Tag:Kansas City Chiefs
Posted on: November 20, 2009 11:19 am

Polamalu's injury a taboo subject

The Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports that Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu was not allowed to speak to the media about his injury on Wednesday after showing up at practice wearing a large leg brace.

Polamalu did not participate in practice on Wednesday.

Steelers team spokesman Dave Lockett informed the media that Polamalu would not answer any questions regarding the injury, which is expected to keep him out of the Steelers' game against the Chiefs this week and had ben previously reported as a PCL sprain.
Posted on: November 11, 2009 12:18 pm

Texans not interested in Larry Johnson

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans decided against pursuing RB Larry Johnson as a boost to their running game, which currently ranks No. 27 in the league.

Johnson was waived by the Kansas City Chiefs on Nov. 9 after serving a two-week suspension for using gay slurs and criticizing Chiefs coach Todd Haley. The Texans cited faith in their current running backs and concerns about disrupting team chemistry as their reasons for passing on Johnson.

"We took all the factors into consideration -- football, off-the-field issues, and we determined that it wasn't a good fit for us at this time," Texans GM Rick Smith said, as quoted by McClain. "We've got confidence in our backs. When we come back from our open date, we expect big things out of them."

Houston also took a look at RB Edgerrin James after the veteran RB was released by the Seahawks last week, but opted to pass on him, too.
Posted on: October 20, 2009 11:47 am

Harbaugh on making a trade

According to the Baltimore Sun, there has been speculation that the Ravens would send a second- and fifth-round pick to the Kansas City Chiefs for wide receiver Dwayne Bowe.

Bowe has caught at least 70 passes in his first two seasons and has scored 15 career touchdowns.

Posted on: October 20, 2009 11:20 am

Chiefs send Tyler to Panthers

The Kansas City Star reports that the Chiefs traded defensive lineman Tank Tyler to the Carolina Panthers on Monday night for a fifth-round 2010 draft pick.

Tyler started two games this season at nose tackle before being replaced by Ron Edwards.

A third-round draft pick in 2007, Tyler is the latest of the Chiefs' draft choices from the Herm Edwards era to depart.
Posted on: May 27, 2009 1:38 pm

No long-term contract for Cassel

Three months has passed since Scott Pioli struck the deal that brought Tom Brady's understudy Matt Cassel to the Chiefs for a second-round pick.

According to the Kansas City Star, it appears that the Chiefs have little interest in signing Cassel to a long-term contract before the start of the season. Or, more likely, Pioli lost interest in signing Cassel to a long-term contract once Kansas City’s first-time general manager learned Cassel and agent David Dunn’s asking price.

It appears as though Cassel and Dunn elevated their contract demands after perusing the Chiefs’ roster and salary-cap situation.

As of right now, Cassel is scheduled to earn nearly $15 million for the 2009 season. That’s his franchise-tag number.
Posted on: February 6, 2009 9:41 am

Johnson and Gonzalez unhappy with Chiefs

According to the Kansas City Star, Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez and running back Larry Johnson spent time this week campaigning to be put out of their Kansas City misery, whether that's by trade, release or team officials just changing the locks - anything that gets them out of a Chiefs uniform.

Gonzalez said that he would like to be traded if the Chiefs don't hire the right coach, and specifically if they hire a college coach such as Iowa's Kirk Ferentz as Herm Edwards' replacement.

Meanwhile, Johnson said, "Ever since I came to Kansas City, they've been trying to push me out the door."

Posted on: October 22, 2008 12:23 pm

Chiefs are looking at Culpepper

According to the Kansas City Star, the Chiefs spoke with three-time Pro Bowler Daunte Culpepper on Monday, a day after they lost Brodie Croyle for the season because of torn knee ligaments.

A decision on whether the Chiefs would sign Culpepper did not appear imminent and a deal might not come until next week.

In the meantime, the Chiefs could also bring former Tampa Bay quarterback Bruce Gradkowski to Kansas City for a workout.

Croyle, Damon Huard and Tyler Thigpen have all started at least one game, and even a wide receiver, Marques Hagans, took a few plays at quarterback.

Posted on: October 20, 2008 8:45 am

Croyle out for season

Chiefs quarterback Brodie Croyle left in the second quarter of the 34-10 loss to Tennessee at Arrowhead Stadium with a knee injury.

According to the Kansas City Star, Croyle is done for the season.

Damon Huard replaced Croyle and Tyler Thigpen played in the fourth period.

Thigpen took the Chiefs to a first and goal at the Titans' 1 in the fourth quarter, but they had to call on Nick Novak to make a 26-yard field goal and prevent the Chiefs from being shut out for the second straight game.

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