Archive for the ‘Kansas City Chiefs’ Category

Reports: Free agent DT Miller suspended 6 games

Friday, June 15th, 2018

Free agent defensive tackle Roy Miller was suspended for six games by the NFL seven months after being arrested on domestic battery charges, according to multiple reports Friday. No reason for the suspension was reported or released by the league, but a six-game ban is the standard punishment for first-time offenders of the domestic violence policy the NFL installed in 2014. Miller, 30, was released by the Kansas City Chiefs in November two days after his arrest following an alleged altercation with his wife, Nicole, at the Florida home of the couple of five children.

Derrick Johnson feeling ‘positive pressure’ to master, lead Raiders defense

Friday, June 8th, 2018

Derrick Johnson joined the Raiders relatively late. Teammates had a head start learning new schematics when the veteran middle linebacker signed with silver and black, creating a viable excuse why Johnson would be behind this spring. Johnson also understood the Raiders brought him here to lead this defense on the field.

Will Dion Sims be the Chicago Bears’ surprise starter in 2018?

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

The Chicago Bears made a hefty investment in tight end this offseason with the four-year, $32 million contract given to Trey Burton. The former Philadelphia Eagle is expected to man the U-tight end spot for the Bears, a role made famous by Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce. Burton's addition has called Dion Sims' role into question only one year removed from Sims being the high-priced free agent.

Matt Nagy: Bears offense will “feel very similar” to Chiefs

Monday, June 4th, 2018

The Bears took Matt Nagy out of his job as the Chiefs offensive coordinator in order to make him their new head coach, but they aren’t taking all of the Chiefs out of Nagy. With defensive coordinator Vic Fangio back to run things on that side of the ball, Nagy’s been spending a lot of time working on installing an offense that will produce better results than the one that finished 29th in points and 30th in yards last season. Nagy said that the finished product should bear more than a slight resemblance to the one he had a hand in putting together with the Chiefs.

Get in gear: Alex Smith, wife donate dozens of Chiefs items to thrift store

Friday, June 1st, 2018

If you’re a Kansas City Chiefs fan that lives near Kansas City – or if you’re raring to go on a road trip – you can get Chiefs gear, some worn by Alex Smith on the sidelines, and help a local charity at the same time. On Thursday, Smith’s wife, Elizabeth, announced on Twitter that the couple had sent “bag loads” of Chiefs gear to Claudia’s Closet, a boutique thrift store, in Lee’s Summit, Mo. The items, Elizabeth Smith wrote, include new and gently-used apparel, including some game-worn sideline apparel.

Patience necessary as Bears take small steps in learning Matt Nagy’s offense

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

"It's not a milestone, but it's nice to be able to see your guys doing it," Nagy said. "They understand that in Kansas City it took us five years to get to that point that we got to, That did not happen overnight. For Nagy, the offseason program - OTAs and minicamps - has required plenty of patience given he's starting from square one after years of evolving his offense with the Chiefs.

Chiefs lineman Duvernay-Tardif graduates from med school

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Chiefs offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif can finally put away the medical books for a while and spend all his free time studying up his playbook. Duvernay-Tardif graduated from McGill University's medical school on Tuesday. Duvernay-Tardif posted a photo of himself on social media after commencement wearing a lab coat with ''Dr. Duvernay-Tardif'' across the back and his No. 76 in Chiefs colors.

Chiefs lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif graduates from McGill University medical school

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif has juggled dual responsibilities as a guard for the Kansas City Chiefs and as a medical student at Montreal's McGill University. Duvernay-Tardif is now free to concentrate solely on football. "Since the day I got drafted, I promised myself I was going to finish my studies and get that MD while I was still playing," Duvernay-Tardif said recently.

Chiefs guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif graduates from medical school

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif doesn’t have to worry about what he’s going to do when his NFL career is over. Duvernay-Tardif, an excellent guard for the Kansas City Chiefs, has somehow been juggling professional football and medical school for many years and succeeding at both. Earlier this offseason Duvernay-Tardif said he wanted the NFL to allow him to add “M.D.” to the end of his name on his Chiefs jersey — which the NFL should allow without a second thought.

Jon Gruden revels in ripping off the Chiefs

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

Gruden, now the coach of the Raiders, recently did a victory lap regarding the team’s signing of former Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson. “Last time I was here in Oakland, we stole [quarterback] Rich Gannon from Kansas City, we took [receiver] Andre Rison from the Chiefs, we took [defensive back] Albert Lewis from the Chiefs,” Gruden said in a conference call with Raiders season-ticket holders, via Pete Grathoff of the Kansas City Star. “We added Derrick Johnson, the all-time leading tackler in Kansas City Chief history.