Top 5 Headlines 8/18: Training Camp Report: Defense Dominates the Day

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1. Chiefs training camp report, Aug. 18: Defense dominates the day

By Terez Paylor - Kansas City Star

"Cornerback Marcus Peters continues to stand out on short-to-intermediate routes. He does a nice job reading his keys. He had an interception off cornerback Alex Smith when he jumped a short pass intended for a receiver during the 11-on-11 period. … Inside linebacker James-Michael Johnson grabbed Charcandrick West by the collar and stopped him short of the goal line during a drill. … Defensive end Allen Bailey and outside linebacker Dezman Moses had sacks.

With Josh Mauga out because of injuries, rookie Ramik Wilson got the start next to Derrick Johnson at inside linebacker. … With the team thin at inside linebacker, Frank Zombo got several reps there with James-Michael Johnson on the third team."    READ MORE…

Chiefs Training Camp Gallery 8/17

Back from the first preseason game the Chiefs took to the field to start their final week of training camp in St. Joseph Missouri.

2. Jeremy Maclin: 'This is not our first rodeo'

By Adam Teicher - ESPN

"How does the Chiefs' offense match up against some of the more talented Philadelphia teams you played with?

Jeremy Maclin: It's talented. It's extremely talented. Obviously, starting with Alex [Smith], Jamaal [Charles], you've got Travis [Kelce], who I think is one of the bright tight ends in this league, up and coming. I'm excited to work with him. Obviously, Albert [Wilson] showed flashes last year. He's a guy who is going to come along and help us win. I'm just excited about having an opportunity to help some of the younger guys and shed some of my knowledge of the league and what I've experienced. Obviously, having [Jason] Avant here is something I really, really enjoy. I spent five years with him. If we can get it all together and get it on the right page, I think we will be pretty darn good."    READ MORE…

3. Chiefs' offensive line shakeup continues after Eric Fisher suffers ankle sprain

By Terez Paylor - Kansas City Star

"The Chiefs' shakeup along the offensive line continued Monday, and while some of it had to do with coach Andy Reid's desire to mix and match players in hopes of finding the best group, some of it had to do with injuries.

For instance, while the Chiefs opened practice with a new look at right guard — Laurent Duvernay-Tardif worked with the first team in place of the starter in Saturday's preseason opener against Arizona, Zach Fulton — the look of the line quickly changed even more midway through practice when left tackle Eric Fisher suffered a left ankle injury.

During the team's nine-on-seven portion of practice, Fisher limped to the sideline, was treated in the trainers tent and was later taken up the hill leading back to the locker room on a cart."    READ MORE…

4. Chiefs' Laurent Duvernay-Tardif manages balance between football, med school

By Adam Teicher - ESPN

"The balance between being a pro football player and a medical student can't be easy to manage, as Laurent Duvernay-Tardif has learned since being drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs last year. There aren't enough hours in the day during those times he's dragged into both worlds at once.

Duvernay-Tardif has balanced things well enough, though. He remains on track to be an M.D. at this time next year.

Proof arrived in his football world Monday when the Chiefs, in their search for the right combination of players for their offensive line, put Duvernay-Tardif in the starting lineup at right guard."    READ MORE…

5. Delivery under pressure one reason Chiefs like Chase Daniel

By Adam Teicher - ESPN

"Andy Reid was not just impressed by the play of backup quarterback Chase Daniel in the Kansas City Chiefs' 34-19 preseason victory over the Arizona Cardinals. Daniel was 17-of-21 for 189 yards and three touchdowns, each to a different wide receiver.

Reid was even more excited by how Daniel did it. Daniel often stood in and waited to make a throw while under heavy pressure and was still able to deliver a play.

"That's what separates you a little bit," Reid said. "That's quite a deal.""    READ MORE…

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