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Champion Pats host Chiefs to open '17 season

10:44 PM ET FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots will open the 2017 NFL season at home against the Kansas City Chiefs, on Thursday, Sept. 7. The matchup was one of the highlights as the league officially released the entire schedule of games Thursday night. Other Week 1 matchups include: The NFL had previously said that the Patriots and Raiders would be playing in Mexico City this season but hadn’t announced a date. The game will be played on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 4:25 p.m. ...

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Chiefs TE Kelce rips ref over failed 2-point try

1:42 AM ET KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tight end Travis Kelce wasn’t shy in his criticism of referee Carl Cheffers for the holding penalty on tackle Eric Fisher that cost the Chiefs what would have been the tying two-point conversion late in their 18-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night. “Referee No. 51 shouldn’t even be able to wear a zebra jersey ever again,” Kelce said. “He shouldn’t even be able to work at f—ing Foot Locker.” Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith agreed with Kelce, using milder tones. “I’ve ...

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Russia hacking claims: US intelligence chiefs to brief Trump

America’s top intelligence officials are due to brief President-elect Donald Trump on Russian hacking claims related to the presidential election. They will make their strongest case yet that Russia interfered in the November election by hacking Democratic emails. Since winning the poll, Mr Trump has repeatedly questioned intelligence on the hacking claims. Just hours before the briefing in New York, he called the claims a “political witch hunt” by his opponents. Mr Trump told the New York Times that US institutions had been the target of previous hacking attacks, but ...

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Chiefs LB Johnson suffers ruptured left Achilles

1:56 AM ET KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson suffered a ruptured left Achilles tendon in the second quarter of Thursday night’s 21-13 win over the Oakland Raiders, coach Andy Reid confirmed. Johnson, a four-time Pro Bowler, threw his helmet in frustration after the injury. He had to be helped off the field without putting any weight on his foot, and the Chiefs immediately ruled him out for the game. “A sad deal there,” Reid said. “I felt a little bit of a letdown when it ...

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Berry's 'pick 2' lifts Chiefs in homecoming win

6:37 PM ET ATLANTA — Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry said last week that his concern for Sunday’s game against the Falcons was his ability to hold things together emotionally for his first NFL game in his hometown. Berry acknowledged he “shed a few tears before the game, I shed a few during the game and I shed a few after,” but he held his emotions together long enough to make two of the biggest plays in Sunday’s 29-28 Chiefs victory. Falcons WR Julio Jones suffered what coach Dan ...

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Chiefs to start QB Foles; RB Charles has surgery

3:08 PM ET KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs will start Nick Foles at quarterback against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, even though they say usual starter Alex Smith has no concussion. “Nope,” Smith said when asked whether he felt like he has a concussion. He’s had two in his football career, one in college with Utah and one while playing for the San Francisco 49ers. “But certainly something happened. Don’t know what it was, don’t know what you want to call it.” Meanwhile, Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles had ...

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Source: Chiefs place Charles on injured reserve

5:57 PM ET The Chiefs on Tuesday placed running back Jamaal Charles on injured reserve, a league source told ESPN’s Field Yates. Charles has had soreness in his surgically repaired right knee. The move to IR means he will miss at least eight weeks. Jamaal Charles had visited renown orthopedic surgeon James Andrews on Monday as he continued to battle soreness in his surgically repaired knee. AP Photo/Orlin Wagner Charles could conceivably return for the final two games of the season and the playoffs, if the Chiefs made them. But given ...

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Sources: Packers acquire RB Davis from Chiefs

12:06 PM ET ESPN.com news services The Kansas City Chiefs have traded running back Knile Davis to the Green Bay Packers, sources confirmed to ESPN. Running back Knile Davis never developed like the Kansas City Chiefs hoped, but still managed to make an impact during his time with the franchise. Ty Montgomery had a busy game last Sunday for the Packers, catching the ball, running the ball … and fumbling the ball. But Montgomery remains in line for a bigger role moving forward. 1 Related The Chiefs will receive a ...

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Chiefs to sign ex-Rams QB Foles, source says

3:39 AM ET ESPN.com news services The Kansas City Chiefs and former Los Angeles Rams quarterback Nick Foles have agreed to terms on a contract, sources confirmed Wednesday night to ESPN. The deal will be for one year with a team option for a second season, a source said. Foles will reunite with Chiefs coach Andy Reid, who was head coach of the Eagles when Philadelphia made Foles a third-round draft pick in 2012. Foles will back up Alex Smith, who is entering his fourth season with the Chiefs. Tyler ...

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Chiefs LB Houston (ACL) could miss '16 season

12:00 PM ET Adam TeicherESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Chiefs for 20 seasons for Kansas City Star Joined ESPN in 2013 print KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston had ACL surgery in February, putting his availability for the 2016 season in doubt. Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder said the normal rehab period for such a procedure is between six and 12 months. The Chiefs’ moves don’t explain why it took two months from Justin Houston’s knee injury for his ACL injury to be diagnosed and repaired. “We’re ...

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