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If the Kansas City Chiefs are going to make amends for a poor season, a 2-14 record and poor game management, not to mention the problems that existed off the field in 2012, now is a good time to start.And it already has.Welcome to the Andy Reid era of the Kansas City Chiefs. This is a team that has gotten better on defense and hopefully will be able to use its offensive weapons to its fullest. If so, I believe eight wins is a real possibility.Was last season an abberation or did we really see the worst team in the NFL? If by some chance a team with five Pro Bowl players was in fact the worst the NFL had to offer, then the progression Reid made with this club over the ofseason should show a marked improvent.And it all starts on offense.Can Alex Smith take the next step? Can Tambi Hali take over the defense? What happens with the running game? These are all questions that need to be answered in 2013. But first, these are five surprises that left Chiefs' fans excited.
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The Chiefs have released 22 players to get down to the 53 man limit via their website.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Change is ... good, right? If you're keeping score (and we hope you're doing it in pencil), of the 53 players who constitute the Kansas City Chiefs' active roster, almost exactly half -- 26 of them -- weren't a part of last fall's 2-14 dumpster fire.
That's some kind of crazy turnover, even by NFL standards. Outside linebackerspecial teams...
The Kansas City Chiefs hope they've finally assembled the right 53.
That was the phrase that former general manager Scott Pioli used to describe his ideal roster, but he never really came close to achieving it. In fact, his pursuit of the right 53 ended with a 2-14 record last year.
The Chiefs have overhauled that roster this year under new GM John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid...
The Kansas City Chiefs began working in earnest Monday for their season opener at Jacksonville while also trying to work seven new players into the fold.
The Chiefs were awarded them off the waiver wire Sunday, while also cutting loose six more as they continue to churn the bottom of the roster. Because they had the No. 1 selection in the NFL draft, the Chiefs also had the top priority...
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
2012 Record: 2-14. Missed the playoffs.
Which player is under the most pressure?
The team had to upgrade one position without question this offseason, and Alex Smith was identified as the quarterback to do just that. Smith has won 19 games in the past two seasons -- more than he won in his first six seasons combined and has thrown 30 touchdowns to just 10...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs placed rookie safety Sanders Commings on injured reserve and signed Bradley McDougald to replace him on the roster heading into Sunday's season opener at Jacksonville.
Commings missed nearly all of training camp after breaking his left collarbone. The fifth-round pick from Georgia was put on IR with a designation to return, meaning...
The table has been set. The candles placed firmly in the center. The flowers blooming so right and the nest china on the table.It's time of the main dish, this being the 2013 NFL season. There is so much anticipation with this franchise, it makes you wonder if a team like this one, with all its changes can live up to the hype and can live up to the challenges ahead of them.Make...
It didn’t take long for the Kansas City Chiefs to shake up their 2013 roster. Less then 24 hours after getting to the league mandated 53 man roster, the Chiefs cut six players, traded another, added seven new bodies to fill those spots and added eight to their taxi squad.
The Kansas City Chiefs will have a chance to prove they belong atop the AP Pro32 power rankings when they face the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
The unbeaten Chiefs barely held onto the top spot Tuesday in voting by a 12-member media panel that regularly covers the league. Kansas City, off last week, earned 374 points and five first-place votes, while the second-place Seahawks had 373...
The Chiefs are hard at work getting ready for their season opener against the Jacksonville franchise. But the groundwork for the season opener began back in January with the arrival of Andy Reid and John Dorsey.
Andy Reid and Alex Smith each proved that previous success means little in the what-have-you-done-for-me-lately NFL, but the Kansas City Chiefs are banking on them to help usher in a bright future for a franchise that has missed the playoffs five of the last six seasons.
The excitement is tempered for the Jacksonville Jaguars, who are more focused on basic improvement after undergoing...
The purpose behind Quick Hits is to catch you up on the most important news, notes, and links that you may have missed from the day prior. Without further ado, here are Monday’s quick hits:
1. Several cuts later, we take a glance at the Eagles’ 2013 roster.
2. Eagles added safety, Trenton Robinson to the practice squad.
3. Eagles are hoping to retain 5 of the players they cut...