The Kansas City Chiefs bolstered their young, relatively unproven backfield Saturday by signing veteran running back Carlos Hyde to a $2.8 million contract for the 2019 season.
The Latest: Pats beat KC in OT, headed back to Super Bowl
The Latest on the conference championship games (all times EST):
The Patriots are headed to the Super Bowl for the third consecutive season.
They needed overtime in Kansas City to do it.
After winning the coin toss in overtime, the Patriots never gave Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs' offense a chance. Rex Burkhead capped a drive that featured three third-and-10 conversions with a 2-yard touchdown run to give them a 37-31 victory over the Chiefs.
Butker’s OT field goal lifts Chiefs past Ravens, 27-24
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The fourth-down play was designed to go left, yet there was Patrick Mahomes scrambling to his right with a phalanx of Ravens in pursuit, his eyes trained on Tyreek Hill deep downfield.
Mahomes heaved an audacious throw. Hill made an incredible catch.
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.
Chiefs lose pair of starters to injuries in practice
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif left practice Sunday to be evaluated for a concussion, while defensive tackle Xavier Williams and running back Damien Williams also left early.
The Chiefs said Xavier Williams had a stinger and Damien Williams hurt his shoulder.
Eric Berry did not participate in practice after skipping the Chiefs' preseason opener against Houston on Thursday night. Their star safety is dealing with a sore heel.
The Kansas City Chiefs announced they signed running back Damien Williams from the Miami Dolphins to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.
Williams, 25, adds depth to a running back group that includes the NFL’s leading rusher, Kareem Hunt, and veteran reserves Spencer Ware an Charcandrick West.
The team announced the signing Thursday. West is set to make $2 million this year while Ware will make $1.8 million. Hunt, who will enter his second year, will make $778,000 this year.
Miami Dolphins free agency capsule
MIAMI DOLPHINS (6-10)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: SS Michael Thomas, Walt Aikens and S Nate Allen; QBs Matt Moore and Jay Cutler; LBs Lamin Barrow and Koa Misi; G Jermon Bushrod; LS John Denney; TE Anthony Fasano; DEs Terrence Fede and William Hayes; K Cody Parkey; CB Alterraun Verner; RB Damien Williams; OT Sam Young.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: QB David Fales; LB Neville Hewitt; G Anthony Steen.
Dolphins’ Tunsil doubtful against Buffalo with ankle injury
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins left tackle Laremy Tunsil is doubtful for Sunday's game against Buffalo because of an ankle injury.
Tunsil, who has started every game this season, missed practice for the third day in a row Friday. He would be replaced by Zach Sterup, who would make his first career start.
Dolphins RB Williams, S Thomas out against Buffalo
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins reserve running back Damien Williams and special teams standout Michael Thomas will miss Sunday's game at Buffalo.
Williams was ruled out Saturday because of illness and a lingering shoulder injury, and Thomas because of a knee injury. Neither traveled with the team.
Kenyan Drake has been a workhorse running back the past two weeks.
Patriots’ Hogan, Slater active against Dolphins
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — New England Patriots receivers Chris Hogan and Matthew Slater are active for Monday night's game against the Miami Dolphins.
Hogan has been sidelined since Game 8 because of a shoulder injury. Slater has been sidelined since Game 5 because of a hamstring injury.
Dolphins cornerback Cordrea Tankersley is inactive because of ankle and shoulder injuries.
Dolphins guard Jermon Bushrod ruled out against New England
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins guard Jermon Bushrod has been ruled out of Monday night's game against New England because of a foot injury that has sidelined him since Week 11.
Backup quarterback Matt Moore (foot) and running back Damien Williams (shoulder) were also ruled out Saturday, as expected. Cornerback Cordrea Tankersley (ankle and shoulder) is doubtful.
Coach Adam Gase said he anticipates Bushrod will be able to play again this season.
Dolphins QB Moore out at least another week with foot injury
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase says No. 2 quarterback Matt Moore will be unavailable for at least one more game because of a foot injury.
David Fales will again back up Jay Cutler on Monday night against New England. Moore was hurt in a loss at the Patriots on Nov. 26.
Running back Damien Williams sat out practice Thursday because of a shoulder injury, and his status for the Patriots' game is uncertain.
Dolphins backup QB Moore ruled out against Broncos
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins reserve quarterback Matt Moore has been ruled out of Sunday's game against Denver because of a foot injury.
Starter Jay Cutler's backup will be David Fales, who has thrown five passes in his NFL career. Cutler has gone the distance in only two of the past six games because of injuries, and Moore started in last week's loss at New England.
Dolphins list Williams as starting running back vs. Panthers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Dolphins say Damien Williams will get the start at running back on Monday night against the Carolina Panthers.
He's expected to split time in the backfield with Kenyan Drake.
Safety T.J. McDonald, who is returning from an eight-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy, will also start.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi has been diagnosed with a concussion and will miss several practices.
Ajayi, who ran for 1,272 yards last season, sat out Wednesday's workout after being hurt Monday.
Safety Reshad Jones practiced for the first time in training camp after being sidelined with a calf injury. He started camp on the active-non-football injury list.