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No snap decision on long snapper for the Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs long snappers Andrew East (center) and James Winchester (right) waited for their turn during a training camp practice in St. Joseph.
Kansas City Chiefs long snappers Andrew East (center) and James Winchester (right) waited for their turn during a training camp practice in St. Joseph. deulitt@kcstar.com

The long snapper competition continues with no apparent leader between James Winchester and Andrew East.

“Good stuff from both,” said punter Dustin Colquitt, the holder on place kicks. “Both of them are very headstrong, capable young snappers. Snapping is a position where you have to see what happens in a game situation. We’re going to find out a lot more when we go to Arizona and when we’re back here at Arrowhead.”

The Chiefs open the preseason schedule Saturday at Arizona and play the Seahawks at home on Aug. 15.

“Winchester is a little bit faster in his snaps,” Colquitt said. “But that’s one of those things where you’re always looking for accuracy and somebody that you can trust putting it in the same place at the same time. Both of them are good about that right now.”

Kansas City Star Chiefs beat reporter Terez Paylor recaps Monday's training camp action from Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph.

To reach Blair Kerkhoff, call 816-234-4730 or send email to bkerkhoff@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter @BlairKerkhoff.

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