ST. JOSEPH — The Chiefs concluded training camp for the year with Thursdays practice. Coach Romeo Crennel said he was satisfied with the progress the Chiefs made in their three weeks at Missouri Western State University.
By ADAM TEICHER
The Kansas City Star
Overall the camp has been good, Crennel said. Weve laid a good foundation, and now we have to continue to build on that foundation as we move forward and work our way toward the regular season.
Ive seen guys improve during the course of our time here. That kind of lets me know guys are paying attention and theyre working to get better, and if they get better, then the team is getting better.
The Chiefs success with their starters in last Friday nights preseason opener against Arizona seems to validate Crennels beliefs. The Chiefs led 14-0 early in the second quarter when the last of their starters departed for the night.
The major issues still unresolved for the Chiefs are the status of wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, their unsigned franchise player, and cornerback Brandon Flowers. Bowe has yet to practice, while Flowers has missed more than two weeks because of a bruised heel.
The Chiefs resume their preseason with Saturday nights game against the Rams in St. Louis. They will resume practice Monday at their Truman Sports Complex facility.
Flowers out for Rams game
Crennel said Flowers was among a group of injured players ruled out for Saturdays game. The others include linebacker Cameron Sheffield and two of this years draft picks, defensive back DeQuan Menzie and running back Cyrus Gray.
He said both wide receiver Junior Hemingway and defensive back Travis Daniels could play in St. Louis.
The biggest issue is with Flowers. The Chiefs initially expected him back to practice a while back, but Crennel said the injury isnt necessarily more severe than they originally believed.
Its just one of those things that they havent been able to pinpoint exactly why hes not getting better as fast as we want him to get better, Crennel said.
Hes still working to try to get better. I saw him this morning, and hes doing all that he can. Were sending him to the doctors, and were trying different things to try and get it better. Hes getting better slowly, not fast enough, but all we can do is kind of hang on and see what happens.