7/31 Headlines: Charles Makes Sports Illustrated Cover

Posted Jul 31, 2014

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Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is Sports Illustrated’s newest cover star

Excerpt from The Kansas City Star

“Well, here’s hoping you don’t believe in the Sports Illustrated cover jinx.

The next issue of Sports Illustrated will have regional covers, one of which includes Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles. The other covers feature Green Bay’s Eddie Lacy, Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy and UCLA’s Brett Hundley…” READ MORE…

Jamaal Charles Photos

Chiefs' Alex Smith say he'll halt contract talks if there's no agreement

Excerpt from the Associated Press

“The moment when Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will no longer discuss his contract situation is rapidly approaching, even though he makes it seem as if the deadline has already passed.

Sure, Smith politely answers every question about his uncertain future, but he also makes it clear that he would rather not…” READ MORE…

Chiefs training camp report, July 30: De’Anthony Thomas shines

Excerpt from The Kansas City Star

“The offense

Rookie running back De’Anthony Thomas kicked off 7-on-7 drills by making a nice catch on a pass thrown behind him. … Receiver Mark Harrison made a terrific catch on cornerback Sean Smith in 7-on-7. Harrison won a jump ball downfield against the 6-foot-3 Smith. Harrison let Smith know about it, too, as he got off the ground and flipped the ball at Smith, who was still on the ground. … Running back Jamaal Charles showed second-year safety Sanders Commings he is as slippery as ever by juking Commings to the ground in the open field. … Starting left guard Jeff Allen played a few downs at first-team right tackle, with Ricky Henry sliding into his spot at left guard. … Thomas showed off his quickness and toughness as a runner, as he repeatedly took handoffs, exploded through crevices in the defense and bounced back up after a few shots from bigger players. He also showed off his versatility as a receiver, as he hauled in a deep pass from Alex Smith in team drills. Thomas beat cornerback Justin Rogers on the play, then ran through a tackle by safety Malcolm Bronson. … Quarterback Tyler Bray hit receiver Fred Williams on a go route. Cornerback Brandon Jones had the coverage. … Receiver Albert Wilson had one of the best catches of the day, as he hauled in a touchdown pass up the seam between safety Jerron McMillian and cornerback Chris Owens…” READ MORE…

Murray remains at back of Chiefs QB line

Excerpt from

“ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Quarterback Aaron Murray has come a long way since joining the Kansas City Chiefs in May as a fifth-round draft pick.

The Chiefs are working on developing rookie Aaron Murray instead of throwing him in the quarterback mix early on. "So much farther along," Murray said. "Just to be able to get in the huddle and be able to confidently call a play, that was a task when I first got in. It's a very wordy offense. To get in there and call a play was challenging at first…” READ MORE…

Offense looks sharp in camp

Excerpt from FOX 26 KNPN

“After taking a day off Tuesday, the Kansas City Chiefs returned to work Wednesday morning. And it was the offense that looked the most impressive.

A trio of players seemed to stand out during drills. Second-year running back Knile Davis ripped off a few nice runs as the offensive line sliced open some nice holes…” READ MORE…

A bridge too far? Not for Chiefs CB Parker, who says a starting job is his to lose

Excerpt from FOX Sports Kansas City

“ST. JOSEPH, Mo. ‐‐ It takes two bridges to get to his boyhood home on St. Helena Island, so Ron Parker is used to circuitous journeys.

"Lots of woods, no street lights, like that," the Kansas City Chiefs' cornerback and South Carolina native said Wednesday with a grin…” READ MORE…

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