Five key Chiefs are listed as questionable for their road test Sunday against Atlanta, including nose tackle Dontari Poe (back), outside linebacker Dee Ford (hamstring), receiver Jeremy Maclin (groin), outside linebacker Justin Houston (shoulder) and defensive lineman Kendall Reyes (knee).
Tamba Hali was on his phone at the Chiefs’ practice facility Thursday when he saw that former teammate Joe McKnight had been killed, apparently in a road rage incident, and he promptly told Derrick Johnson and other teammates.
Eight members of the Kansas City Chiefs claim a Georgia hometown and many others on the team are from or played in the South. The friends and family section of the Georgia Dome will be filled with Chiefs jerseys when they play the Falcons on Sunday.
Tyreek Hill rocketed down the sideline in the Kansas City Chiefs’ 30-27 win over the Denver Broncos on Sunday, a 23-mile-per-hour blur in white. He put distance between himself and the nearest Bronco with every step, until he finally downshifted as he approached the end zone for an 86-yard free-kick touchdown. But before he scored, Hill turned to his left, as another blur in white – a slightly smaller one – caught up to him. Hill saw his buddy, De’Anthony Thomas, and raised his left hand. The two high-fived as they sprinted in the end zone.
Former Kansas City Chiefs and NFL running back Joe McKnight was fatally shot Thursday in Louisiana. McKnight played only two games with the Chiefs, but the second was memorable. He caught two touchdown passes in a victory at Miami in 2014. McKnight tore an Achilles in practice the next week and didn’t play in the NFL again.
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston and nose tackle Dontari Poe missed practice on Thrusday because of injuries. Houston has a shoulder injury, Poe a back injury. Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (groin) and Dee Ford (hamstring) practiced on a limited basis.
Kansas City Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos was named AFC special teams player of the month after a perfect field-goal kicking November, which included the first two walk-off field goals of his three-year career.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith isn’t playing well, and the scary head trauma in Indianapolis makes for a logical target for blame. But a closer look reveals there is much more to his poor performance on the field, and that the Chiefs can better support their quarterback.
A Southwest Airlines flyover will honor the father of Chiefs long snapper James Winchester on Saturday before the Oklahoma-Oklahoma State game in Norman, Okla. Mike Winchester worked for Southwest Airlines before he was fatally shot on Nov. 15. Both Winchesters played for OU.
Cairo Santos’ 34-yard field goal caromed off the left upright to beat the Denver Broncos 30-27 in overtime on Sunday. The improbability of the play was captured in the image of Kansas City Chiefs holder Dustin Colquitt slumping as Santos celebrated, believing the kick was no good.
The Colombian crash site of the Chapecoense soccer team’s charter flight was geographically far from Brazilian native Cairo Santos in Kansas City but near to the Chiefs kicker’s heart on Wednesday. Santos called the crash ‘devastating’ for Brazil, and the world.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill addressed the troubled moment in his past, pleading guilty to domestic violence, as he spoke about winning the AFC offensive player of the week award on Wednesday.
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Demetrius Harris has battled the drops this year, but in an epic 30-27 overtime win against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, the third-year pro came up big when his team needed him the most.
Susie DeRouchey of the Kansas City Chiefs explains how bringing back Warpaint, the team's mascot horse, was supposed to be a one-time deal. DeRouchey spends game days riding Warpaint and making appearances around Arrowhead Stadium. During the week she is a therapist at her practice, Country Crossroads Counseling.