Archive for the ‘Kansas City Chiefs’ Category

Chiefs expect to improve their defense in the draft

Friday, April 20th, 2018

The Chiefs aren’t making a big secret of what they want to do in next week’s draft. “I don’t think as an evaluator, as a personnel member, you’re ever happy with your team unless you win a Super Bowl,” Veach said, via Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star, “so we’re going to look to improve the defense. The Chiefs traded cornerback Marcus Peters but got Kendall Fuller in the Alex Smith trade.

Mahomes gets baptism by fire, and that could be a good thing for the Chiefs

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

The Kansas City Chiefs break in a new starting quarterback this year, and Patrick Mahomes will be getting a baptism by fire. Four of his first six games will be played on the road, and all will feature still challenges against potentially contending teams and/or in tough places to play: at Chargers, at Steelers, vs. 49ers, at Broncos, vs. Jaguars, at Patriots. While the schedule as a whole won’t be a cakewalk for the Chiefs or Mahomes, loading up with tough games early can be a good thing for team and quarterback.

Why Tarik Cohen is so excited to be a part of Matt Nagy’s offense

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

We're a little under five months away from the first meaningful snap of the Matt Nagy era, but since it's April, it's a good time to daydream about what the Bears' offense could look like in 2018. So let's add to that what Tarik Cohen had to say on Wednesday

Eric Berry present at start of Chiefs’ offseason program

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Last year, Chiefs safety Eric Berry skipped voluntary offseason work, then suffered a season-ending Achilles tear in Week One of the regular season. This year, Berry is there at the start of offseason workouts. Chiefs coach Andy Reid confirmed that Berry was in attendance when the Chiefs opened their program on Monday.

Chiefs begin offseason with QB Pat Mahomes leading the way

Monday, April 16th, 2018

The Kansas City Chiefs began their offseason conditioning program Monday, although the amount of work amounted to meetings and some informal, players-only time on the practice field. Patrick Mahomes II has been doing all of that for months. The second-year quarterback has assumed the starting role following the offseason trade of Alex Smith to the Washington Redskins, and he has embraced it with aplomb.

Your attention, please: The NFL would like you to know that NFL teams are back to work

Monday, April 16th, 2018

The NFL is never really out of the sports-news headlines. Sure, the Super Bowl was over two months ago, but since then the league has held its annual scouting combine, free agency opened, the spring league meetings convened and concluded, and the buildup to the draft will continue until, well, the draft happens. Von Miller and the Denver Broncos began their offseason workout program on Monday, and Denver, like all NFL teams, was eager to remind you that players have returned to work.

Kerwynn Williams will sign with Chiefs

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

The Chiefs came into the offseason with two Hunts in their backfield and they’ll move into their offseason program with two Williamses as well. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Chiefs will sign former Cardinals running back Kerwynn Williams. Williams spent the last four years with the Cardinals and saw his biggest workload in 2017.

Cornelius Lucas visits Chiefs

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

The Chiefs may be in the market for some veteran depth on the offensive line. Field Yates of ESPN reports that the team had free agent tackle Cornelius Lucas in for a visit. Lucas, who played his college ball nearby at Kansas State, entered the NFL

Redskins acquire local QB Hogan through trade with Browns

Friday, April 6th, 2018

On Friday afternoon, the team announced a trade with the Cleveland Browns that will send former Stanford QB and Washington, D.C. native Kevin Hogan and the No. 205 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft to the Redskins in exchange for the No. 188 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. The move was the latest in a long line of Browns' quarterback changes. The team had recently traded former USC quarterback Cody Kessler to the Jaguars for a conditional seventh-round pick, and now Cleveland will move up in the sixth round by trading away Hogan.

Chiefs give Dave Toub assistant head coach title

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub’s name has come up as a head coaching candidate at times over the years, but he has not gotten a chance at a top job. A promotion with the Chiefs won’t change that, but it will give Toub a slight bump up the ladder. The Chiefs announced that Toub will add assistant head coach to his title for the 2018 season.