Eric Berry has signed his contract and is back with the Chiefs. The All-Pro safety returned to Arrowhead Stadium to join the team on Sunday, the day after the Chiefs’ third preseason game. He’ll attend his first practice on Monday.
Football 2016, The Kansas City Star's annual preview section, is here, with stories on the Chiefs, Mizzou, K-State, KU and high schools. Here are links to all the stories, which also appear in the Sunday, Aug. 28 print edition.
The Kansas City Chiefs’ three most important leaders: The coach, his quarterback and their owner. Andy Reid, Alex Smith and Clark Hunt are all well respected around the league, but this season is about more than how they’re perceived by their peers.
Affable defensive lineman Chris Jones, a second-round defensive end from Mississippi State, is making his coaches smile as the Chiefs move closer to their Sept. 11 opener, and that’s the most important thing.
Kansas City should win its division this year, and if all breaks right, play for the AFC championship. But it’s tough to see Andy Reid and the Chiefs getting past, you guessed it, New England, predicts The Star’s Terez A. Paylor.
For more than a decade, Kansas City was a player on the major college football scene with regular-season games and the Big 12 championship. But realignment, especially Missouri to the SEC and Nebraska to the Big Ten, changed Kansas City’s spot in the college football universe.
Derrick Johnson is the longest tenured Chiefs player, and the franchise’s all-time tackles leader. He played a mostly meaningless preseason game on Saturday, and if you watched closely, you saw why that first sentence is true.
The Chiefs starting offense led by quarterback Alex Smith has had 10 drives in three preseason games. The group has scored on seven of them, including four touchdowns. Call it a successful preseason for the Chiefs offense.
Chiefs cornerback Phillip Gaines played in his first preseason game, starting and playing the first defensive series. The brief playing time was planned, said Chiefs Coach Andy Reid, who wants Gaines to get confidence in his surgically repaired knee.
Chiefs general manager John Dorsey didn’t said when he expected all-pro safety Eric Berry to arrive at practice, although reports have him coming to Chiefs’ camp on Sunday. If Berry reports early in the week, Chiefs coach Andy Reid doesn’t expect him to play in the preseason finale on Thursday.