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Chiefs training camp report, July 27: Frankie Hammond has a big day

By Terez A. Paylor

Excerpt from The Kansas City Star

"The highlights from Sunday's day in Chiefs camp in St. Joseph, along with an injury report and Monday's schedule.

Running back De'Anthony Thomas showed quickness and vision on a few outside runs. He also caught a number of short passes and looked dangerous running after the catch. It looks like they will try to get him the ball in space ... Frankie Hammond caught a drag route and ran for a big gain ... Receiver Weston Dressler made a nice caught on a low pass over the middle. He managed to avoid a shot from linebacker Derrick Johnson, who was lurking nearby ... Hammond made the play of the day when he caught a deep pass on what appeared to be a dig route, then reversed his field and left several defenders in his wake for a touchdown ... Quarterback Tyler Bray threw a bad interception directly to linebacker Dezman Moses, but redeemed himself on the very next play by placing a gorgeous ball deep down the right sideline for receiver Darryl Surgent, who made the catch with cornerback Kevin Rutland in single coverage. Bray also displayed some zip on a nice out route to tight end Richard Gordon near the sideline ... Avery made a nice leaping catch in traffic from Smith ... Hammond also caught a few more passes during team drills and had a big day, overall ... rookie Zach Fulton got a bunch of looks at first‐team right guard but also served as the No. 2 center with Eric Kush nursing an injury…" READ MORE…

Photos from 7/27 Training Camp Practice


The team working hard on Sunday at training camp.


Tight end Demetrius Harris confident he can catch on with the Chiefs

By Tod Palmer

Excerpt from The Kansas City Star

"Sean McGrath's retirement probably means Demetrius Harris will land a spot on the Chiefs' 53‐man roster for the season opener Sept. 7 against Tennessee at Arrowhead Stadium.

Harris — a raw but intriguing 6‐foot‐7 prospect, who played basketball in college — might have beat out McGrath anyway…" READ MORE…

Benching of Sean Smith makes little sense

By Adam Teicher

Excerpt from

"ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Four days into training camp, there's been no change of status for the Kansas City Chiefs' most accomplished cornerback. Sean Smith is still running with the second team behind starters Marcus Cooper and Ron Parker.

This isn't what the Chiefs envisioned last year when they signed Smith as a free agent from the Miami Dolphins. It can't be what they envisioned last month when they released Brandon Flowers, a cornerback even more accomplished than Smith…" READ MORE…

Chiefs need to hang on to QB Tyler Bray

By Adam Teicher

Excerpt from

"ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Even if starter Alex Smith was signed for the long term, it would be bad business for the Kansas City Chiefs to relinquish their hold on a promising young quarterback. Given that Smith is signed for only one more season, that strategy would border on lunacy.

With that established, the Chiefs need to hold on to quarterback Tyler Bray for at least one more season. Bray has more natural throwing ability than any of the Chiefs' other quarterbacks, Smith included, and he's been showing it since Kansas City started training camp…" READ MORE…

Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson's play is worth a thousand tackles

By Randy Covitz

Excerpt from The Kansas City Star

"It was opening day 2005 when Chiefs rookie linebacker Derrick Johnson crashed into Hall of Fame‐bound running back Curtis Martin and stopped him for a 1‐yard gain.

That was 981 tackles ago…" READ MORE…

Tweet of the Day

Enjoy photos from today's #ChiefsCamp practice. GALLERY: — Kansas City Chiefs (@KCChiefs) July 27, 2014

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