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Chiefs WR Rashee Rice surrenders to police

Chiefs WR Rashee Rice surrenders to police

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice turned himself in to police on Thursday, a day after an arrest warrant was issued for charges stemming from a six-car collision in Dallas on March 30.According to multiple media reports, Rice surrendered to Glenn Heights, Texas, police, then was booked into the regional jail in DeSoto, Texas. He subsequently was released on bond.Police allege that Rice, driving a Lamborghini, and SMU cornerback Teddy Knox, driving a Corvette, were speeding on the North Central Expressway (U.S. 75) when they caused a chain-reaction wreck that left four people with minor injuries.Rice and Knox each face one count of aggravated assault, one count of collision involving serious bodily injury and six counts of collision involving injury.Rice's lawyer, Royce West, said in a statement: "I want to re-emphasize Mr. Rice's continued cooperation with law enforcement. Mr. Rice acknowledges his actions and feels deeply for those injured as a result of this accident. Our legal team is now tasked with reviewing all legal documents."Last week, Rice came forward to apologize to the injured parties and accept responsibility for the accidents.
Arrest warrant issued for Chiefs WR Rashee Rice

Arrest warrant issued for Chiefs WR Rashee Rice

Dallas police issued an arrest warrant for Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice on Wednesday on eight charges stemming from a chain-reaction crash on March 30.Four people sustained minor injuries in a incident that was created by two speeding cars, according to the police.Rice and the man police say was driving the other speeding car, Theodore Knox, 21, each face one count of aggravated assault, one count of collision involving serious bodily injury and six counts of collision involving injury.Rice, who is not yet in custody, has one day to appear. Multiple outlets reported that he plans to turn himself in.Last week, Rice came forward to apologize to the injured parties and accept responsibility for the accidents.He posted to his Instagram story on April 3, "Today I met with Dallas PD investigators regarding Saturday's accident. I take full responsibility for my part in this matter and will continue to cooperate with the necessary authorities. I sincerely apologize to everyone impacted in Saturday's accident."A Lamborghini sport utility vehicle leased by Rice was one of two speeding sports cars that authorities say caused a chain-reaction crash on a downtown Dallas highway.The occupants of the Lamborghini and a Corvette left the scene without checking to see if anyone needed medical attention or providing their information, according to police.
Report: Chiefs re-signing DE Mike Danna to 3-year, $24M contract

Report: Chiefs re-signing DE Mike Danna to 3-year, $24M contract

The Kansas City Chiefs are re-signing starting defensive end Mike Danna to a three-year contract worth $24 million with $13 million guaranteed, NFL Network reported Friday evening.A first-time unrestricted free agent, Danna, 26, started 16 regular-season games and all four playoff games for the Super Bowl champions. He totaled career highs of 50 tackles, 6.5 sacks and 13 quarterback hits in the regular season and added seven tackles in the postseason.He set career highs in 2023 with 745 defensive snaps (74 percent of Chiefs' snaps) and 65 special teams snaps (16 percent).
Lawyer: Chiefs WR Rashee Rice was driving Lamborghini in crash

Lawyer: Chiefs WR Rashee Rice was driving Lamborghini in crash

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice was driving the Lamborghini at the center of a six-car, hit-and-run crash in Dallas on Saturday, Rice's attorney said Thursday in a news conference.Two people were hospitalized with minor injuries sustained in the chain-reaction collision that occurred after Rice's Lamborghini and a Corvette crashed while speeding, police said. Two others were treated for lesser injuries at the scene.Royce West, Rice's attorney, said Rice "wants to make certain it's understood and appreciated that he's going to do everything in his power to bring their life back to as normal as possible."West said Rice knows someone could have been seriously injured."He understands that, he appreciates that, that's why he wanted to come out and say he's going to be responsible for making certain that the victims are made whole as best as possible," the lawyer said.Rice and the driver of the Corvette both fled the scene, according to police, and West said "that's still being investigated." He said Rice is cooperating with police.
Reports: Chiefs, RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire agree to 1-year deal

Reports: Chiefs, RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire agree to 1-year deal

The Kansas City Chiefs are bringing back running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire on a one-year contract, several reports said Tuesday.Edwards-Helaire, who turns 25 April 11, was the Chiefs' first-round draft pick (No. 32 overall) in 2020 and spent his first four NFL seasons with the club. He lost his starting job to Isiah Pacheco during the 2022 campaign, and 2023 saw his lowest production yet.In 15 games (three starts) last season, Edwards-Helaire had 70 carries for 223 rushing yards and one touchdown, along with 17 receptions for 188 yards and a touchdown.
Chiefs, Royals ponder future after voters reject stadium tax

Chiefs, Royals ponder future after voters reject stadium tax

The Chiefs and Royals are questioning their futures in Kansas City after voters rejected the extension of a sales tax that the teams said would have assured they remain in the area.Voters in Jackson County, Mo., voted no Tuesday on the ballot measure that would have kept a three-eights-cent sales tax for stadium financing in place for the next 40 years. The measure failed 58.1 percent to 41.9 percent.The two teams have played at the Truman Sports Complex for more than 50 years -- the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium since 1972 and the Royals at Kauffman Stadium since 1973. The Royals want to build a new downtown stadium, and the Chiefs want to make extensive renovations at Arrowhead."We respect the democratic process, we respect the voters of Jackson County and the results of the election," John Sherman, the Royals' owner, said Tuesday night. "We're deeply disappointed, as we are steadfast in our belief that Jackson County is far better off with the Chiefs and the Royals. This is a belief I both hold professionally and personally, as someone whose roots run deep in this town."We will take some time to reflect on and process the outcome and find a path forward that works for the Royals and our fans."Approval of the sales tax extension would have helped fund both a new Royals stadium and the Arrowhead improvements.Sherman has said ownership of the Royals would contribute at least $1 billion to replace Kauffman, the sixth-oldest stadium in baseball. Clark Hunt, owner of the Chiefs, pledged $300 million toward $800 million for upgrades at Arrowhead, the third-oldest in the NFL."We're disappointed," Chiefs team president Mark Donovan said. "We feel we put forth the best offer for Jackson County. We were ready to extend the longstanding partnership the teams have enjoyed with this county."We will do, and look to do, what is in the best interest of our fans and our organization as we move forward."A variety of community groups in Kansas City had come out against the proposal, saying the burden was too high on taxpayers and ownership needed to do more.
Chiefs' Rashee Rice takes 'full responsibility' for crash

Chiefs' Rashee Rice takes 'full responsibility' for crash

Kansas City Chiefs receiver Rashee Rice met with Dallas police Wednesday and apologized on social media for his role in a weekend car accident that injured four people."Today I met with Dallas PD investigators regarding Saturday's accident. I take full responsibility for my part in this matter and will continue to cooperate with the necessary authorities," he posted to his Instagram story. "I sincerely apologize to everyone impacted in Saturday's accident."A Lamborghini sport utility vehicle leased by Rice was one of two speeding sports cars that authorities say caused a chain-reaction crash on a downtown Dallas highway on Saturday night.The occupants of the Lamborghini and a Corvette left the scene without checking to see if anyone needed medical attention or providing their information, according to police.Attorney Royce West said earlier this week that Rice is cooperating with police "and will take all necessary steps to address this situation responsibly."
Report: RB JK Dobbins to visit Chiefs

Report: RB JK Dobbins to visit Chiefs

Free agent running back J.K. Dobbins is scheduled to visit the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday, ESPN reported.Dobbins, who met with the Los Angeles Chargers last week, reportedly has been cleared for football activities after tearing his Achilles in Week 1 of last season.Injuries have defined Dobbins' NFL career since he was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft out of Ohio State.After rushing for 805 yards and nine touchdowns in his rookie season, Dobbins missed the entire 2021 campaign with a torn ACL. He missed another nine games in 2022 but averaged 5.7 yards per carry.
Reports: Chiefs add Carson Wentz as backup QB

Reports: Chiefs add Carson Wentz as backup QB

Carson Wentz is headed to his fifth team in as many years, as the veteran quarterback agreed to a one-year deal to back up Patrick Mahomes with the Kansas City Chiefs, multiple media outlets reported Monday night.Wentz, 31, takes the spot previously occupied by Blaine Gabbert, who is currently a free agent.Selected second overall by the Eagles in the 2016 draft out of North Dakota State, Wentz spent five years in Philadelphia. He made the Pro Bowl in 2017 but missed the postseason that year due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament, and the Eagles went on to win the Super Bowl with Nick Foles at quarterback.After producing a 35-32-1 record as Philadelphia's starter, went on to one-year stints as a starter with the Indianapolis Colts in 2021 (9-8 record) and the Washington Commanders in 2022 (2-5 record).Last year, he was unsigned until midseason before landing with the Los Angeles Rams. Wentz saw his only action of the year when he started the regular-season finale in place of Matthew Stafford as the Rams and the San Francisco 49ers rested players ahead of the postseason. Los Angeles emerged with a 21-20 win. Wentz threw for 163 yards and two touchdowns, and he was intercepted once.
Report: Police seeking Chiefs WR Rashee Rice over accident

Report: Police seeking Chiefs WR Rashee Rice over accident

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice is being sought by police in Dallas in their investigation of a major accident on Saturday, the Dallas Morning News reported.The newspaper reported that a vehicle "believed to be registered or leased to Rice" was involved in a crash on North Central Expressway in Dallas at approximately 6:20 p.m. local time. Police have not disclosed details of the accident or if there were any injuries.Rice, who turns 24 on April 22, grew up in North Richland Hills, Texas, and attended college at SMU.
Reports: Chiefs reach deal with rugby player

Reports: Chiefs reach deal with rugby player

The Kansas City Chiefs agreed to terms with former rugby star Louis Rees-Zammit, multiple media outlets reported.Bleacher Report said the Chiefs have designs on having Rees-Zammit, a native of Wales, compete as both a running back and wide receiver. He also will be expected to participate on special teams, particularly on returns under the NFL's new kickoff format.Rees-Zammit, 23, announced his desire to play in the NFL during a social media post in January. He ran a 4.43 in the 40-yard dash during his International Pathway Program pro day last week.
Reports: Titans acquire CB L'Jarius Sneed from Chiefs

Reports: Titans acquire CB L'Jarius Sneed from Chiefs

Cornerback L'Jarius Sneed, a starter on the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl-winning teams each of the past two seasons, is headed to the Tennessee Titans, ESPN and NFL.com reported Friday night.The Titans reportedly are sending the Chiefs a 2025 third-round pick, and the clubs will swap seventh-round selections in 2024.The deal came together after Kansas City placed the nonexclusive franchise tag on Sneed this month, days after granting him permission to find another team willing to trade for his services.Sneed will receive a new contract from Tennessee, per the two reports. According to ESPN, he will wind up with one of the richest contracts for a cornerback.Sneed, 27, is set to become the second cornerback to join the Titans in the offseason, following former Cincinnati Bengal Chidobe Awuzie, who landed a three-year deal earlier this month.The Chiefs drafted Sneed in the fourth round of the 2020 draft out of Louisiana Tech, and he wound up playing 57 regular-season games, including 54 starts, for Kansas City.
Reports: Chiefs adding speedy WR 'Hollywood' Brown

Reports: Chiefs adding speedy WR 'Hollywood' Brown

The Kansas City Chiefs are adding Marquise "Hollywood" Brown in their bid to upgrade their wide receiver corps, multiple reports indicated late Thursday night.The one-year contract is worth up to $11 million.The speedy Brown, a five-year NFL veteran who spent the last two seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, had his best season in 2021, his third year with the Baltimore Ravens. As quarterback Lamar Jackson's top target, he had 91 catches for 1,008 yards and six touchdowns.The Ravens traded him to Arizona in 2022. He caught 67 passes for 709 yards and three touchdowns that season.Last season, he slipped to 51 receptions for a career-low 574 yards and four scores.
1587 Prime: Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce team on K.C. steakhouse

1587 Prime: Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce team on K.C. steakhouse

Kansas City Chiefs stars Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce are continuing to build their partnership -- off the field.The prolific quarterback-tight end combo, who together have won three Super Bowl championships, announced Thursday they are working with Las Vegas-based restaurant group Noble 33 to open 1587 Prime. The upscale steakhouse, which gets its name from the pair's jersey numbers, is set to open in the Loews Kansas City hotel downtown in early 2025."Travis and I have become frequent visitors of Noble 33 restaurants in other cities so it only made sense to bring something special to our own community in Kansas City," Mahomes said in a news release.Noble 33 restaurants include Toca Madera in three western U.S. cities, Sparrow Italia in London and Meduza Mediterrania in New York.Mahomes and Kelce have lent more than just their names to the project, said Tosh Berman, a Noble 33 partner."Noble 33 is leading the development of the design, experience, menu, and operation, but conceptually, Patrick and Travis' involvement and input has been instrumental," he said. "Both of them are longtime regulars of our other restaurants, so a great starting point was bringing elements they loved from those experiences and abstracting them in an original way for 1587 Prime."
Reports: DT Chris Jones agrees to 5-year, $95 million deal with Chiefs

Reports: DT Chris Jones agrees to 5-year, $95 million deal with Chiefs

Defensive tackle Chris Jones agreed to a five-year, $95 million deal with the Kansas City Chiefs, ESPN and NFL Network reported Saturday night.All the money in the first three years of the deal -- $95 million -- is guaranteed, per the reports. Once pen goes to paper, Jones will have the highest average annual salary for a defensive tackle in NFL history.Los Angeles Rams star Aaron Donald held the previous record at $31.6 million per year.Kansas City was able to lock Jones up just before he hit free agency. He is now set to become an unrestricted free agent in 2029.After the reports of the deal surfaced, Jones took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to share his excitement.
Reports: Chiefs re-signing LB Drue Tranquill to 3-year contract

Reports: Chiefs re-signing LB Drue Tranquill to 3-year contract

The Kansas City Chiefs are re-signing linebacker Drue Tranquill to a three-year, $19 million contract with $13 million guaranteed, according to multiple media reports on Thursday night.Tranquill, 28, signed as a free agent with the Chiefs and played in 16 regular-season games with eight starts, and all four playoff games (one start) as Kansas City captured its second consecutive Super Bowl championship.He made 78 tackles, including seven tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in the regular season.
Chiefs place $19.8M franchise tag on CB L'Jarius Sneed

Chiefs place $19.8M franchise tag on CB L'Jarius Sneed

The Kansas City Chiefs placed the franchise tag on cornerback L'Jarius Sneed on Monday.Provided he signs the tag, Sneed will earn $19.8 million in the 2024 season. The two sides can continue to negotiate a long-term deal until mid-July under league rules.The Chiefs selected Sneed in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft. He played last season on the final year of a four-year, $3.93 million deal signed in July 2020.Using the tag on the 27-year-old Sneed means it's no longer available for defensive lineman Chris Jones, who earned $19.5 million last season. The Chiefs reportedly are attempting to re-sign Jones, 29, but he could opt to test the free agent market when it opens next week.The two-time All-Pro combined for 26 sacks the past two seasons.
Prison sentence commuted for Britt Reid, former Chiefs assistant

Prison sentence commuted for Britt Reid, former Chiefs assistant

Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid, convicted of a drunk-driving charge in a 2021 incident that severely injured a child, will spend the rest of his prison sentence under house arrest.Missouri Gov. Mike Parson of Friday commuted the prison sentences of or pardoned 39 people, Reid among them.The son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, the younger Reid pleaded guilty to a felony charge of driving while intoxicated resulting in serious physical injury. He was sentenced to three years in state prison on Nov. 1, 2022.Under the terms of the commutation, Reid, 38, will be placed under house arrest until Oct. 31, 2025, and must meet "strict conditions of probation, including weekly meetings with a parole officer, weekly behavioral counseling attendance, weekly meetings with a peer support sponsor, and stringent community service and employment requirements," USA Today reported."Mr. Reid has completed his alcohol abuse treatment program and has served more prison time than most individuals convicted of similar offenses," a spokesperson for Parson told USA Today in a statement.Reid was driving his truck on Feb. 4, 2021, and was drunk and speeding, according to court documents, when the truck hit two cars parked on the shoulder of Interstate 435 in Kansas City.
Reports: Chiefs releasing WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling

Reports: Chiefs releasing WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling

The Kansas City Chiefs are releasing wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling to save $12 million against the salary cap, multiple outlets reported Wednesday.The 29-year-old veteran won back-to-back Super Bowls with the Chiefs the past two seasons after spending his first four campaigns with the Green Bay Packers.Valdes-Scantling caught 21 passes for 315 yards and a touchdown in 16 games (10 starts) in the regular season in 2023. He had a 16-yard TD grab in the 25-22 overtime win against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII.
Chiefs turn page, tag in play for top free agents

Chiefs turn page, tag in play for top free agents

INDIANAPOLIS -- Winning the Super Bowl again put a strain on the Kansas City Chiefs' front office, but the extra five weeks of football made general manager Brett Veach easy to find."They've been locked in a room, grinding to get ready for this thing," head coach Andy Reid said of Veach and the scouting staff cramming for the NFL Scouting Combine, which takes place this week in and around Lucas Oil Stadium.Reid and Veach opened their separate interview sessions at the event by expressing appreciation for the uniformed officers and public safety officials who sprang into action at the Lombardi Trophy parade in Kansas City three days after the Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers in Las Vegas.The Chiefs quickly shifted from celebrating their Super Bowl LVIII win to keeping the team together."We're chasing that ever-elusive three-peat," Veach said of the front office focus on 2024.Headlining free agents include defensive tackle Chris Jones and cornerback L'Jarius Sneed. Jones said during the victory parade that he intends to return."He's at the top of the list," Veach said of Jones and his scheduled visits with player agents in Indianapolis before prospect workouts begin.The pecking order might leave the Chiefs shorter on cash to sign Sneed. The shutdown corner was described during Super Bowl media availability as "the reason we can do what we do on defense" by coordinator Steve Spagnuolo.

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