference-making presence in the Chiefs' offense, and is also capable of manhandling opponents in the run game. At age 26, Kelce is a complete tight end still in his ascent phase.
Jan 29 - 1:11 PM

Deadline.com reports Travis Kelce will star in a reality dating show for E!

Catching Kelce will premiere "later this year." It's ticketed for eight episodes. The show has a convoluted concept, but will apparently feature at least one woman from every U.S. state. Set your DVRs now.
Jan 28 - 4:57 PM

Free agent DT Jaye Howard could be a candidate for the transition tag.

Howard is coming off a career year, posting 57 tackles and 5.5 sacks. He would cost $9.3 million under the transition tag and Kansas City would have the ability to match any long-term offers he gets. With Dontari Poe a free agent in 2017, the Chiefs need to get creative to keep Howard.
Jan 23 - 4:38 PM

Free agent ILB Derrick Johnson is expected to command $6 million annually.

Johnson shouldn't get much higher than his $5.25 million 2015 salary. The Chiefs want to keep Johnson, but also need to re-sign Eric Berry, Tamba Hali, and DT Jaye Howard. Johnson was PFF's No. 3 inside linebacker this season.
Jan 23 - 4:20 PM

Chiefs coach Andy Reid confirms he will continue to call his own plays.

There was no reason to expect otherwise, but Reid decided to confirm as such as the Chiefs announced assistants Brad Childress and Matt Nagy will replace departed OC Doug Pederson. Although he has glaring weaknesses — a sometimes overcommitment to the pass, clock management and getting the ball in his top weapons' hands enough — Reid is one of the league's best game-planners and play-callers. There's no reason for him to relinquish duties.
Jan 21 - 4:10 PM

Chiefs named QBs coach Matt Nagy and passing game coordinator Brad Childress co-offensive coordinators.

It's an unusual arrangement, one that's more common in college football. It's mostly ceremonial, as well, as coach Andy Reid will continue to call his own plays. A professional football player until 2009, Nagy is only 37 years old. Reid's offensive assistants have a history of going on to bigger and better things, and he's clearly grooming Nagy as another one of his heir apparents.
Jan 21 - 3:44 PM

Chiefs GM John Dorsey fully expects Jamaal Charles to remain with the team for 2016.

"I love him to death, love how dirty tough he is," Dorsey said. "Yeah, he's a Chief." Going on 30, Charles is recovering from a torn ACL, but was averaging 5.1 yards per carry before going down in October. He's due an eminently reasonable $5.75 million between salary and bonuses in 2016. We'd expect the Chiefs to roll with more of a committee in an effort to keep Charles fresh and healthy, but there's little doubt he'll be the chairman.
Jan 21 - 2:39 PM

Chiefs GM John Dorsey says he's had "various discussions" with free agent S Eric Berry's representation.

Dorsey expects the sides to continue talking. Berry would normally be a slam-dunk for the franchise tag, but the Chiefs also have Derrick Johnson and Tamba Hali to take care of. Recovered from cancer, Berry was a 2015 first-team All-Pro.
Jan 21 - 2:28 PM

Chiefs GM John Dorsey "thinks" Jamaal Charles (torn right ACL) might be ahead of schedule.

It's the time of year where every injured player is ahead of schedule. Charles' health won't be worth speculating on until the Chiefs report for training camp. Three months removed from surgery, Charles should be on the probable side of questionable for Week 1 of 2016.
Jan 21 - 2:24 PM

Chiefs GM John Dorsey expects WR De'Anthony Thomas (concussion) to be ready for OTAs.

Dorsey claims Thomas has passed the protocol, something the wideout himself disputes. Thomas tweeted Wednesday that he's still feeling the effects of his head injury. There's a major disconnect between the team and player, as the Chiefs ended Thomas' season by placing him on the reserve "non-football injury" list. The sides could be heading toward a grievance.
Jan 21 - 2:15 PM


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