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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 result is 26 newcomers on the roster, and it could soon be 27 when they fill a roster spot that still remains open. Among them are 10 rookies, two of them Ivy Leaguers.
Dorsey and Reid will find out whether they're close to their right 53 when they open the season next Sunday at Jacksonville.
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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...
The Chiefs have released 22 players to get down to the 53 man limit via their website.
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...
Tyler Bray knows that he's probably not going to get a whole lot of snaps in a game the rest of the year. It comes with the territory of being the third-string quarterback.
That's why he made the most of the ones he got Thursday night.
The rookie out of Tennessee threw for 169 yards and three touchdowns in leading the Chiefs to a 30-8 victory over the Green Bay Packers...
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 Chiefs tight end Tony Moeaki has battled
injuries throughout his short career. He was poised to enter the 2013 season
healthy, but he recently suffered a fractured shoulder. As a result, he’s out
indefinitely, and the Chiefs weren’t willing to be patient with the former
third-round pick. Moeaki sent out his farewell via Twitter, and hours later the
Chiefs made the...
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...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Tony Moeaki's career in Kansas City has apparently come to an end.The former third-round pick who dazzled during his rookie season but couldn't stay on the field because of injuries was fittingly waived as an injured player on Saturday, part of a series of moves that the Chiefs used to reach the 53-man roster limit by the NFL's deadline.Moeaki fractured...
IRVING, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys have acquired linebacker Edgar Jones from the Kansas City Chiefs for an undisclosed draft pick.The Cowboys created room for Jones on their 53-man roster by putting offensive lineman Nate Livings on season-ending injured reserve Saturday.Jones has played 57 games over six seasons with the Chiefs and Baltimore. He has been primarily a special teams...
After the trade of linebacker Edgar Jones to the Dallas Cowboys, the Kansas City Chiefs still have some work to do on their 53-man roster. So what's ahead for the roster in general? For that answer, check out the latest Out of Bounds Podcast
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 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...