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Top 5 Headlines 8/1: Derrick Johnson Ready to Prove He's Fully Recovered

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1. Chiefs' Derrick Johnson ready to prove he's fully recovered

By Max Dible - Kansas City Star

"Johnson, 6 feet 3 and 242 pounds, reported to training camp Friday with a flat screen in tow as well as some extra bedding to soften the rigid, unforgiving bunks in the Scanlon Hall dorm rooms at Missouri Western College.

"It feels great (to be back)," Johnson said. "Your body is your moneymaker, so whenever you can have that back, be back with the guys, that's the exciting part.

"Football is not perfect, regardless. But to be out of it like I was last year and to actually have this training camp to get back to form before that first game, it's going to be big for me.""    READ MORE…

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2. Country star Kenny Chesney hangs out with Chiefs at training camp

By Keith Robison - Kansas City Star

"Country music singer Kenny Chesney, in town for a show Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium, made a stop Friday in St. Joseph to visit the Chiefs in training camp.

He's not the first country superstar to hang with Kansas City's pro athletes ... it doesn't seem that long ago when Garth Brooks was hanging out with the Royals.

Well it was. Brooks, retired from his country music fame at the time, joined the Royals in 2004 for spring training in Surprise, Arizona"    READ MORE…

3. Chiefs QB Aaron Murray Takes Advantage at Friday's Practice

By BJ Kissel -

"Murray had the opportunity to show coach Andy Reid and company his development during Friday morning's practice as veterans Alex Smith and Chase Daniel were given the day off.

This meant Murray was given all the reps at quarterback, which is something he took advantage of.

"It was awesome," Murray explained, "because probably starting tomorrow, my reps are going to be cut down a lot. Alex [Smith] obviously gets the majority of the time, then Chase [Daniel], and then I'm after that. So to get a day where I was getting all the reps really helps with timing. It helps with confidence, too.

"I have certain routes I haven't thrown a lot, so to be able to rep them out a little bit gives you some confidence going out there and competing the rest of the time.""    READ MORE…

4. Mike DeVito arrives at Chiefs camp in good shape

By Max Dible - Kansas City Star

""(My) conditioning is really good. Really good," DeVito said. "Focused on it again this summer and this offseason and focused on my diet, and I feel great."

DeVito, who is 6 feet 3 and 305 pounds, said his workout regimen remained essentially the same, adding that what helped him to keep his conditioning in check more than anything was the implementation of a strict diet.

"It was more focusing on my nutrition," DeVito said. "What I would do was prep my meals at the beginning of the week so that I could just throw it in the microwave and get going. But I really stuck to (head strength coach) Barry (Rubin's) plan, and I feel good.""    READ MORE…

5. Chiefs safety Eric Berry is cancer-free, but he won't forget those who have it worse

By Sam Mellinger - Kansas City Star

"Before Eric Berry heard the best news of his life, he went to visit some strangers. He knew they had it worse. He thought he could help. Hoped he could, anyway. That was enough.

So the most famous cancer patient in the NFL went to Children's Mercy Hospital to speak with children fighting chronic and life-altering diseases, and their parents.

Berry, the Chiefs' All-Pro safety, and his mother did it in such a low-profile way that some at the hospital who work to set things like this up did not know about the visit until they were contacted for this column."    READ MORE…

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