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Reports: Chiefs are not expected to use franchise tag on Dontari Poe

Despite signing Eric Berry to a long-term contract this week, it appears the Kansas City Chiefs won’t use their available franchise tag on nose tackle Dontari Poe before Wednesday’s 3 p.m. deadline. If the Chiefs don’t tag Poe, the possibility of which was first reported by NFL Network and confirmed by ESPN, he will become a free agent March 9 unless they are able to agree on a long-term contract. Poe, 26, has been a stalwart on the Chiefs’ defensive line since 2012.

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Chiefs release franchise rushing leader Jamaal Charles

The Kansas City Chiefs released star running back and franchise rushing leader Jamaal Charles on Tuesday. Charles, 30, was set to enter the last year of his contract, which came with a $7 million salary cap number. The Chiefs will gain approximately $6.187 million in cap savings by releasing him.

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Chiefs keep Eric Berry in KC with multiyear deal that makes him NFL’s top-paid safety

The heart and soul of the Chiefs will remain in Kansas City for a long time. On Tuesday, star safety Eric Berry and the Chiefs reached a six-year, $78 million contract agreement, a source with knowledge of the deal confirmed to The Star. The contract also includes $40 million guaranteed with a $20 million signing bonus, according to the source, and will make him the NFL’s highest-paid safety.

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Chiefs players unanimously vote Eric Berry team MVP

At the 101 Awards on Sunday night, Chiefs safety Eric Berry was announced as the unanimous winner of the Derrick Thomas MVP Award while all-pro returner Tyreek Hill won the Mack Lee Hill Award as the club’s rookie of the year. Both awards are voted on by the players.

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Chiefs sign running back C.J. Spiller

In recent years, the Kansas City Chiefs have had some success taking low-risk fliers on versatile running backs. On Friday, they decided to take a chance on another, as the club announced the signing of former first-round draft pick C.J. Spiller.

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Audio: NFL Network's Mike Mayock on Alex Smith, QBs in NFL Draft

NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock gives his thoughts on Kansas City Chiefs starting quarterback Alex Smith and says the team might consider drafting player like Mississippi's Chad Kelly.
Terez Paylor The Kansas City Star
Audio: NFL Network's Mike Mayock on Alex Smith, QBs in NFL Draft 2:29

Audio: NFL Network's Mike Mayock on Alex Smith, QBs in NFL Draft

Audio: John Dorsey on his future with Chiefs 1:00

Audio: John Dorsey on his future with Chiefs

Audio: Chiefs GM John Dorsey says Alex Smith 'is the starter' 0:42

Audio: Chiefs GM John Dorsey says Alex Smith 'is the starter'

Audio: John Dorsey on whether Chiefs will keep Jamaal Charles 0:37

Audio: John Dorsey on whether Chiefs will keep Jamaal Charles

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