Daily recap of the Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp. Day One started off with some notable returns and absences.
The Kansas City Chiefs are back in business! Today marked the first day of Training Camp in St Joseph, as quarterbacks, rookies, and veterans with special deferments got onto the field to shake off the rust.
The Chiefs had 30 players on the field today (1/3 of the full 90 man roster), which meant they were short-handed at a number of positions. One of the early moments of levity included quarterbacks Tyler Bray and Aaron Murray lining up on the offensive line and at wide receiver, respectively.
The Chiefs will need a strong training camp from these players that showed up today. As it stands, Eric Berry is set to be a no show, Justin Houston will not be available until after the season starts, and news has come out that Jamaal Charles will start Training Camp on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list.
Those three players being out are disappointing for Chiefs fans, but none of them are unexpected. For their own part, the Chiefs do not seem overly concerned with any of them, Andy Reid even expressing confidence that Eric Berry’s contract situation will work out.
I share the lack of concern for now. Comparatively speaking, the Chiefs are probably ahead of many of the other teams in the league. Players, especially star players, missing the start of camp is not an uncommon occurrence in the NFL. So fans shouldn’t be overly anxious about the status of Berry, Houston, and Charles.
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