As minicamp came to an end last week, Chiefs players took to social media to kick off their five weeks off before training camp begins in late July.
Ending minicamp on a high note, kicker Cairo Santos stamped a 63-yard field goal to cap off the week.
2016 Kickoff Luncheon Plans Announced from Chiefs.com
Celebrating its 54th consecutive year in 2016, fans and members of the Kansas City business community will commemorate the start of another NFL season at the 2016 Chiefs Kickoff Luncheon. The event, taking place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, August 26 at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center, will benefit the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce for the fifth year in a row.
One of the most unique events of the entire year, the Kickoff Luncheon will feature appearances by the full 2016 Chiefs roster, including all members of the coaching staff. In addition, the event will be highlighted by remarks from Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt, Head Coach Andy Reid, General Manager John Dorsey, a number of veteran players, as well as KC Chamber President and CEO Joe Reardon.
Ask Terez: Wrapping up the Chiefs' OTAs and looking ahead to training camp from The Kansas City Star
[E]ven Dee Ford will tell you that Dee Ford needs to be better in 2016. He needs to do a better job of bending to the quarterback — he gets pushed wide of the quarterback too often — and hone some other pass-rush moves to counter his excellent speed rush. The news that he's dealing with tendinitis in his knee isn't exactly encouraging, but the Chiefs need him to take a big step up this year. Otherwise, with Justin Houston out, their edge rush could be a real problem.
Dezman Moses happy to be back in the mix at linebacker for Chiefs from The Kansas City Star
Dezman Moses watched a screen-pass play develop in front of him and his instincts took over.
On the second day of the Chiefs' three-day mandatory minicamp last week, Moses already found himself working with the first team. He'd just been signed a week before but fellow linebacker Dee Ford was out because of knee tendinitis.
Moses, a fifth-year veteran, knows the wisest NFL players take advantage of opportunities, even in offseason workouts. So it's hard to blame him for smiling wide before describing how he saw the pass fluttering his way, somehow managed to tip it to himself, haul it in and streak upfield for a touchdown, prompting loud "ohs" from several teammates.
Adam Teicher, Kansas City Chiefs reporter: The race certainly looks more open and the division title more up for grabs more than any season since 2011, the year before the Broncos acquired Peyton Manning. Denver has come back to the pack and not since being quarterbacked by Tim Tebow has it looked so vulnerable. That doesn't mean the Broncos won't emerge with their sixth straight division championship. The issue is whether any of the other three teams are good enough to catch them. The Chiefs might have been the AFC West's best team at the end of last season and almost caught the Broncos to win the division title. But they, at best, held their ground during a rocky offseason.
KC chamber announces that Chiefs Kickoff Luncheon will be Aug. 26 from The Kansas City Star
Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt, head coach Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey are scheduled to speak.
Tickets are available on the chamber's website.
Chiefs will broadcast preseason games in St. Louis from The Kansas City Star
Donovan reiterated that the club will continue to be respectful of the process Rams fans just went through.
"I think what you're going to see over the next four of five years is a real resurgence of the Chiefs brand in St. Louis," Donovan said. "We do have some advantages over the other NFL franchises, not only in geography, but because it's in the state of Missouri, we're the only team that can actually market our corporate partnerships as well as our brand in St. Louis, so that's a big advantage.
"Again, we'll do it respectfully, we'll do it patiently and we'll do it strategically."
Mellinger Minutes: A thousand reasons the Royals are champs, relating to the Cavs and more from The Kansas City Star
Chiefs moving to expand their footprint in St. Louis from ProFootballTalk
Donovan says that the Chiefs will move to expand their foothold in St. Louis respectfully, patiently and strategically in the coming years and predicts "a real resurgence of the Chiefs brand" on the other side of the state over the next five years. Given the geography, that seems like a good bet unless there's some extremely long-simmering bitterness about Dick Vermeil's return to coaching with the Chiefs after retiring from the Rams.
Jamaal Charles, RB, Kansas City Chiefs
Bust: Charles is 29 years old and battling back from his second ACL injury in the last five years. If those negatives aren't enough, consider that Kansas City has already seen what kind of rushing production they can get without Charles in their backfield. From Week 6 (the game following Charles' season-ending injury) to the end of the season, Kansas City ranked sixth in rushing yards (1,495), fourth in yards per rush (4.8), tied for second in rushing touchdowns (14), sixth in rush yards after first defensive contact (605) and fifth in rush yards before first defensive contact (890). Those numbers will give Andy Reid plenty of motivation to split the carries between Charles, Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West, and thus put a RB2/RB3 ceiling on Charles. -- K.C. Joyner
The Kansas City Chiefs' D/ST finished fourth in sacks and fifth in turnovers, while a deep and dynamic incumbent group of defenders should keep them in the trusted tier at the position.
The Houston Texans averaged 11.8 fantasy points from Week 6 on -- second only to the Chiefs over this stretch -- after rating 28th in per-game production for the first five weeks of the season.
If there's any silver lining to be found in suffering a second ACL tear in five years, it's the familiarity of the surgery and rehab process. Charles tore the ACL in his left knee in Week 2 of 2011, then returned the following season to play in all 16 games and rush for more than 1,500 yards. In 2015, he tore the ACL in the opposite knee in Week 5. It was unquestionably a huge disappointment, as he appeared on pace to deliver his fourth straight 1,000-plus rushing yard season since the first ACL reconstruction. Now fantasy owners are wondering whether they can expect a similar bounce-back this time.
Before they were coaches, Bill Cowher once broke Jeff Fisher's leg from Yahoo! Sports
Fisher felt the same. He reprised his injured player-coach role in 1985 and followed Ryan to the Philadelphia Eagles, where he'd been named head coach. Ryan offered Fisher a job as a defensive backs coach, and two years later he was Ryan's defensive coordinator at age 30.
Cowher followed a similar ascent. A year after Fisher, Cowher became the Kansas City Chiefs' defensive coordinator at 32, running one of the best units in the NFL for three seasons. In 1992, he replaced Chuck Noll as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers at age 35.
NFL players were in Derby Saturday as part of the Clinton McDonald Iron Sharpens Iron football camp. The camp was designed to teach fundamentals to youth football players. McDonald is currently a defensive tackle with Tampa Bay.
The camp is free for participants and made possible through McDonald & Associates Collective Collaboration and their sponsors. The group is a nonprofit organization based out of Arkansas, founded by NFL player Clinton McDonald.
Sports & Recreation from The Palm Beach Post
Albert Wilson, wide receiver for the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs and Port St. Lucie High School graduate, will come home this summer to host a football campat Lawnwood Stadium in Fort Pierce Saturday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Hoping to make this an annual event, the camp is part of his efforts to launch the Albert Wilson Foundation, which will provide services and resources to youths in foster care in Okeechobee and the Treasure Coast; Wilson himself spent much of his youth under foster care.
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif visits the school Entramis from Hebdo Rive Nord [translated from the original French]
As a medical student at McGill University, Duvernay-Tardif has delivered, for the first time in a primary school, a speech encouraging students to follow their passions, Tuesday.
"The School of Sport Committee approached me by sending me a letter on Facebook. I found it so touching that I had a hard time refusing. It is with pleasure that I came, "said the imposing fellow who delivered a lecture to the students gathered in the gymnasium of the elementary school.
Accustomed to address youth Secondary IV or V, the athlete had to relativize his speech. He wanted to still transmit his passion.