Ex-NFL player Larry Johnson grapples with violent urges and memory loss. He thinks it's CTE. | The Washington Post
He inches forward, with jets overhead and the ground 50 stories below. Larry Johnson can feel it happening: the arrival, he calls it, of the demons.
They push him toward the barrier of a rooftop deck of an apartment building where he sometimes comes to visit a friend and, in moments like these, there’s a strengthening urge — an almost overwhelming curiosity, he describes it — to jump.
“One is telling you to do it; one is telling you don’t,” says Johnson, a former NFL running back. “One is telling you it’d be fun.”
Tyreek Hill is proving he's worthy of being Chiefs No. 1 WR | ESPN
Even at 5-foot-10, the Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver has outjumped taller players for throws available to defenders -- as well as himself.
"When I played basketball, I was our jump-ball man,’’ Hill said. “I was jumping against 6-7 guys and winning because I’m so quick off the ground."
Scouting Report: Chargers vs. Chiefs | Los Angeles Chargers
Philip Rivers is on one of the most impressive streaks of his career. In his last three games, number 17 has completed 76 of 107 attempts for 1,097 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions. In the process, he’s posted three straight games of a passer rating above 100 for the first time since 2014.
Chiefs are leaving Marcus Peters' suspension in the past | The Kansas City Star
The reason for Reid’s relative ambiguity on the matter is simple. Any additional details provided about Peters’ suspension could be taken as an attempt to embarrass the immensely-proud Oakland native, which would likely work out about as well as you’d expect.
So, Reid chose to stick with the comments he made about Peters on Monday. Namely that he is back this week, presumably at his starting left cornerback position … and with a clean slate.
45 Seconds: Travis Kelce hides in plain sight | Arrowhead Pride
The imagination to be able to utilize this particular motion with Tyreek Hill is in and of itself impressive. Watch how it affects the safeties. Teams have been rolling safeties when Hill crosses the formation to get defenders moving downhill for edge runs to him. The Raiders were no different, with the safety seeing the initial motion as a threat. Hill uses his quickness to quickly pivot into the backfield briefly, only to run a swing route to the same side he started. It looks like a swing screen to Hill off a unique motion which is a logical play concept. Only it’s a fake.
After 0-4 start, Chargers come to Arrowhead Stadium on fire | KCTV5
"Philip Rivers is a Top 10 quarterback," Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones said. "Just a few of the changes that he’s made on this four-game winning streak they’re coming in with a different mind set and a different momentum then when we played in the first time around."
Injuries give rookie Leon McQuay opportunity in Chiefs secondary | Chiefs Digest
“I’m ready,” McQuay said after earning promotion from the team’s practice squad to the active roster. “It’s the same thing I’ve been doing ever day when we get our here in practice. It will be no different. Take what I do in practice to the field when I get on it.”
Giants sign OL Damien Mama, WR Hunter Sharp among roster moves | Giants.com
The roster additions arrive from the practice squads of teams the Giants played earlier this season, wide receiver Hunter Sharp from the Denver Broncos and offensive lineman Damien Mama from the Kansas City Chiefs.
Reid: Marcus Peters 'ready to roll' after suspension | NFL.com
"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 I'm going to handle it and that's the way he'll handle it. For whatever wrong took place, he paid that price and now he's back and I expect nothing but the best for him."
This is Chiefs Los Angeles | Arrowhead Pride
It’s noon at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, where the Kansas City Chiefs are set to play the New York Jets, but in Los Angeles, California, it is only 9 a.m.
Chris Wedding pulls up to “Jalapeño Pete’s” on Ventura Boulevard in sunny Studio City. He is wearing a vintage Jamaal Charles jersey that has seen its better days and a red baseball cap with a yellow Arrowhead and white palm trees on its front panel.
Wedding tells me that the logo has become so popular, current Chiefs players with California ties such as Rakeem Nunez-Roches and De’Anthony Thomas have put in requests.
NFL Week 15 odds: Betting lines, trends, and analysis | SBNation.com
The Chiefs are listed as 2-point home underdogs for Saturday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Kansas City snapped out of an 0-4 SU and ATS losing streak with a convincing 26-15 win over the Oakland Raiders at home over the weekend. Los Angeles enters this game red-hot with a 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS record and an average margin of victory of 19.5 points per game over the team's last four games.
Mellinger Minutes: Analysis of Chiefs, KU, Hosmer, Mizzou | The Kansas City Star
When the Chiefs are on offense, so much of this game will be decided on how well they can protect Smith, and how Smith handles the snaps where the protection breaks down. Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa are among the best pair of pass rushers in the league, but the whole front seven is strong. Denzel Perryman spent much of the season on IR, but in the last five games, you can’t watch long without seeing him make a “Waterboy” type of hit.