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2017 Schedule
10-6, 1st in AFC West
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McCourty, Jenkins to join criminal justice summit

The controversy over protests during the national anthem at NFL games last season helped propel issues of racial inequality and social injustice to the forefront and gave athletes a stronger voice to bring about change, current and former players said...

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Manziel throws at USD; 13 NFL teams watch

Johnny Manziel threw to receivers at the University of San Diego's pro day on Thursday. Thirteen NFL teams had scouts in attendance.

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The Chiefs appeared well-stocked at running back before the signing of veteran Damien Williams. Kareem Hunt led the NFL in rushing last season. Spencer Ware led the Chiefs in rushing in 2016 and Charcandrick West the year before that. But Ware is coming off a knee injury that caused him to miss all of last season. Williams, a versatile back who caught 85 passes the past four seasons with the Dolphins, gives the Chiefs insurance in case Ware isn't ready when the season begins.

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Chiefs reach deal with ex-Fins RB Williams

Running back Damien Williams, who rushed for 477 yards in four seasons with the Dolphins, agreed to a contract with the Chiefs.

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Where Chiefs stand one week into free agency

Sammy Watkins headlines a busy free agency for the Chiefs, and while they've addressed many needs, Kansas City could still use some help in spots.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Would think the Chiefs' contract agreement with nose tackle Xavier Williams closes out their activity in free agency. They signed a wide receiver (Sammy Watkins), linebacker (Anthony Hitchens), cornerback (David Amerson), quarterback (Chad Henne) and now Williams. They also re-signed a handful of their own free agents. It's possible they could make a minor signing but more likely they're done until the draft. The Chiefs could line up and play a game with what they have at all position groups.

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The Chiefs signed nose tackle Xavier Williams, a restricted free agent from the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals had the right to match the Chiefs' offer but declined. Williams, a Kansas City-area native played in 20 games for the Cardinals over three seasons with two starts. As of now, at least, Williams stand to be the starter in Kansas City. The Chiefs have no other obvious candidate on the roster. Bennie Logan, last year's starter, is an unrestricted free agent.

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Reserve offensive lineman Jordan Devey was re-signed by the Chiefs. He played in 11 games, mostly at guard, in two seasons in Kansas City with two starts.

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The Chiefs have their backup quarterback after agreeing to terms with veteran Chad Henne. He played 10 NFL seasons, four with Miami and the last six with Jacksonville. 53 career starts but none since 2014. Has more career interceptions (63) than TD passes (58).

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Man gets 30 years for killing Joe McKnight

The man convicted of manslaughter in the 2016 road rage shooting death of former NFL running back Joe McKnight was sentenced to 30 years in prison Thursday.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

General manager Brett Veach said outside linebacker Dee Ford still figured prominently in the Chiefs' plans. Ford had a breakout season in 2016, when he had 10 sacks. But Ford was limited to six games last season because of back problems and had just 1.5 sacks. “I think he's going to be 100 percent come April 1,'' Veach said. “We should see him out there for (offseason practice). I think he's going to have a big year. I really do.''

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Free-agent additions Sammy Watkins and Anthony Hitchens are on their way to Kansas City and will be introduced at a news conference at the Chiefs practice facility on Thursday.

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General manager Brett Veach said the Chiefs would be re-signing veteran punter Dustin Colquitt, the longest-tenured player on the team. 'I think that will probably get done tomorrow,'' Veach said of Colquitt, the Chiefs' third-round draft pick in 2005.

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Wide receiver De'Anthony Thomas and linebacker Terrance Smith have re-signed with the Chiefs. Both have been backups since joining the Chiefs, Thomas in 2014 and Smith two years later.Thomas caught 14 passes last season while Smith played in 15 games with one start.

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The Chiefs and coach Andy Reid struck a different tone in announcing the departure of QB Alex Smith through the trade to Washington. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for Alex and what he was able to accomplish with us these past five seasons,” Reid said. “He put every ounce of energy into making our football team better and I appreciate his leadership and how he came to work with the right attitude every day. I wish Alex and his family well as he moves forward.”

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Chiefs GM Brett Veach will answer media questions in about an hour. For now, this is what he had to say about the Marcus Peters trade to the Rams in a statement: “After a thorough evaluation of our roster we decided it was in the best interest for us and for Marcus to move in different directions. We appreciate Marcus' contributions to our football team and wish him the best of luck as he continues his playing career.”

Team Stats

Passing Yards256.57th
Rushing Yards118.99th
Points For25.96th
Points Against21.215th