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Derrick Johnson, Dontari Poe miss Chiefs offseason workout

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Pro Bowl defensive tackle Dontari Poe walked gingerly off the Chiefs' practice field Tuesday with back pain, and linebacker Derrick Johnson sat out with inflammation in his knee. The Chiefs were getting back to work with the second week of organized team activities when Poe walked off the field. A team spokesman did not say how long he might be out. Johnson...
Via AP on Fox
10 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Two key members of Kansas City Chiefs defense have discouraging day Tuesday

The Kansas City Chiefs were hit hard by the injury bug last season. It’s only June 2, so hopefully this is much ado about nothing, but it’s still not fun to read. #Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson has a little inflammation on his knee and did not practice. DL Dontari Poe left practice early with a back issue. — BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) June 2, 2015 Johnson, of course, missed...
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1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Three Chiefs veterans affected by the NFL Draft

Follow me at @KCLeadForTSR While the NFL Draft may have added youth, talent, and future stars for the Kansas City Chiefs, it also stiffened the competition for some of their veterans. In this article, I take a look at the three Chiefs veterans who were most affected by the NFL Draft. Jason Avant, Wide Receiver The draft was not kind to the 9-year pro, and with Training Camp coming...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams get ranked as one of the most improved offenses

According to NFL.com, the St. Louis Rams rank as one of the most improved offenses of the offseason, thanks to key free agent re-signings and a draft that heavily focused on the offense. 7 Most Improved Offenses In '15 Draft: 1 @TennesseeTitans 2 @STLouisRams 3 @TBBuccaneers 4-7 http://t.co/s0BdjQon2L pic.twitter.com/joTVR39RY3 — NFL (@nfl) May 18, 2015 Do you think that ranking...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson hosts third annual celebrity waiter night

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson held his third annual “Celebrity Waiter Night” for the Defend the Dream foundation in Kansas City, and a few familiar faces were in attendance. You may recognize some of these waiters at @superdj56's Celebrity Waiter Night for the Defend the Dream Foundation. pic.twitter.com/iQUCreR7L2 — Pete Sweeney (@pgsween) May 18, 2015 Among...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Johnson, Jordan Shipley Make Texas HS Football HOF

Football is a religion in Texas, so much so that the state has a hall of fame for high school football, aptly named the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame. Just yesterday, two former Texas Longhorns and fairly notable names in Derrick Johnson and Jordan Shipley were inducted into it. Congrats to the newest members of Texas HS Football Hall of Fame! Texas legends! Derrick Johnson...
Via Campus Sports Net
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Kansas City Chiefs draft selections

Follow me @KCLeadForTSR The Chiefs entered the draft with needs for linebacker, wide receiver, defensive tackle, center, and tight end. With a first round pick, second round pick, two third round picks, a fourth round pick, two fifth round picks, a sixth round pick, and a seventh round pick, the Chiefs were well equipped to fill these needs. In this article I grade each of...
Via TopSportsReport
24 days ago  |  Discuss

GM Dorsey: We think our rookie ILBs will provide some speed

Derrick Johnson is coming off surgery. And it seems like the Chiefs have been searching for his running mate on the inside of K.C.'s defense forever.The search might be over after general manager John Dorsey took two inside guys in last weekend's draft. Dorsey thinks both Ramik Wilson and D.J. Alexander represent speedier options for the Chiefs going forward."I think the one thing...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Sleepers the Chiefs Should Target Later in the Draft

With many positions of need being filled via free agency(Jeremy Maclin at wide receiver, Ben Grubbs and Paul Fanaika at guard), the Chiefs have a much better roster than they did coming into free agency. However, they could still add depth at  wide receiver, tight end, defensive tackle, and linebacker. Not every star prospect can be taken in the first round, and so the Chiefs could...
Via TopSportsReport
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs Seven Round Mock Draft

With the compensatory picks being announced on, the Chiefs now how many times John Dorsey will be picking in the upcoming draft. With four compensatory picks(3rd, two 5th’s, and a 6th), the Chiefs will be picking a total of 10 times. In this post, I predict who the Chiefs will take with those 10 picks.   Round One, Pick 18: La’El Collins, Tackle LSU For the avid readers...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

AFC Notes: Chiefs, Colts, Dolphins, Jaguars, & Jets

Chiefs Even prior to the DUI and possible suspension for CB Sean Smith, Adam Teicher of ESPN viewed cornerback as a top priority  in the draft for the Chiefs. Teicher likes the idea of the Chiefs trading down at least a “few” spots to acquire more draft picks. Teicher believes the Chiefs have to eventually replace ILB Derrick Johnson, ... The post AFC Notes: Chiefs, Colts...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

In Depth 2015: Kansas City Chiefs

Injuries and a difficult schedule conspired to cause difficulty for the Kansas City Chiefs in their efforts to follow an 11-5 wild card season. But the Chiefs, despite several key losses, including veteran LB Derrick Johnson and S Eric Berry, remained competitive. Still, the team suffered some troubling losses and, at times, the offense bogged down, as Jamaal Charles would become...
Via Zone Blitz
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Hali, Johnson - Dynamic Duo Not the First in Kansas City

As sure as you will find great smoked brisket, ribs, and pulled pork sandwiches on a game day at Arrowhead Stadium; every year for the Kansas City Chiefs, defense is also on the menu.The only difference is, every generation or so, someone new is serving it up.As of late, your purveyors of the big plays on defense have been Tamba Hali and Derrick Johnson. Now let me start by giving...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson’s road to recovery seems convincing

Derrick Johnson has been a staple at the core of the Kansas City Chiefs defense for a decade, and following a season ending achilles tear that ended the ten-year veteran’s 2014 campaign, D.J. has been training at his personally owned training facility, Total Athlete, in Austin, Texas. AROUND COVER32 2015 NFL Draft Preview: The top-10 safeties on the board Power Rankings: Rating...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs 2015 Draft Big Board 2.0

Since the release of my first big board, the Chiefs have added some big name players(Jeremy Maclin, Ben Grubbs) and some lesser known players(Paul Fanaika, Tyvon Branch) in effort to improve their roster. With the NFL Draft upon us, it’s time to re-rank the players I believe should be on John Dorsey’s draft board. 1. La’El Collins, T/G LSU (previous rank: #1) ...
Via TopSportsReport
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs Have New Draft Priorities

The frenetic scramble of the initial week of free agency has pushed the Chiefs front office and the front office has come out ahead. Players were added at a number of levels and have improved the roster’s topline and depth. As last week’s column emphasized, the front office has made two moves to bolster the interior offensive line and has re-signed two defenders that played...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs re-sign MLB Josh Mauga

Josh Mauga was a 2009 undrafted free agent who played 235 snaps from 2009-2013 and was out of the league entirely in 2013, but he ended up making the Chiefs’ 53 man roster and starting 15 games in place of an injured Derrick Johnson. Mauga predictably struggled through, grading out 54th out of 60 eligible. Johnson will be back in 2015, but Mauga could still have a role for the...
Via The Football Fan Spot
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs save three million by releasing inside linebacker

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Thursday that they have released inside linebacker Joe Mays. The release saves the Chiefs $2.7 million in cap space, but Kansas City is still $2.8 million away from being cap compliant once the new league years begins on next Tuesday, March 10th. The #Chiefs have released LB Joe Mays. READ: http://t.co/pgb7lJmM6S — Kansas City Chiefs (@KCChiefs...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson’s rehab looks like it’s going really well (Video)

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson tore his achilles in a Week 1 loss to the Tennessee Titans and missed the entire 2014 season. Five months after the injury, it looks like rehab is going quite well. AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: Rating all 32 starters if needed for just one game Power Rankings: Rating NFL owners from 1-32s Johnson’s a three-time Pro Bowler and was...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Where Do the Chiefs Go From Here? Part 2 - Defense

On defense the Kansas City Chiefs have most of the pieces to continue to play at a high level in 2015. With Pro Bowlers on both the defensive line and at linebacker the Chiefs defense has the ability to cause havoc on offenses. With a few added players mixed in to the right positions the defense could take major leaps forward.On the defensive line the Chiefs will have a decision...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

John Dorsey has his Priorities set for the Chiefs Off-Season

John Dorsey has a lot of work to do as the Kansas City Chiefs begin planning for 2015 and beyond. At this point in the season he is pulled in a thousand different directions. Two factors have dominated the initial weeks of the Chiefs’ off-season and have allowed Dorsey to set his priorities and get working directly after the season ended.Every general manager is completely dependent...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Should Derrick Johnson be Kept in Kansas City?

After suffering a ruptured achilles tendon in the Kansas City Chief’s first game of the 2014 season, ILB Derrick Johnson’s status going into the offseason remains unanswered.By unanswered I mean not completely. Head coach is a different language in itself.Johnson has been coined the heart and soul of the Chiefs defense, a leader on and off the field whose 10-year tenure with...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

The good, the bad & the ugly in the Kansas City Chiefs’ overtime win vs. Oakland

Fresh off of a disheartening loss to the Arizona Cardinals last week, the Kansas City Chiefs responded with a relieving, playoff-hope reviving, dominating victory over the miserable franchise that is the Oakland Raiders. In a game that had it’s fair share of ugly, it’s safe to say that there is nothing prettier than a Chiefs blowout, especially when it comes at the expense of...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Arrowhead Rivalries: Reliving the Raiders

For the 112th time in their history, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Oakland Raiders will meet. This rivalry is one of the most storied in the entirety of the league as both teams were formed in 1960. Competing against one another first in the AFL West and then in the AFC West, the rivalry really caught fire after the AFL and NFL merger in 1966.What started the rivalry? The relationship...
Via Pro Football Spot
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Tough Look at Who Should Stay a Chief | Kansas City Chiefs’ Truths part 2

The Chiefs are in full control of their post-season aspirations. That is a luxury at this point in the season, especially given the play of late. The performance in these last games could make the difference for some, but these players are set. While nothing is ever certain or even likely, below is what should happen in order to be successful in 2015 and beyond.Best WR Lineup of...
Via Pro Football Spot
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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