Kansas City Chiefs
Denver Broncos safety Rahim Moore and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas said little about the Ray Rice domestic violence story that’s dominated NFL headlines in the opening week.
Following their first week loss and loss of two key defensive players, the Chiefs found a former Broncos player to fill in. Also, Denver is awaiting the NFL’s new drug policy, which could effect Wes Welker’s status this week.
The Kansas City Chiefs were trounced by the Tennessee Titans in Week One, at home, nonetheless. They’ll be hungry for a first win of the season in Denver, versus an AFC West foe in the Broncos.
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 2014 Broncos are trying to become the first team since the 1972 Miami Dolphins to win the Super Bowl the year after losing the big game.
Former Denver Broncos wide receiver and kick return specialist Rick Upchurch has been elected to the Broncos’ Ring of Fame and will be honored with a ceremony during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs in mid-September.
Running back Jamaal Charles has become a veritable workhorse for the Kansas City Chiefs, and it is not surprising since he’s one of the best backs in the entire NFL. With a new contract extension in place, the Chiefs hope for another great season out of Charles, and they’re likely going to get one.
The Denver Broncos gave Peyton Manning another offensive target, selecting Indiana wide receiver Cody Latimer in the second round of the NFL draft.
A person with knowledge of the situation says Denver assistant Jim Bob Cooter is expected to leave the Broncos to coach quarterbacks for the Detroit Lions.
The Denver Broncos are the cream of the crop in the AFC West, but their division rivals have all improved recently. Denver will be in a battle for the division in 2014, and we explain why here.