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
97Bailey, Allen DE6-32883/25/19897Miami (Fla.)
77Barnes, T.J. DT6-73646/14/19903Georgia Tech
 Battle, Isaiah T6-72902/10/19932Clemson
29Berry, Eric SS6-021212/29/19888Tennessee
9Bray, Tyler QB6-621512/27/19915Tennessee
25Charles, Jamaal (FA) RB5-1119912/27/198610Texas
 Cheek, Joseph G6-731112/2/19921Texas A&M
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
76Duvernay-Tardif, Laurent G6-53212/11/19914McGill (Canada)
79Ehinger, Parker G6-631012/30/19922Cincinnati
 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
 Greene, Khaseem LB6-12412/4/19893Rutgers
91Hali, Tamba OLB6-327511/3/198312Penn State
 Hall, Jimmy DB6-123011/18/19912Northwestern
84Harris, Demetrius TE6-72307/29/19914Wis.-Milwaukee
48Harris, Vernon DB6-11976/25/19942Dartmouth
10Hill, Tyreek WR5-101853/1/19942West Alabama
 Houston, Justin OLB6-32581/12/19897Georgia
96Howard, Jaye (FA) DE6-330112/20/19886Florida
 Huff, Marqueston DB5-111964/6/19924Wyoming
 Hughes, Montori DT6-43508/25/19904Tennessee-Martin
 James, Josh T6-53145/9/1993RCarroll (Mont.)
94Jenkins, Jarvis DT6-43004/24/19887Clemson
 Johnson, Cory DT6-22984/10/19921Kentucky
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
93King, David DE6-428112/27/19892Oklahoma
 Logan, Bennie DT6-231512/28/19895Louisiana State
19Maclin, Jeremy WR6-01985/11/19889Missouri
 March-Lillard, Justin ILB6-02227/5/19933Akron
90Mauga, Josh ILB6-12456/20/19878Nevada
40Millard, Trey FB6-22477/21/19913Oklahoma
 Mitchell, Terrance DB5-111905/17/19924Oregon
61Morse, Mitch C6-63054/21/19923Missouri
21Murray, Eric CB5-111991/7/19942Minnesota
20Nelson, Steven CB5-111941/22/19933Oregon State
52Nicolas, Dadi LB6-32359/29/19922Virginia Tech
 Nunez-Roches, Rakeem DT6-23077/3/19933Southern Mississippi
80O'Shaughnessy, James TE6-42451/14/19923Illinois State
54Ochi, Victor LB6-124210/2/19931Stony Brook
 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
 Ratelle, Will RB5-92563/1/1993RNorth Dakota
24Reaves, Darrin RB5-102154/17/19932Alabama-Birmingham
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
 Stave, Joel QB6-52305/16/19921Wisconsin
13Thomas, De'Anthony WR5-81761/5/19934Oregon
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
 Wilson, Julian CB6-220010/25/19912Oklahoma
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 City6-5313.56-3310.325.82234
 
 
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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.

Julian Wilson
News
Rookie cornerback Julian Wilson is getting a second chance with the Ravens. It won't come this year, but he embraces the future opportunity.

Wilson broke his leg during May minicamp. He was soon waived/injured, but then placed on injured reserve. He already knew he was still in the team's plans, courtesy of John Harbaugh.

"In the NFL, you can get hurt and get cut and that was the first thing on my mind," he told the Baltimore Sun. "John told me as I was on the stretcher, 'We want you with us to get ready for next year.' That was something positive. By next year around this time, I'll be ready to compete."

Wilson, who underwent surgery to repair the damage, was signed an an undrafted free agent, but not ignored. He chose Baltimore over offers from Seattle, Kansas City, Atlanta and Cleveland.

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 did enough to earn a contract offer from the Chiefs. 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, 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.

Khaseem Greene
News
The Buccaneers announced the signing of sixth-round pick Kaelin Clay, fourth-round linebacker Kwon Alexander, fifth-round wide receiver Kenny Bell and seventh-round fullback Joey Iosefa, according to the team's official website. The draft picks were all signed to four-year deals.

The team also announced they claimed linebacker Khaseem Greene off waivers. Greene totaled 17 tackles in 10 games for the Bears last season.

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
News
The Falcons announced Tuesday that they have agreed to a deal with offensive lineman Mike Person. A four-year veteran, Person saw his first extended action last season with the Rams, playing in all 16 games.
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.

Will Ratelle
News
Ratelle signed a reserve/future contract with the Chiefs on Sunday, The Dickinson Press reports.

Ratelle spent the summer with the Falcons but failed to survive final cuts due to an ankle injury. Now fully recovered, the North Dakota product will provide the Chiefs with depth at fullback throughout the offseason.

Josh James
No Updates
Jordan Devey
News
Devey was released by the Chiefs on Saturday.

Devey had served as a depth option on the Chiefs' offensive line, while his release opened a roster spot for the team to sign backup nose tackle David King.

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.

Zach Fulton
News
The Chiefs have ruled quarterback Alex Smith (spleen) and cornerback Phillip Gaines (illness) out for Sunday's Week 17 divisional showdown against the Chargers.

Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (shoulder), running back Jamaal Charles (hamstring, ankle) and guard Zach Fulton (foot, toe) were labeled questionable. Meanwhile, tight end Anthony Fasano (knee), linebacker Tamba Hali (knee), linebacker/defensive end Josh Martin (hand) and inside linebacker Joe Mays (knee) were deemed probable.

Cory Johnson
No Updates
Jamaal Charles
News
Charles (knee) is approaching 100 percent in his recovery, per a video released by his agent Monday, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.

In the video, Charles is seen performing agility drills ably, planting and cutting on both of his surgically-repaired knees. Among his battery of ailments last season, the most serious was a torn meniscus in the right knee, which was notably not encased in a brace during the aforementioned workout. It remains to be seen where Charles will land as a free agent, but the veteran RB appears to be ready, if called upon by an interested organization.

Injury
Knee - Meniscus - Questionable for the start of training camp
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.

Isaiah Battle
News
The Rams selected lineman Isaiah Battle in the fifth round of the Supplemental Draft in July, but he was among the team's cuts Saturday, per NFL.com. 

The Rams had previously stated they were going to bring Battle along slowly, but reversed course. St. Louis will lose its fifth-round pick in next year's draft.

Jaye Howard
News
Howard (hip) was released by the Chiefs on Saturday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Howard's 2016 campaign ended prematurely after being placed on IR in December due to a hip injury, but he had recently been progressing through rehab with expectations of being fully recovered for training camp. The defensive lineman will now look to catch on with another team after spending four seasons in Kansas City.

Injury
Hip - Questionable for the start of training camp
Dee Ford
News
Ford (hamstring) is listed as active for Sunday's tilt against the Falcons.

Ford will provide Justin Houston and Tamba Hali with some depth at outside linebacker after practicing on a limited basis throughout the week.

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
News
Chiefs rookie guard Mitch Morse is getting his feet wet during the team's minicamp this week, per ESPN.com.

Morse, a second-round pick by the Chiefs this year, has been getting reps with the first-team offensive line during minicamp.

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.

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, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. 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.

Demarcus Robinson
No Updates
Mitchell Schwartz
News
Schwartz (ankle) is active for Sunday's tilt with the Colts.

After being held out of practice on Wednesday and Thursday, the tackle will take the field on Sunday. Jah Reid will be waiting in the wings, should Schwartz be hampered by his ankle injury.

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.

Darrin Reaves
News
Reaves underwent offseason surgery to repair a sports hernia, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

It's unclear how Reaves suffered his sports hernia, but it isn't expected to keep him out come training camp. He faces a long shot to the roster in 2017, as he'll compete with Spencer Ware, C.J. Spiller, and Charcandrick West for carries.

Injury
Sports Hernia - Questionable for the start of training camp
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.

James O'Shaughnessy
News
O'Shaughnessy has made the Chiefs' 53-man roster.

O'Shaughnessy was thought to have been passed by Brian Parker in camp and could have potentially landed on the practice squad but he's instead eeked his way onto the roster. Still, it's unlikely the second-year tight end will see meaningful playing time on Sundays.

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
News
The Chiefs listed quarterback Alex Smith as inactive for Week 17’s game against the Chargers.

Smith is suffering from a lacerated spleen which is expected to keep him out for six weeks.

Other inactives included Donnie Avery, Phillip Gaines, Marcus Cooper, Eric Kush, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Nick Williams.

Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (shoulder) and running back Jamaal Charles (hamstring, ankle) were listed as questionable, but are active.

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 and, shortly thereafter, head coach Andy Reid semi-confidently expressed his belief that the star tight end would be ready for the start of training camp. Dorsey's comments offer much more certainty that Kelce will indeed be good to go by that time.

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
Victor Ochi
News
Ochi has been signed from the Jets' practice squad, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.

Ochi's signing comes in the wake of linebacker Erin Henderson being placed on the Non-Football Injury list, which will likely hold him out the rest of the year. Ochi will provide depth for a decimated Jets linebacker corps.

Spencer Ware
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Following the release of Jamaal Charles on Wednesday, Ware could be in line to lead the Chiefs' backfield in 2017.

As it stands right now, Ware would sit atop the depth chart and assume a bulk of the workload. Both he and Charcandrick West -- who would serve as the top backup -- were handed contract extensions prior to last season, but that doesn't necessarily exclude the club from adding another running back through free agency or the draft. The Chiefs have already signed veteran C.J. Spiller, but he figures to serve mostly in a depth role and shouldn't eat into Ware's potential allotment of carries.

Vernon Harris
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Dustin Colquitt
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Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (knee) is active for the game at Arizona after being listed as probable.

Other probables suiting up are wideout Donnie Avery (groin), punter Dustin Colquitt (calf), tight end Anthony Fasano (knee), linebacker Dee Ford (quadriceps), linebacker Tamba Hali (knee), linebacker James-Michael Johnson (knee), linebacker Josh Mauga (back), guard Mike McGlynn (quadriceps), cornerback Chris Owens (knee) and cornerback Sean Smith (groin).

James Winchester
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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
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Chiefs offensive lineman Jah Reid will be replaced as the starting right tackle by Eric Fisher, NFL.com reports.

Fisher battled through an ankle injury that limited him to three snaps through the first two weeks. Reid started at right tackle the first two weeks, but had some problems in pass blocking.

Joel Stave
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Jimmy Hall
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Marqueston Huff
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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
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Smith expects the Chiefs to add another quarterback, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports. "This is the NFL, I've been playing long enough," Smith said. "You pretty quickly realize we have three guys right now in the quarterback room, right? We're a guy short. Someone's coming in."

Kansas City carried four quarterbacks during the offseason each of the past four years, and with former undrafted free agents Tyler Bray and Joel Stave the only other signal-callers on its current roster, the team may be ready to draft Smith's potential successor. While the Chiefs could use an early-round pick to secure a quarterback with a higher long-term ceiling than Smith, it's hard to imagine the 32-year-old will face any real competition for the starting job before 2018 or 2019. Though far from spectacular, Smith has led the Chiefs to a winning record in each of his four seasons with the team.

Anthony Sherman
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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
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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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Chiefs offensive lineman Jah Reid will be replaced as the starting right tackle by Eric Fisher, NFL.com reports.

Fisher battled through an ankle injury that limited him to three snaps through the first two weeks. Reid started at right tackle the first two weeks, but had some problems in pass blocking.

Derrick Johnson
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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.

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Achilles - Questionable for the start of training camp
 

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