Reid loves St. Joseph
By ADAM TEICHER
The Kansas City Star
Chiefs coach Andy Reid on Wednesday concluded his first training camp in St. Joseph. The Chiefs have one more year on the contract to hold training camp at Missouri Western State University, but judging from the way Reid raved about the treatment the Chiefs received, theyll be back for camp in 2015 and beyond.
The university and the setup here, theyve been phenomenal, Reid said. The people here, I cant say enough good things about them. These (practice) fields are incredible. The food is unbelievable. The people that take care of the rooms for the players, theyre clean and they make your bed for you. They do everything for you. Its quite a setup. Whatever we needed, we were able to get. With that, the players can focus on their job, and it eliminates the distractions.
I think it starts with the university. What a great setup here. If Im an athlete with the setup here, Im going to look at this school. Its an incredible situation for athletics.
49ers eager to play
Alex Smiths former teammates are salivating to put a few hits on the Chiefs quarterback Friday night.
Theres a first time for everything, 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman said this week in Santa Clara, Calif. We never got a chance to hit him. This time we can. Were looking forward to it. I know Alex knows were coming. Its football, man. Hes on another team and we have to go out there and play our game.
San Francisco cornerback Carlos Rogers plans to talk trash because, he insists, Smith will certainly be expecting it.
Hell probably come after me because we were always talking junk during practices while he was here. Im going to take a look at the film and see what we can come up with, Rogers said. It will be really fun. Im pretty sure hes going to be talking junk. Hes going to want to go at our defense because now he gets the opportunity. When he was here we didnt really go against the (No. 1) offense unless it was training camp.
Smith certainly sounded as if he would leave the personal ties out of it, instead focusing on preparing his offense.
Regardless of the fact that I used to play there, theyre a good defensive unit, he said. Theyre a really good defensive unit, and theyll be a good test for us. I mean, they dont have many weaknesses on that side of the ball.
Linebacker Chad Kilgore, who played at Northwest Missouri State, wont get to play a professional game at Arrowhead Stadium. He was released two days before Friday nights home preseason opener against the 49ers.
The Chiefs signed Kennard Cox to take Kilgores place on the roster as they continue their search for cornerbacks. The 6-foot, 191-pound Cox has played in 29 games over four seasons with Seattle and Jacksonville.
New bag policy
The NFLs new policy regarding bags brought into the stadium will take effect at Arrowhead for Friday nights game. Bags brought into the stadium must be clear and no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches. One-gallon clear plastic zipper bags are also permitted.
Small clutch bags approximately the size of a hand are permitted as well. An exception will be made for medically necessary items after an inspection. Those bags must be taken to one of the following gates: D, F, Tower, Founders Plaza.
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