Five Reasons to Get Excited for the Chiefs' 2015 Preseason Schedule from The Mothership
Week 1: away at Arizona Cardinals - Revenge on the Line
The Chiefs played all four of their 2015 preseason opponents during the 2014 season and went an even 2-2 in the process.
One of the losses was a late-season game against the Cardinals in Arizona that came down to the wire. After the Chiefs built a 14-6 lead heading into the halftime locker room, the Cardinals rallied with 11 points in the second half for a 17-14 win.
The first time the Chiefs hit the field in 2015, they will have a chance to right that wrong to some degree.
History of Chiefs Draft Picks by Position from The Mothership
- The Chiefs have selected four quarterbacks in the seventh round, which is the most for any round.
- The Chiefs' last first-round quarterback selected was Todd Blackledge in 1983.
- The Chiefs have never drafted a quarterback in the sixth round.
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Specific dates and times will be announced. But the Chiefs will play in Arizona to open the preseason between Aug. 13 and 17. The two games at Arrowhead Stadium follow with the Chiefs meeting Seattle between Aug. 20 and 24 and Tennessee between Aug. 27 and 30. The Chiefs will finish the preseason in St. Louis against the Rams on either Sept. 3 or 4.
Chiefs' 2015 preseason schedule announced from Chiefs Digest
Kansas City played all four teams in 2014, going 2-2. The Chiefs defeated the Seahawks and Rams at Arrowhead Stadium, while losing to the Cardinals on the road and falling at home to the Titans in the regular season opener.
The Chiefs finished 1-3 last preseason in Andy Reid's second year as the head coach. Reid is 3-5 in preseason action the past two seasons.
In his latest mock draft, ESPN analyst Todd McShay moved away from a wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round. The position isn't as big of a need for the Chiefs after they signed free agent Jeremy Maclin.
But it's still a need, and in his new mock draft, Mel Kiper Jr. sticks with a wide receiver for the Chiefs in the first round. It's the same wide receiver he had for the Chiefs in his last mock, Arizona State's Jaelen Strong.
Whether in the first round or later in the draft, the Chiefs need to pick a receiver. For those with ESPN Insider access, draft analyst Todd McShay has done a nice job of breaking down the draft's top receivers into three categories: perimeter deep threats, perimeter possession receivers and slot receivers.
The Chiefs could use help in any of those categories, as McShay notes.
Jorgen Hus aims to secure roster spot with Kansas City Chiefs from Globalnews.ca
But in October, Jorgen worked out with the Kansas City Chiefs, and he made the most of his opportunity. The Chiefs offered Hus a contract, and essentially, another chance to prove that he can cut it in the NFL.
"I really excited to get a shot with Kansas City" said Hus. "I'm really looking forward to getting there."
With two NFL training camps under his belt, Hus feels more confident about his chances of earning a roster spot this time around.
Mariota up to No. 2 in Bilicki's NFL mock draft V5 from The Toronto Sun
18. Kansas City Chiefs
Breshad Perriman, WR, UCF
One of the draft's fastest players is also one of the fastest risers on the board.
The Chiefs had four safeties play at least one-third of the defensive snaps last season. That includes Eric Berry, who played in just six games last season because of an ankle injury and his lymphoma diagnosis. Berry is undergoing treatment, so the Chiefs aren't counting on him next season. That's why they re-signed Ron Parker and added Tyvon Branch from Oakland. Husain Abdullah played well enough last season to retain one starting spot. Parker should win the other.
It's been a pretty busy NFL offseason for the Kansas City Chiefs.
They finally decided to part ways with wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, brought in Jeremy Maclin, and they franchise tagged Justin Houston. The Chiefs missed the playoffs last season with a 9-7 record.
Despite being very active this offseason, there are a lot of quality free agents in various positions the Chiefs should keep an eye on.
Here are five NFL free agents the Chiefs should consider signing:
Next door, the Kansas City Chiefs are likely experiencing the same growth. National Football League research shows 40 percent of that league's fan base is now female.
The Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle is in an unenviable position, at least as far as his draft placement goes. Poe has been a consistently great performer for the Chiefs, and a long-term deal is certainly on the table. But as he was the No. 11 overall pick in the draft, Poe's fifth-year option number is $6.146 million as opposed to $9.314 million. One pick equals a swing of over $3 million, and he's certainly worth both numbers, so the Chiefs picking up the option seems likely.
Standout Tiger wide receiver Ed Williams shines at FHSU's Pro Day from Tiger Media Network
A scout from the Kansas City Chiefs was on hand to record the results of several Tiger seniors with hopes of continuing their careers at the professional level.
Williams met the standard the scout was looking for in the 40-yard dash, allowing him to get tested in several other evaluations, including the vertical jump, broad jump, 20-yard shuttle, 3-cone drill, 60-yard shuttle, and bench press. Williams continued to have a good showing in all of those evaluations as well.
NFL Wharton Business Program Concludes Today from Pro Player Insiders
The NFL Wharton Business Program will conclude today with thirty two current and former NFL players participating in this year's four day program at the the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania's San Francisco Campus...
...From the official NFL press release:
The hard-hitting truth of concussions and the NFL from FOX Sports
In 2011, former Chicago Bears safety David Duerson died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. He left a simple note behind: "Please, see that my brain is given to the NFL's brain bank."
One year later, retired NFL star Junior Seau died of a similar cause. To his family members, neighbors, and hundreds of people who loved Seau, his death at just 43 years old proved devastating...
...Seven months after Seau's death, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend, the mother of their three-month-old daughter, before driving to the Chiefs' practice facility and shooting himself in front of team officials. He was only 25 years old.
SN's worst NFL mock draft whiffs of last 15 years from Sporting News
Hey, at least we said Polamalu would be a steal for New Orleans' secondary ... so that's something. Pittsburgh of course was smart not to listen to us, and it landed the long-time leader of its defense. Heck, the Steleers loved him so much they traded up with the Chiefs to get him. Good for them, bad for us.
Tennessee Titans 2015 preseason schedule announced from Titan Sized
Week 3: Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs have one of the toughest defenses in the league, and if Ken Whisenhunt is going to show that he has the ability to turn the offense around this game would be the perfect time to showcase it.
The Tennessee Titans had one of their best (if not the best) game of the season in Arrowhead last year, it would be nice if they could hit that stride again.
Jaguars mascot looks for big-name scalps from The Royal Gazette
Jaxson de Ville already has some big golfing scalps to his name, with Jim Furyk, the 2003 US Open champion, chief among them, and he is looking to take a few more at the Bermuda Golf Classic, which starts today.
The Jacksonville Jaguars mascot might not have a recognised handicap, but Curtis Dvorak, the man inside the suit does, and it is a pretty good one.
Dvorak hovers anywhere between plus-one, and one, and has played in qualifiers for the US Open and US Mid Amateur tournament...
...NFL players: Billy Joe Tolliver (New Orleans Saints), Devon Wylie (Kansas City Chiefs), Marcus Stroud (Jacksonville Jaguars),
They just get better from Highland Community News
This time, Pastor Paul Bergmann, who has a church in Ojai, performed the ceremony.
It was Myrna's turn to arrange the honeymoon and wedding, and she picked a winner.
Paul turned out to be a great people person, and spent about an hour with us, just sharing time and experiences...
...Paul turned out to be special in more ways. He attended Granada Hills High School where he was a receiver for John Elway's passes. They continued on to UCLA where catching those Elway passes got Paul an All American Award.
When they turned pro, Elway went to Denver and Paul was a tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs for four years.