After terminating the franchise’s 23-year stretch without winning a playoff game with a 30-0 thumping of the Houston Texas and nearly upsetting the New England Patriots, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith says it’s presumptuous to expect an even better season in 2016. Still, some NFL analysts are picking the Chiefs to win the AFC West.
The Chiefs have 90 players on their roster for training camp, which starts July 26 when rookies and quarterbacks report to Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph. Here’s a countdown of the top five position battles entering camp:
With a long list of events set for Chiefs training camp, which starts in late July and runs through mid-August, fans will get plenty of opportunities to meet and interact with their favorite players in St. Joseph.
Here are the top five storylines to monitor heading into Chiefs training camp, including where Eric Berry goes after he and the team couldn’t agree on a long-term contract. Also, with Justin Houston’s injury status up in the air, edge rush is a concern.
Allen Wright says shoes are the most popular accessories for players. The Kansas City Chiefs are packing approximately 200,000 pounds of equipment to St. Joseph. Training camp begins for rookies and quarterbacks on Tuesday.
The Pro Bowl safety will have to play the 2016 season under the franchise tender. Berry could hold out until the regular season and still collect his full salary. Berry could be franchised again in 2017, but the Chiefs already have a lot of money committed.
Two sides have until 3 p.m. Friday to get something done. Eric Berry will otherwise have to play the 2016 season under the franchise tender. Berry could then hold out until the regular season and still collect his full salary.
Eric Berry received yet another award on Wednesday — the 2016 ESPY for Best Comeback Player — and the star safety once again showed why he’s regarded as one of the Kansas City Chiefs’ best vocal leaders. “… I’m not accepting this award for me,” Berry said. “I’m accepting it for all the fighters out there.”
Chiefs safety Eric Berry took a break from his sixth annual free youth football camp on Friday and made a few things clear. One, he absolutely still wants to be a Chief for the long term. And two, yes, he is a bit surprised it's taken so long for a new deal to get done.
On one late afternoon this past February, Jeremy Maclin called Chris Conley. Over the next month and a half, the two of them and 23-year-old receiver Albert Wilson lifted weights, watched film and worked on route concepts four days a week until the Chiefs’ offseason workout program began April 18.
Mitchell and Geoff Schwartz will release a book in September. Mitchell is a tackle for the Chiefs, Geoff is a former Chief who plays for Detroit. The book touches on food, their religion, and their path to the NFL.
Right tackle Mitchell Schwartz is the most important improvement the Chiefs made this offseason. He turns one of the league’s worst right tackle spots into one of its best. That’s particularly important for Alex Smith, who doesn’t handle pressure as well as some others.
Linebacker Dezman Moses spent most of this offseason as a free agent, but after re-signing with the Chiefs in June, he quickly earned first-team reps. Moses spent the previous three seasons with the Chiefs.
The Kansas City Chiefs equipment staff, along with Fry-Wagner Moving & Storage, are packing approximately 75 percent of the team's equipment this week for transit to St. Joseph, MO, where the team will kick off their annual summer training camp for public practices beginning on July 30. VIDEO BY DAVID EULITT firstname.lastname@example.org
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