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The good, the bad, and the ugly in the Kansas City Chiefs’ tough loss to the 49ers

In front of the entire country on Monday Night Football last week, the Kansas City Chiefs proved that, well, they are who we thought they were. Which is a good football team. However while the majority of Kansas City was riding high following three stunning performances from the Royals, the Chiefs turned the excitement level down a notch with a 22-17 loss vs. the San Francisco 49ers...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephenson's Not So Necessary Return

For Chiefs fans, the month-long wait is over.Right tackle Donald Stephenson returns to the roster this week following a four-game suspension for the use of medication without acquiring a therapeutic use exemption from the NFL and Chiefs medical personnel. The conditions of his suspension prohibited Stephenson from working out and practicing with his team, forcing him to watch from...
Via Pro Football Spot
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs' Donnie Avery has surgery on sports hernia

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Chiefs wide receiver Donnie Avery had surgery Friday for a sports hernia and has been ruled out for Sunday's game at San Francisco, though he is expected back later this season. The Chiefs have their bye week after playing the 49ers. Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry also will miss his third straight game with a high ankle sprain, though wide receiver De'Anthony...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs' Stephenson returns from four-game suspension

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Right tackle Donald Stephenson is back with the Kansas City Chiefs. He's just not back in the starting lineup. Stephenson returned from a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs Wednesday, but Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Ryan Harris remains the starter on the right side and that Stephenson would have to work his...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs' Stephenson returns from 4-game suspension

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Right tackle Donald Stephenson is back with the Kansas City Chiefs. He's just not back in the starting lineup. Stephenson returned from a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs Wednesday, but Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Ryan Harris remains the starter on the right side and that Stephenson would have to work...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs place RB McKnight on injured reserve

  The Kansas City Chiefs have created space on their roster for the return of right tackle Donald Stephenson by placing running back Joe McKnight on injured reserve. McKnight became the third Chiefs player to tear his Achilles tendon when he was hurt in practice last week. He was coming off a two-touchdown game in a win in Miami. Stephenson was suspended for the first four games...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs place RB Joe McKnight on injured reserve

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs have created space on their roster for the return of right tackle Donald Stephenson by placing running back Joe McKnight on injured reserve. McKnight became the third Chiefs player to tear his Achilles tendon when he was hurt in practice last week. He was coming off a two-touchdown game in a win in Miami. Stephenson was suspended for the...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Jon Gruden, Falcons, Panthers, Raiders & Titans

  Jon Gruden A close friend of former Head Coach Jon Gruden said this about a potential vacancy in Oakland, “One of these days, he’s going to accept these offers he gets every year.  Maybe it’s this one.” (Ian Rapoport) Chiefs The NFL reinstated suspended OT Donald Stephenson Tuesday. (Howard Balzer) Falcons The Falcons worked out NFLPA President OT Eric Winston Tuesday...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Where to find your Kansas City Chiefs on social media

Twitter has become a staple in the way the modern sports fan follows their favorite team or player. Unlike ever before, a fan can have direct access to what players are thinking, doing and in some cases, actually have an interaction with them. I have scoured Twitter and have compiled a list of all of the Kansas City Chiefs players and their Twitter “handles.” While some players...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos: 2014 Week 2 NFL Pick

Kansas City Chiefs (0-1) at Denver Broncos (1-0) The Chiefs had the fewest adjusted games lost last season. Now they’ve already lost two of their best players (Derrick Johnson and Mike DeVito) for the season with torn Achilles. On offense, Dwayne Bowe is back from suspension, but Donald Stephenson remains suspended and now Jeff Allen is out for the season on an offensive line that...
Via The Football Fan Spot
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs without 3 starters for opener vs Titans

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Chiefs were missing three starters for their season opener against the Tennessee Titans after cornerback Marcus Cooper was declared inactive for Sunday's game at Arrowhead Stadium. Cooper missed practice time this week with an ankle injury. Ron Parker took his place. The Chiefs were already missing wide receiver Dwayne Bowe and right tackle Donald Stephenson...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

5 reasons the Kansas City Chiefs will top the Titans on Sunday

It’s officially football season. The nights are getting a little longer and the depending on what part of the country you live in, the days are getting a little cooler. The preseason is over, the cuts have been made and—at least for now—NFL teams have their 53-man rosters set heading into Week 1. The Kanas City Chiefs are no different, though their Week 1 roster will look significantly...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Week 1: Chiefs vs. Titans Fantasy Football Preview

The Kansas City Chiefs start the season at Arrowhead against the Tennessee Titans. The Chiefs offense struggled throughout the preseason and will be without Dwayne Bowe for the first game. Alex Smith will have to start his season with a line that is also going to be mixed around because of a suspension to starting right tackle Donald Stephenson. Jamaal Charles is an all-purpose weapon...
Via Pro Football Spot
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The Kansas City Chiefs sign a potential starting offensive guard

The Kansas City Chiefs announced Wednesday that the team has signed offensive lineman Mike McGlynn. McGlynn’s last starting experience was in 2012 with the Indianapolis Colts. It didn’t go particularly well for McGlynn, who was Pro Football Focus’ lowest-rated offensive guard for the 2012 season with a -21.2 rating. McGlynn finished the season allowing four sacks, nine hits...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs' bus gets in a fender-bender on way to team hotel near Green Bay

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Suspensions, injuries, sacks, turnovers -- and now, a bus crash. For the Kansas City Chiefs, August can't end soon enough. According to multiple news reports in eastern Wisconsin, one of the Chiefs' team buses was involved in a "minor crash" today in Appleton, Wis., where the squad arrived in preparation of tomorrow night's preseason finale...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs sign veteran guard Mike McGlynn

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Chiefs have signed veteran guard Mike McGlynn to help stabilize their shaky offensive line while waiving reserve offensive lineman Ben Gottschalk. McGlynn, who was released by Washington on Tuesday, played for Chiefs coach Andy Reid with the Philadelphia Eagles from 2008-10. He spent one year with the Cincinnati Bengals and the past two seasons with the Indianapolis...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs sign veteran guard Mike McGlynn

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Chiefs have signed veteran guard Mike McGlynn to help stabilize their shaky offensive line while waiving reserve offensive lineman Ben Gottschalk. McGlynn, who was released by Washington on Tuesday, played for Chiefs coach Andy Reid with the Philadelphia Eagles from 2008-10. He spent one year with the Cincinnati Bengals and the past two seasons with the Indianapolis...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

3 in the Kee: As injuries and doubts pile up, Chiefs might need to seek outside answers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. --What the #*@% was THAT? The Kansas City Chiefs' 30-12 sleepwalk of a loss to Minnesota in their home preseason finale raised all kinds of questions, most of them accompanied by salty language. Coach Andy Reid reiterated early this week that he'd like to rest his starters -- or most of 'em, anyway -- for Thursday's fourth and final August exhibition...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs lose offensive lineman 4 games to drug suspension

Late in August NFL teams are getting their ducks in a row and preparing their rosters for the coming regular season, but the Kansas City Chiefs are going to have a hard time doing that with so many starters off the field. Fresh off the news that wide receiver Dwayne Bowe will serve a one-game suspension after being arrested for marijuana possession, the Chiefs learned this weekend...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs OT Donald Stephenson Suspended Four Games For PEDs Violation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs offensive tackle Donald Stephenson was suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the regular season Friday for violating the league’s performance-enhancing substance policy, a massive blow to an already unsteady offensive line. Stephenson remains eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games, including Saturday night’s contest...
Via NESN.com
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs Donald Stephenson Suspended, Value of Jamaal Charles Affected?

The Kansas City Chiefs announced to the media on Friday that the organization has lost starting right tackle Donald Stephenson for the first four games of the season due to violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing substances.  While a big blow for Chiefs fans, the real losers here could be those who drafted or will draft Jamaal Charles onto their fantasy football...
Via FF Locker Room
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Suspends Chiefs OT’ Donald Stephenson Four Games

The National Football League suspended Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Donald Stephenson four games for violating the league’s policy on performance enchancing drugs. Stephenson, a third-round pick out of Oklahoma back in 2012, has started 14 games in his first two NFL seasons.  #Chiefs statement on suspension of offensive lineman Donald Stephenson. READ: http://t.co/YREkjeHxIz...
Via Sportsnaut
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Donald Stephenson Is The Last Straw: Kansas City Chiefs Are Done For

The Chiefs are unraveling — Mandatory Credit: Associated Press Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Donald Stephenson was suspended for four games for violating the NFL’s PED policy on Friday. For the first game of the season, the Chiefs will be without four of their best seven linemen from 2013. Chiefs OT Donald Stephenson is being suspended the first four games for violating...
Via The Sports Journal
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs OL Donald Stephenson Suspended for PEDS

Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Donald Stephenson has been suspended four games for performance enhancing drugs. Chiefs OT Donald Stephenson is being suspended the first four games for violating the PED policy. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 22, 2014
Via Thacover2
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs OT Donald Stephenson Suspended Four Games For PEDs

The Kansas City Chiefs have just suffered another blow to their offensive line. Third-year starting right tackle Donald Stephenson has been suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the 2014 season for violating the league’s policy against performance-enhancing drugs. The Chiefs have released the following statement, per Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star: #Chiefs...
Via Gridiron Grit
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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