Kansas City Chiefs

Stadium: Arrowhead Stadium | Coach: Andy Reid
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense20th109.2 (15th)233.8 (19th)
Defense24th121.1 (26th)247.4 (18th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
27Acker, Kenneth CB6-01952/6/19924Southern Methodist
57Alexander, D.J. ILB6-22339/30/19913Oregon State
 Ali'ifua, Ricky DE6-327612/2/1991RUtah State
97Bailey, Allen DE6-32883/25/19897Miami (Fla.)
77Barnes, T.J. DT6-73646/14/19903Georgia Tech
 Battle, Isaiah T6-72902/10/19932Clemson
 Bausby, DeVante CB6-21901/15/19932Pittsburg State
29Berry, Eric SS6-021212/29/19888Tennessee
9Bray, Tyler QB6-621512/27/19915Tennessee
 Brooks, Corin G6-5300//RTexas-Permian Basin
 Byrd, Emanuel TE6-3236//RMarshall
 Chappell, Devin DB6-21995/14/1994ROregon State
 Cheek, Joseph G6-731112/2/19921Texas A&M
 Chesson, Jehu WR6-320312/29/1993RMichigan
 Cliett, Reshard OLB6-22224/29/19922South Florida
2Colquitt, Dustin P6-32105/6/198213Tennessee
17Conley, Chris WR6-320510/25/19923Georgia
 Cook, Kenny WR6-42185/20/19922Gardner-Webb
 Devey, Jordan G6-63201/11/19884Memphis
 Dieter, Gehrig WR6-32072/24/1993RAlabama
76Duvernay-Tardif, Laurent G6-53212/11/19914McGill (Canada)
79Ehinger, Parker G6-631012/30/19922Cincinnati
 Eligwe, Ukeme LB6-22394/27/1994RGeorgia Southern
 Escobar, Gavin TE6-62602/3/19915San Diego State
72Fisher, Eric T6-73151/5/19915Central Michigan
55Ford, Dee OLB6-22523/19/19914Auburn
73Fulton, Zach G6-53169/23/19914Tennessee
23Gaines, Phillip CB6-01934/4/19914Rice
91Hali, Tamba OLB6-327511/3/198312Penn State
84Harris, Demetrius TE6-72307/29/19914Wis.-Milwaukee
10Hill, Tyreek WR5-101853/1/19942West Alabama
 Houston, Justin OLB6-32581/12/19897Georgia
 Huff, Marqueston DB5-111964/6/19924Wyoming
 Hughes, Montori DT6-43508/25/19904Tennessee-Martin
 Hunt, Kareem RB5-112088/6/1995RToledo
 James, Josh T6-53145/9/1993RCarroll (Mont.)
 Jean-Baptiste, Stanley CB6-32154/12/19904Nebraska
94Jenkins, Jarvis DT6-43004/24/19887Clemson
56Johnson, Derrick ILB6-324211/22/198213Texas
95Jones, Chris DE6-53107/3/19942Mississippi State
 Jones, Seantavius WR6-32008/9/19921Valdosta State
87Kelce, Travis TE6-526010/5/19895Cincinnati
 Kemp, Marcus WR6-4185//RHawaii
93King, David DE6-428112/27/19892Oklahoma
 Kpassagnon, Tanoh DE6-72806/14/1994RVillanova
 Lampkin, Ashton CB6-01891/10/1994ROklahoma State
 Logan, Bennie DT6-231512/28/19895Louisiana State
19Maclin, Jeremy WR6-01985/11/19889Missouri
 Mahomes, Patrick QB6-32159/17/1995RTexas Tech
 Mama, Damien G6-43256/27/1995RUSC
 March-Lillard, Justin ILB6-02227/5/19933Akron
90Mauga, Josh (FA) ILB6-12456/20/19878Nevada
 McQuay, Leon III SAF6-218511/21/1994RUSC
40Millard, Trey FB6-22477/21/19913Oklahoma
 Mitchell, Terrance DB5-111905/17/19924Oregon
 Monday, Will P6-42107/25/1992RDuke
 Moore, Alonzo WR6-218511/10/1992RNebraska
61Morse, Mitch C6-63054/21/19923Missouri
21Murray, Eric CB5-111991/7/19942Minnesota
 Nelson, J.R. CB6-217611/30/1993RMontana
20Nelson, Steven CB5-111941/22/19933Oregon State
52Nicolas, Dadi LB6-32359/29/19922Virginia Tech
 Nunez-Roches, Rakeem DT6-23077/3/19933Southern Mississippi
 Okine, Earl DE6-62901/4/19901Florida
38Parker, Ron FS6-02068/17/19877Newberry
68Person, Mike G6-43006/17/19887Montana State
22Peters, Marcus CB6-01971/9/19933Washington
 Redding, Devine RB5-82052/5/1996RIndiana
75Reid, Jah G6-73257/21/19887Central Florida
98Reyes, Kendall (FA) DT6-43009/26/19896Connecticut
14Robinson, Demarcus WR6-12039/21/19942Florida
5Santos, Cairo K5-816011/12/19914Tulane
71Schwartz, Mitchell T6-53206/8/19896California
42Sherman, Anthony FB5-1024212/11/19887Connecticut
 Smith, Terrance ILB6-22355/3/19932Florida State
11Smith, Alex QB6-42175/7/198413Utah
49Sorensen, Daniel DB6-22083/5/19904Brigham Young
 Spiller, C.J. RB5-112008/5/19878Clemson
 Staples, Jamari WR6-31909/10/1994RLouisville
 Stave, Joel QB6-52305/16/19921Wisconsin
 Sterns, Jordan DB6-02005/28/1994ROklahoma State
 Stevens, Tony WR6-4198//RAuburn
13Thomas, De'Anthony WR5-81761/5/19934Oregon
 Tiller, Andrew G6-43243/13/19895Syracuse
88Travis, Ross TE6-72351/9/19932Penn State
32Ware, Spencer RB5-1022911/23/19914Louisiana State
35West, Charcandrick RB5-102056/2/19914Abilene Christian
24White, D.J. CB5-111939/9/19932Georgia Tech
 Williams, Tourek LB6-42625/9/19915Florida International
12Wilson, Albert WR5-92007/12/19924Georgia State
 Wilson, Ramik ILB6-22378/19/19923Georgia
41Winchester, James LS6-32408/6/19893Oklahoma
70Witzmann, Bryan T6-73206/16/19902South Dakota State
51Zombo, Frank OLB6-32543/5/19878Central Michigan
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Kansas City6-5314.16-4308.125.52135
 
 
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Position Listing
Phillip Gaines
News
Gaines (knee) logged two tackles during Sunday's 37-27 victory over the Chargers.

Gaines was uncertain to play with a knee ailment but team doctors ultimately gave him the green light. However, his two tackles were good for just seventh on the team.

Rakeem Nunez-Roches
News
Nunez-Roches (back) practiced in full Wednesday.

Nunez-Roches injured his back during last Thursday's game against the Raiders, but his full showing Wednesday suggests he won't miss any additional time.

Eric Murray
News
The Chiefs selected Murray in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 106th overall.

Murray isn't a well-known name, but this looks like a fine selection for the Chiefs. Murray was the top corner on a Minnesota defense that's quietly been good against the pass the last two years, and he performed well at the Combine, too. Murray (5-foot-11, 199 pounds) logged a 4.49-second 40, 39.5-inch vertical and 124-inch broad jump. With 31.75-inch arms, Murray should have the reach to press effectively.

Tourek Williams
News
Williams signed a contract with the Chiefs on Monday, Adam Caplan of NFL.com reports.

Williams is entering his fifth season in the league and will provide veteran depth at outside linebacker and special teams if he makes the team.

Ricky Ali'ifua
No Updates
Cairo Santos
News
Santos has signed his restricted free-agent tender to remain with the Chiefs, ESPN's Adam Teicher reports.

Santos has served as Kansas City's kicker since entering the league three years ago. Last season, the Brazilian converted 31 of his 35 field-goal tries and 36 of his 39 extra-point attempts, tying his career high of 129 total points.

Gavin Escobar
News
Escobar is signing a one-year contract with the Chiefs, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

Escobar arrived in Kansas City for a visit Friday, and apparently management liked what he showed them. After entering the league as a second-round pick in 2013, Escobar struggled to make much of an impact behind future Hall of Famer Jason Witten, registering only 30 catches for 333 yards and eight touchdowns in 62 games. Although playing with a tight-end-friendly quarterback like Alex Smith could bode well for Escobar, having Pro Bowler Travis Kelce on the roster will again restrict him to a reserve role.

Terrance Mitchell
News
Mitchell was promoted to the active roster from the Chiefs' practice squad on Thursday.

Mitchell was waived by the Chiefs on Nov. 7, but has plenty to be thankful for after being promoted back up to the active roster Thursday. With starting left cornerback Marcus Peters questionable for Week 12, Mitchell will presumably help provide depth in the Chiefs' secondary.

Albert Wilson
News
Wilson has signed his restricted free agent tender to remain with the Chiefs, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

Wilson returns to Kansas City after topping the 30-yard mark both of the last two seasons. Through his first three years, the 24-year-old boasts 990 receiving yards, which on average accurately reflects his status as the team's fourth receiver and fifth option in the passing game, where tight end Travis Kelce leads the way.

Dadi Nicolas
News
Nicolas -- who underwent surgery on his injured knee -- isn't expected to participate in any offseason workouts until training camp, Pete Sweeney of the Chiefs' official site reports.

The depth linebacker doesn't provide much other than another body on special teams, but Nicolas' spot on the roster likely won't be guaranteed heading into training camp. Assuming he can get healthy in time, he should battle for a job on the 53-man roster.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
D.J. Alexander
News
Alexander will enter the starting lineup at one of the Chiefs' two inside linebacker spots in Sunday's game against the Titans, BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com reports.

With the Chiefs moving Derrick Johnson (Achilles) to injured reserve Sunday, Alexander will have an opportunity to see a full load of snaps and will face a tough test right off the bat in attempting to slow the Titans' powerful ground game. Johnson had been averaging 6.9 tackles per game on the season, so Alexander could be able to take on a similar volume now that he's settling into a starting role.

Tyreek Hill
News
Head coach Andy Reid wants Hill to be more involved in the offense as a receiver, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports. "We didn't use [Hill] a ton [in the backfield], because he's not a real big guy," said Reid. "The receiving part, we're going to focus on that and get him more reps in that area. But he can do that other part.

Hill enjoyed a tremendous rookie season in his role as a multi-purpose threat, compiling 12 touchdowns, 860 scrimmage yards and 976 return yards from 61 receptions (83 targets), 24 carries, 39 punt returns and 13 kickoff returns. While he still figures to contribute on special teams and occasionally out of the backfield, it sounds as if the Chiefs really want Hill to focus on the receiving aspect of his repertoire. He should have every opportunity to push Chris Conley for the No. 2 receiver role, which would allow for a large uptick from the 401 offensive snaps Hill logged last season.

Jarvis Jenkins
News
Jenkins signed a one-year contract with the Chiefs on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Jenkins played with Kansas City for the final seven games of the 2016 season, recording just five tackles. In what will be his first full season with the club, look for Jenkins to see a slightly increased role as a backup defensive lineman.

Kenny Cook
News
The 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.

Injury
Quadriceps - Questionable for the start of training camp
Marcus Peters
News
Peters 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.

Injury
Foot - Questionable for the start of training camp
Mike Person
No Updates
Reshard Cliett
News
Cliett was claimed off waivers by the Chiefs on Tuesday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

A sixth-round draft pick back in 2015, Cliett has been unable to secure a roster spot out of training camp thus far in his career and has yet to play in a regular-season game. He'll have a tough time making the Chiefs roster as well and he'd likely be nothing more than emergency depth at linebacker if he overcomes the odds.

Ron Parker
News
Parker finished the 2015 campaign with 78 tackles (67 solo), five sacks, three interceptions and a forced fumble.

Parker split 2014 between cornerback and safety, but the emergence of first-round draft pick Marcus Peters across from Sean Smith allowed him to play alongside Eric Berry this season. He took advantage of the opportunity, posting another solid season for the Chiefs in a secondary that could be scary for years to come, with Parker finishing up his first campaign of a five-year extension he signed in March of last year.

Ross Travis
News
Travis (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 15 tilt with the Titans, BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com reports.

Travis has only been active for six games this season, recording three catches for 15 yards. As the fourth-string tight end for the Chiefs, Travis has a long way to go before attaining fantasy value.

Montori Hughes
News
Hughes signed a reserve/future contract with the Chiefs on Monday, Terez A. Paylor of the team's official site reports.

Hughes, a former fifth-round selection by the Colts in 2013, appeared in two games for the Giants last season before getting released in October. Although he boasts a monstrous 6-4, 350-pound frame, his lack of production as a pro dampens his appeal as a reserve defensive lineman.

De'Anthony Thomas
News
Thomas didn't touch the ball in Sunday's regular-season finale against the Chargers.

Thomas has done the majority of his damage on special teams this season, but even that role has been scaled back from previous seasons. The specialist may be a candidate to miss the 53-man roster next year with Tyreek Hill around. Should he earn a spot, 2017 would be his last under before his rookie deal with the Chiefs expires.

Tony Stevens
No Updates
Josh James
No Updates
Jordan Devey
No Updates
Tanoh Kpassagnon
News
The Chiefs selected Kpassagnon in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 59th overall.

At 6-foot-7, 289 pounds, Kpassagnon is a massive lineman who figures to work as an end in Kansas City's three-man fronts. With 35 and 5/8-inch arms and a 128-inch broad jump, Kpassagnon has a freakish combination of length and linear explosiveness.

Joseph Cheek
No Updates
Tyler Bray
News
Bray started the Chiefs' preseason finale Thursday against the Packers, completing 10 of 17 passes for 104 yards.

Bray didn't throw a touchdown pass or commit a turnover, posting a rather vanilla effort in his run. Still, he appears to have an inside track as the No. 3 quarterback following the news that Aaron Murray is on the trading block. Even if he makes the roster, it would take injuries to both Alex Smith and Nick Foles for Bray to see meaningful snaps.

Corin Brooks
No Updates
Zach Fulton
No Updates
Kareem Hunt
News
Hunt's ability to catch the ball out of the backfield could earn him playing time early in his rookie season, ESPN's Adam Teicher reports.

Hunt was the Chiefs' target when they traded up in the third round to draft him, which came after a decorated college career at Toledo. The tailback finished with nearly 5,000 rushing yards and averaged a touchdown per game for the Rockets, but his 41 receptions as a senior took his value up a notch. Although Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West occupy the top spots in Kansas City's backfield at the moment, Hunt's pass-catching prowess should give them competition for snaps from the onset of this season.

Leon III McQuay
No Updates
Ukeme Eligwe
News
The Chiefs selected Eligwe in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 183rd overall.

Eligwe fills a definite need for the Chiefs with veteran Derrick Johnson coming off his second Achilles injury. He started his career at Florida State and was a member of the Seminoles' national championship team, but finished his career at Georgia Southern after being dismissed from FSU. He was a standout player while at Georgia Southern and was able to resurrect his draft stock. He'll likely start out as a special teamer, but his tape from college shows that Eligwe has the potential to develop into a linebacker in the NFL.

Trey Millard
News
The 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.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Charcandrick West
News
West said he dropped 10 pounds during the offseason without losing any strength, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

West is optimistic the change will make him more explosive, but it's possible the Chiefs might actually want him to put some of the weight back on, as he's already a bit undersized for his position -- listed at 5-foot-10, 205 pounds. A smaller frame would make sense if the Chiefs mostly plan to use West as a pass-catching and chance-of-pace option behind likely lead back Spencer Ware, who consistently out-touched his teammate down the stretch last season. Ware actually had more success than West as a receiver, but the Chiefs might still look to keep Ware fresh by using West more often on passing downs. Both running backs are healthy for the start of the offseason program, and there hasn't been any indication that free-agent signing C.J. Spiller will be a major threat to their joint workload. Of course, the Chiefs could still add a running back in the early or middle rounds of the upcoming draft.

D.J. White
News
White (hand) logged a full practice Wednesday.

White has missed the past three games with a fracture in his hand. However, his uninhibited practice Wednesday suggests he'll be ready to play Sunday against the Bucs.

Patrick Mahomes
News
The Chiefs selected Mahomes in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 10th overall.

They traded up all the way from 27th pick, trading an extra first- and third-round pick to make the deal. Alex Smith might begin the year as starter, but if the playoffs should look out of reach at any point or if he should miss any time with injury, that might be the end of him as a Chiefs starter. Mahomes (6-foot-2, 225 pounds) has the best throwing velocity in the class, and is extremely accomplished after playing at Texas Tech. He threw for 11,252 yards (8.3 YPA), 93 touchdowns and 29 interceptions in 32 career games, and also has excellent athleticism for a quarterback (22 career rushing touchdowns). His dual-threat skills and a plausible starting role in an Andy Reid offense no later than 2018 make Mahomes an enticing dynasty asset, and one to keep an eye on if he should see the field in 2017.

Isaiah Battle
No Updates
Emanuel Byrd
No Updates
Dee Ford
News
Ford's fifth-year option was picked up by the Chiefs on Monday, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

The Chiefs labeled the decision to pick up Ford's option a "no brainer" after he recorded 38 tackles, including 10.0 sacks, in 2016. The extension keeps the linebacker in Kansas City through the 2018 season.

T.J. Barnes
News
Barnes was promoted to the Chiefs' active roster on Saturday.

Barnes hasn't done much throughout his NFL career, which has included brief stints with the Jets and Bills. If Dontari Poe (back) is unable to play Sunday against the Falcons, Barnes could see snaps at nose tackle behind Jarvis Jenkins.

Frank Zombo
News
Several Chiefs who were on the injury report are active for the game at San Francisco. They include linebackers Tamba Hali (knee) and Frank Zombo (hamstring), cornerbacks Sean Smith (groin) and Marcus Cooper (knee), and running back De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring).
Kendall Reyes
News
Reyes (wrist) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Titans, BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com reports.

Reyes has held down a starting role at defensive end for the Chiefs, but he's not much of a pass-rusher in the team's 3-4 scheme, as those duties fall to the likes of Justin Houston, Tamba Hali and Dee Ford. As such, Reyes' absence won't mean much in leagues with IDPs, though the Chiefs will have to rotate in more linemen to help stop the Titans' potent ground game.

C.J. Spiller
News
Spiller signed a contract with the Chiefs on Friday.

Though he's just 29 years old, the former No. 9 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft has settled into the journeyman phase of his career since his breakout 2012 campaign with the Bills, during which he picked up a career-high 1,244 yards on 6.0 yards per carry. Following his exit from Buffalo after the 2014 season, Spiller has had abbreviated stints with the Saints, Seahawks and Jets, finding little success at any stop. The Chiefs will likely bring Spiller to training camp with the hope that he can still offer some value as a third-down back or returner, but even if he's able to win a spot on the 53-man roster, he likely won't see enough touches to approach fantasy relevance in most leagues.

Mitch Morse
No Updates
Chris Jones
News
Jones left a good impression during his first day in pads at camp, performing well in one-on-one drills and batting down a pass during team drills, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports. However, Teicher notes that he may not crack the starting lineup right away.

The Chiefs have three solid defensive line options ahead of him in Jaye Howard, Dontari Poe and Allen Bailey that present a roadblock for him on the defensive line. While a strong camp could certainly lead to a chance at a starting spot, the team likely drafted him to replace Dontari Poe (who's in his contract year). Either way, the rookie second-round pick should see plenty of playing time as a substitute on the line should he not secure a starting gig.

Chris Conley
News
Conley finished Sunday's regular-season finale against the Chargers with four catches for 55 yards on five targets.

Conley was considered a breakout candidate in 2016, but it was rookie wideout Tyreek Hill who actually did so. The second-year wideout did improve his receiving numbers in his second campaign but did not reach the end zone. Conley may continue seeing the second-most snaps among receivers in 2017, but Hill, Jeremy Maclin and Travis Kelce will likely be more involved in the offense than the Georgia product.

Jordan Sterns
No Updates
Demetrius Harris
News
Harris was arrested in Missouri on Tuesday on suspicion of felony possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports.

According to the police report, Harris was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for a traffic violation, during which the officer detected marijuana in the 25-year-old's possession. The NFL will likely wait and see how the legal process plays out before levying any punishment for Harris, who served as the top backup to Pro Bowl tight end Travis Kelce a season ago. Harris reeled in 17 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown in 2016.

Justin March-Lillard
News
March-Lillard (hand) was activated to the Chiefs' active roster Friday, The Daily News reports.

Despite joining the active roster for the first time since breaking his left hand in October, head coach Andy Reid admitted March-Lillard is unlikely to play in this weekend's season finale against the Chargers.

Daniel Sorensen
News
Sorensen signed a four-year, $16 million extension that includes nearly $8 million guaranteed, NFL.com's Mike Garafolo reports.

A 2014 UDFA, the 27-year-old Sorensen has only started one game in three NFL seasons, but he's a core special teamer who took advantage of an expanded defensive role to record a career-best 63 tackles in 2016 -- also notching three interceptions, three fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles. He'll likely continue to serve as the third safety behind starters Eric Berry and Ron Parker, getting most of his playing time in passing situations.

DeVante Bausby
News
Chiefs cornerback DeVante Bausby is scheduled to undergo surgery Thursday to repair his collarbone, reports The Kansas City Star. Bausby broke his collarbone last week while practicing with the Chiefs.

The Chiefs announced Bausby has been waived.

Demarcus Robinson
No Updates
J.R. Nelson
No Updates
Mitchell Schwartz
No Updates
Andrew Tiller
News
Tiller signed with the Chiefs on Wednesday.

The Syracuse product spent his first three seasons with the 49ers, starting 14 of 28 games in the process. Assuming he makes the roster, Tiller figures to provide depth at guard for the team.

Eric Berry
News
Berry signed a six-year, $78 million deal with the Chiefs on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The contract includes $40 million in guaranteed money and a $20 million signing bonus, making Berry the highest paid safety in the NFL. The five-time Pro Bowler recorded 77 tackles in 2016 and picked off four passes, two of them for touchdowns. Berry is undoubtedly one of the leaders of Kansas City's defense and the deal will keep him in that role for the foreseeable future. The fact that he did not require a franchise tag also gives the Chiefs an opportunity to place a tag on defensive tackle Dontari Poe, which would keep him in Kansas City for the 2017 season.

Bennie Logan
News
Logan will sign with the Chiefs, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

Logan's signing could seem to indicate that Kansas City doesn't expect free agent Dontari Poe to return. A fellow run-stuffing nose tackle, Logan totaled 24 tackles and 2.5 sacks this past season, but that came after the Eagles switched to a 4-3 defense. In both of the prior two seasons, Logan posted at least 55 stops while working in a 3-4 scheme, which is what the Chiefs utilize.

Jeremy Maclin
News
Maclin collected four passes on five targets for 53 yards in Sunday's regular-season finale against the Chargers.

Maclin's sophomore campaign with the Chiefs hasn't come close to matching his first, having nabbed just 44 passes in total on 76 targets versus 87 catches for 1,088 yards a year ago. He also found pay dirt just twice on the season, well off his 2015 pace when he reached the end zone eight times. He should lead the receiving corps in snaps in the postseason and could be a buy-low candidate in drafts next season.

Gehrig Dieter
No Updates
Bryan Witzmann
No Updates
Parker Ehinger
Injury
Knee - ACL - Questionable for the start of training camp
No Updates
Ramik Wilson
News
Wilson was signed by the Chiefs on Tuesday.

Wilson was released by the Chiefs just before the beginning of the season, but with Justin March (undisclosed) landing on the IR, the team decided to bring back the 24-year-old. Expect Wilson to serve as a backup behind Sam Barrington while also playing a role on special teams.

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
No Updates
Jehu Chesson
News
The Chiefs selected Chesson in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 139th overall.

Chesson (6-foot-3, 204 pounds) is super athletic and had moments of extreme productivity at Michigan, but his career was generally defined by inconsistency. After totaling 505 yards and six touchdowns in the final four games of 2015, Chesson went on to finish the 2016 season with just 500 yards and two touchdowns on 67 targets. But there's certainly upside here, as the big wideout possesses 4.47 speed to go along with a 132-inch broad jump and 6.7-second three-cone drill. On a loaded Kansas City depth chart, he's a long shot for immediate reps.

Steven Nelson
News
Nelson (neck) was a full full participant at Wednesday's practice.

Nelson was forced to sit Week 12, but looks like he will be good to go against the Falcons on Sunday. He will likely back up Phillip Gaines at cornerback.

Seantavius Jones
News
Jones inked a contract to join the Chiefs' practice squad Sunday, the Kansas City Star reports.

Jones reportedly displayed some promise during camp, enough so that the Chiefs have decided to keep him in Kansas City despite the wideout not securing a 53-man roster spot. He could earn a promotion if injuries occur but it's unlikely the second-year wideout will have a significant role on Sundays.

Travis Kelce
News
Kelce (shoulder) should be fully ready for training camp, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports. "I know from a rehabilitation standpoint, he's ahead," general manager John Dorsey said. "I can't say what level he'll be at, but he'll be 100 percent for training camp. For OTAs, he may be able to walk through and do some things."

Kelce underwent shoulder surgery earlier in the offseason, but afterward, head coach Andy Reid expressed his belief that the star tight end would be ready for the start of training camp. Dorsey's comments not only affirm that notion but also suggest Kelce is in a good place in his recovery if he'll be healthy enough to join his team on the field this month, although admittedly in a very limited capacity. While Dorsey's comments also suggest Kelce could be restricted in some fashion for the entire offseason program, Kelce is a two-time All-Pro player who is already fully comfortable operating within the Chiefs' offense. A few missed reps in May and June shouldn't be any problem at all if he indeed returns in time for training camp in July.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
Josh Mauga
News
Mauga (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.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
Allen Bailey
News
Bailey (pectoral) is nearing a return from a torn pectoral muscle, Pete Sweeney of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Bailey played in just five games due to his torn muscle, but he may be able to return at some point during offseason workouts. He'll figure to be a backup along the defensive line when healthy in 2017.

Injury
Pectoral - Questionable for the start of training camp
Stanley Jean-Baptiste
News
Jean-Baptiste signed a contract with the Chiefs on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old cornerback out of Nebraska spent the 2016 season on the Seahawks practice squad. Jean-Baptiste will now have an opportunity to compete for a roster spot with the Chiefs. The last time he saw the field during a regular-season game was during his rookie season with the Saints in 2014.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
Spencer Ware
News
By virtue of the Chiefs trading up to select Kareem Hunt in the third round of the 2017 NFL draft, Ware may need to compete for the starting role in training camp this fall.

Ware led the Chiefs and proved reasonably effective in the starting role for the club last season. However, he did join the club as a fullback and was an undrafted free agent out of college. The fact that the Chiefs moved up in the draft to select Hunt suggests they were targeting the Toledo product. At the very least, Ware's bruising style would also work well as a compliment to the elusive running of Hunt.

Jamari Staples
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Alonzo Moore
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Dustin Colquitt
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Marcus Kemp
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James Winchester
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Tamba Hali
News
Hali intends to play in the 2017 season and likely beyond, The Kansas City Star reports.

Hali, who will turn 34 next season, is under contract with the Chiefs for the next two years but reportedly hopes to play on for another four. However, the veteran logged a season-low seven snaps against the Steelers on Sunday -- five fewer than reserve edge rusher Frank Zombo. Considering the Chiefs were coming off a bye and Hali himself confirmed he was feeling fresh and ready to go for the playoffs, it doesn't appear health was a factor in this near benching. At the same time, Hali still looks to have something left in the tank, so it was truly surprising the Chiefs didn't use him more. Cutting him would actually lose the team cap space, so that's not a remote possibility in the offseason, but it looks like Hali could be asked to accept a decreased workload if he wants to continue his career.

Earl Okine
News
Okine had a sack in Saturday's preseason win over Buffalo.

Okine is being moved to linebacker from defensive end as the Colts seek help in their pass rush. The undrafted free agent from Florida could win a regular role after a strong showing in training camp.

Will Monday
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Jah Reid
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Joel Stave
News
Stave was signed to Minnesota's practice squad, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Even if there is more chaos at quarterback with Sam Bradford and Shuan Hill taking over for injured Teddy Bridgewater, it's hard to see Stave as an option to be activated to the 53-man roster. He'll likely spend the full season developing on the practice squad.

Kenneth Acker
News
Acker was traded from the 49ers to the Chiefs on Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Not assured of a roster spot, Acker was presumably traded for a conditional late-round pick. The 2014 sixth-round selection did make 13 starts for the injury-plagued 49ers last season, but he profiles as a No. 4 or 5 cornerback for most organizations.

Terrance Smith
News
Smith was promoted to the Chiefs' active roster Wednesday, The Kansas City Star reports.

Smith, an undrafted rookie out of Florida State, will help replace Sam Barrington and Sio Moore (both of whom were released Tuesday). He projects as the Chiefs' No. 4 inside linebacker.

David King
News
King was waived by the Chiefs on Friday.

The Chiefs activated linebacker Justin March from injured reserve Friday and evidently needed King's roster spot in order to do so. If King clears waivers, he'll more than likely end up on the Chiefs' practice squad.

Marqueston Huff
News
Huff signed a contract with the Chiefs on Thursday, Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports.

The Ravens rescinded their tender on Huff earlier in the week, which officially made the 24-year-old an unrestricted free agent. Huff was primarily a member of Baltimore's special teams units in 2016 and tallied three total tackles. He figures to slot into a similar role in Kansas City given the Chiefs' depth in the secondary.

Alex Smith
News
Head coach Andy Reid confirmed that Smith will still be the Chiefs' starting quarterback despite the team's selection of Pat Mahomes at No. 10 overall, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports. "I don't worry about Alex on this," Reid said. "Alex knows we trust him. Alex is the starting quarterback. Nothing is going to change there. The kid is going to take some time. He understands that.

While Mahomes presumably won't challenge Smith for the Week 1 starting job, the Chiefs' decision to give up three early-round picks for the young quarterback means there will be pressure to make a midseason change if the team doesn't live up to expectations early in the year. It does seem the Chiefs are well positioned to avoid such a scenario, with Smith coming off a strong 2016 season and surrounded by the best supporting cast he's had since arriving in Kansas City. The larger concern is Smith's future beyond 2017, as his contract only runs through 2018 and doesn't have any guaranteed payments left. Given what the team surrendered in Thursday's trade, Mahomes likely will be groomed to take over the starting job in 2018. Smith will celebrate his 33rd birthday in May, but he could still be a valuable trade chip next offseason as a potential one-year stopgap with a reasonable salary.

Anthony Sherman
News
Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman saw just ten offensive snaps in Thursday's game against the Broncos.

Sherman saw a dramatic drop in snaps from 25 in Week 1 to 10 in Week 2. Given the lack of production out of the fullback spot, it shouldn't have too much impact on his fantasy value, but it could be an indicator that the Chiefs plan to move in a different direction offensively.

Justin Houston
News
Houston capped off his 2016 season Sunday with six tackles (five solo) in a divisional-round loss to the Steelers.

Houston missed the team's final two regular-season games due to injury, but was deemed healthy enough to give it a go in the team's first playoff game. While he did record six tackles, the 28-year-old pass rusher was unable to get to Ben Roethlisberger in the contest and finishes his injury-shortened 2016 campaign with just four sacks over six games (including the playoffs). He remains under contract with the Chiefs for another four years, but has played just 16 games combined in the last two seasons. The Georgia product may be a somewhat risky proposition in terms of health, but his injury history could make him a high-value IDP option in 2017 if he can play the entire season.

Eric Fisher
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Ashton Lampkin
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Derrick Johnson
News
Johnson (Achilles) said Monday he'll be fully cleared by the start of training camp, ESPN's Adam Teicher reports.

Johnson's declaration comes after his 2016 campaign was ended by a ruptured Achilles suffered in Week 14. While that marked the second time in three years that Johnson sustained the same injury, his experience in rehabbing the issue has instilled confidence in his ability to made a quick recovery ahead of this season. Barring a setback, Johnson intends to be fully cleared for training camp, which would represent a considerable boost to the Chiefs' defense.

Injury
Achilles - Questionable for the start of training camp
Damien Mama
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Devine Redding
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Devin Chappell
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