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6/19 Headlines: Zach Fulton Competing at RG

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Rookie Fulton mounting challenge at RG

By Adam Teicher

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"KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Some observations from today's Kansas City Chiefs minicamp practice:

Rookie Zach Fulton, a sixth-round draft pick from Tennessee, continued his bid for a starting spot at right guard. Fulton split the starter's snaps with Rishaw Johnson. The Chiefs will get a better gauge on how advanced Fulton is at training camp, where they can wear full pads. But for now at least they are pleased with what they have seen from Fulton…" READ MORE…



De'Anthony Thomas returns to Chiefs practice, takes the heat

By Terez A. Paylor

Excerpt from The Kansas City Star

"One day after he was forced to leave practice early due to the heat, fourth‐round pick De'Anthony Thomas returned to the practice field for another long, muggy session.

This time, however — with temperatures again hovering in the 90s — he made it through…" READ MORE…

Dee Ford's time is apparently now

By Adam Teicher

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"KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Until the first minicamp practice on Tuesday, the Kansas City Chiefs had only tantalized with rookie outside linebacker Dee Ford. They had used their first-round draft pick as a pass-rusher, but mixed him into their base defense only on occasion.

That changed on Tuesday, when Ford was on the field with the starters in all situations for the first time. Justin Houston continued his holdout and Ford was in his place, with veteran Frank Zombo moving to a backup role…" READ MORE…

Chiefs must put holdout aside and sign Justin Houston to a new contract

By Sam Mellinger

Excerpt from The Kansas City Star

"That's the only way for this to end.

Houston is noticing other stars around the league being taken care of by their teams. He wants the same treatment. The Chiefs see Alex Smith leading and attending minicamps through a contract negotiation, and can't be encouraged that another core player has removed himself from his teammates to make a financial point…" READ MORE…

Chiefs QB Murray roots on bro on 'Bachelorette'

By Associated Press

"KANSAS CITY, Mo. — While his buddies were bunking down to watch Jack Bauer on "24," or cruising through channels in search of a game, Aaron Murray was settling in for another episode of "The Bachelorette."

Yep, ABC's reality dating show is must‐see TV for the Chiefs' rookie quarterback…" READ MORE…

Panthers, Chiefs, Seahawks among teams set to take a step back

By Gil Brandt

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"One of the most difficult things to achieve in the NFL is sustained success.

Even for the most‐hyped "can't‐miss" squads out there, the bottom is seemingly always threatening to fall out ‐‐ as the Houston Texans and Atlanta Falcons can attest, coming off a season in which they plummeted out of the ranks of the playoff elite and into the cellar. The fact is, it's a good bet that at least one ‐‐ if not more ‐‐ of the teams currently viewed as likely contenders will have a disappointing year. The tricky part is figuring out who…" READ MORE…

Will Kansas City regress in 2014?

By Joe Kaiser

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"The Kansas City Chiefs were one of the biggest surprises in all the NFL last season, finishing with a 11-5 record in Andy Reid's first season. But will the success be short-lived for the Chiefs? One of our experts thinks so.

On Tuesday, ESPN Insider Gary Horton was asked in a Sports Nation chat which playoff team from last season will have the worst season in 2014, and he didn't mince his words when coming up with an answer…" READ MORE…

Tweet of the Day

Minicamp is going great! Learning a lot and improving with every practice! — Laurent D. Tardif (@LaurentDTardif) June 18, 2014

Around the League Tweets

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