Category Archives: Kansas City Cheifs

Alex Smith traded to Chiefs

Alex Smith was the first overall pick of 2005 draft, but struggled to find success in San Francisco until the 2011 season, when he led his team the NFC championship game under first-year head coach Jim Harbaugh.

The 49ers have dealt Smith to the Chiefs but that the deal cannot be officially completed until March 12, when the new league year begins.

Behind the scenes, Chiefs and Eagles discuss Foles

The Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles spoke this week about a possible trade involving Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, but no progress has been made toward a deal, according to a person informed of the talks between the teams.

The person, who spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because the conversations weren’t to be discussed publicly, said the Eagles conveyed to the Chiefs what they’ve been saying through the media – they like Foles and plan on giving him a chance to compete with Michael Vick for the starting job.

Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs in contract talks

Ian Rapoport reported Thursday night on NFL Network’s “NFL Total Access” that the Kansas City Chiefs are actively pursuing a new contract with Bowe, according to sources close to the situation. Bowe’s representatives have met with the Chiefs, and Rapoport expects conversations to continue in the coming weeks.

This is a bit of a surprise, but perhaps it shouldn’t be. This is a brand new Chiefs regime that clearly could view Bowe in a different light than former general manager Scott Pioli, who didn’t appear willing to give Bowe the long-term deal that he wanted. Rapoport reports that Andy Reid was very high on Bowe coming out of LSU.

Chiefs hire Green Bay’s John Dorsey as new GM

But some of the Packers’ best work has come in later rounds. Cornerback Casey Hayward, a second-round pick in 2012, was one of the league’s best rookies this season.

Other top players found by the Packers in later rounds of recent drafts have been wide receivers Greg Jennings, James Jones, Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson, tight end Jermichael Finley and offensive linemen Josh Sitton and T.J. Lang.

The Packers have drafted so well that in recent years they haven’t found it necessary to be active in free agency.