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
90Ali'ifua, Ricky DE6-327612/2/1991RUtah State
97Bailey, Allen DE6-32883/25/19897Miami (Fla.)
77Barnes, T.J. (FA) DT6-73646/14/19903Georgia Tech
62Battle, Isaiah T6-72902/10/19932Clemson
31Bausby, DeVante CB6-21901/15/19932Pittsburg State
46Baxter, Keith DB5-111926/4/19921Marshall
29Berry, Eric SS6-021212/29/19888Tennessee
9Bray, Tyler QB6-621512/27/19915Tennessee
82Byrd, Emanuel TE6-3236//RMarshall
85Charles, Orson TE6-32471/27/19913Georgia
67Cheek, Joseph G6-731112/2/19921Texas A&M
80Chesson, Jehu WR6-320312/29/1993RMichigan
43Cliett, Reshard OLB6-22224/29/19922South Florida
2Colquitt, Dustin P6-32105/6/198213Tennessee
17Conley, Chris WR6-320510/25/19923Georgia
65Devey, Jordan G6-63201/11/19884Memphis
4Dieter, Gehrig WR6-32072/24/1993RAlabama
76Duvernay-Tardif, Laurent G6-53212/11/19914McGill (Canada)
79Ehinger, Parker G6-631012/30/19922Cincinnati
45Eligwe, Ukeme LB6-22394/27/1994RGeorgia Southern
89Escobar, 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
47Hartfield, Trevon DB6-019511/17/19911Southwestern Oklahoma State
77Hawkins, Donald G6-43104/22/19922Texas
10Hill, Tyreek WR5-101853/1/19942West Alabama
50Houston, Justin OLB6-32581/12/19897Georgia
74Hughes, Montori DT6-43508/25/19904Tennessee-Martin
27Hunt, Kareem RB5-112088/6/1995RToledo
66James, Josh T6-53145/9/1993RCarroll (Mont.)
94Jenkins, Jarvis DT6-43004/24/19886Clemson
56Johnson, Derrick ILB6-324211/22/198213Texas
6Jones, Tevin WR6-222512/26/19921Memphis
95Jones, Chris DE6-63087/3/19942Mississippi State
81Jones, Seantavius WR6-32008/9/19921Valdosta State
87Kelce, Travis TE6-526010/5/19895Cincinnati
7Kemp, Marcus WR6-4185//RHawaii
93King, David DE6-428112/27/19892Oklahoma
92Kpassagnon, Tanoh DE6-72806/14/1994RVillanova
6Lampkin, Ashton CB6-01891/10/1994ROklahoma State
96Logan, Bennie DT6-231512/28/19895LSU
15Mahomes, Patrick QB6-32309/17/1995RTexas Tech
64Mama, Damien G6-43256/27/1995RSouthern California
59March-Lillard, Justin ILB6-02227/5/19933Akron
90Mauga, Josh ILB6-12456/20/19878Nevada
34McQuay, Leon III SAF6-218511/21/1994RSouthern California
39Mitchell, Terrance DB5-111905/17/19924Oregon
83Moore, Alonzo WR6-218511/10/1992RNebraska
61Morse, Mitch C6-63054/21/19922Missouri
21Murray, Eric CB5-111991/7/19942Minnesota
30Nelson, J.R. CB6-217611/30/1993RMontana
20Nelson, Steven CB5-111941/22/19933Oregon State
52Nicolas, Dadi LB6-32359/29/19922Virginia Tech
99Nunez-Roches, Rakeem DT6-23077/3/19933Southern Mississippi
44Okine, Earl LB6-62901/4/19901Florida
38Parker, Ron FS6-02068/17/19877Newberry
68Person, Mike G6-43006/17/19887Montana State
22Peters, Marcus CB6-01971/9/19933Washington
40Redding, Devine RB5-82052/5/1996RIndiana
75Reid, Jah G6-73257/21/19887UCF
98Reyes, Kendall (FA) DT6-43009/26/19896Connecticut
14Robinson, Demarcus WR6-12039/21/19942Florida
54Rush, Marcus LB6-22516/19/19911Michigan State
5Santos, Cairo K5-816011/12/19914Tulane
71Schwartz, Mitchell T6-53206/8/19896California
42Sherman, Anthony FB5-1024212/11/19887Connecticut
48Smith, Terrance ILB6-22355/3/19932Florida State
11Smith, Alex QB6-42175/7/198413Utah
49Sorensen, Daniel DB6-22083/5/19904Brigham Young
26Spiller, C.J. RB5-112008/5/19878Clemson
8Stave, Joel QB6-42305/16/19921Wisconsin
40Sterns, Jordan DB6-02005/28/1994ROklahoma State
85Stevens, Tony WR6-4198//RAuburn
23Terrell, Steven DB5-101979/21/19905Texas A&M
77Thomas, Cam DT6-433012/12/19867North Carolina
13Thomas, De'Anthony WR5-81761/5/19934Oregon
60Tiller, Andrew G6-43243/13/19895Syracuse
88Travis, Ross TE6-72351/9/19932Penn State
32Ware, Spencer RB5-1022911/23/19914LSU
35West, Charcandrick RB5-102056/2/19914Abilene Christian
24White, D.J. CB5-111939/9/19932Georgia Tech
 Williams, Tourek (FA) LB6-42625/9/19915Florida International
12Wilson, Albert WR5-92007/12/19924Georgia State
53Wilson, Ramik ILB6-22378/19/19923Georgia
41Winchester, James LS6-32408/6/19893Oklahoma
70Witzmann, Bryan T6-73206/16/19903South Dakota State
51Zombo, Frank OLB6-32543/5/19878Central Michigan
Injured Players
 Chappell, Devin (IR) DB6-21995/14/1994ROregon State
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Kansas City6-5314.76-3303.525.62135
 
 
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Position Listing
Phillip Gaines
News
Gaines is currently dealing with a knee issue, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

Gaines was held out of practice as a result of the issue. The severity is not known at this time, but the likely scenario is that the team is simply exercising caution in order to ensure his health entering the start of training camp. The 26-year-old started five games for the Chiefs last season, and figures to have a good chance at entering the season as a starter should his health remain in tact.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 1 at New England
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 was released by the Chiefs on Tuesday, the Kansas City Star reports.

Williams was reportedly dealing with a physical condition that he didn't disclose prior to signing, missing the third of 10 voluntary sessions due to a stinger. He's now back on the open market and will look to land elsewhere.

Cam Thomas
News
Thomas signed a contract with the Chiefs on Friday, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

Thomas, formerly a 2010 fifth-round pick by the Chargers, fits the mold of a true, two-gap nose tackle. He'll compete with Jarvis Jenkins and Montori Hughes for the backup job to starting defensive tackle Bennie Logan.

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-catch mark each 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 Week 1 at New England
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
Hill will likely earn more targets in 2017 after the Chiefs released Jeremy Maclin on Friday, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

In the wake of the move, Hill is penciled in as Kansas City's No. 1 wideout, with Chris Conley and Albert Wilson rounding out the top of the corps. Although Hill can expect an increase in the 83 targets from his rookie season, the passing attack will likely center even more about tight end Travis Kelce, whose 117 targets ranked fourth among the NFL's tight ends. With Maclin out of the picture, though, Hill's utility as a pass catcher, rusher and returner will push him ever higher in the minds of fantasy owners.

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.

Keith Baxter
News
Baxter signed a contract with the Chiefs on Friday, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

Baxter went undrafted out of Marshall in 2016 and has spent time with the Packers and Vikings thus far into his professional tenure. He'll compete with a slew of other players in order to land a reserve role at corner.

Marcus Peters
News
Peters (foot) returned for the Chiefs' mandatory minicamp in early June, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

Peters had skipped the Chiefs' voluntary OTAs due to personal reasons -- not because of the foot injury that prevented him from taking part in the Pro Bowl. His full participation in mandatory minicamp implies he won't be under any restrictions when training camp opens next month.

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.

Trevon Hartfield
News
Hartfield signed a contract with the Chiefs on Friday, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

Hartfield went undrafted out of Oklahoma State in 2016 after a productive season in which he recorded 73 tackles, 25 passes defensed and five interceptions. He'll look to secure a reserve role behind starting safeties Eric Berry (heel) and Ron Parker.

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.

Donald Hawkins
News
Hawkins signed a contract with the Chiefs on Friday, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

Hawkins has spent time with eight different franchises since he entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of Texas in 2014. He's unlikely to make the final 53-man roster.

Zach Fulton
No Updates
Kareem Hunt
News
Hunt posted a solid two weeks of OTAs with the Chiefs and is already pushing for reps, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports. "You probably need to see him (Hunt) get banged around a little bit and answer the bell again and again and again," said coach Andy Reid. "But I'd tell you the center of gravity, the way he moves, those guys that can kind of shift that big body around the way he does, you think he's going to be OK. He catches the ball well and he's a pretty smart kid. We're throwing a ton at him."

Hunt proved himself a proficient receiver out of the backfield in his senior season at Toledo, nabbing 41 passes for 403 yards and a touchdown. He's displayed some early flash at OTAs, leaving coach Reid eager to see him when the pads go on. Spencer Ware still enters camp as the lead back, but the team appears open to the idea of Hunt playing a sizable role in the offense immediately if his game continues to impress.

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.

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.

Tevin Jones
News
Jones signed a contract with the Chiefs on Monday, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

Jones, an undrafted second-year player out of Memphis who didn't see the field his rookie season, was let go by the Texans in May. He'll look to take advantage of his speed (4.38 40-yard dash) to secure a role on special teams with the Chiefs.

Patrick Mahomes
News
Mahomes displayed his arm strength, better touch on his passes and a willingness to stretch the field at OTAs, the Kansas City Star reports. "If you took how he was in the rookie camp and compare it to now, there's no comparison there," said coach Andy Reid. "He's done a good job against the blitz, which is important for a young guy. I thought yesterday was his best day against the blitz, and that's a positive thing he can take into this off-offseason."

While Mahomes shouldn't challenge Alex Smith for the starting job this season, the rookie gunslinger has instilled confidence in his coaches early in his career. The Texas Tech product should get a season under his belt as a backup to an established veteran, which will put him in a good position to learn as he prepares to take the reins as soon as 2018, or earlier should Smith suffer an injury.

Isaiah Battle
No Updates
Steven Terrell
News
Terrell signed a contract with the Chiefs on Thursday.

Terrell spent the last two seasons as a reserve with the Seahawks, playing mostly as a special teamer during that stretch. He now has a chance to compete for a roster spot behind Eric Berry (heel) and Daniel Sorensen.

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

The Chiefs labeled the decision to pick up Ford's option a "no brainer" after he recorded 38 tackles, including 10 sacks, in 2016. The option keeps the linebacker in Kansas City through the 2018 season.

T.J. Barnes
News
Barnes was waived by the Chiefs on Friday, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

Barnes (6-7, 364) is a monstrous prospect but must not have been a great fit with the Chiefs. He'll look to move on to another team in need of a run-clogging defensive tackle.

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 believes he can revitalize his career in Kansas City, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

Once viewed as an upper-tier fantasy back, Spiller has been a major disappointment the last two seasons. He's bounced around among the Saints, Jets and Seahawks during that span, playing in 19 games and averaging just 3.1 yards per carry. In addition to his lack of productivity, Spiller has dealt with a myriad of injuries, including a knee issue that required surgery in 2015. After inking a contract with the Chiefs in February, the 29-year-old believes he's as healthy as he's ever been, but he may need a standout training camp to earn a spot on the 53-man roster. Though the Chiefs bid adieu to longtime bell cow Jamaal Charles, holdovers Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West and second-round pick Kareem Hunt will likely open camp ahead of Spiller on the depth chart.

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 is expected to earn more targets in the upcoming season after the Chiefs released Jeremy Maclin on Friday, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

With Maclin out of the picture, Conley has been elevated to No. 2 wideout but won't be any better than third in the receiving pecking order behind tight end Travis Kelce (shoulder) and wideout Tyreek Hill in what will again be a run-heavy offense. On a positive note, Conley will likely see another healthy increase in his target count after jumping from 31 as a rookie in 2015 to 69 last year. Among his share in 2016, he gathered in 44 of those passes for 530 yards and no touchdowns.

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
News
Robinson etched his name in coach Andy Reid's mind during the team's OTA's and could challenge for playing time in 2017, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports. "He's the young [receiver] that's come up here a little bit and had a pretty good offseason," Reid said. "We'll see how he does once we get going in the preseason. He can go after it. He can run, and he can do the short stuff, too. His strength coming in was that he was good after the catch wherever you get it to him. I'm not saying he's that guy right now, but he's had a good offseason."

Robinson was surpassed by another rookie -- Tyreek Hill -- on the depth chart during his inaugural NFL campaign, but the Chiefs' 2016 fourth-round selection has made some marked improvement coming into his sophomore season. The release of veteran receiver Jeremy Maclin opened some reps at the position and Robinson appears in the mix for some additional work. Hill will receive the first shot as the team's "Z" receiver and Chris Conley should be locked in across from him, meaning Robinson and the others will battle it out for the third spot on the wideout depth chart.

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

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

Eric Berry
News
Berry missed practice Wednesday due to a sore heel, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports.

Berry inked a six-year deal with the Chiefs in February, and figures to be a heavy contributor on the defense for years to come. The Chiefs have no need to push Berry while he deals with a heel issue, as they're priority is to ensure his health entering training camp. Nothing indicates the 28-year-old is looking at anything serious here, so barring any setbacks, he should be on track for a healthy start to the season.

Injury
Heel - Questionable for Week 1 at New England
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.

Gehrig Dieter
No Updates
Bryan Witzmann
No Updates
Parker Ehinger
Injury
Knee - ACL - Questionable for Week 1 at New England
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 impressed during the team's OTA's, the Kansas City Star reports. "Eighty-one has done a nice job," said coach Andy Reid. "I know him by 'Stretch' ... he's done a nice job. He had a chance to work in there on the rotation and do some things. Big kid who can run, has pretty good hands. But again, he hasn't played much. Gotta see how he does in camp."

Jones possesses impressive measurables at 6-foot-3, 200 pounds and reportedly displayed the ability to outrun defensive back and make some tough catches during OTAs. Things could change when the pads are put on, but the fourth-year wideout appears to be in the mix for reps early in the offseason following the team's release of veteran wide receiver Jeremy Maclin. Tyreek Hill and Chris Conley appear locked in atop the depth chart at the position, but the remaining names will battle it out during training camp for reps on Sundays.

Travis Kelce
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Kelce (shoulder) missed all of OTAs, but coach Andy Reid expects him to return for training camp, saying, "There's a pretty good chance he'll be ready," Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports.

Kelce is still working his way back from having shoulder surgery this offseason. Although it's unclear exactly when Kelce had the procedure, the Chiefs have long maintained their expectation that he'll be able to partake in training camp. While Reid furthered that sentiment this week, it remains to be seen whether the tight end will be 100 percent right away. Regardless, Kelce's Week 1 status appears to be in no jeopardy, which comes as good news after the Chiefs released wideout Jeremy Maclin, thus making Kelce quarterback Alex Smith's unquestioned top target going into the campaign.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for Week 1 at New England
Josh Mauga
News
Mauga (shoulder) signed a contract with the Chiefs on Thursday.

The linebacker has spent the past two years with the Chiefs, but missed almost all of last season due to a shoulder injury. His return to the team could mean Mauga is now healthy, although the team has to address his status. If he can remain healthy throughout training camp, the five-year pro should compete for a reserve spot on the 53-man roster.

Orson Charles
News
Charles signed a contract with the Chiefs on Thursday.

Charles spent time with the Lions last season and will now look to make the Kansas City roster as a depth tight end and special teams player. He'll be competing with Ross Travis and Gavin Escobar for the final tight end slot.

Allen Bailey
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Bailey (pectoral) is 100 percent healthy and has his full strength and motion back, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Bailey lasted just five games into the 2016 season before landing on injured reserve with a torn right pectoral that required six months of rehab. He returns to find himself in a competition for a starting defensive end job with Rakeem Nunez-Roches, Chris Jones and 2017 second-rounder Tanoh Kpassagnon.

Spencer Ware
News
Ware didn't complete Tuesday's practice due to a hamstring injury, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Although the injury was referred to as "slight," Ware may be held out the rest of mandatory minicamp as a precaution with the long term in mind. If he doesn't make another appearance by Thursday, his next opportunity to keep his claim on the Chiefs' starting running back gig will arrive at the start of training camp in late July. There, he'll be fending off Charcandrick West and 2017 third-round pick Kareem Hunt for the right to RB touches in Week 1 at New England.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for Week 1 at New England
Marcus Rush
News
Rush signed a contract with Kansas City on Tuesday, Matt Derrick of ChiefsDigest.com reports.

Rush spent much of 2016 on the 49ers practice squad and ended the year with the Jaguars. Now with the Chiefs, Rush will look to make the roster as a depth linebacker and special teams player.

Alonzo Moore
No Updates
Dustin Colquitt
No Updates
Marcus Kemp
No Updates
James Winchester
No Updates
Tamba Hali
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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
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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.

Jah Reid
No Updates
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 left Tuesday's practice session early with a groin injury, BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com reports.

Acker's injury was described as "slight" issue, so he may be able to return later in the week. If the team elects to proceed cautiously with Acker, his next chance to return would come at the start of training camp when he'll be in a battle for a depth spot at cornerback.

Injury
Groin - Questionable for Week 1 at New England
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.

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
No Updates
Ashton Lampkin
No Updates
Derrick Johnson
News
Johnson (Achilles) ran individual drills during Tuesday's minicamp, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

Johnson is returning from his second Achilles tear in three years and his participation in individual drills is a major move in the right direction. Look for more updates on his status to come during training camp, as he'll likely continue with individual drills for the remainder of minicamp.

Injury
Achilles - Questionable for Week 1 at New England
Damien Mama
No Updates
Devine Redding
No Updates
Devin Chappell
Injury
 

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