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Stephenson's suspension hurts Chiefs where they could least afford it -- up front

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It's safe to say there are nine players the Kansas City Chiefs probably can't live without in 2014, and pick your order: running back Jamaal Charles, safety Eric Berry, linebacker Derrick Johnson, outside linebackers Justin Houston and Tamba Hali, quarterback Alex Smith, left tackle Eric Fisher, right tackle Donald Stephenson and wide receiver Dwayne Bowe...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs Injury Update: Joe Mays is undergoing wrist surgery

 Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Joe Mays was told he will need surgery on his wrist that he injured in last week's game against the Panthers, reports Adam Caplan with ESPN.  The Chiefs have had bad luck so far this preseason, with Sanders Cummings going down on IR, Eric Berry with tendinitis in his heel, and now Mays will probably undergo surgery on his wrist at some point...
Via Sports Injury Alert
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

AP Source: Chiefs LB Mays to have wrist surgery

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The banged-up Kansas City Chiefs suffered another blow Thursday when linebacker Joe Mays was told he would need surgery on the wrist he injured last weekend at Carolina. Mays, who was expected to start alongside Derrick Johnson at inside linebacker, will likely have the procedure later this week, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke to The...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs starting linebacker Joe Mays to have wrist surgery

It seemed possible the Kansas City Chiefs could look to the waiver wire to find depth at inside linebacker going into the day. After hearing the news that Chiefs starting inside linebacker Joe Mays is expected to have wrist surgery, that becomes even more likely. #Chiefs ILB Joe Mays is going to have wrist surgery, source said. He suffered the injury during last week's game at...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday Truths: QB Race, Pass Defense, the Linemen

The Chiefs 2014 preseason is at the halfway point. Jobs are being earned. While some questions get answered, others are causing concerns to rise. Welcome to the preseason.OffenseThe running game without Jammal Charles is solidifying nicely. The passing game is up and down.In a surprise to many, Aaron Murray played the majority of the snaps behind starter Alex Smith. His first pass...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs' Charles relishes chance to lay the lumber

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Jamaal Charles took a shovel pass from Alex Smith, darted through a hole in front of a few thousand fans -- and was promptly laid out by Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson. No worries, even in a training camp practice. The Pro Bowl running back popped up after a few seconds, brushed himself off and headed back to the huddle, knowing full well that he would have...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Johnson decks Jamaal Charles; Chiefs coach Andy Reid loves it

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson leveled teammate Jamaal Charles in practice Sunday with as big a hit as you'll see in a modern NFL training camp, then strutted toward the sideline as other defensive players joined the celebration. Coach Andy Reid didn't appear happy on the field, walking to the defensive sideline and addressing players for a few seconds before...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs' Charles sets sights on Hall of Fame

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- At some point this season, likely within the first couple of games, Jamaal Charles will slide past Larry Johnson and breeze past Priest Holmes to become the Chiefs' career rushing leader. It's a goal, sure. But it's only a rest stop on the way to loftier expectations. After arguably the best season of his career and now armed with a new contract extension...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs way-too-early roster prediction

Today is the final practice for the Chiefs before the team takes on the Bengals on Thursday night at Arrowhead Stadium. It’s time for some predictions; 53 man roster predictions, to be exact. We knew coming into camp that there weren’t that many roster spots up for grabs, but there have been a few surprises that threw some things out the window. Here is my way-too-early 53 man...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs linebacker Johnson sets sights on tackles record

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- The question lobbed from the back of the media scrum was something of a throwaway, one last query for Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson as he headed from the practice field to the locker room. It wound up stopping him in his tracks. "You're 32. Have you given any thought to how much time you want to keep doing this?" "First of all," Johnson...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Free Agent LB Josh Mauga To Work Out With Chiefs Monday

  Gil Brandt of NFL.com reports that the Chiefs will work out former Jets LB Josh Mauga, monday. Brandt sees enough talent in Mauga to note that he believes Mauga is a “good player.” Mauga, 27, was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jets in 2009 out of Nevada.  He has battled injuries in his brief career, but has also proven to be a strong special teams contributor...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Quotable Monday: Chiefs land six in Pro Football Focus’ top 101

Pro Football Focus is an advanced metric website that breaks down every snap of every NFL game. They recently broke down their top 101 players from 2013. How did the Chiefs rate? Pretty well. Really well, actually. The Chiefs landed six players in PFF’s top 101. 72) Derrick Johnson, ILB: Death, taxes and yet another excellent year from Derrick Johnson. In this age that we live...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Four possible surprise selections for the Kansas City Chiefs in round one

After months of anticipation, Draft Day has finally arrived. All of the speculation, mock drafts, and endless questions will be put to death for another eight months. Every NFL Draft comes with its fair share of surprises. Although the Kansas City Chiefs haven’t shocked the world very often on draft day since the infamous Tyson Jackson selection, John Dorsey is in prime position...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs get back to work with playoff loss to Indy still fresh on everyone's mind

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- They started where they finished, more or less. Which, for the Kansas City Chiefs, proved to be both good and ... well, bad. "I think there are great things you can learn from that football game," coach Andy Reid said Monday, referring to January's 45-44 Wild-Card round loss to the Indianapolis Colts, the gut-punch postscript to an 11-5 season. Lesson...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The battle for inside linebacker: Johnson vs. Mays

With Akeem Jordan’s recent departure to the Washington Redskins, the Kansas City Chiefs have a hole to fill alongside Pro Bowl inside linebacker, Derrick Johnson. So which contender is the favorite to take the position for the 2014 season? In the red corner, we have the returning Chief, Nico Johnson. Johnson was a fourth-round pick from Alabama in the 2013 draft. He got plenty...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The five toughest games for San Diego in 2014

While the NFL schedule isn’t set to release until April, we already know who the Bolts opponents will be in 2014. With the combine now a week away, here is a look at the five toughest matchups for the Chargers next season. 5: @ Kansas City Arrowhead Stadium is one of the toughest places to get a win in the NFL. After the Chargers swept the Chiefs in 2013, I expect the Kansas City...
Via cover32 - Chargers
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The Chiefs must take advantage of their core

The nucleus of this Chiefs team – players such as Derrick Johnson, Tamba Hali, Jamaal Charles, and Brandon Flowers – have been through a lot together over the last several seasons. They have experienced both division titles and 2-14 seasons. Derrick Johnson has played for five different head coaches in his nine seasons with the team. They have been through rough times together...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Pro Bowls may not lead to playoff success

The Kansas City Chiefs made headlines Sunday night even though the team’s season ended weeks ago. The Chiefs had the most players of any team at the NFL Pro Bowl in Honolulu and Chiefs linebacker, Derrick Johnson, finished the night by taking home an award as the game’s Defensive MVP. Johnson was just one of the Chiefs’ 10 Pro Bowlers in last night’s game. Ten Pro Bowlers...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Derrick Johnson has a Beef with Jamaal Charles

Erin Andrews: “That last play, take me through it.”Derrick Johnson: “WELL I’M THE BEST COOK IN THE CHIEFS LOCKER ROOM! WHEN YOU TRY ME WITH A SORRY RUNNING BACK LIKE JAMAAL CHARLES THAT’S THE RESULT YOU GONNA GET! DON’T YOU EVER TALK ABOUT ME!”Andrews: “Who was talking about you?”Johnson: “JAMAAL! HE SAID I WAS A LOUSY COOK AND MY PROFITEROLES WERE DRY AND LACKED...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Derrick Johnson: It felt good to lay out Jamaal Charles

Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson tweeted that it felt good to lay out teammate Jamaal Charles during this past Sunday’s Pro Bowl. Have to give my fellow teammate some friendly fire. LOL! I can't lie, it felt pretty good! #probowl — Derrick Johnson (@superdj56) January 27, 2014 I would love to know what Chiefs head coach Andy Reid thinks. Need NFL Tickets? Loading...
Via Pro Football Zone
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs' Johnson tabbed defensive MVP of Pro Bowl

HONOLULU -- Jerry Rice has fresh bragging rights on Deion Sanders nearly a decade after both players retired from the NFL. Dallas running back DeMarco Murray caught a 20-yard touchdown pass with 41 seconds left and Carolina running back Mike Tolbert plunged into the end zone for a 2-point conversion to give Rice a 22-21 win over Sanders in the first schoolyard-style Pro Bowl on Sunday...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson Talks Smack After Hitting Teammate Jamaal Charles in the Pro Bowl

The NFL tried to make the Pro Bowl more interesting by making a few changes this year. The biggest one of course was the switch from a conference vs. conference format to a school yard/fantasy draft style. This meant that teammates could end up playing against each other.So this brought up an interesting question--will they hit each other during the course of play?@SBNationGIF/TwitterCincinnati...
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January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL’s new rules for Pro Bowl adds intensity

Over the past few years the NFL has tried to make the Pro Bowl a more interesting game for the fans. The league has tried many things in order to promote its All-Star as something more of an exhibition, including changing the way the rosters are built and when the game is played but nothing has worked. That is to say that nothing has worked until the 2014 Pro Bowl, and it wasn...
Via Players View
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Derrick Johnson levels teammate Jamaal Charles

The NFL has been the most popular sport for the last 30 years.  It also happens to be one of the most violent sports, and sometimes players accidentally wind up hurting a teammate just from being at the wrong place at the wrong time.  But it’s incredibly rare for an All-Pro linebacker to clash into an All-Pro running back when the two star players are on the same team.  That...
Via Gridiron Grit
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Derrick Johnson and TJ Ward Light Up Teammates Charles and Gordon in Pro Bowl

In this year’s make-or-break Pro Bowl game, Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson showed why this year’s Pro Bowl has been more entertaining than many expect out of the yearly all-star competition. Thanks to the new draft format, Pro Bowlers now have the opportunity to face off against some of their teammates. Enter Johnson and his teammate, running back Jamaal Charles. Johnson...
Via Diehardsport
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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