Player News - Chiefs

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Chiefs declared WR Albert Wilson, QB Aaron Murray, CB Steven Nelson, LB Dezman Moses, OT Jah Reid, TE Brian Parker, DE Rakeem Nunez-Roches inactive for Week 4 against the Bengals.

Look for rookie Chris Conley to pick up more snaps with Wilson out.
Oct 4 - 11:40 AM

The Cincinnati Enquirer listed Kansas City OLB Justin Houston vs Cincinnati T Andre Smith as the key matchup for Week 4.

The Chiefs will travel to Cincinnati on a short week after losing to Green Bay on Monday night. The pass rushing ability of Houston will be important for Kansas City, as the Bengals have allowed just two sacks of Andy Dalton so far this season. Houston has three sacks of his own early in 2015 and the All-Pro will look to continue his strong start on Sunday. The Chiefs D/ST will not be a startable group on the road this week at Cincinnati.
Oct 3 - 9:46 PM

Albert Wilson (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Week 4 against the Bengals.

Wilson was limited in practice this week, but is on track to play Sunday. The Chiefs would be better off giving his snaps to Chris Conley. Wilson has three catches for 25 yards through three weeks.
Oct 2 - 6:17 PM

Chiefs rookie CB Marcus Peters continues to impress despite allowing four touchdowns.

Peters was the most targeted cornerback in the league after two games (27), but was only tested four times in Week 3 by Aaron Rodgers, who picked on Tyvon Branch (10 targets) instead. Peters did allow a touchdown against Green Bay, taking his season total to four (leads all defensive backs), but also has six passes defensed, another statistic in which he leads his peers. His play in coverage has earned a +1.5 from ProFootballFocus.
Source: PFF
Oct 2 - 5:13 PM

Chiefs placed CB Phillip Gaines on injured reserve with a torn ACL, ending his season.

Gaines went down early in the first quarter of Monday night's eventual loss to the Packers with a non-contact injury. The Chiefs were vaguely calling it a sprain on Tuesday, so this news comes as a bit of a shock. Just as the Chiefs are getting RCB Sean Smith back from suspension, their leaky back end takes a hit. Marcus Cooper or Jamell Fleming will have to handle nickel duties.
Sep 30 - 12:49 PM

Chiefs CB Phillip Gaines has been diagnosed with a sprained knee.

Coach Andy Reid is unsure of a timeline. The Chiefs badly missed Gaines after he went down against the Packers. Tyvon Branch filled in after Gaines departed.
Sep 29 - 1:17 PM

Albert Wilson failed to catch any of his three targets in the Chiefs' Week 3 loss to the Packers on Monday night.

Alex Smith took one deep shot to Wilson down the right sideline but came up empty. Wilson has three catches for 25 scoreless yards through three weeks.
Sep 29 - 1:07 AM

Travis Kelce caught 6-of-10 targets for 80 yards in the Chiefs' Week 3 loss to the Packers on Monday night.

He also caught a two-point conversion. Kelce's 10 targets were second on the team to Jeremy Maclin's 11. Zeus' long gain of 38 yards early in the first half helped set up Jamaal Charles' nine-yard touchdown run on the very next play. That was about all the noise Kelce made. He'll be a high-end TE1 Week 4 in Cincinnati.
Sep 29 - 1:00 AM

Knile Davis didn't register an offensive touch in the Chiefs' Week 3 loss to the Packers on Monday night.

He returned three kickoffs for 95 yards and briefly left with an ankle injury before making a quick return. De'Anthony Thomas and Charcandrick West played minimal snaps in the Chiefs' backfield behind Jamaal Charles.
Sep 29 - 12:54 AM

Alex Smith completed 24-of-40 passes for 240 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Chiefs' Week 3 loss to the Packers on Monday night.

He also rushed six times for 33 yards. Don't let these pedestrian numbers fool you; Smith was flat-out terrible. The weak-armed, pop-gun quarterback went a measly 2-of-7 for 39 yards in the first half before coming out and "picking apart" the Packers' soft, prevent defense in the second half with the Chiefs trailing 31-7. Smith absorbed seven sacks and threw a hilariously-bad interception deep in Kansas City territory where he was backpedaling into his own end zone before heave-hoing a ball into double-coverage. The Packers scored a touchdown the very next play. Smith is legitimately a bottom-10 NFL quarterback. He won't be on the fantasy radar for Week 4 against the Bengals.
Sep 29 - 12:42 AM

Jamaal Charles rushed 11 times for 49 yards and three touchdowns and caught 5-of-7 targets for 33 yards in the Chiefs' 38-28, Week 3 loss to the Packers.

Charles and the Chiefs managed 94 total yards of offense in the first half, and didn't really get going until the game was already out of hand in the third quarter at 31-7. Still, Charles benefitted by getting most of the scoring looks near the goal line, pounding in touchdown runs from seven, four, and nine yards out. It just further proves that Charles is pretty much matchup-proof because he's still going to get touches and remain the focal point of the offense near the end zone. Continue to fire him up as a locked-in RB1 for Week 4 against the Bengals.
Sep 29 - 12:30 AM

Jeremy Maclin caught 8-of-11 targets for 141 yards and one touchdown in the Chiefs' 38-28, Week 3 loss to the Packers on Monday night.

This was the picture-perfect example of a guy taking full advantage of garbage time. Maclin didn't have a single catch on two targets in the first half. He caught his first pass on a busted coverage with the Packers stomping the lights out of the Chiefs 31-7 in the third quarter. On that same drive, Maclin capped it off with a five-yard touchdown when the Green Bay DBs had some miscommunication on who to cover. It was the first touchdown by a Chiefs wide receiver since Week 14 of the 2013 season. This flooded stat line will make for a perfect opportunity to sell high on Maclin. He'll be a WR3 for the Week 4 with Cincinnati.
Sep 29 - 12:19 AM

Chiefs CB Phillip Gaines exited Monday night's Week 3 game against the Packers with a knee injury and will not return.

Gaines was hurt covering James Jones in the end zone in the first half and was quickly ruled out for the remainder of the game. Gaines is an every-down player for the Chiefs and covers the slot in sub-packages. The Chiefs brought on S Tyvon Branch as his replacement and immediately gave up a TD to Randall Cobb.
Sep 28 - 9:11 PM

Chiefs declared WR Frankie Hammond, QB Aaron Murray, T/G Jah Reid, CB Steven Nelson, OLB Dezman Moses, TE Brian Parker, and DE Rakeem Nunez-Roches inactive for Week 3 against the Packers.

All are healthy scratches. Nelson was the Chiefs' third-round pick in May.
Sep 28 - 7:12 PM

ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss mentions Chiefs CB Marcus Cooper as someone who could interest the Patriots.

Cooper has played all of one defensive snap through the first two weeks and could probably be had for a conditional seventh-round pick. He went to Rutgers, and the Patriots previously tried landing him via waivers from the 49ers in 2013 before the Chiefs won on the wire. The Patriots are looking for corner help.
Source: ESPN Boston
Sep 27 - 8:35 AM

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