Chiefs Training Camp Capsule
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...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tyreek Hill has been cleared to report to Chiefs training camp next week after the NFL said Friday it would not suspend the star wide receiver under its personal conduct...
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill's former fiancee has gone to court seeking to prove that he is the father of her newborn twins and to require him to pay child...
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A criminal investigation into allegations that Kansas City Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill's son was abused is no longer active.
The competitive juices still flow for Dexter McCluster . So he's back to playing pro football — in the National Arena League.
Earlier this month, the former NFL running back and kick...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The attorney for Tyreek Hill sent a letter to the NFL on Thursday disputing child-abuse claims made by the wide receiver's fiancee, offering a point-by-point response to a...
Chiefs plug key holes on offense, defense with 6 picks
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs insisted that they fell in love with Georgia wide receiver Mecole Hardman and were intent on selecting him with their first pick in the NFL draft all...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said he was "deeply disturbed" by audio of Tyreek Hill discussing injuries to his 3-year-old son but declined to elaborate on the case citing an...
Frank Clark will be making big bucks next season in the NFL.
Chiefs: DA reopens domestic violence case involving Hill
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Friday a local prosecutor has reopened a domestic violence investigation involving suspended wide receiver Tyreek Hill after a TV...
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on developments in the domestic abuse incident involving Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (all times local):
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs effectively suspended Tyreek Hill from all team-related activities Thursday night while they investigate an audio recording that aired on a local TV...
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A county prosecutor declined to charge Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill with a crime Wednesday in a domestic incident that involved his fiance and their 3-year-old...
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — The Chiefs are investigating an incident in which star receiver Tyreek Hill was involved in a domestic battery episode in suburban Kansas City earlier this...
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.
Sorry America, team you love to hate headed to Super Bowl
NOT THEM AGAIN!
Sorry America — at least outside of New England — but the team you love to hate is headed back to the Super Bowl.
Sure, there are negatives to point out with these Patriots. They haven't looked much more than mediocre on the road. Their defense is vulnerable, especially against dynamic passers, and Kansas City certainly has one of those in Patrick Mahomes.
Patriots preparing for anything in rematch with KC’s Mahomes
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — In their first meeting with Kansas City, the Patriots had quarterback Patrick Mahomes figured out — at least for a half.
Creative and efficient in leading the Chiefs to a 5-0 start to the regular season, the second-year phenom looked very ordinary in the opening 30 minutes of their Oct. 14 matchup with New England, completing 14 of 23 passes for 164 yards, no touchdowns and throwing two interceptions. It added up to a 24-9 halftime deficit for the Chiefs.
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Patriots-Chiefs, Saints-Rams in conference championships
Tom Brady versus Patrick Mahomes. Drew Brees against Jared Goff.
Two high-profile rematches with the Super Bowl on the line.
The NFL's highest-scoring offenses face off in the conference championships next Sunday. Brady leads the New England Patriots into Kansas City to take on Mahomes and the Chiefs, and Brees and the New Orleans Saints host Goff and the Los Angeles Rams.
Chiefs owner: Patrick Mahomes ‘always gives you a chance’
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — In an otherwise empty Kansas City Chiefs locker room, long after they had rallied to beat the Ravens in overtime and clinch a playoff berth, chairman Clark Hunt was asked what makes this year's team different than all those that suffered postseason letdowns.
His answer was refreshingly simple and candid: Patrick Mahomes.
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.
Miami’s Jakeem Grant picked by AP as best returner
Rules changes aimed at safety have made kickoff returns almost a rarity in the NFL. Punters have gotten better each year at placing their kicks in spots that make it harder and harder to run back.
Despite all that's stacked up against them, there are still a few returners who can turn the sometimes mundane kicking plays into breathtaking ones.
Raiders rookie punter plans to kick away from Tyreek Hill
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders punter Johnny Townsend is plenty thankful that he doesn't have to cover Kansas City's Tyreek Hill as a defender.
Dealing with Hill on special teams is challenging enough as is, even if it is for only two or three plays a game.
Chiefs’ Hill fined $10K by NFL for peace sign gesture
NEW YORK (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill was fined $10,026 by the NFL on Saturday for taunting after he flashed a peace sign at the end of a touchdown catch.
NFL players are reprising some old, costly celebrations
NFL players seem to have run out of creative ways to celebrate.
Either that, or they've decided to pay homage to the players they grew up watching, even if it costs them some funds for injecting fun into the game.
Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill was the latest to go old school when he commemorated his second touchdown in Week 10 by commandeering the CBS camera like Cincinnati's Chad Ochocinco once did.
Mahomes throws 2 TD passes as Chiefs beat Cardinals 26-14
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes will always have some special TV footage of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrating his record-setting touchdown pass in a win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
That's because Tyreek Hill was the one recording it.
Chiefs using screen plays in creative new ways on offense
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes had been shredding the Patriots defense all night with his incredible arm strength and downfield precision in a back-and-forth shootout last month when it looked as if the Chiefs quarterback might be finally corralled by a well-timed blitz.
With a deft flip of his wrist, Mahomes instead tossed a soft screen pass to Kareem Hunt out of the backfield, and he raced up the field as the Patriots were forced to chase him.
Chiefs becoming must-watch show with Mahomes under center
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — There are times that Dolphins coach Adam Gase hears about a cool play that happened somewhere else in the NFL, or something unique that a rival might be doing, and he makes a note to himself to check it out once his day-to-day work is complete.
Then there are times he flips on the TV for pure entertainment.
"Sometimes," Gase said, "when you watch Kansas City, you sit back and watch because it just seems like they're out there playing 7-on-7. It's impressive to watch."
Face to face: Browns GM to meet Chiefs team he helped build
CLEVELAND (AP) — John Dorsey's roughest week running the Browns will close with a reunion.
The Kansas City Chiefs were once his football family — before the feud.
On Sunday, Cleveland's first-year general manager will get an up-close look at the team he helped build into a Super Bowl contender playing against the one he's trying to revive after years of decay — and just days after another coaching clean-out.
Chiefs celebrating blowout of Bengals, impressive 6-1 start
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It's hard to tell these days what's more entertaining to watch: Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs' high-flying offense or their crazy, creative touchdown celebrations.
Mahomes torches Bengals for 4 TDs as Chiefs roll, 45-10
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes bobbled the snap, picked the ball off the turf and threw a laser to Tyreek Hill in the corner of the end zone, giving the Kansas City Chiefs another touchdown on a night full of them.
Even the young quarterback's mistakes rarely end up awry.
Bengals’ banged-up D gets high-flying Chiefs in prime time
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Marvin Lewis flipped on tape of the Kansas City Chiefs this week and saw Tyreek Hill moving all over the field, Kareem Hunt bulldozing for first downs, Travis Kelce making acrobatic catches, and Patrick Mahomes delivering the ball to all of them.
Then he was asked what worries him most about facing the Chiefs on Sunday night.
"Everything," Lewis said, adding a halfhearted laugh.
Chiefs defense continues to hold back electrifying offense
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The only thing that might hold back the Kansas City Chiefs this season is their defense.
That's because they haven't been able to hold back anybody.
While the Chiefs have earned plenty of attention for their record-setting offense, led by Patrick Mahomes and several skill-position studs, the defense has struggled six weeks into the season.
The unit is allowing a league-high 468.2 yards and more than 28 points per game.
When Patriots need a big play, it’s Brady to Gronk
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — When the going gets tough, Tom Brady goes to Rob Gronkowski.
The Patriots tight end had only three catches against the Chiefs on Sunday night, but he had big gains on each of the team's final two drives to help New England beat previously undefeated Kansas City 43-40.
Patriots ban fan who threw beer at Chiefs player
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots say they have banned from Gillette Stadium a fan who threw beer in the face of Kansas City Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill late in the Patriots' 43-40 win.
After scoring on a 75-yard pass with just over three minutes to play in Sunday's game Hill's momentum carried him through the back of the end zone and into the padded wall.
Chiefs using motion, unique formations to create nightmares
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs break huddle and line up in a traditional formation: Patrick Mahomes settles under center, Kareem Hunt is in the backfield, tight end Travis Kelce joins wide receiver Sammy Watkins on the right side, and Tyreek Hill and Demarcus Robinson head to the left.
Then, from a defensive perspective, all hell breaks loose.
Jags’ Ramsey fires back at Chiefs ‘return specialist’ Hill
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey doesn't view Kansas City Chiefs speedster Tyreek Hill as much of a matchup concern.
At least not as a receiver.
Ramsey fired back at Hill on Thursday, pointing out that his two Pro Bowl appearances came as a returner.
"I don't like how whoever has made it a matchup me against Tyreek," Ramsey said three days before the Chiefs (4-0) host the Jaguars (3-1).
Chiefs keep things light with locker room trash talking
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tyreek Hill was asked what goes through his head when a play breaks down and Patrick Mahomes is forced to improvise, and the Chiefs' wide receiver basically body-shamed his starting quarterback.
"When you see his slow behind roll out," Hill began, "or whatever he's doing, in my mind I go to, 'Alert! Alert! Alert! And I just have to get back to him and be around the ball."
Chiefs unleash deep, talented arsenal on opposing defenses
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs were desperate for help at cornerback this past season, especially after trading Marcus Peters, yet general manager Brett Veach made what at the time was a curious decision.
He spent what little remained of his salary cap on Sammy Watkins.
The Chiefs were already loaded on offense with a veteran offensive line, a speedster in Tyreek Hill, the reigning rushing champion in Kareem Hunt and one of the league's best tight ends in Travis Kelce.
Mahomes throws 6 TDs, Chiefs hold off Steelers 42-37
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyreek Hill turned to face the cameras when the hottest quarterback in the NFL looked up, saw a potential traffic jam and urged his Kansas City Chiefs teammate to conduct his business elsewhere.
"Don't do that here," Patrick Mahomes said with a laugh.
Hill responded by shuffling a few steps clear of Mahomes' stall.
Good idea. There's little doubt who is calling the shots now in Kansas City. It's the first-year starter with the big arm.
Chiefs’ Hill helps Mahomes era off to fast start in victory
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Tyreek Hill helped get the Patrick Mahomes era off to a blazing start for Kansas City.
The speedy receiver scored three touchdowns, including two in the first quarter, as the Chiefs opened the season with a 38-28 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.
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’ Mahomes sets social media ablaze with TD toss
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It is already being called "The Pass" in Kansas City.
It happened early in the Chiefs' game against the Atlanta Falcons, when Patrick Mahomes II dropped back to throw. The pocket began to collapse around him, so Mahomes took a couple jitterbug steps forward and let loose with a 69-yard heave that Tyreek Hill caught nearly in stride for a touchdown.
The ball traveled almost the entire distance in the air.
Chiefs offensive line has crucial job in protecting Pat
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — The talk all offseason surrounding the Kansas City Chiefs has been the way general manager Brett Veach's front office has surrounded young quarterback Patrick Mahomes II with the weapons to succeed.
They already had speedster Tyreek Hill and tight end Travis Kelce. They brought in Kareem Hunt in last year's draft and he led the league in rushing. This offseason, they spent lavishly to sign wide receiver Sammy Watkins to a three-year deal to provide another downfield threat.
Chiefs’ pinning draft hopes on game-changing speed
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — The fastest member of the Kansas City Chiefs was drafted in the fifth round a couple of years ago.
Second-fastest? He went in the sixth last spring.
Now, if defensive back Tremon Smith can perform anything like Tyreek Hill when he steps onto the field for the Chiefs' preseason opener against Houston on Thursday night, general manager Brett Veach and coach Andy Reid will have hit on something special at a position of tremendous need.
Chiefs Training Camp Capsule
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (10-7)
OPEN CAMP: July 28, Missouri Western, St. Joseph, Missouri
AFC West Training Camp Capsules
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (10-7)
OPEN CAMP: July 28, Missouri Western, St. Joseph, Missouri
Conventional pro football wisdom suggests that pass catchers begin to hit stride in their third year. That's when some greats like Jerry Rice and Lance Allworth had their first chart-topping seasons toward Hall of Fame careers.
While it's far too early to suggest anyone from the rookie class of 2016 are locks to reach Canton, fantasy football players should take a closer look at several third-year receivers who have a chance to be highly productive this season.
Chiefs’ overhaul focused on youth, speed
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — With the departures of longtime veterans and fan favorites, the Kansas City Chiefs have tried to make their offseason roster turnover about youth, speed and aggressive play — an approach coach Andy Reid underscored Thursday with the official introduction of new arrivals Sammy Watkins and Anthony Hitchens.
"We're so excited about the future, man, it's the energy level," Reid said. "We've got a great nucleus coming back, we've added some players that are top notch."