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12-4, 1st in AFC West

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs addressed their biggest remaining positional need by signing cornerback Bashaud Breeland. Among their top three cornerbacks from last season, Steven Nelson signed with the Steelers as a free agent and the Chiefs have shown no interest in re-signing Orlando Scandrick. The Chiefs also have two younger cornerbacks in Charvarius Ward and Tremon Smith but they can plug Breeland in as one starter along with Kendall Fuller. Corner still remains a position to watch for the Chiefs in the draft but it's no longer a necessity.

Investigation involving Chiefs WR Hill underway (1:05)

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs' contract agreement with Alex Okafor gives them a veteran defensive end for their new 4-3 base defensive system. Okafor, who has 22 sacks in six NFL seasons with the Cardinals and the Saints, hasn't been a prolific pass rusher. But they believe he can improve his production. He had four sacks in 16 starts last season for New Orleans.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

"You can acquire as many great players and as many talented players as you like but until you have the catalyst to make it go, things will never work out the way you want them. This was the catalyst we had to have.'' -- Chiefs GM Brett Veach on the signing of safety Tyrann Mathieu.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

It's officially official when they hold up a jersey.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

General manager Brett Veach called Tyrann Mathieu “the ultimate chess piece'' and suggested his versatility was the reason the Chiefs had him as the highest rated safety in free agency. “There were a lot of safeties out there but I don't think there's any (other) safety out there that can really do everything on the field – call the show, run everything back there, play in the box, play slot, blitz off the edge, play center field,'' Veach said. “When you get a guy like that, guys like that aren't cheap. You have to make a financial commitment to those guys.''

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Chiefs general manager Brett Veach said the $39 million in cap savings plus the acquisition of an additional second-round draft pick in 2020 were the main reasons the Chiefs released Justin Houston and Eric Berry and traded Dee Ford. He said the Chiefs wanted the cap flexibility to extend the contracts of some of their best young, Tyreek Hill and Chris Jones this year and Patrick Mahomes as soon as next year. “All of those guys could help us (but) just being real, the cap (was) an issue,'' Veach said. “You have to take that into consideration. You look at can they help us at the cost of what it would take to do that, knowing that contracts and extensions are looming behind here. What can we do now to put ourselves in a good position not just for next year but for the next three, four, five six years? You go back to where we'll be with both draft capital and cap space, this put us in a really good position in regards to potential extensions coming up and it put us in a position to maneuver around the draft and to potentially do things outside the box from now until the start of the season.''

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Chiefs release oft-injured Berry after 9 years

Safety Eric Berry, who has spent his entire career with Kansas City, was released by the Chiefs at the start of the new league year on Wednesday. The move comes with the team set to add Tyrann Mathieu, who agreed to a deal this week.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Eric Berry's release has been designated a post-June 1 cut, meaning he will instead save the Chiefs about $9.5 million against their cap. But those savings won't begin until June 2.

Chiefs release Berry after injury-plagued 2018 campaign (1:52)

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Chiefs coach Andy Reid: “I'd like to thank Eric for his contributions to our team and the Kansas City community over the last nine years. Seeing his passion and watching his love for the game has been truly remarkable. He's a special person, and we wish him the best as his career moves forward.”

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Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt:: “On behalf of my family and the entire Chiefs organization, I want to thank Eric for his many contributions to the Chiefs over the last nine seasons. Eric has been a tremendous leader for our football team and an inspiration to so many fans over the years, and we sincerely appreciate all that he has meant to the Chiefs. He will always be an important part of our Chiefs family, and we wish him nothing but the best in the future.”

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Chiefs GM Brett Veach: “We continually evaluate every aspect of our football team and we came to the decision that it was in our best interest to release Eric. Knowing what Eric has meant to this organization and this city made this an incredibly difficult decision. We wish him nothing but the best.”

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The signing of Tyrann Mathieu, as it turns out, does mean the end for Eric Berry with the Chiefs. They've released him, even though the salary cap savings will only be $1.5 million. What could have been? Berry was with Chiefs for nine years but missed almost all of four seasons because of injury or illness. Interested to see what is next for hm.

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Chiefs set to trade Ford to Niners, source says

Dee Ford and the 49ers have agreed to a deal in the range of five years and $87.5 million, and he is expected to sign it once the new league year begins, a source told ESPN's Josina Anderson.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Steven Nelson agreed to contract terms with the Pittsburgh Steelers, leaving the Chiefs without one of their starting cornerbacks. The other starter, Kendall Fuller, is headed into the final season of his contract. Otherwise at corner, the Chiefs have Charvarius Ward and Tremon Smith, who were rookies last season. So the Chiefs need some corners and will likely add more than one before training camp begins in July.

Team Stats

Passing Yards309.73rd
Rushing Yards115.916th
Points For35.31st
Points Against26.324th