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FILE - Kansas City Chiefs' Travis Kelce smiles before the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Chiefs and the star tight end have agreed to a four-year, $57.25 million contract extension that will keep him with the Super Bowl champions through 2025, a person familiar with the contract tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the deal has not been announced. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Chiefs keep gambling by doling out another big-money deal

Aug. 14, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs had just finished their first padded practice of training camp Friday when safety Tyrann Mathieu was asked about the long-term contract signed by Travis Kelce, which ensured he would remain in Kansas City through the 2025 season. “I think Travis is a special...

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes, left, and Tyrann Mathieu celebrate after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game in Miami Gardens, Fla.  Just about the only person in the world that seems to be having a good year is Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs quarterback led his team to its first Super Bowl title in 50 years, was the game's MVP, signed a contract that could be worth a half-billion over the next decade and has grown confident enough in himself to speak out about issues that affect society as a whole.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Chiefs star Mahomes having 2020 nobody will soon forget

Aug. 10, 2020 2:06 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The world is in the grips of the worst pandemic in more than a century, the country is going through the kind of social upheaval unseen in decades, and the vast majority of people would prefer 2020 just grind to an end. Patrick Mahomes might be having the best year of anyone. The...

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo, Tennessee Titans' Dennis Kelly (71) celebrates his touchdown catch with quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) during the first half of the NFL AFC Championship football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo. Titans players have been praising one of their own, offensive lineman Kelly, for his leadership during the pandemic. He is the team's player rep, and he takes the role seriously. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

A look at NFL training camps in a most unusual preseason

Aug. 8, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

Now that more NFL players have opted out of the 2020 season than did men in MLB, the NHL and NBA combined, what about coaches? People in their 60s, for example, are considered more susceptible to the coronavirus than the general public. Seattle's Pete Carroll is the NFL's oldest head coach — impossible to...

FILE - In this June 4, 2019, file photo, New York Jets offensive guard Kelechi Osemele speaks to reporters at the team's NFL football training facility in Florham Park, N.J. The Kansas City Chiefs have had two players opt out of the upcoming season because of COVID-19. But with the signing of veteran guard Kelechi Osemele, and some key offseason acquisitions at both spots, there may be no positions for which the Chiefs are better able to absorb those losses as they head into training camp. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Chiefs' fortunate offseason helps with COVID-19 opt outs

Aug. 4, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kelechi Osemele was at a birthday party with his girlfriend in a park not long ago when his phone rang, and the two-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman ducked away from the noise to find out who was on the other end. It turned out the Kansas City Chiefs were interested in him. They had...

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs NFL football head coach Andy Reid speaks during a news conference in Aventura, Fla. In seven weeks, the NFL expects to kick off its 101st season with the Super Bowl champion Chiefs hosting Houston. Emphasis on expects (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Chiefs' Reid has plan in place for pandemic-altered camp

Jul. 27, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nobody really had any idea what training camp would like look until the NFL and its players' union came to an agreement late last week to dramatically alter the collective bargaining agreement to ensure football in the age of the coronavirus. Andy Reid might well have been the first...

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) passes against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Chiefs made sure they will have Super Bowl MVP Mahomes around as long as possible. Mahomes agreed to a 10-year extension worth $503 million, according to his agency, Steinberg Sports. The deal is worth $477 million in guarantee mechanisms and includes a no-trade clause and opt-out clauses if guarantee mechanisms are not met. It is the richest contract in professional sports history, surpassing Mike Trout’s $426.5 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Mahomes knows risk, feels safe in return to Chiefs' facility

Jul. 25, 2020 1:49 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was on every call involving the NFL Players Association and took a significant role in putting in place the return-to-play protocols for training camp. So while he acknowledges “some risk” in returning to the team facility...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs offensive guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (76) speaks during a news conference in Aventura, Fla., for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game. Duvernay-Tardif, of the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs, became the first player to opt out of the upcoming NFL season due to the coronavirus pandemic, Friday, July 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Chiefs' Duvernay-Tardif first to opt out of 2020 NFL season

Jul. 24, 2020 11:17 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif became the first player to opt out of the upcoming NFL season on Friday, choosing to put his medical degree to use on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic rather than helping the Kansas City Chiefs defend their first Super Bowl title...

FILE - This June 23, 2020, file photo shows Tampa Bay Buccaneers center Ryan Jensen, far left, along with safety Mike Edwards, second from left, quarterback Tom Brady, center in orange, cornerback Jamel Dean, second from right, and quarterback Blaine Gabbert during a private workout at Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, Fla. In a normal year, Brady's switch from the Patriots to the Buccaneers would have overridden every NFL story, from early winter through the spring and summer and into his debut against fellow 40-something QB Drew Brees and the Saints in September. Perhaps the biggest headlines Brady drew recently came when he defied players' union recommendations to cease informal practices with teammates as a coronavirus precaution. (Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)

NFL facing unending series of questions, uncertain answers

Jul. 21, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

In seven weeks, the NFL expects to kick off its 101st season with the Super Bowl champion Chiefs hosting Houston. Emphasis on expects. Still set on conducting a somewhat normal training camp, though without any preseason games, and then opening the regular season on time, the NFL pushes onward. Rookies are...

After title, Chiefs believe they're primed for more success

Jul. 20, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (15-4) CAMP SITE: Kansas City, Missouri LAST YEAR: Chiefs beat San Francisco 49ers to win first Super Bowl in 50 years, finally giving Andy Reid chance to hoist Lombardi Trophy for first time as an NFL head coach. QB Patrick Mahomes came back from early ankle injury and dislocated kneecap to...

FILE - In this Monday, July 29, 2019, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid watches a drill during NFL football training camp in St. Joseph, Mo. This was supposed to be the day that a bunch of wide-eyed rookies reported for their first training camp with the Kansas City Chiefs, lugging televisions and fans and other comfort items into the dormitories at Missouri Western State University. Instead, they were tested for COVID-19 and then sent home.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Chiefs rookies report for training camp unlike any other

Jul. 20, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — This was supposed to be the day that a bunch of wide-eyed rookies reported for their first training camp with the Kansas City Chiefs, lugging televisions and fans and other comfort items into the dormitories at Missouri Western State University. Instead, they were tested for...