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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
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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
1 day ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  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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4 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  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 2015 Draft Big Board

  With the NFL combine complete, general managers can now take step back and look at all the players that attended the combine this weekend. From combine studs like Marcus Mariota and Danny Shelton, to surprises like Jake Fisher and J.J Nelson, each will be intensely scrutinized as teams are looking to become better this upcoming season. The Kansas City Chiefs enter the draft...
Via TopSportsReport
March 11, 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

NFL Combine Review: Eight Most Athletic Players in Combine History

After seeing the NFL combine finish with a bang—UConn cornerback’s record-setting broad jump of 12’7” is nothing short of jaw-dropping—one has to wonder what the most athletic performances in NFL Combine history are and where those players project to be. Using the database compiled by SportsXChange and displayed on NFLDraftScout.com, we can begin the process by looking...
Via Optimum Scouting
February 24, 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

Chiefs' Hali says he won't tackle Charles if they are Pro Bowl opponents

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- When the new Pro Bowl format came out last season in which the opposing teams are drafted rather than having the AFC pitted against the NFC, it created an intriguing dilemma: What if teammates get drafted to opposing Pro Bowl teams and subsequently have to compete against each other? That situation unfolded at last season's Pro Bowl when Chiefs linebacker Derrick...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 24, 2014  |  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

Counting down the eight worst injuries in the NFL so far this season

Just as death is just another part of the circle of life, injuries are a part of professional football. Even if your team is the most talented in the league and all of the experts agree that they’ll be hosting a Lombardi trophy parade in February, one guy getting hurt at the wrong time can bring all of that crashing down in an instant. This season has been no different in the NFL...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

What are the eight worst injuries in the NFL so far this season?

Just as death is just another part of the circle of life, injuries are a part of professional football. Even if your team is the most talented in the league and all of the experts agree that they’ll be hosting a Lombardi trophy parade in February, one guy getting hurt at the wrong time can bring all of that crashing down in an instant. This season has been no different in the NFL...
Via cover32 - Texans
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Did the Arizona Cardinals suffer the worst injury in the NFL so far this year?

Just as death is just another part of the circle of life, injuries are a part of professional football. Even if your team is the most talented in the league and all of the experts agree that they’ll be hosting a Lombardi trophy parade in February, one guy getting hurt at the wrong time can bring all of that crashing down in an instant. This season has been no different in the NFL...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Did the Chicago Bears suffer the worst injury in the NFL so far this season?

Just as death is just another part of the circle of life, injuries are a part of professional football. Even if your team is the most talented in the league and all of the experts agree that they’ll be hosting a Lombardi trophy parade in February, one guy getting hurt at the wrong time can bring all of that crashing down in an instant. This season has been no different in the NFL...
Via cover32 - Bears
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch’s injury the worst in the NFL so far this season?

Just as death is just another part of the circle of life, injuries are a part of professional football. Even if your team is the most talented in the league and all of the experts agree that they’ll be hosting a Lombardi trophy parade in February, one guy getting hurt at the wrong time can bring all of that crashing down in an instant. This season has been no different in the NFL...
Via cover32 - Lions
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Counting down the eight most devastating injuries in the NFL so far this year

Just as death is just another part of the circle of life, injuries are a part of professional football. Even if your team is the most talented in the league and all of the experts agree that they’ll be hosting a Lombardi trophy parade in February, one guy getting hurt at the wrong time can bring all of that crashing down in an instant. This season has been no different in the NFL...
Via cover32 - Cowboys
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Sam Bradford’s injury the most devastating of this NFL season so far?

Just as death is just another part of the circle of life, injuries are a part of professional football. Even if your team is the most talented in the league and all of the experts agree that they’ll be hosting a Lombardi trophy parade in February, one guy getting hurt at the wrong time can bring all of that crashing down in an instant. This season has been no different in the NFL...
Via cover32 - Rams
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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