Kansas City Chiefs: Training Camp Recap Day Eight

Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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The Kansas City Chiefs wrapped up their eighth practice session of Training Camp.  Today’s practice had to be held indoors due to weather, the second time in the past week that has happened.

The Kansas City Chiefs came back from their day off with a bit of a new look as quarterback Nick Foles made his debut with the roster.  The signing of Foles has led to a lot of speculation as to what GM John Dorsey might have up his sleeve.  To make space, the team released defensive tackle Alameda Ta’amu.

With Foles now in Training Camp, the Chiefs have five quarterbacks on the roster.  Of course the immediate question concerns what the Chiefs will do with Tyler Bray and Aaron Murray.  It was widely suspected that at least one of them would be off the team when the Chiefs drafted Kevin Hogan.  With Nick Foles added, that question becomes even bigger.

“This is Alex Smith’s team.” ~ Nick Foles on new role

As to Nick Foles himself, he has had some success in the NFL and is a former draft pick of Andy Reid from his days with the Eagles.  That makes him a solid option to have as a backup.  For some teams, this would create a controversy, but Nick Foles made it clear he knows his place with the Kansas City Chiefs, telling reporters: “This is Alex Smith’s team.”

Foles got early reps with the second team offense, splitting the job with Tyler Bray who would get the majority of snaps.  Foles spent most of his time going over the offense with the other quarterbacks and with Co-Offensive Coordinator Matt Nagy.  Nagy and Foles also worked together in Philadelphia.

The current set up would make it seem as though it is Aaron Murray who is first up on the chopping block.  Surely the Chiefs are trying to work some kind of a trade angle, ideally with the Dallas Cowboys who were also pursuing Foles.  In the meantime, the Chiefs will continue to work with five quarterbacks on the field.

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