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Hollywood Brown
Hollywood Brown Looking good at OTAs
Wed, May 22, 2024, 1:32 PM
Coach Andy Reid said Wednesday that Brown (heel) and quarterback Patrick Mahomes have been developing chemistry early on during OTAs, Aaron Ladd of KSHB 41 News reports.
Analysis: Brown made the highlight play of Wednesday's session with a one-handed catch during 7-on-7 drills, per Matt McMullen of the Chiefs' official site, so it looks like he's put last season's heel injury behind him. Now heading into his age-27 season on a one-year, $7 million contract with the Chiefs, Brown is facing an intriguing fantasy opportunity if he can manage to separate himself from the pack in Kansas City's wide receiver corps, so it's encouraging to see him building some momentum early. Meanwhile, Rashee Rice appears likely to face a suspension at some point during the 2024 season, while Xavier Worth (hamstring) is currently sidelined and could miss a notable portion of OTAs.
Xavier Worthy
Xavier Worthy Tweaks hammy during OTAs
Wed, May 22, 2024, 1:21 PM
Coach Andy Reid said Wednesday that Worthy tweaked his hamstring earlier during OTAs, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Reid said that Worthy "was only out there for a day and a half" before suffering the injury. The Chiefs will hope that the rookie 28th overall pick is able to get back on the field without missing much time, as he's already going to have to skip some valuable reps to learn the offense and build chemistry with quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Hamstring injuries have the potential to linger or resurface, though, so Kansas City could be motivated to take a cautious approach. In the meantime, names like Justin Watson, Kadarius Toney, Skyy Moore and Justyn Ross could benefit from increased reps.
Hollywood Brown
Marquise Brown Gets competition from draft
Wed, May 1, 2024, 1:41 PM
Brown (heel) and first-round pick Xavier Worthy are the main new faces in Kansas City's revamped receiving corps, Jacob Sloan of FOX 4 Kansas City reports.
Analysis: A lot has happened since Brown signed a one-year, $7 million contract in mid-March, starting with fellow Chiefs wideout Rashee Rice being involved in a hit-and-run accident that's led to criminal charges. Rice will likely face a suspension at some point, and his potential absence leaves Brown, Justin Watson and Kadarius Toney as the top veteran wide receivers. Worthy may be talented enough to jet to the front of that group, coming in as a first-round pick after setting the NFL Scouting Combine record with a 4.21-second 40-yard dash time. He'll be one of the few players in the league faster than Brown, albeit with similar questions about his size (5-foot-11, 165 pounds) and how that affects the rookie's transition to the NFL. As for Brown, there's been nothing reported this offseason on the heel injury that ended his 2023 season in Arizona after Week 15. He'll likely be available for offseason practices and is expected to line up with the first-team offense.
Travis Kelce
Travis Kelce Inks two-year extension
Mon, Apr 29, 2024, 1:36 PM
Kelce and the Chiefs agreed to terms Monday on a two-year extension that makes him the highest-paid tight end in the NFL, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: The exact terms of Kelce's new extension have yet to be disclosed, but coming off another Super Bowl title and heading into his age-35 season, Kelce's pay rate will top his position. The four-time All-Pro had logged seven consecutive seasons with at least 1,000 receiving yards before being held to a 93-984-5 receiving line in 2023, but in Kansas City's four postseason contests he operated in prime form, scoring three touchdowns while never falling below 70 receiving yards. The Chiefs added veteran wideout Marquise Brown (heel) and rookie first-round pick Xavier Worthy this offseason, and both players are capable of taking the top off opposing defenses, which could open things up for Kelce during the 2024 campaign. Those additions may also foreshadow a more aggressive offensive game plan led by star quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
Kadarius Toney
Kadarius Toney Still in team's plans
Tue, Apr 23, 2024, 10:41 AM
Kansas City is optimistic Toney will contribute in 2024, ESPN's Adam Teicher reports.
Analysis: GM Brett Veach recently referred to Toney as "probably our most talented wideout," and coach Andy Reid said the 25-year-old is "arguably one of the most talented guys on the team." The implication, supported by Veach's comments, is that Toney's lack of playing time last season was a product of his medical issues, starting with a meniscus injury during training camp. Of course, injuries have been a constant for the 2021 first-round pick, who has missed at least four games in each of his three pro seasons and also seen his snaps limited a number of other times, and Toney has never recorded more than six targets or 30 offensive snaps in his 23 total game with Kansas City between the regular season and postseason. An ongoing legal situation involving Rashee Rice could open the door for Toney to get more playing time at some point in 2024, with his YAC ability potentially making him a good fit to see a lot of the quick passes Rice hauled in as a rookie in 2023. Fantasy relevance seems like somewhat of a long shot nonetheless, especially after Toney was a healthy(ish) scratch for the team's Super Bowl win over San Francisco in February.
Skyy Moore
Skyy Moore Needs to earn spot on roster
Tue, Apr 23, 2024, 10:32 AM
Moore isn't a lock to make the 2024 roster, according to ESPN's Adam Teicher.
Analysis: The 2022 second-round pick has averaged 1.4 catches for 16.5 yards through 30 regular-season games, mostly serving as Kansas City's fourth or fifth wide receiver. It won't be surprising if Moore ends up earning a depth job again, though his fate partially depends on how things play out with the 2024 NFL Draft, Rashee Rice's legal situation, and Kadarius Toney's health, among other factors. Rice and free-agent signing Marquise Brown figure to play a lot when available, though neither can exactly be called reliable. Even so, Moore's lack of playing time and production through two seasons suggests he's not the most likely beneficiary in the event things go south for one of the team's starters. Kansas City seems optimistic about Toney and Justin Watson and might devote an early draft pick to the position.
Rashee Rice
Rashee Rice Likely to be suspended
Mon, Apr 22, 2024, 9:14 AM
Rice is likely facing a multi-game suspension for his involvement in a car crash in late March, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Analysis: Rice left the scene of a six-car accident on a Dallas highway and now faces charges for aggravated assault, collision involving serious bodily injury and collision involving injury. While he figures to be suspended at some point, the NFL typically allows legal processes to play out before doling out league punishment, which means it's possible Rice is on the field come Week 1.
Rashee Rice
Rashee Rice Expected to participate in virtual meetings
Mon, Apr 15, 2024, 4:26 PM
Coach Andy Reid indicated Monday that Rice is expected to remotely participate in the initial stage of the Chiefs' voluntary offseason program via virtual meetings, NFL.com reports.
Analysis: Per Adam Teicher of ESPN.com, Rice -- who is is facing one count of aggravated assault, one count of collision involving serious bodily injury and six counts of collision involving injury stemming from his involvement in a car crash in Dallas last month -- turned himself in to police last week and was subsequently released on bond. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the league has been closely monitoring developments related to the incident, while Reid noted that it remains to be seen whether the wideout will participate later in the spring when the team's offseason program moves to Kansas City. "I want to keep gathering the information from the law enforcement people,'" Reid said Monday. "We'll just see where everything goes from there (and) let the process take place."
Rashee Rice
Rashee Rice Arrest warrant issued
Wed, Apr 10, 2024, 6:06 PM
An arrest warrant for Rice has been issued stemming from a March 30 chain-reaction collision on a Dallas highway that involved a vehicle the wide receiver was driving, Grant Gordon of NFL.com reports.
Analysis: The report adds that Rice now faces eight counts -- aggravated assault, collision involving serious bodily injury and six counts of collision involving injury -- as a result of the incident, which left four people with minor injuries. Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the league has been closely monitoring developments regarding the incident, with previous reports relaying that Rice intended to continue to cooperate with the necessary authorities.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Clyde Edwards-Helaire Re-signs with Super Bowl champs
Tue, Apr 2, 2024, 3:29 PM
Edwards-Helaire has agreed to a one-year deal to remain with Kansas City, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Edwards-Helaire, who turns 25 on April 11, is coming off a 2023 campaign in which he took 70 carries for 223 yards and a TD, while catching 17 of his 22 targets for 188 yards and a receiving score in 15 regular-season contests. Now that he's signed on for a fifth year with Kansas City, the 2020 first-rounder is set to work in a complementary role behind top option Isiah Pacheco in a backfield that also currently rosters La'Mical Perine, Keaontay Ingram, Deneric Prince, Hassan Hall and Louis Rees-Zammit. Edwards-Helaire's fantasy upside is modest as long as Pacheco is healthy and available.
Rashee Rice
Rashee Rice Cooperating with police
Tue, Apr 2, 2024, 8:14 AM
Rice's attorney said Monday that the wide receiver is cooperating with police after a vehicle registered to him was involved in a multi-car crash Saturday evening, Jamie Stengle of The Associated Press reports.
Analysis: It isn't yet clear if Rice was in one of the two cars responsible for causing a six-car crash. If so, he could face criminal charges, as drivers and passengers from a Lamborghini SUV and a Corvette allegedly left the scene of the accident without providing information or seeing if anyone needed medical attention. The crash isn't believed to have involved any serious injuries, though two occupants of another vehicle were taken to a hospital for further attention.
Carson Wentz
Carson Wentz Heading to Kansas City
Mon, Apr 1, 2024, 10:53 PM
Wentz signed a one-year contract with the Chiefs on Monday, Jordan Schultz of BleacherReport.com reports.
Analysis: Wentz will compete for a backup role behind Patrick Mahomes in Kansas City. His competition includes Chris Oladokun and Ian Book as of now. Wentz completed 17 of 24 passes for 163 yards, two touchdowns and one interception to go along with 17 carries for 56 yards and a touchdwon during the 2023 campaign as a backup for the Rams.
Rashee Rice
Rashee Rice Sought in crash investigation
Sun, Mar 31, 2024, 8:21 AM
Dallas police are searching for Rice in connection with a major multi-vehicle traffic collision that occurred Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: The accident occurred at about 6:20 p.m. locale time, and at this time, it's unclear whether anyone was hurt in the crash or to what extent Rice was involved. According to Kelli Smith and R.J. Coyle of The Dallas Morning News, a vehicle involved in the collision is believed to be registered or leased to the Kansas City receiver, though the report also notes that Rice didn't appear in Dallas County jail records as of Sunday, and it's also unclear whether he's facing charges. Rice grew up in the Dallas area and attended SMU before being selected by the Chiefs in second round of the 2023 NFL Draft.
Hollywood Brown
Marquise Brown Pairing up with Mahomes
Thu, Mar 14, 2024, 9:42 PM
Brown (heel) signed a one-year contract worth up to $11 million with the Chiefs on Thursday, Dianna Russini of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Brown is coming off two underwhelming seasons with the Cardinals, though he was plagued by injuries in both campaigns. He'll now join the prolific Chiefs' offense and should become a top-three option for Patrick Mahomes, behind Travis Kelce and Rashee Rice. Brown may find it difficult to replicate his breakout 2021 campaign during which he commanded 146 targets as a result, but he could see a potential boost to his statistical output due to his new surroundings.
Irv Smith
Irv Smith Joining Super Bowl champs
Tue, Mar 12, 2024, 12:03 PM
Smith is in line to sign a one-year deal with Kansas City, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Smith was limited to 18 catches on 26 targets for 115 yards and one TD over 12 regular-season games with the Bengals last season, but the 2019 second-rounder does have some bounce-back potential as a pass-catcher. As long as top tight end Travis Kelce is healthy though, Smith doesn't have a path to steady target volume with Kansas City.
Gerrit Prince
Gerrit Prince Gets new deal
Wed, Mar 6, 2024, 4:52 PM
Prince (undisclosed) re-signed with the Chiefs on Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.
Analysis: Prince ended last season on the practice squad injured list, but can likely be considered fully recovered with Kansas City keeping him on board for 2024. The UAB product has yet to play in an NFL game, and when healthy was a regular member of the Chiefs practice squad last season. He'll now have the opportunity to carve out a larger role with the team next year.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling
Marquez Valdes-Scantling Candidate to be released
Tue, Feb 20, 2024, 4:26 PM
The Chiefs may release Valdes-Scantling this offseason, a move that would clear up $12 million in cap space, according to Nate Taylor of The Athletic.
Analysis: It's a no-brainer move barring a renegotiated contract, despite Valdes-Scantling's contributions in the playoffs the past two seasons. He's won two rings since signing a three-year, $30 million contact with the Chiefs in March 2022, but he caught only 21 passes for 315 yards and one touchdown in 16 games during the 2023 regular season. Valdes-Scantling will turn 30 during the 2024 season and has never reached 700 yards despite taking nearly all of his NFL snaps with either Patrick Mahomes or Aaron Rodgers under center.
Montrell Washington
Montrell Washington Staying with Chiefs
Wed, Feb 14, 2024, 4:47 PM
The Chiefs signed Washington to a reserve/future contract Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.
Analysis: Washington spent time on the Chiefs' practice squad last season and will now get another chance with the team. The 2022 fifth-round pick will now look to compete for a roster spot and can add value both as a receiver and a returner.
Deneric Prince
Deneric Prince Remaining in Kansas City
Wed, Feb 14, 2024, 4:40 PM
Prince signed a reserve/future contract with the Chiefs on Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.
Analysis: Prince will return to Kansas City where he spent time on the practice squad after signing with the team as an undrafted free agent last may. The 23-year-old played in two games but failed to record any stats and will look to secure a roster spot heading into the 2024 campaign.
Keaontay Ingram
Keaontay Ingram Staying in Kansas City
Wed, Feb 14, 2024, 4:35 PM
The Chiefs signed Ingram to a reserve/future contract Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.
Analysis: Ingram will stay in Kansas City where he spent time on the practice squad last season after being waived by Arizona. The 2022 sixth-round pick ran the ball 35 times for 74 yards in eight games with Cardinals last season and will look to compete for a backup spot behind Isiah Pacheco.


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