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Chiefs see center Mitch Morse as seasoned beyond his two years

Chiefs center Mitch Morse wants to build on his strong rookie season.
Chiefs center Mitch Morse wants to build on his strong rookie season. skeyser@kcstar.com

A year ago, Mitch Morse arrived at his first Chiefs training camp and was asked to make the transition from left tackle, where he spent his last season at Missouri, to center.

The transition went so well Morse took over the starting spot and held it throughout most of the season. Now, Morse is seen as seasoned beyond a second-year player by quarterback Alex Smith, who said they work well together.

“I look up to Alex as does this entire offensive line and offensive unit,” Morse said. “He’s an incredible competitor. I was very fortunate to have him as a rookie when I made mistakes or had a question. He was gracious with his time and I will never forget that.

“For me individually this year … I can’t get destination disease. It’s never acceptable to stay where you are and for me, the great thing is I have so much to improve on.”

On Monday, the Chiefs held their first practice of the year in pads on Day 6 of training camp. Linebacker Justin March and defensive lineman Chris Jones are making an impact (video by Shane Keyser | skeyser@kcstar.com).

Blair Kerkhoff: 816-234-4730, @BlairKerkhoff

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