Chiefs’ maligned defense shines in victory over Arizona
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs finally got Justin Houston back onto the field Sunday against Arizona, and the four-time Pro Bowl linebacker made one of the plays of the game when he picked off Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen on a second-half screen pass.
The Chiefs also got safety Daniel Sorensen back from injured reserve, where he had resided since breaking his leg in training camp, and he five tackles while providing a hard-hitting presence.
Chiefs could get Houston, Sorensen on field vs Cardinals
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs could be getting some much-needed help for their ailing, leaky defense when linebacker Justin Houston and safety Daniel Sorensen are expected to play against the Arizona Cardinals.
Houston has missed four straight games after hurting his hamstring, while Sorensen was added to the active roster this week after landing on injured reserve in training camp with a broken leg.
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’ 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.
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 sign Parker, place Sorensen on IR amid roster moves
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs announced the signing of veteran Ron Parker and placed fellow safety Daniel Sorensen on injured reserve amid a series of roster moves that included the signing of their practice squad.
Parker had spent the past four seasons with Kansas City before signing with the Falcons in free agency. He was released last week and visited the Chiefs on Saturday, when he agreed to a deal.
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.
Chiefs’ safety depth takes hit ahead of preseason opener
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs were missing both starting safeties for the final practice ahead of their preseason opener with Eric Berry getting a planned day off and Daniel Sorensen leaving with a knee injury.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid is being cautious with Berry after the star safety missed nearly all of last season with a torn Achilles tendon. The extent of Sorensen's injury was still being evaluated.
Chiefs’ Peters fined $24,309 for penalty flag toss
NEW YORK (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters was fined $24,309 by the NFL on Friday for throwing a penalty flag into the stands against the New York Jets.
Peters also was suspended one game by Chiefs coach Andy Reid earlier in the week for his antics last Sunday in the 38-31 loss.
The Kansas City Chiefs lost Eric Berry to an Achilles injury in their opener against the New England Patriots, and Saturday morning, they signed a familiar face to fill his spot.
The Chiefs signed safety Steven Terrell, the team announced. Terrell impressed during training camp with Kansas City, but was let go a week ago during cutdowns.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs and safety Daniel Sorensen agreed to a $16 million, four-year contract that keeps the restricted free agent off the market, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press.
The deal includes $8 million guaranteed and more than $2 million in incentives, according to the person, who spoke Saturday on condition of anonymity because Sorensen must still pass a physical.
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.
Chiefs’ Kelce fined $24,309 for tossing towel at official
NEW YORK (AP) — Turns out that was one costly towel toss for Travis Kelce.
The Kansas City Chiefs tight end was fined $24,309 by the NFL on Friday after he protested a non-call by mockingly chucking his towel toward an official and being ejected.
Chiefs have penchant for interceptions, defensive touchdowns
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Marcus Peters strode through the Kansas City Chiefs locker room after their latest victory sporting a massive black-and-bedazzled sombrero, which he had acquired from a fan for a pair of his gloves.
It looked as if the second-year cornerback was headed for a happenin' fiesta.
Unheralded safety Daniel Sorensen leads Chiefs past Saints
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Daniel Sorensen saw the pass from Drew Brees get tipped by Eric Berry and ricochet off the helmet of Willie Snead IV, and made sure he was there to grab the deflection out of midair.
Then, the former undrafted safety out of BYU turned into a running back.
Alex Smith leads Chiefs past mistake-prone Saints, 27-21
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Smith huddled with Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy in front of his locker, not more than 15 minutes after Kansas City had beaten the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
If they were already dissecting his performance, they weren't going to find many faults.
Smith threw two touchdown passes in another calm, efficient outing, and Daniel Sorensen returned an interception of Drew Brees for another score as the Chiefs held on for a 27-21 victory.