Player News - Chiefs

Date: Team: Pos:

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora "continues to hear" that LCB Marcus Peters "may not be long" for Kansas City.

La Canfora is not the first to mention a potential Peters trade, and he expects that chatter to "intensify" at the NFL Combine. The Chiefs were left in horrible salary-cap condition by fired GM John Dorsey and may not believe they can fit a forthcoming Peters extension onto their books. For 2018, however, Peters is signed for just $1.74 million. Ideally, the Chiefs would keep Peters for at least one more year, and perhaps revisit a trade next offseason.
Feb 19 - 4:43 PM

Chiefs signed CB David Amerson to a one-year, $2.25 million contract.

Amerson can earn another $3.75 million through incentives. This, of course, is not the destination the Raiders would have picked. Amerson, 26, stays in the AFC West with Kansas City, which needs a starting right cornerback across from LCB Marcus Peters with Kendall Fuller in the slot. Amerson was a 2015 revelation in Oakland after a trade from Washington, then fizzled out immediately after signing a 2016 five-year, $34 million deal. On a one-year prove-it contract with the Chiefs, Amerson will have full motivation in 2018.
Feb 16 - 8:03 PM

Profootballtalk reports Chiefs OLB Justin Houston is not a candidate for release.

Houston has been bogged down by injury since his 22-sack 2014, but his release would leave behind $12.7 million in dead money while creating "just" $7.9 million in savings. Houston also managed to have a healthier 2017, notching 9.5 sacks in 15 games. Tamba Hali seems likely to join Derrick Johnson on the way out the door, but 29-year-old Houston should be back.
Feb 13 - 5:25 PM

A 19-year-old woman has accused Kareem Hunt of "shoving and pushing" her in downtown Cleveland over the weekend.

The alleged incident occurred at 3:45 AM on Saturday morning. No charges have been filed yet. Another woman who was with Hunt and his friends at the time claims 19-year-old Abigail Ottinger assaulted her, instigating the melee. One police report lists Hunt as a suspect, and another police report lists Ottinger as the suspect, meaning there is a "cross complaint." The group was reportedly together on a party bus in downtown Cleveland. Hunt's friend told police they kicked girls out of his apartment when they learned they were only 19. Hunt's friend also said Ottinger called them "racial slurs" when told to leave.
Feb 12 - 5:15 PM

The 49ers have interest in free agent CB David Amerson.

Amerson has already visited the Texans and Bears, and reports indicate he has three more visits set up for the rest of the week. The 49ers struggled at corner all last season. 26-year-old Amerson is worth a flier on a cheap salary.
Feb 12 - 4:54 PM

ESPN's Adam Teicher expects Chiefs SS Eric Berry (Achilles) to be ready for Week 1.

Teicher's opinion is backed up by a video showing Berry running through change-of-direction drills in early February. The Chiefs will likely take it slow with their star safety, but he should be close to 100 percent when training camp opens. Berry has been an All-Pro each of his last three healthy seasons.
Source: ESPN
Feb 12 - 9:58 AM

Free agent CB David Amerson is visiting the Texans on Monday.

Amerson visited the Bears last week, and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports he has "three more visits" scheduled after the Texans. Amerson earned a big deal from the Raiders with a solid 2015, but he has mostly struggled since. Still, he would be a good reclamation project.
Feb 12 - 9:33 AM

ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher expects the team to release OLB Tamba Hali.

This is a no-brainer move for Kansas City. Hali missed most of last season, appearing in just six games and playing only 116 snaps behind Justin Houston, Dee Ford, and Frank Zombo. Hali is 34, and the Chiefs can clear over $7.6 million against the cap by releasing him. K.C. still needs pass-rush help.
Feb 9 - 11:58 AM

Free agent CB David Amerson will visit the Bears on Wednesday.'s Ian Rapoport reports Amerson also has "other" visits scheduled. Low on corners, the Bears are going to cast a wide net this offseason. Amerson was a massive free agent bust in Oakland, but perhaps he would experience a Vic Fangio bounce in Chicago.
Feb 6 - 1:05 PM

Raiders released CB David Amerson.

The move is not a surprise, but it was a disappointing one after the Raiders gave Amerson a five-year, $34 million deal before the 2016 season. Amerson went right in the tank, only starting 21 games over the next two years and getting progressively worse whenever he suited up. As T.J. Carrie is a free agent, the Raiders are left with Sean Smith, Gareon Conley, and Dexter McDonald atop their cornerback depth chart. They need to try to keep Carrie after a breakout year at slot corner.
Feb 5 - 5:38 PM

Sports Illustrated reports the rookie-year progress of Patrick Mahomes played a role in the Chiefs trading Alex Smith.

"He’s way ahead of schedule," a Chiefs coach told MMQB’s Albert Breer. "Hearing the play, calling it, motions, shifts, coverage recognition, all of that is much easier. Throwing the football has always been the fun part for him." Mahomes will get a full offseason as Kansas City’s starter after spending his first year learning behind Smith. A college producer with dual-threat skills, Mahomes has the makings for a 2018 breakout.
Feb 2 - 7:01 PM

Chiefs acquired CB Kendall Fuller and a 2018 third-round pick from the Redskins in exchange for QB Alex Smith.

A 2016 third-rounder, Fuller struggled as a rookie off a 2015 knee injury. But this past season, as the Redskins' No. 1 slot corner, Fuller appeared in all 16 games and graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 5 cover corner out of 121 qualifiers. The Chiefs really struggled on the back end of the defense in 2017, so Fuller will be a welcomed addition and should slide right into slot duties in K.C.
Jan 30 - 11:01 PM

Following Tuesday night's trade of Alex Smith, second-year QB Patrick Mahomes is fully expected to enter 2018 as the Chiefs' starter.

The Chiefs and Redskins agreed to a deal that will send Smith to D.C. when the new league year opens March 14. Mahomes started the Chiefs' meaningless Week 17 game against the Broncos, but it was anything but meaningless in the grand scheme of things, as K.C. got a look at the future. And it appears bright. Mahomes went 22-of-35 for 284 yards with a supporting cast of backups. Mahomes can make any throw on the field and should open things up even more with Tyreek Hill deep. Smith at times was averse to taking chances downfield, though he did open up more in a career 2017 season. Mahomes will certainly have his growing pains, but he has scintillating upside. Dual-threat Mahomes is a dark horse fantasy QB1 as soon as 2018.
Jan 30 - 9:41 PM

Chiefs hired Mike Kafka as quarterbacks coach.

He'll be tasked with mentoring 2017 No. 10 overall pick Patrick Mahomes. Kafka earned the promotion after spending last season as a quality control coach. Doug Pederson, Matt Nagy, Pat Shurmur, and Brad Childress have all served as Andy Reid's QBs coach, and all four went on to become NFL head coaches.
Jan 26 - 2:47 PM

Free agent LB Kevin Pierre-Louis was arrested on four charges Thursday night in Johnson County, Kansas.

He was cited for misdemeanor possession of marijuana, THC and drug paraphernalia, driving without a valid license and failure to display a valid license plate or current registration after being pulled over at a traffic stop by Kansas Highway Patrol. His arraignment is scheduled for 1:30 PM CT on Friday. The impending free agent logged 41 tackles over 272 snaps this past season.
Jan 26 - 2:29 PM

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