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11-5, 2nd in AFC West
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Jamaal Charles can still get it done

Yes, he'll turn 30 this year and is coming off his second torn ACL, but if last year was any indication, Charles is far from washed up. The Chiefs back averaged more than 100 total yards and a TD per game in 2015.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Chiefs first offseason practice is over. Jamaal Charles, Houston, Hali, Berry among those who didn't practice.

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Plenty of pressure on Jamaal Charles

As if it weren't tough enough to return from a second torn ACL, Charles will turn 30 this year and watched a pair of his backups thrive in his absence last season. Most to prove

Where are Chiefs on Karabell's list?

It's never too early to start planning for your fantasy draft. Here's where the top Chiefs rank in their respective position groups, according to our Eric Karabell.

  • QB: Alex Smith (28)
  • RB: Jamaal Charles (10)
  • WR: Jeremy Maclin (19)
  • TE: Travis Kelce (5)
  • K: Cairo Santos (16)
  • Defense/Special teams (10)
Karabell's top-100 fantasy rankings for 2016

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Here's where the Chiefs stand on defense

Examining the Chiefs' roster to see where the Kansas City defense stands as the calendar moves toward training camp.

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Chiefs charge up offensive line

By adding OT Mitchell Schwartz, the Chiefs are sending a clear message to the rest of the pass-rusher-heavy AFC West. That message is: You won't get our quarterback that easily. Best NFL offseason acquisitions

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Best offseason acquisitions for all 32 NFL teams

From free agents to coaches and draft picks to general managers, NFL Nation reporters pick the top offseason pickup for every team. No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff and Hue Jackson make the list.

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8dAdam Teicher

Here's where the Chiefs stand on offense

The Chiefs are hoping for a boost from a healthy Jamaal Charles and more production from TE Travis Kelce. The big question mark? Backup quarterback.

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Russell can compete for starter spot

The Chiefs return just one cornerback that played more than 16 percent of the snaps in 2015: Marcus Peters, their terrific 2015 first-round pick. Behind him comes new addition KeiVarae Russell, who has very good speed and the requisite size to play the style of cornerback Kansas City wants. 10 NFL position battles (Insider)

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11dAdam Teicher

Tamba Hali stands up for Alex Smith

The Chiefs' Tamba Hali not only defended the selection of Alex Smith as a top-100 player, he said he should have been ranked higher.

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11dBill Barnwell

Barnwell's offseason report cards: AFC West

With the Broncos down several starters from the Super Bowl, the AFC West is wide-open for the Chiefs, Raiders or Chargers to step up. Bill Barnwell grades each team's offseason moves.

Football Outsiders' AFC West projection

With the NFL draft in the rearview mirror, Football Outsiders is ready to move on to projecting the 2016 season. Here is their way-too-early look at the AFC East:

  • 1. Kansas City Chiefs: 12-4
  • 2. San Diego Chargers: 8-8
  • 3. Denver Broncos 7-9
  • 4. Oakland Raiders: 6-10
AFC projections (Insider)

Chiefs slip to 10th in rankings

The draft has come and gone, and Kansas City drops one notch in ESPN's assessment of NFL teams. It hasn't been a good couple of weeks in K.C., what with the world champion Royals falling below .500. Post-draft Power Rankings

Team Stats

Passing Yards203.430th
Rushing Yards127.86th
Points For25.39th
Points Against17.93rd

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