The Kansas City Chiefs are off and running with the veterans now in St Joe’s for Training Camp 2016. Most of the team was on hand to kick off practice.
The Kansas City Chiefs opened up day three of Training Camp with (nearly) all hands on deck. Today marks the first day that the veteran players on the roster are getting into the mix. The Chiefs are now able to get their first looks at what the roster brings for the 2016 NFL season.
Of course, this is not a full look. The Chiefs have several players who are not participating yet. Most notably, Eric Berry has indeed followed through on his decision to hold out. That will be a big concern for the Chiefs moving forward this offseason. In his place, Daniel Sorenson was used in the safety role next to Ron Parker.
The Chiefs are also missing outside linebackers Justin Houston and Tamba Hali, who are starting the season on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. We knew that Houston would be on the PUP list, but there had not been word about Hali until now. It’s not unexpected though as Hali has struggled with wear and tear due to his age. The team will ease him into on the field work.
Also on the PUP list is running back Jamaal Charles. It was announced earlier this week that Charles would start the season on the PUP list. It will be interesting to see how the Chiefs handle Charles. He knows the offense, so he doesn’t need the work. The team also has a pair of excellent backups in Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware.
Speaking of Spencer Ware, the running back was not on the field today either. However, he should be back soon. Andy Reid told reporters after practice that Ware was out today with an illness. In his place, Knile Davis ran with the second team offense.
While the Chiefs certainly don’t want to start the season without any of these players, there is nobody missing that wasn’t at least somewhat expected.
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