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Andy Reid: Alex Smith’s mentoring was the greatest thing to happen to Patrick Mahomes

Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill took plenty of criticism last week when he said he didn’t see it as his job to mentor rookie quarterback Malik Willis. Chiefs coach Andy Reid says that in 2017, he told Alex Smith the same thing. But Smith mentored then-rookie Patrick Mahomes anyway.The Chiefs traded up in the first round [more]

Inside the Tyrann Mathieu deal

It was reported as a three-year, $33 million deal, with $18 million guaranteed. It took a few days, but the real numbers have made their way out, regarding the contract signed by safety Tyrann Mathieu with the Saints.Here are the full details, per a source with knowledge of the terms.1. Signing bonus: $9.5 million.2. 2022 [more]

Andy Reid: I’m happy Tyrann Mathieu has a chance go home, play for New Orleans

After the Chiefs declined to re-sign him in free agency, safety Tyrann Mathieu found a new team in his hometown Saints.Kansas City head coach Andy Reid told reporters on Monday that he was glad Mathieu has a chance to play for New Orleans.“Love the kid. He’s great. Great kid. Somebody else will have to step [more]

Jody Fortson’s rehab going “very well,” giving him a chance to return in OTAs

Chiefs tight end Jody Fortson waited a long time to play his first NFL game, and then, he lasted only six games last season. Fortson tore his Achilles in a game against Washington and underwent surgery Oct. 20.Fortson, though, is making good progress in his rehab and could make his return in the next phase [more]

Brett Veach expects Mecole Hardman and his agent to wait on a new contract

Mostly lost in the talk regarding the future of the Chiefs’ receiver room post-Tyreek Hill is the fact that the team still has Mecole Hardman on the roster.Drafted three years ago at a time when an off-field issue that ultimately resolved favorably for Hill raised real questions about his future, Hardman now has a chance [more]

Skyy Moore rehabbing a hamstring injury

Receiver Skyy Moore, a second-round choice, is dealing with a hamstring injury. His injury appears minor, but it prevented him from doing team drills in the Chiefs’ rookie minicamp this weekend.The Chiefs hope he can get work at the organized team activities that begin May 25.It is unknown when or how he hurt it, Herbie [more]

Chiefs sign Trent McDuffie, George Karlaftis

The Chiefs have both of their first-round picks under contract.A report on Friday indicated they had agreed to a deal with defensive end George Karlaftis and the team confirmed it while also announcing that cornerback Trent McDuffie has signed his contract. McDuffie, who was drafted 21st, and Karlaftis, who went 30th, each signed four-year deals [more]

Chiefs agree to terms with George Karlaftis

The Chiefs made a pair of first-round picks in last week’s draft.They’ve already reached a deal with one of them.Kansas City has agreed to terms with defensive end George Karlaftis, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.Karlaftis, a defensive end, was the 30th overall pick of the first round. He’ll be under contract through 2025, with the [more]

Chiefs trim six players from their roster

The Chiefs made some room on their roster for incoming rookies on Thursday.The team announced that they have waived six players. The Chiefs drafted 10 players last week and have yet to announced any undrafted rookie signings, but that should come soon with rookie minicamp opening on Friday.Wide receivers Gehrig Dieter and Gary Jennings were [more]

Beane: “Honest, open conversations” will help Bills get past playoff loss to Chiefs

In recent years, multiple teams have experienced heartbreaking postseason losses that left real scars on the franchise. The Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX and the Falcons in Super Bowl LI are prime examples of franchises that had a hard time getting beyond the agony of one specific defeat.Earlier this week, in a special edition of [more]

Bears claim Chris Finke off waivers

The Bears claimed receiver Chris Finke off waivers from the Chiefs on Wednesday, the team announced.He signed a futures deal with the Chiefs in January after spending some time with the team last summer.Finke went undrafted in 2020 but signed with the 49ers as a college free agent. He spent time on their practice squad [more]

Frank Clark’s brother, Christian, gets invite to Chiefs’ rookie minicamp

The Chiefs have invited Alabama State defensive tackle Christian Clark to their rookie minicamp this weekend, Charles Goldman of USA Today reports. Clark is the younger brother of Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark.Christian Clark earned first-team All-SWAC honors last spring, totaling 15 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a pass defensed in [more]

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