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Andy Reid loves Patrick Mahomes’ arm strength, but also likes his accuracy

After Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes unleashed an incredible deep ball on a touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill on Friday night, all anyone wanted to talk about was Mahomes’ amazing arm. But Chiefs coach Andy Reid says there’s more to like about Mahomes than his cannon. Reid said Mahomes is improving in his accuracy, and that [more]

Patrick Mahomes’ TD pass to Tyreek Hill traveled farther than any TD pass in 2017

The strong arm of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is going to be a treat to watch in 2018. Mahomes gave a preview of what he can do in Friday night’s preseason game, hitting Tyreek Hill for a beautiful touchdown bomb. According to the NFL’s NextGen Stats, that pass traveled 68.6 yards in the air, which [more]

Steven Nelson diagnosed with concussion

Steven Nelson was hurdled by Falcons tight end Austin Hooper at the goal line for a touchdown. That wasn’t the worst part. Hooper kicked Nelson in the head, and Chiefs coach Andy Reid told reporters after the game that Nelson has a concussion. The Chiefs cornerback left the game after that play, early in the [more]

Patrick Mahomes hits the highs and the lows in a half

The Chiefs have insisted they’re willing to let Patrick Mahomes learn through his mistakes, because they think big plays are coming as well. He proved them right on both counts in the first half against the Falcons Friday. Mahomes lost track of the Falcons defense and threw a bad interception, but followed with a ridiculous [more]

Falcons fast start triggered by Calvin Ridley’s kickoff return

Since Julio Jones isn’t playing tonight, the Falcons figured to lean on rookie wide receiver Calvin Ridley a little more. They started with the opening kickoff. The first-round pick sparked a quick drive with a 34-yard return to start the game, and the Falcons needed less than four minutes to put together a seven-play touchdown [more]

Report: Julio Jones, Devonta Freeman also won’t play

The Falcons listed only two regulars as out tonight. However, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution adds two bigger names to the list. Per Ledbetter, the Falcons will hold out running back Devonta Freeman and receiver Julio Jones again this week. The team announced only that linebacker Deion Jones and kicker Matt Bryant wouldn’t [more]

Falcons announce Deion Jones, Matt Bryant won’t play

The Falcons announced that two regulars, linebacker Deion Jones and kicker Matt Bryant, won’t play Friday night against the Chiefs. That means Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and Devonta Freeman are among those who will play. They aren’t likely to play long, however. Ryan played one series and threw one pass in the preseason opener last [more]

Former Chiefs safety Johnny Robinson is seniors candidate for Hall of Fame

The Pro Football’s Hall of Fame has nominated former Chiefs safety Johnny Robinson as this year’s seniors nominee. Robinson, who played from 1960-1971, spent his entire career with the Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs as the franchise transitioned from the AFL to the NFL. Robinson retired with 57 career interceptions, and led the AFL with 10 [more]

Chiefs’ first-team offense will play entire first half

After the Chiefs’ first-team offense failed to score on two possessions in the first preseason game, coach Andy Reid said, “Too many mistakes with this game, but that’s what the preseason is for.” Apparently, the Chiefs coach wants to see more out of them this week. Patrick Mahomes and the starting offensive unit will play [more]

Safety Robert Golden says he’s no longer with the Chiefs

Safety Robert Golden signed a free agent deal with the Kansas City Chiefs in April after spending the first six seasons of his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. But after a lone preseason game with the Chiefs, Golden has apparently decided he no longer wants to play in Kansas City. Golden said in a pair [more]

Report: Orlando Scandrick’s first visit is to Kansas City

Orlando Scandrick didn’t need long to draw interest on the free agent market. The veteran cornerback will take his first trip Tuesday night when he flies to Kansas City to meet with the Chiefs on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Scandrick, 31, played 10 seasons in Dallas. He asked the Cowboys for his [more]

Patrick Mahomes handles questions about pass protection like a seasoned veteran

Once upon a time, then-Colts quarterback Peyton Manning took plenty of flak for pointing to “problems in protection” after a playoff loss to the Steelers. Second-year Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes knows that it’s way too early for him to consider going there. Here’s the question he was asked on Tuesday by a reporter regarding the [more]

Chiefs agree to terms with rookie running back Ray Lawry

The Chiefs worked out running backs Darius Victor and Ray Lawry on Monday. They have agreed to terms with Lawry, Terez Paylor of Yahoo Sports reports. The Bengals waived Lawry on Friday after he had one carry for 2 yards in Thursday’s preseason game against the Bears. Lawry, a rookie, signed as college free agent [more]

Heel keeps Eric Berry out Sunday, three other Chiefs leave practice early

Chiefs guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is a doctor, but he needed the assistance of other medical professionals after getting hurt on Sunday. Duvernay-Tardif had to leave practice early to get evaluated for a head injury. If he’s diagnosed with a concussion, he’ll need to be cleared through the concussion protocol before returning to the field. Duvernay-Tardif [more]

Dillon Gordon out for year with shoulder injury

Chiefs offensive tackle Dillon Gordon will miss the season with a shoulder injury, a source told PFT. Kansas City listed him on the third-string. Gordon, 24, spent time on the practice squads of the Chiefs and Eagles last season. Kansas City signed him to a futures contract in January. He has played in one career [more]

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