Player News - Chiefs

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Bleacher Report's Ty Dunne expects the Bills to "chug along with a Nick Foles-ish" quarterback in 2017, "and start over."

That means cutting Tyrod Taylor and signing someone like Foles to bridge the gap to a younger quarterback. Owed $6.4 million, Foles is expected to be released by the Chiefs shortly. Dots can connect him to Buffalo, where new QBs coach David Culley was on the Eagles' staff when Foles was drafted and the Chiefs' staff when Kansas City signed Foles last year. Foles turned 28 in January.
Feb 17 - 8:18 PM

The Chiefs' official site listed ILB Josh Mauga as an unrestricted free agent.

Mauga reportedly signed a three-year deal prior to the 2015 season, but it is possible those reports were wrong or the contract included a voidable year. Mauga missed all of 2016 with a torn labrum, and he has proven to be a replacement-level starter at best. Going on 30, Mauga likely will not break the bank if he hits the open market.
Feb 16 - 9:19 AM

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports the Chiefs are expected to decline Nick Foles' team option for 2017.

Most outlets had Foles pegged for a $10.4 million salary for 2017, but Garafolo reports it's actually a more reasonable $6.4 million. Either way, the Chiefs aren't likely to pick it up, which would make Foles a free agent. It would save the Chiefs $6.75 million in cap space. Foles bombed out in his short time with the Rams in 2015 but looked good in limited work with the Chiefs last season, completing 36-of-55 passes (65.5 percent) for 410 yards (7.5 YPA) and a 3:0 TD:INT ratio. He could be a candidate to start somewhere come Week 1.
Feb 15 - 11:01 AM

Chiefs promoted Brad Childress to assistant head coach.

We did this post under Matt Nagy rather than Childress because it locks in Nagy as the Chiefs' sole offensive coordinator, a position Nagy previously shared with Childress. A riser in the coaching ranks, Nagy could emerge as next year's version of Doug Pederson should Kansas City's offense take a step forward.
Feb 13 - 5:22 PM

The player rep for free agent SS Eric Berry refuted Chiefs GM John Dorsey's claim that contract talks have been "positive."

Agent Chad Speck said "we've got a long ways to go." Berry has threatened to sit out if the Chiefs give him the franchise tag again. While we still fully expect Berry to stay in Kansas City, a hometown discount sounds unlikely.
Feb 9 - 9:38 PM

Chiefs GM John Dorsey said the team has been in touch with free agent NT Dontari Poe.

"We’ve had very good conversations with Dontari Poe’s people," said Dorsey. Poe finished 34th among 73 qualifiers in PFF's defensive tackle grades. The Chiefs would welcome Poe back with open arms, but locking up Eric Berry is their No. 1 priority. With less than $4 million in cap space, it's hard to envision a scenario where the Chiefs are able to keep both players.
Feb 9 - 8:50 PM

Speaking Thursday, Chiefs GM John Dorsey insisted he's committed to the team for the long haul.

Dorsey has been strongly connected to his former team Green Bay as the eventual replacement for GM Ted Thompson, but says he wants to remain in Kansas City through his son's high school graduation. Dorsey's son is six. Chiefs fans don't have anything to worry about in the near future.
Feb 9 - 2:40 PM

Chiefs GM John Dorsey says the team has had "positive conversations" with free agent Eric Berry.

Specifically, Berry's agent. Berry has made it known in no uncertain terms that he will not play under the franchise tag again in 2017, going as far as to say he will sit out the season. The Chiefs, meanwhile, have gone to great pains to insist they want to lock him up. A deal should get done before the start of free agency on March 9.
Feb 9 - 2:18 PM

Speaking about Jamaal Charles' Chiefs future, GM John Dorsey said "we'll see."

"He's working like the dickens to get himself ready for 2017," Dorsey said of his star runner. "We'll see what happens in March, but right now I see him as a Chief." They're warm words, but the only real takeaway is that Dorsey didn't commit. The Chiefs can create $6.188 million in cap room by letting Charles, who has lost the past two seasons to knee issues, go. It's quite possible Charles remains in Kansas City, but it could require a new deal.
Feb 9 - 1:57 PM

Speaking Thursday, Chiefs GM John Dorsey endorsed Alex Smith as the team's 2017 quarterback.

"We’ve said all along he’s the starter," Dorsey said Thursday. Dorsey joins coach Andy Reid in publicly committing to Smith for a fifth season under center. Smith is the world's vastest plateau, but the Chiefs apparently believe they can't find a new horizon. Smith turns 33 in May.
Feb 9 - 1:52 PM

Ex-Eagles QB Mike Kafka is joining the Chiefs' staff as an offensive quality control coach.

Kafka is reuniting with Andy Reid, who used the No. 122 overall pick on Kafka in the 2010 draft. Kafka attempted just 16 NFL passes, all 16 of which came in 2011. He is only 29 years old. Position coach work would be the next step on the ladder.
Feb 7 - 5:25 PM

Nick Foles could be a cap casualty this offseason.

Foles is due a non-guaranteed $10.75 million in 2017. He'll either be released or need to take a pay cut. The Chiefs have just $4.1M in projected cap space.
Feb 4 - 6:20 PM

Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said he "hope[s]" impending free agent NT Dontari Poe returns in 2017.

"I’ll just say generically, with all the guys we drafted, we want them all back," Hunt said. "That’s got to be balanced, at some point, with the cap. It’s truly a dynamic process as we go through it, but I certainly hope Dontari is back with us this year." The quote is not as strong as the one Hunt provided when asked about fellow free agent Eric Berry, suggesting the team has prioritized the safety over Poe. With limited cap space, the Chiefs likely will not be able to re-sign both.
Feb 4 - 1:09 PM

Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said he "absolutely" wants impending free agent Eric Berry to re-sign.

"The person he is, the football player he is, the leader," Hunt said. "His role for the team in 2016, what he meant to the team and the leadership he provided, we certainly want Eric back." Berry has said he will not play under the franchise tag again in 2017, so the Chiefs will need to open the checkbook to keep him in town. With limited cap space and NT Dontari Poe also headed for free agency, the Chiefs will have some tough decisions to make this spring.
Feb 4 - 1:03 PM

Chiefs ILB Derrick Johnson (Achilles') anticipates being able to run by OTAs.

Johnson ruptured his left Achilles' in Week 14 and remains in a walking boot. He tore his right Achilles' in 2014, so he's been through this before. Johnson hopes to be ready for training camp. Heading into his age-35 season, Johnson has two years left on his contract. Johnson remained a solid player in 2016.
Feb 3 - 12:16 PM


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