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KC Chiefs considered to have one of the worst quarterback situationsWhile KC Chiefs fans are excited about Patrick Mahomes quarterbacking the offense, USA Today thinks that the Chiefs have a bad situation when it comes to the most important position in the game.
Steven Ruiz of USA Today ranked every single quarterback situation in the NFL and the Kansas City Chiefs come in at 25th, which is a bit surprising. Chiefs fans think the WORLD of Patrick Mahomes, so for someone to put him that low on the list is offensive, right?

Before we get angry, let’s hear Ruiz out. His rankings were based off of how good the team’s starting quarterback is and included if they’re injury prone or not.It also took into account how reliable the backup is and how much longer the starting signal caller has left in the league.

With Mahomes being so young and one of the more exciting names in the league, how could the Chiefs be ranked 25th on the list? Well, here was Ruiz’s reasoning for putting them where he did,

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We’re high on Patrick Mahomes after seeing him play in Week 17 last season, but he’s going to be a boom-or-bust guy for the next few years and the Chiefs do not have a solid backup if he gets hurt. No, Chad Henne does not count as a solid backup

As much as Chiefs fans don’t want to hear it, this explanation checks out. Yes, we’re excited for the Mahomes era to begin, but he’s only played in one game and that’s not enough of a sample size to determine the rest of his career.

There is a possibility that Mahomes won’t pan out. That happens all the time in the NFL where teams draft a quarterback in the first round and he doesn’t turn into their franchise player. In fact, it happens more often than not these days.

While I do think Mahomes is going to be good, people have to consider what will happen if the Texas Tech product doesn’t pan out. The Chiefs then have to go back to the drawing board in a few years and it could result in Andy Reid and Brett Veach getting fired (yes, I know Veach didn’t draft Mahomes, but he’s still the general manager) and another quarterback getting selected in round one to re-start the process.

Chiefs fans aren’t used to this type of talk because this organization hadn’t selected a quarterback in the first round since before most of us had been born. That’s why Patrick Mahomes is so special to us because he’s the first franchise guy we’ve seen get drafted and groomed to play quarterback in Kansas City. He’s OUR guy, not some castoff from San Francisco.

While I think the Kansas City Chiefs should have been higher on Ruiz’s list, I understand the logic behind it. Say Mahomes gets injured this season (knock on wood please), the Chiefs are then forced to turn to Chad Henne or Matt McGloin to play in the next game or two. While I like Henne as a backup, he’s a backup for a reason.

Cheer up though Chiefs Kingdom – the Chiefs were not the lowest ranked AFC West team on this list. That honor went to the Denver Broncos, who came in dead last. The Raiders were ranked 23rd while the Chargers were shockingly considered to have one of the best situations, coming in at number seven.
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Kansas City Chiefs sign top ranked CFL prospect Ryan Hunter

One player signed by the Kansas City Chiefs after the draft was listed as the top-ranked prospect for the Canadian Football League, OL Ryan Hunter.

This weekend is the Kansas City Chiefs rookie minicamp, which gets underway on Friday and runs through the rest of the weekend. While there are several promising players hoping to turn heads and land a spot on the Chiefs active roster, only one player can claim to be a No. 1 ranked prospect.

Offensive lineman Ryan Hunter is a native Canadian, born in North Bay, Ontario, who played his college ball at Bowling Green. Recently he was listed as the No. 1 overall prospect available for the Canadian Football League’s annual draft as a 6’4, 324 lb. offensive tackle/guard, but most CFL teams knew his hopes of playing in the NFL. That didn’t stop the Toronto Argonauts from selecting Hunter anyway, grabbing his rights with the No. 9 overall selection in the first round.

Hunter is one of dozens of players in minicamp this weekend with the Chiefs, who are hoping to strike gold with their Canadian import. While he wasn’t drafted, Hunter was still in very high demand after the draft with six teams overall wanting to sign him as a priority free agent. Fortunately the Chiefs were already familiar with his agent, since he also represents Laurent Duvernay-Tardif.

“I knew Ryan could play that role of swing interior lineman very well,” Ghavami said. “And you can’t put enough value on having someone like Laurent there. You have a veteran who’s French Canadian, a really solid head coach in Andy Reid and a solid organization. It all fit.”

If the buzz is right and Hunter really is a hidden gem for the Chiefs, he could certainly help fill the void created with the loss of Zach Fulton to the Houston Texans this offseason. Cam Erving is also entering his final year, and the Chiefs already decided to not exercise his fifth year option. Having a player like Hunter in the fold would give them a few cost-controlled years of a young, ascending player.
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A look at the uniform numbers that will be worn by rookie Chiefs this season. Kansas City Chiefs


Chiefs sign 14 rookie free agents, assign jersey numbers as weekend camp begins




The Chiefs announced the signings of 14 undrafted rookie free agents on Saturday ahead of their three-day mini-camp. They also assigned uniform numbers to their six NFL Draft picks.
Some of the rookie free agents, like Kansas State wide receiver Byron Pringle, had been identified.
One quarterback is part of the group: Marshall's Chase Litton, who threw for 3,115 yards and 25 touchdowns as a junior last season.

Additionally, the Chiefs invited 43 more players to try out this weekend, including a pair from Kansas City — former North Kansas City standout Juante Baldwin and former Blue Springs defensive back Donte Watkins.




Watkins, a 5-9 safety who attended Missouri Western, was a two-sport star at Blue Springs. He was an all-conference performer in football, and he won the Missouri Class 4 long jump state title in his senior season.
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Chiefs sign sixth-round pick Tremon Smith
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The Kansas City Chiefs invited 43 players to rookie minicamp on a tryout basis this past weekend for the opportunity of a lifetime, and as it turns out, five of those players will be sticking around: defensive backs Malik Reaves and Step Durham, linebacker Rob McCray, wide receiver Jordan Smallwood and center Tejan Koroma.

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The Chiefs have waived running back Akeem Hunt with a failed physical designation and released defensive tackle Stefan Charles, the club announced today.

In addition to parting ways with Hunt and Charles, the Chiefs also made the following moves:

Claimed off waivers: TE Alex Ellis
Signed: CB Step Durham, DE Robert McCray, CB Malik Reaves, WR Jordan Smallwood
Waived: CB Prince Charles Iworah, OL DeVondre Seymour, WR Brandon Shippen, WR Nelson Spruce

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And just like that, RB Akeem Hunt is back! After no claims, he heads to the Chiefs’ PUP list and does not count against the 90-man roster.
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The Kansas City Chiefs and general manager Brett Veach announced seven promotions on their personnel staff late Wednesday afternoon. They also officially announced two new hires.
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Chiefs bring back Stefan Charles
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Chiefs sign sixth-round pick Kahlil McKenzie
He was the second draft choice the Chiefs got under contract Monday, joining Armani Watts. The Chiefs previously signed Tremon Smith, leaving three of the team’s draft picks unsigned.
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The #Chiefs have waived WR Jordan Smallwood (Oklahoma) and signed WR Davon Grayson (East Carolina), per the NFL’s transactions report.
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Not personnel but looks like the Chiefs are getting into the Beer game
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Why are there no reports coming out of Chiefs OTAs?






Kansas City Chiefs OTAs began on Tuesday, and someone in the AP comments asked why there have been no reports. There have been no reports because the first two OTA practices have not been open to the media. The first Chiefs media availability is this Thursday.
Here’s what we know:

Last season, when OTAs were open to the media every day, Eric Berry, Justin Houston and Marcus Peters didn’t show, so reporters asked Chiefs head coach Andy Reid about it multiple times (Keep in mind OTAs are voluntary).
Here was Reid’s response:
“Let me tell you how I work on this whole thing about guys not being here. I can allow [the media] out here one time. If I get pummeled—I want everyone to hear this—if I get pummeled on who’s here and not here, we’ll just do the one. We come out here—we give you every day that we can talk to these guys. Don’t worry about all that. It’s a voluntary camp. That’s how I’m going to answer it every time you ask. Understand that. All right, next question please.”
Reid followed through on those words this season, as the media will be allowed once a week, scheduled for this Thursday, May 24, then the following two Thursdays on May 31 and June 7.
This isn’t necessarily a response to last year’s line of questioning, but could be. Another running theory I have is this is an NFL trend that other teams around the league have already employed, so the Chiefs are just following suit.
It also could be because the Chiefs are presumably installing a new offense for the first time since 2013, with Patrick Mahomes taking over as the starting quarterback. Reid has shown a tendency in the past of wanting to keep things close to the vest. That could very well be the case here.

No matter the reason, the only thing we have to work with right now is this Chiefs.com galleryand this locker room dance video courtesy of AP contributor Reggie Ragland.
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Chiefs' Demetrius Harris suspended for violating substance abuse policy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Chiefs tight end Demetrius Harris was suspended for one game by the NFL for violating the league's policy on substance abuse, it was announced Tuesday.
Harris, the Chiefs' No. 2 tight end behind Travis Kelce last season, will sit out the season opener against the Chargers on Sept. 9 in Los Angeles.
"We respect and support the league's decision in this matter and will have no further comment on the situation,'' the Chiefs said in a statement.
In March, Harris was sentenced to two days in jail and fined $500 after pleading guilty in Bates County (Missouri) Circuit Court to one count of marijuana possession and one count of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors.
Harris was also given two years' probation and ordered to complete 80 hours of community service and an NFL drug program.
Harris, 26, has played four seasons with the Chiefs. Last season he set career highs for receptions (1 and yards (224).
He is eligible to participate in all offseason and training camp practices and preseason games.
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Will the Chiefs keep Matt McGloin or Chase Litton as their third quarterback?


Chase Litton is the undrafted free agent hoping for a chance. Matt McGloin is the journeyman veteran hoping to hold onto meaningful work. Who will win?

The first two slots are set.
Patrick Mahomes is the starting quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs. Chad Henne is clearly in possession of the back-up role, having signed a two-year deal this offseason. Beyond that, however, is a true race for the third QB role between a journeyman veteran and a rookie free agent.



McGloin joined the Chiefs at the end of March and kept his job through the toughest part: the NFL Draft. Seven rounds came and went and the Chiefs allowed any and all signal callers to flow right past them as they reworked their defense with one pick after another. Three days later, McGloin likely breathed a bit easier.
Enter Chase Litton, a former quarterback at Marshall who signed with the Chiefs in hopes of finding a real opportunity to compete. He certainly has it since McGloin isn’t going to hold anyone back with real potential unless he himself shows a solid performance this preseaon to Andy Reid’s coaching staff.
Litton looks the part in the pocket at 6’6, 232 lbs. During his final season at Marshall, Litton threw 25 touchdowns and 14 interceptions (yep, that’s a lot) in 13 starts. He also completed 60% of his passes. The size and strength are there, a nice frame with which the Chiefs coaches could work, a la Tyler Bray, but the decision-making simply has to get better in every way—stronger recognition, quicker decisions, less risk averse.
As for McGloin, who is still only 28, he comes with career totals of 11 touchdowns and 11 interceptions at the NFL level. He’s also a pitiful 1-6 as a starter, although he hasn’t even played a single down since 2016. He does, however, come with four years of experience with the Raiders and is certainly more game-ready than Litton–although it could be argued that it’s not a good thing.
Like it or not, those are the two players vying for QB3 for the Chiefs in 2018. It’s possible both could stick with one of them, Litton, on the practice squad. It’s also very possible that Brett Veach makes a deal for someone else entirely.
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Patrick Mahomes' practice struggles don't worry Reid

The Kansas City Chiefs earned plenty of praise when handing the starting quarterback job to Patrick Mahomes this offseason after just one start.

Despite the universal acclaim, the young Padawan still has several steps to take before becoming a Jedi Knight.
Andy Reid and the Chiefs coaching staff have thrown the kitchen sink at their new starter during offseason practices. During Thursday's OTA session open to the media, Mahomes struggled, completing just 4 of 15 passes with an interception in a full-squad session. He went 7 for 12 with an INT in 7-on-7 drills, per ESPN's Adam Teicher.


Normally we'd scoff at tracking completion percentage and interceptions during OTAs. In the Chiefs' case, however, it's instructive in how much the coaching staff is putting on Mahomes' plate, knowing he must run the offense at full capacity come September if K.C. is to return to the playoffs.
"[Coaches] have really tried to throw a lot at the whole offense," Mahomes said Thursday, brushing off his struggles, via the team's official website. "If you want to make mistakes you make them now. You don't want to make those mistakes in the game so we throw a lot now so when we get to the game it's a lot easier."

Reid likewise dismissed Mahomes' practice struggles as part of the process of getting the new quarterback up to speed.
"No, and I've mentioned this to you guys before when Alex [Smith] was here and so on, these are camps where you want to test," Reid said when asked if the interceptions were worrisome. "We throw in a lot of new stuff so you want to test what you can get away with in these camps, so you're going to have interceptions. That doesn't bother me. If you repeat it, now that's a problem but you want to test it and see what you can get away with. That's all a part of the way this thing works."

Mahomes garnered nearly widespread praise for his singular outing in 2017, in which he completed 22 of 33 passes for 284 yards with one interception. The big-armed quarterback showed some 'wow' throws and flashed the traits that caused the Chiefs to leap up in the first round to select him last year. Ultimately, it was that game that made Reid and the Chiefs comfortable transitioning from Smith to the youngster.

Offseason practices aren't used only for testing a young QB's limits. Coaches also need to discern what Mahomes does well to tailor the playbook to his skill set.

"I want him to be exposed to things and that's what you do," Reid said. "Then you work with it and put your personality on these different things. Try to find the things that he's best at, work the offense around him like we did with Alex. We worked the offense around Alex and built it around him and now it's this kid's turn and you have to kind of feel that part out. He's gonna keep firing and that's all we want, and learning, it's a great time for that. That's what this is all about right here."

Mahomes' struggles in the spring shouldn't be taken as a precursor to problems in autumn. They should simply be used as a reminder -- a soft break on the hype train, if you will -- that we shouldn't assume the transition from Smith to Mahomes won't have some bumps along the way.
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The #Chiefs have waived wide receiver Davon Grayson (East Carolina) with an injury designation. They brought back WR Jordan Smallwood (Oklahoma) in his place. Team originally waived Smallwood for Grayson.
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It Is Officially Time to Buy the Hype on Patrick Mahomes





Every so often, a player comes along with expectations so high that it's almost impossible for him to live up to them. Jadeveon Clowney after he destroyed that poor Michigan running back comes to mind. Even as he's developed into one of the best defenders in the NFL, people still consider him overrated.
Living up to the hype is tough. And if you're a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, you've picked a side when it comes to the potential of second-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes II.
General manager Brett Veach didn't help matters when he, in a post-draft press conference this year, called Mahomes "one of the best players I've ever seen." Some will see a GM confident in his selection (and the trade up to get Mahomes) the previous year. Others see a bar set impossibly high for a player with one career start before the team shipped off incumbent Alex Smith to clear the way for him.


Is the hype real? That's a question I asked many of the Chiefs front office staff, coaches and players.
"Oh, it's real" said a member of the coaching staff. "We've been watching him for a year and he just keeps getting better and better. Sure, there are mistakes, but there are also plays I've never seen a quarterback make before."
Something you hear a lot from people inside the organization: "He makes plays unlike anything we've ever seen before."
Great quarterbacks are often defined by their ability to create, make plays and make the people around them better. One source in the scouting staff pointed back to how well Mahomes did against the Chiefs' starting defense last year while "playing with a bunch of practice squad receivers" and noted "he's torching [Marcus Peters]."


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The Chief aren't doing much to dampen expectations. They've watched Mahomes develop from an air raid quarterback with unreal physical gifts into a legitimate starting QB in only a year. One member of the staff went as far to say that barring injury, Mahomes has the tools to be a top-10 NFL quarterback at season's end.
What makes him so special?
The staff raves about his arm strength, athleticism and, per one assistant coach, "that It factor where he just knows where to put the ball. It's all that stuff we saw at [Texas] Tech that made us fall in love with his game, but now he's a year smarter."
Mahomes' pre-draft scouting report was full of praise for his arm strength—which might be the best in the entire league—and his ability to create plays on the move with his athleticism. The biggest question mark was his ability to translate to a pro-style offense, but the Chiefs solved that issue by drafting and stashing Mahomes behind Alex Smith so he could learn and develop.


The Chiefs coaching personnel only amps up the Hahomes hype. Head coach Andy Reid is considered by many to be the best quarterback mentor in the game. And they got to be patient with Mahomes while he worked with former offensive coordinator/current Chicago Bears' head coach Matt Nagy all of last season. Mahomes' time with those coaches and behind Smith allowed him to catch up mentally after coming into the NFL with a lot to learn. Now he's ready to take off.


Alex Smith (left) turned in a career season in 2017 and Mahomes had a front-row seat.Reed Hoffmann/Associated Press/Associated Press

How good can the Chiefs be this year? A rival general manager thought they would "win between seven and nine games, depending on the defense." Other scouts and coaches told Bleacher Report the Chiefs will go "as far as Mahomes can take them".
The pressure is on the second-year quarterback to carry Kansas City farther than his predecessor could in multiple playoff berths.
For the hype to be real, Mahomes will have to deliver in January. but according to those who've seen him daily for the past year, he's ready.
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Terrell Owens expresses interest in playing for Kansas City Chiefs


Hall of Fame wide receiver recently mentioned being ready for a potential NFL comeback and brought up the Kansas City Chiefs about potential destinations.

No, there’s no DeLorean involved. Yes, Terrell Owens still wants to play.

Despite not having played in the NFL since 2012 and officially being a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, Owens recently spoke out in an interview with Pat McAfee about a longing to return to the NFL. Owens was always in great physical shape and apparently he still feels he has what it takes to help a team, even after five seasons away from the league.

When asked about potential teams that might draw his interest, Owens himself brought up one team: the Kansas City Chiefs. The reason is fairly simple: Andy Reid is the head coach. However, it’s clear that Owens also knows what he’s talking about when he brings up the Chiefs. He’s not simply name-dropping his former coach without knowing the particulars of what the team needs. In fact, he described Kansas City’s heartbreaking loss to the Tennessee Titans in the playoffs fairly well.

“…you think about a guy like Andy Reid over in Kansas City. You think about what they did last year. They’re in the playoffs, they’re up 22 to zero. Then they come out and they don’t score anymore. They lack a big play receiver or they lack somebody to draw attention so other guys are able to operate and move the chains. That’s what really stifled them from really progressing into the playoffs.”

Owens is right in that the Chiefs did/do need someone to help take pressure off of Tyreek Hill at wide receiver. When Travis Kelce left the Titans game with a concussion, it was pretty much the end of the Chiefs offense. Failure to move the chains so late in the game allowed the Titans to creep back into it, and it was clear the Chiefs could have used another reliable target—someone who can come up big when the pressure is on.

The Chiefs brass clearly believe the same thing as they gave Sammy Watkins a startling amount of money this offseason in free agency to be that very player. At three years and $48 million, the commitment is large, but if Watkins is the element that puts the team over the top, fans won’t be complaining too much about the cap hit.

As for Owens, such talk like this is good for offseason stories that blow rumors out of proportion. And Owens as a player was always willing to speak his mind. It’s no different now even if he’s not on the field. He might love Andy Reid and the feeling might even be mutual, but this makes zero football sense even if it might be very interesting just for the spectacle of it all.


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Unread 2018-05-31, 11:39 AM   #121
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Why the KC Chiefs' poor logo ranking matters





From a branding perspective, the Kansas City Chiefs may have a little work to do, according to FanJuicer.com, a sports website created by New Orleans-based market research firm MDRG.


The sports website asked members of an online NFL community to vote on the best NFL team logos, and the Chiefs ranked No. 22 out of 32 teams. While some might brush off the importance of a logo, it's the first thing people see when deciding what a brand stands for and what it can do for them, according to FanJuicer.com. The sports website also turned to a graphic designer, Eugenie Mclellan, to get her take on each logo and why it does or doesn't work.
One area for improvement is the jaggedness around the arrowhead on the Chiefs logo, Mclellan said. It mimics the shape of a real arrowhead, but it doesn't work in a logo format, she said.

"These squiggly lines contrast really oddly with these good clean lines in the cipher. It is kind of jarring and it doesn't go well together," Mclellan said.

One thing the Chiefs logo does have going for it is the interlocked KC, which works much better than the SF on the 49ers logo, she said.

"The letters are not overly invasive towards one another. They work really well together," she said.

The top NFL team logo is the New Orleans Saints, which features a gold fleur-de-lis symbol outlined in black and white. To make it stand out further, the fleur-de-lis symbol, a staple in New Orleans, is drawn symmetrically with a mix of sharp and rounded features, giving it a more intimidating feel, according to Mclellan.
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Kansas City Chiefs: Backup quarterback situation

The Kansas City Chiefs have Patrick Mahomes as their starting quarterback, but if he goes down for whatever reason, fans shouldn’t feel confident at all.

This is usually the case for most NFL teams at the quarterback position, but it’s a different feeling for Kansas City Chiefs fans. From 2013-2015, the Chiefs had Chase Daniel on deck to backup Alex Smith, which he had to do in both the 2013 and 2014 season finale. Daniel played well in both of those games.

In 2016, Smith was backed up by Nick Foles, who played in two games (starting one) and leading the team to victory in each of his two appearances. 2017 was when the Chiefs drafted Patrick Mahomes in the first round and he was the eventual backup that year, only seeing action in the season finale against the Broncos. The Chiefs won that game.
That start against Denver was enough to make the Chiefs say, “Yeah, okay… Time to move on from Alex Smith and see what Patrick Mahomes can do!” As a result, Smith was traded this offseason and the keys to the car are officially in Mahomes’ hand.



While it’s exciting to have a new gunslinger at the quarterback position, this is the first time in five years where the Chiefs haven’t had a legitimate backup behind their starter. Daniel and Foles were nice options to have because they could go out there and start a game or two and do okay.

The Chiefs signed Chad Henne and Matt McGloin this offseason, which is fine, but other outlets don’t seem to think the team has a good quarterback situation at all. Just recently, Bleacher Report put the Chiefs as to having the 24th best (so eighth worst) quarterback situation in the league.

Let’s just put this out there and this probably isn’t news to anyone: If Patrick Mahomes has to miss time this season, whether it’s because of an injury or whatever the reason may be, the Chiefs aren’t going to be a good team. Henne and McGloin aren’t starters for a reason. Henne hasn’t started a game since 2014 and McGloin hasn’t appeared in one since 2016.

If either of these guys have to step in for Mahomes this season (unless it’s in the last game of the season), that’s not a good sign. This team will live and die with Patrick Mahomes, where in years past, the Chiefs still had a decent chance to win a game or two with their backup signal caller in.on an issue for Chiefs
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Arrowheadlines: Dee Ford could be the ‘biggest X-factor’ for Chiefs


The Chiefs found another budding star up front in defensive end Chris Jones. If Ford could provide another edge-rushing complement to Justin Houston, the maligned Chiefs defense would really be cooking with gas.

Ford, coming off back surgery, might only be on the roster because his $8.7 million salary was guaranteed for injury. Only one year removed from a 10-sack campaign, a revived Fordcould be the biggest x-factor in Kansas City. There just isn't another player on the roster with the potential to provide what Ford can bring to the table.
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Kansas City Chiefs’ offseason injury update from OTAs




Running back Kareem Hunt missed practice Thursday


The Kansas City Chiefs held their second open practice of OTAs Thursday, and a couple players did not participate.

Held out due to new injury:

  • RB Kareem Hunt (hamstring strain)
  • WR Byron Pringle (calf strain)
Held out due to continued rehab:

  • C Mitch Morse (foot)
  • WR De’Anthony Thomas (leg)
  • RB Spencer Ware (knee)
Partial practice (individual only):
  • Dee Ford (back)
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Status update on wide receiver Chris Conley and the battle for No. 3 WR


Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid provided an update on the health status of Chris Conley on Thursday after the team’s ninth OTA practice.
“He’s been phenomenal. He’s way ahead of where we expected him. We actually backed him down, he was doing so much and we want to get him through this whole thing healthy. He has actually had a very good camp.”
The Chiefs lost Conley for the season when he ruptured his Achilles during their Week 5 win over the Houston Texans last season. Conley had surgery in mid-October.
We last heard from Conley in mid-April, when he provided his own update.
“Right now, it’s kind of interesting because I have to not only do what I want to do and what I feel I can do, but I also have to work with everyone else in this building—that’s coaches and trainers. And so, right now, I think this first phase is really us determining what all of our goals are right now for me playing. You know me, I get anxious, but I have to listen to them and do things in the right now, so I should find out in this first phase what I will be doing for the next phases that come after it.”
CBS Sports speculated that Conley has been left “without a clear role” in 2018 with the offseason signing of Sammy Watkins, slated to be the “X” or “No. 2” receiver in the Chiefs offense. Tyreek Hill remains the Chiefs’ “Z” or “No. 1” receiver.
I think it is fair to say that Conley will find himself in a training camp battle with Demarcus Robinson, De’Anthony Thomas, Jehu Chesson and perhaps even Gehrig Dieter and Marcus Kemp for that No. 3 wide receiver position.
Right now, to me, he is the clear favorite.


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