Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 9/18/14 3:36pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) is participating in practice Thursday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: No official word, but it figures to be limited participation to be sure. See how Friday goes, but as of right now, plan on Knile Davis being the team's No. 1 back in Miami on Sunday.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 9/16/14 4:05pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles' (ankle) high ankle sprain does not appear to be severe, according to head coach Andy Reid. His status is unknown.
Huddle Up: See if Charles can do anything on the ankle this week, and hopefully you have ultimate handcuff Knile Davis to fall back on if he can't.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 9/15/14 10:22am ET
Updating previous reports, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) had X-rays on his ankle, which were negative. He'll still undergo an MRI to determine if he has any ligament damage.
Huddle Up: No word on how much time, if any, Charles will miss. Knile Davis looked great in his place and is a must-handcuff if you haven't done so already.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 9/14/14 9:53pm ET
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) suffered a sprained ankle in the Week 2 game against the Denver Broncos, head coach Andy Reid said Sunday, Sept. 14.
Huddle Up: Sprains can be tricky so Charles' availability for Week 3 is up in the air right now. If he can't go, Knile Davis will be locked in as a RB2 versus Miami.
Dwayne Bowe - WRPosted 9/12/14 12:00am ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (quadriceps) isn't expected to be limited in any way in Week 2 against the Denver Broncos in his first game of the season after serving a one-game suspension, according to head coach Andy Reid. "He had a great training camp and preseason," Reid said. "I haven't seen anything (like that). I liked what I saw there. He came back in great shape. We expect him to have a real good year."
Huddle Up: The Chiefs will need a good year from Bowe, who averaged a career-low 11.8 yards per catch on 57 receptions last season.
Derrick Johnson - LBPosted 9/11/14 10:34am ET
Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson (Achilles') had surgery to repair a torn Achilles' Thursday, Sept. 11.
Huddle Up: Johnson will miss the rest of the 2014 season as he works his way back from the injury.
Dwayne Bowe - WRPosted 9/9/14 7:33pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe will return to the 53-man roster from Reserve/Suspension this week, the team announced Tuesday, Sept. 9. Bowe served a one-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Huddle Up: The Chiefs need any boost they can get after a lackluster 26-10 Week 1 loss to the visiting Titans, and getting their top WR back will be a boost for QB Alex Smith, who struggled through perhaps his worst outing (19-of-35, 202 yards, 1 TD, 3 picks) in K.C. career Sunday. With Bowe out, de facto No. 1 Donnie Avery garnered 13 of Smith's 33 targets and 81 percent of the WR targets (13 of 16), finishing with a team-high 7 passes for 84 yards.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 9/9/14 11:04pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles received just 11 touches in Week 1, rushing seven times for 19 yards and catching four passes for 15 yards. Head coach Andy Reid took the blame for Charles' lack of involvement in the offense. 'Not giving 25 the ball more than seven times is negligence on my part,' Reid said.
Huddle Up: Reid has no doubt been hearing it from Charles' fantasy owners and Chiefs' fans who saw 2013's top non-QB put up only 3.4 fantasy points in the 26-10 loss to the Titans. Expect that to be corrected Sunday in Denver.
De'Anthony Thomas - RBPosted 9/4/14 3:44pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring) will not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 4.
Huddle Up: Thomas injured his hammy in Wednesday's practice, and his availability for Sunday's opener is now in question. As a return specialist, the speedy rookie's absence would a downgrade for the K.C. D/special teams.
Alex Smith - QBPosted 8/31/14 8:40pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith has agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $68 million with $45 million guaranteed.
Huddle Up: Given the recent contracts signed by other mid-range QBs, this deal was going to get done. Smith ranked 16th among all fantasy QBs last season and remains a solid QB2.
A.J. Jenkins - WRPosted 8/28/14 11:02pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR A.J. Jenkins left the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28, and will not return after being diagnosed with a concussion.
Huddle Up: Jenkins, the former 49er disappointment, is listed as second-string wideout, but this injury now puts his availability for K.C.'s season opener in jeopardy. That could be more damaging than it appears on the surface with No. 1 WR Dwayne Bowe serving a 1-game suspension.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 8/26/14 10:08am ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (foot) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 25, after missing the team's last two preseason games.
Huddle Up: Charles injured himself moving out of the team's training camp dorms, but after taking a couple games off he appears to be all systems go for the start of the regular season.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 8/21/14 6:42pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (foot) participated in practice Thursday, Aug. 21, but worked with the second- and scout-team offenses during practices. The team is not saying if Charles will play in the third preseason game.
Huddle Up: Charles was back on the field for the first time since bruising his foot last weekend, and count on K.C. to play it as safe as possible with their franchise player.
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.
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