D.J. Swearinger at peace with Alex Smith trade

February 19, 2018

Now that he’s had a few weeks to digest the trade that ultimately will jettison Redskins cornerback Kendall Fuller for Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, D.J. Swearinger is remorseful about the way he initially responded to January’s blockbuster. The Redskins safety blasted the move on Twitter shortly after details of the trade emerged, calling the deal — which will also send a 2018 third-round pick to the Chiefs — “unbelievable” and…

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Chiefs sign former Raiders cornerback David Amerson

February 17, 2018

David Amerson will remain in the AFC West in 2018. The Kansas City Chiefs announced Friday they’ve signed the free-agent cornerback. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports Amerson joins on a one-year deal worth up to $6 million, according to a source informed of the situation. The Oakland Raiders released Amerson earlier this month. He played in and started six games for Oakland during the 2017 season, recording career lows…

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Chiefs sign ex-Raiders CB David Amerson to 1-year deal

February 17, 2018

David Amerson will remain in the AFC West. The Kansas City Chiefs announced Friday they’ve signed the free-agent cornerback. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports Amerson joins on a one-year deal worth up to $6 million, according to a source informed of the situation. The Oakland Raiders released the fifth-year player earlier this month after three seasons. He played in and started six games for Oakland during the 2017 season, recording career…

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Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson heads to become free agent

February 13, 2018

The Kansas City Chiefs will say goodbye to Derrick Johnson. The team announced Tuesday the veteran linebacker will be a free agent when his contract voids at the start of the new league year on March 14. “Few players in recent history have meant more to the Chiefs franchise and the Kansas City community than Derrick Johnson,” Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said in a statement. “His tireless work…

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Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson to become free agent

February 13, 2018

The Kansas City Chiefs will say goodbye to Derrick Johnson. The team announced Tuesday the veteran linebacker will be a free agent when his contract voids at the start of the new league year on March 14. “Few players in recent history have meant more to the Chiefs franchise and the Kansas City community than Derrick Johnson,” Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said in a statement. “His tireless work…

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Alex Smith ‘pumped’ for trade to Washington Redskins

February 12, 2018

Alex Smith is set to be traded for the second time in his career despite playing at Pro Bowl levels both times. But this weekend, he said he was “pumped” for the latest move. Perhaps it’s because the quarterback’s new team, the Washington Redskins, don’t have a young signal-caller waiting in the wings to take his position like the 49ers (Colin Kaepernick) and Chiefs (Patrick Mahomes) did. Perhaps it’s the…

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Vikings to consider McCoy, McAdoo to replace Shurmur

January 21, 2018

The Minnesota Vikings must replace offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur whenever their season ends. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported two names they’ll consider are ex-Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and ex-Giants coach Ben McAdoo. Both retread coaches are in the mix for other jobs, including McAdoo interviewing with the Browns. McCoy spent 10 games as the Denver Broncos offensive coordinator in 2017 (fired following six straight losses) after four seasons…

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Chiefs clinch AFC West title after win over Dolphins

December 24, 2017

The Kansas City Chiefs have successfully defended their division title. The Chiefs clinched the AFC West crown Sunday with a 29-13 victory over the Miami Dolphins. The Chiefs‘ division-clinching win also made franchise history. This marked the first time the squad won back-to-back division titles. Here’s what else we learned: 1. The Chiefs continued their momentum from Week 15 into Week 16. Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith impressed early, consistently marching…

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Reid: Marcus Peters ‘ready to roll’ after suspension

December 12, 2017

Marcus Peters served his one-game suspension and will return for Saturday’s tilt versus the Los Angeles Chargers. Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Monday that despite the secondary playing its best game in weeks sans the starting corner Peters would return to duty. “No. He’s back,” Reid said, via Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com. “The suspension is over and now he’s back in and ready to roll. That’s the way…

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Darrelle Revis on return: I was dusting off the cobwebs

December 4, 2017

To most, it appeared the Kansas City Chiefs benched Darrelle Revis in the second half of Sunday’s loss to the New York Jets. Coach Andy Reid, however, explained that he sat the veteran corner because Revis reached a snap count. “I took him out for the second half only because of the number of snaps,” Reid said after 38-31 loss, via the Kansas City Star. “He was up to 39…

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