Texans and Dolphins both missing receivers
HOUSTON (AP) — Both the Houston Texans and Miami Dolphins were without a starting receiver on Thursday night with Houston's Keke Coutee out with a hamstring injury and Miami's Kenny Stills inactive because of a groin injury.
Dolphins WR Albert Wilson goes on IR with hip injury
MIAMI (AP) — Receiver Albert Wilson has been placed on injured reserve by the Miami Dolphins because of a hip injury suffered in Sunday's loss to Detroit.
Receiver Leonte Carroo was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster in advance of Miami's game at Houston on Thursday night.
Gase: Hip injury to Dolphins WR Wilson likely season-ending
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Running out of receivers, Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase pressed running back Kenyan Drake into duty as a wideout with a quick tutorial.
"We were telling Kenyan, 'Run straight, turn left,'" Gase said. "We were trying to get creative. It'll be interesting to see how we do it this week."
The Dolphins (4-3) need all of their inventiveness — and some reinforcements — to address a void difficult to fill.
Agent for Dolphins’ Parker says receiver should be playing
MIAMI (AP) — The agent for Miami Dolphins receiver DeVante Parker says his client is healthy and should be playing, and questions coach Adam Gase's competence.
Parker has played in only two games this season and was inactive for Sunday's loss to the Detroit Lions. He was sorely missed when receiver Albert Wilson was sidelined in the first half with a leg injury, and receiver Kenny Stills also limped off the field late in the game.
Bears’ defense suddenly shaky in 31-28 OT loss at Miami
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins devised a simple plan to keep Khalil Mack out of their backfield.
"We had about four guys blocking him," Miami coach Adam Gase said.
But what happened to the rest of the Chicago Bears' defense? A unit stirring memories of the Bears' glory days gave up 541 yards Sunday in a 31-28 overtime loss.
Easy yards for Tannehill on Dolphins’ dangerous jet sweep
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Tannehill threw two of the shortest touchdown passes in NFL history last week.
Razzle dazzle lifts unbeaten Miami past winless Raiders
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Razzle dazzle worked for the Miami Dolphins when little else went right.
Injuries depleted their front four, and penalties became a problem. The ground game disappeared, and the defense wearied on a 90-degree afternoon as the Oakland Raiders hogged the ball.
Trick plays help unbeaten Dolphins beat Raiders 28-20
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins had just tricked the Oakland Raiders one final time, and as Albert Wilson and Jakeem Grant sprinted side by side in the clear the final 30 yards toward the end zone for a clinching touchdown, they didn't wait to celebrate.
While still on the run, the two Miami receivers exchanged a gleeful high-five .
‘We’re not going anywhere’: Stills will continue kneeling
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — There was a time when Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills was bothered by the backlash over his decision to kneel on the sideline during the national anthem, his way of following Colin Kaepernick's lead and protesting social injustice.
He is no longer worried. If anything, his resolve got stronger.
Only a handful take action during anthem on NFL’s 1st Sunday
DENVER (AP) — Last season, the Seattle Seahawks led the league when it came to the number of players willing to make a statement while the national anthem played.
To start this season, that wave of Seahawks has dwindled to only two players.
Linemen Duane Brown and Quinton Jefferson walked off the field and waited in the tunnel while a field-sized American flag was unfurled and the national anthem played before their season opener Sunday in Denver.
2 players kneel for anthem, Kaepernick tweets to thank them
DENVER (AP) — Colin Kaepernick called them his brothers.
Dolphins teammates Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson were the only two players to kneel during the national anthem on the NFL's opening Sunday, and Kaepernick, who is no longer welcome on an NFL sideline, made sure to offer his thanks to them via social media .
Dolphins Preview Capsule
MIAMI DOLPHINS (6-10)
New faces: S Minkah Fitzpatrick, G Josh Sitton, DE Robert Quinn, WR Danny Amendola, WR Albert Wilson, C Daniel Kilgore, TE Mike Gesicki, RB Frank Gore, RB Kalen Ballage, QB Brock Osweiler, DT Kendall Langford.
Key losses: DT Ndamukong Suh, WR Jarvis Landry, C Mike Pouncey, G Jermon Bushrod, K Cody Parkey, QB Jay Cutler, QB Matt Moore, TE Julius Thomas, LB Lawrence Timmons.
Chiefs Preview Capsule
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (10-7)
New faces: WR Sammy Watkins, RB Kerwynn Williams, RB Damien Williams, QB Chad Henne, TE Tim Wright, CB David Amerson, CB Kendall Fuller, CB Orlando Scandrick, DT Xavier Williams, LB Anthony Hitchens, LB Breeland Speaks, DT Derrick Nnadi, LB Dorian O'Daniel, SS Armani Watts, CB Tremon Smith.
Stills, 2 other Dolphins protest during national anthem
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Kenny Stills kneeled in protest during the national anthem Thursday, and said he offered a prayer of thanks that he had a teammate's support.
Stills and two other Miami Dolphins renewed their protests before an exhibition game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, triggering yet another round of debate about the divisive NFL issue.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Turns out there were enough bodies on offense for the Kansas City Chiefs to practice after all.
The Chiefs opened a three-day rookie minicamp on Saturday after selecting six defensive players in last week's draft, though one of them — defensive tackle Kahlil McKenzie — is expected to transition to offensive guard. But with 14 rookie free agents and another 43 players in for tryouts, there were plenty of bodies to make up an offensive, defensive and special teams unit.
Pouncey released by Dolphins and replaced by Kilgore
MIAMI (AP) — As part of an attempted upgrade on offense, the Miami Dolphins even decided to switch snappers.
Three-time Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey was released Thursday as part of an offensive line makeover. Miami also acquired center Daniel Kilgore in a trade with San Francisco, and four-time Pro Bowl guard Josh Sitton agreed to terms on a two-year deal that could be worth nearly $18 million including incentives, said his agent, Jack Reale.
- The Washington Times10 NFL players protest during national anthemSeptember 11, 2018
- The Washington TimesColin Kaepernick praises Kenny Stills, Albert Wilson for kneeling during anthemSeptember 9, 2018
- The Washington TimesNFL won't discipline kneelers as anthem protests make preseason returnAugust 11, 2018
- Norfolk Daily NewsJoe's Morning Sports-Friday, August 10, 2018August 11, 2018
- Norfolk Daily NewsTwo Miami Dolphins players kneel, NFL issues statementAugust 10, 2018
Dolphins likely to add WRs Danny Amendola, Albert Wilson
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins are ready to add two receivers after trading Jarvis Landry, and the likely newcomers include one of Tom Brady's favorite targets.
Kansas City Chiefs free agency capsule
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (10-7)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: DTs Bennie Logan and DT Stefan Charles; P Dustin Colquitt; LBs Derrick Johnson and Kevin Pierre-Louis; WRs Albert Wilson and De'Anthony Thomas; FB Anthony Sherman; QB Tyler Bray; RB C.J. Spiller; DE Jarvis Jenkins; CBs Phillip Gaines, Kenneth Acker and Terrance Mitchell; S Steven Terrell; LG Jordan Devey; C Zach Fulton.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: LB Ramik Wilson; DE Rakeem Nunez-Roches.
Chiefs rule Ford, Smith out vs Bills; Revis could be active
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs linebackers Dee Ford and Terrance Smith have been ruled out for Sunday's game against Buffalo, while newly signed cornerback Darrelle Revis could be active for the first time this season.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid said after Friday's final practice that Revis, who signed a two-year deal on Wednesday, moved around well in practice. Reid said it was clear the seven-time Pro Bowl pick has been out for a while, but "he looked good moving around."
Chiefs’ Tamba Hali, Dee Ford ruled out for game at Giants
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs pass rushers Tamba Hali and Dee Ford have been ruled out Sunday against the New York Giants, while defensive lineman Allen Bailey was also ruled out for their struggling defense.
Wide receiver Albert Wilson was also ruled out Friday for the third straight game with a bad hamstring.
Chiefs lose Wilson, Ford to injuries against Broncos
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs lost wide receiver Albert Wilson to a hamstring injury and linebacker Dee Ford to a back injury in their game against the Denver Broncos.
Kansas City was already playing with a reduced wide receiver corps following a season-ending injury to Chris Conley. Wilson has been banged up often this season, and his hamstring injury put more pressure on second-year pro Demarcus Robinson and rookie Jehu Chesson.
Chiefs place Conley on IR, elevate Kemp from practice squad
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs placed Chris Conley on injured reserve with a ruptured Achilles' tendon Saturday and elevated fellow wide receiver Marcus Kemp from the practice squad to the active roster.
Kansas City also changed wide receiver Albert Wilson's status for Sunday's game against Pittsburgh to questionable. Wilson was not listed on the final injury report after dealing with knee pain this week.
Chiefs have overcome injuries, schedule woes in 5-0 start
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Andy Reid had just finished the Kansas City Chiefs' morning walkthrough inside the team's practice facility when he stepped up to a microphone and began a roster roll call.
At least, that's what it sounded like.
The long list of names was in fact the injury report, a listing of guys who weren't going to be at the full afternoon practice.
Chiefs’ Smith shines again in win over Redskins
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Smith has earned plenty of detractors over the course of his career, getting labeled as a "game manager" and a quarterback who is unable to lead his team when the pressure is on.
He quieted all those doubters once again Monday night.
The Kansas City Chiefs released their first unofficial depth chart of training camp.
As always, there are a few surprises.
Third-round draft pick Kareem Hunt, who has split several first-team repetitions throughout training camp, sits on the third team behind running backs Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware.
Justin March-Lillard, who started the first five games last year before an injury, is placed on the third team behind backups Kevin Pierre-Louis and Josh Mauga.
The strong arm of Kansas City Chiefs first-round pick Patrick Mahomes was on full display at training camp practice Monday at Missouri Western State University.
Mahomes orchestrated one touchdown drive that featured the former Texas Tech quarterback all over the field. The ball never touched the ground, and he hit Marcus Kemp with a long touchdown. Watch here for some highlights:
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two weeks ago, the Kansas City Chiefs seemed to know not only who their wide receivers would be this season but also each of their neatly defined roles.
Tyreek Hill is Chiefs’ playmaker as playoffs begin
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — KANSAS CITY (12-4)
OFFENSE — OVERALL (20), RUSH (15), PASS (19)
DEFENSE — OVERALL (24), RUSH (26), PASS (18)
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICAL LEADERS
PASSING — Alex Smith 3,502 yards, 15 TDs, 8 interceptions.
RUSHING — Spencer Ware 921 yards, 3 TDs; Charcandrick West 293, 1 TD; Alex Smith 134, 5 TDs.
Raiders visit Chiefs with AFC West, playoff implications
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Raiders and Chiefs are such bitter foes that not even a late-season game between losing teams with no hope of a division title or playoff berth would take away the importance of a matchup.
Now, consider the stakes when they meet Thursday night.
Chiefs’ win over Falcons adds glitz to AFC West showdown
ATLANTA (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs beat the first-place Atlanta Falcons to add even more shine to their upcoming battle for first place in the AFC West.
A big game against the Raiders is coming in only four days, but for Eric Berry it will be tough to top the big-game feel of the Chiefs' 29-28 win over the Falcons or Sunday. It will be even more difficult for him to top his personal role in the win.