Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs

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Date: Team: Pos:

Chiefs signed S Kurt Coleman.

Coleman was part of the Vikings' final cuts after inking a one-year deal with Minnesota in March. He was drafted by coach Andy Reid in Philadelphia and will be Kansas City's No. 4 safety. Coleman will mainly cover kicks for the Chiefs.
Sep 2 - 10:49 AM

Speaking Monday, GM John Dorsey said the Chiefs remain in long-term talks with walk-year OLB Justin Houston.

"It’s one step at a time," Dorsey said. Dorsey's words come nine days after CBS' Jason La Canfora reported there was "not a chance" the sides reach an agreement before the year is through. Clearly comfortable betting on himself, Houston is already in line for a monster payday, but could gain even more leverage by repeating his elite 2013.
Sep 1 - 2:52 PM

Chiefs agreed to terms with QB Alex Smith on a four-year, $68 million extension through 2018.

Because Smith was owed $8 million in 2014, the deal is actually $76 million over five seasons -- a $15.2 million annual average -- with $45 million guaranteed. If you treat Andy Dalton's Bengals deal similarly, Smith is collecting roughly $1.3 million more per year, but is still well south of Jay Cutler ($18.1 million annually) and Joe Flacco ($20.1 million) money. Even with Smith's passing limitations considered, this seems like a fair deal for both sides. The Chiefs will continue to lean heavily on running back Jamaal Charles and a talented defensive front seven to carry them in games. Smith seemed to grow as a quarterback over the course of his first season under Andy Reid, posting career highs in passing touchdowns (23) and rushing (76-431-1). He became more willing to pull the trigger on tough throws as the year progressed. Smith, 30, is a low-ceiling QB2 in fantasy leagues and will probably remain that way for the rest of his career.
Aug 31 - 6:35 PM

Chiefs claimed DL Damion Square off waivers from the Eagles.

It's a savvy move by GM John Dorsey, who is stockpiling defensive line depth. Square is a bit undersized at 6-foot-2, 293, but plays stout versus the run and can function at either defensive end or the nose in a 3-4 scheme.
Aug 31 - 3:42 PM

ESPN's Adam Teicher has been told that Travis Kelce's big-play ability is one reason the Chiefs weren't more aggressive in pursuing wide receivers this offseason.

This suggests that Kelce will be a real part of the Week 1 gameplan even though his first-team snaps were limited in the preseason. Note that with Dwayne Bowe suspended for Week 1, the Chiefs' wideout depth chart reads Donnie Avery, Frankie Hammond, Junior Hemingway, Albert Wilson, A.J. Jenkins. Kelce, an exciting talent with eye-opening playmaking ability after the catch, is a prime TE2 target. We'll have a better read on his exact role after Week 1.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 31 - 1:19 PM

UDFA rookie Cairo Santos has won the Chiefs' kicking job.

Santos beat out veteran Ryan Succop, the most accurate kicker in Chiefs history at 81.0 percent (119-of-147). At Tulane last year, Santos went 16-of-23 on field goals (69.5 percent). Fantasy owners should be looking for sturdier options off the wire such as Lions K Nate Freese and Eagles K Cody Parkey. Going with Santos over Succop saves the Chiefs more than $1.5M this season.
Aug 31 - 9:49 AM

Chiefs placed QB Tyler Bray on injured reserve, ending his season.

It's a means of "stashing" Bray for all of 2014 while entering the season with Chase Daniel and rookie Aaron Murray behind Alex Smith. A big-armed but erratic prospect, 22-year-old Bray should get one more camp with Kansas City.
Aug 30 - 8:27 PM

Chiefs waived/injured CB Demarcus Van Dyke.

Van Dyke suffered a hamstring injury at some point in training camp. The former Miami (FL) Hurricane was the 81st overall pick in the 2011 draft.
Aug 30 - 12:50 PM

Travis Kelce played 15-of-39 preseason snaps with the first-team offense.

Most of the snaps came in two-tight end packages, with Anthony Fasano on the field. Still, it's encouraging usage for Kelce, who has been a standout throughout the preseason. He's also expected to see time in the slot this season. Kelce should be targeted in the late rounds of fantasy drafts as a high-upside TE2.
Aug 29 - 5:44 PM

Chiefs WR A.J. Jenkins suffered a concussion in Thursday night's preseason finale.

Jenkins has had a very quiet training camp, battling injuries and failing to so much as earn a Rotoworld blurb since June. If he's on the roster bubble, suffering a concussion right before final cuts can only hurt him.
Aug 28 - 8:57 PM

Chiefs signed G/C Mike McGlynn.

McGlynn was just released by the Redskins as they made their way to 75 players Tuesday. He can provide depth at the three interior line spots and has 48 career starts under his belt. McGlynn was Andy Reid's fourth-round pick with the Eagles in 2008 and spent three years in Philly with Big Red.
Aug 27 - 10:54 AM

Chiefs ILB Joe Mays (wrist) is expected to miss at least six weeks.

Mays, who was expected to replace Akeem Jordan as the two-down starter next to Derrick Johnson, tore a tendon in his wrist and needed surgery. It's likely we won't see him until after the Week 6 bye. Nico Johnson started the third preseason game next to Johnson, with James-Michael Johnson and Josh Mauga also expected to be in the mix until Mays returns.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 27 - 8:17 AM

Frankie Hammond is expected to start in place of Dwayne Bowe (suspension) Week 1.

Hammond, a 2013 UDFA out of Florida that spent last season on the practice squad, has been Bowe's direct backup at "Z" throughout camp. He's also been solid in preseason games, catching six passes for 90 yards on 86 snaps. It's a nice story, but it speaks to the striking lack of depth and talent the Chiefs have in their wide receiver room. If they want to have any kind of passing attack against the Titans, they'll install Gronkonian tight end Travis Kelce as a primary receiving option. Donnie Avery remains the starting "X."
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 27 - 8:12 AM

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

Redskins released or waived OG Mike McGlynn, TE Matt Veldman, and WR Rashad Ross.

McGlynn, 29, has a history with coach Jay Gruden. That wasn't enough to save his job. McGlynn was competing for a backup interior line spot.
Aug 26 - 11:59 AM


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