Sam Mellinger

On Eric Fisher, a new friendship, and how the Chiefs’ past is helping its future

The similarities between former Chiefs offensive lineman John Alt and last year’s top overall draft pick Eric Fisher are striking. Two tall, athletic, raw prospects taken in the first round. Both relatively new to the position. Both with a lot of learning to do, and even more potential.

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Chiefs have a special feeling about showdown with the Steelers

Exactly 28 years ago Sunday at old Three Rivers Stadium, the Chiefs turned in one of the most remarkable performances in franchise history, scoring three touchdowns on special teams for a 24-19 win over the Steelers that clinched the franchise’s first playoff appearance in 15 years. The circumstances are strikingly similar this weekend.

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Replay: Chiefs Q&A with The Star’s Terez A. Paylor

The Chiefs need two wins in their final two games, starting Sunday at Pittsburgh (noon on CBS), to ensure a playoff berth for the second straight season. So there was lots to talk about with Terez A. Paylor, who covers the Chiefs for The Star and answered your questions Friday in a Q&A. Check out a replay here.

Replay: Chiefs Q&A with The Star’s Terez A. Paylor

The Chiefs need two wins in their final two games, starting Sunday at Pittsburgh (noon on CBS), to ensure a playoff berth for the second straight season. So there was lots to talk about with Terez A. Paylor, who covers the Chiefs for The Star and answered your questions Friday in a Q&A. Check out a replay here.

Replay: Chiefs Q&A with The Star’s Terez A. Paylor

The Chiefs need two wins in their final two games, starting Sunday at Pittsburgh (noon on CBS), to ensure a playoff berth for the second straight season. So there was lots to talk about with Terez A. Paylor, who covers the Chiefs for The Star and answered your questions Friday in a Q&A. Check out a replay here.

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Chiefs long snapper Thomas Gafford embraces competition

Kicker Cairo Santos missed two of his three field goal attempts in the Chiefs’ 31-13 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, and for that, long snapper Thomas Gafford is accepting at least some of the blame. The Chiefs signed long snapper Charley Hughlett, 24, to the practice squad.

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Chiefs sign long snapper, wide receiver to practice squad

The Chiefs signed long snapper Charley Hughlett and wide receiver Corbin Louks to their practice squad on Wednesday. The moves come less than two days after coach Andy Reid cited difficulties with the snap and hold operation between long snapper Thomas Gafford and holder Dustin Colquitt that led to two missed field goals.