Archive: Chiefs

Chiefs to Sell Stadium Naming Rights

Say goodbye to Arrowhead Stadium. At least the name. The Kansas City Chiefs announced Thursday that they're seeking a sponsor to purchase the naming rights to the stadium. They did say they would like to keep Arrowhead as part of the new name, however....

 

By Mark Maske | August 29, 2008; 10:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs Cut Feely

The Kansas City Chiefs released kicker Jay Feely a day after signing him. Feely also was released by the Miami Dolphins during training camp after connecting on 21 of 23 field goal attempts for Miami last season. The Chiefs retained kickers Nick Novak and Connor Barth....

 

By Mark Maske | August 27, 2008; 12:35 AM ET | Comments (0)

J. Feely to K.C.

The Kansas City Chiefs announced that they've agreed to terms on a one-year contract with kicker Jay Feely. Feely connected on 21 of 23 field goal attempts for Miami last season but was released by the Dolphins in training camp. He previously had stints with the Atlanta Falcons and...

 

By Mark Maske | August 25, 2008; 07:22 PM ET | Comments (0)

Quarterback Updates

Some quarterback updates for teams on which the starter is less than certain... Baltimore... The guess here is that the Ravens will keep rookie Joe Flacco on the bench for a little while and choose Troy Smith over Kyle Boller as the temporary starter until Flacco is ready to...

 

By Mark Maske | August 14, 2008; 08:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

Feely's Availability Makes For Some Uneasy Kickers Around the NFL

Just about every kicker in the league now has to look over his shoulder, with Jay Feely available as a free agent. The Miami Dolphins released Feely on Tuesday even though he connected on 21 of 23 field goal attempts for the team last season. Dolphins Coach Tony Sparano...

 

By Mark Maske | August 13, 2008; 10:09 AM ET | Comments (1)

Pennington Chase Under Way

CLEVELAND--A half-dozen teams are said to have expressed interest in just-released Jets quarterback Chad Pennington. An NFL source said that Pennington's representatives had heard from the Chiefs, Bills, Raiders, Panthers, Dolphins and Giants. The Chiefs were an obvious suitor because they're coached by former Jets coach Herman Edwards. The...

 

By Mark Maske | August 7, 2008; 10:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

G. Dorsey to Miss About A Week

The Kansas City Chiefs are saying that rookie defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey should miss about a week because of a sprained knee. Dorsey, the fifth player chosen in the NFL draft in April, was hurt during practice Saturday. The Chiefs' other first-round selection, left tackle Branden Albert, is sidelined...

 

By Mark Maske | August 4, 2008; 02:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

Both of Chiefs' First-Rounders Injured

Both of the Kansas City Chiefs' first-round draft choices are hurting. Defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey suffered what team officials are calling a sprained knee during Saturday night's practice. The Chiefs are awaiting MRI results to know more about the severity of Dorsey's injury. Offensive tackle Branden Albert suffered a...

 

By Mark Maske | August 3, 2008; 10:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

Five More Rookie Deals

Five more first-rounders agreed to contracts with their teams overnight and this morning. Included in that group is defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey, the fifth overall selection by the Kansas City Chiefs. The top six picks in the draft now have reached contract agreements. The Dallas Cowboys have deals with...

 

By Mark Maske | July 26, 2008; 11:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

B. Albert Thought Chiefs Were Going to Take Him With Fifth Pick

If any of you saw the Post show last night on Comcast, you know that I was on and one of our in-studio guests was Branden Albert, the guard from the University of Virginia drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round last weekend to play offensive...

 

By Mark Maske | May 2, 2008; 02:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs Are Thriving

The Kansas City Chiefs should be having a great draft, with all the picks they got in the Jared Allen trade with the Minnesota Vikings. And they are. Each of their first six selections were solid. In the first round, they got LSU defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey with the...

 

By Mark Maske | April 27, 2008; 02:19 PM ET | Comments (0)

J. Allen Headed to Vikings

The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to trade defensive end Jared Allen, last season's NFL sacks leader, to the Minnesota Vikings for three draft picks this weekend, including a first-rounder. The Chiefs also receive a pair of third-round selections. According to a source, Allen agreed to a six-year, approximately...

 

By Mark Maske | April 23, 2008; 02:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs' Peterson Plays Down Link Between Possible J. Allen Trade, Plans for Fifth Pick

The Kansas City Chiefs have the fifth overall choice in the NFL draft Saturday and could add another first-round pick if they trade defensive end Jared Allen, the league's leader in sacks last season. The Minnesota Vikings, who have the 17th overall selection, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who...

 

By Mark Maske | April 22, 2008; 10:34 AM ET | Comments (0)

J. Allen Situation Still Unresolved

Defensive end Jared Allen, last season's NFL sacks leader, visited the Minnesota Vikings on Friday. The Vikings now face a multi-part task: They must negotiate a new contract with Allen and they must work out a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs, who gave Allen their franchise player tag...

 

By Mark Maske | April 19, 2008; 04:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs Shopping J. Allen to Vikings, Bucs

People around the league say the Kansas City Chiefs are shopping defensive end Jared Allen, the league's sack leader last season. The Chiefs placed their franchise player tag on Allen in February but that doesn't mean they can't trade him. The Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are said...

 

By Mark Maske | April 17, 2008; 01:56 PM ET | Comments (1)

Players' Advisory Committee to Discuss Chiefs' Hair Proposal With Goodell

A group of players will meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell soon to discuss the Kansas City Chiefs' proposal to restrict players' hair length during games. NFL Players Association chief Gene Upshaw said the members of the players' advisory committee will meet with Goodell to talk about the issue....

 

By Mark Maske | April 10, 2008; 09:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

Hair Proposal Might Be Shelved

PALM BEACH, Fla.--It's possible that the Kansas City Chiefs' proposal about players' hair length won't be voted on at this meeting and instead will be shelved until a future owners' meeting. That would allow more time for the players' union and other interested parties to weigh in on the...

 

By Mark Maske | March 31, 2008; 06:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

More Cuts

Some more cuts from around the league: The Kansas City Chiefs released wide receiver Eddie Kennison. He spent seven seasons in Kansas City but had only 13 catches this past season. The New York Jets cut wideout Justin McCareins, cornerback Andre Dyson and guard Adrien Clarke. Clarke made 14...

 

By Mark Maske | February 26, 2008; 07:33 PM ET | Comments (1)

Usually Luckless Falcons Win Coin Flip for Draft's Third Pick

INDIANAPOLIS--It was a season full of bad fortune for the Atlanta Falcons, from quarterback Michael Vick's legal troubles to the abrupt departure of rookie head coach Bobby Petrino after only 13 games. But their luck changed a little bit here this morning, as they won a coin flip with...

 

By Mark Maske | February 22, 2008; 08:41 AM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs Tag Sack Leader J. Allen

The Kansas City Chiefs placed their franchise player tag on defensive end Jared Allen. The move all but keeps Allen off the unrestricted free agent market and gives him a salary of $8.879 million next season if he remains the franchise player. Another team would have to surrender two...

 

By Mark Maske | February 18, 2008; 11:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

No Changes at Top for Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs are keeping their key decision-makers in place even after their 4-12 season. The team is retaining Carl Peterson as its president and general manager and Herman Edwards as its coach....

 

By Mark Maske | December 31, 2007; 01:43 PM ET | Comments (0)

L. Johnson Still Trying to Return to Chiefs' Lineup, But Why?

Tailback Larry Johnson still is trying to return to the Kansas City Chiefs' lineup. The question is: Why? The Chiefs are 4-10. Their playoff aspirations were dissipated long ago. They haven't won since Johnson suffered a foot injury on Nov. 4. Johnson tried to practice Wednesday, apparently in hopes...

 

By Mark Maske | December 20, 2007; 09:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs to Start Huard at Quarterback

The Kansas City Chiefs plan to start Damon Huard at quarterback Sunday. Brodie Croyle is to be sidelined by an ailing back....

 

By Mark Maske | December 1, 2007; 11:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

Sore Back Puts Chiefs' Croyle on Shelf

A sore back kept the Kansas City Chiefs' recently promoted starter at quarterback, Brodie Croyle, out of the practice today. Croyle was hurt last weekend in his second NFL start. If Croyle is unable to play this weekend, former starter Damon Huard would get the job back at least...

 

By Mark Maske | November 28, 2007; 09:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

Holmes's Retirement Announced

Kansas City Chiefs tailback Priest Holmes has retired, the Chiefs have announced. Holmes is scheduled to participate in a news conference this afternoon. Holmes, 34, re-injured his neck during last weekend's loss to the Indianapolis Colts. He played four games for the Chiefs this season after returning from a...

 

By Mark Maske | November 21, 2007; 01:38 PM ET | Comments (0)

P. Holmes Said to be Considering Immediate Retirement After Re-Injuring Neck

Tailback Priest Holmes is said to be contemplating retirement after re-injuring his neck during the Kansas City Chiefs' loss Sunday to the Indianapolis Colts. An NFL source said this morning that Holmes had been examined by doctors in recent days and would make a decision soon, perhaps today, after...

 

By Mark Maske | November 21, 2007; 09:17 AM ET | Comments (0)

L. Johnson Says He Expects to Play Again This Season

Kansas City Chiefs tailback Larry Johnson expects to play again this season. That's what he said during an appearance Thursday on the radio show of team president Carl Peterson. Johnson is to miss a second straight game this weekend because of a foot injury and is scheduled to be...

 

By Mark Maske | November 16, 2007; 12:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

Colts' Freeney Likely to Miss Rest of Season

It appears that the foot injury suffered by Dwight Freeney during Sunday night's loss at San Diego probably will end the season of the Indianapolis Colts defensive end. Colts President Bill Polian said during his weekly radio appearance Monday that he expects Freeney to miss at least three to...

 

By Mark Maske | November 14, 2007; 08:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

L. Johnson to Miss Another Game

The Kansas City Chiefs announced that tailback Larry Johnson will miss a second straight game because of a foot injury. He's scheduled to be examined by a foot specialist next Monday, according to the Chiefs....

 

By Mark Maske | November 13, 2007; 06:33 PM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs Benching Huard In Favor of Croyle

Coach Herman Edwards announced that the Kansas City Chiefs are making a starting quarterback switch from Damon Huard to Brodie Croyle. Huard played well last season as a fill-in starter for Trent Green and took over as the starter this season after Green left the team. But now Edwards...

 

By Mark Maske | November 12, 2007; 07:22 PM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs Say L. Johnson's Foot is Improving But Again Fail to Provide Specifics

The playing status beyond this week of Kansas City Chiefs tailback Larry Johnson remains shrouded in mystery. The Chiefs issued a written statement Thursday saying that Johnson has made "significant improvement" and will be re-evaluated next week. He injured his right foot last weekend and Coach Herman Edwards said...

 

By Mark Maske | November 9, 2007; 10:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs Remaining Elusive on Details of L. Johnson's Injury

Kansas City Chiefs Coach Herman Edwards isn't exactly denying a report by a Denver television station that Chiefs tailback Larry Johnson will miss the rest of the season because of a broken bone in his foot. Edwards told reporters Wednesday that the injury still is being evaluated and he...

 

By Mark Maske | November 8, 2007; 01:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Could L. Johnson Be Done for Season?

A Denver television station reported that Kansas City Chiefs tailback Larry Johnson will miss the rest of the season because of a broken bone in his right foot. KDVR-TV reported that Johnson is seeking a second opinion. The Chiefs have said only that Johnson suffered a midfoot injury and...

 

By Mark Maske | November 7, 2007; 10:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs Expect to be Without L. Johnson This Weekend

The Kansas City Chiefs almost certainly will be without tailback Larry Johnson for at least one week. Coach Herman Edwards said during a news conference today it's highly unlikely that Johnson will play this weekend against the Denver Broncos because of an injured right foot. Johnson has undergone tests...

 

By Mark Maske | November 6, 2007; 03:19 PM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs Awaiting Test Results on L. Johnson's Injured Foot

The Kansas City Chiefs could be without tailback Larry Johnson for an extended period because of what the team called a midfoot sprain suffered during Sunday's loss to the Green Bay Packers. The Chiefs were awaiting the results of tests taken on Johnson's right foot. Johnson set an NFL...

 

By Mark Maske | November 6, 2007; 01:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs Activate P. Holmes

The Kansas City Chiefs activated tailback Priest Holmes, putting him on their 53-man roster and making him eligible to play Sunday. Holmes hasn't played since suffering a career-threatening neck injury in an October 2005 game. He had been on the non-football injury list but resumed practicing with the team...

 

By Mark Maske | October 20, 2007; 05:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

P. Holmes Looking Good Enough in Practices to be Possibly Activated

Tailback Priest Holmes is said to have had good practices with the Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday and Thursday, leaving open the possibility that he'll be activated for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders. Holmes is attempting to come back from a career-threatening neck injury and has been on...

 

By Mark Maske | October 19, 2007; 01:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

P. Homes Practices

Tailback Priest Holmes participated in the Kansas City Chiefs' practice today as he tries to work his way back from a career-threatening neck injury. He's been on the non-football injury list all season but was eligible to begin practicing this week and could be activated for this weekend's game....

 

By Mark Maske | October 17, 2007; 07:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

P. Homes to Practice Wednesday With Chiefs, Could Play This Weekend

Tailback Priest Holmes is scheduled to practice with the Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday. Coach Herman Edwards told reporters today it's possible that Holmes, who is attempting to return from a neck injury that had seemed to end his career, will play this weekend. He has been on the...

 

By Mark Maske | October 16, 2007; 07:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

Buccaneers Get Running Back Help By Trading for Chiefs' M. Bennett

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers filled their need for a tailback by obtaining Michael Bennett in a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs. Bennett is a former 1,200-yard rusher for the Minnesota Vikings who'd been relegated to backup status in Kansas City. It is not immediately clear what the Chiefs...

 

By Mark Maske | October 16, 2007; 09:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

Edwards Indicates Huard Is On Course to Start Sunday

Quarterback Damon Huard participated in the Kansas City Chiefs' practice today, and Coach Herman Edwards indicated that Huard will start Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals unless he suffers a setback later this week Huard has a sore right shoulder but an MRI exam taken early in the week...

 

By Mark Maske | October 10, 2007; 04:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

D. Huard Doesn't Have Serious Shoulder Injury But Playing Status This Week Remains in Doubt

An MRI exam of the ailing right shoulder of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Damon Huard showed no serious damage, Coach Herman Edwards told reporters today. Edwards indicated that Huard's ability to throw the ball in practices this week will determine whether he plays this weekend. If he's unable to...

 

By Mark Maske | October 9, 2007; 09:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Croyle Could Take Over as Chiefs' Starter This Week

Second-year quarterback Brodie Croyle could take over as the Kansas City Chiefs' starter this week. Damon Huard suffered a shoulder injury during Sunday's loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars and was scheduled to undergo an MRI exam today. Croyle took over against the Jaguars and threw a late touchdown pass...

 

By Mark Maske | October 8, 2007; 02:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

Boller Extension Could Take Ravens Out of Running for Leftwich

INDIANAPOLIS--The Baltimore Ravens' signing of quarterback Kyle Boller to a one-year contract extension today might take them out of the running for Byron Leftwich. Ravens officials had been in contact with the representatives for Leftwich, the former starter in Jacksonville who was released by the Jaguars last weekend. With...

 

By Mark Maske | September 6, 2007; 08:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

Huard Gets Chiefs' Starting Nod Over Mistake-Prone Croyle

The Kansas City Chiefs named Damon Huard their starting quarterback. Huard won a competition with youngster Brodie Croyle. Huard played well last season as a fill-in starter while Trent Green was sidelined by a concussion, finishing the season as the NFL's second-rated passer behind Peyton Manning. Huard re-signed with...

 

By Mark Maske | August 25, 2007; 04:04 PM ET | Comments (2)

L. Johnson Agrees to New Contract With Chiefs to End Holdout

Tailback Larry Johnson ended his holdout by agreeing today to a five-year contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs. Johnson, according to an NFL source, agreed to a five-year, $43.2 million extension that includes $19 million in guaranteed money. The extension takes effect after the one season that remained...

 

By Mark Maske | August 21, 2007; 02:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

Huard Hurting in Chiefs' Quarterback Competition

Quarterback Damon Huard has been bothered by a sore calf muscle and missed the Kansas City Chiefs' practice Monday. He could miss Thursday night's preseason game against the New Orleans Saints. Huard is competing with youngster Brodie Croyle for the Chiefs' starting job, and it's unclear if Huard's injury...

 

By Mark Maske | August 21, 2007; 09:11 AM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs, L. Johnson Said to be About $4 Million Apart on New Deal

According to an NFL source, the Kansas City Chiefs and holdout tailback Larry Johnson are about $4 million in guaranteed money apart in their negotiations on a new contract. The Chiefs' offer, the source said, contains approximately $19 million in guarantees and Johnson is seeking about $23 million. San...

 

By Mark Maske | August 17, 2007; 09:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

L. Johnson Could Rejoin Chiefs Soon

The Kansas City Chiefs appear to be making progress in negotiations on a new contract with Larry Johnson, their workhorse tailback who is holding out from training camp. The Kansas City Star reported that the deal could be completed this week and enable Johnson to play in the final...

 

By Mark Maske | August 14, 2007; 10:32 AM ET | Comments (2)

No Need to Fret About LJ's Holdout in KC

Tailback Larry Johnson continues to hold out from the Kansas City Chiefs in a contract squabble. This is a holdout, frankly, over which no one should be fretting. Johnson set an NFL record last season with 416 carries. If anyone needs to save wear and tear on his body...

 

By Mark Maske | August 13, 2007; 01:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs Believe Left Tackle's Knee Injury is Serious

The Kansas City Chiefs expect to be without their starting left tackle, Damion McIntosh, for a prolonged period. McIntosh suffered a knee injury during Monday's practice and Coach Herman Edwards told reporters today that, while doctors still are evaluating the injury, McIntosh will be sidelined for "a while."...

 

By Mark Maske | August 7, 2007; 07:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs, At Last, Agree to Trade T. Green to Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins finally completed a long-awaited trade to obtain veteran quarterback Trent Green from the Kansas City Chiefs. According to a source familiar with the deliberations, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not yet been announced, the Dolphins agreed today to send a fifth-round...

 

By Mark Maske | June 5, 2007; 08:36 PM ET | Comments (0)

Huard Getting His Chance With Chiefs, With Solid Team Around Him

Team-By-Team Offseason Roundup Kansas City Chiefs Players Released: Stephen Williams, DT Sammy Knight, S Kyle Turley, T Will Shields, G (retired) Eric Hicks, DE Free Agents Lost: Jordan Black, T Lenny Walls, CB Kawika Mitchell, LB Traded: Dante Hall, WR/KR Free Agents Re-Signed: Ron Edwards, DT Jimmy Wilkerson, DL...

 

By Mark Maske | May 18, 2007; 09:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs Trade R. Sims to Bucs, Cut E. Hicks

The Kansas City Chiefs did some housecleaning on their defensive line, trading tackle Ryan Sims and releasing end Eric Hicks. Sims was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for an undisclosed draft pick. He was the sixth overall selection in the 2002 NFL draft but never lived up to...

 

By Mark Maske | May 1, 2007; 08:00 PM ET | Comments (2)

Chiefs Trade D. Hall to Rams

The Kansas City Chiefs traded wide receiver and kick returner Dante Hall to the St. Louis Rams for a fifth-round choice in this weekend's NFL draft. Hall has 11 career touchdowns on punt and kickoff returns, but only two of those have come over the last two seasons. "We...

 

By Mark Maske | April 25, 2007; 12:57 PM ET | Comments (0)

Dolphins Eager to Try to Complete T. Green Trade This Week

Quarterback Trent Green and the Miami Dolphins plan to press the Kansas City Chiefs to complete a trade this week that would send Green from the Chiefs to the Dolphins. Chiefs President Carl Peterson suggested publicly last week that the club should receive second- and seventh-round draft choices for...

 

By Mark Maske | April 23, 2007; 10:32 AM ET | Comments (2)

Chiefs' Asking Price for T. Green Still High

The Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs intensified trade talks over the weekend regarding Chiefs quarterback Trent Green. Several media outlets in South Florida reported that the trade was imminent, and there was speculation that the Dolphins might release quarterback Daunte Culpepper after trading a mid- to late-round draft...

 

By Mark Maske | April 17, 2007; 10:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

W. Shields Announces Retirement

Kansas City Chiefs guard Will Shields announced his retirement today. "The love for the game never decreased but, as the years passed, the physical requirements of the game became harder to fulfill each and every day," Shields wrote on his Website. "If it was up to me I would...

 

By Mark Maske | April 15, 2007; 08:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

Dolphins Reportedly Close to Completing T. Green Trade, Could Release Culpepper

According to reports by several South Florida news outlets, the Miami Dolphins are close to completing a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs for veteran quarterback Trent Green. The deal reportedly could lead the Dolphins to release quarterback Daunte Culpepper. Trade talks between the Dolphins and Chiefs regarding Green...

 

By Mark Maske | April 15, 2007; 03:53 PM ET | Comments (1)

Browns Intensifying Pursuit of T. Green

The Cleveland Browns reportedly are launching contract negotiations with Trent Green and his agent as a possible precursor to a trade for the Kansas City Chiefs' veteran quarterback. The Chiefs are attempting to trade Green after re-signing fellow quarterback Damon Huard to go with youngster Brodie Croyle. The Chiefs'...

 

By Mark Maske | April 6, 2007; 10:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

Browns, Possibly Lions Joining Dolphins in T. Green Chase

The Cleveland Browns have entered the bidding for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Trent Green. Both teams have confirmed publicly that trade talks have taken place. The Chiefs had been dealing mostly with the Miami Dolphins. Green apparently has agreed to a new contract with the Dolphins as a precursor...

 

By Mark Maske | March 30, 2007; 10:56 AM ET | Comments (1)

Dolphins, Chiefs Haggling Over T. Green Trade

PHOENIX, Ariz.--A potential trade of quarterback Trent Green from the Kansas City Chiefs to the Miami Dolphins is being held up because the Chiefs are asking for a second-round draft pick, an NFL source said here today. Green apparently has agreed to rework a contract that was to pay...

 

By Mark Maske | March 26, 2007; 03:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs Release K. Turley, S. Knight

The Kansas City Chiefs released offensive tackle Kyle Turley and safety Sammy Knight. Turley was a starter for half of last season after missing two seasons because of back troubles. Knight was the club's starter at strong safety for two seasons....

 

By Mark Maske | March 22, 2007; 11:10 AM ET | Comments (0)

Dolphins Reportedly Trying to Complete Trade for T. Green

The Miami Dolphins reportedly are close to trading a seventh-round draft pick to the Kansas City Chiefs for veteran quarterback Trent Green. The Palm Beach Post reported that the final obstacle to the trade being completed is Green agreeing to a new contract that would lower his salary next...

 

By Mark Maske | March 22, 2007; 10:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs Make Free Agent Moves on Defensive Line

The Kansas City Chiefs remade their defensive line in recent days. Over the weekend, they re-signed end and tackle Jimmy Wilkerson to a one-year contract. That came after they re-signed tackle Ron Edwards and added tackle Alfonso Boone, formerly of the Chicago Bears, late last week for four-year deals...

 

By Mark Maske | March 19, 2007; 10:13 AM ET | Comments (0)

D. Edwards Returns to Chiefs

Linebacker Donnie Edwards returned to the Kansas City Chiefs by agreeing to a three-year, $13.5 million contract. The deal includes $7.5 million in guaranteed money. Edwards began his NFL career with six seasons with the Chiefs before spending five seasons with the San Diego Chargers....

 

By Mark Maske | March 11, 2007; 02:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Dolphins are Possibility for T. Green

One possible landing spot for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Trent Green could be Miami. The Chiefs have asked Green to renegotiate a contract that is to pay him a $7.2 million salary next season. The Chiefs re-signed Damon Huard and have young quarterback Brodie Croyle and it's possible they'll...

 

By Mark Maske | March 7, 2007; 11:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

Feely Generating Interest on Kicker Market

Free agent kicker Jay Feely visited the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday. The Dolphins would release Olindo Mare if they can sign Feely. But the New York Giants are attempting to re-sign Feely and the Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons also are interested....

 

By Mark Maske | March 7, 2007; 07:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

T. Green's Future with Chiefs Murky

The Kansas City Chiefs are asking quarterback Trent Green to renegotiate a contract that is to pay him a $7.2 million salary for next season. The Chiefs re-signed Damon Huard and have young quarterback Brodie Croyle, and might trade or release Green if the two sides can't agree to...

 

By Mark Maske | March 6, 2007; 07:11 PM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs Add N. Harris at Linebacker

Free agent linebacker Napoleon Harris agreed to a six-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs are penciling in Harris, most recently of the Minnesota Vikings, as their starter at middle linebacker. If they re-sign their starter at the position this past season, free agent Kawika Mitchell, they...

 

By Mark Maske | March 6, 2007; 01:57 PM ET | Comments (0)

T. Green on Way Out of Kansas City?

The re-signing of Damon Huard by the Kansas City Chiefs perhaps could lead to fellow quarterback Trent Green being traded or released. The Chiefs now have Huard and youngster Brodie Croyle to vie for the starting job if Green exits. Green is 37 and has a $7.2 million salary...

 

By Mark Maske | February 28, 2007; 11:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs Keep Huard

The Kansas City Chiefs and quarterback Damon Huard agreed to a three-year contract extension today, keeping him off the unrestricted free agent market. Huard began this past season as the Chiefs' backup to Trent Green but thrived as the starter when Green was sidelined by a concussion. He was...

 

By Mark Maske | February 27, 2007; 09:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

T. Gonzalez, Chiefs Agree to Five-Year Extension

The Kansas City Chiefs announced today that they'd agreed to five-year contract extension with tight end Tony Gonzalez. The deal is worth about $31 million, including approximately $17 million in guaranteed money. It keeps Gonzalez from being an unrestricted free agent this offseason. "Simplistically, we're very pleased to get...

 

By Mark Maske | January 12, 2007; 02:33 PM ET | Comments (0)

Green Scheduled to Start But Huard On Call for Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs Coach Herman Edwards plans to stick with Trent Green as his starting quarterback this week but is saying he would be willing to use backup Damon Huard in Saturday's first-round AFC playoff game at Indianapolis if needed. Huard won five of eight starts during the regular...

 

By Mark Maske | January 4, 2007; 10:52 AM ET | Comments (1)

League Mourning Hunt's Death

This morning, the NFL is mourning the loss of one of its giants. Lamar Hunt, the founder and owner of the Kansas City Chiefs, died Wednesday night of complications from prostate cancer. He was 74. When the owners gathered last week for a meeting near Dallas, where Hunt lived,...

 

By Mark Maske | December 14, 2006; 10:08 AM ET | Comments (2)

L. Hunt's Condition Hasn't Improved

The condition of Lamar Hunt, the 74-year-old founder and owner of the Kansas City Chiefs, has not improved, according to team officials. Hunt has been hospitalized in Dallas since the day before Thanksgiving. He'd been diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1998 and he went into the hospital to have...

 

By Mark Maske | December 13, 2006; 10:27 AM ET | Comments (0)

L. Hunt Remains Hospitalized as Fellow Owners Approve Funding for Arrowhead Stadium Renovations

FRISCO, Tex.--Kansas City Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt remains hospitalized in Dallas. Hunt, 74, was hospitalized two weeks ago for a partially collapsed lung. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1998. Chiefs President Carl Peterson said at the owners' meeting here today that the team sorely misses Hunt. "I'm...

 

By Mark Maske | December 7, 2006; 09:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

Owners Approve $300 Million Loan to Giants and Jets for New Stadium

FRISCO, Tex.--The NFL's team owners today ratified a $300 million subsidy to aid the New York Giants and New York Jets in building a new stadium in the Meadowlands. The owners voted, 30-2, during a meeting at a resort in this Dallas suburb to approve the request by the...

 

By Mark Maske | December 7, 2006; 01:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs Officially Rule Out P. Holmes Playing This Season

The Kansas City Chiefs officially ruled out the possibility of tailback Priest Holmes playing this season. He's been on the physically unable to perform list all season because of head and neck injuries, and today was the last day he could have been activated. The Chiefs continue to leave...

 

By Mark Maske | November 28, 2006; 03:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

L. Hunt Misses Chiefs Game

Lamar Hunt, the 74-year-old founder of the Kansas City Chiefs, missed his team's victory over the Denver Broncos on Thursday night because he was hospitalized in Dallas with a partially collapsed lung. It was the third game that Hunt has missed this season. He reportedly has been undergoing cancer...

 

By Mark Maske | November 24, 2006; 10:10 AM ET | Comments (5)

T. Green Regains Chiefs' Starting Job

The NFL's fifth-rated passer now is a backup. Again. Kansas City Chiefs Coach Herman Edwards today reinstated Trent Green as the team's starter at quarterback. Edwards named Green to start Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders. Green had been sidelined since suffering a severe concussion during the Chiefs' season-opening...

 

By Mark Maske | November 15, 2006; 09:07 PM ET | Comments (0)

T. Green Cleared to Play, Giving H. Edwards a QB Choice to Make This Week

Herman Edwards has a quarterback decision to make this week. The Kansas City Chiefs learned Tuesday that Trent Green's doctors had cleared the quarterback to resume full football duties. He can practice today and play, if needed, this weekend. Green has been sidelined since suffering a concussion in the...

 

By Mark Maske | November 15, 2006; 10:17 AM ET | Comments (1)

Edwards Could Face QB Decision This Week

Coach Herman Edwards might have to make a decision this week about whether to give the Kansas City Chiefs' quarterback job back to Trent Green. Green has been sidelined since suffering a concussion in the opening game of the season but could be cleared by doctors to practice this...

 

By Mark Maske | November 14, 2006; 10:10 AM ET | Comments (0)

Still No Definitive Word on P. Holmes's Status

The Kansas City Chiefs still have not clarified the status of tailback Priest Holmes in the aftermath of a recent neurological examination. Holmes has been on the physically unable to perform list all season because of neck and head injuries suffered last season. It seems virtually certain that he...

 

By Mark Maske | November 8, 2006; 10:28 AM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs Lose Guard Waters for At Least Two Weeks

The Kansas City Chiefs will be without guard Brian Waters for at least two weeks because of a knee injury suffered during Sunday's triumph at St. Louis. Chris Bober is to start in Waters's place. The Chiefs have won three straight games and have scored at least 30 points...

 

By Mark Maske | November 8, 2006; 10:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

With Huard Thriving, T. Green Possibly Could Return as Backup

For weeks, Kansas City Chiefs Coach Herman Edwards said that Trent Green would regain the team's starting quarterback job when he was available to play. Now, with fill-in starter Damon Huard thriving, Edwards no longer is saying that. The subject came up at Edwards's news conference Tuesday, and he...

 

By Mark Maske | November 8, 2006; 10:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs Reportedly Will Clarify P. Holmes's Playing Status After He Visits Neurologist This Week

The Kansas City Chiefs plan to make an announcement about tailback Priest Holmes's playing status after he's examined by a neurologist late this week, the Kansas City Star reported. Holmes is on the physically unable to perform list because of head and neck injuries that have left his football...

 

By Mark Maske | November 1, 2006; 10:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

Huard Sits Out Chiefs' Practice for Second Straight Day

Quarterback Damon Huard missed the Kansas City Chiefs' practice for a second day in a row today because of a sore hamstring muscle. Coach Herman Edwards indicated that Huard's playing status would be a game-time decision Sunday. Rookie Brodie Croyle would start if Huard can't play....

 

By Mark Maske | October 27, 2006; 03:12 PM ET | Comments (5)

Chiefs Reportedly Could Be Without Huard This Weekend

The Kansas City Chiefs might be down to their third quarterback this weekend. Fill-in starter Damon Huard suffered an undisclosed injury during Thursday's practice and rookie Brodie Croyle finished the practice working with the starting offense, the Kansas City Star reported today. Croyle apparently would start against the Seattle...

 

By Mark Maske | October 27, 2006; 01:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs Bolster Offensive Line by Signing C. Terry, Getting Back Welbourn

The Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday signed offensive tackle Chris Terry, a former starter for the Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks. Tackle John Welbourn also returned to the Chiefs and participated in Wednesday's practice. He retired in the offseason, but decided to return to the team after serving a...

 

By Mark Maske | October 26, 2006; 09:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

Welbourn Reportedly Will Rejoin Chiefs

Retired offensive tackle John Welbourn reportedly is set to rejoin the Kansas City Chiefs. The Kansas City Star reported today that Welbourn will join the team next week. Welbourn was the Chiefs' starter at right tackle last season but abruptly retired in the offseason. He was suspended by the...

 

By Mark Maske | October 18, 2006; 09:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs Cut DT Dalton, Promote CB Bragg from Practice Squad

The Kansas City Chiefs released veteran defensive tackle Lional Dalton. They promoted cornerback Michael Bragg from the practice squad to take Dalton's roster spot....

 

By Mark Maske | October 11, 2006; 01:21 PM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs Expect L. Johnson to be Good to Go This Week

Kansas City Chiefs tailback Larry Johnson had a sore neck today after having his head twisted while being tackled by his facemask during Sunday's win over the Arizona Cardinals but should be able to play this week, Coach Herman Edwards said during a news conference. The Chiefs were awaiting...

 

By Mark Maske | October 9, 2006; 08:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

T. Green Says He'll Miss At Least Two More Games

Injured Chiefs quarterback Trent Green spoke to reporters today in Kansas City and said he will miss at least two more games. Green suffered a concussion during the Chiefs' season-opening game against the Cincinnati Bengals. He was taken from the field on a stretcher and hasn't played since. Green...

 

By Mark Maske | September 28, 2006; 10:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

T. Green Out At Least Another Week

Injured quarterback Trent Green might visit his Kansas City Chiefs teammates this week but has been ruled out of playing in Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers. He suffered a concussion during the Chiefs' season-opening game....

 

By Mark Maske | September 25, 2006; 04:18 PM ET | Comments (0)

Chargers, Chiefs In Running For Volek

The San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs apparently are the front-runners to trade for Tennessee Titans quarterback Billy Volek. The Chargers have a rookie, Charlie Whitehurst, backing up third-year pro Philip Rivers, who's in his first season as a starter. The Chiefs need quarterback help after starter Trent...

 

By Mark Maske | September 15, 2006; 02:00 PM ET | Comments (3)

Chiefs Accepting Roaf's Retirement Decision As Final

The Kansas City Chiefs finally are accepting the fact that left tackle Willie Roaf isn't coming back to play this season. Chiefs President Carl Peterson had a long talk with Roaf this week and plans to place him on the reserve-retired list. When Roaf abruptly retired before training camp,...

 

By Mark Maske | September 15, 2006; 09:46 AM ET | Comments (0)

Cowher Thought Geathers's Hit on Green Not "Ill-Intended"

League officials aren't the only ones who thought the hit by the Cincinnati Bengals' Robert Geathers last Sunday that left Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Trent Green hospitalized for two days with a concussion was clean. A neutral observer, Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Bill Cowher, said earlier this week that he...

 

By Mark Maske | September 14, 2006; 09:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

Roaf in K.C. But Staying Retired

Retired Chiefs left tackle Willie Roaf is spending a few days in the Kansas City area and is scheduled to conduct a news conference Thursday. But Roaf apparently has no plans to return to the NFL. Chiefs officials have left open the possibility of Roaf returning to the team...

 

By Mark Maske | September 13, 2006; 03:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

T. Green Out of Hospital

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Trent Green was released from a hospital Tuesday, two days after suffering a severe concussion during a loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. The Chiefs plan to withhold Green from this weekend's game at Denver, and it likely will be several weeks before he plays. The...

 

By Mark Maske | September 13, 2006; 09:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

R. Gardner To Chiefs

Wide receiver Rod Gardner, the former first-round draft pick of the Washington Redskins most recently with the Green Bay Packers, agreed to a contract Monday with the Kansas City Chiefs....

 

By Mark Maske | September 12, 2006; 02:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

T. Green's Injury, Offensive Line Woes Leave Chiefs Searching for Answers

The only quarterback to throw every one of his team's passes last season was the Kansas City Chiefs' Trent Green. This season, Green didn't even make it through the Chiefs' opening game, being knocked out of Sunday's contest in Kansas City by a hit by the Cincinnati Bengals' Robert...

 

By Mark Maske | September 11, 2006; 02:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs Non-Committal About Potential Return by Welbourn

Kansas City Chiefs officials are not saying whether they will allow veteran offensive tackle John Welbourn to return to the team once his suspension ends. Welbourn retired during the offseason but applied for reinstatement and was suspended by the league Wednesday, reportedly for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing...

 

By Mark Maske | September 7, 2006; 07:23 PM ET | Comments (0)

P. Holmes Placed on Chiefs' PUP List

Tailback Priest Holmes's football future became even more uncertain Monday when the Kansas City Chiefs placed him on their physically unable to perform list. That means that Holmes must miss at least the first six weeks of the regular season, after which the Chiefs will have a three-week window...

 

By Mark Maske | August 29, 2006; 09:11 AM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs Sign QB Smoker

The Kansas City Chiefs, shorthanded at quarterback because of injuries to Damon Huard and rookie Brodie Croyle, signed Jeff Smoker today. The former Michigan State quarterback has had NFL stints with the Philadelphia Eagles and St. Louis Rams....

 

By Mark Maske | August 10, 2006; 11:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs Still Hoping that Roaf Will Play

The Kansas City Chiefs still haven't placed left tackle Willie Roaf on their reserve-retired list and continue to hold out some hope that he will play this season. Roaf announced just before training camp that he was retiring after saying during the offseason that he would play another season....

 

By Mark Maske | August 8, 2006; 11:38 PM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs Haven't Given Up On Return By Roaf

The Kansas City Chiefs continue to have a dialogue with Willie Roaf's agent, Peter Schaffer, hoping that the left tackle will change his mind about retiring. Roaf said during the offseason that he would play another season but reversed course just before training camp and retired. The Chiefs have...

 

By Mark Maske | August 3, 2006; 08:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

Hali Gets U.S. Citizenship

Kansas City Chiefs rookie defensive end Tamba Hali, a first-round draft choice in April from Penn State, became a U.S. citizen this week. Hali missed Monday's practices to travel to New Jersey, where he took--and passed--his citizenship test. Hali fled his civil-war-torn home country, Liberia, when he was 10...

 

By Mark Maske | August 2, 2006; 01:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs Trade For M. Bennett

Tailback Michael Bennett has landed in another potentially crowded backfield. The Kansas City Chiefs announced this morning that they'd acquired Bennett in a trade with the New Orleans Saints for an undisclosed choice in next year's draft. Bennett, a former Pro Bowler for the Minnesota Vikings, signed with the...

 

By Mark Maske | August 2, 2006; 10:05 AM ET | Comments (1)

 

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