In February, Chiefs receiver Albert Wilson finally did something he’s been dreaming of for the longest time: He bought his parents a house.
“Just to be able to get that off (my mom’s) back, to be able to come to a nice place and relax, is a blessing,” said Wilson, who added he was very close to tears at the time. “I stumbled over my words to tell her that it was hers.”
Wilson, who moved his move from Fort Pierce, Fla., to Port St. Lucie, Fla., hasn’t bought a house for himself yet — he lives in an apartment in Kansas City — but getting his mom squared away was a priority.
“It was something he’s been working on since my rookie year,” said Wilson, who is entering his third season in the NFL. “Just to move them out of the neighborhood they were in, it’s something that I always dreamed of … it’s something every kid at this stage wants to do for their parents.
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“My mom was my first goal — I’m good where I’m at now.”
Wilson has come a long way since he signed with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia State in 2014. After spending most of his rookie year learning the Chiefs’ offense, he was their third-leading receiver in 2015, catching 35 passes for 451 yards and two touchdowns.
Wilson will be a restricted free agent after this season, but is set to be a free agent in 2018.
Chiefs defensive tackle Jaye Howard and guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif got in a minor scuffle during Thursday’s practice, the first of offseason workouts. Players had to step in to separate them, but afterward, Howard made it clear that scraps sometimes happen when players are competing.
“It’s definitely a part of the game right now,” Howard said. “I’m a competitive person, so after a while, if they test you, then you’ve got to let them know. At the end of the day, he’s my teammate, so we leave it on the field.”