Player News - Chiefs

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Chiefs first-round QB Patrick Mahomes worked ahead of Tyler Bray at Sunday's practice.

Mahomes had been operating as the Chiefs' No. 3 quarterback, but he seems to have moved ahead of Bray for backup duties behind Alex Smith. The rookie impressed in his preseason debut Friday night, completing 7-of-9 attempts for 49 yards and a touchdown. Mahomes may not leap Smith in year one, but he's set up to be the Chiefs' starter in 2018.
Aug 13 - 10:40 AM

Travis Kelce (knee) returned to practice on Sunday.

Kelce is back at practice two days after missing the Chiefs' preseason opener due to knee soreness. The Chiefs may play it safe by keeping him out again next week against the Bengals but obviously he'll be fine for Week 1 against New England. Coming off a career-best 1,125 receiving yards in 2016, Kelce is locked in as a top-three tight end in all formats.
Aug 13 - 9:58 AM

Chiefs activated DE Chris Jones from the active/NFI list.

He was back at practice on Sunday. Jones will probably be brought along slowly after undergoing a knee scope last month, but he should be ready well in advance of Week 1. The 23-year-old earned PFF's No. 7 grade out of 51 qualifiers at 3-4 defensive end last season.
Aug 13 - 9:54 AM

Cairo Santos was held out of the Chiefs' preseason opener due to a groin injury.

That's what prompted the Chiefs to sign former Penn State kicker Sam Ficken, who converted a 45-yarder in Friday night's loss to San Francisco. Coach Andy Reid remains confident that Santos will be ready for the start of the regular season.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 13 - 9:12 AM

Coach Andy Reid expects Travis Kelce (knee) to return to practice next week.

Kelce has been shut down with swelling in his knee since early August. He was inactive for the preseason opener, but is close to getting cleared. The Chiefs may hold Kelce out of Saturday's game against the Bengals even if he returns to practice.
Aug 12 - 2:39 PM

Charcandrick West rushed five times for six yards in the Chiefs' preseason opener.

Entering the game in the third quarter, West is clearly behind both Spencer Ware and Kareem Hunt on the depth chart, and he did not help his cause by getting stuffed in three separate short-yardage situations. He may be competing with C.J. Spiller for a roster spot.
Aug 12 - 12:00 AM

Patrick Mahomes completed 7-of-9 passes for 49 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' preseason opener.

Mahomes was the third quarterback through the rotation in his NFL debut, entering the game in the second quarter after Alex Smith and Tyler Bray. The rookie appeared to have started his career with a bang, hooking up with Demarcus Robinson for a 41-yard gain down the right sideline, but it was called back on a penalty. It was a relatively quiet performance the rest of the way, but he led a short field goal drive in the third and capitalized on a blocked punt with a one-yard touchdown later in the quarter. Mahomes will almost certainly jump Bray in the near future, but Smith is locked into the starting job.
Aug 11 - 11:42 PM

Kareem Hunt caught one pass for nine yards in the Chiefs' preseason opener.

He also rushed once for no gain. Hunt saw one snap with the first-team offense, but he was clearly behind Spencer Ware in the pecking order. On the bright side, he has already jumped Charcandrick West on the depth chart, and he has another month to close the gap on Ware. Hunt's eighth-round ADP is a little inflated, but he could return value if he continues to climb the depth chart.
Aug 11 - 11:08 PM

Chris Conley hauled in both of his targets for 46 yards in the Chiefs' preseason opener.

Conley looked like he opened the second drive of the night with an 83-yard touchdown, but the play was called back on a spurious offensive pass interference call. He made up for it with a 29-yard grab two plays later, and he made a tough 17-yard catch on the next drive. With Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce dominating targets, Conley is unlikely to be a fantasy factor, but he will be a name to know if something happens to Hill.
Aug 11 - 10:41 PM

Spencer Ware rushed four times for six yards and a touchdown while adding three catches for 20 yards in the Chiefs' preseason opener.

Ware got the start and looked to be clearly ahead of rookie Kareem Hunt in the pecking order, and he put in a solid performance to boot. He made a nice move to make a defender miss in the open field and grab a first down on the opening drive, and he punched it in from two yards out on the very next play. Ware is still a risky bet in the fourth round with Hunt waiting in the wings, but he looks like the clear lead back right now.
Aug 11 - 10:32 PM

Tyreek Hill caught one pass for 32 yards in the Chiefs' preseason opener.

Hill got things started with a bang, hauling in a 32-yard bomb from Alex Smith on the first play of the game. A screen pass bounced off his hands on the next snap, but it was an explosive start for the Chiefs' new No. 1 receiver. Hill is a good upside pick in the fourth round.
Aug 11 - 10:24 PM

Alex Smith completed 4-of-6 passes for 48 yards and rushed once for 10 yards in the Chiefs' preseason opener.

Smith only played one series, but that was all he needed. He came out of the gate hot, hitting Tyreek Hill deep down the right sideline for a 32-yard gain, and also converted a first-down on a 10-yard scamper. He almost threw an interception in the red zone, but it was still an impressive opener. Undrafted in standard leagues, Smith looks like a value in an offense which wants to push the ball downfield more this season.
Aug 11 - 9:29 PM

The Kansas City Star doesn't consider Charcandrick West a 53-man roster lock.

Reporter Terez Paylor intimates West is competing with C.J. Spiller for a change-of-pace receiving role. Rookie Kareem Hunt already seems firmly established as a top-two back along with Spencer Ware, leaving little room for error for West.
Aug 10 - 5:17 PM

The Kansas City Star reports Tyreek Hill has been the "star" of Chiefs camp.

Per reporter Terez Paylor, Hill has been working his deep connection with Alex Smith, as well as doing damage at the short-to-intermediate levels. Paylor says he wouldn't hesitate to take Hill in fantasy drafts. Paylor forecasted earlier this week that Hill will catch at least 75 passes.
Aug 10 - 5:12 PM

The Kansas City Star reports Alex Smith has been "pushing the ball downfield consistently" in Chiefs camp.

Per reporter Terez Paylor, Smith "might be testing the deep ball more than he ever has in camp." It's safe to assume Smith is feeling the heat from first-rounder Patrick Mahomes, and is ready to take extraordinary measures to hold onto his starting job. Ultimately, Smith is probably too old of a dog to learn new tricks.
Aug 10 - 5:09 PM


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