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Chiefs ready for day off Tuesday

After five days of practice, the Chiefs will enjoy a day of rest on Tuesday. Just the thought of a day off made it easier to practice on Monday.

“It gets you through,” said outside linebacker Derrick Johnson, 31. “(Monday), I was feeling my age a little bit early in practice, but I got through. It’s one of those things where, it doesn’t matter what motivates you during this time, you want to see results out there on the field. Everybody is getting evaluated.

“Whatever motivates you, that’s my (mindset) every day. When they blow that whistle, whatever motivates you, you better be running.”

Inside linebacker Joe Mays promises to be ready for the resumption of camp at 8:15 Wednesday morning.

“I’m just going to try and relax, get off my feet, definitely hit the cold tub and try to spend as much time with my family as I can,” said Mays.

Mays, in his first year with the Chiefs, welcomed the sub-70 degree temperatures of Monday morning.

“You can’t ask for anything better than this,” Mays said. “I was in Houston last year, and it was hot, muggy. It was about 90 degrees at 8 in the morning. This right here is awesome.”

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