One of the best stories of the Chiefs’ 2015 training camp lasted less than 72 hours. On Sunday, the club announced that it had released former Raytown running back LaVance Taylor — the player who asked the Chiefs for a job via Twitter and got one — to make room for running back Darrin Reaves of Alabama-Birmingham.
In high school, Da’Ron Brown surrendered his natural wide reciever position to play quarterback, because it is what his team needed. It may have cost him in recruting. But it didn’t stop him becoming an NFL Draft selection, and now he’s hoping to show his stuff with the KC Chiefs.
James O’Shaughnessy is a big man from a small school hoping first to make the Chiefs roster, then prove himself in the NFL. But in Kansas City specifically, there are few limits to the heights he can reach as a pass-catching tight end, as evidenced by the season Travis Kelce put together in 2014.
Terez A. Paylor, the Chiefs beat writer for The Kansas City Star, talked about injuries at camp in St. Joseph on Thursday and how that forced Chase Daniel and Aaron Murray into action as running backs.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Chris Conley, who was injured Wednesday, did not practice Thursday at training camp because of a strained knee. Inside linebacker Ramik Wilson (back) and tight end Demetrius Harris (foot) both missed practice for the second straight day.