Chris Conley - WRPosted 7/30/15 4:03pm ET
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs WR Chris Conley (knee) is day to day with a knee strain.
Huddle Up: It's still early with the calendar still reading July, but the third-round pick is going to need all the camp and preseason reps he can get if he hopes to crack the Chiefs' top WR rotation heading into the regular season.
Eric Berry - SPosted 7/29/15 8:50am ET
Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry (illness) has been cleared to take the practice field with the team Wednesday, July 29. He was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in December 2014. After several rounds of thorough testing and a process that concluded Tuesday, July 28, he has been given the green light.
Huddle Up: Outstanding news for Berry, as well as the Chiefs' defense. Here's your early leader for the NFL's comeback player of the year.
Chris Conley - WRPosted 7/29/15 2:31pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Chris Conley left practice early Wednesday, July 29, because of a knee strain.
Huddle Up: Not the way the third-round selection wanted to start things off as he attempts to snare a spot in the team's top-three WR rotation, and early reports indicate that he may miss up to a week. Something to keep an eye on in K.C.
Dontari Poe - DTPosted 7/28/15 5:12pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs DT Dontari Poe (back) is dealing with a herniated disk in his back and has had two epidurals.
Huddle Up: Tough news for the Chiefs and Poe's IDP owners as the two-time Pro Bowler underwent surgery July 15 after initially hurting his back in offseason workouts and will be out indefinitely. Poe, who had 46 total tackles and a career-high six sacks last season, is expected to miss the entire preseason and possibly a few regular-season contests as well.
Eric Berry - SPosted 7/28/15 11:42pm ET
Safety Eric Berry has been cleared medically to practice with the Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday, July 29, about eight months after being diagnosed with lymphoma. Berry will join Chiefs quarterbacks, rookies and players with recent injuries Wednesday for the start of a three-day minicamp at Missouri Western State University. The Chiefs begin full-squad training camp on Saturday.
Huddle Up: Fantasy or reality and/or K.C. fan or not, this news should make anyone's day.
Albert Wilson - WRPosted 7/26/15 9:26pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Albert Wilson is projected to be the No. 2 wide receiver behind WR Jeremy Maclin, according to ESPN.com's Adam Teicher.
Huddle Up: Wilson started two games and caught 16 of his 28 targets for 260 yards as an undrafted rookie last season and will have to hold off Jason Avant, Junior Hemingway, Frankie Hammond and rookie third-round pick Chris Conley to retain the No. 2 spot. Still, that's certainly no guarantee of fantasy success in K.C. where no WR managed to catch a TD pass last season.
Sean Smith - CBPosted 7/24/15 2:27pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs CB Sean Smith was suspended three games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
Huddle Up: The Chiefs ranked second to the Seahawks in passing yards allowed per game last season but will be without their top cover corner to open the season. Making it even tougher on K.C. is that dates with Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers fall within that opening three-game stretch.
Chris Conley - WRPosted 7/23/15 11:45pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Chris Conley has shown a great deal of potential heading into training camp and the preseason. He has been working to master head coach Andy Reid's complex playbook, a task he said included flash cards and hotel-room route running.
Huddle Up: With free-agent Jeremy Maclin the only sure thing right now in the new-look K.C. WR corps, the third-rounder Conley has an excellent opportunity to step in and earn some immediate playing time. Check on his progress early in camp.
Demetrius Harris - TEPosted 7/17/15 11:59pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Demetrius Harris' status for the start of training camp is uncertain because he underwent foot surgery earlier this offseason.
Huddle Up: The 6-foot-7 undrafted former college hoops player has caught three passes in eight NFL games so far in two seasons and is a true flier among deep-league TE fliers playing behind Travis Kelce.
Justin Houston - LBPosted 7/15/15 8:36pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston signed a six-year, $101 million deal that includes $52.5 million guaranteed Wednesday, July 15. The deal is the richest in franchise history and the largest deal ever for a linebacker.
Huddle Up: The big money wasn't only given to offensive players today as the Chiefs locked up Houston for the foreseeable future. Now IDP owners can rest assured they'll have their sack machine available without risk of a holdout.
Derrick Johnson - LBPosted 7/14/15 4:37pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson said he's looking forward to training camp after missing all but one game last year with a torn Achilles' tendon. Johnson had missed practices during organized team activities with knee inflammation, but should be full go once training camp starts.
Huddle Up: With the LB turning 33 this November, the recovery time is taking a little longer now, but he's an IDP player you might be able to find at a bargain coming off the injury. Over his last four full seasons, Johnson has averaged 121 total tackles, 2.4 sacks, 8.8 passes defensed and two forced fumbles per year.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 6/19/15 12:36am ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles will be taking a week off from football now that minicamp is over. Following the hiatus, Charles will begin an intense workout regimen. Charles said he would try to come back early and work with the Chiefs' strength and conditioning coach to get more in shape and back in the groove.
Huddle Up: Charles, who turns 29 in December, currently is the Huddle's top-ranked fantasy RB, and to live up to that billing, he's likely going to need more than the 246 touches he had a season ago -- the second-lowest full-campaign total of his career. Getting in top shape now certainly will help his cause as he's not the biggest of backs at 5-11 and 200 pounds.
Chris Conley - WRPosted 6/17/15 2:11pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Chris Conley has been receiving a lot of snaps with the starting offense, with satisfactory results. Conley also started with the first-team offense recently when WR Jeremy Maclin (foot) sat out with a sore foot.
Huddle Up: The Chiefs' cupboard was bare at the receiver position, so it's not at all surprising to see Conley get some run with the starters. He may even work his way into position for a share of all those wide receiver touchdowns the Chiefs score. Oh, wait...
Da'Rick Rogers - WRPosted 6/16/15 2:02pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Da'Rick Rogers was released Tuesday, June 16.
Huddle Up: It's not good when the still WR-needy Chiefs can't find room for you, and Rogers has now been released by three teams (Indy, Buffalo, K.C.) in less than two years.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 6/14/15 10:11pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles will turn 29 by the end of the 2015 season, but he said he has no plans on slowing down and wants to play another six years. '(The game) has changed,' Charles said. 'They've got all kinds of technology now, all kinds of medicine people have come up with to stay healthy.'
Huddle Up: Charles certainly hasn't been overused and has only exceeded 275 touches twice in his seven NFL seasons. That includes last season when he had 246 -- a personal full-season low over the last five years -- and his fantasy owners will be hoping for more out of the RB1.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 6/13/15 1:50pm ET
San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon has been compared to Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles by multiple teammates because of his size, speed and patience.
Huddle Up: Gordon is unlikely to post Charles-like numbers right away, as the Chargers have Danny Woodhead to handle at least a chunk of the pass-catching duties. But that's still an impressive ceiling to have, and fantasy owners have to be salivating at Gordon's opportunity in San Diego.
Alex Smith - QBPosted 6/8/15 12:07am ET
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith has been asked to take more shots down the field this season. 'I like where Alex is,' offensive coordinator Doug Pederson said. 'But now in the spring, we want to see any quarterback shoot the ball down the field and at least test it. That gives him the comfort level the next time he's in that situation.'
Huddle Up: Smith has averaged only 6.8 yards per attempt during his two seasons in K.C., and his new WR toys, Jeremy Maclin and third-round pick Chris Conley, should help bump up that figure if the play-calling allows.
Tamba Hali - LBPosted 5/26/15 7:45pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs LB Tamba Hali (knee) said he is feeling good as he recovers from a knee scope he underwent this offseason to remove loose cartilage.
Huddle Up: Hali is entering a contract year trying to bounce back from a six-year low in sacks (6) so keep an eye on his progress throughout the summer.
Albert Wilson - WRPosted 5/23/15 12:15am ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Albert Wilson will be given the first chance to win the starting wide receiver job opposite WR Jeremy Maclin.
Huddle Up: Wilson's main competition figures to be third-round pick Chris Conley with newcomers Jason Avant and Da'Rick Rogers and holdovers Junior Hemingway DeAnthony Thomas and Frankie Hammond also in the mix. Don't expect much fantasy production, though, out of the position unless the Chiefs starting airing it out more.
Chris Conley - WRPosted 5/13/15 5:40pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Chris Conley signed his rookie four-year deal Wednesday, May 13.
Huddle Up: Conley should be in the mix to score the Chiefs' first WR TD since 2013.
Jeremy Maclin - WRPosted 4/28/15 4:19pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin and QB Alex Smith played catch for the first time since Maclin was acquired this offseason. Maclin said everything was smooth and that he was simply trying to get a feel for how Smith threw the football. Smith said he believes Maclin's transition into the Chiefs' offense will be relatively smooth since he has already played for head coach Andy Reid in Philadelphia.
Huddle Up: Coming off a knee injury that cost him the 2013 season, Maclin hit career highs in receptions (85), receiving yards (1,315) and TD catches (10) last season in Philly and while he'll be the No. 1 target for Smith, expect those numbers to fall off a little bit as the WR transitions to a run-heavy team.
Alex Smith - QBPosted 4/21/15 5:03pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith (spleen) was medically cleared for the start of offseason practice, Monday, April 20. The Chiefs don't begin full-squad practices until May, 26.
Huddle Up: Smith, as you may recall, missed the Chiefs' regular-season finale with a lacerated spleen, ending his late-season run in which he posted his three highest passing-yard totals of the year in Weeks 14-16. Overall, Smith finished the season as a low-end QB2 with with 267 fantasy points, but his stock is on the rise with the Chiefs adding FA WR Jeremy Maclin and also exploring other wideout options in the draft.
Derrick Johnson - LBPosted 3/31/15 11:01pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson (Achilles') and DE Mike DeVito (Achilles') are both pushing each other in their rehabs from torn Achilles' tendons. Both players also have a year left on their contracts. DeVito agreed to a pay cut that dropped his salary to $2.9 million. Johnson has a salary cap number of $5.2 million, and the Chiefs are only around $2.85 million under the 2015 cap. Kansas City could create more room by releasing Johnson, but the Chiefs are expected to hang onto him.
Huddle Up: Johnson, who will turn 33 in November, led the Chiefs in tackles in his previous four full seasons (2010-13) so look for K.C. to hang onto the veteran leader. In addition, the LB will have almost a full calendar year to recover after playing in only one game last season.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 3/20/15 5:43pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce has been studying former NFL TE Tony Gonzalez's game tape to creatively find ways to improve Kelce's game, focusing on the fundamentals in relation to instinctual play.
Huddle Up: Kelce had a breakout season a year ago with 67 receptions for 862 yards and five TDs to finish eighth among TEs with 116 fantasy points and should be even better this year with an upgraded K.C. WR corps to help deflect defensive attention.
Dwayne Bowe - WRPosted 3/19/15 2:23pm ET
Free-agent WR Dwayne Bowe (Chiefs) is set to sign a contract with with the Cleveland Browns, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Bowe fell far short of expectations during his final few seasons in K.C. but he'll still upgrade an Cleveland WR corps to the respectable range with Brian Hartline, Andrew Hawkins and Bowe comprising the top three.
Dwayne Bowe - WRPosted 3/15/15 5:22pm ET
Free-agent WR Dwayne Bowe (Chiefs) is meeting with the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, March 15, and the Browns hope to get a deal done before he leaves.
Huddle Up: The Browns already have added free-agent wideout Brian Hartline but certainly need more able bodies at the position with the uncertainty surrounding Josh Gordon and Miles Austin not coming back.
Dwayne Bowe - WRPosted 3/12/15 8:24pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe was released by the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, March 12.
Huddle Up: Bowe, who was stuck in the 60-catch, 750-yard range over the last three seasons, has seen his eight-year run in K.C. come to an unceremonious end and will now purse a new job. Speaking of which, the WR-needy Browns already are said to be in the hunt.
Dwayne Bowe - WRPosted 3/5/15 4:00pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe my be cut if the team can not trade him.
Huddle Up: With the Chiefs expected to revamp their entire WR corps, Bowe's eight-year run in K.C. appears to be over, and it would be somewhat interesting to see the WR get a shot with a team more dedicated to the aerial game as K.C. QBs have thrown for the third-fewest yards (24,508) in the league during Bowe's tenure.
Justin Houston - LBPosted 3/1/15 5:14pm ET
Free-agent LB Justin Houston (Chiefs) is moving closer to franchise tag status with the Kansas City Chiefs. There were rumors talks on a new deal had begun, but sources indicate the rumors are false and the team will likely slap the tag on Houston.
Huddle Up: Either way, the Chiefs are determined that the 2014 NFL sacks leader will remain in K.C. for at least another season. Look for contract talks to pick up soon, though, after Houston is tagged as expected.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 2/26/15 7:02pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce, who led the team with 67 catches and 862 receiving yards in 2014, is expected to be a more prominent part of the passing offense in 2015 after the team released TE Anthony Fasano on Thursday, Feb. 26. Kelce was in the lineup for roughly 65 percent of the snaps last year. However, the Chiefs were most effective with three tight ends in the lineup last year, so they may shop for another tight end in the draft of in free agency.
Huddle Up: Kelce was a 2014 sleeper who lived up to -- or at least came close to -- breakout expectations, finishing eighth among TEs with 116 fantasy points. Kelce could also receive an additional boost if the Chiefs finally add some competent WR help this offseason.
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