Top 5 Headlines 8/3: Chiefs Training Camp Report, Defense Bounces Back

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1. Chiefs training camp report, Aug. 2: Defense bounces back

By Terez Paylor - Kansas City Star

"THE DEFENSE After spending the first full‐squad practice with the second team, safety Eric Berry got some work with the first‐string nickel unit, which features Sean Smith and Marcus Peters on the outside at corner and Phillip Gaines on the inside.

Undrafted rookie Justin March got some work at second‐team inside linebacker next to fourth‐round rookie Ramik Wilson, and March drew some "whoos" from the crowd when he jumped a short route over the middle and dove to haul in the interception."    READ MORE…

Chiefs Alumni Visit Training Camp

Kansas City Chiefs alumni players visited training camp, getting a chance to talk with the team and Chiefs Chairman/CEO Clark Hunt.

2. Former Chief Eddie Kennison working with team as a training camp intern

By Terez Paylor - Kansas City Star

"Eddie Kennison, who spent 2001 to 2007 with the Chiefs, has joined the team as a coaching intern during training camp.

Kennison caught 305 passes for 4,908 yards and 25 touchdowns during his tenure with the Chiefs. His best years with the Chiefs came in 2004 and 2005, when he topped 1,000 yards receiving in both season for the only times in his career.

"He's bringing some leadership and experience from playing that position," offensive coordinator Doug Pederson said. "You see him in meetings speak up and talk to those guys. It's great to have veteran guys like that who have played this game at a high level.

"To be as humble as he is and shed some light on some things is great for those guys.""    READ MORE…

3. First full‐contact practice Monday will help Chiefs on both sides of the ball

By Terez Paylor - Kansas City Star

"After seven months of running, lifting and studying, the Chiefs finally will get back to real football Monday.

That's right. The Chiefs, after two full‐squad practices in helmets and shorts, finally will don their pads at Missouri Western State University.

"Yeah, that's the best part about football," outside linebacker Tamba Hali said. "You go out there, and you run into a guy, and you do that about 60 to 70 times a game. That's the best part about the game. I love it, and if you don't like that then this is not the sport for you.""    READ MORE…

4. Carl Peterson at Chiefs training camp for Alumni Day

By Blair Kerkhoff - Kansas City Star

"Alumni Day attracted a variety of former Chiefs and one making his first visit to training camp at Missouri Western — former general manager Carl Peterson.

"I didn't have occasion to come back," Peterson said. "Scott Pioli never invited me. John did."

That would be Pioli, the general manager who succeeded Peterson and didn't connect to the team's past as other regimes did, and John Dorsey. He's the current GM who reached out to Peterson.

"They sent me an invitation, which I appreciated, and I happened to be in town this weekend," Peterson said."    READ MORE…

5. Kenny Chesney, friends draw a record‐breaking crowd to Arrowhead Stadium

By Timothy Finn - Kansas City Star

"Kenny Chesney is familiar with Arrowhead Stadium. Saturday, he visited the home of the Chiefs for the fourth out of the past five summers. It was a typical Chesney show, except for one thing.

Headlining a bill that included country stars Jason Aldean and Brantley Gilbert, Chesney drew a crowd of 57,368, according to officials with the Kansas City Chiefs, breaking the stadium record of 56,132, set by Pink Floyd in June 1994.

The largest concert crowd at Arrowhead may have been the most raucous, too. For more than two hours, Chesney and his band fired one hit after another at the throng that surrounded them, and each time it responded like fans watching their favorite sports team win a playoff game."    READ MORE…

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