Chiefs safety Eric Berry has been very clear about his uncertain contract status. The pending free agent told The Star at the Super Bowl that he will sit out the season if he is franchise-tagged and not given a long-term contract by the July 15 deadline, and on Sunday, he reiterated that point when asked at the 101 Awards if he’s changed his mind.
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.
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.
The Kansas City Chiefs will have 10 draft picks this year. On Friday, the NFL announced the Chiefs will receive four compensatory picks: a third (104th overall), a fifth (182nd) and two sixths (218th and 220nd). This year’s NFL Draft is April 27-29.
Tyler Bray spent the entirety of the 2016 offseason – and the first week or so of training camp – attempting to hold off Aaron Murray for the Chiefs No. 2 quarterback job. Bray achieved that goal ... sort of.
When Nick Foles signed with the Chiefs in late July, he did so to reunite with coach Andy Reid, whom he trusted to help him develop as a quarterback. But a source confirmed to The Kansas City Star on Wednesday that the Chiefs will likely pass on Foles’ option for the 2017 season.
Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid on Monday promoted Brad Childress to assistant head coach, replacing David Culley, who left to become the Buffalo Bills’ quarterback coach. Childress was co-offensive coordinator with Matt Nagy last season. Reid also promoted Nagy on Monday, giving him the sole title of offensive coordinator.
Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey, who held a teleconference with reporters on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, said running back Jamaal Charles is working hard to recover from knee issues and Dorsey currently sees him as a member of the team for next season.
On Thursday, in his first news conference since the end of a season in which the Chiefs went 12-4 and won the AFC West, general manager John Dorsey expressed his happiness in Kansas City. He’s entering the final year of his contract and Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt has said he wants to discuss a long-term extension with Dorsey and coach Andy Reid.
Mike Adamle, a Kansas City Chiefs running back who went on to a long career as a Chicago and national sportscaster, says he has dementia and likely has CTE. Adamle acknowledged memory lapses and mood swings in an interview with Chicago’s WMAQ-Channel 5 that aired Tuesday.
The Chiefs have filled the hole vacated by the loss of assistant special-teams coach Brock Olivo to the Denver Broncos. Rod Wilson has been tabbed as his replacement, a source told The Star on Tuesday.