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Chiefs showing inside rush package during training camp

The Chiefs won’t be content to get their sacks from the outside rush of linebackers Tamba Hali, Justin Houston and Dee Ford.

In the nickel defense, inside linebacker Derrick Johnson and free safety Husain Abdullah have been coming up the middle.

“We have different packages,” Johnson said. “I don’t want to tell everything, but we want to give the offensive linemen different looks. Even if we’re not coming at the time, it makes them talk, makes them think. When you think when you have Tamba (Hali) and Justin (Houston rushing) on the outside, it’s a second too late.”

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