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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
9 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  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

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...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
September 26, 2014  |  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...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
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...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
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 at Lambeau Field against...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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