The Chiefs who gained the most in OTAs
By Sean Keeler
Excerpt from Fox Sports Kansas City
If Kelce is the great, promising unknown for the Chiefs' offense, Commings is his equivalent on the defensive side of the equation. Whereas the former University of Cincinnati tight end got some traction in the preseason before a knee injury curtailed his 2013, Commings didn't make it through 10 days of training camp before a broken collarbone put the former fifth-round draft pick from Georgia on the sideline for all but two games of his first season.
Metaphorically, Commings is a rookie, at least in terms of practical playing time, and the Chiefs weren't shy about cycling him into high-safety and low-safety positions throughout the past month and change. In helmets and shorts, the ex-Bulldog showed a nose for the ball and an ability to close on a receiver or ballcarrier quickly. READ MORE…
Rookie review: LB Dee Ford
By Adam Teicher
Excerpt from ESPN.com
Today we're starting a series looking at the six 2014 draft picks of the Kansas City Chiefs. We'll look at how they fared in offseason practice and what the Chiefs can reasonably expect from them as rookies.
Offseason: The Chiefs were quietly encouraged with what they saw in Ford. He showed that quick first step that many of the great pass-rushers have. He also showed the ability to fight off blocks with his upper body while continuing to make progress toward the quarterback. Though one of the starters at his position, Justin Houston, stayed away from offseason practice, Ford didn't get a lot of snaps with the starting base defense. Houston was instead replaced by veteran Frank Zombo. But Ford was a regular in passing situations. READ MORE…
Chiefs blockers turned to LeCharles Bentley this offseason
By Darin Gantt
Excerpt from NBCSports.com
Much more will be expected from Chiefs offensive linemen Jeff Allen and Donald Stephenson this season.
So they went to prepare with the guy who was indirectly responsible for some of the pressure. READ MORE…