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Andy Reid says he likes the Chiefs’ effort in the trenches

Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey smiled while speaking coach Andy Reid during the team’s training camp practice Wednesday morning at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph.
Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey smiled while speaking coach Andy Reid during the team’s training camp practice Wednesday morning at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph. deulitt@kcstar.com

With five full-squad practices in the books, Chiefs coach Andy Reid was asked Wednesday whether he’s seen enough to pursue free agents on the offensive or defensive lines.

Reid made it sound like more evaluation is needed, though general manager John Dorsey is known for his habit of actively turning over the bottom of the roster.

“We’ve had two days of contact,” Reid said. “John is always going to keep his eyes open for that type of stuff — that’s what that department does.

“But the guys are working hard. I like the effort, I like what I’m seeing. I’m seeing some improvement with some guys. We’ve just got to keep getting better.”

Notable free agents who remain on the market are former Philadelphia guard Evan Mathis and Seattle defensive tackle Tony McDaniel.

Kansas City Star Chiefs beat reporter Terez A. Paylor recapped the team’s daily practice

Off day looms

The Chiefs will have an off day Thursday before kicking off six straight days of practice Friday.

Reid was asked what his players are charged with doing while they’re gone.

“To get wherever they’re going, come back on time and be safe and be good citizens,” Reid said.

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid spoke on Wednesday in St. Joseph about the progress of third-year left tackle Eric Fisher. VIDEO BY DAVID EULITT deulitt@kcstar.com

To reach Terez A. Paylor, call 816-234-4489 or send email to tpaylor@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter @TerezPaylor. Tap here to download the new Red Zone Extra app for iOS and Android devices.

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