Kansas City Chiefs S Juan Thornhill was 'impressive' during offseason workouts and will be asked to do more on defense now that Tyrann Mathieu is no longer on the roster, according to ESPN.com's Adam Teicher.Link to story
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Chiefs | Skyy Moore improving Sun Jun 19, 09:41 PM
Kansas City Chiefs WR Skyy Moore (hamstring) was 'still getting up to speed' during June minicamp, according to Dave Skretta of The Associated Press, but Moore did see reps with the first-team and second-team offenses.
|Footballguys view: Moore is one of the most underrated receivers in the 2022 NFL draft. If he plays up to his potential, NFL teams will rue the day they let Moore fall to the Chiefs. He's a detail-oriented player with strong hands and the ability to attack all three levels of the field. We love Moore in dynasty formats, and there is plenty of opportunity for him to have at least flex appeal in PPR re-draft leagues. Moore provides late-round value at his current ADP of WR64 (14.02) in 12-team PPR formats.|
Chiefs | Mecole Hardman back in action Sun Jun 19, 09:21 PM
Kansas City Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman (hamstring) was able to practice during June minicamp after missing time during OTAs.
|Footballguys view: Hardman has elite deep speed, so the team must be cautious with him as he deals with this hamstring injury. We'll see him in training camp and hopefully there's no setbacks. Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes told reporters at OTAs that he expects his receiver targets to be more spread out in 2022. Hardman will take the top off the defense with guys like WR JuJu Smith-Schuster working the underneath routes. At this time, Hardman has a current ADP of WR66 (14.03) in 12-team PPR formats.|
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Chiefs | DeAndre Baker signs tender Fri Jun 17, 05:19 PM
Kansas City Chiefs exclusive rights free-agent CB DeAndre Baker signed his one-year tender offer Friday, June 17. Financial terms were not disclosed.Link to story
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Chiefs | Kansas City makes changes to roster Thu Jun 16, 06:50 PM
Free-agent WR Aaron Parker (Panthers) and CB Chris Lammons (Chiefs) signed with the Kansas City Chiefs Thursday, June 16. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed. The team also waived CB Luq Barcoo and waived/injured WR Mathew Sexton (undisclosed).Link to story
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Chiefs | Joshua Williams misses practice Wed Jun 15, 06:30 PM
Kansas City Chiefs CB Joshua X. Williams (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Wednesday, June 15, but was on the sidelines. He left practice early Tuesday, June 14, because of an undisclosed reason.Link to story
Chiefs | Chris Jones feeling good Wed Jun 15, 06:29 PM
Kansas City Chiefs DT Chris D. Jones said the wrist he injured during the 2021 season is feeling good. He did not have any procedure on the wrist.Link to story
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Chiefs | Trent McDuffie not practicing Wednesday Wed Jun 15, 01:56 PM
Kansas City Chiefs CB Trent McDuffie (undisclosed) did not practice at mandatory minicamp on Wednesday, June 15. The reason for his absence is unknown.Link to story
Chiefs | Josh Gordon leaves practice early Wed Jun 15, 01:54 PM
Kansas City Chiefs WR Josh Gordon (undisclosed) left practice at mandatory minicamp early with a trainer for an undisclosed reason on Wednesday, June 15
|Footballguys view: Gordon is an interesting story because, well, his career has been an interesting one to say the least. He's not a fantasy asset, even on the high-powered Chiefs roster.|
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Chiefs | Darryl Williams let go Tue Jun 14, 05:10 PM
Kansas City Chiefs C Darryl Williams was waived Tuesday, June 14.Link to story
Chiefs | Jerick McKinnon returns to KC Mon Jun 13, 12:30 PM
Free-agent RB Jerick McKinnon re-signed with the Kansas City Chiefs on a one-year deal on Monday, June 13, per source. The financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: It's an interesting move for the Chiefs considering they have RB Ronald Jones to do early work and former first-round pick Clyde Edwards-Helaire to catch passes out of the backfield. McKinnon was good for the Chiefs last year in the postseason as a runner and receiver with big play ability. We'll see how and where he fits into this backfield during training camp. Fantasy GMs in deeper leagues could take him as a 'Hail Mary' in the later rounds of the draft.|
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Chiefs | Tyreek Hill favors Tua Tagovailoa's accuracy over Patrick Mahomes Sat Jun 11, 06:30 PM
Miami Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill believes QB Tua Tagovailoa is more accurate than Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes. 'Obviously, I'm gonna go with one five as the strongest arm, but as far as accuracy-wise, I'm going with Tua all day,' Hill said on his podcast 'It Needed To Be Said' on Friday, June 10.
|Footballguys view: First Davante Adams says Derek Carr's talent and ability are "similar" to Aaron Rodgers and now this. Both of these receivers got what they wanted in the trade market - money, not a quarterback upgrade - and the fantasy football ADP drops for both from last year indicate that not many people agree with them. Hill is available in the second round, and he might not as good of a pick as teammate Jaylen Waddle, who is available at least a round later.|
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Chiefs | Three players limited Fri Jun 10, 07:56 PM
Kansas City Chiefs WR Skyy Moore (undisclosed), CB L'Jarius Sneed (undisclosed) and S Bryan Cook (undisclosed) were limited during offseason workouts because of injuries but appeared to be more active this week at practices.Link to story
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Chiefs | Skyy Moore signs contract Fri Jun 10, 06:26 PM
Kansas City Chiefs second-round draft choice WR Skyy Moore signed a four-year contract with the Chiefs Friday, June 10. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Moore is one of our favorite receivers in the 2022 NFL draft. A former two-way player, Moore has a defensive mindset and is tough to bring down even though he's not a big receiver (5-feet, 9-inches 190 pounds). Moore is quick and attacks the ground when he runs, giving him elite change-of-direction ability. Now, think about that skill set catching passes from QB Patrick Mahomes. Interested yet? You should be, and all Fantasy GMs could be clamoring for the rookie receiver (as a late-round pick) if he has a big catch (or more) in the preseason.|
Chiefs | Joshua Williams signs contract Thu Jun 9, 05:03 PM
Kansas City Chiefs fourth-round draft choice CB Joshua X. Williams signed a four-year contract with the Chiefs Thursday, June 9. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Williams is very formidable physically and looked good in competition against players from big programs at the Senior Bowl even though he went to Fayetteville State. This pick could greatly outproduce the draft capital spent.|
Chiefs | Leo Chenal signs contract Thu Jun 2, 08:39 PM
Kansas City Chiefs third-round draft choice LB Leo Chenal signed a four-year contract with the Chiefs Wednesday, June 1, worth $5.044 million. The deal includes a $849,020 signing bonus.Link to story
Chiefs | Jody Fortson signs tender Tue May 31, 05:09 PM
Kansas City Chiefs exclusive rights free-agent TE Jody Fortson signed his one-year tender offer Tuesday, May 31. Financial terms were not disclosed.Link to story
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Chiefs | Patrick Mahomes to spread it around Tue May 31, 12:35 AM
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes plans on spreading the ball around more in 2022. 'That's what you're going to see in this offense this year, it's going to be everybody,' Mahomes said. 'It's not going to be one guy. Obviously Travis [Kelce] is still going to get a lot of completions, a lot of yards, but the whole receiving room is going to have big days and that can be something we use to our advantage.'
|Footballguys view: We believe Mahomes. His game took a step forward in terms of patience and "taking what the defense gives him" last year. Kelce is still a handful and Mahomes forces defenses to play more passively, so there should be good outcomes there for Juju Smith-Schuster, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Mecole Hardman, and rookie Skyy Moore. If they all stay healthy, it might be difficult to predict when each will go off, so they are better parts of best ball draft plans than they are in lineup setting leagues.|
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Chiefs | QB Mahomes Says Targets Will Be Spread Around Mon May 30, 03:36 PM
Nate Taylor, from The Athletic, reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes said things will be spread around this year in the passing game. "It's going to be everybody... Travis is still going to get a lot of completions, a lot of yards, but I think the whole receiving room is going to have big days. That can be something we can use to our advantage." Mahomes said.
|Footballguys view: Without WR Tyreek Hill, things are going to look different for the Chiefs offense. Nobody knows (outside of TE Travis Kelce) who will emerge as a favorite target for Mahomes. This complicates things for Fantasy GMs...and this new idea of spreading things around could lead to headaches during the season. JuJu Smith-Schuster should do work on underneath routes with rookie Skyy Moore working into the mix as well. Add in guys like Mecole Hardman and Marquez Valdes-Scantling taking the top off the defense, and you can see how Mahomes has plenty of options.|
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Chiefs | QB Mahomes With High Praise for WR Ross Sun May 29, 01:22 PM
Myles Simmons, from Pro Football Talk, reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes has high praise for 2022 undrafted free agent WR Justyn Ross. "You've seen those flashes of how talented he can be. And then you've seen times where he's just barely off of what we wanted. And he learns from that, he doesn't make that same mistake." Mahomes said at last week's press conference, "And so, the more and more reps that he gets, I can only imagine how good he's going to be because of the talent he possesses."
|Footballguys view: Ross made a one-handed catch last week in OTAs that got Twitter buzzing. He's a talented receiver if he can stay healthy. He missed all of the 2020 season for Clemson due to a spinal injury, then a foot injury forced him to miss three games in 2021. Ross looked like a first-round pick before the major injury in 2020, and if he returns to pre-injury form then lookout. Ross is huge, fast, has a large wingspan and can win passes in the air regularly. All Fantasy GMs need to be on alert - mainly in dynasty formats, but there's a chance Ross could be relevant in re-draft leagues this year too.|
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Chiefs | Justin Watson catching the eye of his QB Fri May 27, 02:29 PM
Kansas City Chiefs WR Justin Watson has been a 'pleasant surprise for me (during spring practices),' according to quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
|Footballguys view: We should be paying attention to any item about a Chiefs wide receiver because the longest tenured returning member - Mecole Hardman - is perenially disappointing, and who knows which of the new additions will have the best chemistry with Mahomes. Watson was once a prospect on the rise with the Bucs, but his career fizzled out there despite his having top end measureables.|
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Chiefs | Mecole Hardman nursing hamstring injury Thu May 26, 02:14 PM
Kansas City Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman (hamstring) did not participate in practice due to a tweaked hamstring Friday, May 26, according to head coach Andy Reid.
|Footballguys view: With free agent addition JuJu Smith-Schuster there to catch underneath passes and Marquez Valdes-Scantling (also a free agent addition) there to work the deep routes, Hardman could have a larger-than-expected role. Rookie Skyy Moore will be there to compete for targets as well, and his progress is something to watch in training camp. Hardman had career-best numbers in 2021 (59 catches, 693 yards) and is looking to build on those stats this season.|
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Chiefs | Kansas City adds OL after rookie minicamp Tue May 17, 11:39 AM
Undrafted free-agent OL Vitaliy Gurman (Toledo) signed an undisclosed deal with the Kansas City Chiefs, per the league's personnel notice Monday, May 16. Gurman attended the Chiefs' rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.Link to story
Chiefs | Targets up for grabs in KC Tue May 10, 10:44 PM
The Kansas City Chiefs have the second-highest percentage of 2021 targets to replace thanks to offseason departures, which could lead to WR Skyy Moore making an instant impact, CBS Sports' Chris Trapasso notes.
|Footballguys view: Moore is one of the most exciting wide receivers in this draft class, and the rest of the NFL may rue the day they let him fall to the Chiefs in the second round of the 2022 NFL draft. He's tough to bring down after the catch and has good speed to break off big plays. We'll see how quickly it takes Moore to learn the pro game, but in that explosive offense he could flash as a rookie and in the future become a favorite target for QB Patrick Mahomes.|
Chiefs | Four players removed from roster Tue May 10, 05:13 PM
Kansas City Chiefs QB Anthony Gordon, RB Brenden Knox and OT Gene Pryor were waived Tuesday, May 10. The team also waived DT Darius Stills (undisclosed) with an injury designation.Link to story
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Chiefs | KC welcomes back Gary Jennings Tue May 10, 04:52 PM
Free-agent WR Gary Jennings (Chiefs) signed an undisclosed contract to return to the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday, May 10.Link to story
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Chiefs | Austin Reiter back with KC Tue May 10, 04:45 PM
Free-agent C Austin Reiter (Chiefs) signed an undisclosed contract to return to the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday, May 10.Link to story
Chiefs | Bryan Cook financials Tue May 10, 02:02 PM
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs second-round draft choice S Bryan Cook signed a four-year contract worth $5.847 million - including a $1.432 million signing bonus - on Friday, May 6.Link to story
Chiefs | KC inks UDFA Chris Glaser after tryout Tue May 10, 12:26 PM
Virginia OL Chris Glaser signed with the Kansas City Chiefs following a tryout during the team's rookie minicamp, Glaser announced via Twitter on Tuesday, May 10. Glaser went undrafted in the 2022 NFL draft.Link to story
Chiefs | KC may consider James Bradberry Mon May 9, 05:23 PM
Free-agent CB James Bradberry (Giants) is expected to receive interest from the Kansas City Chiefs after his release, according to a source.Link to story
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Chiefs | KC adds three more free agents Mon May 9, 04:51 PM
Free-agent OG Mike Caliendo (Western Michigan), DB Nasir Greer (Wake Forest) and TE Kehinde Oginni (Nigeria) signed undisclosed contracts with the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, May 9.Link to story
Chiefs | Undrafted Rookie WR Ross 'Can't Be Overthrown' Mon May 9, 04:06 PM
Nick Baumgardner, from The Athletic, really likes what the Kansas City Chiefs may have acquired in undrafted free agent WR Justyn Ross. A star his first two seasons at Clemson, Ross suffered a spinal injury (2020) followed by a foot injury (2021) which caused his stock to fall. If he was healthy during his college career, there was a chance Ross would've been a top pick.
|Footballguys view: Stop us if you've heard this before - the Chiefs have loaded up on weapons. Ross is a great find for them if he can regain the form he showed in his early days at Clemson. He posted 17 touchdowns, 112 catches and 1,867 yards receiving in his first two seasons before injuries knocked his career off course. The Chiefs could have a gem of a player here, so keep track of Ross in deeper dynasty formats.|
Chiefs | Jody Fortson eyeing camp return Mon May 9, 02:10 PM
Kansas City Chiefs TE Jody Fortson (Achilles) has done 'very well' in his rehab from a torn Achilles and anticipates being ready for training camp, according to head coach Andy Reid.
|Footballguys view: Undrafted out of Valdosta State, Fortson was a player we were interested in but only in super deep dynasty formats. He has a nice athletic profile and can attack a defense as a receiver. Fortson made it through six games last year before suffering this Achilles' injury. We'll see what he can do when training camp rolls around. He will compete for a roster spot with guys like Blake Bell and Noah Gray behind starter Travis Kelce.|
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Chiefs | Skyy Moore nursing hamstring injury Sat May 7, 09:45 PM
Kansas City Chiefs WR Skyy Moore (hamstring) could be limited by a hamstring injury during rookie minicamp.
|Footballguys view: Skyy Moore was one of the most intriguing NFL Draft selections at wide receiver, landing with Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs. It is very early in the process, but only injury - like if this hamstring lingered - would temper fantasy expectations for Moore entering training camp and the preseason.|
Chiefs | Two rookies to be limited Sat May 7, 09:39 PM
Kansas City Chiefs S Bryan Cook (shoulder) and WR Cornell Powell (hamstring) are expected to be limited at rookie minicamp.Link to story
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Chiefs | Austin Reiter cut Fri May 6, 06:49 PM
Kansas City Chiefs C Austin Reiter was waived Friday, May 6.Link to story
Chiefs | Five rookies sign contracts Fri May 6, 06:40 PM
Kansas City Chiefs second-round draft choice S Bryan Cook, fifth-round draft choice OT Darian Kinnard, seventh-round draft choice CB Nazeeh Johnson, seventh-round draft choice RB Isiah Pacheco and seventh-round draft choice CB Jaylen Watson signed four-year contracts with the Chiefs Friday, May 6. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Isaih Pacheco was one of the strongest athletes of the running back position measured in the 2022 class. Derrick Gore is far from a lock to be the Chiefs' RB3 this season. With Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Ronald Jones both underwhelming compared to expectations in their respective careers, monitor Pacheco for upward momentum on the depth chart.|
Chiefs | Trent McDuffie under contract Fri May 6, 06:39 PM
Kansas City Chiefs first-round draft choice CB Trent McDuffie signed a four-year contract with the Chiefs Friday, May 6. Financial terms were not disclosed, but the contract includes a fifth-year option.Link to story
Chiefs | George Karlaftis agrees to rookie deal Fri May 6, 12:53 PM
Kansas City Chiefs DE George Karlaftis agreed to a fully guaranteed four-year rookie contract on Friday, May 6, per source. The financial terms of the contract were not disclosed. As is the case with all first-round picks, the deal will carry a fifth-year team option.
|Footballguys view: Karlaftis has a chance to start at defensive end opposite Frank Clark, and he's a candidate to lead all rookies in sacks. He's a power player who will also perform well setting the edge against the run. Consider him as an underrated candidate to win defensive rookie of the year.|
Chiefs | Kansas City parts with six players Thu May 5, 04:53 PM
Kansas City Chiefs WR Gehrig Dieter, WR Gary Jennings, DT Lorenzo Neal Jr., TE Josh Pederson, DE Jonathan Woodard and TE Nakia Griffin-Stewart were waived Thursday, May 5.
|Footballguys view: Gary Jennings has bounced around the NFL in three short years since being since being an early Day 3 selection, spanning seven teams. Jennings may be running out of chances on the NFL fringe.|
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Chiefs | GM open to Melvin Ingram return Tue May 3, 07:35 PM
Free-agent DE Melvin Ingram (Chiefs) is a player the Kansas City Chiefs are open to re-signing this offseason, according to general manager Brett Veach.Link to story
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Chiefs | Chris Finke let go Tue May 3, 05:33 PM
Kansas City Chiefs WR Chris Finke was released Tuesday, May 3.Link to story
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Chiefs | Rashad Fenton hoping to be ready for camp Tue May 3, 01:09 PM
Kansas City Chiefs CB Rashad Fenton (shoulder) is currently rehabbing a shoulder injury, but general manager Brett Veach is optimistic that Fenton will be ready by training camp.Link to story
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Chiefs | Melvin Ingram receives tender Mon May 2, 05:54 PM
Free-agent LB Melvin Ingram (Chiefs) received an unrestricted free-agent tender offer from the Kansas City Chiefs Monday, May 2. He is still allowed to sign with any team.Link to story
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Chiefs | Kansas City acquires Lonnie Johnson Mon May 2, 05:24 PM
Houston Texans CB Lonnie Johnson was acquired by the Kansas City Chiefs Monday, May 2, in exchange for a conditional 2024 seventh-round draft choice, according to a source.Link to story
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Chiefs | Justyn Ross signs with Chiefs Mon May 2, 12:48 PM
Undrafted free-agent WR Justyn Ross (Clemson) signed an undisclosed, three-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs Monday, May 2. Ross led the ACC in receiving as a freshman in 2018, ranked fifth nationally with 21.7 yards per catch and was second in receiving touchdowns. A spinal injury put his career in jeopardy in 2020.
|Footballguys view: Ross was graded as a mid-round prospect by some of the best in the scouting community, but it comes down to medicals with him and that's why he fell undrafted. He might have the largest catch radius of any wide receiver in this draft class, and Ross certainly knows how to high-point catches with arms fully extended away from defenders. With the Chiefs, Ross is certainly a player we'll monitor in super deep dynasty formats.|
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Chiefs | Kansas City adds four UDFAs Sun May 1, 06:58 PM
Undrafted free agents LB Mike X. Rose (Iowa State), QB Dustin Crum (Kent State), OL Gene Pryor (Hawaii) and RB Jerrion Ealy (Mississippi) agreed to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, May 1.Link to story
Chiefs | K.C. brings in three new additions Sat Apr 30, 10:13 PM
Undrafted free-agents LB Jack Cochrane (South Dakota State), RB Tayon Fleet-Davis (Maryland) and RB Mike X. Rose (Iowa State) agreed to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday, April 30.Link to story
Chiefs | Bryan Cook drafted by Chiefs Fri Apr 29, 09:20 PM
Cincinnati S Bryan Cook was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs with the 62nd overall selection in the 2022 NFL Draft.Link to story
Chiefs | Skyy Moore picked 54th overall by KC Fri Apr 29, 08:49 PM
Western Michigan WR Skyy Moore was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs with the 54th overall selection in the 2022 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: It's almost unfair that an offense like the Chiefs get Moore. He may be the most underrated receiver in this draft class, and Moore could be a star in the making for the Chiefs. Moore has strong hands and is dangerous after the catch with his footwork and speed. Dynasty GMs will be over the moon getting Moore on their rosters, while redraft GMs will need to know his name as a potential late-round sleeper or waiver wire priority if he hits as a rookie.|