The Chiefs have selected James Winchester to serve as their long snapper, waiving Andrew East and 10 others Sunday as they pare down to the 75-man roster limit by Tuesday afternoon.
The Chiefs still need to cut four more players.
Winchester and East, who recently became engaged to Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson, made up one of the few position battles in training camp this year. East played his college ball at Vanderbilt.
Other players waived by the Chiefs were tight end Adam Schiltz; wide receivers Kenny Cook, Jeret Smith and L’Damian Washington; offensive linemen Charles Tuaau, Marcus Reed and Anthony Dima; defensive lineman Vaughn Martin; and defensive backs Kenneth Penny and Aaron Hester.
Kansas City visits St. Louis for its final preseason game Thursday night.
Just in time for NFL Kick-Off, Bud Light – the Official Beer of the NFL – is bringing a new Chiefs Bud Light can to Kansas City. The new packaging features Chiefs colors, as well as a slogan every Chiefs fan can relate to: The perfect beer for cheering at 142.2dB with 76,415 of your closest friends.
Bud Light worked closely with its NFL team partners to create new can designs for the 28 teams that it is partners with for the 2015-2016 season. Each design features a customized scroll message that speaks directly to each team’s passionate fan base. The cans are on shelves now.
What do you think of the new Bud Light Chiefs can?
Eric Fisher, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft and the starting left tackle for the Chiefs, limped off the practice field Monday morning and was eventually taken by cart for further examination.
Fisher rode in the front of the cart, which is a good sign, after team trainers worked on his left ankle
Losing Fisher would be a monster blow to the Chiefs, who are counting on big things from him in 2015.
Chiefs nose tackle Dontari Poe is recovering from back surgery to repair a herniated disc and is out indefinitely according to BJ Kissel of kcchiefs.com.
It is possible that Poe will miss the entire 2015 season, although head coach Andy Reid says there is a “reasonable chance” that the talented nose tackle could return towards the end of the season and help wih a potential playoff push.
Poe was slow to develop for the Chiefs but has become one of the NFL’s premier nose tackles so his loss is a huge blow for Kansas City, especially for a run defense that was one of the worst in the AFC in 2014. Poe has missed just one game in three NFL seasons. Jaye Howard is the next man up on the depth chart.
The game that the author the piece, Doug Farrar, picked is an tough one – a game that stopped the Chiefs from the AFC Title Game vs the Steelers in 1996.
Kansas City Chiefs: Jan. 7, 1996, AFC divisional round—Colts 10, Chiefs 7
Marty Schottenheimer Gut-Punch Game #2. The 13–3 Chiefs looked to be the AFC’s best team, and they started their postseason against a Colts team that was without Marshall Faulk and Tony Siragusa. The problem was a frozen field at Arrowhead Stadium that prevented kicker Lin Elliot from making any of the three field goals he attempted, which proved to be more than the difference. Quarterback Steve Bono threw three picks before he was benched for Rich Gannon, and Colts quarterback Jim Harbaugh was a relatively unspectacular player who simply didn’t make mistakes.
Amazingly, this was the first of two Chiefs teams under Schottenheimer’s leadership that went 13–3 in the regular season and blew a tire in the divisional round—the 1997 team collapsed late in the game against the Broncos. And yet, neither of these losses (nor the two Browns losses mentioned earlier) was Schottenheimer’s most agonizing postseason blunder…
While that was tough, there’s no doubt the loss two years later at home in the divisional round to the Broncos also has to be right at the top.
Chiefs rookie Justin Cox, a former Mississippi State player, was arrested and charged with aggravated domestic violence, burglary of a residence and trespassing, Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports.
Cox remains in jail.
Cox was arrested and charged with aggravated domestic violence and burglary last November. Cox ran the 40-yard dash in 4.36 seconds at the NFL scouting combine.
The Chiefs have signed linebacker Justin Houston to a six-year, $101 million deal that includes $52.5 million guaranteed, sources told Adam Schefter of ESPN Wednesday.
The deal is the richest in Chiefs history and the richest linebacker contract in NFL history.
It also makes Houston the second-highest-paid defensive player in the NFL, in terms of guaranteed money. Miami Dolphins tackle Ndamukong Suh ranks first after signing a six-year, $114 million contract that includes $59.95 million guaranteed earlier this offseason.
Houston and the Chiefs had until 4 p.m. ET Wednesday to agree to terms on a multiyear contract. Otherwise, they would have been prohibited by NFL rules from agreeing to a long-term deal until after the 2015 season was finished.
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