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The Kansas City Chiefs are arriving on the campus of Missouri Western for their first training camp under coach Andy Reid.
Rookies and quarterbacks were reporting Monday ahead of the full squad, which will begin practice in earnest on Friday. The Chiefs play their first preseason game Aug. 9 at New Orleans, and then open the regular season Sept. 8 at Jacksonville.
After going 2-14 last year, Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt fired coach Romeo Crennel and general manager Scott Pioli this past offseason. Longtime Packers personnel man John Dorsey was brought in as the new GM and Reid was hired after spending the past 14 years with the Eagles.
Together, they've overhauled the roster in the hopes of a quick turnaround.
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The Kansas Chiefs now have a proven coach and quarterback in Andy Reid and Alex Smith in the two pivotal spots for any NFL team.
Kansas City sent six players to the Pro Bowl and having that kind of talent needs a coaching staff that knows how to utilize it.
There's good players to work with on defense, and Reid and Smith should bring leadership to an offense that can be built...
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- The round hole arrived at the sweatbox around 2-ish, followed not long after by the square peg, who sported a nifty beard, a long-sleeved shirt and black pants, all fairly bad ideas for St. Joe in late July.
"Camp is camp," Alex Smith said.
And heatstroke is heatstroke. But we digress.
Because no matter how you slice it, the Kansas City Chiefs'...
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Kansas City Chiefs safety Sanders Commings fractured his left collarbone in his first practice of training camp when he landed on it while trying to defend a pass.
The fifth-round draft pick jumped to defend tight end Tony Moeaki and landed hard on one of the practice fields at Missouri Western State University on Tuesday. Commings immediately walked off the field...
The Kansas City Chiefs are still talking with the agent for No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher, but the right tackle has yet to sign a contract and has not reported to training camp.
Rookies, quarterbacks and injured players reported to the Chiefs' camp headquarters on the campus of Missouri Western on Monday, giving them a few days of extra work before the full squad reports on...
The first pass that Alex Smith threw on Tuesday was to Tony Moeaki, who might have a hard time making the Kansas City Chiefs after an injury-plagued start to his career.
Then came passes to Tyler Shoemaker, Rico Richardson and Junior Hemingway. It was about as modest of a start as you could get to Smith's first training camp with the Chiefs - a bunch of throws to wide receivers...
The Kansas City Chiefs have restructured their player engagement department less than a year after one of their players was involved in a murder-suicide near Arrowhead stadium.
Kirsten Krug, the Chiefs' vice president of administration, will oversee the department. She will work alongside B.J. Stabler, who has experience in crisis management.
Last season, Chiefs linebacker...
The thousands of fans heading north on Interstate 29 to catch some of the Kansas City Chiefs' training camp the next few weeks would be wise to bring along an updated roster.
There's a new quarterback in Alex Smith being protected by a new right tackle in Eric Fisher, the first overall pick in April's draft. Wide receiver Donnie Avery and tight end Anthony Fasano were...
From the Bucs communications department: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today the signing of running back Peyton Hillis to a one-year contract.
Hillis (6-2, 250) enters his sixth year in the NFL, having played in 65 games with 33 starts, totaling 597 rushes for 2,470 yards (4.1 avg.) and 21 touchdowns, while catching 111 passes for 867 yards and three touchdowns.
Jenna Laine of Sports Talk Florida reports that the Buccaneers will bring in free agent RB Peyton Hillis for a workout on Tuesday.
Hillis, 27, signed a one-year deal with the Chiefs last year, but wound up seeing very little playing time. He finished the year with 85 carries for 309 yards and a single touchdown.
There has been almost no buzz surrounding Hillis this offseason...
Formerly of the Chiefs and Browns, RB Peyton Hillis was considered a fantasy breakout candidate in 2011 after carrying the ball for Cleveland 270 times for 1,177 yards and 11 scores in 2010. A Madden-cover birth did no favors for Hillis as he skid between injuries and only found the end zone 3 times in 2011 and only once in 2012 (KC).Hillis is likely a benefactor of the NFC arms...