Kansas City Chiefs: Training Camp Recap Day Nine

Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Rakeem Nunez-Roches. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Rakeem Nunez-Roches. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports /
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Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp
Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports /

The Kansas City Chiefs are off to their best three year start since the beginning of the Schottenheimer and Peterson era.  That’s probably why Clark Hunt told reporters that he’s very pleased with the job that Andy Reid and John Dorsey have done and expects to start talking contract extension with the two in the near future.

There was only one new injury to report today, which is pretty good.  Andy Reid has always believed in running a physical camp to get the team ready for the season.  That naturally comes with a few more dings to the players than the camps some other teams run.  So far the Chiefs are keeping healthy.  Though, of course, some injuries do happen.

The new player on the injured list is Rakeem Nunez-Roaches who has a foot injury.  He apparently did something during the team stretching period, because he had originally come out with the team for stretches before returning “up the hill” to the trainer’s area.

Also on the injury front, Albert Wilson missed another day of practice with a strained calf.  Rod Streater is doing well in Wilson’s spot, so he needs to get back on the field in a hurry.  Wilson had been having a strong camp, and this position battle is going to be one of the closest on the team.

Josh Mauga’s injury may be a bit more concerning.  He is being held out with a groin injury and no timetable was given, though he was on the sidelines in shorts today.  In his place, Ramik Wilson got time with the first team defense, and continued to showcase his talent.  Wilson has starting experience from when he filled in for Mauga last season.

On the personnel side of things, I mentioned earlier that the team had signed safety Jeron Johnson.  To make room, they have released defensive back Shannon Edwards.  Edwards went down with an injury yesterday and had to have an MRI.  The team apparently decided that the cost benefit of holding on to Edwards just wasn’t there.

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The Kansas City Chiefs appear to be having a great Training Camp.  Players are stepping up and the team looks as solid as it ever has.  Even Clark Hunt took notice, calling it “the most complete team since Reid and and Dorsey have been here.”  That is a good sign for a team that has very high expectations this year.