The contracts for coach Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey, who have guided the Kansas City Chiefs to a 43-21 record and three playoff appearances in four years, will expire after the 2017 season. Both men say there are happy, and so is team chairman Clark Hunt. So when will new deals get done?
In the first of what will be regular updates on the Kansas City Chiefs’ plans for the NFL Draft, The Star’s Terez A. Paylor says that coach Andy Reid didn’t have great things to say about this year’s quarterback class. But that could change.
Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt has seen his team battle the archrival Raiders in Oakland more times than he can count, but on Monday, he sided with 30 other owners to allow the Raiders to relocate to Las Vegas. His reasons for this were practical, and in the end, logic –begrudingly, he added –won out over sentimentality.
An era came to an end in late February when the Chiefs decided to release their all-time leading rusher, Jamaal Charles, after nine seasons. It was a difficult decision, but chairman Clark Hunt wouldn’t rule out a reunion somewhere down the road.
The Chiefs’ coaching staff was selected to coach the AFC in the Pro Bowl this year in Orlando, so the National Football League paid for about 30 members of the team’s coaching and support staff to attend. But the Chiefs ended up sending about 50 members of the coaching and support staff because team chairman Clark Hunt paid the tab for the rest.
The expected tug of war between the Houston Texans and the Denver Broncos over Tony Romo’s services once he is officially pried loose from poker player Jerry Jones’ vise-like grip has now given way to a possible wrestling match between Fox and CBS, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported.
This is the first of four first-round NFL Draft projections from The Star, which also will have a post-free-agency mock draft on April 9, a predraft mock on April 23 and a day-of mock draft on April 27.
The Star’s Terez Paylor drops in during the middle of free agency to chat with Turron Davenport of Eagles Wire to get the low down on Kansas City Chiefs receivers coach Greg Lewis and defensive tackle Bennie Logan, plus some extra NFL Draft chatter.
The Kansas City Chiefs continue to face a salary-cap crunch, but two of the team’s veterans — inside linebacker Derrick Johnson and fullback Anthony Sherman — have reworked their deals to give the club some breathing room, sources told The Star on Friday.
Dontari Poe’s tenure in Kansas City has come to an end. On Thursday, the Atlanta Falcons announced they agreed to a new deal with Poe, a 26-year-old two-time Pro Bowler. ESPN reported the deal is for one year and $8 million, with an additional $2 million in incentives.
Only one Kansas City Chiefs player was on the field for more defensive snaps than cornerback Steven Nelson in 2016, and for that, the second-year pro was rewarded with nearly a quarter-million dollars through the NFL’s performance-based bonus program.
When news first broke of nose tackle Bennie Logan’s decision to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs, the decision set off a flurry of reaction on social media from disappointed Philadelphia Eagles fans. This was not lost on Logan, a third-round pick of the Eagles in 2013 who spent the last four years of his career there.