GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have claimed kicker Sam Ficken off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks, bringing in potential competition for 13-year veteran Mason Crosby.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs say former tight end Walter White has died.
White was 67. The team said White's family said he died Wednesday of complications from pancreatic...
Man charged with shining laser at Patriots QB Tom Brady
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A citation has been issued against a Missouri man accused of flashing a laser at New England quarterback Tom Brady during the Patriots' AFC championship game victory over...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Ryan Hunter has tackled the halls of government.
As part of the NFL Players' Association's Externship program, the pre-law...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The county that's home to the Kansas City Chiefs is moving forward with a plan to remove and store tens of thousands of old Arrowhead Stadium seats with the intention of...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns' draft class of 2016 is rapidly shrinking.
As he continues to revamp Cleveland's roster, general manager John Dorsey got rid of three former draft picks on Monday...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have acquired edge rusher Emmanuel Ogbah from Cleveland in a swap for safety Eric Murray, who was originally drafted by current Browns general...
Raiders sign OL Jordan Devey for depth on interior
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent offensive lineman Jordan Devey.
Devey spent the past three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs before joining...
Chiefs sign Breeland in upgrade to beleaguered secondary
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have signed cornerback Bashaud Breeland to a $2 million contract for the upcoming season that could be worth an additional $3 million if incentives...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — With a bright red hat perched jauntily on his mop-like hairdo, Tyrann Mathieu signed his contract with the Kansas City Chiefs and became the centerpiece of the offseason...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs began free agency Wednesday by cutting one of their most popular players in strong safety Eric Berry, who was a dynamic presence when he was healthy...
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AP Source: Chiefs, Mathieu agree to $42M, 3-yr contract
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs agreed to a $42 million, three-year deal with safety Tyrann Mathieu on Monday, continuing what is expected to be an aggressive offseason overhaul of...
The Kansas City Chiefs released veteran linebacker Justin Houston on Sunday after they were unable to drum up enough trade interest, ending the tenure of one of the best pass rushers in club...
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 Kansas City Chiefs placed the franchise tag on outside linebacker Dee Ford on Monday, making official a decision the team had been leaning toward throughout the offseason.
The Kansas City Chiefs are placing the franchise tag on outside linebacker Dee Ford after the best season of his career, though that could be just the first step in their dealings with...
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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 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.
Browns give Kareem Hunt 2nd chance, hope he stays inbounds
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The lasting visual of Kareem Hunt's second NFL season wasn't him stiff-arming a linebacker, shedding a tackle or barreling over a cornerback at the goal line for a touchdown.
It was Hunt pushing a young woman and then kicking her while she was defenseless on the floor.
That moment caught on a surveillance camera mortified the sports world and led to the Kansas City Chiefs parting ways with one of their best players, a move universally admired.
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.
Chiefs GM: Planning already happening for Mahomes contract
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are already planning their future around signing quarterback Patrick Mahomes to a long-term contract, even though the NFL MVP won't be eligible to sign an extension until after next season.
Chiefs fan banned over claims he pointed laser at Brady
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have instituted a lifetime ban against a fan accused of flashing a laser at New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during last month's AFC championship game.
The Latest: Chiefs QB Mahomes wins NFL MVP award
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the AP NFL individual awards Saturday (all times local):
It was a Patrick Mahomes runaway for NFL MVP.
In his second pro season, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes took The Associated Press 2018 NFL Most Valuable Player award. He received 41 votes from a nationwide panel of media members who regularly cover the league. New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees got the other nine in balloting announced at NFL Honors.
Pastor who called Patriots win: They’ll win Super Bowl, too
SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — A Maine pastor who accurately predicted the score of the New England Patriots' victory in the AFC Championship Game says the team will win the Super Bowl by a count of 34 to 24.
Rev. Mark Tanner, of Skowhegan, drew attention when he predicted the Patriots' win over the Kansas City Chiefs by a score of 37 to 31. He says the Pats will have a little less trouble with the Los Angeles Rams in Sunday's game in Atlanta.
Panel: Chiefs owe nearly $1M in back taxes for renovation
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A state panel in Missouri has ruled that the Kansas City Chiefs owe $930,000 in back tax plus interest on the decade-old Arrowhead Stadium renovation.
The Kansas City Star reports the NFL team argued that it didn't owe taxes on hundreds of items it bought to outfit the new stadium. But that argument was dismissed Tuesday in a ruling by the Administrative Hearing Commission.
Chiefs plan $10 million in renovations to Arrowhead Stadium
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are planning more than $10 million in upgrades to Arrowhead Stadium.
The Chiefs announced Monday that the renovations will include a "modernization" of the Arrowvision scoreboard, along with waterproofing and new seats — with cup holders — in the stadium's upper deck.
Chiefs President Mark Donovan said in a news release that the last stadium renovation was completed a decade ago.
Chiefs wide receiver Thomas arrested in drug possession case
IOLA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver DeAnthony Thomas has been arrested on suspicion of possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
The sheriff's office in southeast Kansas' Allen County said in a Facebook post that Thomas was booked Saturday. The 26-year-old from Lee's Summit, Missouri, has since been released on bond.
Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker, wife welcome new baby boy
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker has a new baby to keep him busy in the offseason.
His wife, Isabelle, delivered a boy weighing 9 pounds, 5 ounces (about 4 kilograms, 140 grams) on Sunday. The couple named him James Augustine Butker and shared pictures on Twitter . Butker wrote, "Pray for Us!"
Patriots controlling clock, third downs during playoffs
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Throughout the Patriots' run of playoff success under Bill Belichick, one of his best-known attributes has been his ability to craft game plans that have stumped their opponents.
He's at it again.
This postseason New England's best offensive weapon has been finding ways to keep the ball out of the hands of its opponents.
Dee wrong Ford: Chiefs fans vent on Twitter at Englishwoman
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 47-year-old Englishwoman has seen the best and worst that Twitter would have to offer the American football player who shares her name.
NFL investigating laser pointed at Brady in AFC title game
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — NFL security is investigating whether a fan attempted to shine a laser into the face of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during their AFC championship game victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night.
Hurdles cleared, Patriots head to 3rd straight Super Bowl
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady smiled his way through the week leading up to Sunday's AFC championship game, mostly brushing aside questions about being an underdog for one of the few times during the Patriots' unprecedented run of titles.
But when Rex Burkhead crossed the goal line for a 2-yard touchdown to give New England a 37-31 overtime win over the Kansas City Chiefs, Brady let joy alter his usual coy demeanor.
Pats-Chiefs second-most watched AFC title game in 42 years
Sunday night's game between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs was the second-most watched and rated AFC championship game in 42 years.
The overtime thriller on CBS averaged 53.919 million viewers, just shy of the 54.850 million that viewed Pittsburgh's victory over the New York Jets in 2011. The 27.5 household rating fell short of the 2016 matchup between New England and Denver that had a 29.3 rating.
Bummed out Chiefs head into offseason full of optimism
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs came within a heartbeat of returning to the Super Bowl for the first time in 49 years, taking the greatest dynasty in NFL history to overtime in the AFC title game.
Instead, they are stuck with more heartache for an entire offseason.
Pastor predicted score in Patriots’ AFC championship win
SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — A Maine pastor who publicly predicted the final score of Sunday night's AFC championship game isn't claiming divine intervention. But he's confident the New England Patriots will win the Super Bowl as well.
The Rev. Mark Tanner asked his secretary Friday to post a message on the sign outside the Skowhegan Federated Church: "God doesn't have a favorite team but the pastor does!! Patriots 37. Chiefs 31."
Veteran Patriots beat Chiefs to return to Super Bowl
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots did what they've done for the better part of two decades.
Make plays when the game is on the line.
The most accomplished quarterback in NFL history led the Patriots downfield in overtime, surgically converting a trio of third-and-10s, and gave Rex Burkhead a chance to score the touchdown that gave New England a 37-31 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC championship game Sunday night.
Chiefs’ defense collapses in 37-31 OT loss to Patriots
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The dominant storyline all week had been how the AFC championship game represented a passing of the torch, from Tom Brady to Patrick Mahomes and the New England Patriots to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Chiefs suddenly stingy defense gets test in AFC title game
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The only defense the Kansas City Chiefs played most of this season was, well, in defense of their own defense, which gave up so many yards and points that it became a running joke around the league.
Yes, the Chiefs scored in bushels. They also allowed points in bunches.
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.
Patriots’ Edelman still making most of his opportunities
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — His face was still a little flushed from stepping out of the subfreezing temperatures at Gillette Stadium field just minutes following the Patriots' 41-28 divisional-round win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday .
Still, Julian Edelman stood at his locker satisfied — at least for a moment.
Anderson shines after rejected by 3 non-playoff teams
As the top four point-producers in the NFL were advancing to the conference championship round for the first time ever, Dak Prescott was getting sacked by his own teammate, Tom Brady was embracing the underdog role a little too tightly and C.J. Anderson was making the most of his second, third ... no, fourth chance.
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.
Patriots primed for rematch with Chiefs in AFC title game
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England tight end Rob Gronkowski said the Patriots would take the night to enjoy it. Safety Devin McCourty said it would be closer to just a few hours of celebration.
Unknown stars emerge for suddenly stingy Chiefs defense
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The two transactions that the Kansas City Chiefs made before the start of the season came with little fanfare, mostly because casual football fans probably had never heard of either of them.
Jordan Lucas was drafted in the sixth round out of Penn State by the Dolphins, and had spent most of his career on their practice squad.
Dave? Dave? Kansas City man gets tickets for helping Chief
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A random act of kindness has netted AFC Championship tickets for a man called Dave who helped dig a Kansas City Chief out of the snow.
Offensive linesman Jeff Allen posted on Twitter that his car got stuck as he was heading to Arrowhead Stadium to take on the Indianapolis Colts in Saturday's playoff. Allen says "a nice guy named Dave," who didn't know he is a Chief, got him back on the road.
Chiefs gaze ahead to first AFC title game since January 1994
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nobody in the Kansas City Chiefs locker room is more keenly aware of the franchise's heartbreaking playoff history than Xavier Williams, who grew up a short drive away from Arrowhead Stadium.
He was just a toddler when his hometown team lost in the AFC title game in January 1994, the last time they were on the cusp of playing in a Super Bowl. He endured the childhood disappointments, and the playoff losses while he was starring in high school and at Northern Iowa.
Vinatieri’s misses encapsulate Colts playoff performance
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Colts finally got their offense going against the Kansas City Chiefs late in the first half Saturday, driving deep downfield with an opportunity to bite into their deficit.
Andrew Luck scrambled out of bounds with a few seconds left, and Colts coach Frank Reich sent one of the most reliable kickers in NFL history out to attempt a 23-yard chip-shot field goal.
Adam Vinatieri doinked it off the left upright .
Chiefs roll past Colts 31-13 to reach AFC title game
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs' defense had heard the chorus of critics all season long, the ones that claimed their sieve-like line and shaky backfield would spoil young superstar Patrick Mahomes and cost them a chance to chase their first Super Bowl appearance in decades.
Well, that defense is a big reason why the Chiefs are one step away.