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Chiefs' offensive line could use another emergency remodel

The Chiefs already chopped up their starting offensive line once this season.They need to do it again in Week 13 -- this time, out of necessity. Both left tackle Eric Fisher (neck) and center Mitch Morse (concussion) were forced out of action on Sunday against the Bills.Tackle Jeff Allen (ankle) also popped in and out of the starting lineup. He could miss action, too.One injury to...
Via Fox Sports
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Four NFL players who could be moved before trade deadline

The 2015 NFL trade deadline is fast approaching. Teams have until 4 p.m. Tuesday to make a deal. With many teams at the midpoint of their season, not every team is clearly a buyer or a seller. But some teams clearly fall on one side or the other. The earth doesn’t move at the NFL trade deadline like it does in other sports, but there has been some chatter. It looks like 49ers...
Via The Sports Daily
November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs get back to work after disastrous loss to Denver

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- In less than 10 seconds of game time, the Kansas City Chiefs went from having a celebratory long weekend to having one they would have preferred be as short as possible. Poised to knock off AFC West rival Denver last Thursday night, the Chiefs instead allowed a pair of touchdowns -- one of them after Jamaal Charles coughed up the ball for the second time -- in...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs get back to work after disastrous loss to Denver

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) In less than 10 seconds of game time, the Kansas City Chiefs went from having a celebratory long weekend to having one they would have preferred be as short as possible. Poised to knock off AFC West rival Denver last Thursday night, the Chiefs instead allowed a pair of touchdowns - one of them after Jamaal Charles coughed up the ball for the second time - in...
Via AP on Fox
September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Critical Points in Chiefs’ Battle for AFC West on Thursday Night Football

Thursday Night Football is back.  The Kansas City Chiefs get their first national exposure tonight as the Broncos roll into Arrowhead.On a short week, each team is riding 1-week win streaks born of very different circumstances.  The Denver Broncos got a win in week one against the Baltimore Ravens, but it was atypical to say the least. They did it without the offense finding the...
Via Pro Football Spot
September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

RT Eric Fisher active, but might not start Week 1

According to the Kansas City Star, Kansas City Chiefs right tackle Eric Fisher has been cleared by team doctors to play Week 1 at Houston, but due the high ankle sprain, he will be a gametime decision. Recently signed Jah Reid would start, if Fisher can't play. The Kansas City Star writes: 'Fisher, 24, sustained his injury Aug. 17. After starting the preseason opener against...
Via 60 Max Power O
September 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs two injured tackles are really close to returning

The Chiefs finally received some good news on their patchwork preseason line.Both left tackle Eric Fisher (ankle) and right tackle Jeff Allen (knee) appear close to a return, according to ESPN's Adam Teicher. Both blockers were spotted at practice for the first time in weeks.Fisher suffered an ankle sprain in practice two weeks ago and hasn't suited up since. His return would put...
Via Fox Sports
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs rule both starting offensive tackles out against Seahawks

Alex Smith and the Chiefs starters figure to play a full half in their second preseason outing.That could change in a hurry if Smith's line fails to hold up. Both left tackle Eric Fisher (ankle) and right tackle Jeff Allen (knee) won't suit up against the Seahawks.Backups Donald Stephenson and Jarrod Pughsley will play in their place with the ones. They have 14 starts between them...
Via Fox Sports
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs Need to Find Answers Against Seahawks

The questions for the Chiefs grew in number this week. Now, they need to find some answers. Donald Stephenson was going to be the answer at right tackle in 2014. That didn’t happen. He entered this training camp and quickly fell behind his friend Jeff Allen on the depth chart at right tackle. Must strange things happen in the NFL and Stephenson will get a chance, at left tackle...
Via Pro Football Spot
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Chiefs left tackle Eric Fisher could miss two weeks

The Chiefs will need to plug in a new player at left tackle for the next two weeks.An MRI revealed franchise blocker Eric Fisher has a sprained left ankle, according to ESPN's Adam Teicher. Fisher is likely to miss a couple weeks of practice as he heals, according to one source.The news could've been worse on Fisher. The former No. 1 overall pick left Monday's practice and walked...
Via Fox Sports
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Chiefs Who Could Lose their Job in 2015

With the addition of many free agents and rookies, some Kansas City Chiefs are in hot water entering the 2015 season. Some will because they are unproductive and/or inconsistent, and others because of age. After analyzing the Chiefs roster, I’ve found five Chiefs who in danger of losing their jobs in 2015. Tackle Donald Stephenson Suspended for the first four game of last season...
Via TopSportsReport
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Despite shuffling, Chiefs offensive line could be settled

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) As another round of musical chairs began with the Kansas City Chiefs offensive line last week, it was hard to fathom just who would be left off the first team when coach Andy Reid finally called for the music to stop. There was Eric Fisher, the No. 1 overall pick in the draft just two years ago, shuffling over to join the second string for a few reps during...
Via AP on Fox
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Reid: Stephenson's left tackle reps don't threaten Fisher

Eric Fisher was the top overall pick two seasons ago. On Thursday, the left tackle was demoted to the Chiefs' second-team in favor of Donald Stephenson.But head coach Andy Reid doesn't want people to think Fisher has lost his job for good."It's the only way you can get Donald some reps there," Reid told reporters on Thursday. "We want to make sure that we have everybody covered....
Via Fox Sports
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Chiefs, Eagles, Jaguars, Packers, & Saints

Chiefs The Chiefs had former No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher working with the second-team offensive and Donald Stephenson with the starters. (Adam Teicher) Eagles Eagles HC Chip Kelly mentioned that QB Sam Bradford, S Earl Wolff and OLB Marcus Smith are still limited due to injuries. (Albert Breer) According to Kelly, Bradford remains “on schedule” and ... The post NFL Notes...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Donald Stephenson worked out with Adrian Peterson, Trent Williams

Donald Stephenson isn't an household name, but two star NFLers still took him under their wing for some offseason workouts. Why would the Vikings' superstar back and the Redskins' franchise left tackle take such an interest in Stephenson? Probably because all three went to the University of Oklahoma. The Chiefs probably hope some of their star power rubs off on Stephenson, who's...
Via Fox Sports
April 29, 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

Murray leaves game for Raiders with concussion

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Running back Latavius Murray has left Oakland's game against the Kansas City Chiefs with a concussion. Murray scored two TDs in the first half and rushed for 112 yards on four carries before getting hurt Thursday night. Those were the first two rushing touchdowns of the season against the Chiefs. Murray had the most yards of any player since at least 1960 with...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
October 07, 2014  |  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
October 04, 2014  |  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 Thomas...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2014  |  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 way back...
Via AP on Fox
October 02, 2014  |  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 his way...
Via AP on Fox
October 02, 2014  |  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
September 30, 2014  |  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
September 30, 2014  |  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
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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