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Arrowhead Pride 9 hours ago

Third shift open thread

Good evening everyone. Use this thread to talk about whatever. What's everyone up to tonight?
Kevin Nogle / The Phinsider 12 hours ago

Anthony Fasano released by Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs have released tight end Anthony Fasano. The Kansas City Chiefs have released former Miami Dolphins tight end Anthony Fasano. The veteran tight end joined the Chiefs in the 2013 offseason, signing a four-year, $16 million contract, but became a salary cap casualty as he would have accounted for $4.2 million against the salary cap in 2015 and $5 million in 2016. In his two seasons with the Chiefs, Fasano appeared in 24 games, starting 22 times, and recording 48 receptions for 426 yards with seven touchdowns. He spent the five years prior with the Dolphins, where...
Arrowhead Pride 16 hours ago

Reactions to Anthony Fasano's release from the Kansas City Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs are reportedly releasing veteran TE Anthony Fasano, who signed a four-year contract with the team two years ago. It was that same year that the Chiefs drafted Travis Kelce to eventually replace him. That has now come. Chiefs fans reacted to the decision to release Fasano and while everyone seemed to recognize that it was a necessary move given the salary cap situation, it's clear Fasano will be missed by plenty. Before we get to the reactions, check out this all-time butt touchdown from Fasano. I'll miss Fasano. Was a decent player. Reliable. — Welp...
Arrowhead Pride 16 hours ago

Anthony Fasano will be released by Chiefs and become a free agent

The Anthony Fasano era is over in Kansas City. According to a report from NFL Network's Jeff Darlington, the Chiefs will be releasing Fasano later today. Chiefs will be releasing TE Anthony Fasano later today, source says. Still a productive vet (4 TDs in '14) — but salary cap casualty for KC. — Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) February 26, 2015 This was a move that some had wondered about given Travis Kelce's emergence. I wondered if they might hang onto Fasano until training camp to give themselves more time to make a decision. Fasano's ride in KC ends two years into his...
Arrowhead Pride 17 hours ago

Kansas City Chiefs salary cap scenarios and deadlines to consider

You can find more of KC_Guy's work at Football Futures. Here are the previous installments of this series. In our initial Salary Cap Analysis, we laid out that the Chiefs need to save $6M against the cap before even considering any re-signings or new player acquisitions. During our roster evaluation we discovered a bunch of players where the combination of performance (or lack thereof), cap hit, and / or roster depth at the position should initiate some serious thoughts about a release or restructure. However, the conditions are very different concerning each of those players. Thus we...
Arrowhead Pride 19 hours ago

Chief or not a Chief: Dwayne Bowe, Tamba Hali, Rodney Hudson, Chase Daniel

This year's Kansas City Chiefs offseason is so fascinating because of all the scenarios that could play out. And nobody seems to know what the Chiefs are planning to do. Salary cap expert Joel Corry joined The Drive on 610 Sports this week and played a game called "Chief or not a Chief" which is ... well, pretty much what it sounds like. Predicting whether a player will be a Chief next season or not. 610 Sports has done this with other guests, including the KC Star's Terez Paylor last week, and I'm always amazed at how many different ways this thing could go because one move can affect so...
Arrowhead Pride 22 hours ago

Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 2/26

Good morning. Here is your Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy. Would the Chiefs Draft a Running Back in the First Round? from The Mothership Chiefs general manager John Dorsey, since coming to Kansas City in 2013, has built the foundation of the team the past two seasons by following what made he and his staff so successful in Green Bay-taking the most talented player available on the draft board. When you consider that fact, along with the skill level of the running back position in the upcoming 2015 draft, it isn't preposterous to think that Dorsey could feasibly go in that direction, even...
Arrowhead Pride 22 hours ago

Kansas City Chiefs roster analysis: Dave Toub's special teams unit

[Editor's note: We continue on with our Chiefs offseason roster analysis from Dirk Scholl, Aaron Hansberry, and Joe Edwards of Football Futures. Many thanks to them for allowing us to post their analysis here. Check out the previous positions here.] The specialists K - Cairo Santos P - Dustin Colquitt LS - Jorgen Hus, Brandon Hartson PR - KR - Other players: None Free agents: Thomas Gafford (LS) A general look at the unit Football Outsiders lists the Chiefs' unit as the third best special teams. But there are significant differences in the four "areas of activity". They are top...
Arrowhead Pride 22 hours ago

Chiefs free agency 2015: Any interest in Packers discarded ILBs?

I like to keep an eye on what the Green Bay Packers are doing because of the connection to Kansas City Chiefs GM John Dorsey, who came from Green Bay. I've noticed that draft rumors or free agency rumors often connect both teams to the same players. Two moves of note from the Packers in the past week releasing inside linebackers Brad Jones and AJ Hawk. The big name there is obviously Hawk, who was cut after nine years with the team. Both players are of some interest because the Chiefs had such an issue at inside linebacker last season, and of course because of the Dorsey connection. Jones,...
Arrowhead Pride 23 hours ago

Chiefs deadline to use franchise tag on Justin Houston coming soon

The Kansas City Chiefs only have a few more days to use the franchise tag on Justin Houston. The franchise tag window opened on February 16 this year and the deadline comes on the afternoon of March 2, which is this coming Monday. No one in the league has used the franchise tag yet but the Chiefs are widely expected to use it on Houston. I've been resigned to Houston getting the franchise tag ever since Chiefs GM John Dorsey basically confirmed he would use it back in December. There's always the chance they can work out a long-term contract -- Dorsey and Houston's agent were reportedly...
Arrowhead Pride Feb 25, 2015

Third Shift open thread 2/25

Here is your open thread for Wednesday night. Use it to chat about whatever you'd like.
Arrowhead Pride Feb 25, 2015

ESPN's Mel Kiper wonders if the Chiefs or Eagles will trade up for Marcus Mariota

ESPN's Mel Kiper and Todd McShay have a weekly NFL Draft podcast and on this week's edition they got to talking about the second pick in the draft and that if a team wants Oregon QB Marcus Mariota they might need to be moving up to that second pick (assuming Florida State QB Jameis Winston goes first). Kiper thinks the Chiefs could be one of the teams to watch out for in a trade up for Marcus Mariota. I just don't see that happening ... but what do I know? Here's what Kiper said when asked about whether the Titans second pick is the key to the draft. "I guess if you want to say that...
Arrowhead Pride Feb 25, 2015

Rodney Hudson and the Chiefs almost had a deal last season, per report

A few interesting reports are coming out on the Kansas City Chiefs and their plan with their 2015 free agents. Earlier it was about Mike DeVito's future in Kansas City. Now there is a report from CBS Sports Jason La Canfora which has a few things of note about center and free agent-to-be Rodney Hudson... Chiefs center Rodney Hudson will outpace some projections. He came this close to signing a four-year extension during the season that would have been worth $6M a season -- very good money. I bet he ends up with at least $7M a year in free agency, however, and I continue to hear the...
Arrowhead Pride Feb 25, 2015

Kansas City Chiefs free agents 2015: Who to keep, who to let go

I've gone through the list of the Kansas City Chiefs 2015 free agents to determine which ones the Chiefs should try to bring back and which ones they should let walk. There are several of the Chiefs top free agents that I want them to bring back ... while knowing that they won't be able to afford all of them. This is just the first edition of my keep / walk list. I reserve the right to change it at some point between now and the start of free agency on March 10, and barring any new information that comes out. On some of the players I want back, I recognize that the Chiefs likely won't be...
Arrowhead Pride Feb 25, 2015

Mike DeVito has an uncertain future with Kansas City Chiefs, per report

The Kansas City Chiefs cost-cutting moves could extend to defensive end Mike DeVito. A report from NFL.com states that the Chiefs could ask DeVito, who is scheduled to count more than $5 million against the cap next season, to take a pay cut to stay in Kansas City. The versatile veteran defensive end/tackle, who tore his Achilles during a Week 1 matchup against the Titans, will likely be asked to take a pay cut in order to remain on the roster, according to multiple league sources familiar with the situation. DeVito, 30, is scheduled to make $4 million in 2015. But after several...
Arrowhead Pride Feb 25, 2015

Chiefs free agency 2015: Potential cap casualties in Kansas City

We call players who are cut because of money reasons "cap casualties" and the Kansas City Chiefs could have a few of those this year with a tight salary cap number and several high-paid players. NFL.com has a list of some of the top potential cuts around the league and multiple Chiefs are included. WR Dwayne Bowe is listed as a strong candidate for release. I agree that he probably is ... but the Chiefs also need a way to replace him. As of now they don't have the cap space to do much in free agency. That could change with more moves. The money is on him leaving but we'll see.  A pay cut...
Arrowhead Pride Feb 25, 2015

Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 2/25

Good morning! Here is your Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy. Recapping the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine from Chiefs Digest The 2015 NFL Scouting Combine officially concluded Monday in Indianapolis and offered numerous takeaways from the annual pre-draft evaluation process. The Chiefs will apply the information gained from the Combine to numerous Pro Day workouts, and bring in additional prospects for visits before finalizing a plan for the NFL Draft. Of course, the Chiefs won't lose focus on free agency, which kicks off March 10, signaling a busy time of the year between now and the draft. But...
Arrowhead Pride Feb 25, 2015

If Chargers and Raiders move to Los Angeles, who stays in the AFC West?

The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders seeking a new stadium could eventually result in a shakeup of the AFC West. Everyone knows the St. Louis Rams are making their run at the Los Angeles market after owner Stan Kroenke committed to building a stadium there. The Chargers and Raiders recently revealed their own proposal to move to Los Angeles and share a stadium together. IF that scenario happened with both teams moving to LA and sharing a stadium, one of those teams would likely have to move to the NFC. As Sports Illustrated's Peter King has pointed out, with LA as the No. 2 market,...
Arrowhead Pride Feb 24, 2015

Free agent receivers for the Chiefs not named Jeremy Maclin or Randall Cobb

When we mention free agent wide receivers and the Kansas City Chiefs, folks are immediately going to bring up Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb and Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin. We've talked plenty about those players but today I want to look at a few of the top free agent receivers not named Cobb or Maclin. Pro Football Focus released their list of top 10 free agent wide receivers. The list starts with Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant and Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas, who both will likely re-sign with their teams or get franchised. They're not going anywhere. Then there's Cobb...
Arrowhead Pride Feb 24, 2015

Kansas City Chiefs roster analysis: Jamaal Charles and the running backs

[Editor's note: We continue on with our Chiefs offseason roster analysis from Dirk Scholl, Aaron Hansberry, and Joe Edwards of Football Futures. Many thanks to them for allowing us to post their analysis here. Check out the previous positions here.] The running backs RB - Jamaal Charles, Knile Davis, De'Anthony Thomas, Cyrus Gray FB - Anthony Sherman Other players: Spencer Ware, Charcandrick West Free agents: Joe McKnight A general look at the unit This is one of the units the Chiefs should feel really good about. One of the top running backs in the league, one of the top fullbacks,...

Chiefs Player News

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    Anthony Fasano released by Chiefs

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    NFL Combine 2015: Schedule, workouts, invite list and more

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    Reactions to Anthony Fasano's release from the Kansas City Chiefs

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