Browns rookie CB Ward to miss second game with concussion
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns will again be without rookie starting cornerback Denzel Ward, who will miss his second straight game Saturday at Denver with a concussion.
Ward has been in concussion protocol since getting hurt while making a tackle in a Dec. 2 loss at Houston. Ward sat out last week's win over Carolina and missed all three practices this week before the Browns announced Thursday that he has been ruled out against the Broncos.
Browns activate cornerback Mitchell from injured reserve
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns cornerback Terrance Mitchell has been activated from injured reserve after missing eight games with a broken right wrist.
Cleveland made the move Saturday, enabling Mitchell to be available for Sunday's game against Carolina. The Browns need Mitchell because rookie cornerback Denzel Ward is out with a concussion suffered last week at Houston.
Browns place CB Terrance Mitchell on injured reserve
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns placed starting cornerback Terrance Mitchell on injured reserve with a broken right wrist.
Mitchell got hurt in the second quarter of Sunday's 45-42 loss at Oakland. He underwent surgery on Monday, when coach Hue Jackson said he didn't think Mitchell's injury was season-ending. The team can designate two players to return from injured reserve after six weeks.
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.
Browns Preview Capsule
CLEVELAND BROWNS (0-16)
New faces: GM John Dorsey, QB Tyrod Taylor, WR Jarvis Landry, RB Carlos Hyde, LB Mychal Kendricks, DB Damarious Randall, QB Baker Mayfield, CB Denzel Ward, LT Austin Corbett, RT Chris Hubbard, WR Antonio Callaway, TE Darren Fells, DB E.J. Gaines, WR Jeff Janis, DB Terrance Mitchell, DL Chris Smith, QB Drew Stanton, CB T.J. Carrie.
Key losses: LT Joe Thomas, RB Isaiah Crowell, QB DeShone Kizer, NT Danny Shelton, CB Jason McCourty, CB Jamar Taylor, WR Ricardo Louis.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns signed free agent cornerback E.J. Gaines, the latest addition to a revamped secondary.
Gaines played last season for the Buffalo Bills. The 26-year-old will be reunited in Cleveland with Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams as the two previously worked together with the Los Angeles Rams.
The 26-year-old Gaines, who also met with the New York Jets, will bring speed and depth to the Browns.
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.
Raiders don’t expect Chiefs to change without Peters
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr doesn't expect Kansas City's defense to change much without suspended cornerback Marcus Peters.
Peters is one of three defensive backs with two interceptions off Carr but he won't be on the field for Sunday's game at Arrowhead Stadium. Peters was suspended for one game by Chiefs coach Andy Reid for throwing a penalty flag into the stands last week. Peters also left the field, assuming that he'd been kicked out of the game.
Chiefs activate Nelson ahead of game against Broncos
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs have activated cornerback Steven Nelson from injured reserve, where he has been since training camp, and he could make his season debut Monday night against Denver.
Nelson had core muscle surgery just before the start of the season.
The Chiefs' defensive backfield has been shredded in recent weeks, allowing more than 400 yards passing and three touchdowns to Derek Carr in a 31-30 loss to Oakland a little more than a week ago.
Smith, Chiefs start quick, beat Chargers 24-10 to go 3-0
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — For the first quarter and a half, the Kansas City Chiefs looked like maybe the best team in the NFL.
Alex Smith was crisp and accurate in throwing two touchdown passes. The Chiefs intercepted Philip Rivers three times, twice by Terrance Mitchell.
Then it turned into a defensive slog, before the Chiefs (3-0) came alive in the final minutes to put away a 24-10 victory against the Los Angeles Chargers (0-3).
Smith, Chiefs start quick, beat Chargers 24-10 to go 3-0
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The Chiefs own the Chargers, whether they play in Kansas City, Los Angeles or San Diego.
Alex Smith threw two touchdown passes in the first 9½ minutes against what used to be his hometown team, Terrance Mitchell had two interceptions and rookie Kareem Hunt scored on a 69-yard run to seal the Chiefs' 24-10 victory against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.
The Chiefs (3-0) beat the Chargers for the seventh straight time and have won 12 straight AFC West games.
Injuries keeping Chiefs’ cornerback competition wide open
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs trudged to training camp on the campus of Missouri Western with only a couple of positions up for grabs, one of the benefits of having a veteran team coming off an AFC West title.
The starting job opposite cornerback Marcus Peters remains that way.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson returned to training camp Thursday after missing two workouts with a tooth abscess, while a trio of cornerbacks had to leave practice early with various injuries.
Terrance Mitchell, who could start at cornerback alongside Marcus Peters, went to the locker room on a cart with a sore hamstring. Roster long shots J.R. Nelson left with a groin injury and Keith Baxter with a wrist injury.
Trades, injuries lead Chiefs to make roster moves
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Rarely are teams forced to make wholesale roster changes in the middle of the season, and those that do usually aren't coming off arguably their best performance in weeks.
The Kansas City Chiefs did precisely that this week.