KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Chiefs safety Eric Berry signed his franchise tender and reported to camp Sunday, though he is almost certain to miss Kansas City's preseason finale against Green Bay this week. Berry was given the franchise tag early in the offseason but had not signed the deal, which means he could skip all of training camp without being fined. The deal will pay him just over $10.8 million this season, making him the league's highest-paid safety. Kansas City plays its first regular-season game Sept. 11 against San Diego. Berry played in every game last season, less than a year after he was diagnosed with cancer. He made 55 tackles, a pair of interceptions and resumed his role as the heart
Alex Smith completed first-half passes to eight different receivers and the Kansas City Chiefs combined ball control offense with a stifling defense to beat the Chicago Bears 23-7 in a preseason game Saturday at Soldier Field. It was the Chiefs' first preseason victory after a pair of one-point defeats, and the Bears' third defeat in three games. It was also the second time in two games at home that Chicago's offense was ineffective. Smith, playing only the first half, completed 20 of 30 passes for 181 yards as Kansas City controlled the ball for nearly 22 of the 30 minutes. The Chiefs, however, were stymied twice near the goal line and had to settle for field goals, not scoring a touchdown until
Heading into the 2016 season, the Broncos not only lost both quarterbacks Brock Osweiler and Peyton Manning, but they also lost multiple defensive players as well. To go along with that, the running game needs a good balance to ease the pressure off the passing game. With a season with multiple question marks on the horizon, which five teams should the Broncos be most worried about in 2016? Let’s look at the opponents that could derail Denver’s five-straight postseason berths. 1.