Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 8/18/14 11:21pm ET
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (foot) suffered a bruised foot when he twisted it while carrying a box, according to head coach Andy Reid. Charles sat out of the Week 2 preseason game versus the Carolina Panthers as a precautionary measure, Reid said.
Huddle Up: Hey, Charles' fantasy owners can chalk it up as a blessing as fantasy's highest-scoring non-QB in 2013 wasn't exposed to a harsher injury playing in an exhibition game.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 8/17/14 7:51pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles will not play in the second preseason game due to a bruised foot. RB Knile Davis will start in his place.
Huddle Up: Step away the panic button, Charles owners, as the decision to keep the RB out of action Sunday night is purely precautionary.
Junior Hemingway - WRPosted 8/17/14 11:35pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Junior Hemingway suffered a hip injury during the second preseason game Sunday, Aug. 17 and will not return to the contest.
Huddle Up: Hemingway is vying for the Chiefs' No. 3 WR gig, so any lengthy injury absence would weaken the team's wideout corps, but individually he's flying well below the fantasy radar screen.
Dwayne Bowe - WRPosted 8/15/14 10:06am ET
Updating previous reports, Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe's (finger) finger is 'shot', according to head coach Andy Reid. 'It's been thrown out of place about 15 times, and he's not catching the ball,' Reid said. 'But he's getting his work done. You can practice with that type of thing.'
Huddle Up: Doesn't sound like Reid is concerned, but a receiver with a bum finger that hinders his ability to catch the football is definitely cause for fantasy owners to be concerned. And it's not as if fantasy owners don't have concerns about Bowe already.
Dwayne Bowe - WRPosted 8/15/14 2:44pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe will be suspended for one game for substance abuse, and he'll miss the season opener against the Tennessee Titans, according to a team source.
Huddle Up: A few days ago, Bowe seemed a strong bet to improve on his No. 44 fantasy WR rank from last season, but the revelation about his finger issues and now the 1-game suspension could be the start of Bowe spiraling the other way.
Eric Berry - SPosted 8/14/14 2:15pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry (heels) is out for the second preseason game Sunday, Aug. 17.
Huddle Up: The news continues to be shaky for K.C.'s top defensive player, who's dealing with tendinitis in his heels and possibly more. IDP league owners need to keep monitoring Berry's progress -- or lack thereof.
Dwayne Bowe - WRPosted 8/13/14 6:43pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne 's in the best shape he's been in. I know from last year, this is completely different.'
Huddle Up: Bowe's fantasy owners are hoping his stats shape up as well as the WR is coming off back-to-back sub-100-point fantasy seasons following his top-20 campaign in 2011.
Eric Berry - SPosted 8/12/14 10:22pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry left practice early Tuesday, Aug. 12, due to tendinitis in his injured heels. 'He works a few days and then it bothers him and it inflames a bit. Then we back off,' head coach Andy Reid said.
Huddle Up: This sounds anything but good with the All-Pro already in and out of practice in the opening weeks of the preseason. Definitely stay tuned . . .
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 8/10/14 11:28pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles' workload won't be scaled back by the team. Head coach Andy Reid said he's comfortable if Charles receives 320 touches for the third straight year, in large part because of the way Charles takes care of his body.
Huddle Up: Listed at 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds, Charles appears even slighter than that, but he's withstood the wear and tear better than most backs, playing in at least 15 games in 5 of his 6 pro seasons. The only year he didn't, of course, was 2011 when he suffered a knee injury the second week of the season.
Eric Berry - SPosted 8/1/14 6:09pm ET
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry is expected to miss a couple days of practice with a heel injury.
Huddle Up: Berry's injury, suffered in practice Thursday, was originally reported to be an ankle injury. Continue to keep an eye on this, although indications are the All-Pro should emerge just fine after a few days off.
Eric Berry - SPosted 7/31/14 4:19pm ET
Updating previous reports, Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry (ankle) is expected to be fine and left practice early for precautionary reasons.
Huddle Up: The sight of the first-team All-Pro safety leaving the practice field on a cart caused quite a stir earlier Thursday, but it sounds like the Chiefs' Defensive MVP avoided serious injury. IDP owners are still advised to monitor his progress.
De'Anthony Thomas - RBPosted 7/28/14 8:59pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB De'Anthony Thomas was compared to WR Devin Hester with his ability to make the first person miss in the return game, according to special teams coach Dave Toub.
Huddle Up: The rookie fourth-round pick might not see too many offensive touches with Jamaal Charles, Knile Davis and Cyrus Gray ahead of him on the depth chart, but he could prove to be a sneaky find in leagues that award special-teams points.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 7/23/14 2:25pm ET
Updating previous reports, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles will not report to training camp Wednesday, July 23, barring a major contract breakthrough.
Huddle Up: Given that Charles is pretty much the only playmaker of note on the offensive side of the ball in Kansas City, not to mention the short career expectancy of an NFL running back, this should hardly come as a surprise. The key now is for the situation to be resolved before those holding a top-three pick in their fantasy draft have to grapple with the "will he holdout or will he show up" dilemma when considering Charles.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 7/23/14 10:01pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles received a two-year contract extension, bringing his total deal length to four years. Charles will receive $18.1 million in new money and an extra $5 million over the next two seasons, which will put him in the top five of highest-paid running backs. He will earn $8.3 million in 2014.
Huddle Up: And so ends one of the shortest holdouts in sports history as the Chiefs realized they have exactly one offensive playmaker on their roster and decided to pay him accordingly.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 7/22/14 11:32pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles will not report to training camp, according to one source, but another told the Kansas City Star that the RB will show up Wednesday. In any case, Charles is said to be unhappy with his current contract as the RB is scheduled to earn $3.9 million this year, which ranks 14th among running backs. ESPN.com is reporting that Charles and the team are discussing a new contract.
Huddle Up: Between Alex Smith and Charles, the K.C. front office is quite busy this offseason on the contract front, but priority No. 1 has to be Charles, the Chiefs' unquestioned MVP and fantasy's top RB in 2013.
Aaron Murray - QBPosted 7/20/14 7:39pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs QB Aaron Murray (knee) will continue to wear a brace on his knee while taking snaps in practice.
Huddle Up: No surprise here as the fifth-round pick was injured late in the 2013 college season. Meanwhile, that leaves Chase Daniel as a fairly clear-cut No. 2 behind starter Alex Smith.
Demetrius Harris - TEPosted 7/16/14 12:34am ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Demetrius Harris looks like a player ready to contribute this season, according to head coach Andy Reid. Meanwhile, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com believes Harris could receive plenty of looks if TE Travis Kelce (knee) is unable to play or is limited.
Huddle Up: Harris is a 6-foot-7, 230-pound former hoops player at Wisconsin- Milwaukee who spent his rookie season on the K.C. practice squad. Kelce remains the Chiefs' TE to watch, but keep Harris' name handy, particularly in deep leagues.
Dwayne Bowe - WRPosted 7/13/14 10:39pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe looked great during offseason workouts.
Huddle Up: Bowe hit 4-year lows in catches (57) and yards (673) last season, but K.C. doesn't seem at all worried, doing nothing to address the position in the offseason. In short, the Chiefs and certain keeper-league owners are counting on Bowe's numbers to start trending in the opposite direction -- in a hurry.
Tamba Hali - LBPosted 7/11/14 12:11am ET
Kansas City Chiefs LB Tamba Hali said he's been working two extra hours per day in order to 'stay on top of things and not slack.' He added that he still has a lot to accomplish in his career and that's what keeps him going during the offseason.
Huddle Up: Despite a banner fantasy year for the K.C. defense, Hali's 11 sacks and 46 total tackles in 2013 were down from recent seasons, but he did match his career high with 5 forced fumbles. Hali's IDP owners, meanwhile, are banking on a healthier season and a few more sacks from the veteran pass rusher this fall.
Sean McGrath - TEPosted 7/6/14 3:27pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Sean McGrath likely will be on the roster bubble if TEs Anthony Fasano and Travis Kelce are healthy during training camp. McGrath will be competing with TE Demetrius Harris for a spot on the final roster.
Huddle Up: McGrath was K.C.'s top receiving TE last season, but only finished with 26 receptions for 302 yards and 2 TDs. The key player here is Kelce, the team's third-round pick in 2013 who had his rookie season wiped out by a preseason knee injury.
Junior Hemingway - WRPosted 6/15/14 7:23pm ET
The Kansas City Chiefs like WR Junior Hemingway more as a slot receiver than on the outside.
Huddle Up: Hemingway, a 7th-round pick in 2012, had only 13 receptions for 125 yards for 2 TDs last season but now will get a lot look more looks now that Dexter McCluster has departed for Tennessee.
Alex Smith - QBPosted 6/8/14 5:29pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith could be in a good position as he and the team discusses a new contract, according to former agent Joel Corry. "Smith kind of has a little bit of leverage too because KC gave up two second-round picks for him and you really don't want to see someone walk after giving up two second-round picks," Corry said.
Huddle Up: Smith was one of fantasy's leading No. 2 QBs last season with 307 points, but it might be tough for the QB to top those numbers this fall as K.C. has failed to upgrade his pass-catching weapons.
Knile Davis - RBPosted 6/1/14 2:08pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Knile Davis (leg) was participating in organized team activities this week. He has been working as the top kick returner and No. 2 running back during workouts.
Huddle Up: Sounds like Davis is coming along fine from the broken leg/knee sprain he suffered in the Chiefs' wild-card loss to the Colts and will be a valuable handcuff playing behind stud Jamaal Charles.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 5/30/14 6:25pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (knee) has attended the organized team activities but has not participated at this point. Head coach Andy Reid said the team will see how Kelce feels in June before deciding if he will participate in drills.
Huddle Up: Kelce has the talent to be a fantasy factor, especially in an Andy Reid offense, so it would behoove him to get healthy and on the field sooner rather than later if that fantasy impact is to come in 2014.
Aaron Murray - QBPosted 5/25/14 8:22pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs QB Aaron Murray (knee) could be placed on injured reserve when the season begins. Murray tore his anterior cruciate ligament in November.
Huddle Up: There has been some thought that the fifth-round pick might be able to heal enough to come in and challenge for the Chiefs' No. 2 QB position, but Chase Daniel looks to be locked in behind Alex Smith for another season.
Alex Smith - QBPosted 5/24/14 1:53pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey said he is confident the team will be able to reach a contract agreement with QB Alex Smith. Smith is entering the final year of his contract.
Huddle Up: Smith has been a solid acquisition for the Chiefs; adding a few years to his contract should keep KC a contender while allowing the franchise to focus on upgrading other positions before getting serious about a quarterback of the future.
Aaron Murray - QBPosted 5/12/14 12:43pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs QB Aaron Murray (knee) said he is feeling good and has been cleared to practice after he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in November. 'I'm ready to go right now,' Murray said. 'I'm fully doing everything when it comes to running, jumping, all my dropbacks, all my rollouts right and left. So there's really absolutely no restrictions right now. The doctors have given me the green light to go out there and do everything. I'm excited to get out there and practice next week.'
Huddle Up: It's not as if Murray is expected to compete for playing time right away in Kansas City, but the sooner he's able to get on the field the sooner he can pick up the offense--and the sooner the Chiefs can determine if they found themselves a sleeper QB.
Brandon Flowers - CBPosted 5/6/14 11:49pm ET
According to reports, Kansas City Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers could be traded during in the NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: K.C. may have its sights on upgrading the secondary in this week's draft. Flowers started 13 games this past year for the Chiefs but hit career season lows with 1 interception and 9 passes defensed.
Eric Berry - SPosted 4/27/14 4:01pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry said he has been working on his improving his technique this offseason so he can be better in coverage. 'Anything that helps my coverage and stuff like that (is good),' Berry said. 'I feel like that's a big part (of what) they put on me, to cover guys. I've got to make sure I'm on point with that stuff.'
Huddle Up: Berry, one of K.C's defensive stalwarts, has been remarkably consistent over the 3 seasons in which he's been healthy. He's had 10 passes defensed each year and ranged from 1 to 4 interceptions and from 82 to 87 total tackles.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 4/6/14 3:36pm ET
The Kansas City Chiefs have TE Anthony Fasano as the starter at tight end, but TE Travis Kelce will be the top pass-receiver at the position, and he is an important piece of the passing game
Huddle Up: Kelce, K.C.'s 3rd-round pick a year ago, spent his rookie season on IR due to a preseason knee injury but he has some definite pass- catching promise as evidenced by his 45-catch, 722-yards, 8-TD collegiate final season at Cincinnati in 2012.
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