Next Game
Sun, Jan 30 @ 3:00 pm ET |
vs Cincinnati Bengals (10-7-0)
  • GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium
  • KC -7, O/U 54.5
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AFC West Standings

Team Div Overall
5-1-0 12-5-0
3-3-0 10-7-0
3-3-0 9-8-0
1-5-0 7-10-0

2021 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 112 0.0 0 0 0
Post Season 15 0.0 0 0 0

Top Nick Bolton News

  • Chiefs' Nick Bolton: Tops century mark in tackles

    Bolton racked up 112 tackles (70 solo) and took a fumble to the house for a touchdown during 2021.

    Bolton wasted no time integrating into the Chiefs' defense after being the first pick off the board for the club in the 2021 NFL Draft. He's gotten his career off to a promising start and could be a perennial triple-digit tackler if his rookie campaign is any indication.

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  • Chiefs' Nick Bolton: No injury designation

    Bolton (undisclosed) wasn't listed on Thursday's injury report.

    Bolton was held out against the Steelers last week, likely as a precaution considering he was removed from COVID protocol only one day before the game. He should get a full week of practice under his belt before Sunday's game against the Bengals and move back into a starting role at linebacker.

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  • Chiefs' Nick Bolton: Won't play Sunday

    Bolton (undisclosed) has been downgraded from questionable to out for Sunday's contest against the Steelers.

    Bolton was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, but he likely still needs to regain his conditioning. In his absence, Melvin Ingram is expected to see increased snaps.

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  • Chiefs' Nick Bolton: Returns from COVID list

    Bolton was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports, yet he still is listed as questionable for Sunday against the Steelers, according to the Chiefs' injury report.

    Bolton only spent four days on the COVID list, but he still may not be ready to return. The second-round rookie has played a significant role on the Chiefs' defense, so his return Sunday against the Steelers would be a boost for the unit. However, if he is unable to play, Melvin Ingram would likely draw the start in Bolton's place.

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  • Chiefs' Nick Bolton: Put on COVID-19 list

    Bolton was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday after testing positive for the virus, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    The linebacker just made a career-high 10 solo tackles on Thursday Night against the Chargers, but tested positive Tuesday and will now become the latest Chief to join the COVID-19 list. Bolton was one of seven Chiefs players to be added to the list Tuesday, joining teammates Tyreek Hill and Blake Bell, amongst others.

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  • Chiefs' Nick Bolton: Notches 14 tackles in OT win

    Bolton racked up 14 tackles (10 solo), three passes defensed and a quarterback hit in Thursday's 34-28 overtime win over the Chargers.

    Bolton was on the field for a career-high 79 defensive snaps and made the most of his busy workload. The rookie second-round pick came one tackle shy of his Week 7 career high while defensing the first three passes of his career. After seeing his usage plummet for a few weeks, Bolton's back to playing an every-down role.

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  • Chiefs' Nick Bolton: Logs best performance in weeks

    Bolton (wrist) recorded six tackles (three solo) in Sunday's 48-9 win over Las Vegas.

    Bolton recorded his highest number of tackles and defensive snaps (47 percent) since Week 9. The rookie has seen his playing time slip over that stretch, playing 35 percent or less of the Chiefs' defensive snaps over the previous three weeks, and he may only have seen the increase in usage because the game turned into an early blowout. Bolton will likely return to his usual playing time in an important Thursday night matchup against the division-rival Chargers.

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  • Chiefs' Nick Bolton: Manages five tackles

    Bolton produced five tackles (one solo) during Sunday's 13-7 win over the Packers.

    Bolton's five tackle performance was lackluster when compared to his 35 total tackles over his previous three contests. The rookie linebacker will look to bounce back against the Raiders in Week 10.

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  • Chiefs' Nick Bolton: Piles up tackles

    Bolton tallied 11 tackles (four solo) in Monday's game versus the Giants.

    Bolton has finished with double-digit tackles in back-to-back weeks after not reaching that threshold previously through the first six. Bolton posted his best PFF grade of the season (82.7) Monday, which could be a signal that the rookie linebacker is settling into his role on defense.

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  • Chiefs' Nick Bolton: Racks up 15 tackles

    Bolton had 15 tackles (nine solo) during Sunday's 27-3 loss to the Titans.

    Bolton led the linebacking corps by playing 84 percent of the defensive snaps in the blowout loss, and he recorded double-digit tackles for the first time this season. He also tallied four tackles for a loss. The rookie second-round pick has 55 tackles (39 solo) through seven games this season.

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  • Chiefs' Nick Bolton: Tallies nine stops

    Bolton recorded nine tackles and one tackle for loss in Sunday's 31-11 win over Washington.

    Bolton matched his season-best mark of nine tackles, though he has yet to record a sack or force a fumble. He currently leads the Chiefs with 40 stops through six contests on the campaign.

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  • Chiefs' Nick Bolton: Solid on SNF

    Bolton posted nine tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's 36-35 loss to the Ravens.

    A second-round pick out of Missouri, Bolton has impressed through his first two NFL games with 16 tackles (12 solo). His role could eventually decrease if Willie Gay (toe) returns from injured reserve in Week 4, but there's a chance Bolton has the talent to retain the job outright.

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  • Chiefs' Nick Bolton: Seven stops in debut

    Bolton recorded seven tackles (four solo) in Sunday's 33-29 win over the Browns.

    A rookie second-round pick, Bolton tied cornerback L'Jarius Sneed and Juan Thornhill for the team lead in tackles during his NFL debut. The 21-year-old is expected to maintain the starting job this season, which means he should have some IDP upside, though teams don't run the ball frequently against the Chiefs.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 232 lbs
Birthplace: Frisco, TX
Age: 21
School: Missouri