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Chiefs offensive line a grab-bag of bodies in camp

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- The presumptive favorite to win the starting right guard spot with the Kansas City Chiefs worked out with the third team on Monday. The guy who is challenging him for the spot slid over to center during another portion of the workout. Rishaw Johnson and Zach Fulton are just the start of the offensive line shuffle. After watching three linemen who started last season...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs Camp Preview: The offensive line is full of question marks

The Kansas City Chiefs’ 2014 season is right around the corner, which means one thing: Training Camp is comin’, ya’ll. We will be breaking down the Chiefs position-by-position over the next few weeks to get you prepared for Training Camp positional battles, and the pre-season as a whole. Offensive Line Depth Chart: Left Tackle: 1) Eric Fisher 2) J’Marcus Webb 3) Ryan McKee...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs Guard Rokevious Watkins suspended four games

#150584027 / gettyimages.com The Chiefs O-Line got another blow today as Watkins was suspended for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. He was released by the Rams last summer after reporting to training camp overweight two years in a row. He was a former 5th round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. The Chiefs have Jeff Likenbach and Zach Fulton as the two remaining guards...
Via TopSportsReport
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs’ Jeff Allen and Donald Stephenson are stronger, more confident thanks to offensive-line guru

Late last season, Chiefs guard Geoff Schwartz sat at his locker and searched for his phone. In the midst of a career year, Schwartz had been talking at length about LeCharles Bentley, the man who had helped him get there, and he couldn’t wait to find a clip of what his offensive-line guru used to do to 300-pound men in the NFL. “He used to maul people,” Schwartz said. Finally...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs' mass free agent exodus creates several competitions

There might as well be a sign propped up on the road outside Arrowhead Stadium that reads “Casting Call,” considering the number of jobs that are up for grabs. There’s the spot at free safety that opened up when Kendrick Lewis hit free agency. There are the spots along the offensive line that cleared when Branden Albert, Geoff Schwartz and Jon Asamoah all signed elsewhere...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Competition for jobs with Chiefs already tight

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- There might as well be a sign propped up on the road outside Arrowhead Stadium that reads "Casting Call," considering the number of jobs that are up for grabs. There's the spot at free safety that opened up when Kendrick Lewis hit free agency. There are the spots along the offensive line that cleared when Branden Albert, Geoff Schwartz and Jon Asamoah...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: Chiefs sign extra depth, land six in PFF’s top 101 & Len Dawson’s greatness

It’s been a fairly quiet week for Chiefs fans on Twitter post-draft. The biggest news has been the Chiefs’ signing of a few undrafted free agents and a couple free agent offensive and defensive lineman. Here are the latest Chiefs news and notes on Twitter. DL Kyle Love is headed back to KC, signing with the #Chiefs today, per his agents at @KLASS_Sports. Seems like a Chiefs kind...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

A Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman posted a photo of his broken finger

Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Donald Stephenson has seen better days. His finger is, well, broken…. Being a NFL player sounds like a blast. Having your pinky crumble before your eyes doesn’t sound quite as appealing. You may also be interested in:A Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman posted a photo of his broken fingerShould the Kansas City Chiefs trade Pro Bowl Safety...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Will the Kansas City Chiefs draft one of the top 10 offensive tackles?

The cover32 team ranked their top 10 offensive tackles in the 2014 NFL Draft. That begs the question: will the Chiefs be in the market for an offensive tackle this offseason? Branden Albert will almost assuredly walk in free agency – he has been rumored to be connected with the Miami Dolphins over the weekend. The other offensive tackles that received playing time for the Chiefs...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
March 10, 2014  |  1 Comment

Stephenson's development means Chiefs likely won't tag Albert

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Today marks the beginning of the period NFL teams can place the franchise tag on players, but unlike last season, don't expect the Chiefs to do so with left tackle Branden Albert. There is nothing official yet from the Chiefs, but all signs point to the team letting Albert walk through free agency. The development of Blue Springs, Mo., native Donald Stephenson...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Two nightmares for the Chiefs meet in the Super Bowl

Super Bowl XLVIII is on Sunday. The Kansas City Chiefs aren’t playing in it. But you knew that. Of course you knew that. The Chiefs haven’t played in a Super Bowl since 1969. That’s not the point. Instead, Kansas City will have to watch the Denver Broncos play the Seattle Seahawks and try to barricade two haunting memories associated with those two teams from their mental archives...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Decision on Branden Albert again looms for Chiefs this off-season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Chiefs have several issues to address this off-season, starting, again, with Branden Albert and the left tackle position. The date teams can franchise players is Feb. 17, still a ways away, but while the Chiefs jumped on the opportunity to tag Albert a year ago, they seem to be in a stronger position this time around. The meaning, of course, is that they may...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs rule out tackle Eric Fisher against Colts

The Kansas City Chiefs will be without right tackle Eric Fisher for Saturday’s Wild Card playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts. Fisher, a rookie, is dealing with a groin injury. He will be replaced by Donald Stephenson who started seven games during the regular season. On a positive note for the Chiefs offensive line, Branden Albert has been practicing and should return to...
Via Tireball.com
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Key Matchups for the Chiefs @ Redskins

Today’s NFL has become a game of matchups. Which team can create better mismatches for their players to take advantage of? Today we will take a look at five key matchups for Chiefs as they travel to our nation’s capital to take on the Washington Redskins.Dontari Poe (Nose Tackle) vs. Will Montgomery (Center)I can’t stress enough how important Poe is to the Chiefs defense. Since...
Via Pro Football Spot
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Chiefs revolving O-line finally hits stride

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Branden Albert is hurt, so is Jon Asamoah, and the No. 1 overall pick in last April's draft has gone through a painful series of growing pains this season. It's been a tough time to be a member of the Kansas City Chiefs offensive line. Yet despite all the shuffling caused by a spate of injuries, the front five has played perhaps its best football of...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Chiefs revolving O-line finally hits stride

(Eds: Updates.) By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer Branden Albert is hurt, so is Jon Asamoah, and the No. 1 overall pick in last April's draft has gone through a painful series of growing pains this season. It's been a tough time to be a member of the Kansas City Chiefs offensive line. Yet despite all the shuffling caused by a spate of injuries, the front five has played...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Chiefs without 2 OL starters vs Chargers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs are without starting right guard Jon Asamoah and right tackle Eric Fisher because of injuries against the San Diego Chargers. Geoff Schwartz was starting Sunday in place of Asamoah, who hurt his calf and shoulder in last week's loss to Denver. Donald Stephenson is starting for Fisher, who also has an injured shoulder. The Chiefs also...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Chiefs without 2 OL starters vs Chargers

The Kansas City Chiefs are without starting right guard Jon Asamoah and right tackle Eric Fisher because of injuries against the San Diego Chargers. Geoff Schwartz was starting Sunday in place of Asamoah, who hurt his calf and shoulder in last week's loss to Denver. Donald Stephenson is starting for Fisher, who also has an injured shoulder. The Chiefs also are missing starting...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Chiefs' offensive line is both suspect and banged up

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Donald Stephenson and Geoff Schwartz might as well consider themselves starters the way the two Chiefs offensive linemen have been pressed into service this season. In an ideal world, Stephenson is supposed to be the backup offensive tackle, Schwartz the reserve offensive guard. But a series of injuries to just about everybody on the Chiefs' already-suspect...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Chiefs' suspect offensive line also banged up

(Eds: Should stand.) By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer Donald Stephenson and Geoff Schwartz might as well consider themselves starters the way the two Chiefs offensive linemen have been pressed into service this season. In an ideal world, Stephenson is supposed to be the backup offensive tackle, Schwartz the reserve offensive guard. But a series of injuries to just about everybody...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs: 2013 Week 6 NFL Power Rankings (#7)

Last week: 7 (+0) Record: 5-0 The Titans were the best team the Chiefs had played thus far this season. Their first 4 opponents had a combined record of 4-16. However, they could have easily lost in Tennessee (without Jake Locker) if it weren’t for some fluky turnovers, including a blocked punt for touchdown and an interception off of a receiver’s hands. The yardage, first down...
Via The Football Fan Spot
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs: 2013 Week 5 NFL Power Rankings (#7)

Last week: 12 (+5) Record: 4-0 The Chiefs aren’t in the top-4 with the other 4-0 teams because their opponents have a combined record of 3-13. They’ve faced 3/4s of arguably the worst division in football, the NFC East, along with a Jacksonville team that’s worse than any team since the 2008 Lions and even that’s a debate. They won’t be able to rely on winning the turnover...
Via The Football Fan Spot
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

First Pick Eric Fisher has a concussion

Today the Kansas City Chiefs won the game but lost a key player. Their first round pick in 2013 Eric Fisher exited the game early. Chiefs RT Eric Fisher sustained a concussion during Sunday’s Week 4 win over the Giants. Fisher, was replaced by Donald Stephenson. Fisher will have to clear all the protocol to […]
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

It's scary to think where this Chiefs offensive line would be without Branden Albert

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It could be worse. A lot worse. Branden Albert could be a Miami Dolphin right now, the Beast of South Beach. Eric Fisher could be learning the NFL ropes at left tackle while charged with guarding Alex Smith's blind side. "We don't think about that," center Rodney Hudson says. "It was really important for him to come back," tackle...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Branden Albert Should Be Ready For Thursday Night

Chiefs offensive tackle Branden Albert was forced from the game with a shoulder injury, but returned and should be ready for Thursday's game with Philadelphia.Fantasy Spin:When Albert went to the sideline, DeMarcus Ware rolled past Donald Stephenson to sack Alex Smith. The injury has been called an AC sprain and he's listed as day-to-day.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
September 16, 2013  |  Discuss
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