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Chiefs’ Chris Jones to play against Raiders; DeAndre Washington out - Arrowhead Pride
The Chiefs have released their inactives for Sunday’s Raiders game
The Kansas City Chiefs have released their list of inactive players for their Week 5 game against the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday. Star defensive tackle Chris Jones who was out with a groin injury during Mondays game against the New England Patriots will be available. Here are the Chiefs inactives for todays game against the Raiders: RB DeAndre WashingtonLB Darius HarrisDE Demone HarrisOL Yasir DurantTE Ricky Seals-Jones Matt McMullen (@KCChiefs_Matt) October 11, 2020 With the exception of rookie defensive end Michael Danna who was placed on injured reserve Saturday after suffering a hamstring injury on Monday night no Chiefs player had an injury designation in the weeks final injury report. So all of these inactive players including running back DeAndre Washington, who was signed to the active roster from the practice squad this week should be considered healthy scratches for the game. The Raiders have also released their inactive list. Rookie wide receiver Henry Ruggs III and right tackle were both listed as questionable on the final injury report, but will play against the Chiefs. Here are the Raiders inactives today: S Dallin LeavittOT Brandon ParkerOG Patrick OmamehWR Bryan Edwards DT Maliek Collins Matt McMullen (@KCChiefs_Matt) October 11, 2020 Defensive tackle Maliek Collins and wide receiver Rico Gafford were also listed as questionable on Friday, but will be inactive against Kansas City. None of the other inactive Raiders players were listed on the teams Week 5 injury reports.
Week 5 NFL coronavirus testing: Patriots, Raiders, Titans updates - Arrowhead Pride
The latest on coronavirus testing in the league and how it impacts the NFL.
Heres what we know about NFL coronavirus testing that could directly affect the Kansas City Chiefs. Well keep this article updated as more information about Week 5 testing becomes available. On Wednesday morning, NFL Networks Tom Pelissero reported that New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore has tested positive from the novel coronavirus. Pelissero said that it was unlikely the Patriots would practice on Wednesday. #Patriots star CB Stephon Gilmore has tested positive for the coronavirus and the team isn't expected to practice today, per sources. Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 7, 2020 This is worrisome because the possibility exists that Gilmore was also infected during Monday nights game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Boston Globe writer Ben Volin was just one of those who had noticed Gilmore had close contact with Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes after Monday nights game. Of course, Mahomes presumably shared a quarterback meeting room with teammate Jordan Taamu all week leading up to the game. Taamu reportedly tested positive for coronavirus on Friday and is now on the teams Reserve/COVID-19 list. Experts say person-to-person transmission of the virus is much more likely when an infected person is in contact with someone else for a longer period of time than Mahomes and Gilmore spent in close proximity to each other. In any case, ESPNs Dianna Russini reported that as of Wednesday morning, the Chiefs have not had any additional positive tests. All tests came back negative from the Kansas City Chiefs today per source. Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) October 7, 2020 Sports Illustrateds Albert Breer noted that Gilmore had been identified among those who had close contact with Patriots quarterback Cam Newton, whose positive test over the weekend started the chain of events that led to the Chiefs-Patriots game being rescheduled to Monday night. Per source, Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore came up as one of QB Cam Newton's close contacts over the weekend. Chiefs/Pats was delayed in part b/c of Newton's high number of close contacts. Pats flew Newton's close contacts to KC separate from the rest of the traveling party. Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) October 7, 2020 Raiders defensive lineman tests positive Pelissero also noted that Tuesdays NFL transactions reports included Las Vegas Raiders defensive lineman Maurice Hurst being placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, indicating that he has tested positive in advance of the game against the Chiefs this Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. The only other team leaguewide with a new positive case from Tuesday's round of testing was the #Raiders, who placed DL Maurice Hurst on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday. Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 7, 2020 Las Vegas, of course, is a team thats been in a lot of hot water with the league over coronavirus protocols. The team and its head coach were both fined for not properly following sideline rules about mask usage. The team was also fined for allowing an unauthorized person in its locker room after a game. In addition, tight end Darren Waller and 10 other Raiders players were fined after they attended Wallers charity event, where photographs showed the players (and other attendees) not wearing masks or following social distancing guidelines. Pelissero also reported that two more members of the Titans tested positive on Wednesday. By Sunday, a total of 10 Titans players (and 10 members of the teams staff) had tested positive, according to our sister SBNation site Music City Miracles. With these two additional positive cases, it would appear likely that the Titans game against the Buffalo Bills this Sunday will be the second game on the their schedule to be postponed until later in the season if not cancelled outright. This would give the Bills a huge advantage over the Chiefs in their Week 6 Thursday night matchup in Buffalo. The Chiefs (assuming that the Raiders outbreak does not become more widespread and the game is rescheduled) will be on a short week, while the Bills will be playing after a weekend off.
No more positive tests; Chiefs-Patriots game is on for Monday night - Arrowhead Pride
According to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Kansas City Chiefs’ game against the New England Patriots at Arrowhead Stadium is definitely on for Monday night. From @GMFB: The #...
According to a report from NFL Networks Ian Rapoport, the Kansas City Chiefs game against the New England Patriots at Arrowhead Stadium is definitely on for Monday night. The game was originally scheduled to be played late on Sunday afternoon. But after Patriots quarterback Cam Newton (and Chiefs quarterback Jordan Taamu) had tested positive for COVID-19, causing the game to be postponed to Monday or Tuesday. Since neither team had any additional positive tests through the weekend, the league eventually decided the game would be played on Monday. But with at least one positive test on their rosters during the past week, both teams were subject to game-day COVID-19 testing. If additional infections had been revealed through those tests, the game could have been postponed again. Now we know that hurdle has been cleared. Kickoff will come at 6:05 (Arrowhead Time) on Monday. The game will be carried nationally on CBS-TV locally on KCTV/5.
Chiefs News: Kansas City seen as top landing spot for Leonard Fournette - Arrowhead Pride
Chiefs headlines for Tuesday, September 1
The latest 6 potential landing spots for Leonard Fournette | SB Nation No. 1: Kansas City Chiefs The Super Bowl champs already boast the best offense in the NFL, but as it stands theyre putting a lot of faith in rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire to establish their running game. Edwards-Helaire is a vaunted prospect who will help a lot, but hes a little in the mold of Brian Westbrook. A smaller, shifty back with home run potential whenever he touches the ball. Westbrook was part of a committee running back system for much of his time with Andy Reids Eagles, often splitting carries with the bigger, North-South style of Correll Buckhalter. The comparisons here are too obvious, and for this reason Fournette could be an excellent complimentary power back to help the Chiefs. 20 contenders for the 2020 NFL season, 20 big weaknesses: Ranking the Achilles heels | ESPN 15. Kansas City Chiefs Achilles heel: cornerback Expected starter (eventually):Bashaud Breeland Im throwing that eventually tag in there because the Chiefs will get back their Super Bowl star after a four-game suspension to start the season. They should then be set at cornerback with Breeland and Charvarius Ward on the outside, but that makes the often-inaccurate assumption that everything that went right for a Super Bowl winner will go right the following year. Both Breeland and Ward were low-cost pickups for Kansas City and played well last season, but the 2017 Eagles are a recent example of a team that thrived during their Super Bowl season with cheap cornerbacks who played well and then failed to live up to those expectations over the ensuing seasons. The Chiefs are also going to be vulnerable for the first four weeks of the year and in the case that one of those two starters gets injured, with the likes of Rashad Fenton, rookie LJarius Sneed and special-teamer Antonio Hamilton as the next men up at cornerback. The good news is that they have a guy who can win a shootout with anybody on the other side of the field in Patrick Mahomes. Projecting NFL win share leaders on offense, defense in 2020 | NFL.com QUARTERBACKS 1 - Patrick Mahomes Kansas City Chiefs · 5.5 wins The Super Bowl LIV MVP has earned 25 touchdowns on deep passes and 76 total passing touchdowns since 2018 (both are the most in the NFL over that span, per Next Gen Stats). Win share factors in how much is asked of a player, so its worth noting that some question marks in Kansas Citys defensive backfield could lead to high-scoring Chiefs games. That means a heavy workload for Mahomes and his counterpart (the Chiefs project to score a lot, meaning opponents will have to pass a lot). Mahomes forecasts to lead the league in passing yards in my model (4,790, with the best chance to reach 5,000 yards of any QB). He also projects to have the most passing touchdowns (37). Top 2020 NFL pass rushers: Ranking all 32 starting edge rusher duos, from worst to first | CBS Sports 14. Kansas City Chiefs: Frank Clark, Alex Okafor Okafor is hardly top-15 material, but no one would pass up on Clarks impact as a disruptive No. 1. 2021 first-round NFL mock draft | YardBarker 32. Kansas City Chiefs: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, ILB, Notre Dame The Chiefs have a lot of major cap concerns after this season, and could need to find a replacement for Anthony Hitchens. They used a second-round pick on Willie Gay this year and would add further speed with Owusu-Koramoah, who had 80 tackles and 5.5 sacks last year. 2020 NFL win total odds, picks: Cowboys a popular best bet, big Broncos split in our staff predictions | CBS Sports Kansas City Chiefs Over 11.5 (-130) | Under 11.5 (+110) No best bets, but the slight lean would be to the Over even at the elevated price of -130. Around the NFL Four reasons why Seahawks will win Super Bowl LV: Russell Wilson finally has the skill players to unleash | CBS Sports 1. Russell Wilson will have the best year of his career Theres only one quarterback in the NFL to throw 30+ touchdown passes in each of the last three seasons Russell Wilson. The Seahawks quarterback has put up numbers despite throwing to receivers like David Moore, Paul Richardson, and a rotating cast of underproductive tight ends post-Jimmy Graham. Seattles wide receiver unit is arguably the best Wilson has had since the Golden Tate and Doug Baldwin days when the team won the Super Bowl, not forgetting the Seahawks have Greg Olsen as Wilsons security blanket at tight end. Wilson is the only quarterback in the league to toss 100 touchdown passes over the last three seasons, throwing for 11,541 yards and just 23 interceptions with eight fourth-quarter comebacks and 11 game-winning drives which is tied for first in the league over that span. Wilson has put up those throwing numbers despite the Seahawks throwing the ball just 47.56% (2018) and 54.34% (2019) of the time over the last two seasons easily amongst the bottom five teams in the NFL. If Brian Schottenheimer actually unleashes Wilson and the passing game, the Seahawks wont regret banking on the most underrated quarterback in football to win them football games and clinch one of the best records in the NFC. Matt Nagy will announce Bears starting quarterback in week ahead of opener | NFL.com Nagy did not indicate who was the frontrunner or give a precise day, though he suggested the Monday or Wednesday preceding the Sunday opener. Honestly, we dont know that, Nagy said. But it would be in that timeframe in there somewhere. You will know by the time most teams usually know. Were not hiding anything. Were going through, for us, this whole process and we dont even know that yet to be quite honest. So were talking through those situations and whats best and how to go about it. So were just really honestly not there yet. Source: Chargers Derwin James to have knee surgery, out 6-8 months | ESPN The Chargers drafted James 17th overall out of Florida State in 2018 and watched him immediately blossom into an All-Pro strong safety. He missed the first 11 games of the 2019 season with a fracture in his right foot, but many expected James to play a starring role in an exceedingly talented Chargers defense in 2020. Earlier in training camp, James was asked about his goals for the upcoming season and said: Just being out there all 16 games. Thats the only goal Im making this year. I feel like as long as Im out there, the plays are gonna come. In case you missed it on Arrowhead Pride Report: Chiefs signing Andy Reid, Brett Veach through 2025 The contracts will keep Reid and Veach in Kansas City through the 2025 season. Reid, 62, and Veach, 42, arrived to Kansas City from the Philadelphia Eagles organization for the 2013 season. As head coach of the Chiefs (112 games), Reid is 77-35 in the regular season, with a 5-5 record in the postseason. The Chiefs have made the playoffs in six of seven seasons, including the Chiefs Super Bowl championship in 2019. 2020 will mark Reids 22nd year as a head coach. Veach served the Chiefs as a pro and college personnel analyst (2013-14) and the co-director of player personnel (2015-16) before being named the teams general manager ahead of the 2017 season. Veach has often been credited with finding quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who became the first player in league history to win an MVP award (2018), Super Bowl and Super Bowl MVP (2019) in his first two seasons as an NFL starting quarterback. Follow Arrowhead Pride on Social Media
Chiefs News: Cowboys projected to have better offense than Chiefs - Arrowhead Pride
Chiefs headlines for Thursday, August 13
The latest NFLs top nine offenses in 2020? Watch out for Cowboys, Chiefs, Ravens and ... Bengals? | NFL.com 2 Kansas City Chiefs Its Patrick Mahomes world and we are all just living in it. The reigning Super Bowl MVP (and 2018 league MVP) is clearly the best player in the NFL and the driving force on this unstoppable offense. He just inked a deal for half a billion dollars and hes worth every penny. Still just 24 years old, Mahomes has plenty of room to grow, which is a terrifying thought for the rest of the NFL. Can you imagine how dominant this guy will be when his experience catches up with his transcendent skill set? Of course, it doesnt hurt Mahomes cause that Kansas City has assembled a pass-catching track team thats dangerous and diverse. Tyreek Hill is the biggest home-run hitter in the game today. His unparalleled speed keeps defensive coordinators up at night. Sammy Watkins is a threat to take over any game he plays in. The former No. 4 overall pick opened last season with a 198-yard, three-touchdown master class and closed it with a prolific playoff run. Mecole Hardman flies and scores (six touchdowns on 26 catches as a rookie), while Demarcus Robinson had a 172-yard game last season. Oh, yeah and how about Travis Kelce? You know, the best tight end this side of George Kittle? And I cannot wait to see first-round pick Clyde Edwards-Helaire in this offense. Hes an ideal modern running back as a playmaker in the ground game and aerial attack. And whos in charge of this spicy collection of supreme talent? Ingenious offensive guru (and future Hall of Famer) Andy Reid. Start warming up those fingers, scoreboard operators. These four teams will benefit most if NFL scraps out of conference games and alters 2020 schedule on the fly | CBS Sports Kansas City Chiefs The Super Bowl champs dont need any help, but canceling those games against the NFC South sure would be nice. They are set to face that division all in the second half of the season. Including road games at the two Super Bowl contenders from that division New Orleans and Tampa Bay. They are already set to finish with consecutive home games and lessening that December load just a little would go even further to buoy their repeat chances. Top 10 offensive-defensive duos in the NFL in 2020 | NFL.com 3 Kansas City Chiefs Offense: QB Patrick Mahomes · Defense: S Tyrann Mathieu What Mahomes has done the past two seasons winning the NFL MVP award in his first season as a starter and being named MVP of Super Bowl LIV in his second, then securing the largest contract of any athlete in U.S. sports history speaks for itself. Mathieu, meanwhile, proved himself to be the missing ingredient in the Chiefs championship-winning mix. The veteran safety logged four picks, 12 passes defensed, two sacks and 75 tackles in his first year in Kansas City, earning first-team All-Pro honors and helping a pass defense that ranked 31st in 2018 jump into the top 10 in 2019. NFL players in decline going into 2020 | YardBarker Kansas City Chiefs: Sammy Watkins, WR Watkins was a playoff hero for the Chiefs after a very inconsistent regular season. He had only 673 yards receiving in 14 games and remains far from the 1,000 yard we saw early in his career with Buffalo. Its possible he could see less attention this season with the emergence of Mecole Hardman. Around the NFL Buffalo Bills sign Sean McDermott to a multi-year contract extension | Buffalo Rumblings (Buffalo Bills SB Nation site) The Buffalo Bills have signed head coach Sean McDermott to a multi-year contract extension, the team has announced. McDermott was entering year four of the five-year deal he agreed to when he joined the Bills in 2017, and that meant expectations of an extension were swirling. The decision was clear-cut, and McDermott was the first name on our list of predicted contract extensions published earlier today. With a 25-23 record and two playoff appearances in his three years as a head coach, McDermott has been the most successful Bills coach since Wade Phillipss tenure 20 years ago. He rebuilt the culture of a team in the middle of its worst-ever playoff drought, oversaw a dramatic roster overhaul, and led the team from those doldrums to playoff contention. He also oversaw a defense that ranked top-3 in yards allowed over the past two seasons. Agents Take: Six teams under pressure to extend star players before franchise tag decisions loom in 2021 | CBS Sports Baltimore Ravens The Ravens cant touch edge rusher Matthew Judons contract until early next January since he is playing under a $16.808 million franchise tag this season. Judon will be assured of free agency in 2021 if the Ravens dont extend tackle Ronnie Stanleys contract, as Stanley will be franchised. The Texans didnt do the Ravens any favors with Laremy Tunsils $22 million per year extension, which contains an offensive lineman record of $40 million fully guaranteed at signing. Tunsil having a higher-than-expected average yearly salary on a shorter-than-anticipated term likely complicates Stanleys negotiations. Stanley, who is scheduled to make $12.866 million this season on a fifth-year option, was selected at sixth overall in the 2016 NFL Draft, seven picks before Tunsil. Both were named to the Pro Bowl for the first time last season, with Stanley also earning first-team All-Pro honors. Outside of cornerback Marcus Peters, the Ravens arent accustomed to doing high-end deals where players only give up three new years on extensions signed in the final year of rookie contracts or at their expiration. Unlike Tunsil, Peters had to sacrifice his average yearly salary to get the shorter term. It will be interesting to see how Stanley reaps the benefit of Tunsil dramatically resetting the offensive tackle market. Jets LeVeon Bell expects to have a career year following complacent season | ESPN This has been the best Ive felt and Im ready to show it, he said Wednesday in a videoconference with reporters. Im ready to show this is the best LeVeon Bell that has ever played in the NFL. Bell, whose listed playing weight is 222, said hes in the 210-215 range. He thought he was in good shape last year, too, but admitted retrospectively he wasnt even close to where he needed to be. On May 30, he decided to intensify his offseason training. Big 12 football to proceed; NFL could adjust offseason calendar to accommodate spring college football | NFL.com One thing that is very clear from talking to several NFL officials and high-ranking members of different teams, the NFL is going to do what it can to accommodate college football and basically help guide them through this and help adjust their own schedule to make sure it works for all sides, Rapoport said during an appearance on Good Morning Football ahead of the Big 12s Wednesday announcement. For instance, if there are things in the NFL calendar that need to be moved or shifted around to help college football play in the spring, if thats what they decide to do. Surely that is something that the NFL is more than willing to do. They know pretty well how big of a part of them college football is. In case you missed it at Arrowhead Pride Patrick Mahomes on playing into his 40s: Thats the plan And since Brady had come up, Bayless asked Mahomes if he could visualize himself playing at Bradys age of 43. Thats the goal, said the 24-year-old, who has already signed a contract to remain with the Chiefs through the 2031 season. Ive talked to a couple of my teammates that have younger kids. I always joke with them and say, Im going to be playing with your kids whenever youre watching from home. To play until 43, youve got to have that mentality that Toms had to not only be great on the football field but to be great off of it; to be able to go out there every single day and take care of your body. Ive put a good plan together with my trainer every single year so far, and Im going to try to do that and get as healthy as I possibly can so that I can be playing at that age. 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Chiefs’ Chris Jones suggests he “won’t play” without new contract - Arrowhead Pride
Mike Garafolo: “The Chiefs frankly never did even before the whole COVID situation, never made an offer north of $20 million.”
NFL Networks Mike Garafolo made as straightforward as a statement we have seen regarding defensive tackle Chris Jones and his contract situation on Tuesday during NFL Total Access. From @NFLTotalAccess, answering the question of which guy deserves to get a contract extension, I went with #Chiefs DL Chris Jones, though with the team not making an offer at $20m per season or more, I don't think he bites before the deadline to do a deal. pic.twitter.com/tygcsLCXer Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) July 1, 2020 GARAFOLO: [Chris Jones] always viewed himself as a $20 million-plus-per-year guy. The Chiefs frankly never did even before the whole COVID situation, never made an offer north of $20 million. [They] felt like they could get him somewhere below that. A lot of work to be done here if there is going to be a long-term deal for Chris Jones, who was disruptive throughout the regular season and then in the postseason as well had a pressure in the Super Bowl that led to an interception. This is a guy that has put up the production the last couple years to deserve a long-term deal. Not quite sure its going to happen, though. Jones, upon seeing the story, tweeted from his official account. Whoa there. Jones spent some time last offseason with New York Jets running back LeVeon Bell, who sat out the entire 2018 season with the Pittsburgh Steelers due to a contract dispute. Just because Im sure Chiefs twitter is already picking up steam on Chris Jones tweet there is a difference between his situation and Bells. Bell was on a 2nd tag which made a 3rd tag prohibitive. Off a first tag you would get tagged again and have to sit 2 years in a row. Jason_OTC (@Jason_OTC) July 1, 2020 The note from Garafolo almost directly disputes that of his colleague, James Palmer, from just four days ago. Palmers note suggested that the COVID-19 pandemic was playing a significant part in the holdup. The conflicting reports are likely the result of the two sides (Jones representation and the Chiefs) continuing to be far apart on compensation for a new long-term contract. Jones likely felt he was worth at least $20 million per year before last season, then he led the team in sacks and played a key role in the Super Bowl comeback. The Indianapolis Colts trading for defensive lineman DeForest Buckner, then agreeing to a four-year deal worth $21 million a year solidified that floor for Jones camp. Heres the underlying problem of it all: The Chiefs happen to be concurrently working on the richest contract in NFL history for their quarterback during a pandemic while Jones makes a more-than-fair case for the per-year average he is seeking. The likely outcome The July 15 deadline will pass without a deal, and Jones will eventually sign the franchise tag to make $16.1 million. The scary part of that for the Chiefs is that it sounds like matters are not well behind the scenes and Jones can sit out until Week 10 if he so pleases. Jones hinting at not playing on Tuesday night means he likely wont be in any rush to reconvene with the team. He may eventually choose not to sit out, as this is now a new contract year and he will want to give himself the best possible chance to cash in... again. The Chiefs could tag Jones again after 2020 and then try to move his rights to another team for premium draft compensation. Unless something changes and either the Chiefs or Jones bend before July 15, this will be Jones final year in Kansas City. Keep in mind a long-term agreement would be a drastic shift based on what has transpired. Neither side has budged in more than 13 months; it isnt reasonable to think it will happen in the next 14 days. When will Chris Jones show up in 2020?
- 6%Training camp (66 votes)
- 34%After the mid-point of camp before Week 1 (361 votes)
- 14%Weeks 2-5 (149 votes)
- 20%Weeks 6-9 (212 votes)
- 25%Never (271 votes)