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AP source: Colts sign former Chief Fisher to fill need at left tackle

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When the Indianapolis Colts didn't select a left tackle in the NFL draft, they started shopping for veterans. On Monday, they may have found a solution. The Colts filled their most glaring need by signing free agent Eric Fisher, according to two people with direct ...

Chiefs planning for full stadium capacity in 2021

With the 2021 schedule set to be released on Wednesday evening, the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday announced plans for ticket sales at full capacity for the upcoming season. The move opens up every seat at 76,416-seat GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium one year after the Chiefs limited capacity to ...

Chiefs hope medical gambles in draft will pay off

Kansas City, Mo. — One of the benefits of having so few holes to fill on a roster that has reached back-to-back Super Bowls: The Kansas City Chiefs were able to use late-round draft picks on high-upside medical gambles. In the fourth round, they took massive defensive end Joshua Kaindoh, ...

Chiefs use modest number of draft picks to address big holes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs had precious few holes to fill after reaching their second consecutive Super Bowl. Good thing. They didn't have many draft picks to fill them. The Chiefs traded their first-round choice in a package that landed two-time Pro Bowl offensive ...

Chiefs draft LB Bolton, C Humphrey in Round 2

Kansas City, Mo. — Chiefs coach Andy Reid has a soft spot for the University of Missouri and for big, burly offensive linemen. In that respect, the second day of the NFL draft worked out quite nicely for him. It also worked out quite well for the Chiefs, who filled their two biggest needs ...

Judge nixes plea deal for 2 accused of Super Bowl field run

TAMPA, Fla. — A Florida judge rejected a proposed plea deal Tuesday for two men accused of running onto the field during the final quarter of Super Bowl LV in February. Luis Cartaya, an attorney for Yuri Andrade and Douglas Schaffer, told a Hillsborough County circuit judge during a video ...

Chiefs bet on experience with draft-pick swap

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has only watched the Super Bowl twice since the night the Tampa Bay Buccaneers gave him quite possibly the worst beating of his professional career. Now, the Chiefs have used the NFL draft to make sure that doesn't happen ...

Chiefs trade draft picks for Orlando Brown Jr.

Kansas City, Mo. — Just about everyone knew the Kansas City Chiefs were going to address their offensive line through the NFL draft. Nobody quite expected them to do it a week before it even started. The Chiefs plugged the biggest hole remaining on their AFC champion roster Friday when ...

Alex Smith retires after comeback from gruesome leg injury

Alex Smith retired Monday after making an improbable comeback from a gruesome broken leg, saying he's ready to leave the NFL but believing he's still able to play quarterback. Smith made the announcement on Instagram a few weeks shy of his 37th birthday, hoping to enjoy more time with his ...

Chiefs great Arbanas, longtime Missouri politician, dies at 82

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Chiefs tight end Fred Arbanas, a key member of their first two Super Bowl teams in the 1960s and '70s who later had a long career in county politics, has died. He was 82. The Jackson County Democratic Party in Missouri, for which Arbanas was a major player for ...

Ex-Chiefs assistant Britt Reid charged with DWI after crash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid was charged Monday with driving while intoxicated resulting in serious physical injury after a crash that left a young girl critically injured. The Jackson County prosecutor's office said Reid's blood alcohol content ...

Chiefs to play Packers as NFL approves interconference 17th game in regular season

The NFL is increasing the regular season to 17 games and reducing the preseason to three games to generate additional revenue for America's most popular sport. Team owners on Tuesday approved the 17th game as expected, marking the first time in 43 years the regular season has been increased. ...

Chiefs bolster pass rush with deal for tackle Jarran Reed

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs and defensive tackle Jarran Reed agreed to a $5 million, one-year contract that could be worth up to $7 million and gives the AFC champions another interior pass rusher to play alongside Chris Jones. The deal was reached late Sunday and ...

Long, Thuney ready to protect Chiefs quarterback Mahomes

Kyle Long was just as certain that he wanted to return to the NFL after a year in retirement as the three-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman was that he wanted to protect Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. So, when free agency began, that's exactly who he called. "I absolutely did ...

AP source: Chiefs agree to deal with Long to help O-line

The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to a $5 million contract for next season with three-time Pro Bowler Kyle Long, who will come out of retirement to help their rebuilt offensive line, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Wednesday night. The Chiefs also agreed ...

Chiefs cut starting OTs Fisher, Schwartz to save cap space

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs released starting offensive tackles Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz on Thursday as they sought to squeeze under the salary cap. Those moves will provide another obstacle in their quest to upgrade an offensive line ransacked by the Tampa Bay ...

Chiefs expect Mahomes to be ready by summer

Kansas City, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs expect Patrick Mahomes to be ready for offseason workouts following surgery on his toe, and they are optimistic that offensive tackles Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz could be available for the start of training camp. Mahomes had surgery on Feb. ...

Chiefs sell naming rights to field at Arrowhead Stadium

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The home of the Kansas City Chiefs will have a new name when the upcoming season begins. The team announced Thursday that it had reached a naming rights deal with Government Employees Health Association, based in Lee's Summit, Missouri. The stadium's full name will ...

Girl hurt in crash involving Chiefs coach Britt Reid awake

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 5-year-old girl left critically injured and in a coma following a crash this month involving Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid is now awake, her family said in an online post. The news was delivered Monday in a brief post on the GoFundMe page for Ariel Young, ...

Chiefs’ core intact, but there are plenty of holes

Kansas City, Mo. — The Chiefs were so confident in their Super Bowl-winning roster from the 2019 season that they did everything they could to bring it back intact, signing quarterback Patrick Mahomes and defensive tackle Chris Jones to huge deals and reworking other contracts to make the ...