KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are hopeful that Patrick Mahomes will be able to play next week against Minnesota, especially having practiced on a limited basis just days after...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes resembled a pitcher without his best stuff Sunday, a fraction of an inch off on so many of his throws but hanging in there long enough to give his team a...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — There were plenty of reasons for the Kansas City Chiefs to be optimistic their porous defense, a big reason they were eliminated in the playoffs a year ago, would be vastly...
HOUSTON TEXANS (11-6)
New faces: OTs Laremy Tunsil, Tytus Howard, Max Scharping, WR Kenny Stills, DE Barkevious Mingo, OLB Jacob Martin, RBs Duke Johnson and Carlos Hyde, DE S Tashaun...
HOUSTON TEXANS (11-6)
New faces: OTs Tytus Howard and Max Scharping, LT Matt Kalil, S Tashaun Gipson, CBs Briean Boddy-Calhoun, Bradley Roby and Lonnie Johnson, Jr., QB AJ McCarron, TE...
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (13-5)
New faces: Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, DE Alex Okafor, DE Frank Clark, DE Emmanuel Ogbah, DT Khalen Saunders, LB Damien Wilson, LB Darron Lee, LB...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs placed Marcus Kemp on injured reserve with a torn ACL and signed fellow wide receiver De'Anthony Thomas as part of a series of roster moves made Tuesday when...
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs needed a playmaking safety and signed coveted free agent Tyrann Mathieu.
They needed help at cornerback and signed Bashaud Breeland and Morris...
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — The back stories of safety Tyrann Mathieu and defensive end Frank Clark are remarkably similar, starting with their rocky rides through college and right into their NFL...
HOUSTON TEXANS (11-6)
OPEN CAMP: July 25, Houston.
LAST YEAR: Used nine-game winning streak to dig out of early hole and become first team since 1998 to reach playoffs after 0-3 start...
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (13-5)
OPEN CAMP: July 27, St. Joseph, Missouri
LAST YEAR: First-year starter Patrick Mahomes shattered nearly every franchise passing record while winning league...
29. KANSAS CITY (13-5)
LAST SEASON: Chiefs rolled to third straight AFC West title thanks to second-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who shattered just about every franchise passing record...
23. HOUSTON TEXANS (11-6)
LAST SEASON: Used nine-game winning streak to dig out of early hole and become first team since 1998 to reach playoffs after 0-3 start before falling to Colts in...
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...
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have signed cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun as they continue to add to their secondary.
His signing Friday comes after they signed safety Tashaun Gipson and...
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 CHIEFS (13-5)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: OLB Dee Ford (franchise tag), OLB Justin Houston, DT Allen Bailey, TE Demetrius Harris, FB Anthony Sherman, RB Spencer Ware, CB Orlando...
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...
HOUSTON TEXANS (11-6)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: S Kareem Jackson, FS Tyrann Mathieu, CB Kayvon Webster, QB Joe Webb, CB Shareece Wright, ILB Brian Peters, QB Brandon Weeden, RB Alfred Blue,...
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have put their 0-3 start behind them, winning four straight games capped by Sunday's victory over the Jaguars to move into first place in the AFC South.
But they won't have much time to celebrate their recent success with the Dolphins coming to town on Thursday night.
Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith says he has been involved in two errant calls the last two weeks.
Smith says the NFL notified the team that he shouldn't have been flagged for leading with his helmet while tackling New England receiver Chris Hogan in Week 2. Then, officials missed a holding call on Tennessee left tackle Taylor Lewan on a third-down play late last week that essentially allowed the Titans to run out the clock.
HOUSTON (AP) — A season so promising just a few short weeks ago is on the verge of falling apart for the Houston Texans.
One of only three winless teams in the NFL, the Texans are desperate to get a victory on Sunday against the Colts and try to salvage their season.
"We have to win this game," safety Tyrann Mathieu said. "We just have to win."
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tyrann Mathieu intercepted Tom Brady's pass and also recovered a fumble Sunday against the New England Patriots.
Not good enough, if you ask the Houston Texans safety.
"Yeah, I touched the leather, but I didn't touch the end zone," Mathieu said after the 27-20 loss in the opener. "We lost by seven points, so that's how I look at it and how I judge myself."
HOUSTON TEXANS (4-12)
New faces: S Tyrann Mathieu, G Senio Kelemete, G Zach Fulton, OT Seantrel Henderson, CB Aaron Colvin, QB Brandon Weeden, TE Jordan Akins.
Key losses: LB Brian Cushing, OT Jeff Allen, OL Xavier Su'a-Filo.
ARIZONA CARDINALS (8-8)
New faces: Coach Steve Wilks, QB Sam Bradford, QB Josh Rosen, RG Justin Pugh, RT Andre Smith, S Tre Boston, CB Jamar Taylor, WR Brice Butler, WR Christian Kirk, RB Chase Edmonds, C Mason Cole, CB Bene Benwikere.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kevin Byard no longer needs the tweet of Deion Sanders calling the All-Pro and Pro Bowl safety "a fan" as the lock screen on his cellphone.
The Tennessee Titans safety believes he squeezed all the motivation needed from that Twitter exchange, which fueled him throughout the offseason in his quest to be the NFL's best in his third season.
HOUSTON (AP) — First-year Houston Texans general manager Brian Gaine will get his first chance to select a player in the NFL draft on Friday.
The Texans had no picks in the first round Thursday night and none in the second round, either — the first time that has happened in franchise history.
The Texans own three picks in the third round, at No. 68 overall, No. 80 and No. 98. The team has needs on the offensive line, at tight end and in the secondary.
HOUSTON (AP) — The "Honey Badger" is headed to Houston.
The Houston Texans said Monday they had signed unrestricted free agent safety Tyrann Mathieu and claimed wide receiver Sammie Coates off waivers from Cleveland.
All those promises worth millions upon millions to free agents turned into paydays Wednesday when the NFL's business year began.
Of course, teams needed to clear salary cap space or rejigger their ledgers to make it work, and they'll still be doing so for months.
While the likes of Drew Brees, Malcolm Butler and Andrew Norwell cashed in bigtime, having reached agreements in the past two days before everything became official, some value entered the marketplace.
PHOENIX (AP) — The "Honey Badger" is leaving the desert.
The Arizona Cardinals released one of the team's most popular players, safety Tyrann Mathieu, on Wednesday after the two sides couldn't rework his contract.
Mathieu was due for $18.75 million of his contract to be guaranteed when the league year officially begins. By cutting him, Arizona will save close to $5 million in cap space.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals finally beat a good team.
Phil Dawson kicked a 57-yard field goal with 1 second left, sending the Cardinals to a 27-24 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars for their first win of the season against a team with a winning record.
The Jaguars (7-4) had won four in a row. They dropped into a tie with Tennessee for first place in the AFC South.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz turned third downs into a passing clinic against the Arizona Cardinals.
Six-time Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson, 2015 Pro Bowl safety Tyrann Mathieu and the rest of Arizona's secondary had a tough time against Philadelphia's second-year quarterback.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Carson Palmer managed to get the Arizona Cardinals into overtime Sunday. Tyrann Mathieu and Phil Dawson made sure they got out of Indianapolis pretty darn quick.
Mathieu intercepted new Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett on the first play from scrimmage in the extra period, and Dawson made a 30-yard field goal four plays later to give the Cardinals a 16-13 victory.
ARIZONA CARDINALS (7-8-1)
New Faces: ILB Karlos Dansby, K Phil Dawson, S Antoine Bethea, S Budda Baker, QB Blaine Gabbert, ILB Haason Reddick.
Key Losses: S Tony Jefferson, DT Calais Campbell, S D.J. Swearinger, ILB Kevin Minter, K Chandler Catanzaro, OG Earl Watford, CB Tyvon Branch.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — As the Arizona Cardinals training camp drags on, Tyrann Mathieu is looking more and more like his old "Honey Badger" self.
"There's been a bunch of it," coach Bruce Arians said before Thursday's practice. "He's got his hands on a lot of balls and just missed a couple, but until there's real bullets, we'll have to see it then."
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals may have found themselves another Tyrann Mathieu in aggressive, versatile rookie Budda Baker.
Even Mathieu thinks the comparison is appropriate.
"His first day here," Mathieu said, "he was reminiscent of myself for sure."
Mathieu, who burst onto the scene as a do-everything rookie in 2013, is full of praise for Baker, a second-round draft pick out of Washington.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Entering his fifth NFL season, Tyrann Mathieu is trying to get his confidence back.
Fighting through injuries in all four of his NFL seasons, he has had a hard time maintaining the dynamic "Honey Badger" form best on display two years ago.
Two of his seasons were cut short by reconstructive knee surgery. Last year, a shoulder injury landed him on injured reserve in late December, a premature end to an unsatisfying season for him and his team.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The fifth draft conducted by the Arizona Cardinals duo of general manager Steve Keim and coach Bruce Arians followed a familiar pattern.
Keim and Arians, obviously, have this drill down pat.
The theme, Arians said, was "position flexibility," players who can fill more than one role.
The first two picks, linebacker Haason Reddick and safety Budda Baker, fit that bill. So do two big linemen who were picked on the final day.
The third-round choice was wide receiver Chad Williams.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals kept their attention on the defense on Friday, trading up nine spots in the second round to select safety Budda Baker of Washington.
The comparisons to Tyrann Mathieu were immediate.
Mathieu himself tweeted "Young Savage."
Baker is muscular, instinctive, quick, 5-foot-10 and 192 pounds.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs are finalizing a $78 million, six-year deal with Eric Berry that will make him the highest-paid safety in the NFL, a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the deal had not been announced.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have placed defensive back Tyrann Mathieu on injured reserve, the third time the do-everything defensive back has finished the year on the injury list in his four NFL seasons.
Mathieu had been trying to play through a shoulder injury before the decision was made Friday to place him on injured reserve.
The 2015 All-Pro selection never has played a full season.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — In an abrupt move that stunned his teammates, the Arizona Cardinals released wide receiver Michael Floyd on Wednesday, two days after the 2012 first-round draft pick was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and failure to obey a police officer.
Coach Bruce Arians declined to comment on the move other than to say it was a "totally" unanimous decision by him, team President Michael Bidwill and general manager Steve Keim.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Tyrann Mathieu returned to practice for the Arizona Cardinals on Wednesday and said he was optimistic that he would be able to play when the team faces the Vikings in Minnesota.
Coach Bruce Arians also confirmed after practice that wide receiver Jaron Brown has signed an extension that puts him under contract through next season.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals returned to practice Tuesday after a long bye weekend off and the biggest news was Tyrann Mathieu's rapid recovery from a shoulder injury.
Coach Bruce Arians said he "'really has" been surprised by how quickly Mathieu is coming back. The do-everything All-Pro defensive back was projected to be out three to six weeks after he sustained a shoulder subluxation in the team's Oct. 30 loss at Carolina.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — After yet another bad trip to Carolina, the Arizona Cardinals have a losing record halfway through their schedule, and a season that was supposed to be so successful is slipping away.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says left tackle Jared Veldheer will be placed on injured reserve with a torn triceps and safety/cornerback Tyrann Mathieu will be out three to six weeks with a shoulder injury.
Both were hurt in Sunday's 30-20 loss at Carolina.
The 6-foot-8, 321-pound Veldheer was the anchor of Arizona's offensive line and is in the third year of a five-year free agent deal he signed with the Cardinals in 2014.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — So far, the Arizona Cardinals offense is nowhere near the dynamic, big-play outfit it was a year ago. The defense, though, might be better.
Arizona has not allowed a touchdown in its last two games — a 28-3 victory over the New York Jets and that strange 6-6 overtime tie with the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night. Actually, it is nine consecutive quarters if you count the 15-minute overtime period.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — On a day quarterback Carson Palmer threw four interceptions and safety Tyrann Mathieu couldn't field a fumble and kicked the ball out of bounds, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians saved his bluntest critique on long snapper Kameron Canaday.
This, after all, wasn't the first time a bad snap from Canaday has cost the Cardinals (1-2) three weeks into the season.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Tyrann Mathieu isn't the Honey Badger of old just yet, and it's by his own choice.
Barely eight months since surgery to repair a torn ACL, Mathieu's right knee is not ready for the rigors of scrambling all over the field as he did last season, a performance that earned him an All-Pro selection.
Coach Bruce Arians said he's waiting for Mathieu to come to him to say he's ready.