KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Defensive tackle Chris Jones chose to skip the beginning of the Kansas City Chiefs' mandatory three-day minicamp Tuesday, the latest step in the growing discord over his...
Chiefs: DA reopens domestic violence case involving Hill
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Friday a local prosecutor has reopened a domestic violence investigation involving suspended wide receiver Tyreek Hill after a TV...
Chiefs’ addition of Clark another controversial decision
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have made a habit of inciting controversy during the NFL draft in the Andy Reid era by acquiring players that have a history of off-the-field...
Chiefs turning to Spagnuolo to shore up sieve-like defense
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Steve Spagnuolo spent much of his year out of coaching making the 45-minute drive from his home in Philadelphia to the headquarters of NFL Films in Mount Laurel, New...
Chiefs announce overhaul of defensive coaching staff
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs coach Andy Reid moved swiftly to replace longtime defensive coordinator Bob Sutton after his underperforming group allowed Tom Brady and the New England Patriots to...
Chiefs assistant Thomas retires after 5 decades in NFL
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Emmitt Thomas announced his retirement Tuesday as the defensive backs coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, ending an NFL career that began as a Hall of Fame player and wound up spanning five decades.
Former Chiefs defensive coordinator Sutton hired by Falcons
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Former Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton has joined the Atlanta Falcons as a senior assistant.
Sutton was fired by the Chiefs two days after a crushing 37-31 loss in the AFC championship game, when Kansas City failed to stop Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on what turned out to be the only possession of overtime.
Bears hire DeLeone as inside linebackers coach
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have hired Mark DeLeone as inside linebackers coach.
DeLeone spent the past six seasons on Andy Reid's staff in Kansas City and worked with Bears coach Matt Nagy from 2013-17. DeLeone coached inside linebackers this season after serving as the Chiefs' assistant linebackers coach (2015-17) and defensive quality control coach (2013-14).
Chiefs turn to Spagnuolo to turn around ailing defense
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs hired Steve Spagnuolo as their defensive coordinator Thursday, moving swiftly to replace Bob Sutton after his unit's dismal performance against the Patriots in the AFC title game.
Spagnuolo began his coaching career as Chiefs coach Andy Reid's assistant in Philadelphia, where he worked with several position groups over the course of eight seasons. He left to become the Giants' defensive coordinator, and has held similar roles with the Saints and Ravens.
Chiefs fire defensive coordinator Sutton after loss to Pats
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs fired defensive coordinator Bob Sutton on Tuesday, just two days after Kansas City failed to stop Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on what turned out to be the only possession of overtime in a crushing 37-31 playoff defeat.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid announced the firing in a brief statement. It came one day after he said he would evaluate all aspects of the team but declined to address Sutton's future specifically.
Underdog Patriots face top seed KC. Yes, you read that right
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — It may have been hard to hear him over the noise of the New England fans celebrating an eighth straight trip to the AFC title game, but Tom Brady is feeling disrespected.
That's right: The three-time NFL MVP and five-time Super Bowl champion told a national TV audience after demolishing the Los Angeles Chargers in the playoffs, "I know everyone thinks we suck and can't win any games.
"We'll see," Brady said with a roguish look in his eyes. "Could be fun."
Chiefs’ Berry confident he’ll play AFC title game vs Pats
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs safety Eric Berry sounded confident Friday that he'll be on the field when Kansas City plays the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game at Arrowhead Stadium.
The three-time All-Pro has been a full participant in practice this week after dealing with a heel injury, but needs the OK from coach Andy Reid to take the field on Sunday night.
Chiefs aim to end 49-year Super Bowl drought Sunday vs Pats
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The even-keeled executive with the crisp suit and winning smile stood inside the mostly empty Kansas City Chiefs locker room, his team having just won a home playoff game for the first time in 25 years.
Chiefs’ Berry, Ware practice ahead of AFC title game
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs safety Eric Berry and running back Spencer Ware returned to practice Wednesday, raising the possibility that both will be available for their AFC championship showdown with New England.
Chiefs activate Duvernay-Tardif ahead of AFC title game
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Andy Reid typically begins his postgame news conferences with a rundown of injuries, ranging from the run-of-the-mill bumps and bruises to the more serious stuff that keeps players out awhile.
After Kansas City routed the Indianapolis Colts last weekend to reach its first AFC title game in 25 years, Reid stepped to the podium and said, well, not much of anything.
"We really didn't get anyone injured," he admitted. "Everyone, knock on wood, came out OK."
Chiefs’ Reid trying to rewrite history of playoff letdowns
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Andy Reid sat inside an opulent suite high above the field in Arrowhead Stadium six years ago, a sparkle in his eyes and a broad smile hiding underneath his bushy, red mustache.
He had just been fired by the Philadelphia Eagles after a mostly successful 14-year run highlighted by a Super Bowl appearance, and by all accounts he should have been weary and beaten. But he was instead wired and buoyant, eager to take on the vast rebuilding job of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Chill out! Chiefs’ Andy Reid urges KC fans to nix snowballs
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs coach Andy Reid was summoned to the corner of Arrowhead Stadium during Saturday's playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts to get fans to stop throwing snowballs on the field.
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All 12 playoff coaches are tied to Bill Walsh or Parcells
There is no denying the impact on the coaching world that Bill Walsh and Bill Parcells have had. The hard evidence is apparent again as the NFL playoffs begin.
All 12 of the coaches have some sort of tie-in to either three-time Super Bowl champion Walsh or two-time winner Parcells. Yes, all 12.
Some are direct: New England's Bill Belichick, New Orleans' Sean Payton and the Chargers' Anthony Lynn were assistants under Parcells.
Chiefs’ Berry misses practice after heel injury resurfaces
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs safety Eric Berry missed practice Friday after the heel injury that kept him out most of the season acted up, leaving his status for Sunday's pivotal game against Oakland in question.
The Chiefs (11-4) can clinch the AFC West and No. 1 seed in the playoffs by beating the Raiders.
Chiefs aim for AFC West title, No. 1 seed against Raiders
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs could have taken this week off, assured of not only their third consecutive AFC West title but also the No. 1 seed in the playoffs before the Oakland Raiders came to town.
Instead, they'll have everything on the line Sunday.
Chiefs on shaky injury ground heading to Seattle showdown
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs coach Andy Reid delivered some promising news Wednesday when he rattled off the list of players who wouldn't be practicing for this weekend's trip to Seattle and running back Spencer Ware and offensive lineman Cam Erving were missing.
High-flying Chiefs, Ravens stingy defense ready for showdown
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Andy Reid has always been considered an offensive-minded head coach, whether it's because he played along the offensive line in college or tutored the likes of Brett Favre once he reached the NFL.
So his response wasn't all that surprising this week when the Chiefs coach was asked who generally comes out on top when an potent offense goes up against a shutdown defense.
"This thing is based on a point system," Reid said with a wry grin. "Pretty simple there."
Chiefs-Raiders, Seahawks-49ers: When top NFL rivalries sour
Two of the NFL's most intense rivalries have turned sour.
When the Chiefs visit the Raiders in a series that dates to the AFL and has been as good as any in pro football, the oddsmakers see Oakland (2-9) getting routed — at home — by Kansas City. Most of America sees it that way, too.
Gruden praises Mahomes before Chiefs-Raiders game
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jon Gruden knows he sometimes went over the top in his praise of quarterbacks in his old job as an analyst at ESPN.
It seemed like any time a quarterback went to "Gruden's QB Camp" or was picked in the draft, Gruden was always full of compliments. The praise for Kansas City's second-year star Patrick Mahomes is on an even different level.
Chiefs star safety Eric Berry gets back on practice field
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eric Berry was back on the Kansas City Chiefs' practice field Wednesday for the first time since early in training camp, the first step toward the star safety being ready for games.
Chiefs getting healthy during bye as Berry awaits field
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Andy Reid didn't even need someone to ask the question before he supplied the answer to what every Chiefs fan in Kansas City had been wondering throughout their bye week.
"I really don't have any news on Eric Berry," he said.
Vaunted offenses meet in Chiefs’ relocated clash with Rams
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean McVay has looked up to Andy Reid for years. The Los Angeles Rams' young coach constantly studies video of his Kansas City counterpart's offensive sets during the season, marveling at their intricacies and ingenuity.
"Every single week they do something where you say, 'That's pretty good,'" McVay said with an understated smile. "I'd be lying if I said we haven't stolen some of their stuff this year."
NFL players are reprising some old, costly celebrations
NFL players seem to have run out of creative ways to celebrate.
Either that, or they've decided to pay homage to the players they grew up watching, even if it costs them some funds for injecting fun into the game.
Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill was the latest to go old school when he commemorated his second touchdown in Week 10 by commandeering the CBS camera like Cincinnati's Chad Ochocinco once did.
Mahomes throws 2 TD passes as Chiefs beat Cardinals 26-14
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes will always have some special TV footage of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrating his record-setting touchdown pass in a win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
That's because Tyreek Hill was the one recording it.
Chiefs using screen plays in creative new ways on offense
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes had been shredding the Patriots defense all night with his incredible arm strength and downfield precision in a back-and-forth shootout last month when it looked as if the Chiefs quarterback might be finally corralled by a well-timed blitz.
With a deft flip of his wrist, Mahomes instead tossed a soft screen pass to Kareem Hunt out of the backfield, and he raced up the field as the Patriots were forced to chase him.
Saints on top of latest Pro32 poll; KC, Pats tied for 2nd
NEW YORK (AP) — Who Dat on top of the latest AP Pro32 rankings?
Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.
The Saints knocked off the Los Angeles Rams 45-35 on Sunday, handing them their first loss of the season.
The Saints jumped three spots to No. 1 in the latest AP Pro32 poll . They received seven of 12 first-place votes and 377 points in balloting Tuesday by media members who regularly cover the NFL.
"Beat the Rams big time," Fox Sports' John Czarnecki said.
Chiefs owner Hunt surprised by quick success of Mahomes
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Not even the owner of the Kansas City Chiefs, who gave the green light to trade up last year and select Patrick Mahomes 10th overall, expected his young quarterback to succeed this quickly.
During his midseason discussion with reporters, Clark Hunt said Monday that Mahomes has defied the expectations of the entire draft room that night.
That includes then-general manager John Dorsey, current GM Brett Veach and coach Andy Reid, who has been instrumental in his progress.
Chiefs put Duvernay-Tardif, Watts on IR, sign Zombo
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs placed right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and safety Armani Watts on injured reserve Tuesday and signed outside linebacker Frank Zombo to provide depth at that depleted position.
Hardly the way to begin a week of preparation for a visit to New England.
Chiefs’ league-worst defense becomes best on third downs
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It would take a Nobel Prize-winning mathematician, or perhaps psychologist, to reconcile one of the biggest statistical oddities involving the Kansas City Chiefs this season.
They have the NFL's worst defense by a longshot, allowing more than 450 yards per game, and they appear to be equally inept at stopping the run and the pass. Yet when they do manage to stop a team on first and second down, they suddenly become the league's best defense on third downs.
Chiefs accustomed to big leads, making it easy to ease up
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs scored a touchdown every time they had the ball in the first half last Sunday, racing out to such a big lead against San Francisco that there was virtually no chance that the 49ers could come back.
They still made it a little bit interesting.
Both of those have become common themes three games into the season: The Chiefs have established early leads against everybody they've faced, then seemingly let up on the gas just a little bit.
Mahomes throws 3 TD passes as Chiefs beat 49ers, 38-27
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes was flushed from the pocket and scrambled all the way to his left, only to realize that just about everybody wearing a Chiefs helmet was on the opposite side of the field.
It was a rookie mistake by the second-year pro, one he turned into more early season magic.
Chiefs unleash deep, talented arsenal on opposing defenses
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs were desperate for help at cornerback this past season, especially after trading Marcus Peters, yet general manager Brett Veach made what at the time was a curious decision.
He spent what little remained of his salary cap on Sammy Watkins.
The Chiefs were already loaded on offense with a veteran offensive line, a speedster in Tyreek Hill, the reigning rushing champion in Kareem Hunt and one of the league's best tight ends in Travis Kelce.
Mahomes throws 6 TDs, Chiefs hold off Steelers 42-37
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyreek Hill turned to face the cameras when the hottest quarterback in the NFL looked up, saw a potential traffic jam and urged his Kansas City Chiefs teammate to conduct his business elsewhere.
"Don't do that here," Patrick Mahomes said with a laugh.
Hill responded by shuffling a few steps clear of Mahomes' stall.
Good idea. There's little doubt who is calling the shots now in Kansas City. It's the first-year starter with the big arm.
Chiefs’ Andy Reid still dialing up innovative offenses
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A couple of years ago, late in the season, then-Raiders coach Jack Del Rio lavished upon Chiefs counterpart Andy Reid what many construed as an insult but could just as well be called a compliment.
Del Rio opined that Reid's offense often relies on "gimmicky things."
"If the word is something that somebody doesn't like, that's just too bad," Del Rio said. "Those are effective plays. You can call it what you want."
Chiefs, Mahomes eyeing improvements after Week 1 victory
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes' first Week 1 start could not have gone any better. The second-year quarterback became the third player in Chiefs' history to throw for four touchdowns in an opener.
Before Kansas City fans begin running wild with Mahomes mania, though, coach Andy Reid and Mahomes are quick to point out there are still plenty of things to work on.
Chiefs’ Berry doubtful for game against Chargers
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs safety Eric Berry is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Chargers in Los Angeles after missing most of training camp and all four preseason games with a heel injury.
Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder and coach Andy Reid said this week that Berry was "literally day to day," but he did not take part in any practices. That makes it unlikely that Berry, who missed most of last season with a ruptured Achilles tendon, will play in the Chiefs' regular-season opener.
Chargers host Chiefs in matchup of early AFC West favorites
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Division games always take on an added importance.
But when division favorites match up during the opening week of the season, the game becomes even more significant.
Such is the case on Sunday when Kansas City travels to Los Angeles to face the Chargers.
Chiefs’ Berry remains questionable for season opener
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs headed into training camp in late July content with a pair of veterans in Daniel Sorensen and Eric Berry as their starting safeties.
Now, there's a good chance neither will start in their season opener Sunday.
Chiefs opt for promising prospects on an atypical roster
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Andy Reid will readily admit that he loves offensive linemen.
He played the position at BYU, for one thing. He coached the big guys for years in college and in the NFL before becoming a head coach in Philadelphia and Kansas City. And that affinity for perhaps the most underappreciated position on the field has never waned during three decades in the league.
Still, it was a bit surprising to see 10 of them make the Chiefs' active roster last weekend.
Chiefs, Cowboys finalize swap of OL Ehinger for CB Ward
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs had been searching for help at cornerback and had a surplus of talented offensive lineman, while the Dallas Cowboys were in precisely the opposite situation.
Chiefs’ backups rally for 33-21 preseason win over Packers
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The biggest stars to play for the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night won't be around for the season opener, and it won't be because they're backups about to get cut.
Demetrius Harris caught an early touchdown pass for Kansas City, and Aaron Jones ran for 34 yards and a score for Green Bay, then the Chiefs rallied in a game of backups and also-rans for a 33-21 victory in the preseason finale for both teams.
Chiefs continue work on defensive woes as season draws near
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Bob Sutton was asked this week to discuss what he liked and didn't like about the way the Kansas City Chiefs played against the Chicago Bears last week.
Their defensive coordinator didn't come up with a whole lot of positives.
Chiefs still without 3 defensive starters for preseason game
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs will remain without three defensive starters, including star safety Eric Berry, when they visit the Chicago Bears for their third preseason game this weekend.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Thursday that Berry was still dealing with a heel injury that has kept him out of practice the past few weeks. Berry returned during the summer from a torn Achilles tendon only to have the heel injury crop up early in training camp.
Chiefs S Sorensen to miss start of season after surgery
The Kansas City Chiefs will be without starting safety Daniel Sorensen for the start of the season after he had surgery to repair a broken shin bone and damage to his left knee.
Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder described the injury Saturday as a tibial plateau fracture, which involves the upper part of the shin. Sorensen also damaged his medial collateral ligament and tore his meniscus when he was hurt during a special teams drill last week.