CHIEFS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CHIEFS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) NFL says Abdullah should not have been penalized for religious expression http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58472336-77/nfl-abdullah-penalty-prayer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58472336-77/nfl-abdullah-penalty-prayer.html.csp">NFL says Abdullah should not have been penalized for religious expression</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVE SKRETTA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-01T16:10:13.263-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 04:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kansas City, Mo. • The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception. The league’s rule book prohibits players from celebrating while on the ground, but spokesman Michael Signora wrote in an email Tuesday that “the officiating mechanic in this situation is not to flag a player who goes to the ground as part of religious expression, and as a result, there shoul...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584723362014-10-01T16:10:13.263-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-01T16:10:13.263-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58472336@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:10:13 MDT Chiefs sharp in win over Brady, Patriots http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58470081-77/charles-kansas-yards-brady.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58470081-77/charles-kansas-yards-brady.html.csp">Chiefs sharp in win over Brady, Patriots</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dave Skretta</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T23:13:01.608-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 11:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kansas City, Mo. • Jamaal Charles proved he is back to full speed for the Kansas City Chiefs. Tom Brady is still stuck in neutral for the New England Patriots. Charles returned from an injury to score three touchdowns Monday night, Brady was picked off twice by the opportunistic Chiefs, and Kansas City routed New England 41-14 to hand Bill Belichick one of his worst losses as coach of the Patriots. Charles, who missed last week’s win in Miami with a sprained ankle, ran for 92 yards and a score....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584700812014-09-29T23:13:01.608-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-29T23:13:01.608-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58470081@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:13:01 MDT NFL: Autopsy after killing and suicide shows Chiefs LB Belcher had brain damage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58469472-77/belcher-brain-autopsy-chiefs.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58469472-77/belcher-brain-autopsy-chiefs.html.csp">NFL: Autopsy after killing and suicide shows Chiefs LB Belcher had brain damage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BILL DRAPER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-01T16:09:52.601-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 04:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kansas City, Mo. • An autopsy performed a year after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his baby’s mother and himself found the 25-year-old sustained the same kind of brain damage that has turned up in other NFL players. Belcher fatally shot 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins on Dec. 1, 2012, in the couple’s Kansas City home before driving to Arrowhead Stadium and killing himself in front of the team’s general manager and head coach. Belcher’s mother, Cheryl Shepherd, sued the team, cl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584694722014-10-01T16:09:52.601-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-01T16:09:52.601-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58469472@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:09:52 MDT NFL: Chiefs 34, Dolphins 15 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58439866-77/yards-chiefs-yard-dolphins.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58439866-77/yards-chiefs-yard-dolphins.html.csp">NFL: Chiefs 34, Dolphins 15</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVEN WINE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Sports Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T16:04:23.663-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 04:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Miami Gardens, Fla. • The first victory of the season provided some relief for the injury-ravaged Kansas City Chiefs. Alex Smith shook off five sacks to throw three touchdown passes and help the Chiefs beat the Miami Dolphins 34-15 on Sunday. Smith led touchdown drives of 62, 76 and 66 yards in a span of four possessions as Kansas City took leads of 14-0 and 21-10. The defense protected the early lead, allowing only four third down conversions and sacking Ryan Tannehill four times. The Chiefs im...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584398662014-09-23T16:04:23.663-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-23T16:04:23.663-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58439866@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:04:23 MDT Broncos fend off Chiefs 24-17 with goal-line stand http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58414233-77/yards-broncos-goal-chiefs.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58414233-77/yards-broncos-goal-chiefs.html.csp">Broncos fend off Chiefs 24-17 with goal-line stand</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ARNIE STAPLETON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T16:15:31.665-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 04:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">DENVER • Hidden inside Terrance Knighton’s gargantuan body listed generously at 330 pounds is a former tight end who dreams of playing offense. “I have great ball instincts being an ex-wide receiver,” Denver’s mammoth nose tackle said after preserving the Broncos’ 24-17 win over the scrappy Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Knighton deflected Alex Smith’s fourth-and-goal pass from the 2 to Dwayne Bowe with 15 seconds left. He was engaged with center Rodney Hudson when he reached up and felt the foot...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584142332014-09-17T16:15:31.665-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-17T16:15:31.665-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58414233@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:15:31 MDT AP source: Chiefs sign DT Kevin Vickerson http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58393342-77/chiefs-vickerson-kevin-achilles.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58393342-77/chiefs-vickerson-kevin-achilles.html.csp">AP source: Chiefs sign DT Kevin Vickerson</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVE SKRETTA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T22:38:51.04-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 10:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kansas City, Mo. • A person with knowledge of the deal says the Kansas City Chiefs have signed former Broncos defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson to a one-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the team had not announced the move. Vickerson will likely start right away. The Chiefs lost defensive tackle Mike DeVito to a season-ending ruptured Achilles tendon in Sunday’s loss to Tennessee. Vickerson has spent the last four years in Denver, making 41 starts and will ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583933422014-09-09T22:38:51.04-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-09T22:38:51.04-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58393342@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:38:51 MDT NFL: Titans 26, Chiefs 10 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58385681-77/locker-chiefs-titans-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58385681-77/locker-chiefs-titans-game.html.csp">NFL: Titans 26, Chiefs 10</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVE SKRETTA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Sports Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T16:05:15.755-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 04:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kansas City, Mo. • Jake Locker made a strong case for a new contract from the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. Alex Smith did very little to show the Kansas City Chiefs that he deserves his new deal. Locker threw for 266 yards and two touchdowns, Smith was intercepted three times and the Titans rolled to a 26-10 victory in coach Ken Whisenhunt’s regular-season debut with Tennessee. Locker picked apart a Kansas City defense that lost Pro Bowl linebacker Derrick Johnson and starting defensive tackle Mi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583856812014-09-09T16:05:15.755-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-09T16:05:15.755-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because the team had not announced the deal, which will keep Smith in Kansas City through the 2018 season. The Kansas City Star first reported the agreement. Smith and his representatives had been discussing an extension with the Chiefs for s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583594152014-09-02T17:16:21.939-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-02T17:16:21.939-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58359415@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:16:21 MDT NFL suspends Browns’ Gordon for 2014 season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58345665-77/gordon-nfl-league-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58345665-77/gordon-nfl-league-season.html.csp">NFL suspends Browns’ Gordon for 2014 season</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T23:28:57.277-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cleveland • Josh Gordon’s wait is over, and so is his 2014 season. Now the star wide receiver’s career is in peril. The Browns learned Wednesday that Gordon’s indefinite suspension by the NFL has been upheld and he will miss at least 16 games for another violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. A repeat drug offender, Gordon had appealed the penalty, hoping it would be reduced so he could play this season. The NFL, though, came down hard on Gordon, who must now pay the price for steppin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583456652014-08-27T23:28:57.277-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T23:28:57.277-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58345665@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:28:57 MDT Chiefs sign veteran offensive guard Mike McGlynn http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58343265-77/chiefs-offensive-mcglynn-veteran.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58343265-77/chiefs-offensive-mcglynn-veteran.html.csp">Chiefs sign veteran offensive guard Mike McGlynn</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T23:28:57.964-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kansas City, Mo. • The Chiefs have signed veteran guard Mike McGlynn to help stabilize their shaky offensive line while waiving reserve offensive lineman Ben Gottschalk. McGlynn, who was released by Washington on Tuesday, played for Chiefs coach Andy Reid with the Philadelphia Eagles from 2008-10. He spent one year with the Cincinnati Bengals and the past two seasons with the Indianapolis colts. The former fourth-round draft pick has started 48 of the 57 games he’s played in the NFL. The Chiefs ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583432652014-08-27T23:28:57.964-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T23:28:57.964-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58343265@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:28:57 MDT Chiefs’ offense on 0-for-16 skid in scoring TDs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58331369-77/chiefs-game-kansas-offense.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58331369-77/chiefs-game-kansas-offense.html.csp">Chiefs’ offense on 0-for-16 skid in scoring TDs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVE SKRETTA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Sports Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T18:11:17.383-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 06:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kansas City, Mo. • The Kansas City Chiefs had three decent opportunities to finally score a touchdown with their first-team offense on Saturday night. They came up empty on all of them. Twice, Alex Smith was picked off by the Minnesota Vikings. The other time, coach Andy Reid opted to kick a 21-yard field goal rather than punch it into the end zone on fourth down. So much for building some positive vibes heading into their preseason finale. “You know, I think tonight was disappointing in the sen...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583313692014-08-26T18:11:17.383-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T18:11:17.383-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58331369@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:11:17 MDT NFL: Offseason academies keep players in shape http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58325301-77/players-offseason-nfl-trying.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58325301-77/players-offseason-nfl-trying.html.csp">NFL: Offseason academies keep players in shape</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVE SKRETTA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T16:49:21.19-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 04:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kansas City, Mo. • This past offseason, Chiefs offensive lineman Jeff Allen and Donald Stephenson could have made like a couple of college kids on spring break, sleeping until noon then hitting the beach. They instead rose with the sun and worked until they dropped. You see, Allen and Stephenson joined a growing number of players taking part in offseason camps and academies, often organized and run by former NFL players. The lure is simple: The rare opportunity for guys with gumption to get ahea...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583253012014-08-23T16:49:21.19-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-23T16:49:21.19-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58325301@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:49:21 MDT NFL notes: Chiefs’ Jamaal Charles injures his foot moving out of dorm http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58310685-77/charles-chiefs-foot-monday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58310685-77/charles-chiefs-foot-monday.html.csp">NFL notes: Chiefs’ Jamaal Charles injures his foot moving out of dorm</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T23:00:03.05-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 11:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kansas City, Mo. • Jamaal Charles made it through every hit from Derrick Johnson, every shot from Eric Berry and every tackle from the rest of the Chiefs’ defense during three weeks at Missouri Western. It wasn’t until he was leaving their training camp home that he got hurt. Charles was in the process of moving out of the dorms on Thursday, when the team was getting ready to shift the rest of camp to their own practice facility, when he came to a grassy slope. He wound up slipping just a bit ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583106852014-08-18T23:00:03.05-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-18T23:00:03.05-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58310685@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:00:03 MDT NFL: Chiefs’ Charles sidelined by freak slip down hill http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58309757-77/charles-chiefs-reid-panthers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58309757-77/charles-chiefs-reid-panthers.html.csp">NFL: Chiefs’ Charles sidelined by freak slip down hill</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVE SKRETTA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T16:46:03.138-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 04:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kansas City, Mo. • Jamaal Charles made it through every hit from Derrick Johnson, every shot from Eric Berry and every tackle from the rest of the Chiefs’ defense during three weeks at Missouri Western. It wasn’t until he was leaving their training camp home that he got hurt. Charles was in the process of moving out of the dorms last Thursday, when the team was getting ready to shift the rest of camp to their own practice facility, when he came to a grassy slope. He wound up slipping just a bit ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583097572014-08-19T16:46:03.138-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T16:46:03.138-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58309757@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:46:03 MDT Chiefs’ De’Anthony Thomas making big statement http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58254368-77/thomas-chiefs-already-camp.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58254368-77/thomas-chiefs-already-camp.html.csp">Chiefs’ De’Anthony Thomas making big statement</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVE SKRETTA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-02T23:11:01.683-06:00">Updated Aug 2, 2014 11:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">St. Joseph, Mo. • The diminutive dude wearing the No. 1 jersey took the swing pass near the far sideline. He made the first defender miss, turned up field and made a couple more miss, and then wound his way all the way to the end zone. It was just like De’Anthony Thomas used to do in college. Now he’s doing it in the NFL. The quick, multi-talented running back was taken by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fourth round of May’s draft, and already the former Oregon standout has been making 31 other t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582543682014-08-02T23:11:01.683-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-02T23:11:01.683-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58254368@www.sltrib.com Sat, 02 Aug 2014 23:11:01 MDT