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 Latest Chiefs Player Notes
Sep 21 2017 - Akeem Hunt
  RB Akeem Hunt returned a kickoff 40 yards in spot duty filling in for regular kickoff returner De'Anthony Thomas. Thomas has averaged just 22.5 yards per kick return this season.


Sep 21 2017 - Reggie Ragland
  LB Reggie Ragland (ACL) remains limited in practice. The team still continues targeting the second half of the season for Ragland to return to significant duty, but he could begin contributing in a modest role soon.


Sep 21 2017 - Parker Ehinger
  LG Parker Ehinger remains limited in practice in his return from a torn ACL sustained last season. Ehinger anticipates a return to game action during the first quarter of the season.


Sep 21 2017 - Dee Ford
  LB Dee Ford was limited in practice Wednesday due to a shoulder injury. It is unknown whether the injury will have any impact on his availability against the Chargers this Sunday.


Sep 21 2017 - Mitch Morse
  C Mitch Morse left the team's 27-20 win over the Eagles in the fourth quarter with a sprained foot. The injury looks likely to keep Morse out of Sunday's game against the Chargers, but the team has yet to put a timetable on his return. Head coach Andy Reid said the team planned to evaluate Morse's injury day-by-day. The third-year starter appeared in the locker room Wednesday with a walking boot and crutches.


Sep 18 2017 - Parker Ehinger
  LG Parker Ehinger could be close to returning to action for the Chiefs. Ehinger is returning from a torn ACL. He remains a limited participant in practice, but the team hopes Ehinger may be able to return to an active role after the first three or four games of the season.


Sep 18 2017 - Daniel Sorensen
  S Daniel Sorensen logged extensive double duty Sunday, playing all 72 defensive snaps and 19 more on special teams for a total of 91 plays. Sorensen started in place of All-Pro S Eric Berry, who is out for the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon.


Sep 18 2017 - Reggie Ragland
  LB Reggie Ragland remains on the sidelines recovering from a torn ACL suffered last season while with Buffalo. Ragland continues limited participation in practice, but the team targets a return to the field soon with expectations there will be significant contributions from Ragland in the second half of the season.


Sep 18 2017 - Ramik Wilson
  LB Ramik Wilson, the team's starting Mike linebacker, played just 14 snaps against the Eagles as the team spent much of the day in substitution packages with five and six defensive backs.


Sep 18 2017 - Akeem Hunt
  RB Akeem Hunt, promoted from the team's practice squad Saturday, spelled kickoff returner De'Anthony Thomas for two returns, including a 40-yard return. He played 13 snaps on special teams against the Eagles.


Sep 18 2017 - Daniel Sorensen
  SS Daniel Sorensen started in SS Eric Berry's place and backup Eric Murray chipped in during nickel and dime substitution packages. "We didn't get a lot over our head," coach Andy Reid said. "There's some things caught in front of us, and we'll go back to the drawing board and work on that. But I thought all in all they did pretty good."


Sep 18 2017 - Travis Kelce
  TE Travis Kelce topped the 100-yard mark for the sixth time in his last eight regular-season games. He finished with eight catches for 103 yards.


Sep 17 2017 - Chris Jones
  DL Chris Jones had three sacks and also intercepted a pass. "It was a team interception," Jones said. "If it wasn't for (LB Justin) Houston batting the ball, I wouldn't have caught the interception. If it wasn't for (DT) Bennie Logan pushing the pocket and Houston stepping in the right area, he wouldn't have tipped it." He briefly left the game following a collision with teammate Ramik Wilson.


Sep 17 2017 - Kareem Hunt
  RB Kareem Hunt had two second-half touchdowns Sunday in the Chiefs' win over the Eagles. Hunt broke free for a 53-yard touchdown run with 1:20 remaining in the third quarter to give the Chiefs a 13-10 lead. Late in the fourth quarter, Hunt struck again by punching the ball in with a 2-yard score. He finished the game with 81 yards rushing on 13 carries, and he added 28 yards receiving on three catches. Hunt celebrated by lying in the end zone, mimicking taking a nap using the football as a pillow. "Stop sleeping on me," Hunt said. "That's what I want to let everybody know, and pretty much that's what I like doing, scoring touchdowns."


Sep 14 2017 - Bennie Logan
  DT Bennie Logan returned to practice as a full participant Thursday after suffering a knee contusion in Week 1 against New England. The team expects Logan to start Sunday against Philadelphia.


Sep 13 2017 - Parker Ehinger
  LG Parker Ehinger remains limited in practice as he returns from a torn ACL sustained last season. Ehinger indicated he may be ready to return to the lineup early in the season, but all indications suggest the Chiefs want to take it slowly with the second-year lineman.


Sep 13 2017 - Ramik Wilson
  LB Ramik Wilson, the team's starting Mike linebacker, played just 25 snaps against New England as the team spent most of the game in substitution packages with five and six linebackers. Wilson may see an increase in playing time this week against the Eagles.


Sep 13 2017 - C.J. Spiller
  RB C.J. Spiller returned to the Chiefs for the second time following his release in the last two weeks. The Chiefs released Spiller after the the cutdown to 53 players, which allowed the Chiefs to move cornerback Steven Nelson to injured reserve with a potential designation to return. He re-signed the next day. The team released Spiller a second time on Thursday, just before the season opener against New England. That means that Spiller, as a vested veteran, does not have a guaranteed contract for the 2017 season.


Sep 13 2017 - Daniel Sorensen
  S Daniel Sorensen may pick up some of the slack in Eric Berry's absence, but coaches indicated they want to maintain Sorensen's role as an in-the-box safety in run situations and on special teams. Sorenson played 48 defense snaps and 32 special teams snaps in Week 1.


Sep 13 2017 - Eric Murray
  S Eric Murray looks to gain the most playing time following the season-ending Achilles injury to S Eric Berry. Murray played just 13 defensive snaps in Week 1, most of them coming following Berry's injury. He also played 32 snaps on special teams.


Sep 13 2017 - Ron Parker
  S Ron Parker, who missed practice time with an ankle injury last week, returned to full workouts Wednesday. Parker played all 81 defensive snaps in Week 1 against the Patriots.


Sep 13 2017 - Bennie Logan
  DT Bennie Logan sustained a knee contusion in Week 1 against New England and missed practice Wednesday. Head coach Andy Reid indicated he did not believe the injury to be a long-term issue.


Sep 9 2017 - C.J. Spiller
  RB C.J. Spiller and OL Jordan Devey received their release from the Chiefs hours before Thursday night's game. The team avoided guaranteeing the contracts for both veterans for the 2017 season. The Chiefs expect to re-sign both players next week.


Sep 9 2017 - Cairo Santos
  K Cairo Santos appears fully recovered from the groin injury that limited him much of the preseason. He converted all six extra-point tries and put four of his seven kicks through the end zone for touchbacks.


Sep 9 2017 - Eric Murray
  SS Eric Murray expects to pick up the lion's share of playing time in the wake of the injury to Eric Berry. Murray played 45 snaps Thursday night, but just 13 on defense.


Sep 9 2017 - Ramik Wilson
  LB Ramik Wilson played just 31 percent of the team's defensive snaps, and mostly in run situations. The Chiefs played extensively in dime and nickel defenses with Derrick Johnson as the sole inside linebacker on the field.


Sep 9 2017 - Derrick Johnson
  LB Derrick Johnson, playing his first full game following an Achilles tendon rupture last season, played all 81 defensive snaps against New England. He said he was very pleased with the performance in his first game back.


Sep 9 2017 - Albert Wilson
  WR Albert Wilson caught five passes for 37 yards, but four of his catches picked up first downs. Head coach Andy Reid praised his No. 3 wideout for his versatility and toughness.


Sep 9 2017 - Bryan Witzmann
  LG Bryan Witzmann drew two flags and struggled on a couple of early blocks, but settled down as the game progressed in his first career start. Witzmann expects to continue filling in at left guard until Parker Ehinger returns from a torn ACL sustained last season.


Sep 9 2017 - Tyreek Hill
  WR Tyreek Hill briefly left the game with leg cramps, but later returned to the sideline. He led the team in receiving with seven catches for 133 yards and a touchdown.


Sep 8 2017 - Eric Berry
  S Eric Berry will miss the remainder of the season for the Chiefs after rupturing his left Achilles' tendon in Thursday's season-opening victory over the Patriots. Berry, 28, suffered the injury while covering New England tight end Rob Gronkowski in the fourth quarter. He began hobbling as the play concluded, was treated on the field and eventually carted off to the locker room. The Chiefs feared a major injury and an MRI exam conducted Friday confirmed the seriousness. Berry had four interceptions -- returning two for touchdowns -- along with 77 tackles last season. He has returned five of his 14 career interceptions for touchdowns, and also has 5.5 sacks and four forced fumbles in 87 NFL games (85 starts).


Sep 8 2017 - Tyreek Hill
  WR Tyreek Hill caught seven passes for 133 yards and a 75-yard touchdown in Thursday's 42-27 victory in New England.


Sep 8 2017 - Eric Berry
  S Eric Berry left Thursday's 42-27 victory in the fourth quarter on a motorized cart. Coach Andy Reid said he likely tore his Achilles tendon. Berry was in coverage downfield checking TE Rob Gronkowski when he slowed and both legs stiffened. "I'm on a bit of a low right now because my guy EB is down," TE Travis Kelce said. "I love him to death; he's our fearless leader, and to see him go down in the first game breaks your heart."


Sep 8 2017 - C.J. Spiller
  RB C.J. Spiller was released for the second time in a week.


Sep 8 2017 - Alex Smith
  QB Alex Smith threw four touchdown passes and was 28 of 35 for 368 yards in Thursday's 42-27 victory in New England. He connected with Tyreek Hill and Kareem Hunt for TD passes of 75 and 78 yards. Smith became the first Chiefs quarterback with two touchdown passes of at least 75 yards in a game since Len Dawson did it against the Boston Patriots in 1968.


Sep 8 2017 - Kareem Hunt
  RB Kareem Hunt scored three touchdowns in his first career game -- a 42-27 victory Thursday in New England. Hunt, who fumbled away his first carry, rushed for 148 yards and a TD on 17 carries and caught five passes for 98 yards and two scores. He caught a 78-yard TD pass from QB Alex Smith. He and Patriots RB Mike Gillislee became the first players with three rushing touchdowns in their first game with a team since Marshall Faulk accomplished the feat for the Indianapolis Colts in 1994.


Sep 7 2017 - C.J. Spiller
  RB C.J. Spiller was released by the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, marking the second time in under a week that they have cut the running back. Spiller initially was released during the team's final cut down on Saturday, only to be brought back the following day when cornerback Steven Nelson was placed on injured reserve.


Sep 6 2017 - Taurean Nixon
  CB Taurean Nixon signed with the Chiefs' practice squad. The seventh-round selection for the Broncos in 2015 started training camp with the Jacksonville Jaguars, but was cut Aug. 8.


Sep 6 2017 - Bryan Witzmann
  OL Bryan Witzmann likely makes his first NFL start at left guard for the Chiefs on Thursday night. Witzmann played tackle in college at South Dakota State and in NFL stints with Houston, New Orleans and Dallas in three seasons. He played 11 games, mostly on special teams, for the Chiefs last season.


Sep 6 2017 - Kareem Hunt
  RB Kareem Hunt expects to start in his NFL debut Thursday. Hunt finished his college career as the all-time leading rusher at Toledo, tallying 4,945 rushing yards and averaging 6.3 yards per carry.


Sep 6 2017 - Derrick Johnson
  LB Derrick Johnson enters the season with 1,191 combined tackles for his career including 945 solo tackles. The 12-year veteran has never recorded fewer than 65 tackles in a full season as a starter, putting him within reach of the 1,000-tackle mark later this season. He's the all-time leading tackler in Chiefs' franchise history.


Sep 6 2017 - Reggie Ragland
  LB Reggie Ragland, acquired via a trade from Buffalo last week, does not expect to play as he continues recovering from an ACL tear in August 2016. The team expects to slowly work Ragland into the lineup, hoping he can be a key contributor during the second half of the season.


Sep 6 2017 - Demetrius Harris
  TE Demetrius Harris could play a critical role in Thursdays' game against the Patriots. In the last meeting between the two teams, the Patriots bracketed TE Travis Kelce, and they expect again to key in on Kelce and WR Tyreek Hill. That could mean single coverage for receivers such as Harris, given the Chiefs' propensity for multiple tight-end sets. Harris dropped six passes last season on 31 targets. His drop percentage of 19.4 percent was the highest of any player with more than 10 targets.


Sep 6 2017 - Justin Houston
  LB Justin Houston enters the 2017 season with 60 sacks in 75 career games, and he believes he's in the best shape entering a season since the 2014 campaign when he picked up 22 sacks. Houston missed 16 games over the last two seasons, but still picked up 11.5 sacks in 16 games during two injury-riddled seasons.


Sep 6 2017 - Tyreek Hill
  WR Tyreek Hill hopes to continue his hot streak from the last half of the 2016 season. He led the NFL in total touchdowns with eight after Week 10. The rookie scored three touchdowns on returns, three rushing and two receiving.


Sep 6 2017 - Alex Smith
  QB Alex Smith has a record of 41-20 as Chiefs quarterback since his arrival in Kansas City in 2013. That's the third-most regular-season wins as a starter behind New England's Tom Brady (47) and Seattle's Russell Wilson (45). Smith has a 21-4 record in his last 25 starts.


Sep 6 2017 - Patrick Mahomes
  QB Patrick Mahomes will enter the season as the team's No. 2 quarterback. Mahomes took over the role following the team's first preseason game and never relinquished it. He completed the preseason 34-of-54 passing for 390 yards and four touchdowns with a passer rating of 109.3.


Sep 6 2017 - Bennie Logan
  DT Bennie Logan plans to make his first start as a Chief Thursday. The team acquired Logan as a free agent from Philadelphia during the offseason. Logan battled knee inflammation during the end of training camp and late in the preseason but was a full participant in practice this week.


Sep 6 2017 - Terrance Mitchell
  CB Terrance Mitchell expects to play after missing the team's final three preseason games. Mitchell finished last season as the team's primary right cornerback. He expects to share playing time with CB Phillip Gaines at right corner and slot corner in the absence of CB Steven Nelson, who is on injured reserve with a core muscle injury.


Sep 6 2017 - Travis Kelce
  TE Travis Kelce was limited in practice this week with a calf injury, but expects to play against the Patriots. Kelce topped the 100-yard mark in receiving yards in five of his final seven games of the 2016 regular season.



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