Kansas City Chiefs

Stadium: Arrowhead Stadium | Coach: Andy Reid
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense20th109.2 (15th)233.8 (19th)
Defense24th121.1 (26th)247.4 (18th)
DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
03/01/17RBJamaal CharlesKnee - MeniscusQUESTIONABLECharles (knee) could be an option for the Packers, ESPN.com reports.

With Ty Montgomery still under contract for two more seasons, Green Bay has understandably been connected with powerful early-down runners -- namely LeGarrette Blount and Adrian Peterson. The team might still consider Charles if the price is right, as he could potentially contribute in a committee featuring Montgomery and Christine Michael (or a draft pick). Fellow free agent Tim Hightower would probably be a better fit, offering a middle ground between early-down runner and pass-catching specialist. Charles may merely be the latter at this stage of his career, with injuries to both knees likely robbing him of his once-elite speed and explosiveness. He's expected to take his time finding a new team, perhaps hoping to regain some of that explosiveness before he signs.

(Updated 03/23/2017)
03/01/17TETravis KelceShoulderQUESTIONABLEKelce underwent offseason shoulder surgery, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports. "He'll probably miss some time throughout the offseason, but he'll be ready, I believe, for camp," head coach Andy Reid said of the tight end Wednesday.

Calling the procedure a clean-up, Reid replied, "I don't think so," as it pertains to a significant injury. As for the timetable mentioned, it's unclear if Kelce will be healthy in time for minicamp or training camp, which are separated by approximately six weeks on the NFL calendar. No matter the precise date that he's cleared for all activity, it appears as if he'll enter the 2017 season intact. If so, Kelce will be aiming to improve his number of catches, target count, and receiving yardage for the fourth straight campaign.

(Updated 03/01/2017)
01/28/17DBMarcus PetersFootQUESTIONABLEPeters will miss the Pro Bowl due to a minor foot injury, Terez A. Paylor of the Chiefs' official site reports.

The nature of Peters' foot injury isn't clear, but it doesn't appear like it will hold him down for long. Buffalo's Stephen Gilmore will take his place at the Pro Bowl.

(Updated 01/27/2017)
01/26/17DLAllen BaileyPectoralQUESTIONABLEBailey's recent placement on IR was due to a torn pectoral muscle, Pete Sweeney of Chiefs.com reports.

Bailey's injury was originally thought to be a shoulder problem, but new information released Wednesday indicates the severe pectoral issue. Chris Jones figures to see an expanded role on the defensive line with Bailey out.

(Updated 10/19/2016)
01/26/17WRKenny CookQuadricepsQUESTIONABLEThe Chiefs declined to renew Cook's (quadriceps) contract for the 2017 season, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

Cook was an exclusive-rights free agent, so the Chiefs could have kept hold of him for cheap if they'd wanted. While it isn't clear if the status of his torn quadriceps from last summer had anything to do with his release, Cook will nonetheless have to prove he is back to full strength to land another gig.

(Updated 03/15/2017)
01/26/17DLJaye HowardHipQUESTIONABLEHoward (hip) was placed on injured reserve Thursday.

Howard has missed the Chiefs past three games due to hip issue and the team ultimately opted to end his season early. In eight games this year, Howard racked up 23 tackles and one sack. Kendall Reyes (knee) is likely to serve as Howard's replacement the remainder of the season.

(Updated 12/01/2016)
01/26/17LBDerrick JohnsonAchillesQUESTIONABLEJohnson (Achilles) accepted a pay cut to stay with the Chiefs, ESPN's Field Yates reports.

This move frees up approximately $4.25 million in 2017 cap space for a Chiefs team that doesn't have much wiggle room. The pay cut probably wasn't a tough decision for Johnson, who hopes to be ready for training camp despite rupturing his Achilles in Week 14. He suffered the same injury in Week 1 of 2014 and bounced back to play all 16 games in 2015, but he's now two years older and won't have as much time to recover before the start of the season. If healthy, the 34-year-old projects as one of Kansas City's starting inside linebackers -- as has been the case every season since he was drafted in the first round in 2005.

(Updated 03/17/2017)
01/26/17LBJosh MaugaShoulderQUESTIONABLEMauga (shoulder) will be sidelined for the remainder of the season, BJ Kissel of chiefs.com reports.

Mauga will miss the entire 2016 season due to a labral tear. The Chiefs' veteran linebacker was expected to be a catalyst of this year's defense. Ramik Wilson will have a chance to earn a starting spot during his absence.

(Updated 08/30/2016)
01/26/17RBTrey MillardKneeQUESTIONABLEThe Chiefs declined to renew Millard's (knee) contract for the 2017 season, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

Millard signed a reserve/future contract with the Chiefs in January of 2016 but was stashed on injured reserve before the season started due to a torn ACL. When fully healthy, he should be able to help out a fullback-friendly team in training camp.

(Updated 03/15/2017)
01/26/17LBDadi NicolasKneeQUESTIONABLEThe Chiefs placed Nicolas (knee) on the IR Tuesday, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

The team subsequently promoted outside linebacker Victor Ochi from the practice squad in a corresponding move. Nicolas ruptured his patellar tendon Week 17. He primarily played a special teams role for the Chiefs during the season.

(Updated 01/03/2017)

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