12:14 PM EST, Fri January 15, 2021
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Chiefs release center Darryl Williams, sign several reserve/future players

Chiefs release center Darryl Williams, sign several reserve/future players

Photo by Scott Taetsch/ As the 2020 postseason continues, the Chiefs make moves to prepare for the 2021 season. According to Thursday’s official NFL transactions report, the Kansas City Chiefs have released center Darryl Williams from their practice squad, replacing him with defensive end Austin Edwards. In addition, the Chiefs officially signed three players to reserve/future contracts for 2021: wide receiver Antonio Callaway, quarterback Jordan Ta’amu and wide receiver Chad Williams. The Chiefs signed Darryl Williams as an undrafted free agent out of Mississippi...
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Steve Spagnuolo emphasizes the importance of Anthony Hitchens’ return

Steve Spagnuolo emphasizes the importance of Anthony Hitchens’ return

Photo by Dustin Bradford/ The Chiefs’ top linebacker is back in the building after time on the reserve/COVID-19 list. You can debate whether it was too much or not, but there’s no denying that the extended period of rest between Week 16 and this weekend’s Divisional round was needed for many Kansas City Chiefs players. No position needed an extra week to re-group more than the Chiefs’ linebackers. Injuries have plagued that room. Starter Damien Wilson played in the Week 17 contest but missed the previous three games before that with a knee injury. Ben Niemann...
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Chiefs bracing for Browns’ ‘two-headed monster’ in Chubb, Hunt

Chiefs bracing for Browns’ ‘two-headed monster’ in Chubb, Hunt

Photo by: 2019 Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via If the Cleveland Browns are able to pull off the big upset for the second week in a row on Sunday, their elite running back tandem of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt will have much to do with it. Chubb and Hunt finished No. 7 and No. 16 in NFL rushing on the season, respectively, and each player cracked 1,000 scrimmage yards. They accounted for 206 of the Browns’ 390 net yards in their 48-37 Wild Card win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. “Typically, you can say when there’s two running backs you’re facing, ‘OK, [Chubb]...
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Arrowheadlines: Kareem Hunt “ran like he wanted to get to Kansas City”

Arrowheadlines: Kareem Hunt “ran like he wanted to get to Kansas City”

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Chiefs headlines for Friday, January 15. The latest Nick Chubb: Kareem Hunt talked about this Chiefs game ‘all year like he knew it was going to happen’ | Cleveland.com “Kareem talked about this game all year like he knew it was going to happen,’’ Nick Chubb, his best friend on the team said. “He’s excited for it. I’m excited for him. I’m excited to watch him go out there and play. He’s ready for it.” After Sunday’s 48-37 wild card victory over the Steelers, in which Hunt rushed for two touchdowns and dragged...
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Dave Toub talks about Hardman, Hill and Colquitt — and facing the Browns

Dave Toub talks about Hardman, Hill and Colquitt — and facing the Browns

Photo by David Eulitt/ The Chiefs’ special teams coordinator also talked about the miscues that led to a 24-0 deficit a year ago. During the NFL postseason — or any time two teams with excellent records play each other — one of the most underrated factors is the influence of special teams play. There might be no better example than in the game that took place a year ago this weekend, when the Houston Texans took a 24-0 lead over the Kansas City Chiefs in their Divisional round game at Arrowhead Stadium. It’s easy to forget that the biggest part of that early...
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Derrick Johnson will bang drum ahead of Chiefs-Browns at Arrowhead Sunday

Derrick Johnson will bang drum ahead of Chiefs-Browns at Arrowhead Sunday

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports The franchise’s all-time leading tackler will start the show for the 16,000 fans in attendance. Kansas City Chiefs legend Derrick Johnson will bang the drum prior to the team’s Divisional round matchup with the Cleveland Browns on Sunday afternoon. Johnson, 38, is the Chiefs’ all-time leading tackler. Kansas City originally selected Johnson in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft, and he went on to play 13 seasons (2005-17) in Kansas City. Johnson is a two-time All-Pro and four-time Pro Bowler. If weather permits, a B-2 Stealth...
18 hours ago
Chiefs vs. Browns Thursday injury report: Clyde Edwards-Helaire sits out

Chiefs vs. Browns Thursday injury report: Clyde Edwards-Helaire sits out

Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports Kansas City plays Cleveland on Sunday at 2:05 p.m. Arrowhead Time. Each practice day of the season, the Kansas City Chiefs release an official injury report leading up to the next game. The Chiefs host the Cleveland Browns in the NFL’s Divisional round at 2:05 p.m. Arrowhead Time on Sunday. Here is the Chiefs’ second official injury report of the week: Chiefs Browns Some news Four Chiefs missed practice on Thursday: linebacker Willie Gay (high ankle), wide receiver Sammy Watkins (calf), running back Clyde...
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Sammy Watkins’ tweet-reply is not a Divisional round storyline

Sammy Watkins’ tweet-reply is not a Divisional round storyline

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports On Sunday night — as the Cleveland Browns were upsetting the Pittsburgh Steelers 48-37 in the NFL’s Wild Card round — Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins took to Twitter to express his feelings. Hunter — a Twitter user (and apparent Chiefs fan) — tweeted back at Watkins, implying that with the Browns advancing to play them in the Divisional round, Kansas City might face stiffer competition than first thought. Playfully, Watkins replied that he would not go that far. Why has this story emerged in...
Jan 14, 2021
AP writers weigh in on all of the (other) Divisional round games

AP writers weigh in on all of the (other) Divisional round games

Photo by Dylan Buell/ The Chiefs play the Browns on Sunday — but we’re picking all of the NFL’s Divisional round games! Eight teams remain alive in the NFL playoffs, so four games are on tap for this weekend’s Divisional round. The action kicks off at 3:35 p.m. (Arrowhead Time) on Saturday, as the Green Bay Packers (13-3) host the Los Angeles Rams (11-6) on FOX (locally on WDAF/4). Then the Baltimore Ravens (12-5) are on the road against the Buffalo Bills (14-3). Kickoff is set for 7:15 p.m. on NBC (KSHB/41). On Sunday, it’s the game we’re waiting for: the...
Jan 14, 2021
The Browns game will be ‘personal’ for Travis Kelce, too

The Browns game will be ‘personal’ for Travis Kelce, too

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports Kareem Hunt isn’t the only player who has personal feelings about the game between the Chiefs and the Browns. Earlier in the week of the Divisional round matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Cleveland Browns, much was made of former Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt’s Instagram video from the locker room following the Browns’ victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night, in which Hunt said, “Next week personal.” It will be personal for a member of the Chiefs, too — but for entirely different reasons. Like Hunt,...
Jan 14, 2021
Arrowheadlines: The Browns activated a couple of cornerbacks off the reserve/COVID-19 list

Arrowheadlines: The Browns activated a couple of cornerbacks off the reserve/COVID-19 list

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Chiefs headlines for Thursday, January 14 The latest Browns CBs Denzel Ward, Kevin Johnson activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list | NFL.com Cornerbacks Denzel Ward and Kevin Johnson have been being activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list. The duo missed the Browns’ wild-card win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Neither played in Week 17’s win over Pittsburgh, either. Getting Ward and Johnson back is a big boon for the Browns defense as it attempts to slow Patrick Mahomes and his stockpile of weaponry Sunday afternoon. Ward’s...
Jan 13, 2021
Chiefs re-sign Gehrig Dieter to practice squad, release Jordan Ta’amu

Chiefs re-sign Gehrig Dieter to practice squad, release Jordan Ta’amu

Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports The team’s on-again, off-again relationship with the wide receiver continues. According to the official NFL transactions report for Wednesday, the Kansas City Chiefs have re-signed wide receiver Gehrig Dieter to their practice squad. The Chiefs were already at the 16-player limit, so they also released quarterback Jordan Ta’amu. Bringing Dieter back was an expected move; he’s has spent most of the season on the practice squad. After being elevated to the active roster for three games over the course of the season, he was moved to...
Jan 13, 2021
Patrick Mahomes had “whole notebook” ready for Browns upon Sunday win

Patrick Mahomes had “whole notebook” ready for Browns upon Sunday win

Photo by Kirk Irwin/ Making the most of his bye week, the Chiefs quarterback prepared notes for all four possible opponents. The Kansas City Chiefs began their AFC bye week knowing that they would be hosting one of four teams at Arrowhead Stadium in the Divisional round: the No. 4 seed Tennessee Titans, the No. 5 seed Baltimore Ravens, the No. 6 seed Cleveland Browns and the No. 7 seed Indianapolis Colts. The fact that there was only a 25% chance that any of these teams would be his opponent did not stop quarterback Patrick Mahomes from beginning his preparation —...
Jan 13, 2021
Chiefs making conscious effort to avoid slow starts this postseason

Chiefs making conscious effort to avoid slow starts this postseason

Photo by David Eulitt/ The team is hoping to reverse one trend from last year’s Super Bowl run Out of all the great parts from the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl title run last season, there is one thing that the team hopes won’t continue this postseason. In each of the three playoff games from last year, the Chiefs trailed by 10 points or more at some point in the game. In the Divisional round and off a bye week, they came out flat against the Houston Texans and fell into a 24-0 hole. We all know how that contest ended — and while there’s no reason to be...
Jan 13, 2021
Chiefs vs. Browns Wednesday injury report: Clyde Edwards-Helaire returns, Sammy Watkins does not practice

Chiefs vs. Browns Wednesday injury report: Clyde Edwards-Helaire returns, Sammy Watkins does not practice

Photo by Mark Brown/ Kansas City plays Cleveland on Sunday at 2:05 p.m. Arrowhead Time. Each practice day of the season, the Kansas City Chiefs release an official injury report leading up to the next game. The Chiefs host the Cleveland Browns in the NFL’s Divisional round at 2:05 p.m. Arrowhead Time on Sunday. Here is the Chiefs’ first official injury report of the week: Chiefs Browns Some news Three Chiefs missed practice to begin the week on Wednesday — cornerback Rashad Fenton (foot/ankle), linebacker Willie Gay (high ankle) and...