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Donald Stephenson got first-team reps at left tackle during OTAs last week.

Eric Fisher played with the second unit. Head coach Andy Reid said "I wouldn't read anything into that," explaining that it was just an experiment. Fisher was among the worst tackles in football last season and has been a bust since getting drafted first overall in 2013. Stephenson started four games at left tackle in 2013 but only played 31 snaps last season.
May 31 - 12:55 PM

Chiefs QB Tyler Bray (knee) hasn't been cleared for OTAs.

Four months removed from ACL surgery, Bray is a candidate to open training camp on active/PUP. His future is in doubt after sitting out all of 2014. Bray is behind Aaron Murray for the No. 3 quarterback job.
May 30 - 4:31 PM

Chiefs SS Tyvon Branch (foot) has been practicing without restrictions at OTAs.

Branch is fully recovered from his 2014 foot injury. He’s currently penciled in as Kansas City’s strong safety with Eric Berry sidelined. Branch has appeared in just five games over the last two years, but is still only 28 and has a multiple skill set when healthy as a run stuffer and capable cover man.
May 30 - 4:20 PM

Chiefs LE Mike DeVito (Achilles') is participating in OTAs.

DeVito is ready to rock for training camp. Going on 31, DeVito saved his roster spot by restructuring his contract in March. His return is a boost for a run defense that surrendered 4.7 yards per carry last season.
May 28 - 4:23 PM

Chiefs LT Eric Fisher was running with the second team in Thursday's OTAs session.

Donald Stephenson was manning the blindside. Coach Andy Reid said he just wanted to get Stephenson some work on the left, but it's a reminder that Fisher remained one of the league's worst tackles last season. Stephenson was a reserve. The Chiefs have crazily-little depth at tackle, with Jeff Allen checking in as the No. 3.
May 28 - 2:03 PM

Jamaal Charles said he wants to play another six seasons.

It's an unrealistic goal for Charles, who already has 1,511 NFL touches on his resume at age 28. But at least we know he's feeling healthy after ankle, knee and hamstring issues plagued him in 2014. The Chiefs also traded for LG Ben Grubbs and drafted potential starting center Mitch Morse in the second round, offsetting the loss of Rodney Hudson. Charles is a top-six fantasy back once again.
May 28 - 11:16 AM

Travis Kelce caught five of the first 10 first-team passes during team drills at Wednesday's OTA session.

We don't normally post play-by-play nuggets from May practices, but Kelce's usage is one of fantasy's bigger storylines. He finished as fantasy's No. 8 tight end last year even though he played on just 66.6 percent of the snaps and saw 5.4 targets per game. With Anthony Fasano gone, Kelce is locked and loaded into a far bigger role. He's our No. 3 tight end for 2015 drafts, behind only Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham. "It's clearly my (position) room," said Kelce. "I'm going to go ahead and take the bull by the horns and lead us to success."
Source: ESPN.com
May 28 - 9:55 AM

Chiefs ILB Derrick Johnson (Achilles) has been cleared for OTAs.

Johnson has been a full participant in Kansas City’s offseason program. Nine months removed from Achilles surgery, he should be close to 100 percent. The Chiefs are counting on the return of Johnson and Mike DeVito to improve what was one of the worst run defenses in the league last season.
May 27 - 7:19 PM

Tamba Hali is recovering from a knee scope.

Per Hali, the operation was to "clean out some loose cartilage." It's unclear when Hali went under the knife, but there doesn't appear to be any concern about his status for training camp. Going on 32, Hali is coming off his lowest sack total since 2008. He took a $3 million pay cut to keep his roster spot.
May 26 - 2:27 PM

Chiefs TE Demetrius Harris is recovering from a second foot operation.

Harris went under the knife after breaking his foot last November. He was re-signed in March. His second operation just took place this month, but coach Andy Reid is "optimistic" he'll be ready for training camp. Harris had another screw inserted to "promote healing." A plus athlete, Harris played 60 snaps last season, catching three passes in eight games as Kansas City's No. 3 tight end. If healthy, he'll be the favorite for No. 2 duties in 2015.
May 26 - 2:19 PM

Chiefs SS Eric Berry has completed his treatment for lymphoma and is doing "well," but is awaiting test results.

Berry's status for 2015 remains unknown. Hopefully the 2013 All Pro gets some good news soon, and resumes practicing this summer.
May 26 - 2:15 PM

Chiefs signed TE Ryan Taylor to a one-year contract.

A special teams standout, Taylor will compete for a roster spot behind Travis Kelce, Demetrius Harris, and fifth-rounder James O’Shaughnessy.
May 22 - 5:37 PM

Chiefs WR Da'Rick Rogers has been sentenced to six months' probation in his September DUI case.

He'll also serve one day in jail. Rogers' arrest cost him his Colts roster spot, and he went unsigned until the Chiefs scooped him up in January. Rogers has all the physical skills necessary to stick in the NFL, but has had trouble keeping things straight off the field. If he can, there's a good chance he cracks Kansas City's 53-man roster.
Source: WISHTV.com
May 18 - 3:13 PM

Chiefs signed No. 98 overall pick CB Steve Nelson to a four-year contract.

The second of Kansas City's two third-round picks, Nelson played mostly zone in college, but has the man-cover skills for the slot in DC Bob Sutton's scheme. Nelson should initially focus on special teams as a rookie.
May 15 - 6:31 PM

Chiefs signed No. 18 overall pick CB Marcus Peters to a four-year contract.

Widely regarded as the draft's highest-ceiling press corner -- Trae Waynes was arguably the "safest" -- Peters combines plus size (6'0/197) with good-enough athleticism, running 4.53 at the Combine with a 37-inch vertical and 10-foot-1 broad jump. He'll be a Week 1 starter in Kansas City, with Sean Smith at right cornerback and Phillip Gaines covering the slot.
May 15 - 6:18 PM


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